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Class of 1930s

Inez Hart Bell ’35 of West Palm Beach died Sept. 18, 2013. She was a teacher and an organist at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Bell. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Bell Gilreath of Tampa; a son, Robert L. Bell of West Palm Beach; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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.

Helen Rackley Higgins ’38 of Lake Wales died Dec. 12, 2014. She was a teacher and owned and operated several businesses, including an independent grocery store and a furniture store. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Browning Ford. She is survived by a daughter, Linda, of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandsons; and a niece.

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.

Eugene H. Lansford ’41 of St. Petersburg died Sept. 18, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He worked for Eastern Airlines for 37 years, retiring in 1983. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by two children, Linda Dallmann of Clearwater and Larry Owen Lansford of Gainesville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mary Parrish Pearce ’41 of Bradenton died Dec. 8, 2014. She was an accountant for her family’s cattle and citrus business. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pearce; and a son, John Pearce II. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth.

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.

Elizabeth “Bette” MacKay Bennett ’42 of Fort Lauderdale died June 2, 2013.

Helen D. Thompson Haddock ’42 of Lakeland died Dec. 26, 2014. She was a teacher and an underwriter for Gulf Life Insurance Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Haddock. She is survived by her brothers, Harold F. Thompson of Plant City, and Edward E. Thompson of Lakeland; and several nieces and nephews.

Irma Zebendon King ’42 of Lakeland died Oct. 11, 2014. She was an educator, teaching home economics at Plant City and English at Punta Gorda. She also was director of Christian education at First United Methodist Church in Plant City and founder of St. John’s Methodist Church Cooperative Kindergarten in Norfolk, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. James P. King, and her son, Dr. James Robin King. She is survived by a daughter, Paula Simpson; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a sister. Memorial gifts may be made to the Roberts Academy Fund at FSC.

Betty Ann Clapp Williams ’42 of Lakeland died Jan. 12, 2015. She was a teacher and adviser in the Polk County School District for more than 40 years. She was preceded death by her husband, Charles Williams; and a brother. She is survived by a son, Keith; a daughter, Dena; a grandson; and two nieces.

Dr. Luther McLeod Beal ’43 of Lakeland died Sept. 12, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Dental Corps in World War II. He was a graduate of the Loyola University School of Dentistry and owned a dental practice in Lakeland for more than 30 years, retiring in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Ropp Beal, a brother, and a sister. He is survived by three daughters, Kathryn B. Law of Tallahassee, Virginia B. Steege of Dallas, Texas, and Margaret B. Garrison of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William M. “Bill” Scruggs, Jr., ’43 of Gainesville died Aug. 1, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a B-17 pilot during World War II. He earned degrees from the University of Florida. He was a teacher of agriculture and industrial arts in several Florida high schools and received several awards, including the Governor’s State Conservation Award and the Valley Forge Freedom Teacher’s Award. He is survived by two daughters, Ann Scruggs of Gainesville and Cynthy Scruggs of Lafayette, Ind.; and two grandsons.

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.

Helen Monson Luce ’45 of Johns Creek, Ga., died Nov. 6, 2014. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Francis Luce ’44, who was chaplain at FSC from 1952 to 1962. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Cabaniss of Johns Creek, and Martha Gravenor of Delmar, Del.; a son, John Luce of Melbourne; two granddaughters; and five 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.

Ernest A. Borgers ’47 died Jan. 24, 2006 in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Charles R. “Bud” Campbell ’47 died Dec. 15, 2014 in Niceville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He also earned a degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and was president of the senior class. He was a band director in Frostproof and Kissimmee and a principal at schools in Durham, N.C., and Brooksville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita. He is survived by a son, Bruce Campbell of Niceville; two grandchildren; and three 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.

Robert E. Jamison ’48 of Otto, N.C., died Oct. 24, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Signal Corps during World War II. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. He taught wood working and mechanical drawing in public school in Winter Haven for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucie Mae Jamison. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Robert E. Jamison II, of Asheville, N.C.; and two granddaughters.

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.

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.

David A. Darlington ’49 of Eustis died Jan. 7, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II. He worked for Cannon Buick in Lakeland and Manheim Auto Auction. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. He is survived by two sons, David Darlington II of Berkeley, Calif., and Richard Darlington of Eustis; and seven grandchildren.

Donald R. June ’49 of Little River, S.C., died Sept. 14, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a retired insurance executive. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances June; and a daughter, Julie June. He is survived by four daughters, Jane Ann June, Joan Viele, Jeanne June-Mayer, and Jan June; a son, Joseph June; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia Nichols Metheny ’49 of Wauchula died Sept. 6, 2013.

Elinor Updike Miller ’49 of San Marino, Calif., died April 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Miller ’49; a daughter, Melissa Walker; a son, Michael Miller; and four grandchildren.

Nona P. Hildebrandt Newbern ’49 of Orlando died Sept. 21, 2013. She was a homemaker. At the time of her death, she was survived by her husband, Byron Newbern; a son, Bob Newbern of Neptune Beach; a daughter, Jan Kurowsky of Orlando; and three grandchildren.

Herbert C. “Bud” Scobie ’49 of Lakeland died May 10, 2011. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Air Corps engineers in North Africa and Italy in World War II. He worked in management positions for Peninsular Telephone, General Telephone and GTE Florida in Lakeland and Tampa. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Jo; a daughter, Maralyn Evans of Ellijay, Ga.; a son, Mike Scobie of Land O’ Lakes; two grandchildren; and a sister.

 

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.

William J. Beiswanger ’50 of Panama City Beach died Sept. 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II. He earned an MBA from New York University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an associate professor of accounting at Chico State University and Louisiana State University and practiced estate and trust law in North Palm Beach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; and a daughter, Jill. He is survived by a son, Jay, of Panama City; a daughter, Jani, of North Palm Beach; five grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

Ledley D. “Pete” McNabb ’50 of Plant City died Sept. 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. He is survived by two sons, Dennis and Charles; two daughters, Sarah and Melanie; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Walter Bruce Yancey, Sr., ’50 of Gainesville died Oct. 17, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He worked in heavy equipment sales for several companies and was partner and president of Golden Triangle Asphalt Paving Company in St. Petersburg. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Furman Yancey ’51; a daughter, Barbara TenBieg; a son, W. Bruce Yancey, Jr.; and three grandchildren.

Mary “Polly” Gregory Zotti ’50 of Winter Haven died July 21, 2014. She was an elementary school teacher for 37 years. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Sokoloskis, Mary Flora, and Esther Marsh; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Stanley T. Hyde ’51 of Wheaton, Ill., died Nov. 5, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and two brothers. He is survived by his children, Anne Lundberg, John Hyde, Ellen Green, Bridget Kaempfer, Susan Goonan, Nancy Cross, and Kelly Hyde; and 18 grandchildren.

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.

Roger Ouillette ’52 of Vero Beach and Jackson, N.J., died Dec. 18, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II. He earned an MBA from Seton Hall University and an M.A. from Kean College. He held positions in senior management at Exxon, Citgo, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and Whaleco. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elise. He is survived by his partner, Lorna Oswald; a niece, Cheryl Newcomb of Riverview; and a great-nephew and two great-nieces.

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.

Larry M. Sutton ’54 of Winter Haven died Dec. 13, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War and receiving three bronze stars. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. He was a founding faculty member of Polk State College and retired as professor of English. He was the co-author of English textbooks and author of a series of children’s books. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margalo Roller Sutton; and his son, Jeff. He is survived by three daughters, Debbie Griffin of Orlando, Hollee Kier of Clearwater, and Jodi Slautterback of Weston; and six grandchildren.

Linton H. “L.H.” Terry, Jr., ’54 of Plant City died Dec. 2, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a stockbroker and sales representative for General Box Company and for the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. He was survived briefly by his wife, Evelyn Fouts Terry ’55 (see obituary below). He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Terry ’77 of Lakeland and Patricia Randall of Port Orange; a son, Linton Terry of Plant City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles M. Terry ’50.

Kathleen McCartney “Kay” Vocelle ’54 died Dec. 18, 2014, in Greenville, S.C. A longtime resident of Vero Beach, she taught elementary school for almost 30 years in the Vero Beach area. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Hon. Buck Vocelle. She is survived by two sons, Buck Vocelle of Vero Beach and Charles Vocelle of Defuniak Springs; two daughters, Kathy Kelley of Tewksbury, Md., and Cindy Baldwin of Taylors, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister.

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.

George R. Baldwin ’55 of Winchester, Va., died Dec. 30, 2014. He was a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also worked as a systems engineer and taught college classes. He earned an MBA from Georgia Southern University. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Baldwin. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Baldwin; a daughter, Cheryl Turpin of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, George D. Baldwin of Carrabelle, and Nelson Baldwin of Winchester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William W. “Bill” Campbell, Jr., ’55 of Charlotte, N.C., died Oct. 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and following his graduation from FSC, he was commissioned as a U.S. Army officer. He served in the Army for 16 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also taught JROTC at Garinger High School in Charlotte. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Boyd Campbell; a son, William W. “Rip” Campbell III of Sylvania, Ga.; two daughters, Julia Campbell Hanley of Lansing, Kan., and Gwendolyn Campbell Rhodes of Huntersville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gerald M. “Jerry” Schackman ’55 of Arlington, Wash., died March, 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Ellie; two sons, Jeff and Todd; a daughter, Nanette; numerous grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

I. Evelyn Fouts Terry ’55 of Plant City died Dec. 7, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and she was a Sweetheart of Lambda Chi Alpha. She was a teacher for 40 years at schools in Lakeland and Hillsborough County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linton H. Terry ’54. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Terry ’77 of Lakeland and Patricia Randall of Port Orange; a son, Linton Terry of Plant City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, George M. Fouts, Sr. ’49.

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.

Beverly Jo Ivey ’56 of Temple Terrace died Oct. 20, 2014. She was a sales manager for Independent Life Insurance. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Herman. She is survived by her son-in-law, Steve Herman of Winter Haven; two grandsons; a great-grandson; a sister; and a brother.

Sarajoan Abbey Kmetyk ’56 of Palm Harbor died Jan. 5, 2014.

Shirley Bassett Kennedy Pearce ’56 of Ormond Beach died Jan. 16, 2015. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was a teacher in schools in the Ormond Beach area. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter. She is survived by her first husband, Truman H. Kennedy, Jr. ’56; two sons, Truman H. “Pat” Kennedy III of Hobe Sound and Charles T. Kennedy of Ormond Beach; a daughter, Virginia Hoffman of St. Augustine; and six grandchildren.

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.

Gerra Blair Gatlin ’57 of Macclenny died Dec. 16, 2014. At FSC, she played basketball and softball and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She earned a master’s degree in health from Union College in Barbourville, Ky. She was a physical education teacher and co-owner of nurseries in Macclenny and Sanderson. She is survived by her husband, J. Ray Gatlin ’57; a daughter, Gina G. Gatlin, and a son, Blair Gatlin, both of Macclenny; a sister; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jenelle Braddy Haines ’57 died Sept. 13, 2014 in Longwood. A longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale, she was an elementary school teacher. She is survived by a daughter, Heidi Haines Handley of Orlando; a son, Brad Haines of Longwood; a grandson; her former husband; and a sister.

Kathleen Kosar Harlin ’57 of Orange, Calif., died Dec. 7, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Harlin ’57; four children; and 13 grandchildren.

Richard W. Robnett ’57 of Senoia, Ga., died June 20, 2013.

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.

Chester P. “Chet” Davis “58 of St. Augustine died Feb. 17, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He earned an MBA from Michigan State University. He worked for Dow Chemical Corp. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Brad; a daughter, Alicia Davis; three stepchildren; and two grandchildren.

David A. Doster ’58 of Zellwood Station died Nov. 8, 2014. He was a career veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Donna Clockadale Doster’57; three daughters, Brenda Smith, Denise Clarke, and Sharon Conley; a son, Steven Doster; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

David Joseph Miles ’58 of Lakeland died Oct. 31, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He worked for Florida Tile, retiring as vice president of sales. He also was a substitute teacher with the Polk County School District. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Shorla; two sons, Stafford and Garret; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Kenneth Lee Rauth ’58 of Lake Wales died Dec. 12, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. He was a county agricultural agent; a professor at Polk State College, where he started its citrus program; and director of the Bureau of Citrus License and Bonding. He was also a landscaper. He is survived by his wife, Mitzi; six children, Kenzi Rauthsmith, Suzzanne Manley, Greg Rauth, Brad Weihrauch, Blake Weihrauch, and Dale Francis; a sister; and numerous grandchildren.

Frank W. Wolf ’58 of Sun City Center died June 30, 2013.

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.

M. Wayne Langford ’59 of Sautee, Ga., died April 30, 2013. He earned Master of Divinity at Emory University and Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia. He held positions that included director of youth ministries for the Florida United Methodist Conference, associate director for psychiatric emergency services at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine, and area director of the Central Fulton Mental Health and Substance Center in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hander Langford; a daughter, Lori Genevieve Langford; and a granddaughter, Sophia Genevieve Langford. At the time of his death, he was survived by wife, Jeretha (Jere) Langford of Sautee; a son, Wayne Langford of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two daughters, Rachel Luna-Victoria of Longmont, Colo., and Leah Carmichael of Athens, Ga.; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

Eva L. Langston ’59 died Dec. 8, 2013 in Hendersonville, N.C.

Lucille E. O’Brien ’59 died May, 18, 2012, in Orlando. She was a retired teacher in the Hillsborough County School District. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. O’Brien. At the time of her death, she was survived by a daughter, Sally Root; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Robert L. Phillips ’59 of Tifton, Ga., died Feb. 27, 2014.

William A. “Bill” Schultz, Jr., ’59 of Lakeland died Sept. 12, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a teacher, coach, counselor, and administrator in Florida public schools for more than 35 years. In 1970, he was named Outstanding Young Educator by the Lakeland JCs. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Doris Schultz; a son, Scott; a daughter, Sharon; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother; and two sisters.

Jackson J. Sells, Jr., ’59 of Atlanta, Ga., died Oct. 11, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. At FSC, he was a founding member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was a manufacturer’s representative with Hager Hinge Company and founder and president of Architectural World Sales, Inc. He served in the Georgia State Senate. He is survived by his wife, Judith Sells; three sons, Ross Walker Stevens, James Stevens, and Simeon W.J. Sells; a daughter, Ann Sells Miller; two grandchildren; and a sister.

William L. “Bill” Sineath, Jr., ’59 of Winter Haven died Aug. 21, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. At FSC, he was a founding member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 32 years, retiring as an area supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Donna Sineath; a son, William Lamar Sineath III ’92; two daughters, Jennifer Sineath Jordan and Laura Sineath Walker; and six grandchildren.

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.

Phillip J. Gillispie ’60 of Fort Meade died Dec. 6, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was retired payroll supervisor for US Agri-Chem, a citrus grower, cattleman, and accountant for the Gillispie family business, Diamond Z Ranch, Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Gillispie; and a brother. He is survived by two daughters; five grandchildren; and a sister.

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.

Marilyn Miller Bone ’61 of Sun City Center died Dec. 23, 2013.

Robert M. “Bob” Jones ’61 of Fort Worth, Texas, died June 30, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Bell Helicopter. He is survived by a brother, Jack Jones of Giddings, Texas; a sister, Gail Howard of Lake Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harry Michael “Mike” Lucas ’61 of Lakeland died Dec. 7, 2014. He worked for Publix for 40 years in retail and corporate capacities. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two sons, John and James; five grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother. Memorial gifts may be made to the Mildred Jenkins Memorial Scholarship fund at Florida Southern College.

Edith J. Phillips ’61 Survivors include a daughter, Carey.

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.

Col. Howard E. “Gene” Cody ’62 of Montgomery, Ala., died Dec. 10, 2014. He was a career officer with the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After his retirement, he was a resources use planner with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dale Howard Henderson. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cody of Montgomery; a daughter, Margaret S. Henderson of Orlando; three sons, William E Cody of Fairhope Ala., Howard E. Cody, Jr., of Wetumpka, Ala., and David S. Cody of Austin, Texas; a sister; two granddaughters; six grandsons; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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.

Richard W. Gardner, Sr., ’64 of Middleburg died May 2, 2013.

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.

Sonia Hunter Seigler ’65 of Melrose died Jan. 15, 2015. She was a teacher in elementary and middle schools in Putnam County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald. She is survived by a brother, Theron Hunter of Keystone Heights; a nephew, Christopher Seigler of Melrose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John S. Wells ’65 of St. Petersburg died May 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Rose Wells; two daughters, Laura Ashley Wells and Kelly Vogelpohl; and a sister.

William S. “Bill” Helton, Jr., ’66 of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Nov. 26, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned a graduate degree from Xavier University. He is survived by three sons, Christopher Helton of Cincinnati, Dr. Deak Helton of New Zealand, and Curry Helton; a daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Helton of Pittsburgh, Penn.; seven grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

Nancy C. Vick ’67 of Kissimmee died July 29, 2014. She was a mathematics teacher with the Polk County School District for 30 years. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra L. Brouillard; a son, Richard Vick, Jr.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother; and a sister.

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.

Henry H. “Hank” Guck ’69 of Lakeland died Dec. 24, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He earned an MBA from Rollins College. He was an engineer with Lockheed-Martin Company in Orlando. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and a granddaughter, Maranda Purvis. He is survived by three sons, Glenn Guck, Owen “Jake” Guck, and George Guck; two daughters, Madeline “Missy” Impagliatelli, and Marin Smith; two sisters; four brothers; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Class of 1970s

The Rev. Wallace B. “Wally” Draper ’70 of Lakeland died Oct. 11, 2014. He earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He was a United Methodist pastor, serving churches in Florida. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Draper. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Kathy; and a nephew.

The Rev. Jerome H. “Jerry” Morgan ’70 died Sept. 19, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. He was a photographer and a United Methodist minister who served churches in Texas. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim, and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Sheri Morgan; a son, Jon Morgan; and a grandson.

Dennis E. Vorbau ’71 of Clifton, Va., died Dec. 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Vorbau. He is survived by his wife, Madelon Vorbau; two daughters, Christy L. Williams and Kelly V. Owens; a son, Dennis Vorbau II; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister.

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.

John J. Metcalfe III ’72 died Oct. 21, 2014, in Vero Beach. He is survived by three sons, Robert, David, and Jordan.

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.

Michael Williamson ’75 of Sidney, Ky., died Jan. 11, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned an MBA from Morehead University. He was an educator in the public schools. He is survived by his father, Bobby Eugene Williamson of Canada, Ky.; his wife, Kathryn Krasse; three sons, Eric Williamson of Los Angeles, Calif., Dirk Williamson of Auburndale, and Matthew Williamson of Chapmanville, Ky.; and several grandchildren.

Robert “Bob” Cribley ’76 of Valdosta, Ga., died Oct. 15, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He worked as an education specialist for the U.S. Naval Training Device Center in Orlando. He is survived by his wife, Roselle Cribley; five daughters, Elizabeth Stephanie Angel of Sherman, Conn., Candice Anne Carnley of Tallahassee, Barbara Lynn Oliker of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Michelle Marie Keir of Alachua, and Heidi Suzanne Carlman of Ocala; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Karen Ruth Hardin ’76 of Lakeland died Nov. 12, 2014. She was a kindergarten teacher for 24 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. Robert G. Hardin. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Tarapani and Ruth Yost; a son, Michael Hardin; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a brother.

John Quincy Rollins, Jr. ’77 of Pompano Beach died Dec. 15, 2011.

Jeanne Donaghey Bastone ’77 of Midland, Ga., died Oct. 15, 2013.

Frank Swierczek ’77 of Orlando died Aug. 3, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an engineer for Lockheed Martin. He is survived by his wife, Guynath; two children, Kim Swierczek and Denise Roderick; a granddaughter; and a brother.

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.

Lu Ann Heiner Drebot ’79 of Dover, Penn., died June 30, 2014. She was an insurance agent. She is survived by her husband, Terry L. Drebot; a daughter, Tatiana Lynn Drebot; a sister; and a brother.

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.

Mary Dee Williams ’80 of Orlando died June 11, 2012. Survivors include a son, Albert Williams.

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.

Charles J. Guthrie ’84 of Lakeland died Oct. 15, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a foreman with the Polk County School Board. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Guthrie; a daughter, Jessica Lynn Climb of Lakeland; one grandchild; two brothers and a sister.

Robin S. Freeman ’85 of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Jan. 1, 2015. Her career was in the legal field. She is survived by her partner, Rudy Myers, and a daughter, Mikayla Myers, both of Santa Barbara; her mother and stepfather, Judy and Clarry Smallwood of Cottage Grove, Ore.; and a brother, Brad Freeman of Old Greenwich, Conn.

Stacey Lynn Ellison-Williams ’86 of Lakeland died Dec. 20, 2014. She was an educator with the Polk County School Board. She is survived by her mother, Louvenia Ellison of Lakeland; a son, Nigel Williams of Lakeland; a brother; a sister; three nieces; and two nephews.

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

Susan F. Armbrester ’90 of Lakeland died May 20, 2014.

Alice P. Butcher ’90 of Weston, W.Va., died April 19, 2013. She was an administrative assistant for Consolidated Gas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Butcher, Jr.; and a daughter, Elizabeth Anderson. She is survived by a daughter, Kris St. Clair of Fulshear, Texas; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters.

Kera L. Davies ’91 of Westminster, Colo., died April 11, 2014.

Stacia Ann Simpson Ferguson ’93 of Everglades City died Sept. 24, 2014. She earned a Master of Science in Education from Walden University. She taught school in Hendry and Collier counties for almost two decades. She is survived by her husband, Brooks Ferguson; three sons, Marshall Heath Robbins, Howard Levi Robbins, and Raymond Ferguson; her mother and stepfather, Patsy and Donald Morris; a brother; two sisters; an uncle; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte J. Wagner ’93 of Milford, Del., died May 10, 2014. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Wagner, Jr.; two grandsons; and a great-grandson. She is survived by three daughters, Stephanie Daniel and Margaret F. Wagner of Milford, and Charlotte Carey of Dover; a son, Robert S. Wagner III of Cape Coral; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Linda Sue McLaulin ’94 of Bartow died Dec. 19, 2013. She was an office manager for Net-Man, Inc. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Hammett; and a son, Andrew McLaulin. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. McLaulin; a daughter, Melissa Marshall of Lakeland; three sons, David Hammett and James Hammett of Bartow, and T.J. McLaulin of Tallahassee; five grandchildren; and three sisters.

Dr. Jeffrey D. May ’96 of Trinity died Sept. 25, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi fraternity. He earned a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Florida. He was a dentist. He is survived by his wife, Jasmine; three children, Morgan, Dawson, and Garrett; two stepchildren; his parents, Dr. Linda and David May; and a brother.
 

Class of 2000s

Jennifer Leslie Hodes ’15 of Clermont died Nov. 15, 2013. A junior at FSC, she died of complications following surgery.

Former Students

Sandra Crews Kirkhart of Lakeland died Jan. 3, 2015. She taught music in the public schools and gave private piano lessons. She is survived by her husband, Tim; a daughter, Kerry; three sons, Tim, Michael and Christopher; her mother, Winnie Crews; three grandsons; a sister; and two brothers. Donations may be made to FSC music education students in memory of Sandra C. Kirkhart.

Faculty

Dr. David A. Martin died Nov. 25, 2014, in Hilton Head, S.C. He was an adjunct professor of economics from 2000 to 2013. Most of his career was spent at the State University of New York-Geneseo, where he was professor of economics, head of the Jones School of Business, and chairperson of the Department of Business and Economics. He was the author of 10 books and the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Heather Martin of Hilton Head; and a daughter, Kristen Martin of Miami Beach.

Dr. Charles B. Watts of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Jan. 28, 2015. He was assistant professor of education from 2000 to 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Susan Lovell of Mount Pleasant; six daughters, Cindy Henderson of Neenah, Wis., Susan Watts of Nashville, Tenn., Melanie Watts of San Francisco, Calif., Elizabeth Michels of Nashville, Tenn., Rebecca Sommer of Severn, Md., and Beckett Stabile of Knoxville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Rogers V. Whitener died Dec. 19, 2014, in Banner Elk, N.C. He taught English at FSC from 1951 to 1959. He was professor emeritus of English at Appalachian State University and a noted authority on Southern Appalachian folklore, discovering the musician Doc Watson, among other artists. In 1979, the North Carolina Folklore Society awarded him its Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for his contributions to the appreciation and continuation of North Carolina folklore. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Whitener. He is survived by two daughters, Lori “Kim” Buntin and Katy Miranda Lipkus; and a grandson.

Staff

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.

Richard L. Butler of Lakeland died Dec. 13, 2014. He worked in the Mail Services Department after his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret C. Butler. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth A. Alger of Hummelstown, Penn.; three sons, James R. Butler of Toledo, Ohio, Francis M. Butler of Tampa, and Mark C. Butler of Lakeland; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Betty Olson Hemstreet of Asheville, N.C., died Nov. 9, 2014. She was accompanist for the FSC Chorus. She was also the organist at First United Methodist Church of Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Hemstreet. She is survived by four sons, Dr. Donald J. Hemstreet of Morganton, N.C., David Hemstreet of Green Bay, Wis., William Hemstreet of Greensboro, Ala., and Dr. Thomas Hemstreet of Huntersville, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Hemstreet of Asheville and Sally Crawford of Blue Ridge, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother.

B. Pauline “Polly” McCormick-Mote of Lakeland died Dec. 30, 2014. She was a clerk in the Roux Library from 1968 to 1995. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald W. McCormick, Emy How, and Amos Mote. She is survived by her daughter, Paulette McCormick Brunk-Sills; two sons, Donald W. McCormick, Jr., and Dale McCormick; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Willie White, Sr., of Lakeland died Sept. 30, 2014. He worked for the Facilities Maintenance Department.

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.

Edna Harmon Prevatt of Lakeland died Jan. 2, 2015. She was the wife of John and Ruth Tyndall Professor of Citrus Emeritus Rubert W. Prevatt, who survives her. She was a preschool teacher and administrative assistant. She was active in the FSC Faculty Wives Association. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Trueblood ’75 MBA ’83 and Carol Sipe ’83; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.