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May 2018 PrideNotes


Bett Shelby 2006, has been hired as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Women’s Basketball Team. Article.


Keith Dozier 1994 married Paula McGarrell on March 31, 2018.


Joanne White Schlaginhaufen 1964, passed away on May 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Sara Bruton Wrenn 1945, passed away on February 11, 2018. OBITUARY
Carey R. Barbour 1947, passed away on July 31, 2017. OBITUARY
Mary Jernigan Rose 1948, passed away on April 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Betty Sue Quinton Ramsey 1949, passed away on April 24, 2018. OBITUARY
Virginia Hatch Hickman 1951, passed away on January 9, 2018. OBITUARY
Thelma Moore Troutman 1951, passed away on March 29, 2018. OBITUARY
Carolyn Jones Cheatham 1953, passed away on May 2, 2018. OBITUARY
Ann Fields Padgett 1953, passed away on March 13, 2017. OBITUARY
Jean Tiller Wilkerson 1953, passed away on October 11, 2017. OBITUARY
Gladynell Watkins Elliott 1954, passed away on January 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Esther Brown Young 1954, passed away on June 7, 2017. OBITUARY
Ruth Lynch Purser 1955, passed away on May 3, 2018. OBITUARY
Donald L. Strouth 1981, passed away on May 8, 2018. OBITUARY

April 2018 PrideNotes


Deborah Coan Lamm 1973, Matthews, retired in July 2017 from Charlotte Latin School where she has been the Head of Middle School since 1992. She has enjoyed her 39-year career as an English teacher, reading specialist, and principal. She currently serves as a consultant on special projects at Latin where she chaired the design team for the new Latin Fellows Program, a one-year apprenticeship for recent college graduates who are interested in teaching.
Jason B. Williams 1991, McKinney, TX, joined Precision Genetics in January 2018 as the Senior VP of Sales and Operations.
Dr. Patricia Raube Keller 1998, Cincinatti, OH, is a sports adminstration professor at the University of Cincinatti and was named Golden Apple Professor of the year by both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2017-18 academic year.


Ola Matlock Smith 1943, passed away on April 25, 2018. OBITUARY
Dorothy Leonard Pickett-Ramsour 1952, passed away on April 14, 2018. OBITUARY
Marilyn Baxley Webb 1953 passed away on April 21, 2018. OBITUARY
Mary Frances Colvert Lack 1958, passed away on April 1, 2018. OBITUARY
James P. Radford 1970, passed away on March 24, 2018. OBITUARY
Jessica Starr Guter 1993, passed away on April 12, 2018. OBITUARY

                                                                    Sympathy Extended To

Cecilia Perry Wright 1983, in the death of her husband, Lawrence “Chip” H. Symonds Jr., on April 5, 2018.
Timothy P. Guter 1989, in the passing of his wife, Jessica Starr Guter 1993, on April 12, 2018.

March 2018 PrideNotes

Courtney P. Hemphill 1997, Greensboro, is one of sixteen artists awarded a Regional Artist Grant by Arts Greensboro. Article
April N. Hamilton 2006, Greensboro, has taken a position as the Marketing Manager for Window World in North Wilkesboro.
Karestin L. Harrison 2009, Raleigh, is a Technical Theater Director at Cardinal Gibbons High School.
Larue Langley Perry 1948, passed away on February 23, 2018. OBITUARY
Sarah Swain Gorrell 1953, passed away on December 23, 2017. OBITUARY
Jane Connelly Hansel 1955, passed away on March 22, 2018. OBITUARY
Nancy Bain Lewis 1956, passed away on March 13, 2018. OBITUARY
Elizabeth Buie Griffin 1957, passed away on March 27, 2018. OBITUARY
Sarah Jo Cates Wall 1962, passed away on February 19, 2018. OBITUARY
Ken S. Anderson Jr. 1963, passed away on March 10, 2018. OBITUARY
Jack B. Hanner 1964, passed away on March 16, 2018. OBITUARY
Sheila Woodard Scott 1982, passed away on March 8, 2018. OBITUARY
                                                          Sympathy Extended To
Martha Buie Tyson 1954, in the passing of her sister, Elizabeth Buie Griffin 1957, on March 27, 2018.
Louise Anderson McLeod 1961, in the passing of her husband, Norman “Bud” McLeod, on January 30, 2018.