Magazine of Elon, December 1985-Spring 1991

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People 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 Burlington. 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: 203-938-8590. Susan E. Wilson is a counselor for emotionally disturbed teenagers at Annewakee Inc. based in Rockmart, Ga. ’86 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, Va. 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 Marketing. ’87 Eric Arvidson and Faith Ann Ayscue were married August 1 in Durham. Eric is employed by First Citizens Bank in Burlington. 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 Durham. 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, N.C. 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 Durham. ’88 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 Burlington. 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 ’07 Bessie H. Hester, Route 2, Box 144, Hurdle Mills, N.C., September 7. She was 102 years of age. ’19 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 states. ’21 Connor R. Hutchinson, Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N.C., May 1. ’23 Avery M. Swaim, 1609 West Lexington, High Point, N.C., September 5. ’27 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. ’29 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. ’34 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. ’45 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. ’60 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 engineer. 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. ’64 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. ’77 Darrell Wayne Lynn, Haw River- Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC., September 26. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and The Emanons and was self-employed. ’79 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. Faculty... 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 years. Friend... 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 1972. 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 project. 18 The Magazine of Elon Winter 1988

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