James Hula Hudson III ’71

James Hula Hudson, III, 74 of West Point, Virginia passed from this life to the next on Monday, July 3, 2023. Jim was born on February 20, 1949. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Hula Hudson, Jr. and Irma Anderson Hudson. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Godsey Hudson; son, Anderson James Hudson (Heather) of Quinton, Virginia; daughter, Kathleen Hudson Ohlhausen (Neil) of Falls Church, Virginia; and granddaughters, Audrey and Olivia Hudson and Hannah Ohlhausen.

Jim grew up in Halifax County, Virginia. He graduated from Davidson College in 1971 and later graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1976. Jim came to West Point to practice law on October 1, 1976.

Jim was a devoted public servant to the Town of West Point. Jim served as town attorney from 1984 to 1998 then served as a Town Council member from 1998 to 2006. Jim was first elected mayor in 2006, and served as such for 16 years. Recently, Jim was honored and humbled to be presented with House Joint Resolution No. 600 from the Virginia General Assembly, which recognized his time as a public servant to the Town of West Point.

Professionally, Jim enjoyed practicing law, and was proud of his thriving law practice. He was a member of the Virginia State Bar. Jim was on the Board of Directors for C&F Bank.

During his time in West Point, Jim was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, where he served on the Vestry and as a lay reader, lector and chalice bearer. Jim had a steadfast faith in the Lord.

Jim was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. He valued his family, work, community, and faith above all. He was loved dearly, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 from 4 to 7 PM at Vincent Funeral Home in West Point, Virginia. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Point, Virginia. All who would like to remember and honor Jim’s life are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Point Rescue Squad, P.O. Box X, West Point, VA 23181. 

Stephen C. “Steve” Engstrom ’71

Stephen Engstrom, a beloved and dedicated family man, quietly passed away on May 9, 2022. A native son of Little Rock, Steve was a 1967 graduate and student body president of Hall High School, a 1971 graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina, and a 1974 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was the 1974 Articles and Comments Editor of the Law Review and has been an adjunct lecturer at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Steve began his legal career as clerk to Judge Thomas Eisele. He then partnered with Bill Wilson in private practice, and their firm eventually grew to be Wilson, Engstrom, Corum, and Coulter. A member of the Arkansas and American Bar Associations, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Steve served as Chairman for the Inns of Court and was listed in The Best Trial Lawyers in America. He also received the distinction of the 2011 Outstanding Lawyer Award by the Arkansas Bar Association. Steve was a dedicated advocate for his clients and his profession, and always observed an absolute sense of fair play in his work and his life.

As a student, Steve spent a summer working for Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, and a summer as an aide to U.S. Congressman Al Lowenstein of New York. Having an adventurous spirit, Steve spent a pivotal year studying in France, traveling Europe, and a summer stint in the American Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

A talented and avid golfer, he won the 2001 CCLR Men’s Club Championship. Steve brought enthusiasm to everything he did and was always up for fun. While he was best known by many for his professional career, we will remember him for his love for his family, his kindness, his generous spirit, his humor, his keen intelligence and wisdom, and his conviction for standing up for what he knew was right.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Martha Frances Engstrom; and his brother, Bobby. He will be sorely missed and is survived by his wife, Rebecca; his daughter, Louise Engstrom Riley (Stephen), and his stepdaughter, Page Ketcher, all of Little Rock; brothers, Bruce Engstrom (Sue) of North Little Rock, Jim Engstrom (Laura), nephews Allen Engstrom and Dr. Greg Engstrom (Julie), all of Little Rock; nieces, Carrie Lebowitz (Scott) of Memphis, Tenn., and Amy Engstrom of Bellingham, Wash. He is also survived by his uncle, Don Park (Joan) of Springfield, Tenn.; a host of great-nephews, sister-in-law, Judy Johnson (Kelley) of Little Rock; and brother-in-law, Bill Mangum (Amalia) of Southern Pines, N.C. A special thanks to Dr. Frits van Rhee at UAMS Myeloma Center.

There will be a graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, if you’d like to do something in Steve’s memory, please donate to the Arkansas or National Democratic Party.

Arrangements are under the direction of RuebelFuneralHome.com.

Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. ’71

Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr. '71Dr. Douglas Hendon Clark, Jr, 69, died suddenly at his Concord N.C. home on December 4, 2018.

He was born January 14, 1949, to Carolyn Jordan Clark and Dr. Douglas Clark Sr. He grew up in Lumberton, N.C. where he distinguished himself as an Eagle Scout, a champion golfer, and an accomplished student and athlete.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1971—he was MVP of the Davidson Golf team– and received his medical degree from the University North Carolina in 1975. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1980 and practiced pediatrics in Concord until his retirement.

His love of golf led him on many travels including Bermuda where he won the Bermuda Amateur and to Royal Dornoch, Scotland where he was invited to play in the 1985 British Amateur Championship. He was an avid hunter—member of the North State Game Club—and fisherman, and he relished time around the campfire trading tall tales.

A natural at just about anything, when he took something up, he quickly mastered it, from cooking to tennis, water-skiing to drawing. He had an intense curiosity and had intriguing details at his fingertips from his extensive and varied reading sources. And you better believe he used those stats and facts to win an argument or prove a point.
Doug was a dedicated naturalist. He could identify birds by their songs and their flight patterns. He preferred back roads to highways, and the road maps in his mind were marked by Chinaberry trees and running creeks, marshes and soybean fields.

Charming, he had a rare ability to make everyone feel special and valued by him.

In recent years he and his wife Frieda undertook extensive travels including Scotland, Ireland, Jackson Hole, Bermuda, and Alaska. They also loved their time together with their family at their beloved Ocean Isle home. Doug could be found most days on the dock with a fishing pole in hand.

Doug is survived by his wife, Frieda Miller Lowder Clark of Concord, daughters Carolyn Clark Rasmussen (Alan) of Boone, N.C. and Margaret (Meg) Clark Johnson (Brandon) of Asheville, son Douglas Jordan Clark of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; step-children Jake Lowder (Dana) of Greensboro, N.C., Nicole Layden (Justin) of Clayton, N.C. and siblings Spencer Clark (Sarah) of Rockville, Md., Jordan Clark (Patti) of Atlanta, and Mary Jo Clark (William Brown) of Montreat, N.C.; grandchildren Everleigh Clark Rasmussen, Carlisle Grayson Johnson, Lyles Layden, Carson and Miller Lowder.

A visitation will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Dr. NE, Concord, NC on Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 pm.

Family graveside service on Friday, December 7 at Clarkton Cemetery, Clarkton, Bladen County, NC at 1 pm.

Memorials may be sent to Levine Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Fund, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or First Presbyterian Church Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 1061, Lumberton, NC 28359.

Nick G. Dumich ’71

Nick Dumich '71Nicholas (Nick) G. Dumich, 69, of Roswell, GA passed away on November 23, 2018.

Son of the late John and Mary Dumich, Nick was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. Nick was a graduate of Montour High School class of 1967 and later attended Davidson College earning a football scholarship and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Nick then attended Samford University Law School earning his doctorate of law. Nick was a practicing attorney for over 30 years in the Atlanta area.

Nick is survived by his sister Donna Dumich and wife Dianne Day Dumich; daughters Amanda Dumich, Allison and husband Kevin Schimmelmann, Ashley Dumich; son Allen Dumich, and 3 grandchildren Logan, Patrick, and Hudson Schimmelmann.

Nick was probably the biggest Pittsburgh everything fan you’ve ever met, especially the ‘Stillers’.

He was a great artist and he was an avid photographer. The beach on 30A had a special place for him and his family.

Nick had a special way of making all four of his children feel like they were the favorite. He truly brightened up any room and his friends and family will miss him dearly.

Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, November, 30th at 11:30 am at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel 173 Allen Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with a reception to follow. Prior to the service, the family will hold a private committal at Arlington Memorial