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In Memoriam


William Jerome Colvin Jr., March 23, 2014, Holly Hill, S.C. Colvin served as a captain in the 25th Infantry Division in Guadalcanal and the Philippines during World War II. He earned two Purple Hearts for his service. After the war he was vice president of Holly Hill Lumber Co. and later president of Santee Portland Cement.  


Dr. Charles William Love Sr., May 21, 2014, McColl, S.C. Love practiced dentistry in McColl for more than 43 years. After retirement he opened The McColl Museum. He received the Order of the Silver Crescent from the state in 2007. The music department at McColl Middle School is named in his honor as is the C.W. Love Sports Complex.


Dr. Henry Wright Gibson, April 12, 2014, Columbia, S.C. Gibson practiced family medicine in Barnwell County for 63 years until his death. He received numerous honors for his commitment to his patients and practice. A B-24 bomber pilot during WWII, Gibson flew 25 missions. He is also the founder of the Carolinas Honduras Health Foundation.\


Dr. John Caldwell Guilds Jr., March 10, 2014, Columbia, S.C. Dean Emeritus of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished professor of humanities at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Guilds was a well-known authority on the work of William Gilmore Simms. Guilds also was a decorated World War II veteran, earning a Purple Heart.


The Rev. Herbert Carl Floyd Sr., April 13, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. During his 43 years of ministry, Floyd pastored 10 churches across the state. Active in the community, he was a member of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

Dr. Edward Donald Sumner, March 7, 2014, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sumner served with the 4th Construction Battalion (Sea Bees) on Guam during World War II. Following naval service, he graduated from Wofford. He was a professor of pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina for 25 years.


The Rev. Jesse Bentley, March 31, 2014, Union, S.C. Bentley served during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Wallace Mathias Wright, March 5, 2014, Boerne, Texas. Wright served with the U.S. Air Force as a captain during the Korean War. He was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and then the IRS before entering private practice with Jones Day, where he spent more than 25 years. Memorials may be made to the Class of 1949 scholarship fund at Wofford. 


Allen Edison Cranford, May 1, 2014, Union, S.C. Cranford retired as co-owner of J. Cohen Co.

Charles E. “Chuck” Morgan, April 3, 2014, Atlanta, Ga. In 2008, Morgan established the Betty and Charles E. Morgan Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford. After the addition of his estate, the fund balance now stands at $564,000. Morgan worked in the telephone communications business in Clearwater, Fla., until his retirement. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Wofford College Terrier Club.


Dr. William Robbins Ewing Sr., May 21, 2014, Anderson, S.C. Ewing had a successful OB/GYN practice in Anderson and served the South Carolina United Methodist Conference in a variety of roles.

Jesse Pinson Walker, April 3, 2014, Union, S.C. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps of Engineers, Walker retired as a plant manager from Milliken & Co.

Dr. Charles H. Weaver, May 13, 2014, Raleigh, N.C. Weaver was an educator for 45 years, serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools in Pasquotank County. In 1995, he retired as assistant state superintendent in the Department of Public Instruction.


John Alfred “Jack” Anderson, May 19, 2014, Charlotte, N.C. A U.S. Navy veteran, Anderson retired from Flowers Industries.


David P. Cook, Feb. 21, 2014, Concord, N.C. Cook attended Wofford before being called to serve in the Korean War. A well-loved teacher and coach, Cook served as the director of the Kettering Institute IDEA innovative summer seminars. He initiated the Department of Defense Environmental Center – Project Bold program in Berthesgaden, Germany and served as principal at the Juvenile Stonewall Jackson School and as director of education for the North Carolina Department of Corrections.


The Rev. Foster Barney Fowler Jr., May 16, 2014, Charleston, S.C. A World War II Navy veteran, Fowler was a motor machinist mate third class. He entered the United Methodist ministry in 1952 and served churches until his retirement in 1988.


Joseph Franklin Carter Sr., April 3, 2014, Charleston, S.C. A chemist and plant manager with Astro American Chemical Co., Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a proud member of Underwater Demolition Team 11.

Maurice G. Cox Sr., March 5, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, Cox was a real estate agent for more than 50 years.


Henry C. Bonner Jr., March 1, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. A retired building contractor, Bonner served with the Navy Reserve.

Clifton Brown Crosland, April 18, 2014, Irmo, S.C. Crosland was director of athletics, coach and teacher at Wallace High School for more than 30 years. The school’s athletics field was named in his honor in 1979, and in 2010 he was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.


The Rev. Dr. J. Larry Amos, March 5, 2014, Decatur, Ga. Amos served the United Methodist Church North Georgia Conference for 41 years. 


Retired Col. Richard Darwin Koon, May 4, 2014, Moore, S.C. Koon retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 then served as president and CEO of Cubic Worldwide Technical Services and as vice president of logistic and support services for Cubic Defense Systems.


G. Marshall Burns, Dec. 24, 2013, Campobello, S.C. In the finance business for 30 years, Burns was owner and operator of Check to Cash in Inman.

George T. Case Jr., March 30, 2014, Columbia, S.C. Case was the owner of CMA Financial Services in Lexington, S.C.

Dr. William Adam “Buck” Derrick Jr., April 29, 2014, Boone, N.C. Director of Student Health Services emeritus at Appalachian State University, Derrick also helped teach sign language courses at the university and volunteered widely in the community. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army and as a flight surgeon in Japan.

Walter Carlisle Guy Jr., March 27, 2014, Aiken, S.C. Guy taught mathematics and science and coached football and golf at Minnie B. Kennedy School in Aiken for 31 years.

Bonneau Driggs Lesesne, March 14, 2014, Andrews, S.C. Also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Lesesne was the owner and operator of several restaurants in the Florence area, including The Greenbriar, Bonneau’s, Heritage Inn and Villa Bonneaus. Lesesne was featured in Southern Living magazine and on the cover of Table Top Dining. He was also a professional drummer.


Joseph Elihu Smith Jr., March 15, 2014, Ridgeland, S.C. Smith retired from Smith Ford Motor Co. and Bankers Trust. After retirement he was employed by Nimmer Turf.


Dr. Robert D. Capell, Feb. 19, 2014, Easley, S.C. After an internship in the Navy, Capell graduated Submarine Medical School studying hyperboric medicine and radiation physics. He made three war patrols on a Polaris Sub and served in a medical office of Submarine Squadron Four in Charleston, S.C. After a long medical practice in California, he became medical director for a national insurance company.


Joe Harrison Edge, Feb. 15, 2014, Duncan, S.C. Edge served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from Cryovac after 30 years.

Francis Kirk Peterson, March 12, 2014, Columbia, S.C. Peterson was president and owner of Vision Care Group.


Samuel Kirkland Ham, April 14, 2014, Florence, S.C. Ham’s life revolved around his work as an optometrist and his philanthropic work in the community.

John William Patterson, March 30, 2014, Charlotte, N.C. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces, Patterson finished his Wofford degree in 1972. He worked for Dunlop Sports before starting his own sales company.

The Hon. Wade S. “Chip” Weatherford III, March 31, 2014, Gaffney, S.C. Weatherford was an attorney and Municipal Court judge. He was a certified Circuit Court mediator and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.


E. Wayne Chapman, March 6, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. Chapman worked in the school system for 37 years, including 14 years as director of Daniel Morgan Vocational School.


William Herman Sandifer Jr., March 18, 2014, Orangeburg, S.C. Sandifer retired from South Carolina Bank and Trust, where he worked as a financial adviser.


Dr. Hampton Wade Collins III, April 16, 2014, Columbia, S.C. Collins was a cardiac electrophysiologist and partner at Columbia Heart. He also served as director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Palmetto Health Richland and as a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.


Tamatha R. Williams, April 22, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. Williams earned a master of library and information sciences from the University of South Carolina. She enjoyed her work as a children’s services librarian.


Laurie Lomax Patton, March 3, 2014, Travelers Rest, S.C. Patton was a seventh-grade resource teacher at Berea Middle School.


Bobby M. Ketchie, March 4, 2014, Charlotte, N.C. Ketchie was president of Ketchie Inc. in Concord. He was involved in local and international mission work.


Dongwook “Jeremy” Yoo, April 22, 2014. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yoo was studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland at the time of his death. He was a philosophy and sociology major. 


Frances Holland “Frankie” Hardy, May 18, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. Hardy, along with her husband, the late Dick Hardy, was an avid supporter of Wofford. She also volunteered at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in her later years.

Marjorie Russell Holliday, June 7, 2014, Gallivants Ferry, S.C. Holliday is the widow of John Monroe Holliday, who has an endowed scholarship in his name at Wofford. Gifts may be made to that fund in her memory.

Ellen Lee Tillett, May 27, 2014, Spartanburg, S.C. Tillett served the college as director of public services in the Sandor Teszler Library. She was much-loved by students, faculty and staff for her unfailing good humor, quick wit and integrity. She was married to Wofford biology professor Dr. Doug Rayner. Wofford’s Archivist, Dr. Phillip Stone, wrote a tribute to Tillett in his “From the Archives” blog. Read it here.