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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.

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.

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.

 

Class of 1940s

Mary Jane White Bryan ’40 died Oct. 7, 2015 in Tallahassee. A longtime resident of Lakeland, she was employed at the Registrar’s office at FSC for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph W. Melton and Roderick N. Bryan. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Melton Groover of Madison, Ga., and R William Melton, Jr., of Tallahassee; a stepson, Roderick N. Bryan III; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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.

June Touchton Haigler ’41 of Winter Haven died Aug. 11, 2014. She taught home economics and was an artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven V. Haigler, Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Godwin; two sons, Steve and Chuck Haigler; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a brother.

Thomas Edward “Eddie” Wilson ’41 of Lakeland died Nov. 6, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II, and a career officer with the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. After his retirement, he worked for Suburban Savings and Loan in Annandale, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife, Statia. At the time of his death, he was survived by a daughter and a granddaughter.

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.

B. Peggy O’Doniel Smith ’42 of Bonita, Calif., died Nov. 18, 2015. She earned a master’s degree from California Western University. She taught third grade in the Chula Vista School District. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fenton F. Smith. She is survived by two sons, Scott Smith and Steve Smith; two daughters, Melody Cernitz and Candy Murphy; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Lorraine “Skeetchie” Cliett Young ’42 of Fort Meade died Sept. 22, 2015. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and was women’s archery champion. She taught English at high schools in Hardee County and Fort Meade for almost 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Young. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Young and Jamie Harrell, both of Fort Meade; and two grandchildren.

Ferra Appell Glaze ’42 of Mayo died Jan. 23, 2007. She worked for the U.S. government. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin M. Glaze.

Marguerite “Peggy” Edwards McLean ’42 of Bradenton died Nov. 27, 2013. She was a physical education teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. McLean. She is survived by a brother, Charles W. Edwards, Jr.; two nephews; four nieces; six great-nephews; and seven great-nieces.

Etheleen Story Oster ’42 of Bartow died Dec. 19, 2013. She worked for the Polk County School District. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oster. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Morrison of Lakeland; a son, Joel T. Morrison of Fort Myers; two stepdaughters; three grandchildren; and a nephew.

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.

Eleanor King Creveling ’43 of Annapolis, Md., died May 9, 2014. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. She was a teacher and elementary school principal for Prince George’s County Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus J. Creveling, Sr. She is survived by four sons, Cyrus Creveling, Jr., Michael Creveling, Alan Creveling, and Donald Creveling; and eight grandchildren.

Leona Olive ’43 of Marianna died March 1, 2011. She earned a master’s degree from Florida State University. She was a teacher for more than 40 years, mostly in Sneads and Bonifay.

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.

Margaret “Peggy” Woodall Doddridge ’45 of Lakeland died Feb. 21, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of the Vagabonds. She was an elementary school and preschool teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin W. Doddridge, and a grandson, Jimmy Heidrich. She is survived by four daughters, Elaine Heidrich of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Clements of Mishawaka, Ind., Mary Ellen Schron ’72 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Beverly Hollis ’79 of Lakeland; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Rebecca Rooks Hunt ’45 of Ormond Beach died Feb. 1, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of Zeta Zeta Zeta sorority. She was a teacher and radio announcer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul. She is survived by a son, Dr. Paul Hunt, Jr., of Panama City; a daughter, Debbie Sweet of Ormond Beach; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

MaryLouise Sheretz Sanborn ’45 of Lakeland died June 25, 2014. She was a registered nurse for more than 46 years and taught biology at Kathleen Senior High School in Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sanborn, and three brothers. She is survived by her godchildren and many cousins.

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.

Ladora Dewar Bloomquist ’46 of Melbourne died Nov. 12, 2015. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She was a teacher and taught every grade from K through 12 in her career. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Bloomquist; a daughter, LaDora Sims; a son, Andrew Bloomquist; two grandchildren; and three siblings.

Ina C. Morrow Allers ’46 of Kissimmee died Nov. 20, 2003. She was a secretary and homemaker.

Vivian Jean Miner ’46 of Odessa died April 4, 2014. She was a second-grade teacher in Hillsborough County Public schools for 43 years. She is survived by two nephews; six nieces; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Lula Humphrey Smith ’46 of Bartow died July 13, 2014. She was an educator for 38 years, with 30 of those years spent at Bartow Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Milton Smith, and 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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.

G. Marvine Anderson Hawkins ’48 of Tampa died Oct. 3, 2015. At FSC, she was president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the Panhellenic Council. She is survived by two sons, John Hawkins and Joe Hawkins; three daughters, Jo Ann Hawkins, Susan Gilbert, and Betsy Maher; and nine grandchildren.

Jesse L. Birnbaum ’48 died July 24, 2011, in Danville, Calif. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for 50 years, serving as San Francisco bureau chief from 1969 to 1972. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth.

George E. Custer ’48 of Salt Springs died April 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, and later became a naval flight officer. Upon retirement from the navy, he was city manager of Orange Park. He was also a musician, playing fiddle in bluegrass and folk music ensembles and performing with music stars Johnny Cash and Ray Price, among others. He was given a Florida Folk Heritage Award by the Florida Department of State in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Fay Custer; four daughters, Deborah Custer, Karen Custer Evans, Greta Custer, and Rachel Crocker; a son, George E. Custer, Jr.; two grandchildren; a brother, and two sisters.

Marie Padgett Evans ’48 of Saint Augustine died Aug. 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Leo Evans, and four siblings. She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Lorene Howell Powell ’48 of Plant City died Aug. 18, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Powell, Jr. She is survived by her son, William “Billy” Powell; a niece; and two nephews.

Davis R. “D.R.” Smith ’48 of Huntington, W.Va., died June 22, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was owner of Smith Motor Sales in Ashland, Ky., and Smith Office Supplies in Huntington. He is survived by his daughter, Emma Smith-Dennis of Plano, Texas, and a granddaughter.

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.

Prof. William D. Lee Pryor ’49 of Houston, Texas, died July 14, 2015. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University. He was professor of English at the University of Houston for 42 years, retiring in 1997. He was the originator and moderator of a television program, The Arts in Houston, on the university’s public TV station. He is survived by several cousins.

William B. Argie ’49 of Webster, N.H., and Dennisport, Mass., died Jan. 22, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II, during which he received a Purple Heart. He worked in VA hospitals in Massachusetts for many years, retiring as Chief of Recreation at the VA hospital in Bedford, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Argie of Dennisport; two sons, the Rev. William A. Argie of Butler, Ohio, and R. James Argie of Dennisport; a daughter, Sandra A. Vanderpool of Hillsboro, N.H.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lenwood Morgan Hollister ’49 of Lakeland died Jan. 24, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters in World War II. He was a citrus grower and cattle rancher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, and a daughter, Mary Lynn. He is survived by two sons, Stephen K. Hollister and Lenwood M. Hollister, Jr.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bronson V. Mela ’49 died Feb. 20, 2014, in Tampa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a produce broker and owner of Imperial Chateau Wines in Lakeland and later worked with his sons at Vintage Wine Cellars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Marie Conroy, and a daughter, Cindi Mela Ward. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Royster and Nancy Mela; two sons, David and Jimmy; and two grandchildren.

Charles D. Risk ’49 of Trenton died July 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Risk; a son, Charles Risk, Jr.; four daughters, Katherine Brod, Daneua Tremblay, Rachel Lee, and Joy Ortiz; and six grandchildren.

Julia “Judy” Iserhardt Sanchez ’49 of Lakeland died Dec. 3, 2013. She worked in the insurance industry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Saavedra; two granddaughters; and two sisters.

The Rev. John A. White ’49 of Bradenton died July 4, 2014. He earned a ministerial degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He served as a United Methodist minister in Florida for more than 40 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannelle White. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Dieffenwierth White of Bradenton; two sons, Maurice White of Plano, Texas, and Dale White of Bradenton; two stepsons and a stepdaughter; a grandson and a granddaughter; eight step-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Paul Frederick Woods ’49 of Plant City died Jan. 10, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and the Korean War, for which he received numerous medals, including the Purple Heart. He earned a master of education from the University of Florida. He was principal of Dover, Robinson, and Cork Elementary schools in Hillsborough County. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Paula Tershansy Woods. He is survived by a son, Paul D. Woods; two daughters, Pamela Sarich and Patricia Mondoux; and 11 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.

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

James O. “Jim” Denham ’50 of Lakeland died Nov. 11, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a teacher for 43 years, teaching at Kathleen and Lake Gibson high schools. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; and a son, Doug Denham. He is survived by a daughter, Julie Gunter; a son, Dennis Denham; a stepson, Tim MacDougall; a stepdaughter, Kim Gates; a sister; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Dr. Norman J. Duncan ’50 of Holden Beach, N.C., died July 7, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II, during which he received the Bronze Star. He earned a D.D.S. degree from Northwestern University Dental School and an M.S. degree in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina Dental School. He had a private practice in orthodontics in Winston-Salem, N.C., retiring in 1987. Dr. Duncan was preceded in death by his wife, Marcelle Doub Duncan. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Scott Duncan of The Villages, and Randall Duncan of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Lisa Duncan Hewett of Shallotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

William C. “Bill” Facko ’50 of Hermitage, Penn., died June 1, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. He was a real estate broker and taught classes in real estate. He also was an English teacher at Sharon (Penn.) Senior High School for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Dicks Facko; and a son, William. He is survived by a daughter, Leslie A. Custer of Pittsburgh; a son, Daniel S. Facko of New Orleans; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister.

Anita Buck Osborn ’50 of Jacksonville Beach died Oct. 28, 2015. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta sorority. She worked for Bell Telephone and taught at Atlantic Beach Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Osborn. She is survived by a son, Randy Osborn of Neptune Beach; a daughter, Elaine Dickerson of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother.

Vera Fielding Jackson ’50 of Greenville, N.C., died Aug. 16, 2014. She worked in education and civil service. She is survived by four daughters, Susan Wynn, Leanna Jackson, Melissa Bacic, and Jane Roskowski.

Jeannetta Simmons Joiner ’50 of Lakeland died Dec. 2, 2013. At FSC, she was salutatorian of her graduating class. She worked for SunTrust, retiring as vice president of the Mulberry branch. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Steve Claville and Jesse Joiner. She is survived by her son, Gary Claville; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and a sister.

Florence “Noonie” Roux Partin ’50 of Fernandina Beach died Feb. 25, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She helped her husband in the operation of the family business, Partin’s Shoe Store of Fernandina, and she taught English at Fernandina Beach Junior High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldridge Partin. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Blalock of Fernandina Beach and Florence Baker of Clearwater; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Ormond Edward Rolfe ’50 of Dasher, Ga., died Nov. 27, 2013. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a gunner in the Eighth Army Air Corps and receiving seven Air Medals and four Bronze Stars. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He worked for St. Joe Paper Company and later retired from Owens Illinois as an environmental engineer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, Rolfe, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by three daughters, Becky Faircloth and Margaret Porter of Lake Park, Ga., and Marie Fesler of Valdosta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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.

Fred Kenneth “Kenn” Fields ’51 of Marietta, Ga., died Sept. 16, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine, serving as a chaplain’s assistant in World War II. At FSC, he was a charter member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He taught industrial arts at Sandy Springs High School in Atlanta. He is survived by a friend, Frank Maxwell; a nephew, Jay A. Fields; a great-nephew and great-niece; and a great-great-niece and three great-great-nephews.

Louise F. Spivey Sinigoi ’51 of Ormond Beach died May 29, 2015. She was the daughter of former FSC President Ludd Spivey. She earned a master’s degree in education from Appalachian State University. Mrs. Sinigoi taught at Norland Elementary school in Miami and was a teacher and counselor at Oak Ridge Elementary in Hollywood. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Cole, and a son, Thomas Sinigoi. She is survived by her husband, Roger Sinigoi ’51; a son, Roger Sinigoi, Jr., of Melbourne Beach; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bob W. Stanley ’51 of Lakeland died Aug. 24, 2015. He served in the Merchant Marine in World War II and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a charter member of the Sixth Man Club at FSC and was inducted into the FSC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. He owned and operated several businesses, including Stanley Properties. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lou Stanley ’51 three daughters, Jennell Thornton, Barbara Stewart, and Nancy Stanley-Crowson ’84 ; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Joyce Furman Yancey ’51 of Gainesville died June 4, 2015. She was the business manager of Golden Triangle Asphalt Paving Company in St. Petersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bruce Yancey ’50; and six siblings. She is survived by a daughter Barbara TenBieg; a son, W. Bruce Yancey, Jr.; and three grandchildren.

William P. Campbell, Sr., ’51 of Leisuretowne, N.J., died Jan. 11, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He taught English and history at Perryville, Md., High School, worked for the New York Times as a manager of the School and College Division, and was a textbook salesman for Scott Foresman Publishing Company for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Machi Campbell; a daughter, Donna Bernardo; a son, William P. Campbell, Jr.; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Harriett Hartwick Pullara ’51 of Tampa died Feb. 7, 2014. She studied violin at the Julliard School before completing her degree at FSC. She taught music in the Hillsborough County School District for 32 years. She is survived by her husband, Peter Pullara ’50; two daughters, Mary Hartwick Garcia and Teresa Pullara Brandt; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

William “Bill” Henry Wittpenn, Jr., ’51 of Pinehurst, N.C., died Dec. 1, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II in the Asian theater. At FSC, he was a member of the men’s basketball team. He worked in his family’s insurance business in Jersey City, N.J., until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, William Wittpenn III; a daughter, Nancy Ann Leahy; and three 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.

William L. “Bill” Dennis ’52 of Dade City died July 17, 2015. He earned a master’s degree in social studies education from Florida State University. He was a retired school teacher and served several terms on the Dade City Commission. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Dr. Margaret Dennis of Jacksonville, and Jean Dennis of Neptune Beach; a sister; two nephews; and a niece.

Burie Webster “B.W.” Clements, Jr., ’52 of Panama City died March 3, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later as an entomologist for the State of Florida, retiring as director of the John A. Mulrennan, Sr., Research Laboratory in Panama City. He is survived by his wife, Louise Clements; two daughters, Mary M. Rogers of Pensacola and Karen L. Morrison of Panama City; a son, Burie W. Clements III of Port St. Joe; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Dolores Bartlett Delamater ’52 of Gainesville died Nov. 19, 2013. She was an artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Delamater. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Brown and Diane Delamater.

Arlene Thomas Lawver ’52 of Lakeland died Jan. 8, 2014. She earned her master’s in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi. She was a teacher in Clearwater and a teacher and guidance counselor for the Polk County School District for 32 years. She also taught swimming for the City of Lakeland and was a girls’ high school basketball referee. She is survived by her husband, Lester Lawver; four stepdaughters; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Dr. Arthur H. McMillan ’52 of Naples died Nov. 20, 2013. He earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a doctor of ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological School. He served as a pastor in Baptist churches in Florida and was director of missions for the Shiloh Baptist Association in Plant City. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacalyn Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Mark and Matthew; a daughter, Susan Miller; nine grandchildren; and four great-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.

Jeanne Warner Clark ’53 of Land O’ Lakes died Aug. 18, 2015. At FSC, she was president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She taught English and journalism at Land O’ Lakes High School. She is survived by her husband, Jesse B. Clark; two daughters, Hope Fontanes and Claudia Stewart; two sons, Jay Clark and Bret Clark; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a nephew; nieces; and a great-niece.

Lt. Col. William W. King ’53 of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Aug. 4, 2015. He was a career veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as an aviator in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by his wife, Nazlou King; two sons, David W. King of Fayetteville, Ga., and Scott W. King of Atlanta; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.

Frederick C. Lapper ’53 of Seminole died Sept. 5, 2015. At FSC, he was a member of the men’s basketball team and was Most Valuable Player in the Dixie Conference. He was inducted into the FSC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a basketball coach at four Florida high schools, including Bartow High, which won the state championship in 1958. He was also a sales representative for Random House Publishing Company’s School Division, retiring in 1990 as national sales manager. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a daughter, Erin Russell; a son, Gavin, of Tampa; and two grandchildren.

Frank V. Campisi ’53 of Tampa died June 13, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was president of J.V. Campisi, Inc., at the Tampa Wholesale Produce Market. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter, Taren; a son, Frank W. Campisi; and three grandchildren.

Jeanne Rauner Edwards ’53 of Lakeland died Feb. 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Scott Edwards. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Edwards; two daughters, Barbara Ahlers and Lesli Platt; a son, Todd Edwards; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Roy A. Fiske ’53 of Inverness died July 15, 2014. He earned a bachelor of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He served as a United Methodist minister in churches in Florida for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Fiske; three sons, Barry Fiske of Inverness, Dr. Darrell Fiske of Palm City, and Gregory Fiske of Brandon; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Louise Hughes ’53 of Winter Haven died Aug. 21, 2014. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She was a biology teacher at Winter Haven High School and a science supervisor for the Polk County School District. She is survived by four cousins.

The Rev. James Arthur Padgett ’53 of Lakeland died Aug. 3, 2010. He was a United Methodist minister.

William Shurley Vann ’53 of Murfreesboro, N.C., and Alexandria, Va., died Jan. 24, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He was an architect with a firm in Washington, D.C., and worked on projects that included the Kennedy Center. He also had his own firm. He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Vann; a son, Richard Vann; a daughter, Camille Smith; two grandsons; and a brother.

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.

Jess V. Smith, Jr. ’54 of New Smyrna Beach died Aug. 5, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an agriculture products salesman and grove owner and an inspector for the Florida Department of Agriculture. He is survived by his wife, Jane Maness Smith; three sons, Tom Smith of Atlantic Beach, Bryan Smith of Lakeland, and David Smith of New Smyrna; a daughter, Martha Anne Cornelius of Lakeland; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister.

Corliss S. (Corky) Cross Bennett ’54 of Fort Lauderdale died June 28, 2014. She was devoted to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation for more than 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lyle Bennett; and a brother. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Corliss Bennett Groves of Tampa and Lori Bennett Towbin of Coral Springs; a son, Scott Lyle Bennett of Clearwater; and five grandchildren.

Carol S. Brown ’54 of St. Petersburg died Aug. 15, 2014. She worked for the Florida State Board of Health and the Pinellas Health Department.

Selby Rhodes Burch ’54 of Winter Garden died April 17, 2014. He was a veteran of the Korean War. At FSC, he was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a director of First State Bank of Winter Garden. He is survived by his wife, Dana M. Burch; three children, William Brady Burch of Winter Garden, Alyson Denise Burch of Minneola, and Scott Story Burch of Alpine, Texas; four grandchildren; two step-children; a niece and three nephews.

Allan L. Dunn, Jr., ’54 of Yardley, Penn., died March 17, 2011. He was a sales engineer for TransAmerica Delaval in New York.

Sun Sook Hyun ’54 died Dec. 12, 2013, in Edison, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bong Hak Hyun. She is survived by four children, Marian Hyun, Esther Hyun, Helen Hyun-Bowlin, and Philip Hyun; and five grandchildren.

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.

Kenneth A. Pfeil ’55 of Morris Plains, N.J., died Aug. 3, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a tank company commander. He earned a master’s degree from Newark State College. He was a teacher in the Morris Plains Borough School District, retiring in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Darryl Pfeil of Morris Plains; a daughter, Melinda Masi of Naples; and two grandchildren.

Jose J. Abascal ’55 of Allentown, Pa., died March 23, 2014. He was a native of Cuba. He owned cemeteries and a funeral home in the Miami area. He is survived by his wife, Josefina Garma Abascal; a son, Jose Fernandez of Allentown; two daughters, Barbara Muffley and Annette Abascal, both of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and a sister.

Howard “Bud” Borden ’55 of Toms River, N.J., died March 20, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned a degree from Stetson Law School. He had a private law practice in Toms River and was the liaison between the prosecutor’s office and law enforcement agencies in Ocean County. He is survived by his wife, Lois Borden ’57; three sons, Eric Borden of Toms River, Ian Borden of Jackson, N.J., and Andrew Borden of Jersey City; a daughter, Leslie Brennan of Forked River, N.J.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister.

William R. “Bill” Edmunds ’55 of Longwood died Jan. 6, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of the men’s basketball team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was co-owner of the Bert Rodgers Schools of Real Estate. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two children, Cary Smith and Tracey Koszegi; and four grandchildren.

Earl M. Robbins ’55 of Ocala died July 26, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He worked for Florida Telephone, for a family grocery, and for Craggs & Phelan Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice ’55, and three sisters. He is survived by a niece, Janice Owen of Ocala; a nephew, Larry Kerr of Murphy, N.C.; a great-nephew, and several other nieces and nephews.

Donald T. Sutte, Jr., ’55 of Lake Geneva, Wis., and Boca Raton died April 22, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Real Property Analysts, Inc., in Boca Raton for many years. He was preceded in death by a son, Terrance. He is survived by his wife, Jan; two sons, Ted Sutte of Westmont, Ill., and Thomas J. Sutte of Plainfield, Ill.; two grandchildren; and a brother.

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.

Carolyn Bridges Brannon ’56 of Keystone Heights died Jan. 25, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Beta Beta Beta honor society. She was elected to the Florida Academy of Sciences. She is survived by her husband, Hill Brannon; a son, Bobby; a daughter, Leigh; a granddaughter; and a sister.

Joseph Wellman “Joe” Cooke, Jr., ’56 of Alton, Mo., died Nov. 16, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a teacher. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charleeda Cooke, and a grandson. He is survived by his wife, Marion Cooke; three daughters, Wynsleen Ellegood, Bessie Terranella, and Barrylyn Soundararajan; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert A. Hollander ’56 of Lake Worth died April 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; a son, Michael; a daughter, Wendy; and four grandchildren.

John G. Katros ’56 of Winter Haven died June 1, 2014. He was a veteran of the Florida National Guard. He worked for B.F. Goodrich and owned Cypress Tire Company. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, George Katros of Polk City and Wade Katros of Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Lisa Endres of Winter Haven; a sister; a brother; and a grandson.

Barbara Mizell Wood ’56 died Dec. 30, 2013, in Gainesville. She owned and operated a crafts shop. She was preceded in death by a son, John Wood. She is survived by her husband, Bill; a daughter, Janet, of Alachua; three sons, Kerry of Atlanta, Ga., Bill of Columbus, Ohio, and David of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; seven grandchildren; and a brother.

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.

J. Ray Gatlin ’57 of Macclenny died July 23, 2015. He earned a master’s degree at Union College in Barberville, Ky. He was owner of Ray’s Land, which operated two plant nurseries. He was formerly an assistant coach at three local high schools and athletic director of Baker County High School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerra Lee Blair Gatlin; and a brother. He is survived by a daughter, Gina G. Gatlin, and a son, Blair Gatlin, both of Macclenny; four grandchildren; and three great-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.

Henry M. Bartlett, Jr., ’57 of Newport, Tenn., died Jan. 13, 2014. He worked for Ryder System, Inc., and was an advocate for Goodwill Industries and persons with disabilities. He is survived by two sisters, Sarah Margret Reeves of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Judith Gilbert Bartlett of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.

James Forrester Hall ’57 of Arcadia died June 28, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War. He worked in telecommunications for Verizon for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Ada Hall; two sons, James F. Hall II and Gregory K. Hall; a daughter, Stacey Clemons; and seven grandchildren.

Kenneth Rowan Kerr, Jr., ’57 of Jackson, Miss., died May 30, 2014. He worked in the insurance industry. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn B. Kerr; two daughters, Kathryn K. Burgess of Clinton, Miss., and Karen K. Land of Brandon, Miss.; and four grandchildren.

Carole Connell Lerner ’57 of Killingworth, Conn., died Nov. 23, 2013. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and sororities secretary. She worked as secretary to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and to the chairman of the board of Macy’s. She also worked for Whelan Engineering. She is survived by two sons, Christopher of New Britain, Conn., and Nicholas of White Plains, N.Y.; and a grandson.

Charles G. Senger, Jr., ’57 of Safety Harbor died May 27, 2014. He played baseball and basketball and was inducted into the FSC Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He was general manager of the Toledo Mud Hens baseball team and later was elected vice president of the Triple A International League. He was awarded Executive of the Year in multiple baseball leagues. A brother preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two sons, Chuck and Steve Senger; two grandchildren; and three sisters.

The Rev. David Harold Shaver ’57 of Lake Junaluska, N.C., died Jan. 28, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He was a minister, serving in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Bussey Shaver; a son, David Mark Shaver of Zephyrhills; two daughters, Deborah Scavelli and Mary Bowles of Waynesville, N.C.; a brother and a sister; and four 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.

Rex D. Alves ’58 of Winter Park died July 17, 2015. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi honor society. He earned a master’s degree from Rollins College. He was a certified public accountant. He worked for the IRS and owned his own accounting firm. He is survived by his wife, Carol Burchell Alves; two stepdaughters, Heather Minck-Jones and Susan Howard McConnell; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Clinton A. Curtis ’58 of Lake Wales died Sept. 21, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an attorney in private practice in Polk County, working for the firm of Peterson & Myers. In 1976, he argued the constitutionality of the death penalty before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as Polk County Solicitor from 1960 to 1963 and circuit court judge from 1981 to 1982. He is survived by his wife, Florence Senn Curtis; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

E. Benjamin Shimp ’58 of Salem, N.J., died Oct. 4, 2015.

Jack H. Shipman ’58 of Louisville, Ky., died Oct. 14, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His career was in banking, serving as president and chief operating officer of Great Financial Bank and for 20 years with Liberty National Bancorp. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jayne H. Lutz Shipman. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Grisham Shipman; two daughters, Kathryn Rinn and Susie Cohen; a son, Dr. Brad Shipman; two stepchildren; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Edwin Lee Dekle ’58 of Lakeland died Feb. 11, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters, Debbie Ross, Linda Turner, and Melodie Miller; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fred W. “Coach” Hurlburt ’58 of Niceville died March 7, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Julie; four daughters, Heidi Kay Lester, Heather Jane Allen, Lea Marie Campbell, and Megan Joy Ford; a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas L. Meeks ’58 of Polk City died Feb. 3, 2014. He was an educator with the Polk County School District, serving as a teacher and guidance counselor at elementary and junior high schools in Auburndale and as principal at Lewis and Bartow Elementary schools. He was a farmer following his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Pearl Kenyon Meeks; two sons, Mark Meeks of Bartow and Sanford Meeks of Orlando; a daughter, Marilyn Hunt of Lakeland; a brother and a sister; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Angeline Lenore Craft Meyer ’58 of Roanoke, Va., died March 1, 2014. She was an elementary school teacher. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Meyer; and a son, Donald.

Angelo Christopher “Chris” Partenza ’58 of Westminster, Md., and Tavares, Fla., died Dec. 2, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Chris Partenza Musical Instruments in West Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Reams Partenza; a son, Chris Partenza of Westminster; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Gus Clinton “Clint” Schultz ’58 died Dec. 21, 2013, in Lakeland. He worked for the Southwest Florida and St. Johns River Water Management districts, the latter as director, and was director of finance for the Lee County Clerk of Courts and comptroller for the sheriff’s offices in Charlotte and Lee counties. He is survived by his wife, Joan Schultz; two sons, Darrell Schultz and Linwood Schultz; four grandchildren; and an aunt and an uncle.

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.

Betty Lou Tinsley Crockett ’59 of Sarasota died Sept. 22, 2012. She was a school teacher in Desoto and Sarasota counties.

Arnold Dale Douberly ’59 of Jacksonville died July 8, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. At FSC, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He earned an MBA from Rollins College. He worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a daughter, Lissa; a son, Shannon; and five grandchildren.

Warren Peter “Pete” Lasher ’59 of Ponte Vedra died July 19, 2015. At FSC, he was a founder of the Epsilon Sigma chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He worked for the Ford Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Anne Saltmarsh Lasher; three daughters, Beth Meyer of Jacksonville, Cathie Berzansky of Tampa, and Carolyn Baker of Georgetown, S.C.; two sons, David Lasher of San Diego, Calif., and Patrick Lasher of Ponte Vedra Beach; seven step-children; a brother; and 28 grandchildren.

The Rev. George W. Stowe, Jr. ’59 of Asheboro, N.C., died Aug. 29, 2014. He was a minister in the United Church of Christ.

Naoma Walden Trueheart ’59 died Sept. 19, 2015, in Mobile, Ala. A longtime resident of Winter Haven, she was a first-grade teacher at Garner Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stanley “Hal” Trueheart, Sr.; and a son, Thomas Gary Trueheart. She is survived by a son, H.S. (Mickey) Trueheart, Jr., of Winter Haven; a daughter, Linda Trueheart Spahn of Mobile; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Howard M. Freed ’59 of Miami died Feb. 21, 2012.

Gary S. Grabe ’59 of Ormond Beach died June 3, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as an executive in his family’s lumber business, at Wickes Lumber Company in Jacksonville, and as an environmental and aerial cartographer for MapCo, Inc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Smith Grabe. He is survived by a son, Scott Walker Grabe; a daughter, Tara Grabe Hayworth; a half-sister; an aunt; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Dr. David A. Schriemer ’59 of Tallahassee died June 28, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. He earned post-graduate degrees in psychology, and he worked for 38 years for the State of Florida, first for the Department of Education as State Supervisor for Staff Development and Training and then as State Director of Mental Health Services for the Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Arey Schriemer ’61; a daughter, Meredith Christie; and two 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.

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

Blanche Shore Oswald ’60 of St. Petersburg died Nov. 13, 2015. A longtime resident of Plant City, she was a teacher at Burney Simmons and Jackson Elementary schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Oswald. She is survived by a son, William Douglas Oswald; and a grandson, Philip Douglas Oswald.

Thomas E. Russ ’60 of Tavares died Sept. 20, 2015. He was vice president of Home Buyers Resource Realty. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Russ.

Harry Goode, Jr., ’60 of Melbourne died Dec. 28, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an independent businessman. Mr. Goode was a former mayor of Melbourne and served in the Florida House of Representatives for 14 years. At the time of his death he was a Melbourne City Council member. He is survived by a sister and a nephew.

Rebecca Lillian Raulerson Hunt ’60 of Lake City died Feb. 4, 2014. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She worked in an airplane assembly plant during World War II and later became a teacher at Spring Lake Elementary School in Ocoee. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. She is survived by three daughters, Iris Wiley of Lakeland, Faye Hyatt of Grape Hammock, and Kaye Simmons of Clermont; a son, Jimmy Hunt of Lake City; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

John Patrick Mulligan, Jr., ’60 of Coral Gables died May 14, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He worked for the O’Bryan Brothers Manufacturing Company for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Thompson-Mulligan; three sons, Sean, Mike and Brian Mulligan; a brother; two stepchildren; and nine grandchildren.

Judy Cooper Young ’60 of Aquebogue, N.Y., died June 23, 2014. She was a longtime community volunteer. She is survived by numerous cousins.

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.

John W. Shirah, Jr. ’61 of Lakeland died Aug. 21, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He earned a master’s degree in education from Nova University. He was the owner of Shirah’s Camellia Nursery. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Shirah; a son, John L. Shirah; a daughter, Cherie Shirah Jones; and four grandchildren.

Gretchen Holzbaur Wink-Sanford ’61 of Satellite Beach died June 9, 2015. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. She earned a master’s degree in education and taught for many years in the Amherst, N.Y., school district. She is survived by her husband, Harvey Sanford; three daughters, Cheryl Catley of Park City, Utah, Marcy Barberio of East Amherst, N.Y., and Donna Vogel of West Seneca, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and a brother.

Carol Sue Shiplett Alderman ’61 of Palm Bay died June 29, 2014. At FSC, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She spent 41 years as a teacher; basketball, volleyball, and track coach; and athletic director at schools in Tampa, Miami, Melbourne, and Palm Bay, among other cities. She is survived by her husband, James G. Alderman, Sr.; a son, James G. Alderman, Jr., of Roswell, Ga.; a daughter, Paula (Amber) Hall of Palm Bay; five grandchildren; and a brother.

James D. Cline ’61 of Largo died Aug. 8, 2014. He was a career officer in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and the Korean War. After his retirement from the Army, he taught at Hillsborough and Leto high schools. He also worked at the University of South Florida in its athletics department and its credit union. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabry; three sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by two sons, James David Cline II and Herbert R. Cline; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister.

James T. Donovan ’61 of Hoschton, Ga., died Dec. 26, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ursula. He is survived by a daughter, Denise Helmick, and two grandchildren.

Charles Joseph “Joby” Stanaland ’61 of Ocala died March 4, 2014. He was a founding member and past president of the Florida BBQ Association. He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Dunn and Ashleigh Fortune; four grandsons; a brother; a niece; three nephews; and a great-nephew.

John K. Vermette ’61 of Ellicott City, Md., died March 1, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Kay. B. Vermette; a daughter, Kim Perdue; two grandchildren; and a sister.

Richard D. “Dick” Weaver, Sr., ’61 died Dec. 13, 2013, in Naples. He was a television news reporter and later became a marketing executive for various tourism and hospitality industry companies and organizations, including SeaWorld, the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and AMTRAK. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in communications from FSC and was a member of the National Alumni Board of Directors. He is survived by a son, Richard Weaver, Jr., of Longwood; a daughter, Melinda Weaver Dorman ’96 of Eagle Lake; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Maj. William D. Webster ’61 of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Feb. 10, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving 22 years as a pilot and special agent for the Air Force Office of Investigation. He also taught high school in Petaluma, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Pat, and a stepdaughter.

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.

Loreen Thomas Blakeman ’62 of Blue Springs, Mo., died Oct. 27, 2015. She taught math in the Polk County schools for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Blakeman. She is survived by a son, Tod Markin of St. Petersburg; two daughters, Teri Quick of The Villages, and Tina Peil of Blue Springs; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Elaine Gemmell Sellet ’62 of Winter Haven died Oct. 7, 2015. She was a piano and organ teacher. She is survived by her husband, Jack A. Sellet; a daughter, Marie Thailing of Oviedo; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

James Braxton “Brock” Smith III ’62 of Dawsonville, Ga., died June 16, 2015. He worked for Woolworth & Co. He is survived by his wife, Gail Arens Smith ’64; a son, Michael Smith; a daughter, Stacey Vincent, a granddaughter and five grandsons; and a sister.

Marian Gordinier Turnquist ’62 of Lake Wales died Oct. 24, 2015. She was an elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner Turnquist; a brother, Sheldon Gordinier; and a grandson, Steven Marschke. She is survived by a daughter, Gay Marschke of Phillips, Wis.; a son, Lee W. Turnquist of Lake Wales; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Everett Stanley “Stan” Carter ’62 of Vero Beach died Dec. 18, 2013. At FSC, he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. His career was in the citrus industry, and he worked for 23 years as Grove Division manager for McArthur Farms, Inc. Among other awards, he received the Commissioner’s Ag-Environmental Leadership Award from the Florida Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Leadership Award from the Council for a Sustainable Florida. He also served as a Citrus Commissioner. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Carole; a son, Matthew Carter; two granddaughters; a brother; and a sister.

Richard O. Felton ’62 of Zionsville, Ind., died Jan. 13, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Linda Felton; three daughters, Michelle Perkins, Stephanie Felton, and Heather Winzenried; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gary Lynn McKee ’62 of Charlotte, N.C., died June 19, 2014. At FSC, he played baseball and basketball. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked in sales for Calgon, Inc. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel, and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Jackie; three sons, Scott McKee of Denver, N.C., Chris McKee and Mike McKee, both of Charlotte; two stepsons; eight grandchildren; and a brother.

Harriet Burns Weeks ’62 of Moore Haven died Feb. 17, 2005. She was an elementary school teacher in Hendry, Glades, and Polk counties.

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.

Arthur Harold “Art” Cheek ’63 of Sarasota died Oct. 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by a sister. He is survived by his wife, Paula Renner; three children, Kim Hargett of Round Hill, Va., Kelly Hetherington of Tallahassee, and Tim Cheek of Charlotte, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren.

Thomas E. Davis ’63 of Frostproof died Aug. 6, 2014. He was the owner/operator of Thomas E. Davis, Inc., and Davis Brothers, Inc., farming businesses. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Brent Davis II. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Davis; a daughter, Sonia Davis Skinner of Frostproof; three sons, Thomas E. “Ted” Davis, Keith “Bubba” Davis, and Brent Davis, all of Frostproof; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Holden Potter ’63 of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 23, 2012. He was a producer-director with WKNO-TV and did freelance production and development. He is survived by his wife, Jo Potter; a daughter, Holly Gilbey; and a brother.

Raymond E. Poitras, Jr., ’63 died May 29, 2013, in Winter Haven.

Gary L. McGinnis ’64 of St. Augustine died Aug. 13, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was the owner of Fuel Remediation Services, Inc., and held positions as a construction manager and salesman. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and Patricia; a sister; and a brother.

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.

William Ronald “Ron” James ’64 of Lafayette, Ga., died July 23, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of the baseball, basketball, and volleyball teams and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He was a teacher and coach at Rossville (Ga.) High School and a principal at Center Post and North Rossville Elementary schools. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; a daughter, Ronda McDaniel; five sons, Lance James, Brent James, Geoff James, Shawn Bible, and Ashley Bible; and five grandchildren.

Ozburn E. “Skip” Taylor, Jr., ’64 of Pelham, Ala., died July 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bethany Taylor Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Linda Taylor; a son, Ozzie Taylor; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth “Betty” Morris Williams ’64 of Frostproof died Feb. 8, 2009. She was a teacher at Frostproof Elementary School for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Riley Williams, Jr.

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

Dr. Larson M. “Larry” Bland ’65 of Panama City died May 29, 2015. He was an instructor of industrial arts at FSC and the University of West Florida, and he served as Dean of Florida State University’s Panama City campus for many years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a son, Mark Bland of Panama City; two daughters, Julie Higby of Panama City Beach and Michelle Gusmus of Lynn Haven; and four grandchildren.

Murray Melton Haskew ’65 of Lakeland died March 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He taught science and agriculture at Southwest Junior High School and Lakeland Highlands Junior High School. He is survived by his wife, Melody Haskew of Lakeland; four sons, Scott, Mark, Kyle, and John Haskew; and two grandchildren.

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.

Lynda Gabel Albright ’66 of Longwood died June 26, 2014. At FSC, she played on the Mocs’ softball team. She was a coach, physical education teacher, and assistant principal at Maitland Middle School for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her life partner, Joy Wilder. She is survived by a sister, Donna Kirby of Orlando.

Lawrence H. “Larry” Fuchs ’66 died Nov. 22, 2013, in Tallahassee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving in the Vietnam War. He earned a master’s degree from Rollins College. He was president of a Polk County advertising agency and director of the community affairs office for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He also worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a specialist in public corruption and economic crimes and was deputy comptroller and executive director of the Department of Revenue for the State of Florida. He was given the FSC Alumni Achievement Award in 1994 and awarded an honorary doctor of commerce degree in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Betsy; a son, Jon Fuchs, and a stepson, Mark Stevens, both of Tallahassee; a granddaughter; a brother; and a former spouse.

James “Jim” Owen Youmans ’66 of Wauchula died Feb. 18, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was an educator and coach at Hardee Senior High, as well as the owner of a family business, Youmans Grocery in Wauchula. He is survived by his wife, Diana Youmans ’73 of Wauchula; a son, Michael “Kerry” Youmans of New York City; a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elliott E. “Spike” Maynard, Jr. ’66 of Charleston, W.Va., died May 1, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He earned a degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. He was a former justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, serving three times as chief justice, a former judge for West Virginia’s 30th Judicial Circuit, and a former prosecutor in Mingo County. John E. Cain ’68 of Canton, Ga., died Oct. 18, 2013.

Donnie Jean “D.J.” Greenway Brown ’67 of Blairsville, Ga., died Sept. 18, 2015. At FSC, she was president of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She taught history at Boca Ciega High School and was housing director at the Center Against Spousal Abuse, both in Pinellas County. She is survived by her husband, Alan C. (Bud) Brown; a son, Matthew A. Brown; and two granddaughters.

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.

Dr. John W. Baldwin, Jr. ’68 of Deerfield, Ill., died May 3, 2015. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and had a private practice for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Judith Rushing Baldwin ’69; two sons, Bryan and Blake Baldwin; a sister; and a niece.

John E. Cain ’68 of Canton, Ga., died Oct. 18, 2013.

Barbara Woods Linder ’68 of Lakeland died Aug. 30, 2014. She was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Service – Coast Guard, serving in World War II. She earned a master’s degree in English from Rollins College. She was a teacher of English and adult literacy. She was preceded in death by two sisters. She is survived by four children, Oscar Rodman Linder of Placida, Jennie Woods Linder Priven of Blairsville, Ga., Elizabeth (Betsy) Allin Linder Phillips of Lakeland, and Paul Scott Linder, Jr., of Babson Park; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Barbara A. Kelsey Whitacre ’68 of Orlando died Nov. 30, 2012. She was an honors graduate of FSC and earned her master’s in counseling from Rollins College. She was a teacher and counselor in the Orange County School District for 36 years. She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by a sister, Jimmie Nell Kelsey of Lake Placid; two nephews; and a great-nephew.

Ella “Naomi” Fountain Wilson ’68 of Lakeland died Jan. 25, 2014. She was a teacher at Cleveland Court Elementary School in Lakeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stodghill Wilson. She is survived by a son, John Alan Wilson; a daughter, Jan Elizabeth Dudley; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

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.

Pauline Stanfield ’69 of Lakeland died Aug. 18, 2015. She worked for the Polk County School Board as a teacher and dean of students for 40 years and also was an adjunct professor at Polk State College. She is survived by her parents, Horace and Vadna Stanfield.

David E. Fisher ’69 of Naples died July 27, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and he was active in the Sigma Chi Alumni Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Bronze Stars. He worked for Arthur Andersen and for the Silver Companies, retiring as the chief financial officer. He is survived by his wife, Pam Fisher; a daughter, Amy Fisher Loupin ’93 of Tampa; two sons, David Fisher, Jr., and Matthew Fisher, both of Naples; four grandchildren; and three brothers.

Joan Frances Petrovich Holcomb ’69 of Vero Beach died June 16, 2014. She earned an M.A. from Florida International University. She was an educator at Palm Beach Community College, retiring as Dean of Career and Technical Education in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Walter Ron Holcomb; a son, Jay Redmond, of Oviedo; a stepdaughter; and five 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.

Jeanette Merritt Bailey ’70 of Auburndale died Jan. 11, 2014. She was a teacher at Caldwell Elementary School in Auburndale for 19 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Bailey, and a son, Mike Bailey. She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Bailey of Fort Meade and Donald Bailey of Leesburg; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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.

The Rev. James K. Rowland ’74 of Brooksville died Aug. 24, 2015. He was a banker and a United Methodist minister, serving churches in Florida. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Rowland; two sons, Jim and Bob; three granddaughters; and three nieces.

Steven N. Weinrich ’74 of Pompano Beach died Oct. 29, 2015. He owned and operated the Steven Weinrich Roofing Company. He also was a musician. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Chiappa; a daughter, Alessia; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Sally O’Toole Morton ’75 of Vero Beach died April 14, 2014. She is survived by her mother, Mary Lough O’Toole; her husband, Scott Morton; two daughters, Mary Catherine Morton and Emily Taft; two sisters; and two grandsons.

Agnes Sutton ’75 died Jan. 12, 2014, in Port Orange. She was an elementary school teacher in the Polk County School District. She is survived by a son, Randolph Sutton; a daughter, Karen Sutton; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.

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.

Peter W. Ahrens ’76 of Columbia, S.C., died Aug. 2, 2015. He was a veteran of the armed forces, with 26 years of combined service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and South Carolina Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter, Suzanne Gulledge of Rock Hill, S.C.; a son, Jon Ahrens of Ladson, S.C.; four grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Wilma Carrillo ’76 of Lakeland died Nov. 20, 2013. She earned a degree from the Stetson Law School. She was an attorney and worked as a clerk for the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and in private practice. She is survived by her husband, Luis; two sons, Luis Eduardo Carrillo and Carlos Carrillo; two daughters, Claudia Carrillo and Sandra Campisi; and six 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 D. Chesley ’77 of Orlando died June 6, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a science and math teacher and coached football and wrestling with the Orange County School District for more than 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Chesley; a son, John D. “J.D.” Chesley, Jr., of Oakton, Va.; a grandson; and a sister 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.

Franklin D. Howell ’78 of Lakeland died March 22, 2014. He was a teacher at Lake Gibson Middle School. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Webb Howell ’78; two sons, Paxton and Payton; and a sister.

Jan Gaines Valk ’78 of Winter Haven died Feb. 18, 2014. He worked in the citrus industry. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and two children, Mieke and Jan.

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.

Kenneth P. Liput ’79 of Orlando died Sept. 20, 2015. He worked for Merita Bakery, Gould Battery, Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, and the Florida Department of Children and Families. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Larry Liput and David Liput; a daughter, Kendra Schanback; five grandchildren; two brothers; and a nephew.

Charles “Chuck” Simpson ’79 of Orlando died May 28, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was vice president of operations for Independence RV in Winter Garden. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Dugan-Simpson; a son, Todd Simpson; two stepdaughters; three sisters; two brothers; and four grandchildren.

M. Elizabeth Whitfield Simpson ’79 of Lakeland died Nov. 11, 2015. She was a teacher in the Polk County School District. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Simpson; and two brothers. She is survived by five sons, the Rev. Bruce Simpson of Okeechobee, the Rev. Bryan Simpson of Middleburg, and Brent Simpson, Blake Simpson and Brad Simpson, all of Lakeland; three daughters, Sandra Baker of Hull, Ga., and Suzanne Poole and Charlene Hill, both of Lakeland; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bruce Fricke ’79 of Bonita Springs died Oct. 4, 2010. He was the owner of Fish Tale Sales and Service in Fort Myers.

Thomas Rainey ’79 of Winter Park died Nov. 15, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an accountant and administrator with Lockheed Martin Company and owned his own tax preparation business. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Allen, of Orlando; and a daughter, Jennifer, of Palm Beach Gardens.

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

Michael Paul Christian ’80 of Kissimmee died March 1, 2014. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a helicopter pilot. He was a certified public accountant, working for Lupfer-Frakes/Bouchard Insurance and Penn-Global, and he owned his own firm. He is survived by his parents, Paul Christian and Virginia Steele Merideth; two sons, Collin and Parker Christian; two sisters; and a brother.

Brennan Robertson ’80 of Lakeland died Nov. 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Sheri.

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.

Theresa Ann “Tami” McGinty Collier ’81 of Cody, Wyo., and Palm Beach died July 9, 2015. At FSC, she was a member of the Mocs’ volleyball team. She was preceded in death by a brother. She is survived by her husband, Barron G. Collier; a daughter, Laura Collier; and a son, Barron G. Collier V.

Nancy E. Gorman ’81 of Tampa died April 28, 2015. She was an educator at middle schools in Piscataway, N.J., and owned a pet care business. She is survived by her parents, James and Mary Gorman of Middlesex, N.J.; her partner, Beverly Hall of Tampa; a brother; and two uncles.

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.

Sheila Diane Kiess ’81 of Miami Shores died April 25, 2014. She was a sergeant with the Florida International University police department. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Sampsell; her mother, Mrs. Raymond Kiess; and a brother.

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.

Michael D. “Mickey” DeChambeau ’82 of Winter Haven died Dec. 14, 2013. He earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He was formerly the wedding director of Cypress Gardens and was owner and president of DeChambeau’s Wedding and Video Service. He is survived by wife, Deborah L. DeChambeau; a daughter, Dr. Amber N. DeChambeau-Bragg; a sister; three nieces; two nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

Paula B. Hardin ’82 of Jacksonville died March 3, 2014. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a nurse during World War II. She was a professor of nursing at Florida Community College at Jacksonville for more than 20 years. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Hale and Daphne Wilson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Tillie May Joyner ’82 of Lake Wales died July 22, 2010.

Ernest G. Staples ’82 of West Richland, Wash., died July 18, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for 31 years in the Submarine Corps. He also earned an MBA from the University of Southern California. He was preceded in death by two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son, Kevin; three daughters, Jana, Cindy, and Laura; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister.

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.

Charles Richard “Dick” Kennedy ’83 of Lakeland died July 31, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a physician’s assistant and an auxiliary deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Maready Kennedy; a daughter, Kimberly Jeffares of Lakeland; two sons, Jonathan Kennedy of Oviedo and Jeremy Maready of Lakeland; nine grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

Peter E. Langendorff ’83 of Gaithersburg, Md., died Sept. 17, 2013.

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.

Gina M. Andreozzi ’86 of Warren, R.I., died June 26, 2014. She was a certified medical assistant. She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Poland; her father, Peter P. Andreozzi of Seekonk, R.I.; two brothers; two nieces; and a nephew.

Anita June Sledge ’86 of Warner Robins, Ga., died Dec. 9, 2013. She earned a Master of Adult Education degree at the University of Georgia. She was employed at International Logistics Group. She is survived by her parents, James J. and Betty R. Sledge of Lakeland; two sisters, Gloria Allen of Warner Robins, and Ruth Reimer of Lakeland; and several nieces and nephews.

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.

Thomas Franklin “Tommy” Morgan ’87 of Vero Beach died July 24, 2014. He worked in the packaging industry, serving the citrus and produce industries. He is survived by his wife, Gail Morgan of Vero Beach; a daughter, Kimberly Kieffer of Lake Wales; a son, Michael Morgan of Vero Beach; three grandchildren; and two brothers.

Carlene Arnoldini Wendel ’87 of Lakeland died Sept. 30, 2015. She was a neonatal nurse practitioner. She is survived by a daughter, Carli Wendel; a sister; a brother; two nephews; and a niece.

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.

Rebecca “Becky” Laws Culmer ’89 of Lakeland died June 6, 2015. She worked at TriCounty Human Services. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristen Anne. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Culmer ’87; a daughter, Grace Anne; and a sister.

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.

Adamarie Badzioch ’91 of Buffalo Grove, Ill., died Aug. 13, 2014. She was a nurse. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Badzioch, Jr., and Steven Badzioch; two daughters, Katharine Malinowski and Elizabeth Hennessy; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Joseph P. Venning ’92 of Plant City died Jan. 16, 2009. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a missionary with Florida Campers on Mission.

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.

David R. Hodges ’94 of Vashon, Wash., died Aug. 13, 2015. At FSC, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was an aquatic sports instructor and also worked as an automobile salesman, truck driver, track coach and special education teacher. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Francis R. and Marianne M. Hodges of Lakeland; a brother, Lawrence Albert (Al) Hodges of Kathleen, Ga.; two nephews; a niece; an aunt; and two uncles.

Michelle French Kraft ’94 of Kissimmee died July 1, 2014. She was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School and Thacker Avenue Elementary School, both in Kissimmee. She is survived by her husband, Art Kraft; a son, Matthew Kraft of Deland; a sister; and a brother.

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.

Kathryn “Katie” Henson Dishroon ’95 of Palm Bay died March 30, 2013.

John F. “Jack” McCann ’96 of Beecher, Ill., died June 20, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, James Hook. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, Michael McCann and Wayne Hook; four daughters, Julie Ulaszek, Laura Mayer, Kathie Sanders, and Janet Leoni; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother.

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.

Eleanore “Ellie” Chormann Eure ’98 of Port Charlotte died March 29, 2014. She was a dental practice manager. She is survived by her husband, Lee; two daughters, Rosemary Eure and Stacey Dailey, both of Sarasota; a son, Lee Eure, of Sarasota; five grandchildren; and a brother.

 

 

Class of 2000s

Felix Eloy Vicens, Jr., ’01 of Lakeland died Nov. 20, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a physical education teacher at Daniel Jenkins Academy. He is survived by a longtime companion, Melanie Tucker.

Keri Blickenstaff Kinsel ’07 of Winterville, Ga., died April 26, 2014. She was a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at the University of Georgia. She is survived by her husband, Carl Kinsel; two stepdaughters, Emma and Olivia Kinsel; her parents, Dan and Valerie Blickenstaff; a sister; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grandfather.

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

William “Wil” Mintner ’19 of Ocklawaha died Oct. 25, 2015. He was a freshman and a member of the FSC men’s swimming team.

 

 

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.

 

 

Trustees

Bishop James Lloyd Knox ’51 died April 13, 2014 in Gadsden, Ala. He was a Trustee Emertitus, serving on the board from 1999 to 2002. He earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and was ordained as a United Methodist minister. He served as a missionary in Cuba and Argentina, as a pastor of churches in West Palm Beach, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, and as a district superintendent in Miami. He was elected bishop in the United Methodist Church in 1982 and presided over the North Alabama and North Georgia conferences and as interim bishop of the Florida Conference. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith. He is survived by his wife, Julia; and two children, Richard Michael Knox and Carol Anne Knox.

 

 

Faculty

Florence Ann Aldridge died April 29, 2014, in Tupelo, Miss. She was adjunct professor of organ and piano and accompanist for the FSC Chorale. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Aldridge. She is survived by a son, Clarke David Aldridge of Hanover, Penn.; and a brother.

Daniel E. Hermany of Chelsea, Ala., died July 28, 2014. He was an adjunct instructor of music between 1999 and 2006. He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Hermany of Chelsea; a son, Daniel Hermany, Jr., of Jacksonville; three daughters, Jennifer Mangum of Birmingham, Ala., Jodi Haskins of Chelsea, and Jamie Dell of Orlando; 11 grandchildren; and a brother.

Lt. Col. William F. Moore III of Kodak, Tenn., died Nov. 22, 2013. He was an ROTC instructor at FSC. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and worked in the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Moore; two sons, William F. Moore IV, and Christopher Moore; two daughters, Margaret Dale Flannery and Elisabeth Raye Kimbrell; three grandchildren; and two brothers.

Dr. Christopher T. Weaver of Lakeland, professor emeritus of psychology, died Sept. 9, 2014. He was a member of the faculty from 1976 to 2011. He is survived by his mother, Ann Weaver; his wife, Linda; a son, Gareth Weaver; a daughter, Ellen Weaver; two uncles; and two nieces.

Dr. Walter P. Weaver of Lakeland, Pendergrass Professor of Religion Emeritus, died Feb. 11, 2014. He was a member of the faculty from 1972 to 1997 and was chairman of the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Humanities Division. He held the Pendergrass Chair in Religion from 1989 until his retirement in 1997. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He earned a Ph.D. in religion from Drew University. Prior to coming to FSC, he served as a Methodist pastor and as chaplain and assistant professor of religion at Greensboro (N.C.) College. He was the author of numerous articles and books, most notably The Historical Jesus in Twentieth Century. 1900-1950. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; a son, Walter Weaver, Jr.; two daughters, Katherine W. Holland and Laura W. Slocumb; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers.

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. 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

Andy Chuhralya of Massena, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 2015. At FSC, he was a campus safety and security officer from 1982 to 2002. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He worked in construction for the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority before moving to Lakeland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda Chuhralya; and a son, Almon W. Premo. He is survived by two daughters, Faye Jones of Delray Beach, and Eileen Baker of Monticello, Ind.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister.

John F. Ciempa of Lakeland died Nov. 3, 2015. He owned Amoskeag Boiler and Electric Company in Manchester, N.H., and worked for other facilities and electrical companies before moving to Lakeland. He worked in the Facilities Maintenance Department at FSC before his retirement in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Debra; a daughter, Katy Ciempa ’05; a son, John J. Ciempa; and a sister.

Ernestine T. Dukes, R.N., of Lakeland died Aug. 25, 2015. At FSC, she was a nurse in the Student Health Center. She also worked at Lakeland Regional Health Center and the Peace River Center. She is survived by two daughters, June Murray and Lanne Pendleton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Linda L. Huggins of Lakeland died Oct. 1, 2015. At FSC, she was Mail Services Supervisor from 1980 to 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Huggins. She is survived by two daughters, Marie Huggins Rich of Lakeland and Sandra Huggins Cortez of Wauchula; a son, Douglas Huggins of Auburndale; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard D. Ostrowski of Lakeland died Oct. 3, 2015. He worked in the Facilities Maintenance Department. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary. He is survived by two brothers, Robert and Frank Ostrowski; a sister, Patty Slocum; three stepchildren; and 10 grandchildren.

Idabelle L. Edmondson of Lakeland died Sept. 4, 2014. She was a nurse in the FSC Student Health Center, retiring in 1996. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Adams of Lakeland; two sons, Benny Edmondson of Lakeland and Bill Edmondson of Polk City; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

T. Logan Fleck died July 21, 2014 in Deland. He was assistant coach of the FSC men’s soccer team from 1985 to 1987. He was the head coach of men’s and women’s soccer programs at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and the University of South Florida. At the time of his death, he was head coach of the Stetson University men’s soccer team. He is survived by his mother, Carol Fleck; a sister; a stepmother; and a niece.

Louvenia “Lou” Howell Tadlock died Jan. 25, 2014, in Rock Hill, S.C. She was the box office manager at FSC for more than 20 years, retiring in 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Missy Tadlock Osborn of Rock Hill and Alice Tadlock Marks of Greenville, S.C.; a son, Bun Tadlock of Evergreen, Colo.; and four grandsons.

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

Julian D. Rowe of Lakeland died Oct. 19, 2015. He was the husband of the late Distinguished Alumna, former Dean of Women and director of Alumni Relations Agnes Johnson Rowe ’50, for whom the Agnes Johnson Rowe Award, given annually to a graduating female student representing qualities of scholarship and leadership, is named. Mr. Rowe was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. A longtime resident of Groveland, he was a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also worked as an athletic trainer for Groveland High School. In addition to Agnes Johnson Rowe, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Rowe. He is survived by a son, Charles M. Rowe; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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.