Danney Goble ’70 of Tulsa, Okla., died March 8, 2007. An exceptionally gifted teacher, he made Oklahoma history and politics come alive to his students. He taught at Tulsa Junior College (now Tulsa Community College), Rogers University (now Oklahoma State University – Tulsa), the University of Tulsa, and the University of Oklahoma. He was recognized with several teaching awards. After attending Davidson, he earned his undergraduate degree at University of Central Oklahoma and his master’s at OU, but he discovered that Oklahoma history was “real history” while he was earning his doctorate at University of Missouri. As an Oklahoman he was keenly aware of the inferiority complex that many Oklahomans tend to have about their state. He worked hard throughout the remainder of his adult life to help Oklahomans become better acquainted with their state’s history, especially the colorful events of the twentieth century. He was author or co-author of eight books, including Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl Albert, which won the Oklahoma Book Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, which was named the outstanding book in political science by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. He also collaborated very successfully with David Baird in writing The Story of Oklahoma, a high school textbook that has been adopted by many public schools, and with Bob Goins on the award-winning fourth edition of Historical Atlas of Oklahoma. At the time of his death, he was co-authoring with Mike Cassity a book on the history of Presbyterianism in Oklahoma. He leaves behind a rich and meaningful legacy, forever to be cherished by students, colleagues, friends, and especially his beloved family—wife Constance Murray, 6815 E 47th St., Tulsa, Okla. 74145-5809; daughters Codie Chaudoin and Hannah Goble; sons Geoffrey and Grant Goble; his step-son Tristan Murray Sublette; grandchildren William, Beatrice, and Dorothy Chaudoin; sister, Marzell Clubb; and nephews Kennon and Alexander Clubb.
David Scott Davis ’70, formerly of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Boston Medical Center, Boston, Mass., following complications with the disease primary amyloidosis. He attended Davidson where he played basketball and later graduated from East Tennessee State University. Most of his working life, Scott owned and operated Pharmaceutical Development Associates, a clinical research company. He was president of the Kingsport United Methodist Youth Fellowship during 1965-1966. He was a Life Member of The Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers in Highlands, N.C. and a member of the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church in Charlotte, N.C. He was an avid scuba diver, bridge player, and hiker. Survivors include his wife, Darla Odum Davis, 8701 Mallard Creek Rd, Charlotte, N.C. 28262; stepdaughter, Amy McKay and husband Rick, of Bradenton, Fla.; stepson, Jeff Spratling and wife Lara, of Bernie, Mo.; parents, Herman and Jean Davis, of Kingsport; two sisters, Judy Hicks and husband Lynn, of Kingsport, Martha Parker and husband Joe, of Blountville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Fred Duane James passed on December 12, 2004. No additional information is available at this time.
Joseph Hughes Lansinger passed on October 13, 2004.
John Miller Chalk passed on December 19, 2003. No additional information is currently available.