Class Years

In Memoriam

It is with sadness that we inform you of your fellow alumni who have recently passed away. If available, a link to individual obituaries are included. (Click on the names to see obituaries.)

If you know someone who has passed away and are not on the list below, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

To see a list of all deceased alumni, visit the Class Years page

September 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of September. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2020 Homecoming Worship Service (TBD) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.

Charles J. Gauntt ’59
Janell Farris Johnson ’59 on Jul. 7, 2016
Mildred Arnold Spears ’43 on Sept. 11, 2019

August 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of August. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.

Charles F. Noon ’49 on Apr. 1, 2007
Tommie Oscar Keepers, III ’58 on Aug. 16, 2019
Laura Youens Wexler ’69 on Jul. 22, 2019

July 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of July. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.

Audrey Whitley Altman ’43 on Mar. 15, 2008
Wayne W. Coffin ’44 on 04 Jul. 4, 2019
Steven S. Hopkins ’75 on Feb. 28, 2019
Virginia St Clair Lackey ’46 on Apr. 22, 2015
Rev. Ike Franklin Ledger ’62 on Mar. 17, 2017
Mary Wilcox Mason ’41 on Mar. 18, 2018
Mary Logan Mayes ’44 on Aug. 14, 2014
Johnny M. Sessums ’63 on Nov. 4, 1984
Rev. Edwin T. Silliman ’56 on Jul. 6, 2019
Judy Franze Winn ’69 on Jun. 14, 2019

June 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of June. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.

Mary Lewis Bost ’61 on Jun. 5, 2019
Dan Houston Carper ’56 on Jun. 15, 2019
Mary Eddins Earles ’53 on Jun. 5, 2019
Richard K. Ellis ’71 on May 22, 2019
Catherine Eddins Fremming ’48 on Oct. 23, 2017
Harold Gillespie ’42
Ramona Norris Johnson ’66 on Sept. 23, 2018
Thomas T.S. Kaung ’62 on Jun. 16, 2019
Martha Fox Nelson ’54 on May 25, 2019
Judith Streett ’68 on May 1, 2019
Jerry Cullen Torrence ’50 on Apr. 1, 2019
Rev. Boyce Arnold Vardiman ’53 on Jan. 16, 2019
George M. Wilkinson ’50 on Feb. 25, 2014

May 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of May. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.

Quentin Eugene Anderson, Sr. ’50 on Jan. 27, 2018
Jerusha Giles Crawford Bartay ’64 on Jan. 22, 2017
Patricia Brabham ’48 on Oct. 5, 2016
James Mabry Burnett ’73 on May 11, 2017
Brian E. Davis ’84 on May 7, 2019
Gale Newman Emerson ’74 on Mar. 15, 2019
Doris Forsvall Johnapelus ’42 on May 8, 2019
Donald Ledbetter ’84 on May 8, 2019
Harry M. McBride ’53 on Mar. 16, 2016
Paul Roach ’03 on May 1, 2019
Susan C. Rosson ’52 on Aug. 12, 2016
Glenn Sandlin ’64 on Dec. 19, 2018
Eva Long Smith ’51 on May 22, 2019
John Arthur Thomason ’66 on Apr. 23, 2019
Riley Jackson Webb ’13 on May 16, 2019

April 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of April. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.  

Lila Whitefield Atkins ’53 on Apr. 7, 2019
Rowena Nixon Dillard ’44 on Apr. 7, 2019
Evan D. Faram ’10 on Apr. 13, 2019
Gordon Finley ’60 on Sept. 17, 2016
Lindal Compton Finley ’61 on Nov. 15, 2011
Elizabeth DeLaune Jordan ’66 on Mar. 12, 2019
Karen Froehlich McCarver ’77 on Mar. 18, 2019
Hollis B. Landrum ’46 on June 28, 1994
Mildred Holtz Landrum ’48 on Dec. 20, 2006
A. W. McLaughlin ’30 on 28 Sept. 28, 1992
Edwina Chrietzberg McLaughlin ’32 on Sept. 6, 2001
Robert A. Pennybacker ’51 on Apr. 9, 2019
John R. Powell ’55 on Apr. 11, 2019
LTC Gerald W. Sylvester ’61 on Mar. 26, 2019
Flavius E. Taylor ’82 on Nov. 19, 2018

March 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of March. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read.  

Mark W. Frost ’82 on May 6, 2018
James E. Fry ’49 on May 17, 2017
Robert Dyer ’50 on Jun. 7,  2015
Doris Brown Morriss ’50 on Mar. 5, 2019
Janette Pearson Ramsay ’61 on Mar. 10, 2019
Rev. Harold W. Reynolds ’49
William F. Roden ’43 on Sept. 8, 2010
Judge John R. Saringer ’68 on Jan. 10, 2019

February 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of February. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Fannie Jo Nance Ault ’46 on Dec. 26, 2017
Alyce Moerner Phillips ’45 Jan. 28, 2019
Rosemary Holzapfel Stroman ’57 on Nov. 15, 2018

Friend of SU: William C. Powers on Mar. 10, 2019

January 2019

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of January. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Charlie Garrett Guymon ’66 on Jan. 21, 2016
Margaret Meldrum Huffman ’58 on Apr. 5, 2018
Diana Reed Mendenhall
 ’64 on Jan. 8, 2019
Paul  Foust Oliver ’57 on Jan. 12, 2019
Ann Stimson Potter ’44 on Aug. 24, 2013
Clayton E. Sparks ’16 on Jan. 9, 2019
Marcus R. Wichman ’67 on 09 Jan. 9, 2019

December 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of December. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

George Truett Briggs, Jr. ’53 on Jan. 12, 2016
Lynn Harris Greer ’66 on Dec. 7, 2018
Rev. Harold G. Sassman ’59 on Aug. 16, 2018
Joe B. Turner ’58 on Dec. 15, 2018

November 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of November. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Lewis Cartwright ’49 on Oct. 8, 2018
Dr. William Ray Engvall ’55 on Oct. 31, 2018
Nancy Medley Rowley ’51 on Oct. 5, 2018
Dr. Mark White ’75 on Oct. 21, 2018

October 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of October. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2019 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 6) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Steven Costley ’63 on Sept. 27, 2018
Dorothy Hahn Dare ’48 in August 12, 2018
Richard Lehman ’67 on Sept. 3, 2018
Clarke Harton Morian, III ’65 on Oct. 2, 2018
Claudette Jones Spillyards ’74 on Oct. 12, 2018
Jonelle Wheatley Thornton ’61 on Sept. 23, 2018
Steven P. Truitt ’80 on Sept. 30, 2018

September 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of September. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at either our 2018 (Sunday, Oct. 28) or 2019 (Sunday, Oct. 6) Homecoming Worship Service in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Virginia Henderson Adams ’43 on Sept. 6, 2018
Richard Eason ’73 on Sept. 9, 2018
Joe Edwards ’52 on Sept. 1, 2018
Tom Kirkscey ’48 on Aug. 19, 2018
Carolyn Pirtle McNabb ’61 on Sept. 20, 2018
Louis Spellman, Jr. ’48 on Aug. 25, 2018

August 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of August. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Pamela Parr Bohmfalk ’75 on Aug. 2, 2018
Rayford L. Lasseter ’49 on Oct. 28, 2017

July 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of July. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Barry Simmons Queenan ’65 on July 3, 2018
John L. Smith ’73 on June 8, 2018
L. Nathan Winters ’60 on July 18, 2018

June 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of June. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Joyce Sauer Harlowe ’59 on May 11, 2018
Shawna Koehler ’05 on Aug. 26, 2015
Katherine Ford Russell ’73 on June 5, 2018
John R. Saul ’48 on Nov. 1, 2013
Colleen Camp Taylor ’50 on May 26, 2018
David V. Wilson ’64 on May 31, 2018
Eugene F. Wood ’51 on May 7, 2018

April 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of April. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

James H. Clarke, Jr. ’69 on Mar. 20, 2018
Clarolyn Harris ’51 on Mar. 28, 2018
Nancy Hamilton Moss ’55 on Mar. 21, 2018
Jesse Purdy on April 16, 2018
Nancy North Stanley ’62 on Mar. 29, 2018
Donald Stonecipher ’50 on April 8, 2018
Helen Rebecca Tidwell ’46 on April 5, 2018
Beverly J. Turner ’57 on April 15, 2018

March 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of March. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Barbara Coppin Arnold ’57 on Feb. 28, 2018
Andrew Eugene Bell
 ’01 on Mar. 10, 2018
Grace Maroneey Schaefer
’68 on Feb. 23, 2018
Laura Sue Durrenberger Smith ’54 on Feb. 16, 2018
Ronald L. Wilkerson ’84 on Jan. 4, 2018

February 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of February. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Peggy Jane Hailey ’88 on Oct. 27, 2017
Nancy Roesler Pry ’52 on Dec. 29, 2017

January 2018

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of January. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Gail Abdnor Aleman ’66 on Jan. 22, 2010
Pete Aleman, Jr. ’66 on Jan. 14, 2018
Nan Mickle Lanford ’43 on Jan. 20, 2018
Felicia Melburn Myrick ’55 on Dec. 9, 2017
David W. Scarcella ’61 on Dec. 24, 2017
Glenn Del Weimer ’58  Jan. 11, 2018
Marianne Barcus Welch ’47 on Jan. 10, 2018

December 2017

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of December. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Wini Sue McBride Ayres ’49 on Dec. 12, 2017
Richard E. Fleming ’67 on Dec. 22, 2017

November 2017

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of November. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2018 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Oct. 28) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Patricia Bina-Lariff ’67 on May 12, 2017
Reinhart P. Deschner ’49 on Oct. 24, 2017
Jo Ann Boozer Fawcett ’61 on Nov.14, 2017
Mildred Mangrum L. Feller ’49 on Nov. 21, 2017
James A. Keys ’62  on Nov. 19, 2017
Rev. Richard D. Lilljedahl ’57 on Nov. 9, 2017
Prella Mays Phillips ’60 on Nov. 3, 2017
Veronica Rogers Seray-Wurie ’92 on Apr. 20, 2017
Bill Zimmerhanzel on Nov. 11, 2017

OCTOBER 2017

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of October. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2017 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Nov. 5) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Dorothy Bradbury ’49 on Aug. 5, 2017
Betty Jean Lengfeld Cloud
 ’51 on Sept. 28, 2017
Gail Skelton Goodrum ’50 on Sept. 24, 2017
V. Frank Perry ’55 on Sept. 28, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

We were notified of the passing of the individuals listed below during the month of September. Names are listed in alphabetical order by last name. The individuals listed below will be remembered at our 2017 Homecoming Worship Service (Sunday, Nov. 5) in the Lois Perkins Chapel. During this service, the names of these and other alumni, and members of the Southwestern community whom we have lost in the past year, will be read. 

Howell Robert Gaddy’40 on Sept. 14, 2017
Rev. Betty Lou Williams Marr ’51 on Sept. 19, 2017
Suzanne Dykstra Norwood ’63 on Sept. 16, 2017
Suk-Soon Suh on Sept. 9, 2017
Pearl Song Sun ’58