Samuel H. Hay ’45

Long-term Pines resident Sam Hay died shortly before midnight on February 6, 2024, surrounded by two of his sons and daughters-in-law. 

Born September 10, 1924 in Brevard, NC to Presbyterian minister John R. Hay and his wife Sara Craig Hay, Sam Hay grew up in Hickory, graduating from Hickory High School in 1941. He then moved on to Davidson College, graduating in 1944. From there he headed for Chapel Hill where he completed the two-year program for Certificate of Medicine at the UNC Medical School, finishing first in his class. Hay finished his training for his M.D. at Harvard Medical School.

From 1949 to 1953, Sam Hay served his internship, fellowship, and residency at the University of Virginia Hospital, serving concurrently during the years 1950 to 1952 at the US Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Having married Dorothy Churchill in 1949, Hay moved in 1953 to Toccoa, Georgia where he practiced internal medicine at Toccoa Clinic from 1953 until his retirement in 1991. After retirement from full-time practice, Dr. Hay worked for ten years at the Stephens County Health Department Indigent Clinic which he organized. Ever a mainstay at the First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa, he served as church elder, clerk of the session, and Sunday School teacher among other responsibilities. He also served on the boards of Stephens Federal Bank and the Bank of Toccoa and was active in Habitat for Humanity, serving as president after helping to found the local chapter. He and Dot worked regularly with the Stephens County Soup kitchen and supported the Stephens County Symphony and the Georgia Heart Association.

In January of 2002, Sam and Dorothy Hay moved to The Pines. While living at The Pines Dr. Hay volunteered at the free clinic in Huntersville. He and Dorothy were active members of the Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Dot Hay predeceased Sam in June of 2019. Dr. Hay is survived by his four children, Sam Hay Jr. of Stuart, Florida, Dorothy Hay Kurtz of Lexington, Kentucky, Fred Hay of Boone, North Carolina, and Dick Hay of Davidson, as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024 at The Pines.

Memorials in his name may be made to: The Chattooga Conservancy or The Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Durward Roscar Everett ’45

Durward Roscar Everett, Jr., 98, died peacefully on June 16, 2023 at Rosewood Health Center, The Cypress Club of Raleigh. He was born on February 20, 1925 in Robersonville to Fanny Smith Everett and Durward Roscar Everett, Sr.

He attended Davidson College and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1947 with a BS degree in Commerce. His college days were interrupted when he enlisted in the US Navy and attended US Navy Midshipmen’s School at Columbia University in NYC. He served as an officer in the Pacific theater during World War ll. He was especially proud of his shared military service with his grandson, Will, who served as a Lieutenant in US Navy SEALs.

On June 21, 1947 Durward married Iris Taylor and they began their happy life together in Raleigh. He had a successful, lifelong career with Wachovia Bank, beginning in Raleigh, then Durham, and ending in Asheville. He was most happy when involved in numerous civic activities in each of these communities. Durward was a lifelong supporter of UNC athletics and the UNC Educational Foundation. He was also an avid golfer.

Durward was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Iris Everett; his brother, Don Everett; and his sister-in-law, Janie Everett. He is survived by his daughters; Amy Martin (John), Jan Ponton (Robert), and Pat Everett; by his grandchildren; John Martin (Kate),Ward Martin (Charlotte), Will Martin (Sandra), Amy Gussenhoven (Jordan), Rob Ponton (Rebecca Jane), Brian Craft and Taylor Craft; by his soon to be 16 great-grandchildren; and by his niece, Cathy Wilson.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 23, 2023 at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28803, The SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603, or the charity of one’s choice.

Armand Elkin Hendee ’45

Armand Elkin Hendee, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, died January 5, 2023, at age 98. He was born in Decatur, Georgia, and was the son of the late Armand E. Hendee and Eva Towers Hendee. He attended Davidson College, where he was a pre-medical student and member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and an MD degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in 1948. Residency training was in the Department of Gyn-Ob at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Military service included three years in the Army Medical Corp, where he was stationed in Germany with the rank of captain. His entire medical career, except for his time in the military, was at Emory. He had an active clinical practice in the Emory Clinic and an academic career in the School of Medicine. He served as Chief of GYN at the Emory Clinic and chief of the GYN Service at Emory Hospital. He was a tenured full professor and upon retirement, he received the honored title of professor emeritus. He also was honored with an academic, endowed chair in the Department of GYN-OB. He received the Emory School of Medicine Alumni Association Award in 2016.

Dr. Hendee was a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a fellow of the American College of OB-GYN. He was a member of several state and regional medical societies and was privileged to serve as president of the South Central OB-GYN Society, the Georgia OB-GYN Society, the Atlanta OB-GYN Society, and the Grady Residents OB-GYN Society.

Dr. Hendee was a compassionate physician, dedicated to the never-ending learning process in medicine and committed to the sound scientific principles of medicine to be integrated thoughtfully into the art of practice. He was a skillful pelvic surgeon, loved by his patients and respected by his colleagues. He enjoyed teaching and took great pleasure in residents’ training. When he retired, the gift he treasured most was a letter he received from the resident staff who wrote these lines, “You are a true southern gentleman and a scholar. We feel privileged to have been taught by you both in the operating room and at the patient’s bedside. Your treatment of patients, nurses, residents, and colleagues with true warmth and respect is admired by all of us. You are a patient and empathetic teacher, the very definition of a gracious man. Thank you for all you have taught us.”

Dr. Hendee also was a devoted family man. He had an unwavering faith in God. He was ruling elder in the Decatur Presbyterian Church and later became an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He left this world having touched the lives of many people in a meaningful, loving, and helpful way.

He was a member of Atlanta Rotary Club, Cherokee Town and Country Club, and Peachtree Golf Club. After retirement, he divided his time between Atlanta, Highlands, N.C., and Fernandina Beach, Fla. He would play golf anytime and anywhere except when tending to his dahlias in Highlands, hunting quail, or just walking the beach on Amelia Island. He and his wife traveled extensively in America and abroad.

Armand was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, the former Katherine Winstead of Jacksonville, Florida, and his wife of 20 years, the former Florence Warren Monroe of Atlanta. He is also survived by his children: daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Don Blalock of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Armand (Bo) and Pam Hendee of Atlanta, and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joe Wilen of Atlanta. Also surviving him are his beloved nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

During the last years of his life, he was actively involved in the writing of an Emory University School of Medicine history book, which will be published in July, 2023.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church 1328 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday, January 12 at 11 am with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Atlanta, Georgia. or Emory University School of Medicine, in care of Ruthy Cunningham, 1762 Clifton Road, MS: 0970-001-9AA, Atlanta, Georgia.

John H. Loughridge ’45

John H. “Jack” Loughridge

John H. Loughridge, 99, of Lafayette Hill, PA passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 18, 1922, the son of the late Jonathan Edwards Loughridge and the late Dorothy (Halsted) Loughridge.

He was a self-employed Realtor with Loughridge Real Estate.

Jack served during World War II in the Marine Corps.

He was an Elder and long time member of The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Chestnut Hill, Pa. and he coordinated a Men’s Luncheon at the church for many years.

Jack was a member and Past President of the C.P.W. Rotary Club. He was a member of the East Montgomery County Board of Realtors, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chestnut Hill, and the LuLu Shriner’s of Plymouth Meeting.

He was the husband of the Late – Martha B. (Boyd) Loughridge.

Survivors include son, John H. Loughridge, Jr. of Winston -Salem, NC; daughter, Wendy B. (& Robert) Inman of Wilmington, NC; son, Jeffrey J. Loughridge of Lafayette Hill, PA; and son, Christopher B. (& Marian) Loughridge of Endwell, NY. He is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Along with his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a brother James Barry Loughridge.

His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

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Interment will be private in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the Deacons Fund or to the Center on the Hill Fund, both at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill – 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 or CPW Rotary Club c/o Lafayette Foundation, PO Box 295, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.

Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 300 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA, (610) 828-0330.

John Watson Craven ’45

John Watson Craven, born August 2, 1924, to James Robert Craven and Gennie Elizabeth Warwick in Cleveland, GA, passed peacefully into the Kingdom of God Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Givens Highland Farms in Black Mountain, NC. He was 96.

He is survived by his loving sons, John Currie Craven of Norwood, CO and Robert Craven (Laura) of St. Petersburg, FL and his brother, Charles Eugene Craven of Rock Hill, SC, and his grandchildren, Waine Alexander of Orlando, FL, and Emily Ann of St. Petersburg, FL, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Ann McLeod Craven, his brothers, William Clifford Craven, Robert Hoyt Craven, Earl Mark Craven, and Talmon Philmore Craven, his sister, Hannah Elizabeth Craven, and his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Craven.

John grew up in Hickory and Newland, NC and graduated from Newland High School, attended Davidson College, graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the University of Edinburgh with his PhD. He was ordained in 1947, a United States Navy Chaplin, and called to his first pastorate at the Church in the Pines, Laurel Hill, NC. During this ministry, John met Ann while working at a Presbyterian youth summer camp. In 1953 they married and began their lifelong partnership in the Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Bartow, FL where their three children were born. He loved and cherished his wife and children and enjoyed sharing stories about them with anyone who would listen. John loved everything Scottish, wearing his kilt whenever he could, and enjoying his active membership in the Montreat Scottish Society.

John also enjoyed serving as Pastor of Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, VA, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA, First Presbyterian Church, Hampton, VA and First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, FL. After his retirement in 1983, he continued in his ministry by providing interim service at First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ashville, NC, Crossnore Presbyterian Church, Crossnore, NC, and Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, Morganton, NC.
John was an active and celebratory participant in life. He enjoyed family and friends, worldwide traveling, golf, tennis, and croquet. Camping with his young family was dear to him and in retirement, living in his beloved Montreat, NC was John’s contentment. John was never at a loss for words, whether a poem by Robert Burns or Robert Service, a favorite hymn, or homily of his own device, he gladly shared with all. No one was a stranger for long after meeting John but quickly became a friend.

Interment will take place at Montreat Columbarium / Memorial Garden on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 AM. A service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at Givens Highland Farms Assembly Room thereafter at 1:00 PM with a time of fellowship and greeting to follow. The service officiants are the Reverend Doctor Steve Runholt, the Reverend Eugene Craven, and the Reverend Lynn Bledsoe. John would be honored by memorial gifts made to Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church.