Tributes to departed members of the Long Blue Line.

| 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2010s | Faculty & Staff|

 

1940s

Kathleen Kittrell Bogle ’47 of Lumberton, May 3, 2020.
Mina Ruth Cummings Carter ’47 of Van Vleet, March 18, 2020.
Sara Jo Sanderson Malone ’47 of Meridian, April 9, 2020.
Mary Blakeman Smith Robertson ’47 of Midnight, Sept. 22, 2019.
Ruth Elizabeth Jamieson Shaw ’47 of Chalybeate, Jan. 25, 2010.
Connie Campany Donaldson ’49 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, April 2, 2020.

 

1950s

Mary Theo Burns ’50 of Columbus, Jan. 4, 2020.
Mildred “Milli” Turnipseed Clegg ’50 of Columbus, Ohio, June 13, 2020.
Mary Fountain Moran ’50 of Ocean Springs, Jan. 8, 2020.
Dorothy Morgan Ray ’50 of Monroe, Louisiana, May 1, 2019.
Edna Patricia "Patti" Gibson Tracey ’50 of Memphis, Tennessee, Jan. 9, 2020.
Bettye Jean Boone ’51 of Rock Hill, South Carolina, June 10, 2019.
Mary Jo Robertson Crowe ’51 of College Station, Texas, Jan. 3, 2019.
Addie Mary Jacobs ’51 of Greenville, July 15, 2019.
Betty Grace Jeffrey ’51 of Memphis, Tennessee, March 2, 2020.
Bonnie Rose Lagrone Thompson ’51 of Ann Arbor, Michigan, April, 28, 2017.
Betty Coker Wade ’51 of Houston, Texas, May 9, 2020.
Ada Clark Watkins ’51 of Fresno, California, Nov. 11, 2010.
Rachel Armstrong Curtis ’52 of Tucker, Georgia, Aug. 17, 2019.
Sue Kirkpatrick Mitchell ’52 of Louisville, May 26, 2020.
Jeanine Edwards Mah ’53 of Memphis, Tennessee, Dec. 17, 2019.
Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Sanderson Shealy ’53 of Dothan, Alabama, Feb. 11, 2020.
Catherine Cooper Stevens ’53 of Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 16, 2020.
Betsy Butchee Hardy ’56 of Columbus, Nov. 7, 2019.
Virginia “Jenny” Smith Thornton ’56 of Houston, April 25, 2020.
Nancy "Dallas" Pickens Blanchard '58 of Lakeland, Florida, May 22, 2019.
Ruby Griffin Martin ’58 of Baldwyn, Aug. 16, 2019.
Sue Hays Cross ’59 of Sardis, March 5, 2020.
The Rev. Betty Lane Whisenant Flynn ’59 of Tupelo, Feb. 12, 2020.
Bettye Lou Roberts Gilpin ’59 of Villa Rica, Georgia, Dec. 22, 2019.
Jo Corley Woods ’59 of Picayune, Jan. 13, 2020.

 

1960s

Bobbye Shumaker Draughon ’60 of Garner, North Carolina, Jan. 31, 2020.
Rose Brand Livingston ’60 of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Jan. 17, 2020.
Mary Frances Ward Morgan '60 of Lafayette, Georgia, Dec. 16, 2019.
Bethea (Beth) Perrin Brown Jones ’61 of Columbus, June 26, 2020.
Peggy Elizabeth Baugh Peterson ’61 of Gautier, March 4, 2020.
Barbara Moseley Segrest ’62 of Ooltewah, Tennessee, Feb. 19, 2020.
Bonnie Sue “Sue” Benson Carter ’63 of Helena, Arkansas, June 9, 2020.
Alma Virginia Hathorn ’63 of Memphis, Tennessee, April 20, 2020.
Lucie Price Lawson ’63 of Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 22, 2020.
Elizabeth Nowlin Witt ’63 of Haughton, Louisiana, May 29, 2020.
Elizabeth Ann Ragland Furse ’64 of Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 18, 2020.
Martha Ann Chadwick Duncan ’65 of Memphis, Tennessee, Nov. 18, 2018.
Betsy Gardner Plunk ’65 of Collierville, Tennessee, May 1, 2020.
Ina "Judy" Gordon ’66 of Houston, Feb. 23, 2020.
Lou Ellen Kelly Derden ’67 of Tallahassee, Florida, Jan. 10, 2020.
Linda Kaye Davis Austin ’68 of Tupelo, June 12, 2020.
Eleanor Green Carroll ’68 of Itta Bena, March 9, 2020.
Judy Stogner Staggs ’68 of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sept. 9, 2019.
Molly Feemster Greene ’69 of Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2019.
Joan Roche McCain ’69 of Amory, June 5, 2020.

 

1970s

Paulette “Polly” Hill York ’70 of Wake Forrest, North Carolina, June 1, 2020.
Alice Stallworth Lancaster ’70 of Columbus, May 21, 2020.
Cathy Milican McGuire ’70 of West Point, June 11, 2020.
Margaret J. “Penny” Nichols ’71 of Tupelo, May 22, 2020.
Mary Susan P’Pool Andrews ’72 of Modesto, California, Nov. 2, 2018.
Emma Lee Sullinger ’76 of Spring, Texas, March 31, 2020.

 

 

1980s

Frances Dianne Hyatt ’88 of Columbus, May 14, 2020.

 

1990s

Lynda Shumaker Walsh ’90 of Bagdad, Florida, June 5, 2020.
Dawn Annette Weed ’91 and ’94 of Batesville, Feb. 19, 2020.

 

 

2010s

Monique Latrice Moore ’12 of Columbus, June 25, 2020.
Tracye Mozell Page ’17 of Tupelo, March 25, 2020.

 

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Mary Pat Curtis passed away Nov. 3, 2019, in Columbus. She was professor emeritus in graduate nursing and was one of the founders of the university’s honor society nursing chapter, Sigma Theta Tau.

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth (Beth) Feland passed away June 9, 2020, in Columbus. She taught Nutrition at The W for several years.

Dr. Charlie Mcllwain Holcomb passed away Feb. 22, 2020, in Aberdeen. Dr. Holcomb became a professor in the Physical Science Department at The W in 1960. During his tenure at The W, he published scientific studies for the Atomic Energy Commission and Oak Ridge Laboratory, developed curriculum for summer institutes for Mississippi high school science teachers and taught at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.

Frankie Gene Traywick passed away Nov. 3, 2019, in Columbus. He worked in the maintenance department for 28 years.

Dr. Tabitha Ann Wallace passed away Feb. 20, 2020, in Florence. She served as an adjunct professor at The W after retiring as director of special education from the Goose Creek Schools outside of Houston, Texas.