George B. “Mac” McClelland ’65

George “Mac” Brown McClelland, 78, of Blacksburg, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Stuart, Fla. He was born in Melbourne, Fla. on May 13, 1943 and was preceded in death by his parents, George Brown McClelland Sr. and Clara Stewart McClelland of Melbourne.

Mac is survived by his loving wife, Susan (Absher), and his two sons, Todd (Erica) and Brett, along with his granddaughter, Olivia Grace. Additionally, he is survived by his in-laws, Greg and Janet Absher, as well as nephew, Jason Absher, great-nephews, Austin and Tabor Absher, and great-niece, Belle Absher. Mac was blessed to be loved and respected by so many people, from his multitude of friends to his patients to his chiropractic colleagues.

Mac was a local boy, having attended middle and high school in Radford, Va. He was quite the athlete, lettering in three sports—football, basketball, and track. He went on to compete on Davidson College’s golf team.

After Davidson, Mac decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). He graduated from National College of Chiropractic in Illinois and then headed to Vietnam to serve his country, 1970-1971 (U.S. Army, Infantry; Captain). Upon returning from Vietnam, he went into practice with his father. His father retired soon after and Mac continued the practice until 2010.

During this time, Mac was heavily involved in his profession, serving in many organizations and achieving the highest office in each one, including “Chairman of the Board of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA),” the highest office in the profession. Mac was not only active in the profession within the United States, but also served in capacities worldwide. He was heavily involved in chiropractic research and the “ACA Researcher of the Year” award was renamed the “George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year” award in 2005. Due to his exemplary service in so many ways, his name was read into the United States’ Congressional Record.

In addition to his service to country and profession, Mac was heavily involved in the community, reaching the top levels of those organizations as well. He was President of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and of Blacksburg Country Club (BCC), among other organizations.

Mac enjoyed socializing and military history, but his favorite pastime was golf and anything golf related. He was an outstanding golfer, and was known as such throughout the area, winning many tournaments including several BCC championships and the Greater Blacksburg Open.

A Celebration of Life for this remarkable man will be held sometime in the summer of 2022. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blacksburg Battles Cancer, which raises funds for cancer focused non-profit organizations serving the local community (c/o 1064 Clubhouse Drive, Blacksburg VA 24060 or https://www.blacksburgbattlescancer.org/donate) and/or the NCMIC Foundation, dedicated to funding chiropractic research and education (https://www.ncmicfoundation.org/how-to-give/).

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Richard V. “Rich” Doud ’65

Richard Van Evera Doud, Jr. passed away on December 9 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife Frances, daughters Sarah (George) MacMillan and the Reverend Laura (Wilson) Cochran and son Christian (Catherine) Doud, step-sister Michele (Neil) Sullivan, five grandchildren and countless beloved friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Van Evera Doud Sr. and Nell Pennington Doud, who are interred together at Arlington Cemetery; and his stepmother Cecile B. Doud.

Doud served as President of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for 23 years before retiring in May 2014. Among his many accomplishments are the creation of the Arlington Business Hall of Fame (he was inducted in 2017) and the Community Action Committee. He established Leadership Arlington, now known as Leadership Center for Excellence, and was a member of its inaugural class in 1999. He assisted with the publishing of Where Valor Rests, a book about Arlington Cemetery which is given at burials to the families of fallen soldiers; and later Children of Valor, which is given to the children of soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery.

During his tenure, Doud received several honors including Chamber Executive of the Year, Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives; Outstanding Civilian Service Medal (twice), United States Army; Legacy Award, Leadership Arlington; Spirit of Community Award, Arlington Community Foundation; and more.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Doud moved to Arlington in 5th grade and graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1961. He graduated from Davidson College in 1965 and took a job at National Cash Register Corporation. In 1969, Doud married Frances Stutz, a teacher and school administrator with whom he raised three children. He has said, “When I married Frannie, I won the lottery.”

With entrepreneurial foresight, Doud left NCR to launch Computerland franchises, growing his business to own three retail stores in the Washington, DC area. At one time, his Bethesda retail location was the largest in the world. In 1984, his company was ranked 35th in the nation on Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. After selling his interest in Computerland, Doud launched a series of entrepreneurial ventures financing business and equipment systems. He joined the Arlington Chamber in 1990.

A resident of Arlington for more than 65 years, Doud immersed himself into and became a prominent figure within the community. He was a founder and member of the Board of Regents of Leadership Arlington; member of the Arlington County Economic Development Commission; member of the County Manager’s Institutional Leaders Roundtable; chair of the Black Heritage Museum; member of the Police Chief’s Advisory Council; and as a member of the Washington Business Journal’s Thought Leadership Panel. He never hesitated to roll up his sleeves, whether he was painting a home through Rebuilding Together or serving breakfast at So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) in northwest Washington, DC. For Rich, every day was a “great day to be in Arlington.”

Doud’s family were founding members of the Overlee Community Pool Association, where Doud later chaired the Board. He served as the Overlee Swim Team’s chief timer for many years, faithfully supporting the Orange Crush on Saturday mornings each summer. A sports enthusiast, he was a lifelong Washington Football Team (Redskins) season ticket holder and devoted fan of the Nats, Caps and his beloved Davidson Wildcats.

Rich embodied his faith in ways that drew others to him and to the communities he served. At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, he served as a Children’s Chapel leader, Vestry member and usher, among other roles.

Rich and his wife Fran organized St. Peter’s annual parish family retreat at Claggett Diocesan Center, where he was an original member of the Flying Raviolis and loved playing guitar during campfire worship services. He had a quick wit, a generous spirit and gentle humility that endeared him to others. He was as authentic and comfortable in the boardroom with new Chamber members as he was at the beach with old friends – and he treated them equally. Rich’s life will be remembered as one of service, faith and selfless devotion to his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Arlington on Friday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a committal of ashes in St. Peter’s Memorial Garden. Due to COVID-related precautions, seating will be very limited and masks will be required. To watch the livestream on Friday, visit https://www.saint-peters.org/. The livestream will begin approximately five minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rich Doud Arlington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia, 22207.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphy-funeralhomes.com for the Doud family.

Richard “Dick” Beverly Vines ’65

Richard Beverly “Dick” Vines, age 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Beverly and Evelyn Coyner Vines, and his wife, Jean Bowman Vines.

Left to cherish his memory, are his son, Randy; his sister, Patricia Richardson; his brother, Jim (Laura); his granddaughter, Jordan; his niece, Beth Stover; his nephews, Scott Diggs and Nick Vines.

Dick was born and raised in Waynesboro, Va., and was very active with First Presbyterian Church. He was a highly talented clarinet player and loved playing in the high school band and later in the band at Davidson College. Upon graduation, Dick attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. He became a Presbyterian minister and served various churches, the longest tenure of which was Northside Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Va. Later in life, when Dick moved to Richmond, he felt a need and a calling to be of service to others who might be struggling. Once he became a professional licensed counselor, he provided years of counseling helping many people overcome various challenges.

In 1997, Dick was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and endured difficult treatments. Through the course of those treatments, he maintained a positive attitude and was an inspiration to all lives that he touched. Throughout his career, he continued with his love of music and enjoyed playing his clarinet and saxophone. He would perform at various functions and loved to entertain. His performances were known as “Richard’s Heartstrings.”

Dick was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where he loved singing in the choir. A memorial service will be held at the church located at 5 N. 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center, 1401 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235, or the Second Presbyterian Church.

Paul Alan Stotts ’65

Paul Alan Stotts, 78, of Dallas, TX, peacefully passed away in his sleep on July 9, 2021, at his cabin in Grand Lake, CO. Born to Paul and Joyce (Bleck) Stotts in Fort Worth, TX, June 30, 1943, he loved spending time in the Rocky Mountains ever since he was introduced to their grandeur as a child.

Paul graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas, where he excelled as a varsity letterman in tennis. He attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC, a school that he loved deeply, and an experience augmented by his brothers at Phi Delta Theta. Graduating from Davidson with an AB cum laude in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, he then earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA.

He began his investment career as a portfolio associate with Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago, IL, before co-founding Hotchkiss Associates, an investment counseling firm for individuals and closely held corporations. After returning to Dallas, he was a senior executive with Republic National Bank, then NationsBank, for 18 years, ultimately serving in leadership roles in the Global Finance Division. Paul then founded The Stotts Group, where he was an investment advisor to individuals, families and privately owned companies. He forged trusted, personal relationships with clients and their families which provided him with immense satisfaction and he took pride in providing exceptional, personalized care.

He was a devoted member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of the Dallas Summer Musicals for several years. He could often be found playing golf at the Dallas Country Club, fly fishing in Colorado rivers, working on crossword puzzles or spending time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him Grandpa Walrus. A loyal Chicago Cubs fan, he knew that an afternoon spent with family at Wrigley Field or Sloan Park was a day well spent.

He is survived by his sister, Jane Stotts of Cincinnati, OH; his son, Alan (Paige) of Salt Lake City, UT, and grandchildren, Hayden and Erin; his son Glenn (Sarah) of Austin, TX and grandchildren, William and Alyce as well as numerous friends near and far. He is loved and will be missed.

A worship service to celebrate Paul’s life will be announced at a future date. Memorials may be made to Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Davidson College or a charity of your choice.

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James Wallace ’65

Dr. James Gilbert Wallace, M.D., 77, of Williamston, husband of Brantley Claytor Drake-Wallace, passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2021. Dr. Wallace was the son of the late Ruth Spicer Clark and Nehemiah Wilson Wallace.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, he attended Myers Park High School and graduated from Davidson College. He pursued his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors, serving as Vice President of his senior class.

Upon completing his surgical residency at the University of Florida, Dr. Wallace accepted a commission as a surgeon with the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany where he was promoted from captain to major. After three years, he was honorably discharged and began a Surgical Fellowship at Emory University in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed a second surgical fellowship at the prestigious University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dr. Wallace spent his first 5 years practicing medicine as a surgeon in Pinehurst, North Carolina. In 1980, he moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where he spent the next 37 years in private practice serving the greater Greenville community. His primary passion was plastic and reconstructive surgery for children and families during times of acute need and he was especially committed to caring for his patients at Shriners Hospital.

The love he had for helping others extended to his humanitarian trips with the international non-profit surgical group, Interplast. On numerous occasions, Dr. Wallace travelled with teams of surgeons, nurses, and technicians to serve the less fortunate in remote villages of Peru, India, and Vietnam. When the Greenville Free Medical Clinic opened in 1987, Dr. Wallace committed his time for the next 25 years.

Dr. Wallace was an avid gardener and upon retirement, he pursued a pas sion for farming, planting beautiful flowers, and caring for his many beloved animals, great and small. He would spend his days feeding his cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and all his many dogs, cats, squirrels, and rabbits. He loved giving them his time and affection and they enjoyed returning it to him. His commitment to his home, farm, and family was unsurpassable and will always be cherished.

He was beloved by his children, family, peers, staff, and especially his patients. His legacy is his kind heart and service to others for over 53 years. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him by his many loving names: Dr. Wallace, Jimmy, Jim, Mij, Papa, Opah, and Daddy.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Brantley Alicia Drake-Wallace (of the home); his stepchildren, Devin Drake (Autumn Holcombe) and their daughter, Adalynn Grace; Leah Drake, Abby and Jacob Henderson; his wife’s parents, Steve and Sandra Claytor; his daughter, Monte Nicholson; her children, Kirk and Nicholson Stone; his daughter, Sara Spicer and her husband, Tom Heath; his son, Ben and his wife, Ginger, their daughters, Emslie, Virginia, and Sara Tabb; and his son, Shepard and his wife, Amanda, and their mother, Monte Nicholson “Nicky” Wallace. He is survived by his siblings, Bill Wallace and his wife, Karen, and Charles Wallace and his wife, Lou Anne, Katherine Wallace Cook and her husband, Bobby; brother-in-law, Dan Hoffman, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Wallace Hoffman.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family memorial service is planned for a later date. No public memorial is scheduled at this time.

Upon his passing, it was Dr. Wallace’s wish that his passion for all his animals and the standard of care he gave them every day could continue and they would be able to live out their lives with love, compassion, and security. Please make all memorial contributions and expressions of sympathy to his cause, Mij’s Animal Sanctuary, https://gofund.me/A4766C57 or Venmo: @ mijsanctuary.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

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