Rankin M. “Happyrock” Gladstone ’34

Rankin M. “Happyrock” Gladstone ’34 of Greensboro, N.C., died peacefully March 28, 2006, at his home. He was a member of the Avant Garde of Davidson College, a former member of the High Point Rotary Club, and organizing/charter member and elder of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in High Point. After retirement from Northwestern Mutual Life, he worked for the Guilford County Tax Department in property re-evaluation; he was known as one of the best senior golfers in Guilford County. Among his proudest accomplishments in mortgage loan and real estate investment deals was the building of the Granville Towers Complex in Chapel Hill. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Murchison Gladstone and his son, Kent Gladstone. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Anderson Russell Gladstone, 3504 Flint St., Apt. B106, Greensboro, N.C. 27405-3273; daughter Ms. Lynn G. Parker of Charlottesville, Va.; stepdaughter Rebecca R. Albright of Summerfield; stepson Stephen Russell of Charlotte; two grandchildren four step grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Pastors Discretionary Fund, 611 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401; Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Missions Fund, 803 16th St., Greensboro, N.C. 27405; Davidson College, 102 N Main St., Davidson, N.C. 28036; Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 4000 Presbyterian Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27406; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2600 Summit Ave, Greensboro, N.C. 27405.