David Jerome Smith ’76

David Jerome Smith, 66, died on May 21, 2020, from longtime health issues.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra Smith of Provincetown, Mass., and cousins Gail Scott and Susan Burnette of Greensboro.

David was a graduate of Davidson College and UNC Law School.

No services are planned at this time.

Triad Cremation & Funeral Service 2110 Veasley St. Greensboro, NC 27407

Michael Gray Gibson ’76

Mr. Michael Gray Gibson, 65, passed away unexpectantly at home on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

A native of Charlotte, he was born May 25, 1954, the son of the late Bob Gray and Dorothy Warden Gibson.

Michael was a 1972 graduate of Davidson College and a 1975 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law. He was a former Assistant District Attorney for Mecklenburg County and joined Rod Dean in 1989, becoming a partner in 1991, forming Dean & Gibson Attorneys At Law.

Michael was a devoted husband and father.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Gibson.

Survivors of Mr. Gibson include his loving wife of 32 years, Martha Chitwood Gibson; sons, Jon and David Gibson, all of Bessemer City, NC; stepson, Jeff Blackwell and wife Jessica of Austin, TX; and sister, Theresa Gibson of Winston-Salem, NC.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Founders Chapel of the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Ross M. Wright officiating.

A private service of committal will be held for the family at Long Creek Church Cemetery in Dallas, NC.

Condolence messages and remembrances of Michael may be shared at www.McLeanFuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Gibson.

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Karen Husted “Kit” Snyder ’76

Karen Husted “Kit” Snyder '76Rev. Karen P. “Kit” Snyder, 63, of Oakfield, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at her family home in Ashville, N.Y., surrounded by her family, after battling breast cancer for more than a year.

She was born in Jamestown on June 3, 1954, a daughter of Theodore H. and Winifred (Kemp) Husted, who predeceased her. On Dec. 27, 1979, Kit was married to Dr. David J. Snyder, who survives.

She is also survived by her sons Jeremy J. Snyder (and fiancée Jess) of W. Columbia, S.C., and Wesley F. (and wife Kayla) Snyder of Sioux Falls, S.D., her granddaughters Rya, Tinsley, and Adalay Snyder of Sioux Falls, her sisters Judith Husted of Thomaston, Conn., and Rev. Rebecca (and husband Rev. Edward) Patterson of Franklin, Pa., and seven nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Chautauqua Central School and Davidson College, Pastor Kit earned a Master of Divinity at Duke University and an MBA at St. Bonaventure University.

She was ordained an Elder in the Western New York Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1981 and served the Weston’s Mills, Allegany, Limestone, Killbuck and Bowmansville UM Churches, First UMC of Fredonia, Hope UMC of Niagara County, and the Brockport, Oakfield, and West Barre UM Churches, and was involved for a number of years with the camping ministries of the conference.

Kit and David taught for a year at Africa University in Zimbabwe, and spent a sabbatical year circumnavigating the globe on Semester At Sea.

Rev. Snyder was an accomplished organist and enjoyed travelling, knitting, playing Scrabble, and building decks and shelving. She loved sailing and the view of Chautauqua Lake from the family home on ‘the Hill,’ especially the sunrises. She also loved canoeing and camping, and working on the family’s cabin.

A memorial service will be held at the Lakewood United Methodist Church, 164 Shadyside Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750, on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ted Anderson, and the Rev. Paul Robinson officiating.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the church.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Western New York, 742 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209.

You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.

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Ricky Andre Sadler ’76

Ricky Andre Sadler '76 Ricky Andre Sadler passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Ashland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He is survived by his three children, Andre Sadler, Kevin Salder, and Monique Sadler; two sisters, Linda Matthews and Gloria Miller; one granddaughter, Lynnise Sadler, and other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

A memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Howard “Hal” Leon Huntley, Jr. ’76

Howard “Hal” Leon Huntley, Jr., 62, a long- time resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, while under the great care of Hospice House in Charlottesville.

He fought a brave battle with heart disease and diabetes for a decade. Hal was born on Monday, May 31, 1954, in Charlotte, N.C at Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital.He was the eldest son of Howard L. Huntley, Sr. and Shirley R. Huntley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; and his stepmother, Dot, both of Lexington, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Marion Beauford Huntley and Leah Phifer Huntley; and his maternal grandparents, Curtis Adair Redding and Faye Honeycutt Redding, all of Charlotte, N.C.

Hal graduated from Lane High School, class of 1972 and Davidson College, class of 1976. He worked as an accountant his entire life. He loved to rescue cats and was a fan of UVa sports but most especially the basketball teams. As he majored in French at Davidson and studied in France, he loved their culture. He thrived in work environs where his fluency was needed.

Hal is survived by his mother, Shirley, of Charlottesville; his two brothers, Andrew “Andy” A. Huntley, Sr. (Lisa) of Clifton, Va., and Dr. Christopher L. Huntley (Christine) of Fairfield, Conn.; his daughter, Carolyn (Jeremy); his former wife, Diane, all of Charlottesville; and his stepbrother, Phillip Lackey of Lexington, Va.

He will be missed by his four nieces and nephews, one step niece, and his five grand nieces and nephews.

His family would like to give a special thank-you to all his doctors and professional caregivers; and most especially to the gifted staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center and at Hospice House of Charlottesville, who welcomed us as a part of their family for the past couple of weeks.

Most especially we appreciate all the many friends that took time recently to see, call, or write to Hal. It made his journey so much easier.

There will be a graveside ceremony in the near future at Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va. where his cremated remains will be interred.

The date of the service will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or online at www.Hopva.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com, where there will be a guest book for friends to leave messages.

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