William “Bill” Alexander Kirkland, Jr. ’62

William “Bill” Alexander Kirkland, Jr., 83, passed away July 2, 2024. He was born in Durham, NC to the late William “Buck” Alexander and Helon Wilkerson Kirkland. In addition to his parents, Bill is pre-deceased by his son, Kirk Kirkland, and brother-in-law, Bob Carter.

Bill was educated at Calvert School (now Durham Academy), George Watts Elementary, and Carr Junior High. He was a member of Durham High School’s Class of 1958. He graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in English in 1962.

Bill started his career as a reporter for the Durham Sun before moving to sports reporter for the Fayetteville Observor. He returned to Durham as city editor for the Durham Morning Herald. He then took a four year detour from newspapers to work in public relations for Broyhill Furniture Industries in Lenior, NC.

In 1979, he returned to newspapers and began a 22 year career with Worrell Newspapers. He spent his first year as associate publisher for the Lenoir News Topic. He moved from there to being publishers of the Southwest Times in Pulaski, VA; the Greensburg Daily News in Greensburg, IN; and the York County Coast Star in Kennebunk, ME. He concluded his career with Worrell at the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, VA while being named a Worrell general executive in 1979 and vice-president in 1986.

After retiring from Worrell Newspapers, he started Kirkland Newspapers, Inc. (KNI). He owned weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, Maine, and North Carolina. He started two weeklies in North Carolina.

Bill wrote Eddie Neville of the Durham Bulls – a book about his childhood hero and his hometown baseball team. While researching and writing his book, Bill connected with many former teammates of Eddie Neville. In 1993, Bill was instrumental in helping the Durham Bulls put together a reunion of former players.

Bill was a member of the Jaycees and Rotary. He served as United Way Chairman in Pulaski, VA and as Chairman of the Charlottesville and Albemarle County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ann Carter Kirkland; daughter Elizabeth Kirkland Sickles (Robert); grandchildren: Alexandra, Kari (Phillip Bader), and Michael Sickles; Coley, Mimi, and Kate Kirkland; cousins: Linda Nelson Davis, Susan Nelson Dox (Allan), Cathy Nelson Raddatz; brother-in-law Bill Carter ( Jo Lene) and sister-in-law Cindy Carter; and niece Jo Carter (James Dees).

Cecilia Johnson, Sharon Turrentine, and Chastiny Reid were Bill’s caregivers in his final years battling Alzheimer’s Disease. Their professionalism, empathy, and patience, helped ease Bill’s life. They also provided much needed support to his immediate family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 2pm at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Emily Wilkes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 927 W. Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701; Kirkland Family Scholarship, Davidson College, 209 Ridge Road, P.O. Box 5000, Davidson, NC 28035.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online Condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com

Journalists have traditionally used -30- to indicate the end of an article. Bill Kirkland was proud of his newspaper career – and he could write. Oh, how he could write.


Kerry Arnold Maulden ’62

Kerry Arnold Maulden, born September 14, 1941 in Kannapolis, NC, died December 30, 2023 at home in Farragut, TN after an extended illness.

He graduated from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC at age 16, undergraduate at Davidson College, postgraduate at N.C. State University. Kerry worked for Parr Nuclear Station, SC, Celanese Corporation in Charlotte, NC, and retired as a nuclear physicist after 43 years at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, where he developed 4 patents.

He was a member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for over 40 years, Sigma Nu fraternity, Cold War Patriots, and Friends of the Smokies as well as other worthy organizations. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding and watching the birds in his yard, gardening and yard work.

Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Paul R. and Julia Watson Maulden; a sister, Gilbertine Glass; and a niece, Julie Martin-Korb.

Survived by his wife, Dianne Faulkner Maulden; his children, Kim Fox (Tom) of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Bryan Maulden (Sarah) of Sandy, Utah, Chris Maulden of Farragut, TN, Kan Kawashima (Shari) of Lafayette, CO; brothers, Paul Maulden (Carol) and Tim Maulden (Carol); 12 grandchildren, Grant, Kelsey, Shelby, Paige, Kerry, Alle, Sam, Julie, Wesley, Miyako, Kei, Jun and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Amedysis Hospice, Professional Case Management, and CADES (Concord Adult Day Enrichment Service) for their care for Kerry during this difficult time.

Family will receive friends January 6, 2023, 4pm with a memorial service to follow at 5:00 pm in the chapel of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN, Mike Smith and Clay Harrington officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Global Mission Fund – Mozambique.

Kerry will be remembered by many for the flashlights and or handkerchiefs he gave them. Children at the church will remember him as “the gum man”. Most who know him will remember his repeated phrases, one of which is very appropriate now…”Nothing’s wrong with me, wrong with me, wrong with me…”

H. Linton Wray ’62

Physician and retired US Army Colonel Linton Wray of Chevy Chase, Maryland, died peacefully December 7, 2023 at Montgomery Hospice Casey House. He was 83. Linton was born in 1940 to Lois and George Wray of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he grew up with his brother, the late George Wray, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia and many lifelong friends.

He is survived by Kathleen, his wife of 58 years; his three sons Harris, Walter, and David; his granddaughter, Christina Wray, and her mother, Dominique Khieu. He loved them without reserve. He is survived as well by his brother-in-law, Townsend Harris of Charlotte; sisters-in-law Judith Cutting of Richmond and Anne Wray of Atlanta; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Linton graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte as an honor student and athlete; cum laude from Davidson College where his friends nicknamed him “Smiley”; and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, class of ’66. He completed internal medicine training at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill and a metabolism fellowship at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Wray was a medical researcher, clinician, and physician executive. In 1972 he entered required military service and was assigned to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington where he established a key assay for cell messaging and investigated the mechanisms of the stress hormone epinephrine on heart function. In 1976 he joined the Endocrine-Metabolic Service as Assistant Chief, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center to conduct research, teach, and deliver care. He became Chief of the Department of Clinical Investigation for 10 years. His Legion of Merit cited him for developing the Department of Defense’s first medical fellowship in clinical research, establishing the first published HIV research guidelines for protection of military subjects, and increasing the number of active research studies by 30 percent. His publications deal mainly with hormone action and bone and mineral metabolism.

Certified as a Medical Manager, he last served in the military as Senior Consultant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). He was a Professor of Medicine of the F. Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. He retired from the Army in 1996.

Post military, Dr. Wray worked as a Medical Director at Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation, the Veterans Affairs Capitol Network, and for 20 years at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as Medical Director, Washington Metropolitan area. He retired in 2019.

Linton was guided by fairness, compassion, and an undaunted can-do spirit. As a student he once drove his Ford Falcon from Philadelphia to New York City and for three days parked all over town with no first gear or reverse. Highs in his life include running the 1980 Marine Corps Marathon, travelling in Micronesia, being a grandfather, and escaping the Boy Scout train in Nevada to play the slots.

He was a lifelong sportsman and fan. He played football and basketball in high school, wrestled and pole vaulted in college. He especially loved basketball and faithfully rooted for the UNC Tar Heels, Davidson Wildcats, and Golden State Warriors whose Davidson grad Steph Curry was one of his lights. His passion for soccer grew from being a coaching dad in the 1970’s.

Thrifty but always generous, Linton was a loyal member of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church where he served as elder and fundraiser. Also true to his alma maters, he and his wife endowed scholarship funds for medical and college students. He was a member of the Board of Trustees at Davidson for two years and served as President of Alumni. Among his medical memberships was the Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Linton knew the natural beauty of Pawleys Island, South Carolina where he fished as a boy and later spent laid-back vacations reading and crabbing with family and friends. Gentle to the end, Linton appreciated the care he was given.

Innumerable friends and colleagues will dearly miss him. A family service will be held at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Further plans are not final. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Montgomery Hospice or to Miriam’s Kitchen where Linton helped serve many breakfasts.

Published by The Washington Post on Jan. 6, 2024.

Harry Sykes Cline ’62

Harry Sykes Cline died peacefully September 7, 2023. He was born August 14,1940 in Camden, South Carolina to Joseph Frederick Cline and Catherine Sykes Cline. The family moved to Stony Point, North Carolina in 1949.

Harry earned his Eagle Scout at age 15 and graduated from Stony Point High School in 1958. He attended Davidson College where he was the catcher on Davidson’s baseball team. He was named MVP in 1962 and was selected first team all-conference every year. He remained close to his teammates for the remainder of his life. He received the ROTC Distinguished Military Student Award, was the President of Sigma Chi fraternity and was VP of Davidson’s senior class. While at Davidson, Harry met Janie McMullen from Clearwater, Florida on a blind date. Janie was Davidson’s Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1962 and Harry’s fiance in 1965. After graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harry married Janie on his 25th birthday in 1965. She designed and created his gold wedding band by hand when she was a counselor at Camp Merrie Woode that summer.

The couple moved to Thomasville, North Carolina where Harry practiced law. Daughter Catherine Tweed Cline was born in 1967 before Harry left for Vietnam. Harry was a Captain in the 131st Aviation Company, US Army, and was awarded two bronze stars. After the war, the family lived in Asheville where Harry resumed his law practice and their son Harry Sykes Cline, Jr. (Skip) was born in 1969. They moved to Clearwater in 1971 when Harry joined McMullen, Everett, Logan, Marquardt & Cline where he practiced real estate and estate planning law. The firm merged with Macfarlane Ferguson in 1993 becoming McFarlane Ferguson & McMullen. Harry was a member of the firm for the remainder of his career and served as its Chairman in 2006 and 2007.

Community and charitable involvement were lifelong priorities for Harry. He served on the boards of the Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, The ARC Tampa Bay, Berkeley Preparatory School and the First National Bank of Clearwater. Harry was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and served on its Vestry. He was a member of the Clearwater Rotary Club, its President 1984-1985 and a Paul Harris Fellow. Harry was involved with the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center and served as President of its board in 1976 and 1986. He was a member of the Belleair Country Club, Carlouel Yacht Club (Commodore 1993), Casado Club, Old Edwards Club, Pelican Golf Club and Privateers.

Harry had a wide range of hobbies including painting with oils and watercolors, carving wooden duck decoys and beekeeping. The bees ’culture and their impact on Janie’s garden fascinated him. He harvested honey and bottled it in jars with labels he drew for Christmas presents. Harry loved the competition and camaraderie of golf and tennis and enjoyed spending time on the water with family and friends. Harry adored his three grandchildren and taught them baseball, golf, painting and hearts. His grandchildren cherished their time together including countless “spend the nights for no reason.”

Harry weathered strokes and the loss of his beloved Janie in 2020 but his courage, love of people and humor endured. He was truly grateful for Joann Dohme, Jesse Hallman, Shay McAuley, Shawnda Meeks, Jackie Richo, Kayla Seib, Shayna Suljic, Darlene Thomas, and Shaneka White. Teresa Kelly and Janica Van Brocklin also played a key role in his health and happiness.

Harry was predeceased by his wife and son, his parents and his brother Rick Cline. He is survived by his daughter Tweed Cline

Eckhard (Rick) and their children Carson, Sykes and Skip; his nieces Cindy Cline Reid, Anne Marie Cline Bergamini and nephew David Cline.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m., December 19 at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Avenue, Clearwater, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidson College, the Skip Cline Young Leadership Society at Morton Plant Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

George Gustavus Kundahl ’62

On August 16, 2023, George Gustavus Kundahl, 83, died in Naples, Florida at Avow Hospice. George Kundahl was the beloved husband of Joy Kundahl, the father of Gustavus and Griffith Kundahl, and the dear grandfather of Kate, Caroline, and Harrison Kundahl.

           George Kundahl was born in Washington D.C. on July 7,1940 and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland until attending Davidson College in North Carolina earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1962. He attended the University of Alabama to obtain a Master of Arts in 1964 and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science in 1967.

          George graduated from Army Command and General Staff College in 1980 and Army War College in 1983. From 1990-1993 he worked in the Pentagon as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. He served as Chief of Staff of the Military Order of the World Wars from 1996-2000. He attained the rank of Major General in the US Army Reserve.

          Along with his lifetime devotion to military service, George also served in government as a civilian during which he was a Budget Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, and the Executive Director (1981-1990) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

          George loved to travel and enjoyed living with Joy in the south of France for twenty years during which they made many friends and pursued a variety of interests. While there he authored The Riviera at War, which detailed the World War II experience in the French Riviera.

          His passion for Civil War research and the example of his direct ancestor Captain John Morris Wampler inspired General Kundahl to write Confederate Engineer (2000), a detailed account of Wampler’s war experience, and one of the only books written about the unique perspective of a civil engineer. Later books on the Civil War that he authored include Alexandria Goes to War (2004) and The Bravest of the Brave (2014).

          George will be dearly missed by his family and friends and fondly remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and dear friend with a relentless curiosity, a prodigious drive, and an occasional flair for minor mischief.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Avow Hospice online at avowcares.org.