William Bulgin McGuire ’30

William Bulgin McGuire ’30, 102, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Aug. 15, 2012. He was born in Franklin, N.C., July 26, 1910, the son of Margaret Bulgin McGuire and William Boyd McGuire. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Grace Moseley Robinson McGuire. He is survived by four children and their spouses: Elizabeth McGuire Petty (Douglas Cooper Petty); William Bulgin McGuire, Jr. ’66 (Susanne Hurst McGuire), 1227 Scotland Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207; Dr. John O’Brien McGuire ’67 (Christine McArdle McGuire); and Robert Boyd McGuire (Nancy Cooper McGuire). His survivors also include nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

McGuire is best remembered for his sharp intellect, unquestionable integrity, insightful wisdom, and humble demeanor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and took great pride and pleasure in his family.

He graduated from Davidson in 1930. He served as senior class president and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies and Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity. He graduated from Duke University Law School in 1933. In his last year there he served as president of the Law School Student Bar Association and was a member of the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society.

Upon graduation from law school, McGuire joined the legal department of Duke Power Company, Charlotte, N.C., and continued in the employment of that company until he retired in 1971. He served as president of the company from 1959-71. He also served as a trustee of the Duke Endowment from 1965-88 and as a member of the board of the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He received honorary degrees from Davidson and Pfeiffer College.

He was a member and elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, except for a period of 15 years when he was a member and elder of Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver, N.C. McGuire was active in numerous civic, church, business, and professional activities including Governor Dan Moore’s Commission for the Public Schools, the Research Triangle Foundation, Junior Achievement, and the Edison Electric Institute. He was a founder and former chairman of the National Electric Reliability Council. He served as president of the Mecklenburg Bar Association and president of the N.C. Citizens Association. In 1967 he was named “Man of the Year” by the Society for the Advancement of Management, Greenville, S.C.

Memorials may be made to the William B. McGuire Scholarship fund at Davidson College, Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035-7174.

Frank Sims Erwin ’30

Frank Sims Erwin ’30, 100, of Raleigh, N.C., died Nov. 10.

He is survived by his sons, John Crawford Erwin and Thomas S. Erwin, 1305 College Pl., Raleigh, NC 27605.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Crawford Erwin.

T. Russell Nunan ’30

T. Russell Nunan ’30, retired Presbyterian minister of Atlanta, Ga., and Greenville, Miss., died December 8, 2006. At Davidson, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, a Fellow of Yale School of Alcohol Studies, and was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Belhaven College. He was ordained into the ministry in 1936 and served pastorates in Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama. He was minister emeritus of Greenville (Miss.) Presbyterian Church. He retired in 1972 to serve small churches. He served as a U.S. Navy chaplain in World War II and the Korean War, and in the U.S. Navy Reserves until retirement. On his ninetieth birthday, the Mississippi legislature honored him for his contributions to Mississippi. He served as a member of the board of directors of French Camp Academy, Mississippi Fire Fighters Memorial Burn Center, Lighthouse Lodge, Mississippi Library Association, and the Bessie J. Taylor Home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Genevieve Hill Nunan, c/o Norma Hill, 1468 Fairview Ave., Greenville, Miss. 38701.

Langdon Chevis Hubbard, Jr. ’30

Langdon Chevis Hubbard, Jr. ’30 of Lenoir, N.C., died September 15, 2005. He attended Davidson and graduated from North Carolina State University. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Highways prior to World War II, then served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. As a naval engineer, he directed the installation of radar on battleships, including the USS Missouri. He worked as an electronic engineer for Western Electric until his retirement in 1974. After his retirement, he served with his wife as houseparents at Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk where he was also ordained as an elder at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school there. He and his wife later became resident managers of Chateaux Cloud Club Condominiums in Blowing Rock, where they worked for 13 years. Following his wife’s death in 1993, Mr. Hubbard fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Until his death, he self-published three books of poetry, short stories, humor and Bible studies, two of which were written as a resident of Lenoir Park (assisted living). Recently his church, United Presbyterian Church of Lenoir, published a compilation of his poetry, entitled “Songs of a Faithful Heart,” which includes several poems written during the last two years in which he resided at Shaire Center. Mr. Hubbard was known for his deep Christian faith and compassionate nature. At Lenoir Park and Shaire Center he was significantly involved in Bible study and daily devotions and served as president of the residents councils in both facilities. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Ann Thompson. Survivors include his sister, Leila Hubbard Morrison; two daughters, Betty Chase of Southport, N.C., and Frances Propst, 100 Wellington Ct., Lenoir, N.C. 28645; a son, The Rev. Langdon C. Hubbard III of Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Susan Chase, William B. Chase, Michael Chase, Brian Propst, David Propst, Bethany Hubbard, and Dan Hubbard; and four great-grandchildren, Michael William Chase, Brandon Chase, Kayla Propst, and Logan Chase. He is also survived by a cousin, Margaret Hubbard Townsend of Chevy Chase, Md. and a nephew, Lou Knight of Chesapeake, Va.