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Notes from Classes of the 40's
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1945, Wilbur F. Amonette IIIOpen in a New Window

Dr. WILBUR FRANKLIN AMONETTE III of Radford died on May 2, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy's V-12 program at Hampden-Sydney. He earned his medical degreee from the Medical College of Virginia. In 1949, he enlisted in the newly formed U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Billing Air Force Base in Washington until his discharge in 1951. Dr. Amonette worked in private practice in Radford and started the Radford Community Hospital Emergency Room. He also worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections. | 2014-06-06 10:55:00


1943, Samuel S. JonesOpen in a New Window

Dr. SAMUEL S. JONES of Tucson, Arizona, died on April 11, 2014. He graduated at the top of his class at Hampden-Sydney and enrolled at Cornell University where he was enlisted to work on part of the Manhattan Project. He joined the Army and worked on a trigger mechanism for the Project in a secret laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. After the War, he returned to Cornell to earn his Ph.D. He worked in the nuclear power industry for much of his career. He retired in 1996. In 1984, Dr. Jones endowed the Samuel S. Jones Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship in the Natural Sciences. He also has endowed the Samuel S. Jones Phi Beta Kappa Award for Intellectual Excellence to recognize outstanding student research. He retired to Tucson, Arizona. | 2014-05-06 04:55:00


1949, Richard N. HarrisOpen in a New Window

Capt. RICHARD NOEL HARRIS of Richmond died on April 18, 2014. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and served in the U.S. Navle Intelligence and Reserves, retiring as a captain. After working as an assistant attorney general of Virginia, he was appointed the first director of Justice and Crime Prevention for the Department of Criminal Justices of Virginia. He was also very active in his community. | 2014-05-06 02:59:00


1948, Roger W. DudleyOpen in a New Window

ROGER W. DUDLEY of Falls Church died on February 6, 2014. He was a graduate of Washington & Lee University and the chairman emeritus of The Heritage Collections Ltd. | 2014-04-16 09:43:00


1949, Richard Dunkley HudsonOpen in a New Window

RICHARD DUNKLEY HUDSON of Stuart died on November 12, 2013. He attended Virginia Military Institute and Hampden-Sydney before graduating from the Medcial College of Virginia. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was the owner/operator of Hudson's Drug Store for more than 47 years. | 2014-03-10 10:12:00


1946, Francis P. JonesOpen in a New Window

FRANCIS P. JONES, SR., of Warsaw died on January 22, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from MeadWestvaco and then worked as a manager for Virginia Folding Box Company. He loved to hunt, fish, and play golf. He is the father of Francis P. "Frank" Jones, Jr. ’74. | 2014-01-31 10:57:00


1940, Charles D. Nottingham IIOpen in a New Window

CHARLES DUNNING NOTTINGHAM II of Chapel Hill died on November 29, 2013. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney and the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. He also attended the University of Virginia Law School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked in the hotel industry. Mr. Nottingham co-founded the University Inn and Pines Restaurant in Chapel Hill and the Triangle Motel and College Inn in Raleigh. | 2014-01-29 11:14:00


1943, Harry B. Cockrell Jr.Open in a New Window

HARRY B. COCKRELL, JR., died on September 14, 2013. He joined joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and was stationed in the Pacific during World War II. Starting in 1950, he lived in Taiwan with his family for 20 years. He worked as a civilian pilot but also flew evacuation missions for the military. He flew for Air Jamaica for eight years before retiring to Alameda, California in 1982. | 2014-01-28 03:11:00
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