Lemuel W. Kornegay, Jr. ’39

Lemuel W. Kornegay, Jr. ’39 of Rocky Mount, N.C., died on October 2 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Rocky Mount, on March 5, 1919. He was a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School, Davidson College, and Duke University Medical School. In 1944 he entered the United States Army as a captain and served with the 115th General Hospital in England, France and Germany. After returning from Europe, he continued his graduate training in Texas and Missouri. In 1950, he became the chief of staff and surgeon of the Warren General Hospital in Warrenton. He served in that position until 1962, when he returned to Rocky Mount to practice at the Rocky Mount Sanitarium and The Community Hospital. He remained in private practice until 1998, when he retired at the age of seventy-nine. Dr. Kornegay was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners as well as serving as a diplomat for the organization. He also belonged to The Nash-Edgecombe Medical Society, The North Carolina State Medical Society, and The Southern Medical Association. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Nancy Gillam Kornegay, 500 Shady Circle Dr., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27803-1715; his son, Lemuel W. Kornegay III; daughter Jane Kornegay Ing; and two grandchildren, Lemuel W. Kornegay IV and Abigail T. Kornegay. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Lemuel Weyher Kornegay, Sr. and Leonomie Dumais Kornegay, and his brother, Dr. Robert Dumais Kornegay, Sr ’35.