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Chester J. Andrews D’32 died Feb. 27, 2004, in High Point, N.C. He was a pastor in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1972. He is survived by two sons.

Ray S. Cody D’36 died Jan. 6, 2004, in Kannapolis, N.C. He was a United Methodist minister in the Western North Carolina Conference. Two daughters survive him.

Henry Barton Lewis D’37 died Jan.19, 2004, in Raleigh, N.C. He was a pastor in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. His wife, Sara Kearns Lewis, and two daughters survive him.

Lee V. Ruckman Jr. D’43 died Aug. 6, 2003, in Lexington, Va. He was a United Methodist pastor in the Virginia Conference. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn, a son and a daughter.

William W. Butler T’52, D’55 died April 19, 2003, in Columbia, S.C. He was a United Methodist pastor who served churches in the Western North Carolina Conference for six years prior to earning a Ph.D. in Christian ethics at Emory University. He taught philosophy and religion at Columbia College from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Johnson Butler, a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Reuben S. Askew Jr. D’62 died Dec. 23, 2003, in Poquoson, Va. He was a U. S. Army chaplain for 20 years, and he followed retirement with 15 years of service with Warwick United Church of Christ. He was also the lead male vocalist for the Cheryl Beck Band and Sisters II. His wife, Joyce B. Askew, a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren survive him.

Will Spong D’64 died at his home in Austin, Texas, Feb. 3, 2004. A member of the faculty of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest since 1972, he was professor emeritus of pastoral theology at the time of his death. He served 10 years as chaplain supervisor of Duke Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Whitworth, and five adult children.

James F. Caldwell D’66 died Dec. 6, 2002, in Madill, Okla. He was a United Methodist pastor and counselor who spent most of his career in higher education as vice president for student affairs at Murray State College, Tishomingo, Okla.; Panhandle State University, Goodwill, Okla.; Rogers State University, Claremore, Okla.; and Clarendon State College, Clarendon, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Willa Dean Caldwell, and two sons.

Dean E. Walters D’76 died March 9, 2004, in Salem, Ohio. He served as a United Methodist pastor and hospital chaplain in Ohio. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

Harold Eugene “Hal” Peacock D’80 died Dec. 22, 2003, in Charlotte, N.C. He was a United Methodist minister serving in the Western North Carolina Conference. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Cobb Peacock, a son and two daughters.

Charles A. Harris, 60, a master of divinity student, died of a heart attack on April 13, 2004. He was scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2005. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Harris left a successful business in the financial services field in Hawaii to come to Duke. Harris is survived by his wife of 19 years, Phyllis Ann Harris of Durham; three children; his father and stepmother; and four brothers.


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