William T. Huntley III ’58

William T. Huntley III passed away Aug. 21, 2021, at the age of 86.

He was a native of North Carolina, graduate of Davidson College and successful Atlanta business leader.

He was very devoted to his family and leaves his high school sweetheart and loving wife, Gladys; four children, David (Cathy), William IV, Charlton (Traci) and Kimberly (Tim); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

His legacy shall be: “I herewith bequeath thee an honest and good name as it has come to me from an honorable and honest ancestry. This is the best inheritance I could possibly pass down to you. Your name is a badge of honor to be cherished forever by all who inherit it.”

A private celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.

James Gibson Boyce ’58

James Gibson Boyce (Jim), 85, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Friday, April, 16, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was the son of The Rev. Dr. William M. and Mildred Boyce and was a graduate of Davidson College.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Nancy, of 57 years. Jim is survived by his daughter Millie Forbidussi (Joe), son Don Boyce (Tracy), son Creed Boyce (Anneé), and daughter Katie Davis (Gary); nine grandchildren Seth, Reed, Conner, Joey (Lauren), Jake, Tate, Katie, Madeline, and Max; and great-granddaughter Charlotte.

Jim was a life-long member of Sardis Presbyterian Church and served as an elder, youth fellowship advisor, and was a dedicated choir member for over 50 years. He also was an independent insurance agent having operated his own agency for over 40 years.

The family will be having a private service to celebrate Jim’s life on April 25 at 1:30 p.m. which will be live streamed via Sardis Church’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7F5wCmWqqY-LtXP2zN0jtw. Once on Sardis Church’s channel, click “service”.

His family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff and caregivers at Brookdale South Charlotte and White Oak Manor of Waxhaw, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Sardis Presbyterian Church music fund.

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Jerry Greene ’58

Jerry Hunt Greene passed peacefully with his beloved friends and family by his side. Jerry was born in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Myers Park High School and Davidson College where he was a football star.

Jerry was loved by so many. He was fondly known as Greeneman, Greenie, Gentleman Jerry and Dawg among many others.

Jerry is survived by his children Kathryn Greene and Hunt Greene (Kris) as well as his grandchildren Michael, Daniel (Rhea), Cameron, Will and Matt.

He is preceded in death by his parents Abner and Faye Greene and his grandson Jacob Heyman.

Rest in peace sweet Greeneman. We are raising a glass to you in heaven and as you said, “see you on the other side.” A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to A Roof Above or a charity of your choice.

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Philip Fullerton Howerton, Jr. ’58

Native Charlottean Philip Fullerton Howerton, Jr. died peacefully at home on January 15, 2021, with his family and Jack Russells, Sassy and Smitty, by his side. Born on February 13, 1936, Phil lived most of his life in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents Lemma Shepherd Howerton and Philip F. Howerton.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Mary St. Claire Howren, and his children, Philip F. Howerton III (Meg) and Ashley Howerton Smith (Jackson); grandchildren, Philip F. Howerton IV, Marshall McCall Howerton, Jackson McArdle “Mac” Smith, Jr., Lucy Howerton Smith and Ann McLaney Smith. He also is survived by numerous family members from the Shepherd, McMillan, Bradish and Wood clans.

His passions included cooking, writing, reading and fishing. Phil mastered the art of wood-working, producing more than 130 pieces of original and antique reproductions. He was educated at the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, received an undergraduate degree in history from Davidson College, a master’s in public policy from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a Captain.

Phil enjoyed an eclectic legal career. He practiced corporate law with Moore & Van Allen, opened a solo practice, joined a small firm partnership, and also served as an assistant District Attorney and assistant Public Defender. It was in the courtroom where Phil found his cadence and skill as one of Mecklenburg’s top litigators, often trying high profile capital cases. For nearly 30 years he served on the District Court Bench in Mecklenburg County and as an emergency judge. He introduced North Carolina’s first Drug Treatment Court. Later, he was to initiate the first DWI court in the country. These special courts functioned as practical and compassionate jurisprudence, a philosophy he modeled throughout his years on the bench. He earned numerous recognitions for his selfless work with substance abuse programs throughout North Carolina, but he was careful to acknowledge that the efforts required a team’s dedication.

A private memorial service will held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 25, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church. The service will be streamed live on the church website, www.firstpres-charlotte.org/funerals.

The family requests memorial gifts to Hospice & Palliative Care PO Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28052 or to Justice Initiatives, Inc., P.O Box 33545, Charlotte, NC 28233(for the Mecklenburg County STEP Drug Treatment Court program).

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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Harold H. Hoffman, Jr. ’58

On Sept. 8, 2020, Harold H. Hoffman Jr. passed away at his home in Lutherville, Md.

Harold was born in Hagerstown, Md., on Nov. 6, 1936, and was the beloved husband of Patricia O. Hoffman.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by his cousin, Jane Lakin Hershey of Williamsport, Md., and her children and grandchildren; and by his brother-in-law, Theodore E. Ohler and his wife, Mary Christine Ohler, of Forest Hill, Md., along with their children and grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his father, Harold H. Hoffman, and his mother, Gladys Remsberg Hoffman, of Hagerstown.

Mr. Hoffman was a proud graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa., and Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.

In his youth, he was an avid boater and a lifelong tennis player. He played in local tennis tournaments and was a member of the Homeland Racquet Club for many years.

He loved history, reading, attending the symphony, in addition to staying abreast of financial trends and global economy.

He was a member of the financial industry and lived a successful career as a financial investor.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Gilchrist Hospice at www.gilchristcares.org. Go to www.RuckFuneralHomes.com