Recent Alumni/ae Deaths

william e smith

Dr. William E. Smith (Bill) graduated from STH in 1948 and 1954.

Dr. William E. Smith passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. He received a M.Div. in 1948 and a Th.D. in 1954. He was living in Southern Pines, NC at the time of his death.

Sheldon Baker Stephenson (STH ’45) passed away on January 4, 2014.

Robert Thornburg, Dean of Marsh Chapel, member of the STH faculty, passed away on December 29, 2013.

Orlo Strunk (GRS ’57, STH ’55) passed away on September 24, 2013.

Rev. Dr. Carolynne Brown (STH ’09) lost her son, Grant, on July 23, 2013.

Mrs. Dorothy E. Matz (STH ’51) passed away on July 5, 2013.

Rev. E. Owen Kellum (STH ’57) passed away on May 22, 2013.

Dr. Thomas Okuma (STH ’64) passed away on May 22, 2013.

Rev. Edgar J. Helms (STH ’54) passed away on May 12, 2013.

Rev. Howard E. Benson (STH’55) passed away on May 1, 2013.

Rev. George Williford Tripp (STH ’87) passed away on April 24, 2013.

Rev. Paul G. Johnson (STH ’70) passed away on April 22, 2013.

Rev. John W. Annas  Jr., (STH ’30) at age 109, passed away  on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Reverend Carl R Boyd (STH ’56) passed away on March 24, 2013.

Reverend Dr Fay L Gemmell (STH ’50) passed away on March 22, 2013.

Viola S MacDonald (STH ’67) passed away on March 17, 2013.

Reverend William C. Simmer (STH ’50) passed away on February 24, 2013.

Reverend James R Hartland (STH ’50) passed away on February 10, 2013.

Dr. Richard A Rollins (STH ’60) passed away on January 26, 2013.

Reverend James E Nix (STH ’70) passed away on January 21, 2013.

Reverend William A Chamberlain (STH ’55) passed away on January 15, 2013.

Reverend Robert B Weirbach (STH ’44) passed away on January 7, 2013.

Max Miller who was the Organist and Director of Music at Marsh Chapel for 35 years, passed away on January 5, 2013.

Dr. Edwin H Moyer (STH ’81) passed away on January 5, 2013.

Rev. Emory L. Bothast (STH ’63) passed away on January 3, 2013

Janice M. Teller (STH ’57) passed away on January 1, 2013.

Lucille Taylor (PAL ’45) and wife of Walter Taylor (STH ’47, STH ’50) passed away on December 29, 2012.

Reverend Dr. Robert B. Fehlman (STH ’50) passed away on December 20, 2012.

Reverend Donald Hall (STH ’62) passed away on December 18, 2012.

John C. Radmore (STH ’52) passed away on December 15, 2012.

Reverend Nevitt Smith (STH ’49) passed away on December 14, 2012.

Reverend Robert Hughes (STH ’67) passed away on December 9, 2012.

Reverend Merlen C. Levering (STH ’68) passed away on December 7, 2012.

Reverend Forest W. Carter (STH ’44) passed away on December 5, 2012.

Dr. Raymond J. Cabot (STH ’78) passed away on December 3, 2012.

Bishop Mack B. Stokes (STH ’40) passed away on November 21, 2012.

Dr. Hoover Rupert (STH ’41) passed away on October 4th, 2012.  You can read his obituary here.

Reverend Richard J. Butler (STH ’83) passed away on Sept. 30th, 2012

Geneva Hamill ( STH ’67)  passed away July 15, 2012.

Rev. W. Russell Clark (STH ’44) passed away on on June 3, 2012.

Reverend Ray Balcomb (STH ’47, GRS ’51) passed away on June 10, 2012.