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Magazine of Elon, December 1985-Spring 1991


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Allison Huddle is first grade tcacher in
New Bern/Craven County School.
John C. Kays is a layout artist and
illustrator in the advertising department
at Belk Service Center in Greensboro.
Wendy McCoy is a personal banker at
Wachovia Bank &. Trust Company in
Kelly Taylor Moser is in a special
agent training program at SBI Academy
in Salemburg, Va. After graduation in
January, he will train in the field for six
months before reaching the status of
special agent.
Bobbi Parra is marketing assistant with
Boland Trane in Rockville, Md.
Tammy Franklin Qambar and her
husband, Hamid, P.O. Box 34290
Adailiyah, 73253 Adailiyah, Kuwait,
announce the birth of son, Yousef, on
July 28. Tammy writes "I just can't wait to
come to Elon. It sounds as though Elon
is really growing these days. I want to see
the new Fine Arts Building.”
Elizabeth K. Thompson is still working
at Xerox in the Personnel Department.
During her "copious free time" she is a
hostess at a near-by restaurant. "I would
enjoy hearing from any of my friends that
still remember how to write letters." Her
new address is: PO. Box 467, Redding
Ridge, CT 06876; Telephone:
Susan E. Wilson is a counselor for
emotionally disturbed teenagers at
Annewakee Inc. based in Rockmart, Ga.
Mary Katherine Carr is a bank teller
for Delaware Trust Company in
Greenville, Del.
Tom Cole is sales representative for
Ditch Witch of Virginia in Chesapeake,
John Davis is manager for ARA
Services at Elon College.
Don Doster is a manager for Edison
Hotels &. Resorts in Reyonldsburg, Ohio.
John Gregory Haley and Sheila Dawn
Cockram were married recently in
Stanleytown, Va. John is employed by
Piedmont Trust Bank in Bassett, Va.
Carolyn Ruth Lowry and James
Michael Roach were married October 24
in Cary, N.C. Carolyn is a radiologic
technologist at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
John McFadyen is a commercial loan
officer for First Citizens Bank in
Pittsboro, N.C.
Charles Gene Parks Jr. and Martha
Ernestine Sanders were married July 31 in
Burlington. Charles will attend Reformed
Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss.
Gary Rechtin is director of quality for
GKN Automotive Components Inc. in
Mebane, N.C.
Barney Rice is a cost accountant for
Wood Fiber Industries in Danville, Va.
Jim Saunders is special agent for
Virginia Health &. Accident Association
in Emporia, Va.
Regena Kaye Shires and Gary John
Powers were married November 7 in
Richmond. Regena is working in property
management with First Investment
Companies and was presented two awards
from the Virginia Apartment and
Management Association in November
for “Community of the Year" and
"Leasing Person of the Year."
Daye Thompson is a clerk with United
Parcel Service in Greensboro.
Ronnie Tomlinson, who recently received
his real estate license, is staff manager for
the Wilmington Branch Office of Oceanus
Eric Arvidson and Faith Ann Ayscue
were married August 1 in Durham. Eric is
employed by First Citizens Bank in
Susan Amber Culverhousc and Robert
Darren Frick were married September 27 in
Greensboro. Susan is employed by Ruggles
Street Learning Center in Greensboro.
Rexanne Ayers and Allen David Lloyd
were married September 12 at the Biltmore
Estate in Asheville. Allen is employed by
Royal Insurance in Charlotte.
Karen Smith Brann is customer service
representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in
Gretchen Brodowicz is employed by
Teamwork Inc. in Graham.
Kermit Channell is forensic medical
examiner technician for Arkansas State
Crime Lab in Little Rock, Ark.
Pam Gainey is computer operator for U.S.
Plywood Corp. in Hillsborough, N.C.
Nancy Gorman is program services
associate for Close Up Foundation in
Arlington, Va.
Eddie Kurtzeborn is sales representative
for Daniel’s Seafood Inc. in Tampa, Fla.
Yvonne Nowell is phlebotomist for Enloe
Hospital in Chico, Calif.
Paul Parra is food services manager with
Marriott at Children’s Hospital in
Washington, D. C.
Ron Pollock is a child care worker for
The Children’s Home of Burlington
County, Mt. Holly, N.J. He is a case load
manager for 14 children and is seeking the
ministry in the Episcopal church.
Kenneth Rivers is management trainee
with Carolina Biological Supply Company
in Burlington.
Deitra Shugart is a television news
reporter and anchor for the 5:30 p.m. and
10:00 p.m. news at WHKYTV in Hickory,
Susan Simpson is employed by Seaboard
Underwriters in Burlington.
John Joseph Webb Jr. and Heather
Vivienne Quadlin were married October
10. John has been promoted to computer
programmer at Colorcraft Corp. in
Lisa Cole is an accountant for Jesco
Corporation in Newport News, Va.
Susan Amber Culverhouse and Robert
Darren Frick were married September 27 in
Greensboro. Susan is employed by Ruggles
Street Learning Center in Greensboro.
Leslie John David Eliason and Michelle
Marie Berne were married September 19 in
Darren Ashley Goode and Gail
Theresa Rhett were married June 27 in
Hot Springs, Va. Gail is employed at Keith
Knost Fine Gifts in Hot Springs and
Darren is pursuing a career with the New
York Giants.
Karen Elizabeth Smith and Mark
Anthony Brann were married October 17
in Mebane, N.C. Karen is a customer
service representative with Blue Cross/Blue
Shield in Durham.
In Memoriam
Bessie H. Hester, Route 2, Box 144,
Hurdle Mills, N.C., September 7. She was
102 years of age.
Thorist F. Murphy, 1177 Elmsford Court,
Cupertino, CA 95014, September 27. He
was a cartographer for 50 years with the U.
S. Geological Survey. Murphy joined the
USGS in 1917, retiring as assistant chief of
the Branch of Field Services half a century
later. His department was in charge of rural
and metropolitan mapping of seven Western
Connor R. Hutchinson, Sharon Towers,
5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N.C., May 1.
Avery M. Swaim, 1609 West Lexington,
High Point, N.C., September 5.
William Lloyd Haslett, 908 Marguerite
Drive, Winston-Salem, N.C., August 22. He
was employed as a school teacher for the
first three years of his career before joining
the auditing department of Wachovia Bank
in 1927. Mr. Haslett retired from Wachovia
in 1963.
Hoyle Timothy Efird, 1351 Robinwood
Road, Gastonia, NC 28054, November 11.
Efird served as sheriff from 1944-1954,
served in the N.C. House of Representatives
from 1961-66, and was president of
Gastonia United Oil Company Inc. A
Mason and a Shriner, he was a member of
the First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia.
Curtis George Griffin, Route 1, Box 263,
Dunn, NC 28334, February 15. He was a
retired school principal, teacher, basketball
coach and farmer. He was a member of the
Class Room Teachers, N.C.E.A., Grange,
and Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.
Person Alex Batten Jr., 147 Grayson
Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707, September
16. He retired from the Bureau of Ships,
Washington, D.C. Batten was a member of
Cottage Place United Methodist Church
and a Mason.
Anthony “Tony" Jendras, 905 Harrison
Street, Titusville, Fla., January 14. He spent
many years at the Kennedy Space Center
until his retirement as an aerospace
Carl Leon May, 5120 McConnell Road,
Whitesell, NC 27377, October 6. Carl was
employed by an air conditioning
corporation in Greensboro as a
plumber/pipe fitter. He owned May’s
Plumbing Company and was a member of
Mt. Hope United Church of Christ.
Barbara Matthews Jackson, 7616 White
Hill Road, Sanford, NC 27330, December
29, 1986. Barbara was a 6th-grade teacher
at Greenwood Elementary School and a
member of White Hill Presbyterian Church
in Sanford.
Darrell Wayne Lynn, Haw River-
Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC.,
September 26. He was a member of Kappa
Sigma fraternity and The Emanons and was
Robin Grimes, Johnstown Road,
Thomasville, N.C., November 23. She was
employed by the Northwest-Piedmont
Council of Government. During her
college days she was an active member of
Zeta Tau Alpha and served her senior
year as president of the Panhellenic
Council. In addition, as a sophomore, she
was a Resident Adviser in Virginia Hall.
Dr. A. R. Van Cleave of Roanoke,
Alabama, died September 24. Dr. Van, as
he was known, taught philosophy and
social sciences at Elon from 1928-31. He
was football coach 1928-29 and received
an honorary doctor of divinity degree in
1948 from Elon College. He taught at five
Christian church colleges a total of 39
Margaret McConnell Holt, 962
Cherokee Road, Concord, N.C., August
21. Mrs. Holt and her husband, Don S.
Holt, were well-known for providing
scholarships and financial assistance for
young people. Mrs. Holt was an artist,
musician and author. Mr. Holt, who died
in 1982, was president of the Cannon
textile empire from 1963 to 1974. He
received an honorary degree from Elon in
Eloise Baynes
Dies of Cancer
Ms. Eloise Baynes, retired member
of the foreign language faculty,
died with cancer at her home on
October 6, 1987. She was 71.
Baynes was a native of Winston-
Salem, N.C., and received her
undergraduate degree from Salem
College and a master’s degree
from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she
also completed course work and
dissertation research toward the
Ph.D. degree.
Baynes came to Elon in 1968 to
teach French and Latin. She also
taught Spanish, classical literature
in translation, classical history,
mythology and speech during her
15 years at the college. She retired
in 1982, but remained active in
the college community.
She was the founder of the
Elon College Friends of the
Library and served as its president
up until the time of her death. A
past president of the Alamance
Community Service Agency and
a master gardener, she organized a
community garden program and
the Duke Power Weatherization
18 The Magazine of Elon Winter 1988

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