Frank McAlpine “Mac” Toole ’36

Funeral service for Dr. Frank McAlpine “Mac” Toole, 99, of Talladega will be Monday June 2, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Leeann Scarbrough will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. His family will receive friends Sunday from 4-6 PM at Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega.

Dr. Toole passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home. Born November 27, 1914, in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Toole grew up in Asheville, NC, and Talladega, attending school in both cities.

He was a 1932 graduate of Talladega High School, a 1936 graduate of Davidson College of NC, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a 1940 graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. After two years of practicing dentistry in Birmingham, Dr. Toole spent the next 43 years practicing dentistry in Talladega. During that time, he also served his country as a major with the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He retired from practice of dentistry on July 1, 1985.

Dr. Toole was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Talladega, where he served several terms as a Deacon, a term as Ruling Elder and a term as Clerk of Session. Dr. Toole also was a faithful member of the church choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Dr. Arthur Fulkerson Toole and Kate McAlpine Toole, his first wife, Florence Smith Toole, and son Frank McAlpine Toole, Jr.

Dr. Toole is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Toole, children, Howard Vandiver Toole, Stephen Clarke Toole, John Steven Fleming and Margaret Lindsey Fleming, brother, Dr. Arthur F. Toole, Jr., nephews, Dr. Arthur F. Toole, III, Barckley Wallace Toole, niece, Kitty Toole Kirby and 3 grandchildren.

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Joseph Lister Dees ’36

Joseph Lister Dees ’36, 96, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died July 24, 2012. He is survived by his children, Daniel Irwin Dees, 311 Sunshine Dr., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, and Josephine C.D. Scott; sister, Emily; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Samuel Nisbet Milton ’36

Samuel Nisbet Milton ’36, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Sept. 10. He was born Feb. 22, 1916, in Albemarle, N.C.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores Milton, 1001 Parkway Blvd., Apt. 105, Columbus, OH 43212-3642; children, Terry Milton (John), Tam Milton (Vince), Tom Milton (Darlene), Debbie Diadiun (Ted), Donna Macaulay (Bruce), Diane Heintz (Randy), and Dennis Heintz; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Milton was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and unfailingly a gentleman to all who knew him.

He was a graduate of Davidson and Union Theological Seminary. He served as minister in various Presbyterian churches in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida.

In a second career, he worked for Ketchum, Inc. as a development director, traveling throughout the country and serving nonprofit clients with fundraising campaigns.

He enjoyed sports, especially tennis and golf, but most of all was devoted to his family.

William Guerin White ’36

William Guerin White ’36, 94, died June 7 at the Allen Morgan Health Center. He was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Cameron, W.Va., to William and Lula Ingalls White. He grew up in Norfolk, Va.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from Davidson and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1940. His internship was at Gorgas Hospital in Panama.

He served in the military as a captain and diagnostician for the U.S. Public Health Service, spending a year in Mexico City and visiting every Coast Guard station on the Great Lakes taking chest X-rays with a portable unit. His specialty was pulmonary medicine.

In 1945, the Tennessee legislature authorized the establishment of regional hospitals for tuberculosis treatment. White was invited to participate in the development of this statewide system and was instrumental in the creation of the West Tennessee Chest Disease Hospital.

He married Billie Frances Barton in 1951. They were charter members of Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and sang in the choir for more than 40 years.

In 1975, The West Tennessee Chest Disease Hospital was turned over to the University of Tennessee, and he joined the staff of the teaching hospital and the Shelby County Health Department, where he served dual appointments. He retired in 1986.

White enjoyed tennis, boating, and music and had learned to play a variety of instruments and participated in the Memphis chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. One of his greatest joys was spending summers at his family residence in Larrabee, Maine.

He was preceded in death by his son, William Guerin White, Jr., and is survived by his wife, Billie, 5410 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120; his daughter, Gloria White (Ed Rainey); and his granddaughter, Jessica White.

William J. Robinson ’36

William J. Robinson ’36, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., died from kidney failure in Bozeman, Mont., on Dec. 23, two days short of his 95th birthday. Robbie was born on Dec. 25, 1913, in Matthews, N.C., to Walter Stitt and Mary Jamison Robinson.

He attended Davidson, and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

While an intern at Louisville General Hospital, he met the love of his life, Jane Brown, who was a nurse at the time. They married in 1942, three days before Robbie shipped out to the Philippines as an Army medical officer in World War II.

After returning from the war, Robbie did his residency in psychiatry at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kans. After a short stint with the VA system, Robbie began a private practice of psychiatry in the Kansas City area. Robbie retired from his medical practice in 1974 and continued to live in the Kansas City area until October when Robbie and Jane moved to Bozeman to be with their son, Bill, and his family.

Robbie was an avid sports fan, who cheered and, at times, cursed the Kansas City Chiefs for 45 years. In addition, Robbie was an active member of the senior men’s golf league in Overland Park, Kans., and, at age 94, was proud to have won the trophy as the oldest player in the league.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Robinson, Birchwood, 1201 Highland Blvd., Bozeman, MT 59715; his sons, William Robinson (Deborah) and David Robinson ’69 (Jane); grandchildren, Amy Tatum (Trei), Mindy Starc (Cameron), Lee Robinson, and Tyler Kimball; great-grandchildren, John Tatum IV and Madison Tatum; sisters, Barry Hemby and Virginia Steele; his brother, Stitt Robinson ’39; and his nephew, James Paul Houser, Jr. ’67. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Elizabeth Houser and Louise Robinson; and his brother, Tom Robinson.