William F. French, Sr. ’40 of Lumberton, N.C. died December 5, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was co-owner of Robeson Office Supplies for forty-five years and was a former chairman of the Robeson County Board of Elections. He was a member of the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees, the administrative board as Sunday school superintendent, and as co-chairman of the “Space Program.” He was a charter member of the Joy Class. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Doris French, and his wife of eleven years, Winifred French. Survivors include a son, Bill French, Jr., 508 W. 24th St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358; a daughter Mary F. Crofton, a sister, Eleanor F. Lorman; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.