In Memory

In Memory: Fall 2017

Carolyne Smith Bryan, WC ’36, of Arlington, Virginia, died May 25. Carolyn Abney, WC ’46, of Greenwood, South Carolina, died May 10. Marguerite Duncan-McFarland Bradford, WC ’46, of Staunton, Virginia, died May 20. Sara White Brown, WC ’46, of Lexington, Kentucky, died June 30. Genevieve Low Stewart, WC ’46, of Pineville, Kentucky, died June 8. […]

Brenau mourns passing of former trustee David Seng

Brenau Trustee David Seng at home in Dahlonega, Georgia in 2014.

Former Brenau University Trustee David Francis Seng of Dahlonega, Georgia, died at his home July 13 after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for three years. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Erin McCabe Seng, BU ’93, who also served on the university board; a daughter, Shannon Seng Van Horn; sons, Andrew and Matthew; daughter-in-law […]

Brenau Remembers Trustee Emeritus Jennings

Brenau University Trustee Emeritus and longtime supporter of the university’s nursing program Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. died Thursday, March 2. He was 94 years old. “During his time on the board, Henry was one of the trustees at the table meeting with creditors on a weekly basis to ensure Brenau would survive to be […]

In Memory: Spring 2017

Harriet Owens McIntosh, WC ’43, of Lakeland, Florida, died Dec. 27. Betty Lewis McCartney, WC ’44, of Asheville, North Carolina, died Jan. 10. Margaret Neal VandeNoord, WC ’45, of Dawsonville, Georgia, died Feb. 1. Shirley Bethard Hegenwald, WC ’47, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died Jan. 11. Mary Nobles Wheeler, WC ’48, of Rockford, Illinois, died Nov. […]

In Memory: Winter 2017

Richard Murphy, BU ’91, of Augusta, Georgia, died July 15. Frances Turpen Ellington, A ’35, WC ’39, of Jefferson, Georgia, died July 14. Caroline Smith Lanier Longest, WC ’35, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died Aug. 16. Helen Akins Atkinson, WC ’36, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Aug. 26. Louise Fraser Cook, A ’38, of Gainesville, Georgia, […]

In Memory: Summer 2016

Margaret Smith Sudderth, WC ’35, of Atlanta, Georgia, died April 24. Lucille Jenness Busenlener, WC ’37, of Metairie, Louisiana, died March 6. Esther “Sherry” Sherrod Sandlin, WC ’40, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died March 7. Truscilla Drane Reynolds, WC ’41, of Miami, Florida, died Feb. 8. Anne Upchurch Gribble, WC ’43, of Lakeway, Texas, died [...]

In Memory: Winter 2016

Fay Reinking, WC ’31, of Houston, Texas, died Oct. 15. Leleah Mosley Henderson, WC ’39, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Nov. 22. Anne Allen Davis, WC ’44, of Orlando, Florida, died May 30. Modree Grogan Bowers, WC ’45, of Alpharetta, Georgia, died June 9, 2015. Barbara Stockton Perry, WC ’47, of Kinston, North Carolina, died Jan. 1. Janet Hull Baxley, WC […]

In Memory: Fall 2015

Grace Braselton Cook, A ’19, of Atlanta, died April 28, 2000. Marthanel Miller Sandlin, A ’34, WC ’38, of Houston, Texas, died Jan. 25. Frances Kelley Brannen, WC ’39, of Macon, Georgia, died March 16. Matha Tallant Tribble, WC ’39, of Cumming, Georgia, died Nov. 12, 2014. Mary Katherine Davenport McIntyre, WC ’40, of Holland, Michigan, died April 2. Jane [...]

In Memory: Summer 2015

Dr. Althea Lennox Tessier, WC ’38, of Rockville, Maryland, died February 23, 2014. Mildred Boone Brooker, WC ’39, of Atlanta, died April 21, 2014. Merryl McConnell McCalman, WC ’41, of Austell, Georgia, died June 12, 2014. Virginia Hook McCracken, WC ’41, of Hopkins, South Carolina, died May 22, 2014. Mary Pat Sessions West, WC ‘41, of […]

Exit Strategy: Wayne Wright Dempsey Sr., 1948-2014

Wayne Dempsey

For almost 66 years Wayne Dempsey provided a practical illustration of how to live well. In the last three of those years, he taught us how to die well, too.  The remarkable life ended May 2, 2014, where it began, in the northwest Georgia community at the confluence of three rivers surrounded by seven hills […]