DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS

Connie “C.A.” Allison ’77

April 21, 2017; Kings Mountain.

Jonathan Britt Amos ’06

Oct. 16, 2016; Asheville.

Floyd E. Bateman MAEd ’77 

Jan. 4, 2017; Asheville.

Ann R. Beatty MAEd ’81 

Oct. 17, 2016; Catawba.

Charles B. Beaver Jr. ’90 

Dec. 10, 2016; Concord.

Louis Marshall Black Sr. ’63

Jan. 5, 2017; Gerton.

Arlene D. Benfield ME ’07 

Dec. 10, 2016; Morganton.

William C. Bennett ’53

Oct. 20, 2016; Mars Hill.

Barbara C. Bolden ’61 MA ’67 

Dec. 29, 2016; Canton.

Rupert W. Bowen ’61 MAEd ’63 

Oct. 15, 2016; Winston Salem.

Zane “Jack” E. Bowman ’82

Feb. 19, 2017; Cherokee.

Mabel M. Brandon ’48

March 12, 2017; Winston-Salem.

Sammy H. Brant MAEd ’69 

Feb. 21, 2017; Goose Creek, South Carolina.

Richard A. Braunhardt ’89

Nov. 27, 2016; Fort Pierce, Florida.

Tommy G. Brooks Jr. ’62

Jan. 2, 2017; Atlanta, Georgia.

Paula A. Brown ’67

Oct. 19, 2016; Concord.

Ida M. Bryson ’47

Feb. 22, 2017; Cullowhee.

Jenneane B. Buchanan ’53

Jan. 9, 2017; Charlotte.

Thomas L. Buckner ’96

March 29, 2017; Raleigh.

Sara J. Bumgardner ’45

Feb. 20, 2017; Clover, South Carolina.

Roger D. Burnett MAEd ’70  

Jan. 2, 2017; Honea Path, South Carolina.

Diane B. Burton ’78

Jan. 7, 2017; Salisbury.

Wynona A. Butner ’46

Feb. 23, 2017; Winston-Salem.

Randy T. Byerly ’80

Nov. 13, 2016; Lexington.

Helen Josephine Cable ’53 MAEd ’55 

Jan. 31, 2017; Asheville.

Karen H. Campbell ’61 MAEd ’77 

Nov. 25, 2016; Salem, South Carolina.

Kimberly D. Carnes ’04

March 11, 2017; Franklin.

Ray D. Carpenter ’62

Nov. 15, 2016; Robbinsville.

John A. Cheeks ’63

May 13, 2017; Huntersville.

Maurice A. Clark ’69

March 13, 2017; Candler.

Betty J. Congdon MAEd ’64 

April 4, 2017; Clarkesville, Georgia.

Jeffrey V. Connelly ’87

Dec. 29, 2016; Marion.

Priscilla B. Cooper ’62

March 20, 2017; Cherokee.

Lura R. Cormier ’84

Nov. 5, 2016; Fort Collins, Colorado.

Fred H. Cothern ’66

Jan. 19, 2017; Greensboro.

William “Billy” J. Crawford ’84

Feb. 28, 2017; Concord.

Brainard L. Cummins ’74

March 17, 2017; Sylva.

Alice Dalton ’99 

(formerly Alan C. Sneed ’99)

Feb. 15, 2017; Black Mountain.

Paul W. Davis MAEd ’62 

April 1, 2017; Ellijay, Georgia.

Dennis D. Ensley ’58

Feb. 7, 2017; Sylva.

Joyce Hicks Folk MAEd ’70 

Oct. 20, 2016; Bamberg, South Carolina.

Juanita “Neet” Williams Fornoff ’38

Jan. 20, 2017; Parkville/Towson, Maryland.

Paul J. Foster ’65

Jan. 18, 2017; Leicester.

Don A. Fowler MAEd ’78 

April 26, 2017; Alexander.

Thomas C. Franklin ’74

May 16, 2017; Greenwood,
South Carolina.

John L. Garland Jr. ’84

Feb. 26, 2017; Robbinsville.

Deborah N. Ginn ’73

March 12, 2017; Sylva.

Linda C. Griffin MA ’71 

March 24, 2017; Pomaria,
South Carolina.

Fred L. Hardin ’67

April 18, 2017; Warner Robins, Georgia.

Charles D. Harkins ’59

Oct. 19, 2016; Asheville.

Deborah G. Harris ’92

April 5, 2017; Sylva.

James F. Harris ’57

Dec. 1, 2016; Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jean C. Heffner MAEd ’52 

Nov. 16, 2016; Bryson City.

Claudia D. Helms ’76

May 8, 2017; Mebane.

Edwin C. Hendrix ’62 MA ’64 

Nov. 22, 2016; Murphy.

Patsy J. Hendrix ’63 MA ’65 

Dec. 8, 2016; Murphy.

Thomas N. Higdon ’61

April 25, 2017; Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Sheila W. Hinkle ’74

Nov. 29, 2016; Hendersonville.

Michael W. Houpe ’69

Oct. 21, 2016; Saint Augustine, Florida.

Dorothy Jane “Dee” Howald MAEd ’87 

Dec. 20, 2016; Weaverville.

Patricia R. Igleheart ’73

Feb. 7, 2017; Atlanta, Georgia.

Earl M. Irby ’40  

Oct. 14, 2016; Clute, Texas.

Benjamin F. Jackson ’55

March 18, 2017; Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hope Edwards Johnson ’44

March 16, 2017; Weaverville.

James W. Jones ’74

Nov. 9, 2016; Evans, Georgia.

James Robert Kane ’67

March 26, 2017; South Chatham, Massachusetts.

Daniel E. King MAEd. ’80 

Feb. 22, 2017; Forest City.

Martha S. Lanning ’97

Dec. 7, 2016; Hendersonville.

Jerry Liner Jr. ’52

May 9, 2017; Dahlonega, Georgia.

Ed L. Little ’68

April 13, 2017; Raleigh.

Vernon W. Loyd ’65

April 18, 2017; Asheville.

Clayton C. Love Jr. ’74

May 1, 2017; Isle of Palms,
South Carolina.

James D. Lunsford ’01

May 4, 2017; Clyde.

Keith G. Martin ’83

April 9, 2017; Raleigh.

Pamela W. Martin ’77

Feb. 10, 2017; Belmont.

Franklin D. “Danny” McClure ’60

April 2, 2017; Lexington.

Jeremy Lee McClure ’02

Oct. 29, 2016; Marble.

Edward E. McGinnis ’71 MAEd ’76 

Jan. 27, 2017; Black Mountain.

Thomas M. Misenheimer ’70

March 17, 2017; Oakboro.

Mason P. Moore ’98

May 16, 2017; Summerton, South Carolina.

Roger D. Moore ’93

Nov. 3, 2016; Waynesville.

Sue A. Morgan MBA ’80 

March 1, 2017; Waynesville.

John E. Murdock Jr. ’68 

April 13, 2017; Hendersonville.

Michael C. Murphy ’13

April 29, 2017; Mars Hill.

Miriam Kay “Murray” Nixon ’80

Oct. 27, 2016; Mount Holly.

Alice L. Norment ’67

Jan. 27, 2017; Marshall.

Robert D. Ott ’05

Feb. 2, 2017; Charlotte.

Donald Overman ’84

Dec. 8, 2016; Burlington.

Joseph M. Parker MAEd ’91 

Jan. 19, 2017; Brevard.

Sheila F. Patten ’86

Jan. 13, 2017; Stow, Ohio.

Gloria G. Polo MAEd ’70 

Jan. 28, 2017; Tampa, Florida.

Kathryn S. Potts ’74

April 5, 2017; Highlands.

Howard S. Rahn ’70

Jan. 31, 2017; Leicester.

Carl B. Ramsey EdS ’72 

Jan. 29, 2017; Manning, South Carolina.

Robert P. Reavis III ’68 

Dec. 3, 2016; McLeansville.

Kaitlyn S. Reddy ’16

Nov. 22, 2016; Hendersonville.

William L. Reece ’15

Feb. 6, 2017; Fayetteville.

Brian David Riggs ’80

Dec. 16, 2016; Fairview.

Marylyn J. Rogers ’57

Jan. 30, 2017; Hayesville.

James D. Ruff ’62 MAEd ’84 EdS ’88 

April 12, 2017; Clyde.

David J. Sachs ’70

Oct. 10, 2016; Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Dean A. Schofield MAEd ’01 

March 17, 2016; Boone.

Andrew A. Scotchie Jr. MBA ’78 

Jan. 1, 2017; Asheville.

Talley Mack Sharpe MAEd ’69 

Dec. 27, 2016; Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

James L. Simpson ’60

April 4, 2017; Meridian, Mississippi.

Edward B. Singleton ’52 MAEd ’62

Feb. 9, 2017; Clayton, Georgia.

Betty L. Smathers ’78 MA ’94 

Nov. 17, 2016; Candler.

Janice R. Smith MS ’82 

Feb. 6, 2017; Lenoir.

William T. Smith ’65

Feb. 1, 2017; Wake Forest.

Patricia R. Spain ’80

Jan. 27, 2017; Hickory.

Frank R. Stankunas ’64

Dec. 18, 2016; Lake Worth, Florida.

Constance C. Strong ’72

Oct. 10, 2016; Evans, Georgia.

Nancy S. Stroud MAEd ’84 

May 1, 2017; Rutherfordton.

Steven T. Sutton ’79

May 13, 2017; Waynesville.

Kina B. Swayney ’86

March 4, 2017; Cherokee.

Clara H. Talley ’60 MA ’63 

Nov. 6, 2016; Matthews.

Kimberly W. Tipton ’84 MAEd ’88 

Feb. 14, 2017; Mills River.

David E. Turnipseed ’68

Jan. 8, 2017; Moore, South Carolina.

Everett D. Vaught ’60

Feb. 26, 2017; Lizella, Georgia.

Margaret L. Walker MAEd ’56 

March 24, 2017; Four Oaks.

Jack R. Wallace ’83

Nov. 27, 2016; Birmingham, Alabama.

Steven D. Wallin ’50 MAEd ’56 

March 22, 2017; Cornelius.

Thomas E. Weatherman Jr. ’82

April 4, 2017; Oologah, Oklahoma.

Richard “Dick” M. White ’51 MAEd ’75 

Jan. 31, 2017; Asheville.

Charles K. Wike Sr. ’49 

April 28, 2017; Waynesville.

Don C. Williams ’64 MAEd ’71 EdS ’74

Dec. 3, 2016; Macon, Georgia.

Thomas W. Williams ’57

Feb. 18, 2016; Hendersonville.

Myrtha R. Wilson ’58

Feb. 19, 2017; Sylva.

Richard E. Woollen ’69 

March 6, 2017; Maggie Valley.

Louie A. Zimmerman ’49 MAEd ’56 

May 13, 2017; Marshall.

UNIVERSITY DEATHS

Thomas A. Blakley, retired dining services staff member, Oct. 25, 2016; Sylva.

Kelly Deitz Cochran, health services staff member, Dec. 13, 2016; Sylva.

Barbara A. Cosper, retired faculty member, College of Health and Human Sciences, May 10, 2017; Cullowhee.

Lorraine G. Crittenden ’69 MAEd ’73, retired English department faculty member, Feb. 9, 2017; Cullowhee.

Max Clyde Davis, retired facilities management staff member, Oct. 13, 2016; Bryson City.

William Douglas Davis ’49, retired dean of men and assistant vice chancellor of student development, chair of Mountain Heritage Day, April 14, 2017; Cullowhee.

Frederick W. “Rick” Harrison, retired faculty member and head of the biology department, Dec. 29, 2016; Saint Helena Island, South Carolina.

Jack M. Hennessee Jr., friend, benefactor and former member of the Board of Trustees, March 15, 2017; Cullowhee.

Annie M. Hollifield, former staff member, Dec. 15, 2016; Asheboro.

James “Jim” H. Horton, retired faculty member and former head of the biology department, May 5, 2017; Cullowhee.

Robert N. Jakes, retired staff member, Nov. 25, 2016; Clyde.

Tyree H. Kiser ’51 MAEd ’53, retired director of admissions, Dec. 22, 2016; Cullowhee.

Melvin R. Laird, friend and benefactor, Nov. 16, 2016; Fort Myers, Florida.

James Ronald Marshall, retired mathematics and computer science faculty member, Dec. 17, 2016; Cullowhee.

Patsy F. Mathis ’88, former staff member, residential living, March 10, 2017; Sylva.

Edward V. Morse, associate professor of social work, Oct. 27, 2016; Cashiers.

Veronica L. Nicholas MPA ’94, friend of WCU and wife of James Carl Nicholas, retired faculty member and head of the English department, Nov. 29, 2016; Sylva.

Harry “Hal” L. Salisbury, former faculty member, director of counseling and director of continuing education, May 21, 2017; Charleston, South Carolina.

Otto Spilker, retired faculty member, health, physical education and recreation, May 5, 2017; Cullowhee.

Lewis F. Sutton, retired faculty member and head of the world languages department, Dec. 1, 2016; Indian Land, South Carolina.

E.J. “Little EJ” Whitmire, friend, benefactor and son of E.J. Whitmire, former member of the Board of Trustees, April 1, 2017; Franklin.

Alfred “Al” Wiggins, retired faculty member, School of Stage and Screen, Feb. 22, 2017; Jeffersonville, Indiana.

James E. Winstead, former dining services staff member, Nov. 14, 2016; Franklin.