William Arnold “Arnie” Covell ’51

William Arnold “Arnie” Covell ’51 of Pensacola, Fla., died September 21, 2006. He completed medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1955, and served as captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp until he was honorably discharged in 1958. After completing his residency in radiology at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, he spent a year on staff at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., and a year practicing radiology in Panama City, Fla. In 1963 He joined B.D. Rhea, M.D. and J.J. Baehr, M.D. in radiology practice in Pensacola and at Baptist Hospital, where he served a term as chief of staff. He retired in 1994 to enjoy family, Grayton Beach, gardening, building and repairing docks and walkways, and sharing stories with family and friends. Arnie was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon and elder. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. (Pat) and Gladys Mosley Covell, infant daughter Jan Claire and sister Claire Covell Jernigan. Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Bonnie Blue Covell, 1941 Seville Drive, Pensacola, Fla. 32503; four children: son William Reid (Bill) and wife Peggy of Bartlesville, Okla.; daughter Jean Covell Silva ’83 and husband Joe of Panama City, son James Patrick (Jim) and wife Michelle of Gulf Breeze; and son Scott McNeill ’91 of Grayton Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Joey, Katherine, Sam, Tristan, Bailey, Sarah and John; cousin Ann Stinson Robinson of DeFuniak Springs and her two children; and six nieces and nephews.