Charles Newell Burch ’31

Charles Newell Burch ’31, of Memphis, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 26, 2009. Burch was born on Aug. 25, 1910, in Memphis.

After graduating from Davidson, Burch married Catherine Gifford in 1952. Through a charitable organization they founded and operated, known as the Christian Fellowship for the Visually Impaired, the couple taught Bible classes for the visually challenged for many years at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, where the couple attended their entire adult life.

The Burches also taught Bible classes in city and county jails, and supported numerous charitable organizations with monthly contributions.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1997, and the couple had no children. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Chloe Burch, who was his only close relative.

Sandy Marks ’31

Sandy Marks ’31 died November 8, 2005. Following graduation from Atlanta Southern Dental College, he opened a dental practice in Wilmington, N.C. In 1936, he was married to Katherine (Kitty) Stuart Woods. They had three children and in 1948 went to the Belgian Congo as missionaries with the American Presbyterian Congo Missions. After returning from the Congo in 1961, he entered UNC Chapel Hill and received a master’s in periodontics. After two years on the staff at Howard University, he taught at the UNC School of Dentistry until his retirement in 1976. Following retirement he became involved with the Medical Benevolence Foundation and the opening of a post-graduate clinic for training dental graduates in Zaire (former Belgian Congo). In 1997, in recognition of his life achievements, he was inducted into the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller as a Knight of Merit. Survivors include a son, Stuart Marks; a daughter, Katie M. Sawyer, 1536 Hunt Dr., Unit E, Normal, Ill. 61761; sisters, “Gee” Myers and Louise Slack; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

William Lee Morgan ’31

William Lee Morgan ’31 formerly of Orangeburg died March 17, 2005, at Presbyterian Home of Clinton, S.C. He worked for the South Carolina Highway Department of Engineers before joining Wannamaker-Wells Construction Company of Orangeburg. He was a member of the Orangeburg First Presbyterian Church, and was a former member of the Orangeburg Lions Club.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Norris, Morgan. Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law, Ruby Norris Morgan and Douglas M. MacDonald, 418 Patrol Club Road, Greenville, S.C. 29609.