Claude R. Collins D’39 died April 20, 2007, in Roanoke, Va. He served for more than 40 years as a pastor and district superintendent in the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and he was also a chaplain with the U. S. Naval Reserve during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Stevenson Collins; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
J. Russell Andrews D’42 died Jan. 22, 2007, at Lake Junaluska, N.C. He was an ordained United Methodist minister and a decorated chaplain with the United States Army who served for 34 years including World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He received the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit Award, and was the first chaplain to receive the Four Chaplains Medal. His tours included assignments as post chaplain in Europe and he served as chaplain for the military district of Washington, D.C., supervising all funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. He retired as the last chaplain on active duty who had served in World War II. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Elizabeth “Betsy” Babb Andrews N’41; three daughters; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
Ray Maxwell Allen Sr. D’47 G’53 died Feb. 27, 2007. While at Duke, Allen and his wife were directors of the Methodist Student Fellowship. After completing his Ph.D., he taught at Wofford College, Lambuth University and Rhodes College, where he served as dean of admission, financial aid and government relations. Upon retirement, he served for five years in local United Methodist churches as minister of evangelism. He is survived by his wife, Julia W. Allen; three children; and eight grandchildren.
Marion L. Fisher Jr. D’50 died Feb. 19, 2007, in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was an ordained United Methodist pastor with several years of parish service, but his professional concentration, including several academic degrees, was in education. He served as a teacher, principal, director of Federal Programs for South Carolina, assistant superintendent, education consultant, and coordinator of the Ed. D. program for Nova University. He served on the City Council of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., for eight years. He is survived by his wife, Mary-Frances Allsbrook Fisher; two children; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Carl E. Glasow D’52 died Jan. 31, 2007, in Maryville, Tenn. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and reserve chaplain, metallurgical engineer with Alcoa, and United Methodist minister who served parishes across the Holston Conference for 40 years. He was also a varsity basketball player at Cornell and at Duke. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Erma Lee Headrick Glasow; and a son.
Murray A. Martin D’56 died Dec. 1, 2006, in Victoria, British Columbia. He was a retired civil servant.
Vassar W. Jones D’63 died Jan. 14, 2007, in Roxboro, N.C. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a United Methodist pastor who served parishes across the North Carolina Conference. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Humphries Jones; one son; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
S. Stephen Smith D’64 died April 11, 2007, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was a United Methodist pastor who served for 42 years in the Tennessee Conference. He is survived by his wife, Judy Smith; and two children.
Thomas K. Cartwright D’86 died Dec. 16, 2006, in Hanover, Pa. He was a pastor in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, mentor to students exploring ministerial vocations, and an avid Penn State football and Duke basketball fan. Tom is survived by his wife, Teryl “Terri” Cartwright; and two children.