James “Jim” Prince ’75

Jim , a member of the Class of ’75, passed away on October 19, 2022 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. No obituary is available. He remained friends with his Davidson roommate, Bob Amos, until the end of his life. They believed that their class was a “driving force” toward allowing women to attend Davidson, as they voted for it in their freshman year.

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