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Carolina State Museum in Columbia.

Wain '96 and Sarah
Miles '92 Wesben^'

W. Wain Wesberry was awarded his master of
divinity degree from Columbia Theological
^^^^^^^^^^^ Seminary in May and

B^^^^— has accepted a position
^^^^1 as associate minister of
^^^^1 St. Giles Presbyterian
^^^^1 Church in Greenville,
^ ^^H S.C. He was ordained as
m- a minister of Word and

W' Sacrament on June 3 at

' m his hometown church,

I M Batesburg-Leesville

Presbyterian Church.
Preaching the
ordination sermon was
Dr. Peter Hobbie, associate professor of religion at
PC, and serving on Wain's Commission for
Ordination for Trinity Presbytery included three
PC employees: Martha Anne Green '69, associate
dean of students; Dr. Bob Smith '61, director of
church relations; and Dr. George Ramsey, the
Kristen Herrington Professor of Bible. Wain was
installed at St. Giles on June 11; chairing Wain's
Commission for Installation for Foothills
Presbytery was the Rev. David Taylor '81, co-
pastor Eastminster Presbyterian Church in
Greenville. Wain and his wife, Sarah Miles
Wesberry '92, reside at 108 Longstreet Drive,
Greer, S.C. 29650, where Sarah works as a
corporate brand specialist, a marketing position,
for Experian, an information solutions software
development firm based in Atlanta. E-mail:
[email protected]

Married — Melissa Ann Cordero of Elizabeth
Township, Pa., to Christopher S. Yonce of
Johnston, S.C, on May 27, 2000. They met at
Clemson University where both received civil
engineering degrees in 1998. The groom's father,
Larry Yonce '67, served as his son's best man, and
other PC folks in the wedding party were: Keelie
Yonce Gossett '93 and Chris Gossett '93, sister
and brother-in-law of the groom; Stewart
Hackney '96; Kevin Cox '97; Brian Estes '97;
and Chris Edwards '98. Both Chtis and Melissa
are employed as civil engineers in Columbia, S.C.
— he at CR. Jackson Construction Company and
she at LPA Group. They are currently residing at
5470 Augusta Road, »418, Lexington, S.C.


Facts about your friends


J. Charles Barrineau Jr., part-time ro\ injj
administrator for the city of Denmark, S.C., and
the towns of Santee and Springfield, has been
hired in the same capacity for the town of Norwa\
and assumed his duties there on May 1. These
services are provided through the Lower
Savannah Council of Governments' Roving
Administrators' Program, and the roving
administrators do ever^-thmg from assisting in
regulator^' management affairs (payroll, hilling,
etc.) to helping the towns secure grants for water,
sewer and other projects. Holder of a master's
degree in public administration from the
University' of Georgia, Charlie and wife Lindsey
Edmonds Barrineau '98 live at 128 Westwood
Drive, .^iken, S.C. 29803.

Married — Andrea Fitler Cannon to Dr. Roy
A. Little 111, both of Hartsville, S.C, on April 29,
2000. The bride's brother, Charles M. Cannon
'93 , ser\'ed as a groomsman. The newly weds have
established their first home at 506 McLeod Road,
Hartsville 29550.

Married — Michal Alyson Cooper of
Prosperity, S.C, to Chad Bauman Jones '95 ot
Lexington, S.C, on June 3, 2000. She attends the
University of South Carolina School of Law and is
employed as a law clerk at Howser, Newman &
Besley, LLC. He earned a master of arts in
teaching from USC and is employed by Lexington
School District 2.

Anna Kate Dees, kindergarten teacher in the
Greenville County School System, completed the
requirements for her master of arts degree in
elementary education at Furman University in
May Address: 1 22 Northridge Road, Greer, S.C.

Married — Saundra Renee Haynes of
Cheraw, S.C, to Dr. Samuel B. Holstein of
Chapin, S.C, on June 10, 2000. Serving as
bridesmaids were: Laura Brugh '97, Laura Cain
'97, Lee Ann Clark Summey '97, Wendy Ramos
King '97, and Lauren Yates '99. Following their
wedding trip, the newlyweds established their first
home at 106 Fox Chapel Drive, Columbia, S.C.
Renee attends the Medical University of South
Carolina School of Pharmacy, and her husband, a
graduate of Clemson University and MUSC
School of Dentistry, practices family dentistry-
with his father in Chapin.

Kan Hays Ledford '97
and husband Shawn

Married —
Kathryn Bryant
Hays ot Augusta,
Ga., to Shawn P.
Ledford of
Fayetteville, Ga.,
on April 15,
2000. The bride's
sister, Sally Hays
Wyrick '92,
served as matron
ot honor, and
Marcie Phillips
'97, Katherine Kress '96, and Loy Stone
Turner '97 were bridesmaids. Katy and Shawn
currently reside in Atlanta where she is a
portfolio specialist with SunTrust Bank's Middle
Markets Group and he is the safety director for
ARCO Design/Build's Atlanta and Tampa
offices. Address: 1298 N. Highland Ave.,
Atlanta 30306.

Andrea D.
Kellar has been
appointed by The
Palmetto Bank as
branch manager and
loan officer of the
East North Street
office in Greenville,
S.C, where she
works with G.
Anderson Douglas
Andrea Kellar '73_ executive vice

president and Greenville county executive.
Andrea, a native of Greenville, brings three
years of hanking experience to her new position.
Away from work, she is involved in the
Greenville Chamber Singers, a non-profit,
charitable organization which raises money for
various community groups in need. She has also
taken an active role in the Junior Achievement
of South Carolina program.

Married — Jessica Michelle Reddeck of
Clinton to Charles D. Stinson of Mount
Pleasant, S.C, on April 29, 2000. She is
employed by Charleston County as a clinical
counselor, and he is an administrator at the
Charleston County Alcohol and Drug Facility
They are living in Mount Pleasant.

Daniel L. Smoak received his master of
divinity degree from Princeton Theological
Seminary on May 15, and has accepted a
position as assistant pastor of First Presbyterian
Church in Thomasville, Ga.

Andrew C. Stephan writes that he has

received his master of science degree in nuclear
engineering from the University of Tennessee-
Knoxville, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in that
area. He resides at 441 Hillvale Turn East,
Knoxville 37919. E-mail: [email protected]

Married — Kendra Lee Biggs of Lake City,
Fla., to James J. (Jay) Therrell Jr. of Apopka,
Fla., on May 20, 2000 — one week after they
had graduated from the University of Florida
College of Law. They took the Florida Bar Exam
in late July, took a delayed honeymoon cruise to
Alaska, and then relocated to the Orlando area
where he is an associate with the law firm of
Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe in their
estates and trusts practice. Kendra, a graduate of
Wesleyan College, has been appointed an
assistant state attorney (prosecutor).


Married — Elizabeth (Corey) McCormick
Atkison of

Bud '95 and Corey
Atkison '98 Slringfellow

Hospital in Rock Hill, S.C,

Samantha D. Bridgforth, who has been on
the staff of Campus Outreach at Western
Carolina University since her PC graduation,
recently made a commitment to be there for two
more years. She may be addressed at P.O. Box
316I,Cullowhee,N.C. 28723.

Camille A. (Camey) Everhart received the
Clinton Lockhart Fellowship at Texas Christian
University in Fort Worth where she is pursuing a
Ph.D. in Old Testament studies. New address:
6041 Arbor Bend, Apt. 1022, Fort Worth, Texas

Married — Mary Elizabeth Gibbes of
Columbia, S.C, to Scott E. Hultstrand of West
Columbia, S.C, on May 27, 2000. Classmates
Sam Bridgforth served as maid of honor, and
Tiffany Worrell was a bridesmaid. Prior to
marriage, Mary Beth was employed at First

Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Scott, a
graduate of the University of South CaroUna, is a
student at the University of Virginia School of
Law, and the couple resides in Charlottesville, Va.

Married — Maria Ginger Wilson of Greer,
S.C, to Daniel H. Godfree of Lilburn, Ga., on
July 22, 2000. A Winthrop University graduate
now enrolled in graduate studies at Converse
College, Maria teaches at Wade Hampton
Elementary School and is the varsity basketball
coach at Wade Hampton High School. Daniel is
an associate pastor in charge of family ministries
at Northwood Baptist Church in Greer.

Moilie McDuffie Gratz has a new job and a
new address. She recently was named director of
Christian education at Pawleys Island (S.C.)
Presbyterian Church, and she is living at 227
Pinehurst Lane, Apt. 6-J, Pawleys Island 29585.
E-mail: [email protected]

Married — Stephanie Jo Hogan of Taylors,
S.C, to Allen P. Hickman of Memphis, Tenn., on
May 20, 2000. Both are affiliated with Campus
Outreach as ministers — she in Greenville and he
at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Married — Katherine Stewart Lathem of
Greenville, S.C, to George A. Reid III of

Clmton on March 18,
2000. Members of the
wedding party
included these PC
friends: Ruth
Sessions '98, Natalie
Stachiw '98, and
Katie Dobbins 00,
bridesmaids; and
George Wham '95,
Jamie Miller '98, and
Thomas Boland '00,
k.i,iuL„cl.,„l„,nl<cu/vs jjroomsmen.

Katherine is employed in the Clinton office of
Edward Jones hivestments, and George is
employed by George A. Reid Inc. They live at
18791 Highway 72 East, Clinton 29325.

Married — Jean Annice Middleton to Dr.
Christopher K. Steele, both of Columbia, S.C, on
■ Ml S, 2000. They reside in Columbia where she

'iployed in corporate field development at
L.uloniai Lite & ."-Nccidcnt insurance Company
and he is a phKri-.i.'ci>; ;.t [rovidence Hospital


Married — Ashley Catherine Rice to Berry
R. Martin, both of Clinton, on July 1, 2000.
They are living in Clinton where she is employed
by Clinton Family YMCA as aquatics director and
he is employed by Milliken Research as a
computer programmer.

Married — Erin Elizabeth Olson of Greer,
S.C, to Matthew R. Greiner on June 17, 2000.
She is a teacher at Riverside Middle School in
Greer, and he is a plant engineer at Milliken &
Company in Laurens.

Mary J. Roberts of Eustis, Fla., graduated
inMay with a master of education degree in
student personnel services from the University of
South Carolina, and in July began her new job as
residence lite cordinator at Maryville College.
New address: P.O. Box 2876, Maryville, Tenn.
37804. E-mail: [email protected]

After living in Orlando, Fla., for two years,
Lindsay Wentz transferred to Charlotte, N.C,
where she is employed with Enterprise Rent-a-Car
as an assistant manager. New address: 7804-1533
Waterford Lakes Drive, Charlotte 28210.


Married — Melanie Elizabeth Blease to

Bradley B. Moorer, both of Columbia, S.C, on
July 1, 2000. She is employed by Richland
County School District 1, and he, a graduate of
The Citadel, is employed by Arthur Andersen.
Married — Emily Coker of Mobile, Ala., and
Stephen T. Wedgewood of Anderson, S.C, on
April 8, 2000, in DouglasviUe, Ga. She is a
human services specialist at the South Carolina
Commission for the Blind, and he is a sales
representative at Hert: Equipment Rental in
DouglasviUe. They are living in Villa Rica, Ga.

Engaged — Lindsay Caroline Fayssoux ot
Greer, S.C, to Christian J. Wilkins '97 of
Simpsonville, S.C, with the wedding scheduled
for Dec. 2, 2000. She is a banking officer at
Carolina First Bank, and he is vice president of
AR Funding.

Married — Diane Mary Hancock ot Fountain
Inn, S.C, to Scott R Alton '98 of NaperviUe, 111.,
on June 17, 2000. She is an elementary school
teacher, and he is an inside sales representative
with Hert: Equipment Rental. Following their
wedding cruise, they established a home on
Knickerbocker Road, Fountain Inn.


Liiuni Keelx

Laura Swaim Keely, who served as president
of the Student Government Association during
her senior year,
returned to her alma
mater in June as a
member of the
admissions office. She
had spent the
previous year in the
marketing division of
First Union in
Charlotte, N.C. As
an admissions
counselor, she will
focus much ot her attention on prospective
students from Georgia and Alabama. Address: 116
Country Village Court, Greenwood, S.C. 29649.
Amanda E. Smith ot Atlanta, Ga., married
Chad Vaughn of Smyrna, Ga., on July 22, 2000.
They have established their first home at 7101
Northlake Circle, NE, Atlanta 30345. She is
director of special events at Oglethorpe University
in Atlanta, and he, a 1997 graduate of
Oglethorpe, is associate director of development
at his alma mater.

Ronald E. Miller Jr. is pursuing a master of
arts degree in English literature at the University
of South Carolina and also works in the school's
writing center. He lives at 4427 Wedgewood
Drive, Columbia 29206.

Married — Scarlet Ann Raymond to Scott
G. Taylor, both ot Lexington, S.C, on May 13,
2000. Jenell Sanders Godfree '99 and Robyn
Loveless '99, served as bridesmaids. Scarlet is
employed by Dr. Gary W Raymond and will enroll
at the University ot South Carolina School of
Medicine this fall. Scott is employed by
Lexington School District One, and they are
residing at 189 Dove Trace Drive, West Columbia

Married — Rebecca Lee Monroe ot Panama
City, Fla., to Dennis R. Ulmer Jr. of Lodge, S.C,
on April 29, 2000. They are living at 12618
Ashton Road, Lodge 29082. She is employed
with Tailor Bilt Golf Inc. and he teaches special
education at Richard Carrol Elementary School in


Married — Ann-Marie Flaherty of Sullivan's
Island, S.C, to Nathan j. Shores of Charleston,
S.C, on July 8, 2000. She is employed by the


Charleston County School District, and he, a
graduate of Wofford College, attends the Medical
University' ot South Carolina.

William D. Gravely is the new district
executive with the Long Cane District of the Blue
Ridge Council ot the Bc^y Scouts of America. His
responsibilities include Blue Ridge Council
operations in Greenwood and Abbeville counties,
promoting awareness of scouting within the
community, and recruiting adults and youth in to
the Boy Scout program.

Ty McAlhaney (Mac) Harper recently
accepted a job as sales representative for Optic
Express in Columbia. His company sells medical
supplies to hospitals and also repairs medical
instruments. He lives at 158 Lake Vista Drive,
Chapin, S.C. 29036.

Married — Karilee Nicole Goodwin '0 1 ot
West Columbia, S.C, to Michael P. O'Hara of

Fountain Inn, S.C, on July 15, 2000. They are
living in Clinton. She will be a member of the
senior class at PC, and he is a manager of Gooney
Bird's in Laurens.

Engaged — Kathryn Ross (Kay) Owen of
Irmo, S.C, to Wesley Hix, with the wedding to
take place on Nov. 4, 2000, at St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church

In Memoriam '

Dr. Richard Butler Ferguson '32 of

Lexington, S.C, died Tuesday, March 2 1 , 2000, at
the age of 88.

He was a native of Renno, S.C.

Survivors include: his wite, Jean Cameron
Ferguson; two daughters; a sister; and tive

George Sampson Dominick '33 of

Spartanburg, S.C, died May 18, 2000, at the age
of 88.

A native of Newberry, S.C, he was retired
independent insurance agent. He was a Navy
veteran of World War II and served as a Shriner, a
Mason, and a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church. He had majored in chemistry at PC and
was a member of the American Chemical Society
at the time of his death.

Survivors include: a son; two daughters; a
brother; two sisters; five grandchildren; and six

Henry Edmund Bolick '35 of Clinton died
Nov. 21, 1999, at the age of 87.

A native ot Charleston, S.C, he was a retired
educator, having served as teacher, coach, and
athletic director in the Carolinas as well as with

For one member of the Class of 2000, her participation in the May 6
commencement ceremonies had been predicted more than 20 years earUer.

Suzanne Steele Edwards '00, a Laurens resident who graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology and a minor in organ and Spanish, was signed, sealed,
and delivered to PC almost from birth. In fact, she was only two weeks old when she attended her first class — Suzanne was one of several infants and toddlers who
were obser\'ed by PC students in a child development class taught by psychology' professor Ann Stidham in the summer of 1978.

And if others at PC saw that as simply a one-time visit, the
president's wife, Jean Barry Weersing, thought otherwise and
presented to the family a baby gift that would prove to be prophetic
— a tiny shirt monogrammed with "PC '00," predicting that Suzanne
would be a member of the first Blue Hose class ot the next millennium.

"This was often a gift of the Weersings to babies bom to faculty
and staff," explains Anne Edwards, whose husband, Jim, taught
business law as an adjunct instructor at the time of their
daughter's birth. "When Suzanne decided to attend PC,
1 remembered the shirt and told her about it. She said,
'Oh, Mom, wouldn't it be nice if you had kept it?' My
reply was, 'Have you ever known your mom to throw somethi
like that away?' A search ot boxes found it
among other baby things."

The baby gift was framed with a tiny PC pennant and
was among the items that the Edwards family had with
them on campus May 6 as Suzanne and her classmates
received their diplomas.

Psychology professor Ann Stidham

congratulates 2000 alumna

Suzanne Edwards — nearly

22 years after the two first

met in a PC classroom. N^

the Military Schools in Europe. He was active in
Scouting and was the recipient ot the Silver
Beaver Award and a member of the Providence
A.R.P. Church in Clinton.

As a PC student, he was a member of the Pi
Kappa fraternity, received the Jacobs Blocking
Trophy as a member of the Blue Hose football
team, and was a Golden Gloves boxer.

Sun'ivors include: his wife, Elizabeth Todd
Bolick; three sons, including Reed Todd Bolick
'68 of Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren.

Thomas Frank Carothers '35 of Lancaster,
S.C, died May 19, 2000, at the age of 86.

A native of Fort Mill, S.C, he was a retired
personnel manager for Springs Industries. He was
a Shriner, Mason, and Rotarian, was a 10-year
member of the Housing Authority, and was a
member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.

As a PC student, he was a standout performer
m football and track and field.

He was a highly decorated \'eteran of World
War 11, dubbed by the Associated Press as the
"Hero of Hand Grenade Hill" for his valor
defending his position against German troops for
five days during the battle for France in 1944. For
his bravery, he received the Distinguished Service
Cross; he had earlier received the Legion of Merit
Award for courage on the North African fighting

Survivors include: his wife, Joyce Cantrell
Carothers; a son; a brother, Dr. Randolph Erwin
Carothers '32 of Shelby, N.C.; two sisters; two
granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Albert M. Moreno Sr. '39 of East Flat Rock,
N.C., died July 1, 2000, at the age of 85.

A native of Savannah, Ga., he founded eight
corporations in Savannah, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He invented the first
anchor for protecting sea coral, and he invented
the first system to protect the wine grape vines in
the Sonoma Valley of California.

He was an avid sailor who was involved in
I lumerous nautical clubs and was active in civic
rsanizations d:\roughout his career. He was
• med to the Second Wind Hall of Fame in
:cndfci.so!;ville, N.C., upon his retirement.

A Marine veteran of World War II, he was a
isember of Christ Episcopal Church.

■^ :!Klude: a son; two daughters; a

si.ster; - .'dchildren; and eight great-



Frederick ■

I '40 of Corpus Christi,

Texas, died April 10, 2000, at the age of 81.

A native ot South Carolina, he and his wife
owned a florist business in Gadsden, Ala., for
many years before he became a minister of
Christian education at Jackson Park Church of
Christ in Nashville, Tenn., and Ayers Street
Church of Christ in Corpus Christi. He was also
an elder with Church of Christ South in Corpus
Christi and ser\'ed for many years as headmaster of
Corpus Christi Christian School.

An Army veteran of World War II, he rose
from the rank of second lieutenant to major before
being discharged from active duty in 1947.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen Allen;
three daughters; two brothers, including David L.
Allen '43 of Hartsville, S.C; three sisters; five
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Rufus M. "Jack" Adams '43 and Patricia
Rappell Adams '46 of Newberry, S.C, died May
23, 2000, from injuries received in an automobile

A native ot Laurens, S.C, Mr. Adams, 79, was
a retired playground and athletic director for the
City of Charleston. He had served as a a first
lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs.
Adams, 76, was a retired English teacher at
Newberry High School.

Survivors include: five daughters; 1 1
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Adams is also survived by a sister and was
predeceased by another sister. Mr. Adams is also
survived by two brothers.

William Branham Gate '44 of Brunswick,
Ga., died April 28, 2000, at the age of 79.

A native of Brunswick, he retired as a civil
instructor for the Army at Fort Rucker, Ala.,
teaching navigation to Army helicopter pilots. He
also wrote several text books dealing with
navigation. As a young man he spent time as a
shrimper and helped build the causeway to St.
Simons Island.

A veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps
during World War II and the Air Force during the
Korean Conflict.

Survivors include: two daughters; a brother.
Dr. Hollis Lanier Gate '5 1 of Femandina Beach,
Fla.; a sister; five grandchildren; and four great-

Samuel Wallace Walkup '48 of

Timmonsville, S.C, died May 9, 2000, at the age
of 76.

A natix'e ot Florence County, S.C, he was a
teacher and coach at Timmonsville High School
for 1 5 years. He was a member of the American
Legion and of Timmons\'ille Presbyterian Church.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include: his wife, Elinor Price
Walkup; a son; a stepson; two stepdaughters; two
brothers, including Warren L. Walkup '48 of
Timmonsville; and nine grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his first wife, Helen Hicks Walkup,
and a son.

Broadus Earl Watson Sr. '48 of Aiken, S.C,
died March 18, 2000, at the age of 74.

A native of Enoree, S.C, was a former
clothing store owner and had retired as health
physics inspector from DuPont. He was a member
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Sons of
Confederate Veterans, the American Legion, and
All Saints Anglican Church. An Army veteran,
he retired as a captain.

Survivors include: a son; a daughter; five
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Clifford Lewis Legerton '49 of Summer\'ille,
S.C, died Sept. 28, 1999, at the age of 75.

A native of Charleston, S.C, he ser\-ed as
treasurer of Legerton and Company until the
business was sold in 1949, and he then mo\-ed to
Norfolk, Va., where he was employed for an
antique clock shop until his retirement in 1985.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he later
organized the Navy League Cadet Corps for young
men and served as lieutenant of the corps.

He was a former member of the South
Carolina Society, the Charleston Jaycees, and the
Kiwanis Club of Charleston. In 1966 he was a co-
author of "Historic Churches of Charleston." He
was a lifelong member of First Scots Presbyterian
Church ot Charleston, where he served as a

Sur\-ivors include: a brother, the Rev. Dr.
Fitzhugh McMaster Legerton HON '67 of
Montreal, N.C

Bobby Dean Dailey Sr. '50 of Roebuck, S.C,
died Feb. 13, 2000, at the age of 73.

A native of Hazard, Ky., he was the founder of
Spartan Weekly News. He was a Navy veteran of
World War 11.

Survivors include: his wife, M. Vrginia Sellars
Dailey; two sons; thre stepsons; a stepdaughter; a
brother, James Darrell Dailey '47 of Hickory,
N.C; a grandson; six step-grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.


Facts about your friends

William Edward Espieg '50 of Anderson,
S.C, died April 25, 2000, at the age of 74.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he was retired
from ball bearing sales.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he received
injuries in Okinawa and received the Purple
Heart. He was a former member of the Veterans ot
Foreign Wars and the Anderson Elks Lodge. He
was a First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Harper
Espieg; a son; a daughter; two step-daughters; a
stepson; a sister; two grandchildren; and three
step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two

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