Preston Asbury Howard ’37 of Lincolnton, N.C. died May 24, 2005. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was owner and manager of Turner’s Store for forty-five years. He was an active member of Boger City United Methodist Church and served as president of the Kiwanis Club and the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. He was a past recipient of Lincoln County Man of the Year. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Johnson Howard, 106 Mockingbird Ln., Lincolnton, N.C. 28092; one son, Phillip Asbury Howard and wife Cynthia, of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Thomas Herman Howard of Lincolnton; one sister, Janet Howard Knox of Cornelius; two grandsons, Seth Hopkins Howard and Ethan Asbury Howard.
Paul McClanahan ’37
Paul McClanahan ’37, who was raised in Egypt by Presbyterian missionary parents, then served as a Presbyterian Church (USA) missionary in Egypt for almost 30 years, died on April 27 at a hospice in Lakeland, Fla. After growing up in Luxor, Egypt, he graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and Union Theological Seminary in New York. Returning to Egypt, he was president of Assyut College from the mid-1940s until 1968. He then served as a professor at Monmouth (N.J.) College until his retirement in the late 1970s. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Kempton McClanahan, 909 S Lakeside Ave Apt. 207, Lakeland, Fla. 33803-1031; and four children.
William A. Zachary ’37
William A. Zachary ’37 of Marion, N.C., died February 8, 2002. He was a retired manager for Marion Manufacturing Company. After a year at Davidson, he earned his B.S. in textile management from N.C. State University.