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Cecil D. Smith, Zeta Theta 220  
CECIL DOUGLAS SMITH, 74, a prominent Memphis attorney, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, after a long illness. Most recently, Mr. Smith was actively involved in the practice of estate planning law as a partner in the firm of Apperson-Crump. Cecil Smith was born in Memphis on June 7, 1939 to Frances and Cecil N. Smith. He attended Treadwell High School, where he became active in sports, achieving recognition as the West Tennessee high jump champion in his junior and senior years. Although he was not initially viewed as a scholarship candidate for a collegiate track team, he entered the University of Memphis (then Memphis State) and proved to the track coach that he absolutely was capable of competing and winning at that level. The coach recognized both his ability and tenacity by rewarding him with a full track scholarship. While an undergraduate at University of Memphis, he served as president of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He graduated with a business degree but would later go on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis in 1968. While pursing the study of law, he also served as president of his law fraternity and ODK, the national legal honor society, as well as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board. Following his graduation from law school, he joined the IRS as a federal estate tax examiner and he lived and worked in Knoxville, TN. Upon returning to Memphis, he entered private practice in the specialty of estate planning from 1974 to 2010, when he joined the firm of Apperson-Crump. While in private practice, he taught classes in estate planning through the University of Memphis’ Continuing Education department. Cecil Smith was recognized nationally for his comprehensive knowledge in the fields of estate planning and asset protection, which he was called upon frequently to share with other estate planning attorneys across the country. Mr. Smith was a member of the Estate Planning Councils of Memphis, Nashville and Middle Tennessee. He was a co-founder of both Wealth Counsel and E. Planners, which are national networks for estate planning attorneys. During this period of time, he co-authored numerous reference books in his fields. Cecil Smith was an accomplished artist and photographer and enjoyed recording on canvas and film, the many trips he shared with his lovely wife of 48 years, Ann Schaefer Smith. Cecil Douglas Smith was predeceased by his parents but he is survived by his wife, Ann; his son, Whit Smith (Bridget); his daughter, Lauren Boehm (Peter); his two brothers, Randy Smith and Gary Smith. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and numerous nieces and a nephew. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the wonderful care and attention Mr. Smith received at Methodist Hospital Germantown, Primacy Rehab and Baptist Trinity Hospice House. Visitation will be held at the Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel on Wednesday evening, January 8 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, January 9 at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel of Christ United Methodist Church. The family will also receive visitors at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church, where Cecil Smith was a member of the Lamplighter Class, or to Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 16, 2014

Steve Parker, Zeta Theta 481  
Stephen Ray Parker, 62, passed away peacefully at home and entered Heaven's gates on July 29, 2013.  He leaves his wife--Cheryl M. Parker, his mother--Faye P. Parker, his sons--John B. (Brandy) Parker and Jeff (Deborah) Parker, his beloved grandchildren--Gavin B. Parker and Aniston S. Parker, as well as many other loved relatives.  He was preceded in death by his father--Raymond R. Parker.  As a young boy, he was a proud Eagle Scout, and graduate of Kingsbury High School.  After graduating from Memphis State University, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Steve worked in sales for various medical supply companies.  For the past several years, he has been a sales executive for Fed Ex.
Steve's passion was golf; he was a member of the Red Apple Inn Golf Club in Heber Springs, Arkansas.  Locally he was a member of both Colonial Country Club and Farmington (Germantown) Country Club.  Steve and Cheryl are members of Independent Presbyterian Church, and he was a lifelong University of Memphis Tiger fan.  When Steve was not finding treasures at estate sales, he and Cheryl enjoyed weekends in Heber Springs.
The gathering of family and friends will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Thursday evening August 1 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd.  Steve's Celebration of Life will be at 2 pm, Friday August 2 at the funeral home with interment to follow in Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MAM (Memphis Athletic Ministries) c/o Vince Alfonso Jr., Golf Director, 2107 Ball Rd, Memphis, TN  38114, or to Independent Presbyterian Church "Mercy Ministries".

Elwood Qualls, Zeta Theta 98  
Elwood L. Qualls, March 24, 1931 - December 13, 2012, passed peacefully surrounded by his family in Memphis, TN on December 13, 2012. Born on March 24, 1931, he was raised in Memphis where he graduated from Messick High School. He served his country as a member of the United States Army and rose to the rank of First Lieutenant.  In 1952-53 he was posted in Korea with the 702nd Ordnance Battalion attached to the 2nd Infantry Division.  He returned to Memphis and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Memphis State College where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  He then embarked on a distinguished sales career at Thomas J. Lipton (Lipton Tea). During his 33-year tenure with Lipton, he held sales positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Sales at the corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey before retiring from the company as Vice President/General Manager.  An accomplished executive, he was particularly noted for his passion for personnel development, serving as a mentor to countless Lipton associates over the course of his career. Upon retirement in 1988, he returned to Memphis. As an avid University of Memphis athletics booster, he was a long time season ticket holder for Tiger football and basketball and a member of the Tiger Club.  He also served the community through multiple civic, professional & social organizations including the Administrative Boards of two Methodist churches, Past President of Grocery Manufacturers Representatives of Memphis, Past Member of Sales Executive Club of New York, Member of several national grocery industry associations, University of Memphis Society, Life Member of University of Memphis Alumni Association, Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter Advisor, Theatre Memphis, Zoological Society, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Brooks Museum, Orpheum Theatre and Memphis Museum System.  Most importantly, he served his loved ones as a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He is survived by his wife, Janet P. Qualls; son Lee Qualls (wife, Ann) of Atlanta, GA; son, Wesley Qualls of Memphis, TN and granddaughters, Reese and Haley Qualls. He was the son of Elwood and Eva Qualls. Visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN from 5 -8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, also at Memphis Funeral Home. Burial service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN directly following the memorial service. The family has asked in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at www.memphisfuneralhome.net. Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on December 17, 2012

George "Skip" Graham, Zeta Theta 289  
George M. "Skip" Graham passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Blanche Graham, and his son, Geoffrey Scott Graham.  He is survived by his wife, Diane Graham, his son, Jason Graham, and his sister Pat Thorne.  He was manager of the Commercial Division of Alfa Realty until his retirement.  He was past president of the Montgomery St. Andrews Society, and the Alabama Highland Games.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 5 pm until 7 pm.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 2 pm at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward B. Orio Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis Foundation, PO Box 1000, Dept 23B, Memphis, TN 38148, or to the charity of your choice.
~  Published in the Montgomery (AL) Advertiser on May 21, 2012

Arthur Sisson, Zeta Theta 146  
Arthur Hugh Sisson, Sr., age 80, resident of Madison MS passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Hugh was born in Memphis TN on November 16, 1931. He graduated from Southside High School in Memphis and the University of Memphis. He served in the Navy for 2 years. He retired as Vice President of Bellsouth after 35 years with AT&T and the Bell system. Hugh was very involved with the Telephone Pioneers of America and he was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife Jane of 61 years; his children Arthur H Sisson, Jr. “Sparky”, and his wife Claudia Sisson, Peggy Hartt and her husband Colonel Quintin Hartt, Tracey McCraw and her husband Patrick McCraw & preceded in death by his son James Thomas Sisson. Hugh has 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Simmons, Cris Sisson, Jonathon Sisson, Alex Amadeo, Trey Hartt, Meagan Hartt, Tyler McCraw, Zachary McCraw, Shelby McCraw, and preceded in death by Jimmy Sisson. Hugh also has 2 great-grandchildren, Isaiah Bacha and Mackenzie Amadeo. Hugh was preceded in death by his brother Pete Sisson of Memphis TN. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Madison United Methodist Church, 2050 Main St, Madison on Thursday January 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. The graveside service will be held Friday January 27, 2 p.m. at Memorial Park South Woods, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd, Memphis TN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home (601)352-3632.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on January 26, 2012

Danny Crittendon, Zeta Theta 483  
Danny Rice Crittendon, 59, died as a result of a traffic accident on August 20, 2011 in Fairhope, AL.  A native Memphian, he was the Southeast Director of Sales for Exactech.  He was an avid rider and collector of motorcycles.  He was a graduate of the University of Memphis and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a devoted husband and father, leaving his wife Kathy Crittendon, son, Jonathan Crittendon, daughter, Jennifer Young and sisters, Ann Tomasello and Kay Nunn.  Service will be at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Ave.
~  Published in the Commercial Appeal on August 28, 2011.

Richard Tomlinson, Zeta Theta 340  
James Richard Tomlinson, age 65, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. Richard graduated from Overton High School and Memphis State University. He was a distinguished athlete in high school and college. His first career was as high school football coach. He was recognized as Reelfoot Conference Coach of the Year in 1975. He went on to a successful career in sales with LoneStar Industries. Richard loved golfing.  Richard was preceded in death by his father, W. E. Tomlinson, and brother, Bill Tomlinson. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Drenda, his daughters, Wesley Tomlinson and Susan Schmidt, his son-in-law David Schmidt, and his beloved grandsons, Patrick and Walker Schmidt. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 1 at Germantown United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow. Memorials may be sent to Germantown United Methodist Church, to the Caregivers or Missions funds.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 31, 2011.

Steve Hale, Zeta Theta 643  
Stephen P. Hale, Attorney and Managing Member of The Hale Law Group of Memphis died Friday at his home in Memphis. He was 54. Mr. Hale led a nationally recognized law practice specializing in consumer and commercial bankruptcies and commercial litigation. The firm is known for its representation of creditors across the region. Mr. Hale was born in Coronado, CA but moved to Memphis as a young child. He attended both Raleigh-Egypt and Christian Brothers High School. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in Political Science and Economics from the University of Memphis. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1982, Mr. Hale began his career as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Mississippi County Arkansas. He returned to Memphis in 1984 where in practiced as a civil litigator with several firms before forming The Hale Law Group. Mr. Hale was admitted to practice law in both Tennessee and Arkansas, before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, and in numerous federal district courts. He was a Member of the Memphis and American Bar Associations, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees. Mr. Hale was regularly called to speak at national programs on bankruptcy and commercial litigation issues. Mr. Hale was involved with numerous civic activities in the Memphis area including the Leadership Academy where he served as a member of the board of directors in 2004-05, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the University of Memphis School of Law. Mr. Hale was known for his participation in local charity events. Recreationally, Mr. Hale was an avid scuba diver and enjoyed travel. Mr. Hale leaves his wife, Kimberly Hale, and five children Samuel, Abigail, Reid, Nathaniel and Gabriel. He also leaves his parents, James and Lucia Hale of Fairfield Bay, AR; two brothers, Jim Hale of Houston, TX and John Hale of San Francisco, CA; and numerous others in a large extended family. Visitation for Mr. Hale will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral on Wednesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. Requiem Eucharist to follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Canale Funeral Directors 901-452-6400
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on May  30, 2011.

Cager Hunt, Zeta Theta 27
CAGER HUDSON "Buck" HUNT, formerly of Memphis, passed away at his home in Nashville, TN, April 05, 2011.  He was a devoted husband of 56 years to his wife Frances, and an irreplaceable father and grandfather.  Buck's unwavering love for family and friends, his strong work ethic, and the quiet dignity that distinguished his every day life inspired all who knew him to live by his example.  He is survived by his sons, Tony, David, and Paul; his daughters-in-law Tina Huntley Hunt and Tina Payne Hunt; and his five granddaughters: Kaitlynn, Allison, Nicole, Danielle, and Christina.  Funeral Mass will be said at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in Germantown, with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 Friday, April 8 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel.  Donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be appreciated.  Online condolences may be made at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.  Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Avenue 901-725-0100.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 7, 2011.

Terry Orman, Zeta Theta 419

 
Terrence Kelly Orman died September 19th, 2010 at his home after a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Memphis, TN on December 21, 1948.  He attended Christian Brothers High School and the University of Memphis where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and graduated with a degree in Physical Science.  In 1981 he joined BellSouth Corporation, serving in various marketing and regulatory management roles for 25 years.  Terry is survived by his loving wife, Susan Orman, and daughter, Maria Orman, son and daughter-in-law Kelly and Jane Orman, grandson William Orman, sister Jodie Robbins of Ripley, TN, and brother Stephen Orman of Osprey, FL.  A service will be held at 3 pm Saturday, September 25, in the chapel of A.S. Turner and Sons, 2773 N. Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Terry's memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 
A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home (404) 292-1551
~  Published in the Commercial Appeal, September 22, 2010

Shawn Clary, Zeta Theta 521  
Shawn Clary, 58, a Life Coach, died suddenly Monday, August 30, 2010 at Methodist University Hospital.  The family will receive friends Saturday, September 4th from 10 a.m. until the service begins at 11 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Avenue.  Shawn was a graduate of Memphis State University and went on to a successful career in the beauty industry, to include Director of International Sales Training for Matrix Essentials Inc.  He is survived by his sister Patty Russell (Fred), nephew Brett Russell, all of La Quinta, CA, and special friend Randall Bain of Memphis, TN.  Shawn will be remembered by so many for his beautiful voice, charisma, and love of Memphis.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Shelby County Council on aging.  Please visit www.memphisfuneralhome.net where condolence may be expressed to the family.  Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave 901-725-0100.
Published in the Commercial Appeal on September 2, 2010

James Norment, Zeta Theta 77  

Born on September 5, 1929 in Whiteville TN, he was the son of the late James W. Norment Sr. and Mabel G. Norment. He was a graduate of Memphis State University. Mr. Norment served 28 years as a Special Agent in the F.B.I. Then, Mr. Norment served as the Security Director of Anderson University. He was a member of the Hart County Golden K, former member of the Hartwell Rotary Club and Meals on Wheels. He was a member of the Hartwell First United Methodist Church.Survivors include his wife, Thelma G. Norment of the home, two daughters; Gail Patton of Seneca SC and Lynne Landis of Martinez GA from his first marriage to Betty Norment, who passed in 1996.
Mr. Norment is also survived by his grandchildren Jason Craddock, Kelly Kelley, Travis Comtois, Corporal Shawn Comtois and five great-grandchildren. Other family members include Landis Graham of Richmond VA, Craig Graham of Poway CA, Daniel Graham of Souderton PA, Frank Graham of Spartanburg SC and Christian Graham of Portland OR; and six step-grandchildren. Mr. Norment was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Norment.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hartwell First United Methodist Church with Dr. R. Allen Stewart officiating. A reception will follow the memorial service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Strickland Funeral Home - Hartwell Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.


Scott Smith, Zeta Theta 302

 

Scott Smith, ΖΘ 302, passed away last Friday afternoon June 4th in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He had been battling cancer for several years. Scott was transported to Vanderbilt’s ER on Tuesday June 1st where he suffered cardiac arrest and was subsequently placed on life support. He was without oxygen for an extended time during resuscitation and suffered significant neurological damage as a result. When life support was removed Friday he passed away quietly and peacefully. As soon as I get the obituary, I will post it here. Our condolences to his family, friends, and Lambda Chi brothers.

Don Bellott, Zeta Theta 17
Dr. Donald Bellott, SR., DDS., a dentist for 56 years in Memphis, Tennessee, passed on to Heaven on Saturday, June 5th 2010. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 27th, 1926, to Arthur Lawrence, Sr. and Hazel Miller Bellott. He served in World War II in the Pacific theatre as a Naval corpsman on the island of Guam and, for a time, as an Ensign in the Naval reserve. Don attended Memphis State College where he was one of the Charter members of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He received a Masters of Arts degree from Vanderbilt (Peabody College). He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where he was the President of his dental school class and an instructor. Don married Dottie Warner on June 12th, 1954. They have two children. His daughter, Donna, is married to Dr. Buddy Flinn, and their children are Missy and Phillip. His son, Dr. Jody Bellott, is married to Sharon Lovington Bellott, and their children are Sarah, Millie, and Julia. He was predeceased by his baby grandson, Stephen Warner Flinn; his parents; and an older brother, Mel Bellott, Sr. He is survived by his eldest brother, Dr. Arthur L. Bellott, Jr. Dr. Bellott was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Don enjoyed life to the fullest, practicing dentistry in partnership with his son, Jody, until 2 weeks ago. On Tuesday, June 8th, there will be a 3:00 p.m. visitation in the Salmon Room at Second Presbyterian Church, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church Chapel. If you wish, Don would have been pleased to have memorials sent to The Gideon's International (Mid City Camp) here in Memphis or to the local Salvation Army. Family Funeral Care 901-761-8000 www.familyfuneralmemphis.com
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 7, 2010

Bill Clay, Zeta Theta 274
WILLIAM CLAY William "Bill" Clay, 65, of Cordova, passed away at Methodist University Hospital on Monday, February 15, 2010. ...He was in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Memphis State University where he graduated. Mr. Clay was retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as an Engineer with over forty years of service. He was also an avid golfer. Mr. Clay is survived by his wife of 29 years Susan Clay; two daughters, Meagan Gonzalez and her husband Raoul, and Caitlin Clay; aunt, Marguerite Welborn. The visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday, February 18, at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, also at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home (901)767-8930
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal 2/17/10

Edward B. Orio, Zeta Theta 233
Edward Bennett (Skip) Orio, 66, died August 17, surrounded by family and friends.  The son of Harry and Edith Orio, he was raised in Lexington, TN.  A lifelong Methodist, he served the church as MYF President and counselor at Lakeshore Camp.  Ed graduated from the University of Memphis with BS and MA degrees and had completed all curriculums for his doctorate in Educational Administration.  After serving as an administrator and teacher in Fayette County and Dean at Lausanne School, he dedicated his talent, his expertise and his heart to the University of Memphis, retiring in 2005.
His life’s greatest passion was Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity where he served all his adult life as a friend, mentor and true brother.  In 2006, Ed received the Fraternity’s highest honor, the Lambda Chi Alpha Order of Merit.  Ed’s devotion to God and his love and compassion for his family and friends will be his eternal legacy.  He is survived by his beloved sister, Beverly Brooks Romines; brother-in-law Steve Romines; nieces Tara, Jessica, Amanda and cherished cousins.  Family burial will be in Lexington, TN.  In the coming weeks, (date to be determined) a life celebration will be held in Memphis for his friends and a memorial service will be held at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the fraternity in October.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Edward B. Orio Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 3605 Watauga Ave, Memphis, TN, 38111, or the Collierville Animal Shelter at 603 E. South St., Collierville, TN 38017.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on 8/22/2009

Mike McReynolds, Zeta Theta 690  
Michael Ernest McReynolds, 50, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009. Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Viewing and visitation 2 to 3 p.m. prior to funeral in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Mike was born June 20, 1958, in Fort Worth. He was an avid baseball fan and loved to play baseball as well. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Bethel McReynolds. Survivors: Wife, Marjorie Maye; sons, Christopher, Patrick and Joseph McReynolds; stepdaughters, Erica Maye and Rachael Maye; and sisters, Bethel Ann Stevens, Susan Hutchinson and Barbara Pattison.
~  Published in Tributes.com

Jim Stricker, Zeta Theta 1172
JAMES "Jim" STRICKER, 61, passed away May 7th, 2009. He was born in Salem, IL, on October 22, 1947, and joined the United States Marines in 1965. While he was stationed in Millington, he met Roberta, a native Memphian, and they married in 1971. They raised two sons, Billy and Alex, through sports, scouts and many school projects. Jim pursued his love of fishing, University of Memphis sports, barbeque and helping others. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster, a long time member of the Traffic Club of Memphis, a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and a Brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Jim brightened the day of everyone he was around with his genuine good will and happy spirit. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James Clifton and Betty Lou Stricker.  He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Roberta; his sons, William James; Steven Alexander; his beloved grandson, William Kane Stricker; 3 siblings, Jerry, Jon, Nancy; an uncle, Bob Hampton; mother-in-law, Josephine Craig; brother-in-law, Herbert Evans; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Cottrell, Linda Howes and 12 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m., Sunday, and services will be at 2 pm, Monday, both at: Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown (901)775-0310
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on 5/9/2009

Robert Pennington, Zeta Theta 353
Robert Pennington passed away earlier this week Wednesday morning, May 6, 2009.  During recent years Robert had been battling heart and lung issues related to chemotherapy taken years ago during a successful battle with lymphoma.  He and Leigh have lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for many years.  Every opportunity they had they loved to spend time at their beach house at Grand Isle, N.C. They have one daughter. Robert spent most of his occupational years with a regional bank in the area of bank property management.

Joe Morgan, Zeta Theta 39
Joseph Lee Morgan, 81 of Bartlett passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. He was a retired public accountant and controller for Nylon Net Company, a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict,
was very active with his fraternity alumni Lambda Chi Alpha and was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church. Mr. Morgan is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Virginia E. “Jenny” Morgan; four children, Darrell Jorgenson, Fred, David and Bill Morgan; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until funeral service time at 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2008 at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel with the interment to follow at Memphis Memory Gardens. The family has requested memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Cherokee Baptist Church. Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel 901-725-0100.
~  Published in The Commercial Appeal on 6/8/2008.


Barry Williams, Zeta Theta 345
Brother Barry Williams passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2008 at 4:30 am at Methodist Germantown Hospital.  He had been having cold symptoms for the past several days and entered the hospital yesterday with a diagnosis of pneumonia.  This is all the information available at this time, except that there will be a gravesite service this Saturday at 1 pm at Elmwood Cemetery.   Barry's family requests that people make a donation to a charity of their choice in lieu of flowers as there will not be any viewing or wake. 
~  January 3, 2008
 
This list was provided by Lambda Chi Alpha National.  Some of the deaths on the original list we received proved to be wrong.  Please inform us if you know of any remaining erroneous listings on this page.
1 Richard Bauer
3 Edwin Cunningham
5 William Blythe
6 William Brenner
7 Richard Nunnally
8 Jimmie Soffos 11/1/1984
9 Edward Crawford
10 John Hardy 1966 Heart Attack
12 William McCaa
16 Wilburn George
17 Don Bellott 6/5/10 Natural causes
19 Jacob Strassner
22 Clarence Martin
25 Madison Cawein
27 Cager Hunt 4/5/11 Natural causes
28 John Ivie
30 Charles Dickenson
31 Stanley Law
32 Carl W. Bailey 3/1/2006 Cancer
33 Erol C. "Bud" McGonagill 8/15/2008  
39 Joe Morgan 6/7/2008  
40 Dyle Pierce
48 Billy B. Hoover 12/31/2002
51 Frank Shawhan 1/16/1999
52 Bobby Thomas
62 John D. Knox 12/1/1995
67 Ralph I. Smith
72 Arthur DuPree
73 M. R. Dickerson
77 James Norment 5/2010
78 Thomas Pretti 10/14/1993
88 Creed N. Taylor
91 John Caradine 12/26/1999
93 William Via 3/20/2001
97 Jimmie Millican 2/8/2002
98 Elwood Qualls 12/13/12 Natural causes
100 George H. Oldham 9/1/1987
101 James McKinney 1/1/1999
103 Peter D. Beaver
105 Ewing B. Keeton 6/28/1982
113 Jim Justus 10/1/1989
114 Jim Carlson 2005
115 Clifton Messer
119 Gerald E. Adair 1/1/1987
126 Leslie E. Eason 9/22/1997
130 Bobby Spencer
134 Robert Koleas 2/28/07  
135 Dwayne D. Maddox 5/14/2001  
136 Edward Munson 6/10/1997
145 George L. Turnage 2/14/1997
146 Arthur Sisson 1/26/2012  
152 Melvin E. Tedder 1/1/1991
158 Jack M. Garrett 12/1/1984
159 William Fry
165 James O. Kee 12/1/1998
167 William Abbett 1/1/1997
180 George L. Halyard
182 Edward James
192 Charles Stephens
194 Volney Ashley
204 Cecil Stanfill
208 Gerald Clements
210 Alfred Y. Glover
220 Cecil D. Smith 1/3/14 Natural Causes
231 John D. Huey
233 Edward B. Orio 8/17/2009 Liver Cancer
252 Dillard T. May
256 Carl W. Williams 7/18/2001
260 Bill Gossett 1998
267 Dennis Batson 2004
270 William Tomlinson 6/6/1995
272 Donald C. Trotter
274 Bill Clay 2/15/10  
278 Richard Davis 1970 Killed in Viet Nam (Click HERE)
284 Michael Fisher 7/2004 Heart Attack
289 George Graham 5/20/12  
293 Shelley Stiles 4/4/2006
296 Charles Henderson 8/17/1992
302 Scott Smith 6/4/2012 Cancer
315 Ray W. Davenport 9/12/1998
321 Cecil Anthony 2001
340 Richard Tomlinson 7/28/11 Leukemia
345 Barry Williams 1/3/2008 Pneumonia
353 Robert Pennington 5/6/2009
358 Norman H. McCoy 5/1/1988
370 Tony Hughey 4/29/2003 Pulmonary Embolism (per Tom Church)
362 Pete J. Kay 3/5/1992
395 Fred Montgomery    
406 Bill Wheat  (Buckwheat) 2004 Suicide  (per Eddie Kee)
419 Terrence Orman 9/19/2010 Cancer
429 Robert B. Blow 5/6/2002 Bacterial pneumonia (per Olivia Blow)
448 Charles Pertuit 8/21/1996
461 Charles D. Hunt 10/10/1990 Kidney Failure
475 Don Schultz 1/29/1996
477 John Haynes 1/1/1999
478 Tommy Coury 4/10/2002 Cancer
481 Steve Parker 7/29/13 Heart & Liver failure
483 Danny Crittendon 8/20/2011 Auto Accident
509 Pat Connor 2/1/1984 Accident
519 Alan Harris 1/1/1999
521 Shawn Clary 8/30/2010
523 James L. Mottweiler 10/13/1995 Pneumonia (Click HERE)
547 Samuel Boswell 7/1/1990 Cancer
551 Randy McLeary 2/5/1996
557 Tommy Sanders 3/3/2006 Heart Failure
571 Walton Draper 2/9/2006 Cancer
580 Paul Kimball
587 Stanley Ward
618 Jay Childress 5/4/2004 Heart Failure
627 Jeff Foley 1/30/07 Heart Attack 
643 Steve Hale 5/27/11 Heart Attack
669 Mark Banks 1/17/1996
680 Carl Fischer 12/1/1981
690 Mike McReynolds 5/28/2009 Lung Cancer
703 Joe Kincaid 2/1/1984
731 Frank Pavlik 1/1/1999 Suicide
734 Steve Early 10/1/1983 Gun Accident
742 James Thompson 5/18/04 Natural causes
754 James Bubba Carson 2/1/1983
847 Steven Bell  
848 William A. Griffith Heart Failure
859 Bennett Thompson 11/28/2010 Heart Failure
863 Paul D. Beavers 5/1/1989 Motorcycle accident
901 Kevin W. Lazarini 8/11/1991
1034 Ryan K. Green 8/18/1999
       
1172 Jim Stricker 5/7/2009 Heart Attack
 

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