Herbert Dwight Page ’75

Herbert Dwight Page, 68, of Madisonville, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Dr. Susan Margaret Hudson.

He was born September 3, 1953 in Laurinburg, NC to the late Herbert Conroy Page and Connie Maxwell Todd. He was a member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church in Madisonville, TN. He received his BA in European Studies from Davidson College, an MA in French Language and a Doctorate in Philosophy and French Literature from Harvard University. He also studied Spanish and German at Middlebury College.

He shared his love of teaching at numerous colleges, including the University of Tennessee where he taught French and German and Hiwassee College where he taught French and Spanish. Dr. Page retired from Bryan College where he taught French and Spanish. He was Editor of the Swiss-American Historical Review. He was also an accomplished pianist and a published author. He loved to travel and had many good memories of his travels in the United States and across Europe.

He is survived by loving cousins, Melanie Todd Hoyle, and husband, Bence, Faye Todd Lakey, and husband, Dale; and a host of long-time friends.

The family would like to thank Deidra Crosby, pastor of Madisonville Presbyterian Church for her unwavering support to Dwight and his family during his illness.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service and Crematorium is serving the family.

Bruce “Duke” Baker ’75

Bruce Albert “Duke” Baker, 67, passed away peacefully at his home on Hilton Head Island on November 24, 2020 with his loving wife, Theresa, by his side. Even though he lived strong for over twenty years with heart failure, he succumbed finally to a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Duke was born February 26, 1953 in Nyack, New York to Albert and Sally Baker. The oldest of three children, he grew up in South Glenn’s Falls, NY, where he was the high school quarterback. He moved to North Carolina for college and to play football at Davidson College.

After college, he married Theresa and went to the University of Tennessee for Dental School. They resided in Knoxville, TN where he practiced General Dentistry for five years before moving to attend a residency in Orthodontics at St. Louis University.

Upon graduation, they settled in Evansville, Indiana where Duke began his Orthodontic career. He practiced 19 years there and an additional 10 years on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Dr. “Duke” was truly one of a kind and anyone who knew him was better off for it. He was married to his sweetheart, Theresa, for over 44 years. He was most well known for creating beautiful smiles as an Orthodontist in Evansville, Indiana and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Dr. Duke was loved by his patients and team members over the years for his generous and caring heart.

Outside the office, Duke was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed walking the golf course while playing. He also enjoyed working with his hands, not only in Orthodontics, but by building bookcases and other woodwork. In addition, he could often be heard playing the piano at home. Duke and Theresa enjoyed traveling with friends and also with their sons and their families.

Duke is survived by his wife, Theresa Baker; sons, Matt (Brooke) of Sarasota, FL, Andy of Charlotte, NC, and Chris (Brooke) of Cary, NC; mother, Sally Baker; brother, Steven (Susan) and sister, Patty Johnson. Duke will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Reagan, Cole, Cooper, and Cruz, as well as his three nieces and nephew. He is proceeded in death by his Father, Albert Baker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 11:30 am at St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Medical University of South Carolina Heart and Vascular Center to further research and care on heart transplants and congenital heart disease at http://giving.musc.edu.

Condolences can be made online at: www.islandfuneralhome.com.

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John Reid Moore ’75

John Reid Moore, 65, of Roswell, Ga, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

He leaves his beloved wife of 39 years, Beth Shoulders Moore; and three daughters Jennifer (Chris) Miller of Augusta, Ga, Kimberly (Scott) Haynes of Roswell, Ga, and Elizabeth Moore of Atlanta, Ga. He also leaves two beautiful granddaughters Henley (age 2) and Emily (2 weeks) Haynes.

Reid was born May 1, 1953, in Washington, D.C. but spent his childhood in Chapel Hill, N.C., and summers in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. He is preceded in death by both parents John Wilson Moore and Natalie (Lee) Bayless Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Reid is survived by his sister Marjorie (Howard) Kastrinsky of Nashville, Tenn., brother Steve (Kathy) Moore of Raleigh, N.C., brother Jonathan (Megan) Stuart-Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C., stepmother Ann Stuart of Chapel Hill, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.

Reid attended Davidson College where he met Beth their freshman year. He was an active member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and known for his pranks. Reid graduated from Guilford College and worked in financial management as a CPA throughout his career.

Reid loved raising his girls on the lake in Gainesville, Ga, boating and, most of all, spending time with his family. He also cherished the bi-annual golfing trips with his buddies known as “the Divots.”

The Moores will receive family and friends at a visitation on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, Ga, 30189, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. The family will have a private lake burial the next day.

Memorial gifts can be made in honor of John Reid Moore to the Northside Hospital Cancer Foundation (give.northside.com) to provide financial assistance to cancer patients in need.

Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Apr. 20, 2019

Jack Hutchins White, Jr. ’75

Jack Hutchins White, Jr., loving husband and father, passed away on August 9, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family and good friend Kenny Cribb after a yearlong, bravely fought the battle against cancer.

He was born on January 20, 1953, in Kings Mountain, NC, the first child of Jack and Dorcas White. He grew up in Kings Mountain, NC where his father was an attorney and state Senator. Jack was proud of his father’s accomplishments and the bills his father passed in the Senate during the 1960s. His mother was a beloved elementary school teacher in the Kings Mountain school system, teaching 2nd grade for 37 years.

Jack was a Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with honors from Davidson College and went on to Magdalen College at Oxford University where he received his law degree. Jack also received a second law degree from The University of Virginia.

As a young attorney, Jack began his career at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, a Wall Street Firm, though he chose to work in their Washington, D.C. office. During this time, he met the love of his life, Marianna Florestano, and married her on May 28, 1983.

In 1984, Jack took a leap of faith in his career by making the decision to join Bell Atlantic, which later became Verizon. Jack excelled at Verizon to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Services, Networks, and Technology.

When Jack was in his 30’s, he frequently talked about retiring and in 2010, he was able to enjoy an early retirement due to his success. Jack’s interests then turned to genealogy, conducting extensive research and uncovering an impressive and interesting family tree. He was most proud to discover that he is a direct descendant of six pilgrims who came over on The Mayflower.

Jack received The General Society of The Mayflower Descendants certificate, The Alden Kindred of America, Inc. certificate and The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution certificate. In addition to his genealogy work, Jack was a true Renaissance Man.

Jack is survived by his wife Marianna White, his two sons, Ian and Winston White, his daughter-in-law Lorena White, his father-in-law Ernest Florestano, his sisters Nancy Mauney and Alyson Hall, his nephew Hunter Mauney, and his nieces Jaclyn Mauney and Alyssa Hall.

The family will hold a service to celebrate Jack’s life at Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, date as yet to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider making a charitable donation in Jack’s memory to VITAS at VITASCommunityConnection.org.