Frank Houston Smith ’26

Frank Houston Smith ’26 of Raleigh, N.C., died Oct. 23, 2005. With a B.S. in chemistry from Davidson College, Mr. Smith served as a junior chemist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture, then joined the Department of Animal Science at NCSU as assistant in animal nutrition. He graduated from N.C. State College with an M.S. in chemistry. He retired as professor emeritus in 1973 with 45 years of continuous service to NCSU.

Mr. Smith was affiliated with the American Chemistry Society, the American Oil Chemistry Society, the N.C. Academy of Science, the American Institute of Nutrition, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Sigma Xi. He was a longtime member of Fairmont United Methodist Church, where he served as Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Master, Methodist Youth Fellowship counselor, and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Lois Ellington Smith; two sons, Frank Houston Smith, Jr. (Gaille Rouse Smith) and David R. Smith, 7712 Tobruk Ct., Hanover, MD 21076-1641; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Loraine Bledsoe “L.B.” Singleton ’26

Loraine Bledsoe “L.B.” Singleton, ’26 is formerly of Laurinburg, N.C. He obtained his education at Davidson College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and received his master’s degree at Columbia University.

He was a teacher, coach, and principal. He also worked for the N.C. Department of Agriculture, and was an educational director for Waverly Mills until his retirement in 1970. Following his retirement, he started a moving and storage business, which he operated until 1989. Lorraine died on April 19, 2005.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Florence Singleton. Surviving are his daughters, Suzanne S. Gibson, 805 Williamsburg Dr., Rockingham, N.C. 28379, and Marilyn Singleton of Sunset Beach, N.C.; and grandchildren, Claire Gibson, Bryan Gibson, and Darius Raji.