William C. Elliott ’54 died December 4, 2005, in Indianapolis, Ind., where he had lived since completing medical training. He was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill Medical School and served his internship at Peterbent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He started the first hospital-based hospice in the United States at Methodist Hospital and was an assistant professor at Indiana University and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Indiana University. He was instrumental in founding the first Cath Lab at Kranner Institute if Cardiology. He was a member of the Marion County Society, the Indiana Medical Society, American Federation of Clinical Research, American College of Cardiologists. He was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Betty Porter Elliott, 7334 Lions Head Dr., Indianapolis, Ind. 46260; three daughters, Virginia E. O’Neill, Elizabeth E. Hodge, and Mary E. Smith, a son, Dr. William C. Elliott, Jr.; a brother, Dr. James J. Elliott ’48 of Davidson, N.C.; and ten grandchildren.
Ralph Ewart Petree, Jr. ’54
Ralph Ewart Petree, Jr. ’54 of Pinehurst, N.C. died November 6, 2005. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte. He attended Virginia Medical Dental School from 54-57, before going to work with ICI Americas, Inc. (AstraZeneca) as a chemist. He retired as an executive with the company in Marietta, GA in 1991, before moving to Pinehurst. During his career he lived in North Carolina, Connecticut, Delaware and Georgia. In Pinehurst, he was active in the Pinehurst Tennis Members Club, N.C. Lawn and Tennis Club, and a certified USTA instructor. He taught McDonalds Chapel young peoples tennis camp, and played competitively with the Chattahoochee Plantation Club in the GA area. He was also an avid hunter and a member of the Southern Pines Shooting Club. Survivors include his wife, Sallie McAfee Petree, P.O. Box 4665, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374; son, Jeffrey H. Petree of Beaverton, Ore.; daughter, Sally Ann Wilson of Marietta, Ga.; his sister, Margaret Leah Holder of Rock Hill, S.C.; stepson, Charles Wamsley, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; stepdaughters, Sallie M. Saxon of Charlotte, Mollie M. Lloyd of Kernersville, and Alma Rittenberry of Nashville, Tenn.; six step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.
Hervey E. Averette, ’54
Hervey E. Averette, M.D. ’54 of Miami, Fla., died July 1, 2005. At the time of his death, he was a clinical professor of gynecological oncology at the University of Miami. He was a former American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology, Sylvester Professor, and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Miami School of Medicine. He earned his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1958. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 1963 and his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Miami School of Medicine-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in 1965. Since that time, he served on the full-time faculty of the University of Miami. He was one of the founding fathers of the Gynecologic Oncology Board, and for many years had been a national leader in the surgical management of gynecologic cancers. He was president of the Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists in 1972. He was a member of the American Cancer Society’s National Breast Cancer Task Force of Gynecologic Cancer. Memberships in 28 medical organizations included: the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. He has been on the editorial board of six, peer-reviewed journals and was associate editor of the Journal of Cancer. He was author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications. He was an avid sailor for his entire life. Survivors include his wife, Barkley Averette, 5982 Paradise Point Dr., Royal Harbour Yacht Club, Miami, Fla. 33157; daughters, Ellen Reese and Virginia Fox; and five grandchildren: Christopher Finn, Michael Reese, Avery, Julia, and Parker Fox.
Warren M. “Jack” Scott, Jr. ’54
Dr. Warren M. “Jack” Scott, Jr. ’54 died May 30, 2005, at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1932, at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Tex. He spent his adult life in service to his many patients and The Memorial Herman Hospital System. His love of work and music was only surpassed by love for his family. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Jane Perkins Scott; 991 Chamboard Ln., Houston, Texas 77018; a son, William Scott; daughters, Donna Krumblis, Mary Deiss; special family friends, Kathy Robertson and Halida Hernandez; and grandchildren, Ryan Krumblis, Jacque Krumblis, Lauren Scott, Sara Scott, Jake Scott, Christopher Deiss. and Elizabeth Deiss.
Donnell Muse ’54
Donnell Mayo Muse, 66, died Sunday, June 28, 1998. Born in Tarboro, N.C., he had been a Hampton resident since 1961.
Mr. Muse was a teacher and elementary school principal for Hampton City Schools, retiring in 1991 after 30 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hampton, the National Education Association, the Virginia Education Association and the Hampton Education Association.
Mr. Muse is survived by his wife, Carolyn H. Muse; daughter, Melissa Muse Sturgis, and her husband, Kenneth, of Hampton; brothers and their wives, John D. and Jessolyn Muse of Granite Falls, N.C., and T. Chandler and Mary Jean Muse of Tarboro; and grandchildren, Ashby and Britt Sturgis.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Hampton. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Master Campaign, First Presbyterian Church of Hampton, 514 S. Armistead Ave., Hampton, Va. 23669; or the American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 3-C, Newport News, Va. 23606.