The '70s

Posted: July 12, 2013

Woody Gibson ’70 of High Point, N.C., was appointed headmaster and director of athletics at Oak Ridge Military Academy in July 2012 after a 37-year career at High Point University. Woody was an associate professor in HPU’s Phillips School of Business and was involved in other areas of the university. In addition to serving as director of athletics, he was the men’s soccer coach, men’s golf coach, women’s soccer coach and sports information director. In 1995, he implemented a sport management undergraduate degree and assisted in the creation of the master’s degree program in sport studies. He was inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame as a soccer coach in 2011 and the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Donald L. Tuttle ’72 of Yorba Linda, Calif., has been appointed president of Lancer Orthodontics, Inc., in Vista. Don has three decades of experience in the dental industry with significant roles in management, operations, sales and marketing. He served as president of Specialty Products for Sybron Dental Specialties, president of Ormco and Sybron Implant Solutions, president of DentalView, vice president of sales and marketing for Ormco, and director of sales for SDS Metrex.

Linda Lee Willis ’72 of Rocky Mount, N.C., a physician at Nash General Hospital, retired in December 2012.

Joseph Austin ’75 of Greensboro announced that his son Josh and fiancée welcomed a daughter in August 2012.

Stan Hawkins ’75 of Floyd, Va., is happy to announce that his daughter was married in June 2012.

Margaret Ann Boozer Patton ’75 of Greensboro is an administrative assistant at UNCG in the Lloyd International Honors College. She is mother of two children, ages 13 and 15.

Alison Winfree Pickrell ’75 and husband Brian of Statesville, N.C., have embarked on the journey of self-publication. They created Wolf Pup Publishing and have published their first novel, The Restless Spirit, which is about the divine restlessness in each of us that leads us first away from God and then back into His arms.

Steven Taylor ’75 and wife Jean of Greensboro announce the birth of their granddaughter Amelia Ruth Taylor DeWeese born March 2, 2013 to daughter Sarah Love Taylor and husband David DeWeese.

Margaret Brown ’76 is living in the Adirondacks working as a hospice clinical manager.

Tony Blakeley ’77 of Mocksville, N.C., has recovered from brain cancer.

Valerie Blackburn Smith ’78 is living in Hendersonville, N.C., and maintains her private practice, Counseling for Growth and Healing, LLC. Her son Ian is in the Honors College at Appalachian State University.

H. Hall Powell ’78 of Kure Beach, N.C., is self-employed and semi-retired as a consultant.


James Stephen “Steve” Brown ’70 May 21, 2013

Carolyn Ann Lineberger Rudisill ’70 March 31, 2013

Thomas Folger Hollingsworth ’72 Jan. 21, 2013

Jane Tanger Black ’74 Aug. 11, 2012

Addison Leavens Hill ’74 Sept. 17, 2012

Abdalla I. Nazal ’74 Dec. 5, 2012

Janet May Harrison ’75 Oct. 19, 2012

Joseph Elwood Masten ’75 June 7, 2013

Celia Carter Sparger ’75 Dec. 25, 2012

Thomas A. Armstrong ’76 Oct. 17, 2012

Vincent E. Coll Jr. ’76 March 15, 2013

Mark Carden Whitley ’76 March 28, 2013

Sherry Ann Sandlin ’77 May 17, 2013 William

Stevens Creech Jr. ’78 Jan. 28, 2013

Wade J. “Tommy” Gibson ’78 Dec. 2, 2012

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Brown ’79 May 21, 2013

Margaret “Meg” Brown Hildreth ’79 Oct. 23, 2012

Larry Dennis Scott Sr. ’79 Dec. 15, 2012

Sympathy is extended to

Philip H. Edgerton ’71 and wife Theresa Wyszynski ’73 upon the death of Philip’s uncle J. Wilbert “Wil” Edgerton ’40, Oct. 1, 2012 and his aunt Marianna Dow Edgerton ’40, Nov. 30, 2012.

Robert R. Price ’71 upon the death of his father Robert Hampton Price ’40, March 23, 2013.

John R. Rees ’71, wife Holly Lu Conant Rees ’77 and Floyd E. “Gene” Rees, Jr. ’73 upon the loss of John’s and Gene’s sister Susan Rees King ’68, May 4, 2013.

Sharon Leah Sherrill ’71 upon the death of her mother Norma Dickens Sherrill, Dec. 10, 2012.

Aprell Caudill Taylor ’71, Charles J. Caudill ’71, Rhoda Caudill Icerman ’72 and Edwin G. Caudill Jr. ’79 upon the death of their father Edwin G. Caudill, Aug. 5, 2012.

Sue Clontz Davis ’72 upon the loss of her sister Betty Gwynne Clontz, March 28, 2013.

Penelope Nelson Ball Gourse ’72 upon the death of her sister Jean Wilson Ball Millen ’68, Dec. 18, 2012.

Michael C. Hurley ’72 upon the death of his uncle Ralph H. Hurley, Oct. 30, 2012.

Melissa Thompson ’72 Harrelson and husband Jerry ’72 upon the death of her brother Robert W. Thompson, Aug. 21, 2012.

Michele Van Gobes ’72 upon the death of her partner James “Jim” Bullock ’66, Aug. 2, 2012.

Stephen T. Bernstein ’73 upon the death of his father Martin Bernstein, April 4, 2013.

Teddy East ’73 and his wife Pateah Maharajh East ’76 upon the death of his mother Frances East Wilson, April 28, 2013.

Jo Ellen Cox Grubbs ’73 and husband Bill upon the death of their son William Alton “Bill” Grubbs Jr. ’99, Dec. 19, 2012.

Richard F. Wagner Jr. ’73 upon the death of his wife Shirley England Wagner, Aug. 20, 2012.

Linda Jackson Edgerton ’74 and husband Thomas Cox Edgerton upon the death of his uncle J. Wilbert “Wil” Edgerton ’40, Oct. 1, 2012 and his aunt Marianna Dow Edgerton ’40, Nov. 30, 2012.

Martha “Marty” Pickett ’74 upon the death of her mother Rebecca Cox Pickett, June 18, 2013.

Keith Holliday ’75 upon the death of his father Paul Holliday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Paul Ethan Austin ’77 upon the death of his father Neal F. Austin, Oct. 10, 2012.

Robert Stephen Millns ’77 upon the death of his mother Jane Kinnison Millns, May 12, 2012.

Scott Perry Culclasure ’79 upon the death of his mother Florence Culclasure Llewellyn, March 15, 2013.

Peter Reichard ’79 upon the death of his father Richard Wilson Reichard, May 1, 2013.

Carolyn Terry Skowron ’79 upon the death of her brother Thomas Harold Terry, Aug. 7, 2012.

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