1950s

Chapter Eternal: George Edward Holt, Jr.
Read George's obituary here.

Painter, Richard "Wrapper" Posted: 8/23/2011 12:27:00 PM
Class of 1953

After 10 years of retirement, I was asked to teach a course in the Spring semester, 2011. It was exciting to be back in the classroom, but I underestimated how much paper grading was involved.

In July, celebrated my 80th birthday; in August, I gave a 45 min. voice recital (Schumann and Ralph Vaughan Williams); and in September, I will lead a small group to climb one of Colorado's 14ers.

Life is good, and I look forward to another visit to Chapel Hill - preferably for some kind of reunion.

With best wishes to all,
YITB,
Wrapper

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1940s

Haines, Harry Posted: 5/12/2010 11:10:48 AM 
Class of 1947 

Don't know if this is my "Best" memory. The best would be Bill (Cuestick) Lane showing off his prodigious memory by going through, as presiding officer, the induction ceremony without notes.

Much more fun was when I was inspired to go down the steps to the dining room on my stomach. Bouncing across the steps. Without injury. Anyway I did and was commended by a dozen who saw the feat. They all thought it a good idea. The time was 12.09 a.m. It was memorable.

Update2/5/2016 11:22 AM

Harry Albert Haines, Class of 1948 passed away January 31, 2016. His obituary may be seen here.

Wilson, Charles "Charlie" Posted: 2/20/2007 4:43:20 PM
Class of 1948

Recently visited with:
Andy Williamson in Laurinburg, NC He has had a stroke and is
partially paralysed. He looks good and is in good spirits. He
can understand talking but he cannot talk. He is in Scotia
Village nursing home in Laurinburg.
Pete Lindsey in Lumberton NC. He said he had bought a new
Cadillac with GPS and he found his way to his daughter's home
Christmas in Charleston SC.
Alan Havard Williams, 1946, died Feb. 15, 2007. His home was
in Wilkesboro, NC but his last days were in a nursing home in
Cary, NC near some children.

Pfeiffer, Frederick "Fritz" Posted: 1/8/2007 1:11:37 PM
Class of 1947

I have been a circuit judge now for 33 years, having taken senior status 10 years ago. I still have chambers in the courthouse, and when the civil division gets stuck with a long trial, they can ask a senior judge to come and try the case. If its convenient and an interesting case I take it. Granddaughter Anna Franklin Smith is a senior at Chapel Hill and lives in Raleigh with her husband. Grandson James Franklin from Southern Pines is a freshman in the NROTC at Chapel Hill. His other grandfather was a Phi at Univ. of Fla. Unfortunately his father was an ATO. See Vernon Townsend 47 of Jacksonville occasionally. He meets me half way to New Smyrna Beach from my place on the beach and from his beach place at Crescent Beach. (2659 Lakeshore Dr., Orlando, FL 32803-1317; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Hammond, George Posted: 1/8/2007 1:11:37 PM
Class of 1944 

This article was about Denny Hammond in the Spring 2006 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center newsletter: ""When the internationally revered childhood cancer expert, Dr. Denny Hammond, and his wife Polly, decided to make a $1.3 million planned gift, they chose the place where his career began: UNC at Chapel Hill. In the 1940s when Hammond graduated from undergraduate school and attended the medical school, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center was only a dream. But now, with the tremendous boost of the generous couples planned gift, the nationally prominent cancer center and its pediatric oncology program can make larger strides in research to understand better these cancers that affect the smallest and most vulnerable of our population. As H. Shelton Earp, Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center said Denny and Polly are committed to our vision to have UNC Lineberger become a national leader, seeking to cure and prevent childhood cancer. Denny knows from firsthand experience that we have made great progress, but there are still critical issues in pediatric-age cancers. Even in childhood leukemias where cure rates are high, too many patients are not cured. Forward looking research is the answer and the Hammonds generous planned gift will help make this happen.""

White, John Posted: 11/16/2010 5:52:20 PM
Class of 1942

My husband, John Warner White '42 died on July 12, 2010. John dropped out of school at Chapel Hill to enlist in the Army Air Corps in the spring of 1941. He was commissioned a Bombardier-Navigator and flew 50 missions out of North Africa, bombing Sicily and Italy and serving as the Group Lead Bombardier. He retired from the Service in 1945 with the rank of Major.

On returning to Nashville he received a Law degree from the Nashville Y.M.C.A. Law School. He worked for over 50 years in real estate forming the John W. White Company. He was an expert in many arenas of the real estate industry, including Mortgage Banking, Brokerage and Appraisals.

John was known from his quick wit, loyalty to friends and generosity of spirit. One of his favorite sayings was "Let the good times roll!" and they always did.

John was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Marie Crain White, and his second wife, Govan Davidson White. He is survived by his wife, Dudley Brown White, four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.