Daniel Franklyn Klinar ’81

Graveside service for Daniel F. Klinar, M.D., 53, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.
Dr. Klinar passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was born December 14, 1959, in Regensburg, Germany and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Klinar had lived in Kingsport since 1991, where he was an Orthopaedic surgeon with Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport.
Dr. Klinar was a 1977 graduate of Irmo High School and while attending Irmo, he was selected as a participant in the 1976 Shrine Bowl. Dr. Klinar received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, and his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. His post-graduate medical training consisted of an internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth, New Hampshire. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Klinar was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Klinar was published in the American Journal of Orthopaedics and presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Tennessee Medical Association. He had served as President of Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates for a number of years and was current President of Associated Orthopaedics of Kingsport. Dr. Klinar was held in high esteem by both groups.
Dr. Klinar enjoyed most sports, but had a special fondness for baseball and had served as team doctor for the Kingsport Mets for the past several years, sometimes traveling to their spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He and son William traveled to as many major league parks on the East coast as time allowed each summer. Additionally, he was an active parishioner of St. Dominic Catholic Church.
Dr. Klinar is survived by his son, William Wallis Klinar; parents, Dr. Karl Louis and Helen Margaret Klinar of Columbia, South Carolina; siblings, Dr. Karl Stephen (Kristina) Klinar and Michael Raymond Klinar both of Columbia, South Carolina, Kathleen Mary Klinar of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Jeffrey David (Mary Beth) Klinar of Columbia, South Carolina; special friend, Dr. Page Mayo of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved English bulldog, Mason.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Klinar’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Julian Augustus Tyer ’81

Julian "Tayman" Tyer '81Julian Augustus “Tayman” Tyer, 53 of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away on February 14, 2013. Julian was born in Maddox, Maryland on February 18, 1959 to James A. and the late Martha E. (Scriber) Tyer.

Julian received his education in the St. Mary’s County Public School system, where he excelled academically and in sports; playing football, basketball, baseball and track. He also attended Davidson College.

Julian worked for many years with Chopp Lumber Company and Dean Lumber Company, but in recent years was self-employed in the construction business doing home improvement. Julian enjoyed being with family and friends and spent many hours of enjoyment and entertainment with them.

Nothing pleased him more than sitting around on a Sunday afternoon watching TV, telling stories of his childhood to his nieces and nephews and laughing at their reactions. He was known as a kind and gentle man who displayed a serious nature and keen wit.

An intellectual man, Julian loved to hold what he called “intelligent” conversations with his nieces and nephews. When recalling those conversations, the kids would always state that “Uncle Tayman knows everything”, to which he would reply “I don’t know everything, I just know a little about a lot of things”.

His compassion and love for his family and others was evident. Julian was always willing to lend a hand, and never backed away from a challenge. There was nothing he couldn’t fix and on many days you could find him tinkering with one project or another.

Outside of his family and work, his hobbies included sports. Over the years, Julian participated on many softball, baseball and basketball teams.

His love of sports and his commitment to youth advocacy led him to work and volunteer with the St. Mary’s County Parks and Recreation Department, the St. Mary’s County Branch of the NAACP, where he served as First Vice President and the Chopticon High School Athletic Boosters Club.

He also coached his nephews in basketball through these leagues. Julian was preceded in death by his mother Martha E. (Scriber) Tyer.

Julian leaves to cherish fond memories his loving and devoted family: father, James; stepmother, Grace; brothers, Wayne, James (Traci), Kyle, Craig (Kelly), Clint (Jennifer), Larry (Agnes) and Ronnie; sisters, Lisa (Paul), Lori (Eugene), Luray, Sheena (Sam) and Selena (William); nephews, Eric, Justin (Heather), Craig II, Kyle, Jason, Jared, Trent, Jackson, Travis, LJ, Rodney, Sam and Marvin; nieces, Angel (Bankole), Alysia, Jernai, Felica, Kyriana, Shelby, Tiara, Lakira and Chloe; great-nephew, Justin; great-niece, Alivia; ex-wife, Betsy and mother-in-law, Betty.

He also leaves to mourn a host of special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will unite for Visitation on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12 noon until time of the “Homegoing Service” at 1:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Reverend Bankole Akinbinu will be officiating. Interment will be private.

John Mark Heavner ’81

John Mark Heavner ’81, of Gastonia, N.C., came into the presence of our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 21. He was 51. He was surrounded by the peace of God, as well as his loving family. Heavner was married to Susan Carpenter Heavner, 1119 S. Belvedere Ave., Gastonia, NC 28054-4583, for 15 wonderful years. They are blessed with two precious children, John Walter Heavner and Sarah Jane Carson Heavner. He is also the son of devoted parents, Harold and Jonnie Heavner. He is survived by his brother, Steve (Beverly), as well as other extended family. He had a special relationship with his niece, Kaylee Marie Quinn, and found love and support through his Carpenter family. Born in Lincoln County, Heavner went on to graduate from Davidson and Wake Forest University law school. He was a lawyer at Mullen, Holland, and Cooper in Gastonia. He was deeply rooted in his faith and family and was a devoted member of Gaston Community Church. The love of the Lord Jesus guided his life and his hope that others would find the peace and comfort that came to him through faith.

Mary Brooks Booth ’81

Mary Brooks Booth ’81, 52, of Durham, N.C., died peacefully surrounded by her family on July 30. Booth was born in Durham. In 1977 she was an AFS exchange student in Paris, France, returning to attend Davidson, where she graduated in 1981 with honors. For 18 years, she was employed with Whole Foods Market, the last nine years at the headquarters in Austin, Tex., as a business systems analyst. For the past four years, Booth fought a bold and selfless battle with cancer. Her humor and positive attitude were an inspiration to many and helped to sustain her through the many challenges over the course of her illness. She is survived by her parents, E. Spurgeon Booth, Jr., and Mary S. “Brooks” Booth, 416 Monticello Ave., Durham, NC 27707; sister, Carol J. Booth; brothers, Ernest S. “Tripp” Booth III and David D. Booth (Anna); nephews, Brad, Grant, George, and Sam; an uncle, aunts, and several cousins; a devoted caretaker, Rosemary; and many loving friends.