Robert N. “Cap” Wells D’46 died
on Nov. 3, 2004, in Florence S.C. He served for 30 years as a United
Methodist pastor in the South Carolina Conference of the United
Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Geraldine
Fletcher WC’33, and is survived by a son, Robert
N. Wells Jr. T’71, and three grandchildren.
Lester P. Jackson, Jr. D’47 died
July 23, 2005, in Nashville, N.C. He served the North Carolina Conference
as a United Methodist pastor for 40 years. His wife, Henrietta R.
Jackson, and a daughter survive him.
William P. Lowdermilk D’58 died
July 18, 2005, in Fayetteville, N.C. A United Methodist pastor in
the North Carolina Conference for almost 50 years, he provided distinguished
leadership at Methodist College from 1963 when he was director of
public relations until his retirement as vice president in1995 and
beyond. He inspired and encouraged students, faculty, and staff—
working to build the human assets of the college from its earliest
years and keeping it close to the church. From 1995 to 2000 he served
as chaplain at Quail Haven Village in Pinehurst, N.C., where the
chapel is dedicated in his honor. He is survived by brothers and
by countless men and women for whom he was a life-long mentor and
Gary L. Ferrell D’82 died June
21, 2005, in Newton, N.C.
Others in the Divinty School Family:
Adam Lischer, who grew up as
a child of Duke and the divinity school, died July 17, 2005, after
a brief struggle with cancer. He was 33. He was the son of Richard
and Tracy Lischer, who with their children Sarah and Adam moved
to Durham in 1979 when Dr. Lischer joined the divinity school faculty.
As a high school student in Durham, Adam sang and acted in several
dramatic productions and went on to major in drama and philosophy
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from which he
received his B.A. in 1995.
Adam Lischer received his J.D. from the American
University School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
After law school, he served as judicial clerk to the honorable
Linda McGee on the North Carolina Court of
Appeals. He was awarded the Clifton W. Everett
Community Lawyer Fellowship and worked with Eastern
Carolina Legal Services, mainly representing poor and
indigent clients. He later served for four years as assistant
district attorney for Nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson counties.
In May 2004, Adam joined the Durham firm of
Pulley, Watson, King, and Lischer, where he and his
mother realized their long-held ambition to practice law
Adam Lischer leaves his wife of six years, Jennifer,
and his daughter Elizabeth Adam, born 12 days after her father’s
death. A funeral Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on July
20 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Durham.