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1953, Albert C. FordOpen in a New Window

ALBERT C. FORD of Newport News died on February 26, 2014. He worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and retired from John J. McMullen & Associates. He loved sports and played basketball at Hampden-Sydney. | 2014-04-16 09:57:00


1950, Roy Davis GreeneOpen in a New Window

Dr. ROY DAVIS GREENE of Greenville, South Carolina, died on March 20, 2013. He was a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent of education in Greenville County. | 2014-03-10 10:07:00


1955, William H. Daughtrey Jr.Open in a New Window

WILLIAM H. DAUGHTREY, JR., of Richmond died on February 1, 2014. He was a graduate of the T.C. Williams School of Law and served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He was retired as a professor emeritus from the VCU School of Business. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Beta Kappa, and the American Bar Association. | 2014-02-28 11:57:00


1952, Jake E. WilliamsOpen in a New Window

JAKE E. WILLIAMS of Elberta, Alabama, died on July 7, 2012. He was a retired customer service engineer with Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Williams also was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. | 2014-02-28 11:02:00


1951, Robert V. Hatcher Jr.Open in a New Window

ROBERT V. HATCHER, JR., of Manakin-Sabot died on November 22, 2013. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He began his career at an insurance brokerage in 1954. In 1968, he became president of Johnson & Higgins. He became chairman and CEO in 1981 and held that position until his retirement in 1990. He was active on many corporate boards and foundations, including the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees. He is the father of Robert V. Hatcher III ’79. | 2014-01-29 12:16:00


1951, Samuel P. HartOpen in a New Window

The Rev. SAMUEL PRESTON HART of Harrisonburg died on January 18, 2014. At Hampden-Sydney, he received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary and served Presbyterian churches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. He enjoyed traveling, particularly to visit the National Parks in the West. | 2014-01-23 10:02:00


1956, Robert S. McCracken IIIOpen in a New Window

ROBERT SCOTT McCRACKEN III of Goochland died on November 2, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spent his career as a custom homebuilder. He served on the Goochland Planning Commission and was a classically trained pianist who loved playing whenever he had the chance. | 2014-01-09 09:17:00


1951, George W. Patteson IIIOpen in a New Window

GEORGE WALKER PATTESON III of Richmond died on November 1, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He was retired from Central Fidelity Bank where he was vice president of Trust. Mr. Patteson was a docent at the Virginia Aviation Museum and a doorkeeper at the Virginia General Assembly. | 2014-01-09 08:49:00


1953, Philip M. de HaasOpen in a New Window

PHILIP MORING de HAAS of New Market died on November 3, 2013. He was a retired cartographer. | 2014-01-08 11:38:00


1952, W. Ramsey RichardsonOpen in a New Window

The Rev. W. RAMSEY RICHARDSON of Charlottesville died on December 3, 2013. He was a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Richmond and Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville before retiring in 1991. He was very active in both the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of the Revolution. | 2014-01-06 10:35:00


1958, Frank BuckOpen in a New Window

FRANK BUCK of Virginia Beach died on October 30, 2013. He was a retired territory manager after 24 years with Amoco Oil Company and later worked as a realtor with Prudential Towne Realty. He was an active member of Deep Creek Baptist Church. | 2013-11-01 04:18:00


1959, Edmund L. Benson IIIOpen in a New Window

EDMUND L. BENSON III has been named to the board of directors of The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Mr. Benson is president of Saunders & Benson Insurance Agency. Also on the organization's board are Whitey Lipscomb ’56 and Julious Smith, Jr. ’65. | 2013-10-21 02:58:00
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