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Jenkins, Thomas '69
Deceased > Tuesday, 2/14/2017
James Thomas Jenkins, a resident of Henderson NC and Emerald Isle NC, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his home in Henderson. Born April 9, 1951 in Henderson, he was the son of the late James Wiggins Jenkins, Jr. and Anne Upchurch Jenkins. 

Tommy was a graduate of Darlington School in Rome, Georgia and East Carolina University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He was a petroleum marketer, President of J.W. Jenkins, Inc. and member of YPO, Young Presidents' Organization.

During his business career and retirement, he served on the boards of Salvation Army of Henderson, Bank of America of Henderson, North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association, Prevent Blindness North Carolina, and North Carolina Commission for the Blind. 

Tommy was a past Chairman of the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church of Henderson and member of the Vestry of St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church of Salter Path, NC.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Massey Jenkins; two sons, James Thomas Jenkins, Jr. and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Marshall Carroll, and Barrett Massey Jenkins and daughter-in-law Brooke Patterson Jenkins; three granddaughters, Alexandra Carroll Jenkins, Julia Carroll Jenkins, and Lillian Miller Jenkins; sister, Maria Jenkins Mills; sister-in-law Susan Cashwell Jenkins; brothers-in-law, R. Daniel Massey, Jr. and Guy Barrett Massey; and several nieces and nephews. 

His brother, Robert Upchurch Jenkins, preceded him in death. 

The family expresses gratitude to Moses Onchonga and Mahalia Anderson for their compassionate care and companionship to Tommy. The family is also grateful to those who provided additional care and support. 

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Henderson on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The family will receive visitors from 12:30-1:45 in the Fellowship Hall and other times at the home, 2180 Valley View Drive. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Duke Family Support Program, Box 3600 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, an invaluable resource for families dealing with Alzheimer's Disease; Choroideremia Research Foundation Inc., 23 East Brundreth Street, Springfield MA 01109-2110; First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson NC 27536 or St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, 920 Salter Path Road, Salter Path, NC 28512.

J.M. White Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in The News & Observer from Feb. 15 to Feb. 19, 2017
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Chesnut, D. O., Jr. '37
Deceased > Saturday, 2/4/2017
David Otis Chesnut Jr. - BRUNSWICK - David Otis Chesnut Jr, 98, of Brunswick, Georgia entered into rest on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Hospice of The Golden Isles. Mr. Chesnut was born August, 10, 1918 in Atlanta, Georgia the son of the late David Otis Chesnut Sr. and the late Dora Chesnut. He had resided in Brunswick since 1997. Mr. Chesnut attended Druid Hills High School and was a member of the Alpha Pi Honor Society. He graduated high school from Darlington Prep-School in Rome, Georgia. He continued his education at the University of Mississippi and the University of Georgia. He later attended Kings Point Military Academy. He was a Merchant Marine and later served his country with honors in the United States Army during WWII. He was the previous owner of Associated Cleaning Service in Savannah and Augusta, Georgia. Mr. Chesnut was a member of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Georgia and was a past Vestry member at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Chesnut was a former member of the Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah Kiwanis Club, and the Savannah Golf Club. He was also a former member of the Pinnacle Club in Augusta, Georgia. In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and later the Mason Ocean Lodge #214. He was a charter member of the Building Service Contractors Association and Kings Point Academy Alumni Association. He also had been a member of the local YMCA since moving to Brunswick, Georgia. In May 2016, he was part of the Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, DC. Mr. Chesnut was preceded in death by his parents, David Otis Chesnut Sr. and Dora J. Chesnut; his loving wife of sixty eight years, Read A. Chesnut and one grandson, Logan Chesnut. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Mr. Chesnut is survived by one son, David Otis Chesnut III of Roswell, GA; a daughter, Frances Chesnut of Charleston, SC; two granddaughters, Emily Sanford of Charleston, SC and Cayci Chesnut of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and one great granddaughter Mattox. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A Memorial Service to honor his life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 8, 2016 at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyGeorgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Pkwy Bldg. 400 Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30327. Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home Savannah Morning News February 7, 2017 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?n=david-chestnout&pid=184046180&fhid=5312&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.gG728Nfk.dpuf
Lowe, Roger, Sr. '65
Deceased > Monday, 12/5/2016
Roger Charles Lowe, Sr., 69, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. He had been battling complications from pneumonia.  

Roger was a longtime soccer and football coach as well as a teacher in the Cartersville City School System.

Roger was born to the late Hubert C. Lowe and Josephine Ryder Lowe on March 28, 1947 in Rome. He is a 1965 graduate of Darlington School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. 

In 1970, Roger first began teaching at Canon Elementary School in Franklin County, GA. Upon returning to Rome, he opened Lowe's Supermarket #3 in Armuchee, GA. In 1977, Roger left the family grocery business and began a 35-year teaching and coaching career in the Cartersville City School System. Roger started the boys soccer program at Cartersville High School and continued to coach the girls and boys teams after retiring in 2011. He was a talented and inspiring teacher and coach who made an eternal impact on the lives of his students and athletes. Roger was instrumental in bringing recreational soccer to Rome and helped to start the YMCA Youth Soccer Program in 1973.

Roger was a member of the Movement for One Community United, whose mission is to bring people together to build a community of harmony and peace. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Rome and the Koinonia Sunday School. Roger served the Lord in mission at La Iglesia Dios Es Amor in Costa Rica. After spending time there with his brothers and sisters in Christ, his prayer became that people would experience a more joy-filled relationship with God through prayer.  

Roger's connection to people knew no boundaries or conditions, nor did his ability to enjoy life. His journey was full and his smile was joy. While words can never suffice in describing the comfortably unique person that Roger was, he leaves an amazing legacy that will continue to speak volumes of a life well lived. 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 1/2 "glorious" years, Kay Wolf Lowe of Rome, and his sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Dick Johnston of Bald Head Island, NC. His children and their spouses also celebrate his life-Heather and Kelly McDurmon of Rome, Jenifer and Kevin Thoem of Wilmette, IL, Tripp and Christy Lowe of Athens, GA, and Cris Lowe of Richmond, VA. Roger's nine grandchildren will also hold to the memory of their "Pampa"-Ansley, Anne Marie, Rhett, and Luke McDurmon; Morgan, Maggie, and Ethan Thoem; and Baylee and Brennan Lowe- as will his nieces and a nephew-Leslie Johnston Tinsley of Wilmington, NC, Laura Johnston Hill of Raleigh, NC, and Rich Johnston of Asheville, NC, his uncle Lewis Lowe of Rome and cousins Mike Jenkins of Rome and Steve Randall of Issaquah, WA.

A celebration of Roger's life was held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 3:00 P.M., 606 at Turner McCall Blvd, Rome, GA, 30165. The family received friends at the church from 1:00 P.M. until the service. Please visit Daniel's Funeral Home website at www.daniles-funeralhome.com to share memories and post tributes.

To honor Roger's love and dedication to the lives of young people and the sport of soccer, donations can be made to the CHS soccer program via the following address:
ATTN: Darrell T. Demastus
Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director
Cartersville High School
320 E. Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
Memo: In honor of Coach Roger Lowe-Soccer Program

Gandy, Al '51
Deceased > Wednesday, 11/30/2016

Albert F. Gandy age 83 passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Services will be held at 2PM Sunday, December 4, at Moores Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Bradley officiating. Burial will be held Tuesday, December 6, in Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville, South Carolina.

Mr. Gandy was a native of Hartsville, SC but had made his home in Milledgeville for many years. He graduated from Darlington School and Georgia Tech. He retired as President from Meadows Industries. He was a board member at Georgia Military College, Central & Southern Bank and Lockerly Arboretum Foundation. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Kathleen Gandy, and his brother Howard Gandy. He was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife Charlotte Meadows Gandy of Milledgeville, two sons, Ed Gandy (Dee) of Lawrenceville and Howard L. Gandy, II of Charleston, SC, two daughters, Allison Gandy Johnson (Howie) of Canton, GA and Elizabeth Wilson Gandy of Lakemont, GA, sister-in-laws Clara I. Gandy of Columbus, NC, Carole Meadows Walker of Milledgeville, 6 grandchildren Ryan Gandy, Kara Gandy, Kathleen Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Connor Johnson, Melissa Bradshaw and a number of nephews. 

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 4, from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Moores Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church P.O. Box 795 Milledgeville, GA 31059 or Georgia Military College Foundation 201 E. Greene St. Milledgeville, GA 31061.

Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.

Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.

Addison, Tommy, Jr. '73
Deceased > Sunday, 11/27/2016

Thomas “Tommy” Eldred Addison, Jr, went to God on Sunday, November 27th. He was born in Clinton and was the son of Tom and Jane Harris Addison. Tommy was a 1973 graduate of Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. He graduated from Presbyterian College in 1977 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History.

Mr. Addison worked as a social worker/nursing home administrator at Whitten Center, was a partner in Home Petroleum, and a salesman for Data-Tec. He concluded his career as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at Presbyterian College. He was a four-time recipient of the South Atlantic Conference Head Coach of the Year award, and he also won a Regional Coach of the Year award.

He was a former member of the All Saints’ Episcopal vestry, a board member of Lakelands FCA, and a Laurens County FCA Men’s Huddle Group leader. He also had served on the boards of Lakeside Country Club and Musgrove Mill Golf Club.

Mr. Addison is survived by his wife, Kay Morrow Addison; his son, Thomas Eldred Addison III (Katherine) of Laurens, SC; his daughter, Turner Addison Morris (Ryan) of Sevierville, TN; his sister, Murray Addison Handback (Ned) of Peachtree City, GA; his sister, Mary Jane Heckard (Steve) of Rock Hill, SC; his four grandchildren, William Thomas Addison, Connor Ryan Addison, Jane Addison Morris, Jack Ryan Morris; and a beloved granddog Lincoln. He also had 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 8 great-nieces, and 2 great-nephews.

A celebration of Mr. Addison’s life will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lakelands FCA (802 North Main Street; Abbeville, SC 29620) or the Presbyterian College Men’s Golf Program (105 Ashland Avenue; Clinton, SC 29325).
Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com 
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Etheridge, Jack '44
Deceased > Friday, 11/18/2016

ETHERIDGE, Sr., Jack Paul Age 89, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2016, at his home after a brief battle with cancer. Judge Etheridge was born on March 16, 1927, in Atlanta, the son of Jessie Shepherd Brown and Anton Lee "Jack" Etheridge. He grew up on Peachtree Road and attended The Darlington School, Davidson College, and The Emory University School of Law.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Merchant Marine and was deployed to the Pacific; later, during the Korean War, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Army. Following World War II, Judge Etheridge spent a year in Germany assisting in the resettlement of war refugees. It was on the ship to Germany that he met the love of his life, Ursula Schlatter, who was travelling back to her homeland, Switzerland. He courted her during his year in Europe and they were married in February of 1952 in the chapel of North Avenue Presbyterian Church by Dr. Vernon Broyles.

He is survived by Ursula and their three children, Jack Jr. and his wife Joyce, and their children, Alison and Jessie and great-granddaughter Adelaide; daughter Margaret and her children Christina, Nick, and Meredith; and daughter Liz, her husband Steven, and their children Teagan and Molly. He is also survived by his twin brother Robert Charles Etheridge and Robert's wife, Mary Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his sister Jessie Etheridge Summers, and is survived by Jessie's husband Carl of Auburn, Alabama.

Judge Etheridge began his career in law with the firm of Smith, Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers, McClatchey, and Regenstein before opening his own firm, Huie and Etheridge, with his dear friend W. Stell Huie. During the 1960s, he served two terms in the Georgia House of Representatives. He then followed in the footsteps of his beloved father and presided as a Fulton County Superior Court Judge. Following his ten-year career on the bench, the Judge taught at several institutions of higher learning including the National Judicial College, The University of South Carolina, Emory University, Philips Exeter Academy, and the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an Associate Dean of the Emory University School of Law and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy Institute of Politics. While at Harvard he worked to develop a system of mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution. Upon his return to Atlanta, he founded The Justice Center of Atlanta, opened the Atlanta office of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), and authored Coming to the Table, A Primer for Lawyers on Mediation Skills. In recent years, Judge Etheridge served as Special Master in national class action lawsuits.

Judge Etheridge enjoyed serving his community and opening doors for others. He was a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club; a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association; and Chairman of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. He served on the Board of Trustees of Davidson College and of Atlanta University, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fuqua Industries, Inc., Initiatives for Change based in Caux, Switzerland, and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Jack's hobbies included golf and flying planes when he was younger, and cooking classes and extensive international travel. On weekends, he retreated to the family's cabin on Lake Burton. Throughout his life, he loved books, tending to his woodpile, classical music and opera. He especially enjoyed Thursday nights at the Atlanta Symphony with Ursula.

There will be a memorial service at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the family's home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to North Avenue Presbyterian Church or the Justice Center of Atlanta. Condolences can be left at GeorgiaFuneralCare.com.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 22, 2016- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=jack-etheridge&pid=182663365&#sthash.xpDJfAKQ.dpuf

Schenck, Dodson, Sr. '62
Deceased > Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Dodson Ramseur Schenck, Sr. died Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Dodson was born November 5, 1943 in Greensboro. He was the son of the late Virginia Sawyer and Paul Wilfong Schenck, Jr.

A graveside service in celebration of Dodson's life will be at 11:00 on Friday morning, November 18 at Green Hill Cemetery. Following the service, Dodson's family invites friends to join them at a reception at The Lineberry Center, 515 North Elm Street in Greensboro.

Dodson graduated from Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. He loved his high school years at Darlington, serving as student council president and playing on the golf and basketball teams. He continued his education as a member of the Class of 1966 at UNC-Chapel Hill, at which he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Dodson was a talented landscape designer and had a great love of the outdoors. He was a member of the North Carolina Landscape Association. Prior to his career in landscaping, he enjoyed a career in his family's insurance firm, Paul Schenck and Associates. 

Dodson is survived by his wife of 35 years, Margaret. He is also survived by his brother, Paul Schenck III and his wife Gail; his sister, Margaret Pearl and her husband Ron; and his sister, Ginni Lineberry and her husband Al; his sister-in-law Carolyn Hurley and her husband Gordon.

Dodson is also survived by his daughter Ginna Bauhan and her husband Hobey; his son Dodson, Jr. and his wife Robin; his daughter Russell Combs and her husband Brian; his grandchildren are Ann and Molly Bauhan, Eliza and Will Schenck, and Chandler and Kate Combs.

Donations may be made to organizations dear to Dodson's heart: The Guilford Battleground Company, PO Box 39508, Greensboro, NC 27438 which was established by his great-grandfather, Judge David Schenck; or The Bicentennial Garden c/o Greensboro Beautiful, PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.
Hand, Dick, Jr. '53
Deceased > Monday, 11/14/2016
HAND, Jr., Francis On Monday, November 14, 2016, Francis Dickson "Dick" Hand, Jr., 81 of Albany, Georgia died peacefully after a brief illness in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with family nearby. He was born July 17th, 1935 to Francis and Elizabeth (Joyner) Hand in Rome, Georgia. He attended Darlington School and graduated from Emory University in 1957. He worked as a Dekalb County Police Officer while attending Emory Law School. In 1960, he graduated from Emory Law School and married Helene Elizabeth Ramsey. He joined the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps and served in Ft. Lee, Virginia. In 1964 he returned to Atlanta as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1969 he returned to the Dekalb County Police Department as Chief of Police. He was Chief until 1981 when he was appointed Director of Public Safety for Dekalb County. After retiring from Dekalb County in 1989, he worked briefly for the Georgia Department of Corrections then moved to Albany, Georgia to serve as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Dougherty County until his final retirement in 2010.He enjoyed hunting and fishing until recently when Myasthenia Gravis made those activities more difficult. He maintained deep friendships with people from every organization he worked for.He is survived by his wife Helene of Decatur, daughter Victoria Baker of Hayesville, NC, son Francis Hand, III of Atlanta, four grand-children: Maitland Baker, Layla Sofield, Coleman Hand and Julia Hand and three great-grandchildren: Jersei Sofield, Paxton Sofield and Kaia Grace Sofield. Services will be held at 12:00 on Tuesday, November 29th at Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030 followed by a graveside ceremony in Decatur Cemetery. His remains were cared for by the Cremation Society of Georgia. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 20, 2016- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=francis-hand&pid=182630220&fhid=5304#sthash.R97b5i0X.dpuf





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