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winter 2018
In memoriam

In memoriam

Remembering men and women from the Wofford family

1941
Arch “Forrest” Fowler Sr., Aug. 10, 2018, Bennettsville, S.C. Fowler was owner and president of Marlboro Whole Grocery Inc. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

James “Jim” Lee Swofford, Sept. 29, 2018, Cullman, Ala. Swofford taught German and history at Cullman High School, retiring in 1985. He organized the Cullman Oktoberfest and the Cullman High School German Band. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the Pacific theater in World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1963.

1949
The Rev. Benjamin Bellinger Barnes, Sept. 28, 2018, Beaufort, S.C. Barnes was a United Methodist minister who served numerous churches in South Carolina. He was a graduate of Candler School of Theology and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.

Milton “Milt” Alfred Smith Sr., Sept. 21, 2018, Spartanburg, S.C. Smith co-founded the Johnson & Smith law firm and was a part-time assistant solicitor in the 7th District. He was chairman of the South Carolina Department of Corrections and received the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor.

1954
Dr. Daniel Stevenson “Steve” Goudelock, Aug. 20, 2018, Maryville, Tenn. Goudelock had a long career as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He was chief of staff at William S. Hall Institute in Columbia, S.C., and medical director at Peninsula Hospital in Louisville, Tenn. While in the U.S. Army, he was part of a team involved in H-bomb testing in 1952.

1956
Roddey “Cobb” Bell, Aug. 31, 2018, Georgetown, S.C. Bell started an accounting firm in Georgetown and earlier worked as a certified public accountant in Greenville, Seneca, Columbia and Myrtle Beach. He was finance director for the city of Georgetown from 1983 until his retirement in 1994.

Edward “Ed” Powell Osteen Sr., Oct. 11, 2018, Raleigh, N.C. Osteen was a graduate of Duke University Divinity School and served numerous United Methodist churches as pastor. He also worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and New York Life Insurance. He enjoyed snow skiing, kayaking and following Duke University basketball.

1958
Estil Herbert Brown, June 25, 2018, Stevensburg, Va. Brown retired as a teacher in the Fairfax County, Va., public school system. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a longtime Washington Redskins fan and season ticket holder.

Cary Lee Page Jr., Sept. 7, 2018, Macon, Ga. Page worked for 30 years in the textile industry and was president of Jackson Mills in Wellford, S.C., before establishing C.L. Page Enterprises, which he ran until 2014.

1959
James “Jim” Melbourne Cannon Jr., June 8, 2018, Roebuck, S.C. Cannon worked as an engineer and manager for Spartan Mills and served in the military during the Korean War.

1960
The Rev. Samuel “Sammy” Oscar Clardy, Oct. 1, 2018, Aynor, S.C. Clardy was a United Methodist minister who served numerous churches in South Carolina. Before entering the ministry, he taught, coached and served in administrative positions in the Dillon County and Barnwell County (S.C.) school systems. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

1963
Ernest Johnson Eaddy Jr., Aug. 20, 2018, Spartanburg, S.C. Eaddy worked for Botwinik of Boston as Southern Division manager and also did consulting and sales work through Eaddy Enterprises. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years.

1967
John Edgar Johnson III, Oct. 1, 2018, Brevard, N.C. Johnson retired as an attorney in Pass Christian, Miss. He later moved to Lake Toxaway, N.C.

1969
Clarence Franklin “Frank” Sharp, Sept. 27, 2018, Greenville, S.C. Sharp worked as a sales executive for Benton and Parker Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Navy.

1975
Paul Riley Stewart, Sept. 11, 2018, Spartanburg, S.C. Stewart was employed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. At Wofford, he was a history major and a member of the rifle team.

1976
Charles Davis Hollis III, Aug. 29, 2018, Albany, Ga. Hollis held a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. He worked in telecommunications.

1977
Christopher “Chris” Edward Dew, Aug. 23, 2018, Simpsonville, S.C. Dew was a senior sales associate in the Blue Ridge Log Cabins Business Development Division. He held a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina. He was an avid golfer.

1979
Amber “Dawn” Millwood Lee, Sept. 15, 2018, Gastonia, N.C. Lee was manager of the family-owned The Café in Jonesville, S.C.

1980
W. “Guy” Henry Gantt, Sept. 24, 2018, Cayce, S.C. Gantt was the founder of Pioneer Tree Service.

1999
Michael “Brandon” Baisden, Oct. 18, 2018, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Born in Spartanburg, Baisden worked in the hospitality industry. He lived in Memphis, Tenn., prior to moving to Mount Pleasant.