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Class of 1930s
Margaret McAuley Preckel ’37
of West Lafayette, Ind., died Sunday, June 30, 2013. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in organic chemistry and was briefly employed by Hercules, Inc. She taught at Frostburg State University for 24 years, retiring in 1989 as professor of chemistry. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph F. Preckel. She is survived by three daughters, Ruth VanLaningham of Pittsburgh, Penn., Norma Gerard of Boston, Mass., and Jean Preckel of Morgantown, W.Va.; a son, Paul Preckel, of West Lafayette; a brother; a sister; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Imogene Neal Rowley ’37
died June 10, 2013, in Danville, Ky.
At FSC, she was valedictorian of her class.
She received her master’s degree from the University of Florida and was an educator for 44 years. She was supervisor of Polk County Elementary Schools and principal of Webster Avenue and Carlton Palmore elementary schools in Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe C. Rowley, and two brothers. She is survived by a sister, Rose Neal Edmiston of Danville, Ky.; two stepsisters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Della Louise Green Daniels ’39
died Sept. 5, 2013, in Bradenton. She was a schoolteacher, the majority of her career spent with the Hillsborough County School District. She is survived by her husband, Edward J. Daniels, Jr.; a niece, Elizabeth D. Schultz; and a great-niece.
Class of 1940s
Theodora Viola “Pat” Wood Edwards Safford ’40
of Lakeland died July 23, 2013. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and the only female member of the debating team. She was active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tillis Edwards; her second husband, Robert Safford; a son, Arthur Edwards; and two stepdaughters. She is survived by two sons, Michael Edwards of Bradenton and David Edwards of Lakeland; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Donald C. Adams ’41
of Bartow died Nov. 19, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He ran Ideal Dairy in Bartow for many years and later was employed as a chemist with U.S. Steel Phosphate. After retirement, he was a cattleman in the family business. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and two sons, Bill and Tom Adams. He is survived by his grandson, Donald W. Adams; and four great-grandchildren.
Helen Davison Sanders ’41
died May 16, 2013, in Lake Placid, Fla. She was a retired schoolteacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sanders, Sr., and her daughter, Sara Moore. She is survived by her son, Jack Sanders II, of Lake Placid; six grandchildren, including Jack Sanders III ’07; and five great-grandchildren.
Valda Lee Guess ’42
of Lakeland died June 4, 2013. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. She was active in numerous civic and charitable causes. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Fred Guess. She is survived by three children, Grace Guess, Freddie Guess, and Sylvia Guess; and a grandson.
Martha Jo Luckie Snell ’45
died Aug. 29, 2013, in Auburndale. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Sorority. She was the organist and pianist at the Homeland Methodist Church for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Snell. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Snell and Steve Snell; a daughter, Susan Walker; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Andrew E. “Van” Cason, Jr., ’46
died Nov. 4, 2013, in Jacksonville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for CSX Railroad until his retirement. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Cason. He is survived by his wife, Connie; three grandchildren; and a niece.
Alma Gloria Reynolds Tart ’46
of Clinton, N.C., died Sept. 24, 2013. She is survived by three sons, Charles Douglas Tart, Jr., of Lakeland, Thomas Hollingsworth Tart of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Whitfield Reynolds Tart of Clinton; two daughters, Jo-Anne Findt of Elizabethtown, N.C., and Gloria Patricia Wheat of Beaufort, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Sabrina Brown Hall ’48
of Lakeland died Nov. 3, 2013. She was a teacher at Kathleen and Padgett Elementary schools in Lakeland. In her early career, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in the Green Pond community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Kenneth Hall. She is survived by a son, Larry Hall of Vero Beach; a brother; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Leon C. Mills ’48
of Auburndale died April 25, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He worked for the Polk County School System for 36 years as a high school teacher and then as the first principal at Caldwell Elementary School in Auburndale. Mr. Mills also worked for Publix for 10 years after his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mills of Auburndale; a daughter, Linda Mills Murphy of Ocala; a son, Jim Mills of Arab, Ala.; a stepson, Michael Sanders of Norfolk, Va.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Barbara Jeanette Mosley Mitchell ’48
of Lakeland died Nov. 6, 2013. She held several positions in her career, including director of the Baptist Children’s Home in Lakeland, social worker for the Florida Department of Children and Families, running a family counseling practice, and occasionally teaching public school. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Thomas G. Mitchell. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jeanne Mitchell Driscoll; two sons, Thomas Glenn Bosley-Mitchell, and James Arthur Mitchell; a brother and a sister; and 13 grandchildren.
Bette Morgan Pech ’49
of Fort Lauderdale died Nov. 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Pech ’50. She is survived by three daughters, Heidi Ross of Queenstown, New Zealand, Gretchen Pech of Palm City, and Ursula Pech of Plantation; four grandchildren; and a nephew.
Stephen Voss ’49
died July 8, 2013, in Boca Raton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II as a medic at Normandy—for which he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government—and at Okinawa. He was a teacher and principal in Florida public schools and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida. He joined the faculty of Florida Atlantic University, from which he retired as professor emeritus of elementary education. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Gay Sherman Voss; six children, Stephen Voss II of Boca Raton, Carol Johnson of Needham, Mass., Jimmie Enderle of Bushnell, Kathleen Woolrich of Orlando, Angie West of Stuart, and Frances Dean of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Class of 1950s
Hugh Bill Callahan ’50
of Lakeland died May 24, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He owned and operated Imperial Studios, an interior design business. He is survived by a son, Les Callahan.
Dr. Victor Rodney “Vic” Durrance ’50
of Gainesville, Texas, died April 18, 2013. He was a veteran, serving in World War II. He was professor emeritus of reading and bilingual education at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Paul J. Gustat ’50
of Sebring died Oct. 17, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He was director of the Sebring High School Band, taking over that position from his father. He is survived by his wife, Merrilou; three sons, John of Roaming Shores, Ohio, Stephen of Corozal, Belize, and David of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Leslye, of Toluca Lake, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Faye Morris Kirkland ’50
of Auburndale died April 30, 2013. She was a social worker for the state of Florida and also for the Florida Baptist Children's Home. She was preceded in death by her husband B.J. Kirkland, and a brother. She is survived by a son, William Scott Kirkland of Auburndale; two daughters, Kay Hellwig of Lilburn, Ga., and Terri Reynolds of Loganville, Ga.; a brother; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Dr. C. Victor Romano ’51
of New Smyrna Beach died April 22, 2013. He served in the Merchant Marine in World War II. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and returned to active duty in 1974, retiring at the rank of captain. He graduated from medical school at Loyola University in Chicago and attended the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland. He practiced medicine in Yonkers, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte. He is survived by a daughter, Catherine; two sons, Carl and Christopher; six grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.
Geraldine Koestner Kruger ’52
of Stuart died Oct. 28, 2013. She was a physical education teacher and later owned a greenhouse and co-owned a plant store. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl J. Krueger, Jr., and a sister. She is survived by a daughter, Anne Krueger Stimmell; two sons, Karl J. Krueger III and William W. Krueger; a brother; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Garry E. Lent ’53
of Fort Montgomery, N.Y., died Sept. 27, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was personnel manager for Tarkett, Inc., for 32 years. He also served Highlands, N.Y., as Town Justice for 22 years and Town Supervisor for two years and was vice-chairman of the Highlands Planning Board. He is survived by his wife, Doris B. Lent; a son, Todd Lent of Kinnelon, N.J.; a daughter, Laura Lent of Carlisle, Pa.; two granddaughters; a brother, and a sister.
Charles E. Clark ’54
of Orlando died Oct. 16, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a sales representative for General Electric. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Cay Clark, and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Ruby; a daughter, Melinda; and a son, Douglas.
Edward H. “Ted” Conway ’54
of Fort Lauderdale died Oct. 16, 2013. He worked for his family’s business and had a brokerage career. He also started a fundraising organization dedicated to marine science. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Weber. He is survived by his children, Leslie Diggins, Tedi Conway, Beth Dobbs, Sean Conway, and Evita Conway; a step-daughter; a sister; and four grandchildren.
Lillie A. Collins ‘54
died June 27, 2013, in Rockledge, Fla. A longtime resident of Fort Meade, she was an elementary school teacher with the Polk County School Board for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Glenn J. Collins, Sr., and a son, Glenn J. Collins, Jr. She is survived by a son, Solon Collins of Rockledge; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Norma Barwick Harrell ’54
of Lakeland died Sept. 21, 2013. At FSC, she played on the women’s golf and tennis teams. She taught physical education at Lakeland Junior High School. She was a member of the FSC Sixth Man Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Harrell, Sr. She is survived by two sons, Jack Harrell, Jr., of Lakeland, and Fred Harrell of San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Susie Wilson of Lakeland and Mary Lu Strawbridge of Ocala; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother; and three nieces.
Jerry Scott Greenfield ’55
of Oldsmar died Oct. 17, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He taught secondary school science in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties until his retirement in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; a daughter, Jennifer; and a stepson, Gene.
Doris Hollis Everett ’56
of Frostproof died Jan. 10, 2013. She was a veteran the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. She was a school teacher in Highlands County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Everett, Sr. She is survived by a daughter, Marisue Sebastian of Lake Wales; a son, Eugene Everett, Jr., of Frostproof; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Frederick V. Gebhard ’57
of Cape Coral, Fla., died June 18, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He taught at Auburndale Junior High School and at North Fort Myers High School. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Cape Coral; a son, Fred, of Lakeland; a daughter, Susan Jaeger of Hutchinson Island, Fla.; three stepchildren, two grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.
James Georg ’57
died Sept. 6, 2007 in Lakeland.
James Lee Kaman ’57
died July 9, 2013, in New Hartford, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He taught art at Kingston and J. Watson Bailey, Jr., high schools in Kingston, N.Y., the latter for 25 years until his retirement. He was also a painter and commercial artist. He was preceded in death by a brother. He is survived by his wife, Pamela C. Kaman; and three daughters, Ruth Lehman of Albany, N.Y., Elizabeth Worth of New Hartford, and Jennifer Macarille of Bloomington, N.Y.
Donald E. Brennan ’58
of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., died on Aug. 26, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of the Mocs baseball team. He had a long career in advertising and co-founded an advertising agency in New York. He is survived by his wife, Donna; five daughters, Peggy, Karen, MaryJane, Terri, and Anne; and six grandchildren.
Lawrence Austin “Larry” Drake ’58
of Moultrie, Ga., died Nov. 6, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was director of Christian education in Methodist churches in Florida and Georgia and served as a Senior Correctional Counselor at Lee Correctional Institution in Leesburg, Ga. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Drake. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Davis Drake of Moultrie; a niece, and two nephews.
Byron L. Kennedy, Jr., ’58
of St. Petersburg died Oct. 1, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned an educational business, Scholastic Services. He is survived by four sons, Byron III, Brad, Blake, and Brett; and 10 grandchildren.
Andrew Charles “Andy” Scaturro ’58
of Acworth, Ga., died on April 22, 2013. At FSC, he was a Theta Chi. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army, serving with the 11th
Airborne Division from 1950 to 1953 and the 1st
Special Forces Group Airborne from 1964 to 1967. He received a law degree from John Marshall University and worked for many years for Life of Georgia Insurance Co. He is survived by three sons, Jeff Scaturro, Andrew Scaturro, and Michael Scaturro; two daughters, Barbara Linder and Jodi Scaturro; a sister; and 11 grandchildren.
Curtis L. Adkins ’59
died June 14, 2013, in Palm Harbor.
Barbara E. Ferris ’59
of Clearwater died Nov. 17, 2012.
William Clayton Harmon ’59
died May 2, 2013, in Hendersonville, N.C. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. With his brother, Robert, he ran the family business, Harmon Brothers Citrus, Inc. He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Gurley of Bradenton; two nieces, Jane Bourkard and Kay Harmon; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Charles Barclay “Whit” Whitmore ’59
of Seffner died Oct. 19, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a branch manager of Fruehauf Trailer Sales. He later founded Oil Purification Systems, Inc. He was preceded in death by his sons, Barclay Sherrill Whitmore and Charles Barclay Whitmore. He is survived by his former wife, Donna King; a granddaughter, Kimberly Whitmore Haydt; and a great-grandson, Braeden Haydt of Charlotte, NC.
Class of 1960s
Edward S. MacKenzie III ’60
of Brooksville died July 13, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He owned a citrus business and was a recipient of the FSC Citrus Alumni of the Year award. He served on the board of directors of the Florida Citrus Mutual Board and was past president of the Brooksville Citrus Growers Association. He is survived by his wife, Catherine E. Cowie-MacKenzie; two sons, Edward S. MacKenzie IV of Brooksville, and Richard MacKenzie of Orlando; three daughters, Pamela L. Wilkison of Yankeetown, and Virginia Lee Daniels and Carla M. Cornell, both of Brooksville; a sister, Virginia Vidal of Jacksonville; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Maj. Thomas D. McCutcheon ’60
of Lakeland died April 25, 2013. Prior to his enrollment at FSC, he served in the U.S. Navy. He spent his career in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He is survived by two sisters, Grace M. Sykes of Lakeland and Bonnie Maye Josephs of New Jersey; seven nephews; and a niece. A niece preceded him in death.
Dennis A. Miller ’60
of Noblesville, Ind., died July 23, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an insurance agent with County Companies. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller of Noblesville, Ind.; a daughter, Renee Cacchillo of Carmel, Ind.; a son, Jason Miller of Geneva, Ind.; a brother; three sisters; and five grandchildren.
Era W. “Bud” Carlsen ’61
of Vero Beach died Sept. 18, 2013. He earned a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He was a coach, teacher, and guidance counselor at schools in Vero Beach, including Vero Beach Junior High, Gifford Middle School, and Rosewood Elementary. He was named Teacher of the Year for Indian River County in 1972 and for Rosewood Elementary in 1994. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill, and a daughter, Hope. He is survived by his wife, Pat; two sons, Dirk and Erik; a granddaughter; a brother; and a sister.
Myrold J. Freer ’62
of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died June 15, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was employed as an accountant by IBM. He is survived by a brother, William, of Highland, N.Y.; a sister, Florence Heilig of Emmaus, Penn.; and several nephews and nieces.
Raymond E. Poitras, Jr., ’63
died May 29, 2013, in Winter Haven.
Melanie Mathis Mucklow ’64
of Arlington, Va., died Sept. 3, 2013. She was an artist and a teacher. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Mucklow; a daughter, Shawn Williams; a son, Eric Mucklow; a sister; and two grandsons.
Jon Dunlap Currier ’65
died May 5, 2013, in Panama City, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. He worked as a travel agent and as a pharmacy technician. He is survived by two brothers, Jay Beveride Currier of Panama City, and Robert Beveride Bean of Chicago; three nephews; and four nieces.
Thelma P. Boatenhammer ’68
died Feb. 7, 2010, in Lakeland. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas. She taught home economics and family and consumer science at Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland.
Alice Fleming Crankshaw ’68
died July 3, 2013, in Salt Lake City. She earned a master’s degree from Rugers University. She was a school teacher for more than 25 years. She is survived by two sons, Erik and Kevin; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Class of 1970s
Thomas K. Greene ’72
of West Oneonta, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2013. He worked for New York Central Mutual Insurance Company. He also was a high school and college basketball official and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Oneonta Board of Women’s Basketball Officials. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Greene; his wife, Laura Greene; two sons, Jason Greene of Seabrook, N.H., and Tim Greene of Oneonta; and two granddaughters.
Steven C. Babbitt ’73
of Longboat Key died Oct. 23, 2013. He worked for the United States government for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl (Sherry) Leighty-Babbitt.
John Quincy Rollins, Jr. ’77
of Pompano Beach died Dec. 15, 2011.
John Neal Shrader ’78
of Lexington, S.C., died April 29, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Fay Shrader; his father, Joseph N. Shrader; a daughter, Kristen Shrader Wilson; a son, Michael A. Shrader; three grandchildren, two brothers; a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jesse L. “J.L.” Stacks ’78
of Raleigh, N.C., died May 17, 2013. At FSC, he played for the Mocs’ men’s tennis team, and he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. He was the head tennis pro at country clubs in several major cities, and he later became a financial advisor with Scott & Stringfellow in Raleigh, retiring as senior vice president. He is survived by his wife, Jean Lancaster Stacks; a daughter, Claudia Elizabeth Stacks; two sons, Parker Wilson Stacks and David Yaroslav Stacks; a brother and a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Class of 1980s
Robert Keith “Bob” Christopher ’80
died Aug. 11, 2013, in Lake City, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Sally Ingledue Christopher; a son, Robert Keith Christopher, Jr.; his mother, Flora Avaline Christopher; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Dr. Rosalie Rebecca “Lee” Robbins ’80
of Port Charlotte died Aug. 1, 2013, while vacationing at her summer cottage in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. She earned her degree in dentistry from Emory University. She joined her father’s dental practice and later established her own practice in Port Charlotte. She is survived by her partner, Jaime Campo; a brother, Harold Thomas “Hal” Robbins II; and two nieces.
Dori Drummond ’81
of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died May 20, 2013. She was a graduate of the Washington University School of Law. She worked in the Poplar Bluff Public Defenders Office. She was preceded in death by her father, James. She is survived by a sister, Lori Drummond-Cherniwchan of Rockford, Ill.; two uncles; an aunt; and seven cousins.
Richard Allen “Rich” Petry, Jr., ’81
of St. Johns died Aug. 23, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Operation Desert Storm, and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a registered nurse for many years at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Sparrow Petry; five children, Christopher Allen Petry, Juliann Marie Grossman, Lauren Elizabeth Petry, Dr. Charles Tyler Ross, and Whitney Grace Ross; a grandson; two sisters; and a brother.
Dennis Ray Scales ’83
of Spring Hill, Tenn., died Sept. 15, 2013. He worked in the food industry for 43 years, most recently in quality control at Country Delite Farms Milk Plant in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Terry Scales; a sister; and two nieces.
Diane Irene Beard ’84
of Cookeville, Tenn., died Nov. 3, 2011. She was a retired registered nurse.
Earnestine Law ’87
of Mulberry died Nov. 10, 2012. She was a teacher in the Polk County School District. She is survived by three sisters, Alice Hunt of Mulberry, Rosetta Murray of Lakeland, and Sarah Smith of Mulberry; and three brothers, Arthur Porter of Lakeland, Robert Lawrence of Mulberry, and John Smith of Lakeland.
Charles Adonis Crawley ’88
died Sept. 7, 2012, in Orlando. He was a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam. He also served 20 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Delorise A. Crawley of Orlando; two sons, Byron Williams of Virginia Beach, Va., and Charles A. Crawley, Jr., of Maitland; a daughter, Andrea C. Thetford of Winter Park; a brother; a sister; three nieces; and two nephews.
Margaret Hazel Mullins ’89
died Oct. 14, 2008, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Class of 1990s
Class of 2000s
Jennifer Leslie Hodes ’15
of Clermont died Nov. 15, 2013. A junior at FSC, she died of complications following surgery.
David E. Adelmeyer
of Auburndale died June 14, 2013. He worked for the Facilities Maintenance Department at FSC. He is survived by four brothers, Bobby Adelmeyer, Donald Adelmeyer, Ronald Adelmeyer, and Randy Adelmeyer; and a sister, Diane Adelmeyer.
Dr. George William Baxter, Jr.
, of Bristol, Tenn., died June 26, 2013. He was assistant dean and registrar at FSC from 1959 to 1966. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was professor of psychology at King College in Bristol from 1969 to 1986. Upon his retirement, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church and served as a pastor in Bristol. He is survived by his wife, Jane Farrar Baxter; a son, George William Baxter III; a daughter, Elizabeth Lynne Smith; and two grandchildren.
Charles L. Long
of Bartow died June 29, 2013. After retiring from CSX with 40 years of service in the railroad industry, he worked as a security officer for FSC for 20 years. Mr. Long was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Long. He is survived by his wife, Sara F. Long of Bartow; two daughters, Lana N. Brown of Tampa, and Debbie Tuck of Winter Haven; a stepdaughter, Betty Coker of Bartow; two sisters; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Price, Jr.
, died Sept. 24, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was chaplain at FSC from 1967 to 1974. He served in the United Methodist Church as a pastor of several churches, all in Florida, and as superintendent of the Miami District in addition to his service as campus chaplain. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kennedy Price; two sons, James C. Price and Andrew T. Price; a daughter, Laura Price Coombs; and five grandchildren.
Eugene L. Roberts ’56
of Lakeland died Dec. 11, 2013. At FSC, he was student body president. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi, and he was a teacher in Key West and Lakeland. He was assistant director of admissions at FSC and at the University of South Florida. He owned and operated Lakeland Business College. He was a past president of the FSC National Alumni Board of Directors and led and belonged to numerous civic and charitable organizations. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith, and two brothers. He is survived by his brother, Harry W. Roberts, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to the Gene and Judi Roberts Scholarship Fund at FSC.
Gary “Speedy” Satterfield ’61
died May 24, 2013, in Cary, N.C. He was an assistant baseball coach for the Moccasins and played minor-league baseball in the Dodgers system. He also was a field agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and held management positions with McLean Trucking Company and Concordia Theological Seminary. He is survived by his wife, Judith Vincenski-Satterfield of New Haven, Ind.; two sons, Christopher Satterfield of Lakeland, and Julius Satterfield of Carlsbad, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea Williams of Orlando; and five grandchildren.
Margie Gilliam Watkins
died July 1, 2013, in Lakeland. She was a nurse with the FSC Student Health Center. She was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Prior to coming to Lakeland, she was nursing director of the State of Kentucky’s tuberculosis hospital and a nurse at the Southwest Tuberculosis Hospital in Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Watkins. She is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. Burton, and a son, Thomas B. Watkins, both of Lakeland; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters.
Friends of FSC
Lois Cowles Harrison
of Lakeland died June 6, 2013. She was a noted philanthropist, and the Cowles Charitable Trust, of which she was an officer, gave a generous donation for the repair of the president’s porch on the Emile E. Watson Administration Building. A son, Kent Harrison, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Homer Hooks; a daughter, Lois E. Harrison of Ridgefield, Conn.; two sons, Mark Harrison of Grove City, Fla., and John Patrick Harrison of Sarasota; a granddaughter; a brother and a sister; and three stepchildren.
Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans
, FSC’s 1971 honorary chancellor, died Jan. 23, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. She was the great-granddaughter of the namesake of Duke University and well-known for her philanthropy and her promotion of education, the arts, and human rights.
A. Ernest “Ernie” Straughn
of Lakeland died Aug. 24, 2013. A partner since 1960 in the firm now known as Straughn Trout Architects, Straughn designed the Sarah D. and L. Kirk McKay Archives Center at FSC. According to an obituary in The Ledger
, it was the building of which he was proudest, in part because of his admiration for Frank Lloyd Wright.
Adelaide Stevens Ware
of Lakeland died Aug. 9, 2013. She and her late husband, the Rev. Dr. Melton Ware, created the Ware Scholarship at Florida Southern. She is survived by her niece, Edwene Stevens McCollum of Forrest City, Ark., and three great-nieces.