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Mary Emma Luther Majewski ’35 of Brevard, N.C., died Jan. 29, 2016. She was a schoolteacher. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Omer H. Brackney; David Garrett, Sr.; and Al Majewski. She is survived by a son, Edwin Brackney of Brevard; a daughter, Thera Woodruff of Winter Park; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
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.
Mary T. O’Doniel Anderson ’38 of Lakeland died Oct. 30, 2015. She was an elementary school teacher and girls’ basketball coach. She was state president of the Gideons International Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shannon Anderson; and a son, Larry Anderson. She is survived by two sons, Shannon R. Anderson II and William David Anderson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.
Dr. Charles D. “Dave” Price ’38 of Winter Park died May 3, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Medical Corps in World War II. He also was chief of surgery at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., during the Korean War. He was a physician who had a private practice and was chief of staff at Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Turner Price ’37. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Alan Price of Winter Park and Dr. Chad Price of Orlando; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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.
Rabun Calhoun Chappell ’39 of Jacksonville died Jan. 28, 2018.
Mary Shuler Harden ’39 died March 8, 2016, in Lake Wylie, S.C. At FSC, she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. A longtime resident of Okeechobee, she was a schoolteacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Harden. She is survived by a son, Gene S. Harden of Redmond, Wash.; two daughters, Mary Dell Sohlin of Dryden, Mich., and Laura Lee Tuner of Lake Wylie; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sarah Haupt Pearson ’39 of Lutz died Dec. 9, 2015. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She was a teacher of home economics in Hillsborough County schools, specializing in clothing and tailoring. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.V. Pearson. She is survived by two sons, R. Vance Pearson and John F. Pearson, both of Lutz; and several cousins.
Juanita “Nita” Lewis Sawyer ’39 of Lakeland died Jan. 9, 2016. At the time of her death, she was believed to be the oldest alumnus of FSC. She was a math teacher for many years at Southwest Middle School in Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel “Skeet” Sawyer II. She is survived by two sons, Samuel O. Sawyer III of Gainesville and Steven L. Sawyer of Lakeland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Alva Zebendon Swilley ’39 died Dec. 23, 2015, in Lakeland. She served in the Department of Naval Intelligence during World War II. She earned a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She was an English teacher at Miami High School for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Swilley. She is survived by a son, Thomas Swilley of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Alice Smith of Lakeland and Elizabeth Wunderlich of Fredericksburg, Texas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to FSC.
J. Thomas “Tommy” Cline ’39 of Lakeland died July 17, 2014. He was the owner of JT Cline Citrus Company for more than 66 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hendry; three stepsons; and a grandson.
Eloise Whitehurst Driskel ’39 of Wauchula died Aug. 27, 2012. At FSC, she was selected as the first Miss Florida Southern College in 1938. She was a teacher. At the time of her death, she was survived by two sons, Jeff Lott and Jess Whitehurst Driskell of Wauchula.
Robert Harold Grizzard ’39 of Lakeland died Feb. 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the owner of the Sunshine Oil Company, a chain of service stations and fuel delivery service. He also was the owner, with his wife, of H&M Realty in Lakeland. He was a former president of the FSC National Alumni Board. Mr. Grizzard was a member of the Lakeland City Commission for more than 20 years, a former chairman of the Lakeland Housing Authority, and a former mayor of Lakeland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Booth Grizzard. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Grizzard Shull Sargeant of Lakeland; a son, Robert H. Grizzard II of Lakeland; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Lucy Harrell Wood ’39 of Lake City died June 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. Wood, and a brother. She is survived by a brother, Orbra W. Harrell of Fort White.
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.
Robert E. “Bob” Hayes ’60 of Peachtree City, Ga., died Jan. 10, 2018.
Benjamin B. “Ben” Bennett ’60 of Clearwater died Sept. 14, 2017.
Jay I. “Jerry” Andrews ’60 of Maysville, Ky., died July 21, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He was a sales representative for U.S. Steel and other steel companies, and he also owned his own business, Royal Metals, Inc., in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gera Hirschfeld Andrews; and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bertram Andrews, of Maysville; three step-sons, Thomas Bertram Sewell of Washington, D.C., Charles Spencer Sewell of Maysville, and Dudley Richardson Sewell of Lexington; a grandson; a brother; three nephews; and three great-nieces.
Capt. Edward A. Basdekian ’60 of Gainesville died Sept. 1, 2015.
Gordon L. Bush ’61 of Elmhurst, Ill., died Feb. 21, 2018.
James Robert “Bobby” Walton, Jr. ’61 of Cape Canaveral died Jan. 6, 2018.
Susan Scott Anderson ’61 of Mesa, Ariz., died Nov. 29, 2017.
Edward I. “Ned” Goldsmith ’62 of Middletown, Md., died March 10, 2018.
Rev. James M. “Mac” Speights ’62 of Northport, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2018.
Daunita Williams ’07 of Mableton, Ga., died Feb. 11, 2018.
Dr. Paula R. Buck of Daytona Beach died Sept, 20, 2018. She was a Professor Emerita in English, having served the College with distinction for 29 years, from 1981 to 2010. She was well known for her teaching excellence and as an inspiring mentor to countless students.
Magdalen L. “Maggie” Sciola Futch of Lakeland died Feb. 17, 2018. She was employed in the College’s Admissions office for many years until her retirement in 2000.
Rev. Dr. Walter Y. Murphy of LaGrange, Ga., died May 11, 2018. He was a former executive vice president of the College.
Marjory Dewell-Sheppard of Lakeland died Aug. 14, 2018. She was employed at FSC as the administrative assistant to the president. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Al Sheppard, a retired professor of mathematics at FSC.
Martha A. Young of Lakeland died April 21, 2018. She worked at the College bookstore.