Levi Anthony Jordan, II ’85

Mr. Levi Anthony Jordan, II made his eternal transition on Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Sarah L. Carter’s Funeral Home Northside is serving the Family.

On February 10, 2023, there will be a viewing at Northside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter’s from 5 pm to 7 pm. The address is 6665 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32219.

On Saturday, February 11, 2023 there will be a Home Going Service at 10 am at Southside COGIC. The address is 2179 Emerson Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207.

Janet Morris Jones ’85

Janet Morris Jones was delivered into God’s hands on January 4, 2023 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Janet was a strong woman who lived life to the fullest and will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend to all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A graveside inurnment service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro, NC.

Janet was born January 30, 1964 in Boston, MA to Mary Gertrude Lanergan and George Edward Morris, Jr. She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT in 1981 and Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1985. While at Davidson, Janet participated in a study abroad program, Semester at Sea, that allowed her the privilege of visiting 11 countries. It sparked her lifetime love of travel that she later shared with her husband and children.

After college, Janet moved to New York City to work as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader at Cowen & Co. During that time, she met the love of her life and husband, Tim. They met in 1987 and married in 1990 at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT.

Janet left the investment industry to attend Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY, graduating in 1993. Janet and Tim moved to Dallas, TX in 1993 and Janet joined International Concepts Group as General Counsel. Their three children were born in Dallas: George Ryan Jones, Graham Stansel Jones, and Charlotte Mary Jones.

In 2003, Janet and Tim moved their young family to Chapel Hill, NC to be closer to family and friends. Janet joined the management of a closely held family investment partnership to help with investment strategy, corporate governance, charitable giving, and succession planning. She was a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and, through the business, a member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE).

In 2021, Janet and Tim retired and bought a home in Wilmington, NC on the Intracoastal Waterway and split their time between Chapel Hill and Wilmington. Janet loved being on the water, walking the beach, enjoying the birds, dolphins, and other wildlife, as well as participating in her favorite water sports.

Janet was very involved as a community volunteer. Beginning in 1998, she was a Guardian Ad Litem, representing abused, neglected, and dependent children, giving them a voice in court. For years she was a school and church volunteer where her children attended. Until her sudden illness, she was on the board of directors and served as Secretary of the Landfall Foundation in Wilmington, NC.

In addition to her husband Tim, Janet is survived by her children, Ryan, Graham, and Charlotte; her mother Mary Morris and father George Morris of Chapel Hill, NC; her brother Edward Morris and his wife Nancy of Hingham, MA, and their children Charles Edward, Hilary Jane, and Avery Ann.

Janet felt closest to God when in nature. She asks when remembering her, that you hold those you love tight and take time to hike the mountain, dive the coral reef, take a walk in the woods and on the beach, and explore our beautiful world. Enjoy every moment. Life is precious.

Memorial gifts may be made to UNC Lineberger Pancreatic Cancer Center.

Scot W. Myers ’85

Scot W. Myers (Dec 4, 1962 – Nov 14, 2022) passed away in Oviedo, Florida after a long battle with kidney disease.

He was an English major at Davidson College who grew up in Trenton, NJ. He graduated in 1986 but he always considered the class of ’85 his cohort. He frequently wrote for The Davidsonian and the college literary journal Hobart Park. He also did extensive work with the Theater department. He was widely recognized in school for his writing and his favorite author was Edgar Allan Poe.

He did all of his writing on a Kaypro II computer with only two floppy drives and a dot-matrix printer. He taught himself computer programming and used a 300 baud modem to connect to the Delphi dial-up network long before the Internet was born.

After Davidson, he went on to have a successful career as a writer for TV and film and now he has left behind innumerable friends whose lives he enriched with his generosity and his humanity. 

Jerry W. May ’85

Jerry W. May, 59, loving husband and father passed away July 26, 2022.

Jerry was born on April 24, 1963 in Sandersville, Georgia. Jerry and Jan moved to Lakeland in 1993 where they made a home and raised their children, Olivia and Walker. For 20 years Jerry was a dedicated coach and teacher at George Jenkins High School. He loved coaching the George Jenkins Softball and Football teams throughout those years. Working with kids was his passion.

Jerry enjoyed his many Lakeland friends who became family. Weekly, Jerry could be found sharing his knowledge with his trivia team “Wayne’s World.” Jerry loved golfing and especially cheering on his Georgia Bulldogs, who after 41 years of waiting let him celebrate another National Championship. Jerry loved his two church families, Grace City Church and First United Methodist Church. Jerry loved working with Young Life Ministry, seeing young people come to know Jesus. Jerry was passionate about mentoring young boys and guiding them to become men. His impact on the lives of the youth runs deep and wide.

Jerry graduated from Davidson College where he played football and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He loved his family and friends deeply and fiercely. He took immense pride in taking care of, providing for, and protecting those he loved most.

Jerry is loved by his wife Jan, children Olivia and Walker, his mother Shirley May, sister Cindy Corbett (Steve), and brothers Tommy (Tammy) and Neil (Penny), nieces and nephews. His father Willard May preceded him in death.

The service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive, at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29th. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed on line at the following link: https://livestream.com/fumclakeland/events/10565391

Harold Walker “Hal” Elliott ’85

Dr. Harold Walker “Hal” Elliott, MD, 58, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at his home in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

A native of Clover, SC, Hal was the middle of three sons born to the late Dr. Bruce Carleton Elliott and Mildred Glass Elliott. He graduated from Clover High School, earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At the time of his passing, Hal was Chair of Psychiatry at Campbell University School of Medicine. He had also served on faculty at Wake Forest, East Tennessee State and Michigan State Universities, as well as having run a private practice in Wilkesboro, NC. Over the years he received many accolades for his work, particularly as a teacher of residents. As a resident at UNC, he was selected by his faculty and peers as the Diane Eklund Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry. At Wake Forest, he received the Loretta Y. Silvia Teaching Award (2007) and the American Psychiatric Association Irma Bland, MD Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents (2009). At East Tennessee State, he was elected by residents to receive the Resident’s Above the Call of Duty Award (2015).

A basketball player in high school, Hal remained a lifelong fan of college ball, particularly the UNC Tarheels and the Davidson Wildcats. He was known to schedule his vacation time around March Madness, just to binge-watch the games with his wife and kids.

Those who knew Hal will remember a warm and empathetic manner, which often contrasted with a wicked, dark sense of humor and a sense of the absurd. At his core, he was a shy person, but also a gifted storyteller who could entertain a crowd once you got him going. This was a skill he brought frequently to his practice and to his teaching. He was fiercely devoted to everyone in his charge, above all his family and his students.

Hal was married to Lisa Boheler Elliott for 37 years, but their relationship went back to the ninth grade, when they began dating. They were married in 1985 and raised four children together: Walker (Jasmine), Davis, Jackson and Julia.

Survivors also include Hal’s two brothers, Carl (Ina) and Britt (Kari); Carl and Ina’s children Crawford, Martha and Lyle; and Britt and Kari’s children Beata, Francis and Owen.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the UNC American Indian Center, CB 3457, 205 Wilson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or Doctors Without Borders, P. O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741. Online condolences may be made at www.mlfordsons.com

M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, SC is serving the family of Hal Elliott.