Charles C. Cutts ’62

Charles C. Cutts Jr., 80, of Conway, SC, died Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the family creek house in Murrells Inlet surrounded by his loving family.

Charles was born on May 20, 1940 in Florence, SC to the late Charles C. Cutts Sr. and Eugenia Buck Cutts. Survivors include one sister, Genie Peterson (Pete); two brothers, H. Buck Cutts and Edward Cutts (Janice); five nieces and one nephew.

Charles graduated from Conway High School in 1958 and received a B. S. degree from Davidson College in 1962. He served his country in the U. S. Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia from 1962 through 1964. Thereafter, he followed his love of antiques and decorating while working in Greensboro, N C and in the early 70’s opened his own business in Greensboro, The Arbor House.

He retired in 2004 and returned to Conway where he built a home on Beaty Street. Charles was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous and touched the lives of many people with his love and generosity. His happiest days were spent at the family creek house surrounded by his family and friends.

A private service is planned for later in the spring or summer. Suggested memorial recipients are Epworth Children’s Home and The Shepherds’ Table.

Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.

Gilbert Gray Rosenberger ’62

Gilbert Gray Rosenberger, Jr., 80, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at the Johnson City Medical Center.

He was a native of Roanoke, Virginia, son of the late Gilbert Gray Rosenberger and Odelle Bean Rosenberger. He was also a 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School in Roanoke.

Gilbert is an alumnus of Davidson College where he majored in Physics, and also attended graduate school at University of Virginia and at Lynchburg College. He served his country on active duty in the Army for two years and in the Army Reserve for twenty-six more years. He also worked at Nuclear Fuel Services as a health physicist until his retirement.

Gilbert lent his servant’s heart to his church, First Presbyterian of Johnson City, where he was not only a member of the congregation but also served as both a Deacon and an Elder over the years.

He was a member of the Unaka Rod and Gun Club, spending a great deal of his time there. Gilbert was also an Eagle Scout and enjoyed supporting his local Boy Scouts of America, serving on the Buffalo Mountain district committee of the Sequoyah Council.

He is survived by: his brother, Russell Lee Rosenberger and wife Eula Ligon, of Daleville, VA; niece, Kelly Patrick and husband Adam, of Atlanta, GA; and nephews, Stephen Daves and wife Christina of Gainesville, VA, and Arthur Daves and wife Heather of Hailey, ID.

A public visitation will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 28th, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM, officiated by Rev. Paul Helphinstein. A committal will be held at 3:00 PM that day in Roanoke, VA, at Evergreen Burial Park. Those attending are asked to gather at the graveside by 2:50 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to these organizations Gilbert supported: First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City (https://fpcjc.org/) and the Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America (sequoyahcouncil.org).

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via www.morrisbaker.com

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Rosenberger family (423) 282-1521.

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Peter Michael Jorgensen ’62

Reverend Peter Michael Jorgensen, 80, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widower of Barbara McDonald Currey, wife of 38 years, entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel. Peter was born September 3, 1940 in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of the late Col. Kenneth Jorgensen and the late Elizabeth Michaelis Jorgensen. He graduated from Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary.

After Seminary, he served a tour as a Navy Chaplain and then as associate pastor in several churches in North and South Carolina. He was the former associate pastor for Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

Afterwards, he worked with his wife in private practice as a marriage and family counselor. He continued his pastoral calling serving interim positions at Rockville Presbyterian, James Island Presbyterian, Heritage Presbyterian, Hebron Zion Presbyterian, and Harbor View Presbyterian churches. He received much joy from his pastoral calling, officiating weddings and from his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his three sons, Kenneth Michael Jorgensen (Laurie) of Park City, UT, Eric Preston Jorgensen (Teresa) of Woodstock, GA and Jeffrey Bouldin Jorgensen (Michelle) of Reva, VA; step-son, Patrick Currey of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three step-daughters, Nancy Currey of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Kathleen Currey (Bob Tincher) of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Douglass Currey of Mount Pleasant, SC; sister, Penelope Sue Jorgensen Combs (Stephen Combs) of Wilmington, NC; and seven grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Karen Anne Jorgensen.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben St, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, or online at onrealm.org/mppc/give/now.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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William “Mac” Mitchell ’62

William (Mac) McIntyre Mitchell, age 80, of Christiansburg, Va., died on September 8, 2020.

Born in Christiansburg, Va., on December 17, 1939, to William Currie (Jack) Mitchell and Louise McIntyre Mitchell an only child, Mac was raised here, achieved the honor of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Christiansburg High School in 1958.

He enjoyed the friendships of his youth his entire life. Mac graduated from Davidson College in 1962, and in the same year he married the love of his life, the former Neva Lynne Black of Florence. S.C. Mac and Lynne enjoyed 56 years of marriage until her passing in August of 2018.

Mac served as an officer in the United States Army Medical Corp primarily at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. until his honorable discharge in 1969.

Mac and Lynne returned home and joined his father in operating Mitchell Sales Hardware, Mitchell Fertilizer, and the family cattle farm until his retirement. Mac was a Deacon and Elder at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church.

Recently Mac has resided in both Christiansburg and in Campobello, S.C. Mac and Lynne were the proud parents of Jeff, Bruce, and Katy and grandparents to 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mac was most proud of his marriage and family where he taught the value of keeping your word, hard work, contentment, that truth matters, friendships are worth the investment, and that no opinion or possession is greater than one’s relationships.

Mac is survived by his son, W. Jeff Mitchell and his wife, Kirin, of Campobello S.C., and their children, Katherine, Stephen and his wife, Samaria, Phillip and his wife, Aya and children, Noah, and Levi, Kristen, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Kellie, Paul, Jonathan, Keira, Kimberli, Matthew, and Caleb. Mac is also survived by his son, Bruce C. Mitchell and his wife, Cathy, of LaGrange, Ky., and their children, Alex, Jake and his fiancée, Hannah Clear, Cady, Cara, and Nick. Mac is survived by his daughter, Kathryn B. Mitchell and her husband, Matt Zeiger of Blacksburg, Va., and their children, Eli, Caroline, Paige, Ellie, Isaac, Addie, Kelby, and Tristan.

Services will be held at Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service with interment at Sunset Cemetery immediately following.

The family will receive friends at Mac’s home that same afternoon and evening.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneralservice.com.

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Donald Bishop Saunders ’62

Dr. Donald Bishop Saunders died peacefully at home in Blowing Rock, NC on July 9, 2020.  He was 79. “Dr. Don,” as he was known by all, was retired from his positions of history professor and Director of the Honors Program at Appalachian State University. 

Don was born and raised in Montclair, NJ, graduated from Davidson College and received a doctorate in philosophy from UNC Chapel Hill. He taught at Appalachian State for 32 years and also taught in the ASU/Newport summer program in Rhode Island for 14 years.

Don’s passions in life were steadfast love of friends and family, the Presbyterian faith, teaching and mentoring, historic preservation and environmental conservation.

Dr. Don’s life-long affair with history showed itself as early as 7th grade when he wrote articles for his junior high newspaper. He was active on the local, state and national level with historical groups and published widely.  He had many academic endeavors and responsibilities through a long and distinguished career. 

He held memberships on many boards including the University Library, Watauga County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the NCCF, and the Watauga County Historical Society as well as involved with Watauga County Humane Society and the North Carolina Council for International Understanding.  Additionally, he served on many boards and committees of the Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday School for many years and wrote For His Cause, A Little House, a history of his beloved Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock. He quietly and generously donated to many conservation groups and actively served on their boards and commissions.

Nobody liked to talk politics more than Don –he tried his best to make good Democrats out of everyone, and there was much enjoyment in getting his special take on things of local, state, and national issues.

Dr. Don’s penny-pinching ways were a running joke: calculating restaurant bills down to the penny, love of dollar stores and reuse of plastic bags.  But he was also known for being incredibly generous with his time, financial and intellectual support, and love.  While he may have been pinching pennies, he had a greater plan in mind through his notable giving and was living the Lord’s life all the way through as a shining example for all.

Dr. Don had a special place in his heart for his fraternity brothers at both Alpha Tau Omega, Davidson College and Sigma Phi Epsilon at Appalachian State, where he served as advisor and mentor for years.

Don is survived by his sister, Marcia Saunders Draper, brother Warren Saunders, wife Ellen and their children and grandchildren, cousins Penny McKee McCook, David McKee, Carol King Rubwright, Pat King McLean, special friends Barb Jackson, Chris McCaw, Melissa Barth, Bettie and John Bond, Jared and Audrey Rorrer, Judy Clark, Daniel Moretz, and Lonnie and Ada Webster, as well as countless other folks around the world who loved him.

 In honor of Dr. Don’s life, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Don Saunders Endowment #1717 C/O the North Carolina Community Foundation 3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612, or https://nccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=17358

A celebration of Don’s life will be streamed live from Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church beginning at 10am on Wednesday, July 22.  Friends and family can join at this link  https://bit.ly/2DEozA1 or by using the link to Rumple’s YouTube channel, which can be found at rumplechurch.org.  Please plan to join the livestream 15 minutes early to avoid any technical issues.

Online condolences may be sent to the Saunders family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.