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1950, Lewis B. GoodeOpen in a New Window

LEWIS B. GOODE, JR., of Virginia Beach died August 14, 2014. He served in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command, during the Korean War. He was chairman of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company in Chase City, and later served as president of Fidelity American Bank in Lynchburg and Central Fidelity Banks in Richmond. He played tennis and enjoyed hunting quail and duck, among other hobbies. | 2014-08-28 10:14:51


1953, Dr. John Webb Simmons IIIOpen in a New Window

Dr. JOHN WEBB SIMMONS III of Decatur, Georgia, died July 28, 2014. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He served in the military during the Korean War at Scott Air Force Base, later returning to complete his pediatric residency. He moved to Georgia in 1962, working at The Decatur Pediatric Group for many years. His hobbies included fishing, tennis, gardening, and golf. | 2014-08-05 17:18:25


1956, Dr. William P. Edmondson Jr.Open in a New Window

Dr. WILLIAM P. EDMONDSON, JR., died July 12, 2014. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, later serving his residency at Yale University. He joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service, United States Public Health Service, CDC, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as a lieutenant commander during 1963-65. He was an original founder of the Norfolk Diagnostic Clinic in 1970, practicing internal medicine in the Tidewater area for forty years. His late father started a scholarship for students in 1996, which Edmondson continued. | 2014-07-23 15:53:58


1950, Wyndham Patterson Walke Jr.Open in a New Window

WYNDHAM PATTERSON "PAT" WALKE, JR., died July 5, 2014. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney with dual degrees in English and chemistry. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Nevada. He worked for E.I. DuPont at the Savannah River Site, which was built during the 1950s to refine nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. He retired in 1985. Pat was a member of Southern Cross Sertoma Club and Aiken Businessmen's Club. Pat enjoyed playing golf, fishing, crabbing, and hunting, and he continued to be an avid reader. | 2014-07-23 09:58:19


1957, Joseph Badger ShelorOpen in a New Window

JOSEPH BADGER SHELOR of Patrick Henry County died May 28, 2014. He went to Princeton University, later graduating from the University of Virginia with a Master's of Arts in 1981. He served as a lieutenant (junior grade) aboard the U.S.S. Platte. He spent much of his career teaching and coaching at The Episcopal High School in Alexandria. | 2014-07-21 15:53:53


1950, John D. FieldOpen in a New Window

JOHN D. FIELD of Honolulu, Hawaii, and of Palmer Springs died on April 18, 2014. He was a graduate of the Univeristy of Hawaii and a World War II veteran. He had a lifelong career in the telecom industry and retired from Hawaiian Telephone/GTE in 1986. | 2014-05-06 02:54:00


1953, Owen R. MinterOpen in a New Window

OWEN R. MINTER was honored by Starling Avenue Baptist Church in February 2014 for 50 years of music leadership in the Martinsville community and in the church. To mark the occassion, the church commissioned choral composer Dr. René Clausen to write an anthem in Minter's honor; Clausen's work is entitled "Creator of the Stars at Night." Mr. Minter recently retired as adult choir director at the church. | 2014-05-06 02:43:00


1950, William D. HiggsOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM DRAKE HIGGS of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, died on March 19, 2013. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of the University of Richmond, and a retired certified public accountant. He was the business manager for WTVD-TV in Durham, North Carolina, for more than 30 years. | 2014-05-02 11:25:00


1950, Russell R. DavisOpen in a New Window

The Rev. RUSSELL REID DAVIS of Richmond died on December 11, 2013. He was a retired Presbyterian minister who served congregations in both Virginia and North Carolina. He was admired for his quick wit and keen sense of humor. | 2014-05-02 10:56:00


1950, James L. HazelgroveOpen in a New Window

JAMES L. HAZELGROVE of Virginia Beach died on December 4, 2013. | 2014-05-02 10:50:00


1951, William C. PeakeOpen in a New Window

WILLIAM CRONE PEAKE of Newport News died on March 30, 2014. He worked for Ferguson Enterprise for 40 years and retired as a senior vice president. He was recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Warwick Rotary Club. He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. | 2014-05-02 02:15:00
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