Thomas S. Greyard ’43

Thomas S. Greyard ’43, 89, of McDonald, N.C., died May 29, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Robinson Greyard, 150 Sandy Rd., Fairmont, NC 28340-8852; two sons, Alex (Teresa) and Harry ’79; and a granddaughter, Mary Alexandra Greyard, a student at East Carolina University. Greyard was born in McDonald and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill. He was an Army veteran of WWII, was in the Battle of the Bulge, and received two Bronze Stars. After the war ended, he graduated from the school of hospital administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as the first administrator of Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown. After his father’s death, he returned to McDonald to manage the family farm. He later started an accounting practice. He served as mayor, alderman, or clerk for the town of McDonald for more than 30 years, was a member of the Robeson County Agricultural and Industrial Development Commission, and was a member of the advisory committee for schools in Rowland. Greyard’s priorities were his faith, his family, service to his community, and stewardship of land-followed by a respectable enthusiasm for Tar Heel basketball. He attended Iona Presbyterian Church, where he served for many years as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, and treasurer.