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William F. “Bill” Buckner (’68 M.E.) – 69, Madison; career football coach, including a stint as Mississippi State assistant coach, with inductions in the Delta State University, Mississippi Community College, Hinds Community College and Mississippi Sports halls of fame. He also served as state and regional director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, May 23, 2014.

Thomas B. Burkett Jr. (’55) – Los Alamitos, Calif., April 4, 2014.

Sam J. Capri (’41) – 99, Hollywood, Fla., May 6, 2014.

Ralph Cash (‘66, ’69 M.B.A.) – 71, Hartselle, Ala.; retired certified public accountant and controller with several companies and an active consultant on commercial coatings in his later years, June 23, 2014.

Carole McReynolds Davis (’64) – 72, Starkville; artist known for her portraitures and personal style. She also was a Starkville Daily News columnist who wrote about community activities and individuals, June 18, 2014.

Zelton K. Eubanks (’56) – 83, League City, Texas; retired NASA engineer and U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, March 26, 2013.

Robert L. Ford (’60) – 84, Columbus; retired office manager for Searcy and Rice Insurance Agency and U.S. Army paratrooper who served in World War II, May 26, 2014.

Robert F. Graves (’54) – 85, Marietta, Ga.; retired vice president of manufacturing for Oxford Industries, U.S. Army veteran and former member of the board of directors for the Mississippi State Bulldog Club, May 28, 2014.

Joseph M. Harvey (’48) – 87, Fort Worth, Texas; retired Exxon Mobil Corporation employee, June 29, 2013.

Jerry D. Henderson (former employee) – 73, Starkville; former Mississippi State head women’s basketball coach who also had more than 30 years with the Mississippi Air National Guard as commandant of Camp Shelby’s nuclear, biological and chemical warfare school, May 17, 2014.

John W. Herring Jr. (’50 and former employee) – 87, Starkville; retired Mississippi State electrical engineering professor and U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II, April 27, 2014.

Ronnie C. James (former employee) – 71, McComb; former Mississippi State University police officer, assistant police chief for the City of Woodville and employee with the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Law Enforcement division, June 6, 2014.

Archie B. Lancaster III (’61) – 76, Jackson; retired owner of Lancaster and Associates, and hospital administrator for Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center and Hinds General Hospital (now Central Mississippi Medical Center), June 11, 2014.

Nancy Lindley (former employee) – 90, Carrollton, Ga.; former Mississippi State mathematics department professor, May 1, 2014.

Dr. William “Bill” McDevitt (attended) – 68, Gautier; owner of Gautier Animal Clinic, May 26, 2014.

Charles Harold “Tally” McGraw (attended) – 88, Ridgeland; founder of McGraw Rental and Supply Company in Ridgeland and U.S. Air Force veteran, April 24, 2014.

Johnetta W. Morrison (former employee) – Starkville; retired Mississippi State early childhood education professor, April 25, 2014.

Charles R. Mullen (’65) – 71, Jackson; former comptroller for the University of Mississippi Medical Center and senior member of the Mississippi Federal Credit Union’s board of directors, June 7, 2014.

Kevin O’Sullivan (’60, ’61 M.S.) – 77, Athens, W.V.; retired director of student affairs, assistant professor of education, emeritus, and golf coach, and U.S. Army veteran, May 11, 2013.

Roger L. Poston (’71) – 65, Sterling, Va., Dec. 10, 2013.

William C. Randle Sr. (’54) – 81, Starkville; co-developer of the Browning Creek residential community in Oktibbeha County’s Oktoc community, president/owner of Browning Creek Utility Co. and founder of Oktoc Water Association, for which he served as president for 40 years, June 25, 2014.

James L. Sledge Jr. (’61) – 74, Crystal Springs; former owner/publisher of the Kemper County Messenger newspaper in DeKalb and retired head of the Mississippi Forestry Commission. He was the 2003 Alumni Fellow for the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State, April 27, 2014.

James H. Smith (’74, M.E.; ’76, Ed.S.) – 72, Jackson; retired assistant superintendent for operations and federal programs for the Starkville Public School District, April 22, 2014.

William B. Smith (’52) – 85, Concord, Mass.; retired MIT Lincoln Laboratory engineer known for his discovery of the retrograde or backwards rotation of the planet Venus. He later worked at General Electric, Westinghouse, Draper Labs, ITT, SenCom and GTE, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, May 7, 2014.

Alex Vadie (former employee) – 78, Houston, Texas; former Mississippi State petroleum engineering professor and researcher with the U.S. Department of Energy and several private corporations in Europe, Canada and the Middle East, May 26, 2014.