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Allen Edward Kivett

1956

Allen Edward Kivett, 84, passed way Sunday September 25, 2016 at Camden Place Health and Rehabilitation, after a gallant fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
A funeral service was held om Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at West Market Street United Methodist Church, Greensboro. Interment followed at Westminster Gardens Cemetery in Greensboro.
Allen was born December 7, 1931 in Randolph County, NC to the late Sulon Benson and Alice Hughes Kivett. He was a graduate of Asheboro high School attended National Red Cross Aquatic School, greenbrier Military School and received his BA Degree in Business Administration from Greensboro College. Allen proudly served his country during the Korean War. While in the Army, he had the responsibility of overseeing the fuel distribution from the terminal at Busan.
Allen worked for Greensboro College as Director of Admission for 14 years. Also, he was Honorary Vice President of the Alumni Board, former treasurer of the Alumni Association and was instrumental in the establishment of endowed scholarships for student athletes. In 1974, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Greensboro College. Allen also worked for Pilot Life Insurance Company, Manpower development and sales and Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company now Lincoln Financial Group, as an estate planner.
He was a member of West Market Street United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher and usher. Allen was also on the board pf directors, Methodist Camp Guilrock. He was President of the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro from 1997 to 1998, and the Lt. Governor District8, Kiwanis International, Carolina District from 2003 to 2004. Over 40 years ago, Allen founded and was chairman of College Night for Guilford County Schools, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Allen was a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association, Chairman of the Eagle Project Review Board, Old North State Council and committee member of “Friends of Scouting”. Allen was awarded the Silver Beaver Award of the Old North State Council of Boy Scouts, which is the highest award for service to scouting. Some organizations he volunteered for were the American Red Cross as water safety instructor, and Mobile Meals in Greensboro.

In additions to his parents. Kivett was preceded in death by his son, Allen Wyke Kivett and his brother Meredith H. Kivett. He is survived by his wife, of 59 years, Dr. Vira Rodgers Kivett; daughter, Martitia “Marty” Kivett Richardson and husband, Keith, and his brother, Odell Kivett and wife Patty. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews

Joseph Edward Zimmerman

1951

Phyllis Zimmerman has notified the Association of Joe's Death.

William Thomas Jones

1958

William Thomas Jones ‘58
Tom Jones of Charleston and Elkview, WV, passed away on September 7, 2016, due to dementia/Alzheimer's, brought on by reactions to surgical anesthesia. He was born on September 13, 1940, to Dempsey D. (deceased) Jones and Virginia Jarrett Jones. He was married for 51 years to Patricia Hunt Jones, the love of his life.
Tom was a successful businessman having owned Mountain Trucking and later on Quick Delivery Service. He was a Fleet Admiral in The Great Kanawha Navy, having been a member for many years. Tom attended Elkview High School, graduated in the Class of 1958 at the Greenbrier Military Academy, Annapolis Naval Academy, and Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston).
Besides Pat, Tom's other great love was his sternwheeler boat, the Miss Sterling. His greatest joy was showing people the Miss Sterling, which he lovingly rebuilt and restored with family and friends. Tom enjoyed entertaining, NASCAR, fishing, boating, and fast vehicles of all kinds. A devoted family man, he was kind, generous, and compassionate, tirelessly helping many people and organizations, without seeking recognition.
Besides his wife, Pat; and mother, Virginia, Tom is survived by his son, Bill (Melissa); grandson, Jared; granddaughters, Kaylee and Kylie; great-grandsons, Chance and Dalton; uncle, John Jarrett (Carol); sisters-in-law, Eileen Comstock, JoAnn Hunt, and Linda Hunt. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces, Bill Comstock (Debbie Zegeer), Pam Thompson (Eddie), Michael Hunt (Susan), Lisa Hunt, Dave Comstock, David Comstock IV, Emmett Comstock, Jordan Hunt, and Alyssa Hunt. He was pre-deceased by his brothers-in-law, Keith Hunt and Dwight Hunt.
The family would like to thank the staff at Braley Care Homes in Hurricane for their kind and gentle care.
Service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clint Chiles officiating. Burial will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Tom's name to the Ronald McDonald House, 302 30th St. SE, Charleston, WV 25304.Online condolences can be made at www.haferfuneralhome.net. Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N Pinch Road is assisting the Jones family.

James Oliver Snodgrass

1959

GMSAA notified of James' death, August 28, 2016 in Steubenville, OH ; no details available at this time

TAY RAWL SPICER PETRIE

After a long hospital stay with a variety problems, Tay died. No details are known at this time. She was the oldest daughter of Col and Mrs. W.A. Rawl, both deceased, of Lewisburg.

An obituary will be posted when available.

Raymond Otis Kryzak

1955

Raymond O. Kryzak ‘55

Raymond Otis Kryzak, 81, of Elkview, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

Ray attended Greenbrier Military School as a Post Graduate with the Class of 1955He retired from doing heating and cooling work and was an Army veteran.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Effie Hughes Kryzak, and daughter, Sandra Kryzak. Raymond is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Kenneth (Ponda) Kryzak; daughter, Kimberlan Sue (David) DeFrehn; brother, Daniel (Phyllis) Kryzak; and four grandchildren, Melissa, Samantha, Raymond and Valery.

A private graveside service will be held at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Hafer Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, 100 Verna Drive, Elkview.

Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, 100 Verna Drive, Elkview. –

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James Elloitt Gourley Jr.

1954

James "Jim" Elliott Gourley Jr. passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Memorial service: 2 p.m., Saturday, August 27, at the First Presbyterian Church, 303 W. Bridge Street, Granbury. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim's honor be made to The Chileda School, 1825 Victory Street, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Jim was born Sept. 9, 1935. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, WV in 1954. He married Margaret "Allene" Murphey on May 8, 1958. Allene passed away in 2011. He married Mary Genevieve Swinney Howard on Dec. 12, 2012. They lived in Pecan Plantation in Granbury. Survivors: His "Sweetie," Mary Gourley of Granbury; sister, Betty Ludwig of Harrisburg, Pa.; sons, Douglas (Marcia) of La Crosse, Wis.; Ronald (Alicia) of Southlake and children, Sarah (Paul Idziak, and children Piper and Roman), Logan and Raquel; Kenneth of Madison, Wis. and his children, Rylee (Ross Schuchardt, and children Easton and Otto) and Breckken; and by his daughter, Wendy Gourley Sullivan (Douglas) of LaCrosse, Wis., and their children, Bailey, Keegan, Griffin and Ella; and many family members and friends.

"A man of God, a man of his word, and a man that will always be loved and missed by his family and friends."

Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 24, 2016

Lynn Edward Haynes

1962

Nita, Lynn's former wife, has informed the Association of his death on July 16, 2016 in Richmond, VA. No further details are available at this time.

Frederick N. Cooke

1944

mail returned indicating Frederick N. Cooke passed away may 7, 2016

Andrew B. Robertson

1960

Mail returned marked deceased, May 6, 2016

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