James “Jimmy” Moser Jung ’49

Dr. James Moser Jung (Jimmy), 95, of Buies Creek, NC, passed away on May 19, 2024 at Universal Healthcare in Lillington, North Carolina.

Jimmy was born May 25, 1928 in Kannapolis, NC to the late Daniel and Lee Shee Jung.

He attended J.W. Cannon High School in Kannapolis, and was a 1949 graduate of Davidson College where he participated in the ROTC program. He was proud of his four winning seasons on the Davidson College wrestling team where he was fondly called “The Dragon” and was named team captain.  He served as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Following his service, he pursued additional certification at Catawba College.  After earning his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,  Dr. Jung served as Professor of Chemistry at Campbell University for more than 46 years.

Jimmy Jung was a brilliant man who loved puns and a good joke.  He appreciated good music, sometimes singing along or playing his guitar, though he claimed he was unable to do either.  He loved to play golf, and solve puzzles, especially his varied Rubik cubes. 

Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Ludwig Jung;  his parents, his sister Mazelle Lee, and brothers Newmoon Jung, Kineson Jung, Lincoln Jung, and Walker Jung. 

He is survived by his children: Anita Bunce (Linwood), Dayna Scarborough (Rusty), Alisa Powers (Doug), David Jung (Johanna), and Krystal Alligood (Bart); his grandchildren: Daryn Stylianopoulos, Lin Story-Bunce, Kendall Grubb, June Bunce, Kirstyn Scarborough, Draegen Scarborough, Derrick Powers, Garyn Jung, Adrien Jung, Cohen Jung, Aydan Alligood, David Alligood, and Clay Alligood; his great-grandchildren: Fayrah Stylianopoulos, Anna Stylianopoulos, Teddy Stylianopoulos, Loukas Bunce, Maryn Bunce, Rya Bunce, Paxton Bunce, and Clara Grubb; and many special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2:00 pm at Memorial Baptist Church, 271 Leslie Campbell Avenue, Buies Creek, NC 27506. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to the James M. Jung & Patty L. Jung Endowed College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund of Campbell University, Office of Scholarships, P.O. Box 567, Buies Creek, NC 27506; or to Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 485, Buies Creek, NC  27506.

William R. Hoyt III ’49

William R. Hoyt was born in 1924 in the Sinking Springs community, Alleghany Co., VA, to the Rev. S. Browne and Mrs. Virginia Brown Hoyt. He attended public schools in Virginia and North Carolina, earned an AB (cum laude) from Davidson College, a M. Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary and a PhD. from Duke University.

A World War II veteran and ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (US, 1952-83; USA 1983-2023), he was pastor of the North Gadsden and Rainbow Drive Presbyterian churches, Gadsden, AL, 1952-1954, and Presbyterian minister to students, Duke University, 1954-57. In 1957, Hoyt joined the faculty of Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA, where he served as chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department from 1957-1986 and retired as Professor Emeritus of Religion in 1993. Throughout his career, he continued to be active in the life of the church.

He and his wife, Sara Lippard Hoyt, MD are the parents of Nancy Hoyt Duncan, Jane Leidlein, MD (Hugh) and Harriette Hoyt (Brian McCormack), and grandparents of Christopher Leidlein, MD (Michelle) and Katherine Leidlein (Lucian Avalon) and great grandparents of Lily, Philip, and Vivienne Leidlein. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, the Rev. Samuel Browne Hoyt, Jr., sister-in-law Peggy Lambeth Hoyt, nephew Mark Houston Hoyt, his twin sister Virginia Carlisle Hoyt and his son-in-law the Rev. Dr. Tim Hoyt Duncan.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Child Development Center, First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, 3210 Michigan Avenue, Suite300, Kansas City, MO 64109, or the charity of one’s choice.

John T. Brothers ’49

The Dr Reverend John Theodore Brothers—‘Ted’ – passed away peacefully at his home on Lake George on 26 October 2023. Cared for by his caregivers and beloved son Peter who walked with dad regularly to keep him healthy including frequent walking nine holes on the golf course at top of the world resort. Ted found peace after 95 years of a full and dynamic life.

Most knew him by his faith, his love of family, of animals, of wooden boats, and his dedication to all those less fortunate around the world. His university-wrestling career also shaped him—he was a fighter for causes of environmental justice and for peace globally. In his work with Witness for Peace, for nuclear disarmament, you could feel him crouching into his fighting stance and he could be relentless. His roots in the South, on the Chesapeake Bay, stamped him with a particular nostalgia for a faded world and a love of oysters. He loved his wife, his children, dogs, his fellowship, sailing, his books, his Portuguese colleagues, his antique boats, the Lake….

Born in 1928, Ted grew up in Ware Neck VA on the Chesapeake Bay. His early days in the Virginia country side were filled with stories of goats in the bedroom, learning to sail on the North River, adventures with his brother George, cousin George Rynick, lifelong friend A. Howe Todd, and summers on Lake St Catherine in Vermont. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School, and Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. The Korean War claimed his talents and energy; he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Marine Division USMC, where his engineering skills helped slow the North Koreans, and honorably discharged as Captain.

When he returned to the USA after the war, Ted sought peace and meaning in his calling to enter the ministry. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond VA and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). On a ski vacation in Stowe, VT he met Noel Catherine Booth, the love of his life, whom he married in 1961. They went to live in Scotland where Ted earned his Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy at St. Andrews University. First son Andrew was born in 1963 there. The family moved to Portugal as evangelical workers where Ted served as dean of Seminario Evangelico de Teologia (the first Presbyterian seminary in Portugal) —and they had daughter Toby and son Peter. The family returned to New York in 1969. Ted served as minister at Christ Clarion Presbyterian Church in Pittsford, Brighton Presbyterian Church, Webster Presbyterian in Rochester, and then in the 1980’s First Congregational Church Canandaigua in Upstate New York; where he felt at home with his own parish. He retired to Matthews Co VA in 1988, then relocating to the shores of Lake George in 1989. He continued to serve occasionally as minister locally, was President of the Lake George Association, was an active member of Rotary International, and worked tirelessly for environmental justice and global cooperation.

A memorial service was held at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Lake George, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Burial was held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville with military honors.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements under the care of Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, Queensbury, NY

William “Bill” T. Iverson Sr. ’49

Clergyman & Family Man, “His Parish Had No Boundaries”

William (Bill) T. Iverson, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 21, 2023 at the age of 95. Born in 1928 and raised in Miami, Bill was the youngest of five born to Rev. Daniel and Vivian Iverson.

He graduated from Miami High, and received a BA from Davidson College. He completed his MDiv at Columbia Theological Seminary in 1952, and earned a PhD from New York University in 1976. He married Ann Oliver (d. 1995), and raised three children together.

Bill served churches in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, and California, and taught at several seminaries. “Unconventional” describes Bill. He was pastor, church planter and scholar. Beginning from their family’s dining room table, Bill’s Parish had no boundaries. He never met a stranger as he visited in homes, walked in neighborhoods, even had luncheonettes in his Cross Counter ministry as a way to meet and love people. Bill modeled the walk that he asked others to walk. He always took people along when serving, modeling how to love and share God’s love. In 1969, Bill began a Field Seminary, where students learned about God and Man not in an ivory tower, but in the streets, in homes – incarnational – like God who put skin on. His faith in God was the source of his steadfast strength and love.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sylvia Iverson; his three children, Daniel Iverson III (Carol), William T. Iverson, Jr, (Liz), and Jennifer Lee Iverson; eleven grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sept. 16 at 3pm at Christian Community Presbyterian Church, 45 McWhorter St., Newark NJ, 

Edward Dale Robertson ’49

Edward Dale Robertson, age 94, of Brownsville, Texas, died Thursday, June 29, 2023. Ed was born to Josephine Crow and Hugh Robertson in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on August 7, 1928. He and his family moved to San Benito, Texas, in 1930 when Hugh Robertson became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Ed attended San Benito High School and the University of Texas at Austin. As a junior, he transferred to Davidson College, North Carolina, where he graduated in 1949. He remained an avid Longhorn and Wildcat fan his entire life. He returned to Austin and received his Master’s of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1952.

Ed married Joyce Hennig on January 29, 1952. They sailed to Scotland to attend classes at St. Andrew’s College and toured Europe by bicycle.

Ed served churches in Fredericksburg, Natalia, Port Lavaca, Austin, and Brownsville. He also served the church in San Benito where his father served in the 1930s. Along with his beloved pastoral duties, he enjoyed leading youth camps at Mo-Ranch and Montreat and youth mission trips to Mexico. Ed also served the community by his work with the Lions Club and the Salvation Army. He loved being a football referee and officiated football games in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley, and Tampico for more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Matthews. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his children Dale and Melissa of San Benito, Katherine and Genie of Austin, Sally of Austin, and his grandchildren Chris, Rachael, Courtney, Alexa, Josh, Elena, Kirsten, Heather, Jordan, and Claire. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Levi, Van, Lucas, Aidan, Arthur, and Sienna, his brother-in-law James, his sister-in-law Sharon, and beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made as Tribute Gifts to Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly or First Presbyterian Church Brownsville.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.”John 14:3