John Williams Holshouser ’59

Born in Blowing Rock, NC on November 21, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Holshouser, John Williams Holshouser passed away August 20, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, N.C.

John graduated from Davidson College in 1959 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Additionally, he studied Commercial Art in Pittsburgh, PA, and was in the US Army at Fort Jackson, SC. He oversaw Graphic Arts departments and commercial printing for various companies during his career—Gulf States, Lithoplates, Waldorf, and Champion. Local businesses sought him out regularly for logos, designs, and other art projects on a contract basis.

He married Elizabeth (Izzie) Jarrett on January 26, 1957. They made their home in Newton, NC where they raised five daughters: Norma Matto (Rosalino; children John, Anna) of Greensboro, NC, Lesley Burnham (Brian; children Davis, Avery, Courtney) of Summerfield, NC, Elinor Danford (Tom; children Caroline, Sam, Alexandra) of Shaker Heights, OH, Sarah Holshouser (Paul Brinkman) of Raleigh, NC, and Frances Hymiller (Chip; children Abbey, Andrew) of Raleigh, NC.

John was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Newton, where he and Izzie faithfully served in the choir. He volunteered for church projects, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and the Newton Depot restoration during his lifetime. An avid golfer, John had three hole-in-one’s to his credit and played many courses, Kiawah among his favorites. He was interested and invested in family history, followed the stock market closely, and enjoyed bird watching (and an occasional good cigar) on the screened in porch of his home.

John Williams Holshouser is pre-deceased by his wife, parents, brother (Howard Holshouser, Jr) and sister (Mary Holshouser Johnson). Left to cherish his memory are his daughters and grandchildren, sister-in-law Peggy Holshouser, nieces and nephews, and longtime friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 701 North Main Street Newton, NC 28658 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with the Rev Dr. David Roquemore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church 701 North Main Street Newton, NC 28658 are welcomed. Please share condolences, memories, and reflections about John Williams Holshouser at the Dignity Memorial online site. These will be treasured by the family.

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Condolences may be sent to the Holshouser family at www.willisreynoldsfh.com

The Holshouser family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC.

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C. Harley Dickson, Jr. ’49

C. Harley Dickson, Jr. died Aug. 19, 2021

Born in Asheville in 1929, he graduated from Lee Edwards High School, Davidson College and Duke Divinity School. He was a United Methodist pastor for 46 years, serving congregations in Coleridge, Shelby, Albemarle, Wadesboro, Lexington, Greensboro and Charlotte. He served as a district superintendent in Waynesville and Greensboro and worked diligently to improve retirement compensation for ministers. As executive director of the Western North Carolina United Methodist Foundation, he was instrumental in creating the very successful Reynolds Program of leadership development for ministers.

He enjoyed organizing the one week build of a Habitat home in Waynesville. He spent many years as a member of the board of trustees of Brevard College (University) and was granted an honorary Ph.D. from Pfeiffer College (University).

The author of several books and a general contractor licensee, he and Inez (his wife of 68 years) went on many mission trips to Haiti, enjoyed boating with friends and family on Lake Norman, and spent their last full years at Lake Junaluska and Givens Estates.

He was predeceased by his wife and is survived by two sons, Chuck (Sybil) and Kenneth, four grandchildren, Johanna, Daniel, Sam and Nora and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at the Memorial Chapel of Lake Junaluska on Sept. 24, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to: The Haiti Mission Foundation, PO Box 895, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

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Julien McCall ’42

St. Julien Lachicotte McCall, age 100, of Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL and Pawleys Island, SC, formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away peacefully in Florida on August 17, 2021 with his three children by his bedside, Melissa McCall of Columbus, NC, Alison G. McCall of Lyme, CT and NYC, and Julien L. “Lash” McCall, Jr. of Lake Wales, FL.

Mr. McCall is also survived by three grandchildren, Blinn Cushman (Anna), Julia Curry (Bill), and Andrew Cushman (fiance, Jenny Vasquez) and four great grandchildren, Wick and Caroline Curry, and twins Julien and Alexandra Cushman.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Janet Jones McCall, in 2006. Mr. McCall also leaves behind his beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Schatzi, the last of a life long devotion to his precious dogs.

Born April 1, 1921 in Florence, SC to Julia Lachicotte McCall, who lived 102 years, and Arthur May McCall, Julien graduated from Florence High School, Davidson College in 1942, and Harvard Business School in 1947 and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1983 from Davidson College. He served as a Captain in the US Army, Ammunitions, in North Africa and Italy (Monte Cassino and Anzio) from 1942 to 1946.

Mr. McCall spent his entire career in banking. In 1948, he joined First National Bank of New York and left its successor, First National City Bank (Citibank), as Senior Vice President, in 1971, and moved with his family from Darien, CT to Hunting Valley, OH where he joined National City Bank of Cleveland and retired in 1986 as Chairman and CEO of National City Corp., the holding company.

Mr. McCall served as a director at various times in his career of fifteen business corporations, including Progressive Corp., Brush Wellman Corp., Atlas Copco, and Acme Steel Co., as well as a trustee at The Ethel Walker School, Davidson College, and Case Western Reserve University. From 1985-87, he served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council. FINANCE Magazine named him “Banker of the Year” in 1978. OHIO BUSINESS Magazine featured him as “Ohio’s Top Banker” in 1984.

On a civic level, he was a Trustee of United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland, and Chairman of Playhouse Square Foundation, the largest performing arts center in the United States after Lincoln Center in NYC. In 1980, he was given The Israel Humanities Award and Prime Minister’s Medal for assisting Israel in selling bonds in the USA.

He was born and raised a devout Christian in the Episcopal Church. One of his ancestors raised the money to build the old church, All Saint’s, Waccamaw, in Pawley’s Island, SC, where the funeral will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, August 26 with interment in the church cemetery.

There will first be a visitation on Monday, August 23 from 5-7pm at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales, FL and a second visitation on Wednesday, August 25 from 5-7pm at Mayer Funeral Home in Georgetown, SC. A larger memorial service will be held in March 2022 at his home in Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. in his name would be so appreciated (PO Box 832, Lake Wales, FL 33859). Written and Submitted by his daughter, Alison G. McCall

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David Norris MacKinnon ’61

David Norris MacKinnon, age 82, formerly of Richmond, KY, died on August 5, 2021. Born in Greenville, AL on March 6, 1939, son of the late Luther and Eleanor Norris MacKinnon. Beloved husband of the late Molly Ryland MacKinnon. Loving father of Laura Conway of Louisville, KY and Douglas (Courtney) MacKinnon of Gibsonia, PA. Brother of the late Luther Gillis MacKinnon. Proud grandfather of Molly Conway, Grant MacKinnon and Connor MacKinnon.

Norris earned a B.A. in Spanish from Davidson College, did graduate work at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his PhD in Spanish from the University of Kentucky. He went on to be Spanish professor at Eastern Kentucky University for many years until his retirement. Earlier in life, Norris was a regular jogger and in recent years was an avid cyclist, enjoying riding the country roads of Kentucky and recently Pennsylvania. He had a thirst for knowledge, was always curious, and never stopped learning.

Memorial services will be held in Hampton Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, PA, on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Rev. Dr. Ted Martin, officiating. Private interment will be held in Richmond Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norris’ memory to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org.

Arrangements by Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., Bakerstown, PA. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.

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Peter Victor Sulkowski ’95

Peter Victor Sulkowski, 48, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on August 1, 2021. Peter was a beloved father, son, and uncle. Peter attended True Grace Church and was grateful for their outreach program. His loss leaves an immeasurable void in the hearts of his family and friends.

Peter grew up in Kingsport, TN. He attended St. Paul’s Preparatory School in Concord, NH, Davidson College, East Tennessee State University, and Oglethorpe University where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. He enlisted in the Army Reserves while in college and participated in an ROTC program. He was first stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC with the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was deployed to South Korea for 3 years, did a tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was stationed in Kuwait for a year planning the drawdown in Iraq. Peter returned stateside to work at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, GA for several years and finally settled in Lacey, WA where he worked at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He rose to the rank of Major.

He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge. He left military service in 2014, and he has since been a student and a devoted father.

Peter was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Sidney and Nelle Scarborough; his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Ingeborg Sulkowski; and his uncle, Hubertus Sulkowski.

Peter is survived by his son, Kyle Lazatin-Sulkowski, who was his everything and the light of his life, and Kyle’s coparents, Anna Lazatin, and husband, Travis Ahlquist, Tacoma, WA; his mother, Lynn Scarborough, Johnson City, TN; his father, Viktor Sulkowski and wife, Linda Sulkowski, Jonesborough, TN; his sister, Elizabeth Wright and husband, William Wright, Kingsport, TN; his nephew, Samuel Wright and his niece, Lily Wright; his Aunt, Diane Lawrence and husband, Tom Lawrence, Ballwin, MO; and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be donated to Disabled American Veterans or the Fisher House Foundation.

A family service will be held at a later date.