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including an honorary degree (1983) and the Medallion of Merit (1987), died
on February 18 in Raleigh. Branch was also Chief Justice of the North Carolina
Supreme Court.
Jasper Memory (’21), a retired Professor Emeritus of Education, died March 21 at
the age of ninety in Durham. Memory served Wake Forest for forty-two years as
a teacher and as an administrator, operating the school’s news bureau, editing
the alumni magazine, and running the placement office.
D.A. Brown, Professor of English from 1941 to 1973, died on May 17. He received
the Medallion of Merit, the University’s highest honor, in 1982.
J. Allen Easley, former Chair of the Department of Religion, died at the age of
ninety-nine on June 30. He was a faculty member for fifty-five years. In 1988 a
chair in the Religion Department was established in his name. He was a recipient
of the Medallion of Merit, the University’s highest honor, in 1972.
Elizabeth R. Scales, the wife of Wake Forest President James Ralph Scales, died on
August 11.
Donald Schoonmaker (’60), Professor of Politics, died on May 19. The Community
Service Award for faculty was named in his honor.
Lois Johnson, Wake Forest’s first Dean of Women, died on October 22 in Pinehurst.
She was ninety-eight. She became Dean of Women in 1942 and retired in 1962.
She was a recipient of the Medallion of Merit, the University’s highest honor, in
Bianca Artom, who taught in the Department of Romance Languages for
sixteen years and received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1982, died on
February 5.
E. Pendleton Banks, who developed the Department of Anthropology, founded the
Museum of Anthroplogy, and taught at Wake Forest for forty years, died July 12
at the age of seventy-one.
David Hadley, Professor of History who taught at Wake Forest for thirty years
and was Director of the Worrell House in London, died June 15 at the age of
Leon H. Hollingsworth, the first full-time Chaplain at Wake Forest (1959–1970), died
on February 24 at the age of seventy-seven. For thirty years, he prayed before
every home football game at Wake Forest. A collection of his prayers was pub-
lished in a book, God Goes to Football Games: A Book of Uncommon Prayer.
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