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.

Garland E. Still ’53

Garland E. Still ’53 of Kings Mountain, N.C. died Oct. 2, 2005. He was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Gaston County, where he was a soil conservationist. He was also a farmer. He attended Davidson College and was a graduate of North Carolina State University. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church and the Kings Mountain Rotary Club. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major. Survivors include his wife, Betty Braswell Still, 208 N Gaston St., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086; son, Garland Everett Still, III of Kings Mountain, N.C.; daughter, Grace Spurrier of Gastonia, N.C.; brother, Dr. John Still ’56 of Kings Mountain, N.C.; sister, Grace Christine Still of Nellysford, Va.; and three grandchildren, Alexandria, Kaitlyn, and Emma.

Richard Armistead Boyd ’52

Richard Armistead Boyd ’52 of Statesville, N.C., passed away on September 18, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina Medical School in 1956, and completed a residency in obstetrics-gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was president of the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-med fraternity at Davidson College, as well as captain of the Scabbard ad Blade Military Honor Society. He was vice-president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a longtime member of the Ne Ultra Society at Davidson College. He served in the U.S. Navy as general medical officer in Green Cove Springs, Fla. He retired from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander. He served as a chief of ob-gyn at Davis Hospital, Statesville, N.C., then as medical director. He was a founding member of and former chairman of the ob-gyn department of Piedmont Health Care. He was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Diplomate, American Board of Ob-Gyn; and a member of the American Medical Association, the N.C. Medical Society, and the Emory Ob-Gyn Society. In 1993, he received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, UNC School of Medicine. He was a member of the Statesville Kiwanis Club, served as chairman of the board of ElderCenter, professional chairman of the United Way, medical director of Red Cross, and board member of the Salvation Army. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a former leader of the Boy Scouts, and board chairman and member of the Allison Woods Foundation. A member of First Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon, elder, and choir member. He was a delegate to the General Assembly, former youth leader and teacher. Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Stimson Boyd. 512 West End Ave., Statesville, N.C. 28677daughter, Elizabeth Boyd Rader and husband, Frank ’71, of Mooresville; son, Richard Armistead Boyd, Jr. of Statesville; son, Martin Anderson Boyd and wife, Lilia, of Sterling, Va; four grandchildren, Christopher, Ashlon, and Alston Boyd, and Ellie Rader; a brother, Robert ‘Ty’ Burwell Boyd and wife, Pat; sister-in-law, Nancy S. Hall; and three nephews and six nieces.

Amos Towle Camp ’50

Amos Towle Camp ’50 of Annandale, Va., died August 27, 2005. He was president of Camp Distributors, Inc., a distributor of health products. At Davidson he was a member of Sigma Delta Pi, ROTC, and Phi Gamma Delta. He was a member of the varsity basketball and football teams. Just twenty days following his graduation, he was called up for service for the Korean War. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Div. at Fort Bragg, N.C. for two years. He was editor of the Korean War Veterans Association magazine, The Graybeards, during the time the Korean War Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995. He established his own business after leaving active duty but managed to get in twenty-eight years of overall service counting reserve time and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a past lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis, past post commander of the American Legion, and was a Bible teacher in his church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Jones Camp. They had a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Tracey C. Furman. He is survived by his second wife, Emelina R. Camp, 7828 Rebel Dr., Annandale, Va. 22003 and her five grown children; a brother, Carol Camp ’52 of Akron, Ohio; and grandchildren.

William Clark Little, Jr. ’50

William Clark Little, Jr. ’50 of Laurinburg, N.C., died August 24, 2005, following a brief battle with cancer. At Davidson, he served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a member of Le Cercle Français. Following his retirement J.P. Stevens, he lived in Laurinburg with his late wife, Sallie Townsend Brown Little. He attended the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. He is survived by three children, Jeanne Little of Oakland, Calif., Clark Little of Greenville, S.C., and Sally L. Few of Atlanta, Ga.; two stepchildren, Richard T. Brown and Sarah B. Leach; and eight grandchildren, Will and Rob Little, Pate and Jack Few, Carr, Lane, and Brennan Fullagar, and Conner Leach.