Lucius Herman Harvin III ’61

Lucius Herman Harvin III ’61 died on May 30 in Henderson. He attended Davidson and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1960. He earned his juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 1963. His college and law school accomplishments included ROTC Cadet of the Year, member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Russell M. Roberson Award, and member of the Duke Law Journal. He practiced law with the firm of Wilcox, Cook, Savage, and Lawrence in Norfolk, Va., before returning to his hometown to work with Rose’s Stores, Inc., beginning in real estate and culminating as chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee. He was president and board member of the International Mass Retailers Association. In 1992, He was inducted into the Discount Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Henderson City Council, the Henderson YMCA, the Rotary Club, and the First Presbyterian Church. He was on the Duke Law School Board of Visitors, a board member emeritus, a member of the Founder’s Society of Duke University, a member of the Barrister’s Club, and an executive member of the N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. He served as a board member for Wachovia Bank and Trust and numerous other corporate and community associations. An avid pilot, boatsman, and athlete, no interest was greater than his love of family, particularly his wife of forty-eight years. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Lane Harvin, 986 Meadow Lane, Henderson, N.C. 27536; a daughter, Rebecca Harvin Woltz, a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Harvin and Thomas Anthony Pitler; a son and daughter- in-law, Ellen Olender and Lucius Herman Harvin IV; a brother and sister-in-law, Agnes Thorne and George Myrick Harvin; a sister, Emma Harvin Currigan; a sister and brother-in-law, Jessie Rose Harvin and Walker Anderson Long; six grandchildren, Cullen Lane Pitler, Virginia Hester Pitler, Edwin Moore Woltz , Howard Osler Woltz , Bessie Rose Woltz, and Lucius Herman Harvin V.