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
2016 Ella Mode January 31, 2017

1990S

Class Name Date of Death
1991 Susan Upton Cobb Brumley January 4, 2017

1970s

Class Name Date of death
1970 Karen Burns Blakey February 1, 2017

1960s

Class Name Date of Death
1960 Claudia Watkins Belk February 8, 2017
1963 Patricia Murphy Balatsos February 25, 2017
1963 Christine Spiers Moseley January 25, 2017

1950S

Class Name Date of Death
1950 Arle Perry Adams January 17, 2017
1951 Beverley Chewning Talbott March 6, 2017
1953 Mary “Molly” Toms Fitzgerald January 14, 2017
1955 Sara Alice Jackson Hackney March 1, 2017
1957 Dorothy Parker Hale February 22, 2017
1957 Lois Nazzaro Farmer January, 13, 2017

1940S

Class Name Date of Death
1940 Betty Bolling Neher Luby February 19, 2017
1945 Virginia Berkley Detweiler February 17, 2017
1946 Nancy Dickson Dorrier February 28, 2017
1946 Laura Jean Dupree Holland January 13, 2017
1946 Katherine Rosborough Spicer January 25, 2017
1948 Elsie Drew Walther Bloxam January 3, 2017
1948 Jean Hudson Willis January 8, 2017
1949 Vera Clarice Franklin Hitchcock January 23, 2017

FACULTY, STAFF, AND TRUSTEES

Name Date of death
Marjorie “Berk” Taylor Berkley
Coach, Director of Athletics, Hollins College 1959-1989
January, 14 2017
Margaret Cecilia Gillespie Crotts
Associate, Hollins Bookshop, Hollins College 1971-1998
February 3, 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