In Memoriam

In honor of Hollins alumnae/i, faculty, staff, and trustees who have passed away.

If you would like to report a death, please contact us at alumnae@hollins.edu or (800) Tinker1.

DEATHS THAT OCCURRED IN 2017

2010s

Class Name Date of Death
2012 GRAD John David Whitney May 12, 2017
2015 Sidra Royal Bullard Dumont June 24, 2017
2016 Ella Mode January 31, 2017

2000s

Class Name Date of Death
2007 GRAD Carol Sue Ellis May 1, 2017
2007 Horizon Jane Fivel Weiner March 23, 2017

1990S

Class Name Date of Death
1991 Susan Upton Cobb Brumley January 4, 2017
1997 GRAD Anna Marie Counts August 13, 2017
1997 Staci Couch Lanier Morrison May 9, 2017

1980S

Class Name Date of Death
1980 Lise Barzizza McCormack August 31, 2017
1980 Julie Woodruff Saunders June 12, 2017
1985 GRAD Jerry Ellis Bourdeaux July 30, 2017

1970s

Class Name Date of death
1970 Karen Burns Blakey February 1, 2017
1972 GRAD John Ray Jennings August 15, 2017
1972 GRAD Mildred Price McDuffie July 1, 2017
1976 Cathy Lynn Coop Edmundson May 10, 2017
1977 GRAD Rebecca Blevins Faery May 29, 2017
1979 GRAD Wallace Chesley Shields June 13, 2017

1960s

Class Name Date of death
1960 Claudia Watkins Belk February 8, 2017
1960 Rita Sue Sheridan June 23, 2017
1961 Margaret Poer Allen June 2, 2017
1961 Mary Moore du Passage April 2, 2017
1962 Kathleen Day Norfleet July 11, 2017
1963 Patricia Murphy Balatsos February 25, 2017
1963 Rowan Dunlap Elsom March 17, 2017
1963 GRAD Joyce Ann Edwards April 12, 2017
1963 Cecile LaFleur Flude Hardin June 4, 2017
1963 Louise Leavell Harris July 5, 2017
1963 Christine Spiers Moseley January 25, 2017
1963 Susanne Reynolds Thombs August 23, 2017
1964 Frances Harrison Cronenberg April 4, 2017
1964 Henrietta Dewitt “Dee” Tillery Hamilton August 8, 2017
1968 GRAD Susan Jean Schumacher June 23, 2017
1968 Anne Wilson Scott April 25, 2017
1969 Mariya Rochelle Butler “Bonnie” Wright July 9, 2017

1950S

Class Name Date of Death
1950 Arle Perry Adams January 17, 2017
1951 Marguerite Overbey Bacon June 7, 2017
1951 Beverley Chewning Talbott March 6, 2017
1953 Mary “Molly” Toms Fitzgerald January 14, 2017
1953 Katharine “Kaki” Rice Kriebel May 24, 2017
1953 Stella Sprague Shope August 14, 2017
1955 Sara Alice Jackson Hackney March 1, 2017
1957 Jo Ann Freeman Adams April 28, 2017
1957 Jo Ann Freeman Adams April 28, 2017
1957 Lois Nazzaro Farmer January, 13, 2017
1957 Dorothy Parker Hale February 22, 2017
1958 Griermoen Smith Catledge March 25, 2017
1958 Mary Bernhardt Wolfe Decker April 7, 2017
1958 Llewellyn Hood Kassebaum August 17, 2017
1958 Helen Middleton Smith August 21, 2017
1958 Caroline “Bebe” P.W. Stockton – June 13, 2017

1940S

Class Name Date of Death
1940 Betty Bolling Neher Luby February 19, 2017
1942 Lucy Fair Hagan May 23, 2017
1943 Jane Felton Carter Scott March 27, 2017
1945 Virginia Berkley Detweiler February 17, 2017
1945 Mary Elizabeth Bassett Morten August 21, 2017
1946 Nancy Dickson Dorrier February 28, 2017
1946 Laura Jean Dupree Holland January 13, 2017
1946 Katherine Rosborough Spicer January 25, 2017
1947 Lottie “Tina” Thomas Bruder June 10, 2017
1947 Rebecca Bowers Cooper April 13, 2017
1947 Irma Adele Wynne Monning April 4, 2017
1948 Elsie Drew Walther Bloxam January 3, 2017
1948 Elizabeth Gray Lincoln Francis-Brown April 24, 2017
1948 Jean Hudson Willis January 8, 2017
1949 Vera Clarice Franklin Hitchcock January 23, 2017
1949 Mary Helen Gammon Jessup May 9, 2017

1930S

Class Name Date of Death
1933 Dorothy Perkins Gills February 5, 2017
1939 Hannah Taylor Stewart May 19, 2017

FACULTY, STAFF, AND TRUSTEES

Name Date of death
Marjorie “Berk” Taylor Berkley
Coach, Director of Athletics, Hollins College 1959-1989
January, 14 2017
Delores “Ms. Dee” Cotton
Dining Services, Hollins University 1999-2017
June 2, 2017
Margaret Cecilia Gillespie Crotts
Associate, Hollins Bookshop, Hollins College 1971-1998
February 3, 2017
Caren Diefenderfer
Professor, mathematics; University Marshall, Hollins Unviversity 1998-2017
March 30, 2017
Mary Jo Ferguson
Assistant to the Dean and Head Resident; Director of Housing;
Coordinator of Interior Planning and Design, Hollins College 1967-1994
February 2, 2017
David W. Holmes
Professor of music; Dean of Academic Affairs, Hollins College 1963-1993
March 18, 2017
Kevin Lucas
Physical Plant; Hollins University 2001-2017
April 13, 2017