E&H Obituaries Updated July 11, 2018

Posted by Monica Hoel

 

(Class year order) 

Helen Godsey Overbay (’33), Kingsport, TN, died June 8, 2018. She was a member of First Broad Street UMC and as a student she was a member of Alpha Beta Chi. At the time of her passing she was Emory & Henry’s oldest graduate. Among survivors is a grandson Paul Overbay, III (’89). Read Obituary…

 

Charles R. Arbegust, Sr. (NV12), Louisville, KY, died Aug. 24, 2012. Read Obituary…

 

George Franklin Cross  (NV12), Harrisonburg, VA, died Feb. 27, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Golden Glove Boxer, and was retired from Veatch-Cross & Coffey, Inc.  Read Obituary…

 

Frank Patterson Day, Sr.  (NV12), Bristol, TN, died Mar. 19, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Read Obituary…

 

Eugene R. Elkins (NV12), Charleston, WV, died Aug. 6, 2016.

 

Robert Dunlap Holland, Jr. (NV12), Annandale, VA, died Jan. 20, 2016. He was in the U. S. Navy, and served in Korea. He had a career in banking. Read Obituary…

 

David Gray Johnson (NV12), Kanopolis, KS, died Dec. 15, 2014. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force, and he was a successful football coach.  Read more…

 

Robert Milton Rayburn (NV12), Ashland, KY, died June 2, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, and worked as a foreman for Armco. Read Obituary…

 

Dorothy Taylor Dixon (’45), Vienna, VA, died Mar. 11, 2011. In 1991, she was named Vienna’s  Citizen of the Year. Obituary…

 

Peggy Hall Lipps (’48), St. Paul, VA, died July 30, 2015. She was a teacher in Wise and St. Paul. Read Obituary…

 

Jean Kirby Bruce (’49), Durham, NC, died Dec. 11, 2017.

 

Lola Mae Harr Haney (’49), Kingsport, TN, died Mar 21, 2018. She taught English and Language Arts. Read Obituary…

 

Dr. Van Buren McCarter (’49), Galax, VA, died May 28, 2018.  Read Obituary…

 

Ellis Adkins (’50), Ford, VA, died Feb. 3, 2016.

 

Edmond James “Ed” Beverly (’50), Abingdon, VA, He operated the Charwood Shop for many years. Read Obituary…

 

Elger N. Fleenor (’50), North Chesterfield, VA, died Nov. 20, 2006.

 

Early Jackson Hudson (’50), Sun City Center, FL, died Feb. 18, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was injured in Burma. He worked for Martin-Marietta and NASA.

 

Mary Perdue Jenkins (re’50), Petersburg, VA, died Feb. 10, 2008.

 

Billy L. Poe (’50), Ballwin, MO, died Mar. 23, 2018. Read Obituary…

 

Frances Bowers Baldwin (’51), North Augusta, SC, died Mary 28, 2018. She was a retired school teacher from the Aiken County School System.  Read Obituary…

 

Millard Morton “Mort” Crumley (re’51), Danville, VA, died Mar. 9, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and he was manager of Beneficial Finance Company for 40 years. Read Obituary…

 

Dr. James Spurgeon Fowler (re’51), Waynesboro, VA, died May 15, 2018.He was a teacher and school administrator before becoming an optometrist. Read Obituary…

 

Annette Gentry (re’51), Roanoke, VA, died Sept. 11, 2006.

 

Ailene Gladys Goodwin Mizell (’51), Tampa, FL, died May 25, 2018. She worked as a legal secretary in Washington DC and also in the civil service at Eglin Air Force Base. Read Obituary…

 

Claudine Rogers Bandy (’52), Ripley, TN, died Sept. 3, 2009.

 

Carlton Brooks (re’52), Daleville, VA, died Dec. 17, 2014. He served in World War II as a Navy SeaBee. He worked with the Raonoke City Fire Dept. for 35 years. Read Obituary…

 

Walter Cleveland Emmert (’52), San Diego, CA, died June 6, 2018. He served in the Korean War and was a Civil Engineer for San Diego County. Read Obituary…

 

Carl Wilson Musser, Sr. (’52), Fairfax, VA, died Feb. 11, 2013.

 

Billy Presley (’52), Kingsland, GA, died Sept. 22, 2012.

 

John Albert Harrington (re’53), Hampton, SC, died Jan. 6, 2018. He worked for Westinghouse for many years. Read Obituary…

 

Dr. Bill Hobbs (re’53), San Diego, CA, died Feb. 5, 2018. He was a mathematics professor at Pasadena College.

 

Elizabeth Young Worthington (re’53), Chattanooga, TN, died April 4, 2018. She taught art, music and drama and was an accomplished artist.  Obituary…

 

Jimmy Curtis Arnold (’54), Rockledge, FL, died Oct. 31, 2017.

 

Jean Bailey Walk (’54), Tazewell, VA, died Mar. 30, 2018. She was a retired Business Teacher at Tazewell High School and Southwest Virginia Community College. Obituary…

 

Bonnie Holloway Hutton Reames Duncan (’55), Meadowview, VA, died Sept. 10, 2017. “Her life was well-lived in service to others.” Read Obituary…

 

Steve W. Farmer, Jr (’55), Hampton, VA, died July 28, 2017.

 

Rev. Herbert O. Kelsey Jr. (re’55), Hartford, CT, died Dec. 10, 2017. He served as an ordained minister for 50 years, serving United Church of Christ congregations in New England, Hawaii, and England. Obituary…

 

Winton F. Lackey (’55), Abingdon, VA, died July 5, 2018. He was founder of Mid-Ohio packaging and served Emory & Henry as a trustee for many years. The family requested gifts to IHEY in lieu of flowers. Read Obituary…

 

Mary E. Wine (re’55), Dandridge, TN, died April 20, 2015. She was a member of the French Broad Baptist Church.

 

Roy James Yates (’55), Manassas, VA, died June 2, 2017.

 

James Lewis Black, Sr. (re’56), Roanoke, VA, died Sept. 12, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and had a long career with AT&T. Obituary…

 

Lt. Col. Carl Gilson Collins (re’56), Knoxville, TN, died May 17, 2017. He served for 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Read Obituary…

 

Jerome P. “Jerry” Dean (re’56), Falmouth, MA, died Jan. 30, 2017. He designed and built equipment for ocean-going vessels with Sperry Marine Systems, then worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution designing and building scientific equipment. Read Obituary…

 

Richard Wesley Gillespie (’56), Spotsylvania, VA, died Mar. 22, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Branch Chief for the United States Information Agency. Read Obituary…

 

James R. Hyatt (re’56), Conyers, GA, died Jan. 15, 2006.

 

George C. Branham (’57), Dillwyn, VA, died Jan. 19, 2016. He served in the U.S. Air Force.  Read Obituary…

 

Charlta Blair Carter (re’57), Knoxville, TN, died Aug. 12, 2005.

 

Mervis Stiltner Matney (’57), Yorktown, VA, died August 29, 2014.

 

Marion “Mac” Quesinberry (re’57), Fincastle, VA, died Aug. 31, 2015.

 

Patricia Luck Stallard (’57), Hanover, MA, died Nov. 20, 2015.

 

Raymond Andrew Thompson (re’57), Abingdon, VA, died Feb. 5, 2018. He was a 40-year employee of Appalachian Electric Power.  Read Obituary…

 

Claude Charles Barnett (‘re58), Taylors, SC, died May 25, 2018. Obituary…

 

Linnie Blaine Finley (re’58), Lansing, NC, died Jan. 8, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Obituary…

 

Margaret Cox Haag (’58), Merritt Island, FL, died Mar. 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by Nils Haag (’59).  Obituary…

 

Winfred Keith (re’58), Kingsport, TN, died April 26, 2013.  He retired after 39 years with Eastman Chemical as a Manufacturing Technologist. Among survivors is his wife, Barbara Moneyhun Keith (re’59).  Read Obituary…

 

Balfour Sutton (’58), Lynchburg, VA, died April 25, 2018.

 

Harold Edward Arnold (’59), Wilmington, NC, died Nov. 16, 2014.

 

Reba Joyce Barr Daniels (re’59), North Chesterfield, VA, died June 8, 2007.

 

W.H. “Bill” Rouse (’59), Lancaster, PA, died May 9, 2014. “He was a highly respected agent and manager with Mutual of New York for 50 years.”  Read Obituary…

 

Frances Tharp Bennett (’60), Apex, NC, died Oct. 17, 2014. She had a 31-year career in education. Read obituary…

 

Henri A. Edwards (re’60), Santa Rosa Beach, FL, died Nov. 19, 2011.

 

Fred Thomas Yontz (re’60), Powhatan, VA, died October 14, 2017.

 

Gayle Christian (’64), New York City, NY, , died May 26, 2018. She worked in NYC Social Services and wa a world traveler. Read Obituary…

 

Charles Richard Sturgill (’65), Marion, VA, died June 10, 2018. He was a volunteer for numerous community organizations including Virginia Master Naturalist. Obituary…

 

Laura Lynn Sheppard (’68), Tampa, FL, died April 8, 2018. Obituary…

 

Jerry Newberry (’69), Rehoboth Beach, DE, died June 24, 2018. “He was a career educator and counselor who focused on the rights and well-being of others.”  Read Obituary…

 

Joyce K. Wagg (’74), Mouth of Wilson, VA, Died April 9, 2018. Obituary…

 

Dr. Glenn Hunter Birkitt, Jr.  (’81), Bristol, TN, died June 21, 2018. He was a general surgeon and partner at Bristol Surgical Associates, was a member of the E&H Board of Trustees, and a member of the Board of Directors for Bristol Regional Medical Center. Among survivors is his wife, Diane Mallett Birkitt (’93).  Read Obituary…

 

John David “J.D.” Washington  (’86), Leesburg, VA, died June 8, 2018. He worked for Dowty Aerospace, Magnavox and Software AG. He enjoyed coaching community football, basketball, and soccer. Obituary…

 

Sarah Danielle Sanders (’03), Abingdon, VA, died Feb. 8, 2018. She was a teacher at John Battle High School. Read Obituary…

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset" title="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??" aria-label="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG" alt="Marsha Wagoner at Farmer's Hardware in Sparta, NC." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset" title="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??" aria-label="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??">Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">After 80 years in business, Farmer’s Hardware in Sparta is saying goodnight. <a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??" aria-label="Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/70-debb-hirsch-clays-poem-honors-gold-star-mothers" title="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers" aria-label="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/473,91,879,497/733_debb_clay_jpg.rev.1506976631.jpg" alt="Debb Hirsch Clay's poem about Gold Star Mothers has gotten a lot of attention." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/473,91,879,497/733_debb_clay_jpg.rev.1506976631.jpg 2x" data-max-w="883" data-max-h="851"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/70-debb-hirsch-clays-poem-honors-gold-star-mothers" title="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers" aria-label="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers">Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Debb says it’s a poem for people who find themselves with a designation that no mother wants. <a href="/live/news/70-debb-hirsch-clays-poem-honors-gold-star-mothers" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers" aria-label="Debb Hirsch Clay’s Poem Honors Gold Star Mothers">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/295-perfect-harmony" title="Perfect Harmony!" aria-label="Perfect Harmony!"><img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/604,99,923,417/3305_Carolinas_Mixed_Quartet_Champions.rev.1518801465.jpg" alt="Carolinas Mixed Quartet Champions" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/604,99,923,417/3305_Carolinas_Mixed_Quartet_Champions.rev.1518801465.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/604,99,923,417/3305_Carolinas_Mixed_Quartet_Champions.rev.1518801465.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1315" data-max-h="872"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/295-perfect-harmony" title="Perfect Harmony!" aria-label="Perfect Harmony!">Perfect Harmony!</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Warren Fuson’s (E&H ’73) quartet just won a big competition! Give a listen! <a href="/live/news/295-perfect-harmony" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Perfect Harmony!" aria-label="Perfect Harmony!">Keep reading</a></div></div>