In Memoriam Spring 2023


Tascar Williams Jr. (’49) of Largo, Florida, passed away May 28, 2022. The U.S. Navy veteran was a high school band director and principal for many years in Griffin, Georgia. He also formed Tascar’s Tom Cats, his swing band, and opened a music store when he retired from teaching and administration.

Doris Cone Bell (’49) of Savannah died June 26, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The retired educator was devoted to the Hancock Day School where she worked on its curriculum development and accreditation.

Joyce Denmark Mays McElveen (’49) of Brooklet, Georgia, passed away Oct. 16, 2022, in Statesboro. She was a teacher in Bulloch County elementary and middle schools for more than 30 years.

Benny Jane Newton Banks (’44) of Salisbury, North Carolina, passed away from natural causes at age 96 on Oct. 26, 2022. She was an office manager at a restaurant supply store, raised two sons and took care of her husband.

Clemontine Womack Hutchinson (’49) of Statesboro passed away Oct. 30, 2022, at age 98. She served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II as a corporal and supply clerk and was awarded two Overseas Service Bars, a WAC Service Medal, two Asian Pacific Campaign Medals (Philippines and New Guinea), and a WWII Victory Medal, among others. She taught in Georgia schools in Statesboro and Claxton, and co-owned and operated several KFC franchises.

Edwin Wynn Sr. (’49) of Brooklet, Georgia, passed away Dec. 1, 2022, with his family by his side. He had a long career in public education, serving several terms as superintendent of Bulloch County schools.  He also served as president of the Georgia Association of School Superintendents.


Mary Rushing Wynn (’50) of Brooklet, Georgia, passed away on Oct. 27, 2021, in hospice care. She was a retired public school teacher and a member of the Bulloch Historical Society.

Ruth Odom Reddick (’59) of Powder Springs, Georgia, passed away on June 18, 2022. The ninth-generation Georgian had a lifelong interest in history and genealogy and taught in public schools in Georgia and South Carolina. 

Joan LeCroy Johnson (’54) of Atlanta died at home June 20, 2022, following a brief illness. She spent most of her career as a preschool teacher. She received a Distinguished Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Preschool Association.

Janie Edenfield Armstrong Coleman (’54) of Augusta died June 23, 2022. She had a lifelong career as a speech and language pathologist and worked for the Medical College of Georgia for 30 years.

Mark “Gene” Meadows (’57) of Charleston, South Carolina, died July 8, 2022. An accomplished professor and administrator, he retired as professor emeritus and department head of counseling and counseling psychology after 26 years at Auburn University. 

Betty Phillips Walton (’53,’69) of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2022, at age 92. She spent 30 years in education and returned to Georgia Southern as a professor “teaching teachers how to teach.”

Barbara Sue Cowart Cox (’57,’73,’80) of Garfield, Georgia, died Aug. 21, 2022, at her home. She had a long career as an administrator with Chatham County Schools.

Benny Potts (’58) of Conyers, Georgia, died Aug. 27, 2022, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.  A master carpenter and farmer, he worked for many years as a teacher, high school coach and athletics director for Rockdale County Public Schools.

Betty Mikell Brannen (’52) of Canton, Georgia, died Sept. 5, 2022, after battling Alzheimer’s disease in her later years. The Statesboro native had five children with her late husband, Talmadge Brannen, and they lived in several different cities before he retired from a career in pharmaceutical sales. She is survived by her children and her sister, alumna Jackie Mikell Yates of Statesboro.

Henry Precht (’51) died in Washington, D.C., Sept 11, 2022, at age 90. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Foreign Service and had a long career as a diplomat at embassies in Italy, Egypt, Mauritius and Iran.

Myrna Robson Hood (’52) of Statesboro died at her home on Sept. 13, 2022. During her
career as a teacher, she taught at schools in Chatham County and Bulloch County.

Doris Bentley Reid, Ph.D., (’53) of Columbus, Georgia, died Oct. 11, 2022, at St. Francis hospital. She was a lifelong educator in the Muscogee County School District until her retirement.

Cecil Hanner (’57) of Columbus, Georgia, passed away at his home on Nov. 3, 2022. He served two years in the U.S. Army and was a teacher, coach and principal for eight years. He then worked for the Georgia vocational rehabilitation department and retired in 1988.

Josephine “Jo” Starr Callaway (’53) of Statesboro passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2022, at her home, surrounded by family. She was an English teacher for 30 years at Statesboro High.


Schuyler Eustace Reynolds Jr. (’66,’68,’72) of Wrightsville, Georgia, died at home March 11, 2022. He taught math at Screven County High School, served seven years as the high school guidance counselor at Glenville High School and was the Johnson County High School Guidance Counselor from 1977 until 2001.

Harry Wells Van Houten (’64) of Valdosta, Georgia, passed away April 8, 2022. He worked as a chemist for more than 40 years.

George Cox (’69) of Lincolnton, Georgia, was surrounded by family when he died April 13, 2022. He retired after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service and was the co-founder of a home-building company.

James “Jim” Odom (’66) of Macon, Georgia, passed away June 4, 2022. He was an Army National Guard veteran and had a career as a pharmaceutical salesman.

Robert Smith (’67) died at home in Columbia, South Carolina, June 21, 2022. He taught art, English literature and special education in schools in Summerville, Columbia, Blythewood and Saluda, South Carolina, during his career in education.

Ann Lunsford Owens (’60) died June 29, 2022, at her home in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was an elementary school teacher. She loved promoting the latest technology, health and environmental information to her family and friends.

Carlton Kemp Sr. (’62) of Savannah passed away July 15, 2022. He served as a cryptographer in the U.S. Army and later had a career as an industrial business owner.

Charlie Fuller (’67) of Blythe Island, Georgia, was surrounded by family when he died at home July 20, 2022. The U.S. Army veteran served for three years in military intelligence in West Germany and was a special agent for the ATF for 23 years. He continued his public service career by teaching law enforcement officers in the International Association of Undercover Officers.

Roger Murphey Jr. (’66) of Macon, Georgia, passed away at his home on July 22, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. He had a long career as a real estate developer.

Anne White, Ed.S., (’67,’72), formerly of Statesboro, passed away July 29, 2022. During her 29 years in Statesboro, she was a psychologist for various educational public school systems and was an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Southern. When she retired from the Bibb County School System, she was a volunteer mental health worker and grief counselor for the American Red Cross.

Carol Jean Caldwell Hight (’67) of Bainbridge, Georgia, died Aug. 14, 2022. A devoted wife and mother, she loved painting, traveling, antiquing and playing bridge with friends.

John (Ben) Benton (’60) of Loganville, Georgia, passed Aug. 26, 2022, at age 86. He served as a principal at several high schools in Georgia.

Charles Riner Jr. (’67,’70) of Port Wentworth, Georgia, died in hospice care Sept. 27, 2022. He was a high school chemistry and physics teacher at schools in Savannah.

Retired Capt. Richard “Robby” Robbins (’67) of Statesboro passed away at home Oct. 1, 2022. He served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, which included tours in Germany, Vietnam and Thailand. After serving his country, he was employed by Georgia Southern University until he retired.

Grace Lanier Bacon (’69,’78) passed away Oct. 9, 2022, at a retirement center in Statesboro. She had a career in education.

Sarah Ray Sloan (’65) of Athens, Georgia, passed away Nov. 18, 2022. She had a 35-year career in the Georgia Power organization and retired as the regional manager of community affairs. 

John Gould (’65) of Statesboro died Nov. 28, 2022, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Marines and later worked as a surveyor before beginning his career with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The avid Georgia Southern University football fan enjoyed tailgating, grilling and smoking meat.

Sandra Hollis Shaver (’66) of Brooklet, Georgia, died Dec. 16, 2022, at a senior living facility in Statesboro. She was an advocate against child abuse and for many years worked at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.

Franklin “Frank” Windham (’64) of Macon, Georgia, passed away Dec. 26, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a teacher and coach in the Bibb County School System.


Kaye Robinson Kole (’75), a lifelong resident of Savannah and founder of the Savannah Jewish Archives, died Dec. 3, 2021. She worked as a librarian for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Savannah, St. Vincent’s Academy and as a genealogist. She wrote several books and served on several organizations including the Armstrong State College Commission and as a curator of the Georgia Historical Society.

Marian Bartak Malac (’79) of Gaithersburg, Maryland, died Feb. 11, 2022, at age 92.
She was a teacher at elementary and junior high schools in Savannah and later served as a registrar’s assistant at Armstrong State.

Carol Josey Bridges (’75) of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, died on March 27, 2022, surrounded by her family. She retired as a teacher and literacy specialist in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Donald Durant (’74) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, passed away at home on April 4, 2022. He had a successful finance and insurance industry career for more than 40 years.

James “Jim” Simmons (’74) of Leesburg, Florida, passed away in his home surrounded by family on April 17, 2022. He enjoyed being involved in the community and operated his own tractor business for more than 30 years.

Robert “Bob” Hill (’74) of Pensacola, Florida, died April 18, 2022. The 23-year U.S. Army veteran served in various posts including Vietnam. He then worked for 26 years in civil service at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Charles Reynolds Lawson (’76) of Savannah passed away April 26, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer and was an employee of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System for more than 20 years. He retired as a vice principal in the Dekalb County School System.

Retired Col. Jerry Childers (’70) of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, passed away on April 27, 2022. During his 30 years of service in the U.S. Army, he served three years in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. During his military career, he earned many decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons including the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star Medal.

Joseph Patti (’70) of Hinesville, Georgia, died April 27, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He worked for the Corps of Engineers as an entomologist and a biologist. He was a well-known teacher at Bradwell Institute where he taught science and served as science department head and science club sponsor.
He also served as an adjunct professor at St. Leo College, Brewton-Parker College and Armstrong State.

Michael Vann Saltz (’74) of Fairhope, Alabama, died May 6, 2022. He owned and operated a sporting goods store for more than three decades and served on the Fairhope Recreation Board for many years.

Robert “Robby” Anderson (’71) of Columbia, South Carolina, died May 6, 2022. He served 23 years in the Coast Guard and in the reserves. After 33 years, he retired from the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

Valerie Dean Belew (’72) of Jackson, Georgia, passed away July 16, 2022. She had a long and varied career supervising residential substance abuse facilities. She also had a lifelong passion for music and wrote songs, poetry and a novel.

Barry Miller (’70) of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away on Aug. 3, 2022. An Eagles basketball player, he had a 30-year career in the insurance industry.

Retired Cpl. F. Scott Rich (’73) who had a nearly 30-year career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, died Aug. 7, 2022, at a health facility in Pineville, North Carolina. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded two Purple Hearts. 

Jacqueline Johnson Varnell (’70) of Statesboro died in hospice care Aug. 9, 2022, after a 13-year battle with kidney cancer. A math educator for more than 52 years, she taught high school students for 30 years in Georgia county school systems and was a math instructor at several colleges including Georgia Southern. 

Alva Durward Ware III (’75) of Macon, Georgia, died suddenly Sept. 9, 2022. He worked in various areas of the food industry throughout his career.

Mitchell Clark (’78) of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2022, surrounded by his family. He retired after a 26-year career at Cerner Corporation.  

Mariellen Strickland Morris (’76) of Brunswick, Georgia, died Oct. 10, 2022, at age 89. She was a teacher, assistant principal and principal at schools in Glynn County, Georgia.

Jean Vause Nessmith (’72,’79) of Statesboro died Oct. 16, 2022, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She retired from Georgia Southern University in 2015 after working in the Registrar’s Office and as an advisor in the business college.

Timothy Wyllie (’74) of Florence, South Carolina, died Oct. 27, 2022. He retired as a director of logistics with ESAB Worldwide. 

Dorothy “Dot” Denton Youngblood (’74) of Statesboro died in hospice care Nov. 8, 2022. She was a retired educator, having served as a teacher and counselor at Portal High School, a counselor at Southeast Bulloch High School, Statesboro High School, and director of the Counseling Center at Georgia Southern.

Dave Harrell (’71) of Jesup, Georgia, died Nov. 10, 2022. The 38-year retired U.S. Army veteran served as a 2nd Lieutenant of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Vietnam War. After the war, he served with the Green Beret Special Forces Unit in Savannah and taught Army Command School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Later, he was a reserve unit commander of engineering at King’s Bay facility.

Ysbrand Cornelis van Duyn (’73) of Orangeburg, South Carolina, died Nov. 13, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a corporal of instructor training at the NCO Academy of Fort Hood, Texas. He was a flower market grower and manager, and a high school and college science teacher. 

Alvin Dickson Jr. (’72) of Appling, Georgia, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, at his home. He had a career at E-Z-Go Textron in Augusta and later joined the team that opened the John Deere plant in Grovetown, Georgia.

Christopher Miller (’73) of Rome, Georgia, passed away Dec. 11, 2022. The U.S. Army lieutenant served in the Vietnam War. He started his own company and at age 70, he was licensed as a captain by the Savannah Maritime Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Hugh Deal (’71) of Statesboro passed away Dec. 23, 2022, at his home. The Marine Corps veteran served in aviation and the transport and fighter attack squadrons. He was part of the first line of defense in Key West, Florida, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and provided support for Bay of Pigs operations. Later, he spent his career in the insurance industry.

Stephen Seifert (’74) passed away in his sleep on Dec. 26, 2022, at his home in Palm Coast, Florida. The longtime resident of Sparta, New Jersey, had a successful career with Cyro Industries, retiring as a senior executive
and strategic business unit manager.


Martha Hodges Daily (’84) of Statesboro passed away Dec. 24, 2021. The former Georgia Southern employee worked in the Continuing Education division.

Terry Patray (’84) of Statesboro passed away on April 8, 2022. He had a talent for designing and drafting homes and primarily worked in construction, building, repairing, remodeling and insulating single-family homes.

Marty Williams (’84) of Statesboro passed away April 17, 2022, at a hospital in Atlanta. An avid supporter of Eagle football and basketball, he worked with Lynn Manufacturing in Pulaski for more than 30 years and was employed with Global Framing at the time of his passing.

Lavonna Everson Drew (’89,’04) of McIntosh County, Georgia, died at home on April 23, 2022. A  longtime educator in the Glynn County School System, she was the principal of Altama Elementary School in Brunswick, Georgia.

Brenda Cowart Smith (’87,’03) of Reidsville, Georgia, died in a Savannah hospital on April 26, 2022. She had a lifelong career as an educator, teaching in Claxton and Tattnall County schools. During her 33 years as an educator, she served as a teacher of the gifted, literary coach, yearbook advisor and advisor for the Interact Club. 

Stephen Strozzo (’81) of Statesboro died at his home on May 17, 2022. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan in a civilian capacity.

Kay Martin Sweat (’82,’94)of Savannah was surrounded by family when she died July 11, 2022, in the hospital. She was a retired elementary school teacher, mother and grandmother.

Thomas “Bruce” Crichton (’81) of Brunswick, Georgia, died on Aug. 25, 2022, after a short illness. An accomplished musician, he played and toured around the world.

Larry Bacon (’82) died at his Statesboro home on Sept. 4, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army and had a 30-year career working in the telecommunications industry.

Sylvia Seiferth Brannen  (’87) of Statesboro passed away in the hospital on Sept. 7, 2022, with her family at her side. She worked as a counselor at Bulloch Academy for several years and as a liaison for the Open Door Adoption Agency. She co-founded and directed Joseph’s Home for Boys in 1983 . She received the Deen Day Smith Service Award for devotion to others in the Statesboro community.

Elizabeth “Betty” Caldwell (’89) of St. Simons Island, Georgia, died Sept. 17, 2022. As an illustrator, she had a lifelong love of the arts, particularly the watercolor medium. 

Arthur Kitchens III (’83) of Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed away Sept. 28, 2022, of a heart attack. He was employed by the IRS as an information technology specialist for 39 years before retiring.

Joannie Lehmkuhl Sparks (’86) of Brooklet, Georgia, died Oct. 4, 2022. She was a director of the Georgia Southern University bookstore and also worked in the food service department.

Victoria Edwards Bostwick (’83) of Statesboro passed away Nov. 16, 2022. She held positions in several Georgia Southern offices and was a member of the University Optimist Club.

Robert Jarrell Jr. (’86) of Richmond Hill, Georgia,  passed away Nov. 24, 2022. An accountant, he owned a CPA firm.

Evelyn “Dale” Davis Deal Burnsed (’86) of Brooklet, Georgia, passed away Dec. 12, 2022. She was a longtime employee of Bulloch Memorial Hospital, CareOne Home Health and retired from Willingway in 2011.


Nancy Deal Birkheimer (’91, ’99) of Savannah passed away on Jan. 30, 2022, after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her career was devoted to historical preservation and archeology and she worked for the Georgia Historical Society where some of her research projects can be found.

Dianne Stine Davis (’93) of Savannah passed away at home on March 16, 2022. She was a registered nurse at Candler Hospital where she retired after many years of service.

Retired Col. Kenneth (Kenny) Lee (’98) of Midway, Georgia, passed away May 13, 2022, after a courageous battle fighting cancer. He had 39 years of service in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard and served in both Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Freedom. He was in charge of the National Guard Training Center in Hinesville for many years.

Maggie Peterson Gignilliat (’92) of Savannah passed away on June 25, 2022. She had a career as a labor and delivery nurse and as a social work professional.

Robert (Bob) Fennell Jr. (’92) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, passed away July 3, 2022. He retired after 32 years of employment with schools in Richmond Hill and Savannah. A talented musician, speech and drama coach, he enjoyed teaching, coaching and directing during his educational career. 

Peter “Pete” Randall (’98) of Savannah died Sept. 6, 2022, with his family by his side. A band teacher, he had a passion for music and was a member of the Southern Pride
Marching Band when he was a Georgia Southern student.

Pamela Utz Melton (’92) of Brunswick, Georgia, died Nov. 18, 2022, after a battle with cancer.
She worked for many years as a CPA and was the owner of her own accounting firm.

Jason Rogers (’99) of Fleming, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Dec. 25, 2022, at a Savannah hospital. He worked in the Liberty County School System as the assistant superintendent of maintenance and operations and later moved to Bryan County Schools as the assistant superintendent of Operations, Business
and Finance.

Grace Ann Fleming-Glimmerveen (’97) of Richmond Hill, Georgia, died Dec. 27, 2022, after a battle with breast cancer. She retired as a senior student advisor for Armstrong State University.


Felicia “Lisa” McNeil Wadley (’11) of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away April 2, 2022. The registered nurse was working on a doctoral degree as a family nurse practitioner at the time of her passing.

Matthew Wade (’08) of St. Petersburg, Florida, died April 17, 2022. He was an offensive tackle for the Eagles and played on the Georgia Southern rugby team. He was employed in the car sales industry and was proud of his two championship rings; one for football when the team won the SoCon Division Championship in
2004 and the other for the 2017 national champion Atlanta Rhinos rugby team.

Kelley Nicole Marks (‘09), formerly of Tarzana, California, died May 13, 2022, a victim of gun violence. She had a career in social work
and was the mother of two children.

Joshua Canzoneri (’05) of Opelika, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2022. A research scientist and primary investigator in the pharmaceutical industry, he had a passion for drug discovery in cancer treatments.

Christopher Fahey (’12) of Savannah passed away Sept. 15, 2022, at Memorial Health with his family by his side. He worked in the shipping industry in logistics for more than 25 years, before pursuing his passion for nursing. 

Bradford “Brad” Jones (’08) of Ty Ty, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home Sept. 17, 2022. A vehicle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, but he returned to Georgia Southern to earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. 

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Walburga E. Caldwell (’75,’99) a retired professor of nursing, passed away April 5, 2022. She was living in Houston, Texas, at the time of her death.

Professor Emerita Charlotte Clements Crittenden (’62,’63) of Statesboro passed away June 14, 2022. The assistant professor of writing and linguistics served 17 years of her 32-year teaching career as an instructor in the English department at Georgia Southern. During the last two years of her career, the avid Eagle football fan was the assistant chair of the Department of Writing and Linguistics. 

Richard Summerville, former chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Armstrong, passed away July 3, 2022, in Williamsburg, Virginia. He also had a 27-year career in academic administration at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Professor Emeritus Charles Christmas passed away July 6, 2022, in Statesboro. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a lieutenant. In 1988, he began a 19-year career at Georgia Southern University, where he taught in the mathematics department. He received the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award in 1995 and was named Professor of the Year at Georgia Southern.

William “Bill” Whitaker III, a former Georgia Southern professor of finance, passed away July 11, 2022, in Maysville, Kentucky. During his Georgia Southern career, he also served as the department chair for the finance and economics department and as the associate dean of the College of Business.

Professor Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Ph.D., passed away in Ghana in August 2022. The environmental health sciences professor joined the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern in 2008 and was an outstanding mentor to many of his students. He had returned to Ghana in 2022 to head a department in the School of Public Health at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Robert “Bob” Hacker of Statesboro passed away Sept. 13, 2022, at age 93. He joined the U.S. Army in 1947 and was stationed at White Sands Proving Ground for a year to shoot up the last of the German V-2 missiles. In 1968, he started the machine shop at Georgia Southern, and worked for various science departments before retiring after 40 years of university service.

Professor Emeritus John Duncan died Sept. 21, 2022, at age 84. The native of Charleston, South Carolina, arrived in Savannah in 1965 to teach history at Armstrong. The author and historian retired in 1997. His work in the classroom and in the field of history influenced generations of students. Duncan was also a collector, a traveler and co-owner of a shop that sold antiques, maps, artifacts and books. The Savannah Morning News reported, “he often stood outside his home, where the garden level doubled as a shop filled with historical ephemera, and regaled tourists with talk of ‘Midnight’ and the unusual historical bits that trolley guides often overlooked.”

Mark Johnson, a member of the Armstrong music department, passed away on Oct. 6, 2022, after a battle with cancer. He was also the conductor and musical director of the Savannah Wind Symphony. His career as a professional musician, conductor, educator and mentor created a legacy of influence and inspiration for future generations. 

Professor Emeritus John Thaddeus Rogers passed away Oct. 12, 2022, in High Point, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years in the Navy, which included serving on several warships, including the heavy cruiser USS Bremerton, during the Korean War. He settled his family in Statesboro in 1965 where they lived for 46 years. He retired from Georgia Southern as a physics professor in 1990.

Alice Adams, a retired professor in health care administration, passed away Oct. 27, 2022, in LaGrange, Georgia, after a long illness. She taught at Armstrong from 2002 until 2012 when illness forced her retirement but she continued to live in Savannah for many years. She loved involving and challenging her students both in the classroom and in outside activities including community service, and leading groups to help the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts on
several trips.

Professor Emeritus Bill Lovejoy of Brevard, North Carolina, passed away Nov. 27, 2022, at age 95. The biology professor retired in 1987, but many Georgia Southern alumni remember him as one of their most influential professors. He remained an active supporter of the University including endowing multiple scholarships and the Bill and Martha Lovejoy Darwin/Lyell Distinguished
Lecture Series. 

Charles Aulick, former professor of math and computer science, died of complications from lymphoma at his home in Kingsland, Georgia, on Jan. 19, 2023. The longtime resident of Statesboro was also a ham radio enthusiast who helped many others obtain a ham radio license.