Richard Noble Aycock, Jr. ’39

Richard Noble Aycock, Jr. ’39  of Smithfield, N.C. died May 20, 2006. After he graduated from Davidson with a degree in math and physics, he taught high school mathematics in Rowan County. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps Weather Division at the rank of technical sergeant in the China-Burma-India Theatre during World War II. He and his wife settled in Smithfield, N.C. and he established Aycock Propane Gas Service. He retired after thirty-three years in January 1980. For several years he also operated Aycock Pecan, a purchasing station, in Smithfield, N.C. He joined Centenary United Methodist Church in 1947 and served as secretary of the Sunday school division for many years. He was a member of the Rotary Club and served as president in 1962-1963 and as secretary for twenty years. He was awarded Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. He was a member of the American Legion Pou-Parrish Post in Smithfield, N.C. and was the athletic officer for American Legion Baseball in Smithfield for twenty-seven years. He was inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. He was a member of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association. He was a member of the Johnston County Voiture 1517 Forty and Eight (40/8) Legionnaires Group and served as “Chef de Gare” (president) of the group as well as other supportive offices. In the 1960s Mr. Aycock called for the Smithfield Squares (an adult square dance club) and established and called a teenage square dance club in Wilson’s Mills, N.C. Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Evelyn Turner Aycock, 901 S. Second St., Smithfield, N.C. 27577; his son, Richard Noble Aycock, III of Garner, N.C., and his daughter, Frances Aycock Kiker of Salem, Va. He also leaves five grandsons: Mr. Aycock’s siblings are William Aycock ’41 of Fayetteville, N.C., the late Jane Aycock Sigmon of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Everett Aycock of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Daniel Aycock of Rock Hill, SC.

Joseph Howard Woodward ’39

Joseph Howard Woodward ’39 of Tallahassee, Fla.,a retired banker, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Brunswick, Ga. After graduating from Davidson, he joined the Army Air Force and served during World War II. He returned to Quincy and began a career at the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. He served as president and vice chairman. He also was president of Lewis State Bank in Tallahassee from 1974 to 1976. After his retirement, he moved to Tallahassee where he lived until January, when the family moved to a retirement community on St. Simons Island. A lifelong Presbyterian, he was a ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church until the late 1980s. He was most recently a member of Fellowship Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and elder emeritus. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation. Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Norma Sherman Woodward. Other survivors include six children, Jane Woodward Wilkinson of Jacksonville, Joseph Allen Woodward ’72 of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas S. Woodward of Atlanta, David K. Woodward of Tallahassee, Frank N. Woodward ’79 of Naples, and Diana Woodward of St. Simons Island; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, William D. Woodward Sr. and D. Sylvester Woodward, both of Quincy; two sisters, Fenton W. McLean Washburn of Jacksonville and Laura Augusta W. Jordan of Tallahassee; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Perry L. Woodward ’41, and a sister, Margaret W. Adans.

Kenneth H. Long ’39

Kenneth H. Long ’39 of Phoenix, Ariz., died December 27, 2005. Commissioned upon completion of officer candidate school, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II. He served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty-five years, retiring as a major. After a year at Davidson, he attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B.A. and a master’s in hospital administration. He was a member of the American College of Hospital Administrators and at one time was administrator of the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Luke AFB, Arizona. Among his survivors is his wife, Cynthia Carr Long, 3117 E Cortez St, Phoenix, Ariz. 85028.

Joseph John Summerell ’39

Joseph John Summerell ’39 died October 24, 2005, at home in Raleigh, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to1945, ending his naval career at the rank of lieutenant commander of the minesweeper USS Measure. He was employed by Superior Stone Company for more than thirty years. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury and served in many capacities with the church, including senior warden. He was a member of the Salisbury Rotary Club, and served as its president for several terms. Several years after moving to Raleigh in 1975, he retired from the stone business and went into business with his brother, Howard Summerell, to form Virginia-Carolina Controls. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh and the Milburnie Fishing Club. His wife, Berta Allen Russ Summerell, died in November 1998. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Howard Mitchell Summerell ’36 of Richmond, Va. He is survived by a sister, Nancy Lee Summerell Kitchin, of Wake Forest, N.C., as well as three children: Berta Allen Summerell Hamilton ’78 and husband Frank Hamilton ’77, of 2818 Hydrangea Pl.,Wilmington, N.C.; J.J.Summerell, Jr. ’80, and wife, Virginia Robertson Summerell ’80, of Greensboro, N.C.; and William Russ Summerell ’85 of Roatan, Honduras. He also has five grandchildren: Anna Summerell Hamilton ’08 and William Ritter Hamilton, of Wilmington; and Amelia Mitchell Summerell, Lee McGowan Summerell, and Joseph John Summerell of Greensboro.