Paul W. Sanders III ’54

Dr. Paul W. Sanders III, a dedicated physician and beloved member of the Charleston community, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion and professionalism that will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Born on August 21, 1932 in Charleston, SC, Dr. Sanders was the son of Dr. Paul W. Sanders, Jr. and Florence Weaver Sanders.

He attended Charleston High School before pursuing higher education at The Citadel and Davidson College. Dr. Sanders then went on to the Medical College of SC in 1957, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity.

During his time at the Medical College of SC, he met the love of his life, Iona Waters Edwards, whom he was happily married to for 67 years. Dr. Sanders continued his medical training with internships and residencies at various prestigious institutions before returning to Charleston to establish a successful urology practice alongside his father. A Diplomat of both the American College of Surgery and American Board of Urology, Dr. Sanders was highly respected within his field. He was active in numerous medical societies and held leadership positions at Roper Hospital while maintaining a strong connection to his faith as a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Sanders had a passion for photography and was known for his exceptional skill as an amateur photographer.

Dr. Paul W. Sanders III is survived by his devoted wife, Iona Sanders; loving daughters Brenda Sanders (Mario Portela), Diane Davis (Tim), and Lorraine Stockman (Chip); grandchildren Miranda Manack (John), Winston Davis, Amelia Stockman, Chandler Davis (Mari), and Jacob Stockman; great-grandson Knox Manack; sister Neltie Sanders Linker; nieces; nephews; and his loyal canine companion Foxie, who remained faithfully by his side until the end. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Akeia Anderson, Dorthea Asbury, Ann Shaw, Deloris Dodier, and the Crescent Hospice care team for their exceptional care.

A visitation at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Bethel United Methodist Church 57 Pitt St., Charleston, SC. Interment will take place privately at Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bethel United Methodist Endowment Fund in honor of Dr. Paul W. Sanders III. Dr. Paul W. Sanders III will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to healthcare, his artistic talent behind the lens, and most importantly, his profound impact on those around him as a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Rest in peace, Dr. Paul W. Sanders III – your kindness and expertise will forever be treasured in our hearts. Condolences can be shared with the family at

Harry V. Lamon, Jr. ’54

Harry Vincent Lamon Jr., passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Harry was born In Macon, Georgia, to Harry Vincent Lamon and Helen Hammond Bewley Lamon. Harry was a proud Eagle Scout of Troop 19 in Macon, where he attended Lanier High School and was awarded the Baker Scholarship to Davidson College.

At Davidson, Harry was a Phi Delta Theta Fraternity member and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, Harry served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. In a twist of fate, Harry’s lifelong love story began at the age of 8 when he met Ada Healey Morris, from Atlanta, whom he would later marry. Their bond was formed in childhood mischief as Ada playfully pushed “Buddy” into a lake, sparking a connection that would enrich 67 years of marriage. Ada’s spirit of fun and adventure complemented Harry’s life, creating a wonderful partnership while raising two children in Atlanta.

In 1956, Harry enrolled in Emory University School of Law, graduating with Distinction. Harry began his law career in Atlanta in 1958 with Crenshaw, Hansell, Ware & Brandon, which became Hansell & Post. In 1973, Harry co-founded the firm Henkel & Lamon PC. Harry practiced tax law for over 40 years and loved every minute. He wrote books and lectured around the country on employee benefits and tax law. Harry was a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. In 1975, Harry was appointed by President Gerald Ford to represent the public on The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Benefit Plans, where he served until 1980. He was then appointed in 1980 as a Consultant to the Executive Office of the President (OMB) regarding retirement plans. Harry was the Founder, Trustee, and Past President of the Southern Federal Tax Institute and the Southern Benefits Conference. He was a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and the International Academy of Estate & Trust Law and served as President of the American Bar Retirement Association. Harry always aimed to expand and explore tax law, making many lasting friendships. Harry wrapped up his law practice with Troutman & Sanders and eagerly entered the Business world.

Harry valued education immensely and encouraged many law students during his 20 years as an Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School. He was challenged, inspired, and very proud of his students, some of whom became United States Congressmen, Senators, and Judges. He was honored when named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007 from Emory Law.

Harry loved the Salvation Army. He loved their spirit, their sacrifice, and their mission. He was a life member of the Metro Atlanta Salvation Army Advisory Board. One of Harry’s greatest honors was serving as the Chairman of the Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board from 1991-1993. Harry valued the Salvation Army’s services for many people who needed a helping hand and “Doing the Most Good.” He made lasting friendships. Harry served as a Trustee Emeritus of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Harry was an active Cathedral of St. Philip member for over 60 years. He served on the Chapter and served as a Trustee of the Cathedral and its Endowment Fund.

Harry was a life member of the Capital City Club and was a member of the University Club and Cosmos Club of Washington D.C.

Harry enjoyed reading, traveling, and history and especially loved a good meal with friends and family at Bones. He was a dedicated fan of Henri’s Bakery and loved a Varsity Chili dog and onion rings “crisp.”

Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ada Morris Lamon. He is survived by their children, Hollis Morris Lamon and his wife, Jane of Atlanta, and Kathryn Lamon Gurley and her husband, James B. Gurley, Jr., of Keswick, VA. Grandchildren include Hollis Hunter Lamon, his wife, Annie of Glen Arm, MD, William Austin Lamon of Atlanta, Kathryn Taylor Gurley of Santa Monica, CA and James Benjamin Gurley, III, of Keswick, VA. Great-grandchildren include William Tristan Lamon, Annabell Healey Lamon, and Grace McCall Lamon of Glen Arm, MD.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Mikell Chapel, on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 11 AM, followed by a reception in the Gould room. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cathedral Endowment Fund, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 or to the Salvation Army, 1000 Center Place, Norcross, Georgia 30093.

Luther Bunyan Yaun, Jr. ’54

Luther Bunyan Yaun, Jr. passed away on October 21, 2023 after an extended illness.

Luther was born on October 29, 1932, in Bishopville SC to the late Luther Bunyan and Ruth Flowers Yaun. A graduate of Davidson College (BA) and University of NC Chapel Hill (MA), Luther spent several years in sales with Carolina Power and Light. Later he began a second career with Eastman Kodak Company in micrographics and information technology.

Retiring in 1991, Luther continued his hobbies of fishing and gardening. He was a continuous volunteer for mission work through First Baptist Church (FBC) of Greensboro and the NC Baptist Men.

Luther enjoyed his Grady White boat fishing offshore and inshore with his friends. He looked forward to his summer trips to Alaska with his sons and grandsons to catch salmon, halibut, and rockfish.

While living in Charlotte, NC, Luther was fortunate to have a friend who offered him a gardening space. His sons love to tell the story of his bribery techniques to elicit their help. His latest plantings found him trying to buy plants that would not attract the plentiful visiting deer who seemed determined to eat them all.

As for his mission work, Luther was a dedicated servant leader for Christ. He became the chief cook for various mission trips when FBC members helped to build some 15 churches throughout NC, SC, and GA from places like Ackworth to Orangeburg to his hometown of Georgetown. He also looked forward to traveling internationally with the NC Baptist Men. He went to Alaska, Germany, Czech Republic, Chile and the Ukraine. His last mission trip was helping with clean-up work in Trenton, NC following Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Luther was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Ann Stalvey and Peggy Ford and has one surviving brother, Ralph Yaun (Sandra) of Wilmington NC. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Conley Yaun and three sons, Matthew Len Yaun (Beth) of Charleston SC, Mark Andrew Yaun, and Robin Conley Yaun (Christy) of Greensboro, NC. He is also survived by nine grandchildren – Dorothy, Matthew, and Burket Yaun of Charleston SC, as well as Jacob, Aidan, and Eliot Yaun of Greensboro, NC and Calvin, Olivia, and Ava Toland of Greensboro, NC. He had many nieces, nephews and cousins whom he adored as well as his canine companion Henry.

A memorial service will be held October 27, 2023, 11 AM at First Baptist Church, 1000 W Friendly Ave. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Officiating will be Rev. Alan Sherouse and Dr. Steve Pressley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Tunnel to Towers Foundation,, or to First Baptist Church, 1000 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410.

Robert C. “Bob” Garrison, Jr. ’54

Robert C. “Bob” Garrison, Jr., retired anesthesiologist, passed away peacefully at age 90 in Atlanta, GA on September 11, 2023.

Since retiring from his remarkable 57-year career, Dr. Garrison had been living with his daughter Lynn and her family in Sandy Springs, GA. Dr. Garrison was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jane Zuber Garrison, in 2014, and by his sister, Kathryn Rhodes Garrison Marin in 1993.

After graduating from Davidson College in 1954, three months later he married his high-school sweetheart, Jane Elizabeth Zuber, who supported the young couple by working in the microbiology lab of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham while Robert pursued his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1958. During medical school, Robert was accepted into the Navy’s physician-drafting program. Following graduation from medical school and an internship at City Memorial Hospital (now Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center) in Winston-Salem, NC, he served as a U.S. Navy Medical Officer, initially as a ship’s doctor, but eventually as an anesthesiologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital. It was during his years in Bethesda that Lt. Commander Garrison was selected to serve as physician to President John F. Kennedy while traveling by ship, as well as anesthesiologist for both Vice-President Hubert Humphrey and President Lyndon B. Johnson. Following his service to the Navy, the Garrison family endured the climate of Rochester, Minnesota while Dr. Garrison practiced at the Mayo Clinic, where he published research on his development of the four-pole electrocardiographic backplate, a device that greatly simplified monitoring a patient’s vital signs during surgery. The technology Dr. Garrison developed at Mayo continues to be utilized in surgical procedures worldwide. In 1970, the family relocated to Anderson, South Carolina, where Dr. Garrison joined the staff of Anderson Memorial Hospital (now AnMed Health Medical Center). Dr. Garrison formed Anderson Anesthesia Associates, eventually bringing in 7 partner anesthesiologists. During his many years at Anderson Memorial/AnMed, Dr. Garrison served as Chief of Anesthesia as well as Chief of Staff. In 2002, Dr. Garrison became Chief of Anesthesia for the Bearwood Ambulatory Surgery clinic, and continued practicing anesthesiology in Anderson until retiring at age 82 in February 2015.

He is survived by daughter Lesley Glenn Garrison of Aiken, SC; son John Osburn Garrison and his wife, Paula, of Seneca, SC; daughter Lynn Garrison Brown and husband Mark of Atlanta, GA; son Paul Carlton Garrison of Birmingham, AL; and son Robert Glenn Garrison and wife, Carolyn, of Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Garrison (Granbob) had ten grandchildren, Caroline “Callie” Rhodes Garrison Inge (Peter), Elizabeth Shields Brown; Ross Carlton Garrison; Robert Carlton Garrison, II; Alexander Pierce Brown; Sarah Glenn Garrison (Camron Pollock); Grant Collier Brown; Jane Ellis Brown; Liam Robert Garrison; and Sean Thomas Garrison; and three great-grandchildren, Milo Julian Pollock, Lila Marie Pollock, and James Montgomery Inge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Dr. Garrison valued and supported the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in honor of his beloved wife, Jane. There is a link to Jane Z. Garrison in their Memory & Honors tab at

A memorial celebration in Dr. Garrison’s honor will be held in Anderson SC at a later date.

Graeme McGregor Keith Sr. ’54

Graeme McGregor Keith was welcomed home on March 31, 2023 with shouts of adulation and triumphant celebrations as he entered the gates of heaven, embraced in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For those of us left behind, we grieve, but we grieve with hope, knowing that one day we too will be reunited, worshiping Jesus with him.

Graeme was born November 12, 1932, in Greenwood, South Carolina, the son of William Calhoun and Lucille Harvey Keith, and brother to his best friend, the late William “Bill” Harvey Keith.

Graeme entered this world with God-given curiosity, charm and charisma, a drive and a spirit for excellence, the ability to make friends that transcended space and time, and was the ever-enduring epitome of a southern gentleman.

Graeme graduated from Greenwood High School and later attended Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, on a full athletic scholarship. There he displayed his talents both on the golf course and as the captain of the Davidson Wildcats basketball team. Ever the purser of excellence, his eyes met that pinnacle the day he crossed paths with Gloria Ellen Dowd one fateful evening on the campus of Queens College. They were married on December 12, 1954 at Myers Park Methodist Church in Charlotte. Gloria was the crown jewel and love of Graeme’s life for 63 years, and as she herself penned, “their love was set in eternity,” and into eternity they shall reunite. Gloria was called home into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 30th, 2017.

Graeme served in the United States Army as 1st Lieutenant from 1954 to 1956 and in May of 1956, Graeme embarked on a career in banking that would eventually position him to become the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of a British bank’s major U.S. subsidiary, BarclaysAmerican. Prior to that, he served faithfully for 17 years with First Union National Bank as City Executive and Regional Executive Vice President in Durham, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Graeme’s experience in the North Carolina market poised him to venture south to expand and grow the Georgia banking market. There, Graeme held the position of President for Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust Company as well as Vice Chairman of First Railroad & Banking Company.

However, it was a fateful day in February 1989 when he and his first-born son, Graeme (Greg) McGregor Keith, Jr. decided to step out in faith and build something together that even their dreams could not comprehend. Their desire was to honor God and glorify Him forever. This manifested itself in the business they founded, The Keith Corporation, a privately-held, full-service commercial real estate firm. Their client portfolio includes a wide range of companies including multinational Fortune 500 corporations, top-rated hospitals, Department of Defense contractors, industry giants, and fast-growth startups. For the past 34 years, Graeme and his team have delivered the highest level of quality, service, commitment and excellence to their clients. What a joy it was for Graeme to know that what started as a step of faith with Greg would be a legacy that would carry on from one generation to the next, now with two of his grandsons as a part of the business.

This same level of excellence and desire to serve carried over to all aspects of Graeme’s life, including his civic endeavors and philanthropic ventures. Graeme was an active member and elder at his church, Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Graeme also served as Board Emeritus for Samaritan’s Purse as well as Board Emeritus for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Graeme later served as Elder of Moments of Hope Church. He was honored to be the Director of The Good Fellows Club and Trustee for the Metropolitan YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

Further investments to his community included Board of Trustees for Southeast Bankcard Association; Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Georgia; Board of Trustees for Augusta Preparatory School; President for the Augusta Chamber of Commerce; Chairman and Corporate Marketing Committee for American Bankers Association; President’s Advisory Council for the Medical College of Georgia; Chairman for St. Joseph Hospital; Director for First Financial Management Corporation; Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee for Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the YMCA’s many Capital Campaigns; Chairman of Capital Campaigns for both his alma mater, Davidson College, and his beloved wife’s alma mater, Queens University; President of Charlotte City Club; Vice President for University Research Park; Board of Directors for First Union Bank; Board of Trustees for Arts & Science Council; Director for Presbyterian Hospital Foundation; Director for Foundation for the Carolinas; Board of Trustees for The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Board of Trustees, Chairman, and Head of Development Committee for Davidson College; Chairman of the 1996 Carolinas Billy Graham Crusade; and Board Chairman for Communities in Schools of North Carolina.

Graeme was also a recipient of the John R. Mott Award for YMCA of Greater Charlotte; Davidson College Distinguished Alumni Association Award; Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Queens University; and the Charlotte Ethics in Business Award for The Keith Corporation.

More than the business affiliations, memberships, honors, and awards, Graeme was first and foremost a family man. His legacy that will last longer than any of the accolades collected over the course of his lifetime are the shining stars in the trophy case of his heart: his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to whom he is more affectionately known as “Pop.” Today, each one carries the light of Graeme that will be passed down for generations. He lived and taught integrity, character, faithfulness, kindness, hard work, chivalry, friendship, love and forgiveness.

Graeme was a great friend. He saw into the heart of everyone he met, making them feel as if they were the only person in the world. He valued people, he valued their time, he valued their talent, and he sought to bring out the best in everyone. Whether picking up his dry cleaning or speaking to the President, Graeme treated everyone with respect and was an image-bearer of God.

Pop lived a full life. He was a blessed man, loved and admired by family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances alike. He now rests in peace having run the race well. No matter what challenges he faced, Pop knew God to be good and sovereign, working all things to the good of those called according to His purposes. So Pop pressed on to that blessed shore. He has been welcomed home safely to harbor in the arms of Jesus, rejoicing and singing with his beloved wife, Glo, and his dear friends who traveled before him. Pop has now heard the words of Jesus sweetly spoken, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

Those left behind do not grieve without hope. Pop placed his faith in the one and only Son of God, Jesus Christ, and one day we will once again be reunited with him in heaven. Pop believed that the Holy Bible was the inspired, divine, and inerrant word of God, and he believed what he read in the Bible to be the absolute truth. Pop believed that God created the world, man sinned, and God, in His great love and mercy, has spent the rest of human history pursuing His people, so much so that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die a sacrificial death on a cross, so that we might be restored and redeemed to a right relationship with Him. Pop knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior and he wanted others to know Him as well.

The family appreciates the attentive care given to Graeme by Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region. We are incredibly grateful for the devotion and countless hours of his caregivers Patti Johnson, Grace Martinez, Cammi Hayes, Jebolisa Ilukwe and Sergio Morales; for Diana Allen for her many years of devoted service as his assistant and friend; and for his friendships at The Cypress that gave him much joy and laughter.

He will be lovingly remembered by his three children: Graeme (Greg) McGregor Keith, Junior and his wife India Early Keith, Russell Dowd Keith, and Carey Ellen Keith Heberton and her husband Scott Ewing Heberton; eight grandchildren: Dowd Simpson and her husband Webb, Graeme Keith III and his wife Jennifer, Barrett Hughes and her husband Brock, Tanner Girdwood and her husband Thomas, Cody Keith, Ryan Keith, Locke Heberton and Ellie Heberton; and eleven great-grandchildren: James, Willow, Winnie, Mercy and Eden Simpson, Graeme McGregor Keith IV, Holmes (aka Lil’ Mack to Pop) and Baines Hughes, Maggie, Mays, and Bella Grace Girdwood.

We will celebrate the life of Graeme at Myers Park Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 11 am. The family will receive friends following the service in Oxford Hall. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations in honor of Graeme McGregor Keith sent to any of the following organizations: Samaritan’s Purse: mail to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or online at; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Library: mail to: BGEA Library, One Billy Graham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28207; The Keith Family YMCA in Charlotte, NC: mail to: YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Attention: Keith Family YMCA, 400 East Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Condolences may be offered at As his precious wife penned, “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” Graeme McGregor Keith will remain a fond memory in the lives of those he loved for all of eternity.