Forever maroon

Bryan Baker (’47, ’49 and former employee) – 91, Starkville; retired professor and former head of the animal science department at Mississippi State, March 31, 2014.

Robert Derek Barton (’40) – 94, Mt. Prospect, Illinois; retired senior vice president for Underwriters Laboratories. A World War II veteran, he was captured in 1942 at Corregidor in the Philippines and released on Liberation Day in 1945, Aug. 13, 2014.

Larry Kirk Bost (attended) – 57, Starkville; local entrepreneur and artist who led in launching and overseeing several small businesses and design firms, Oct. 1, 2014.

William M. Bost (’49 and former employee) – 90, Starkville; World War II veteran and former longtime director of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. Among many achievements, he was instrumental in obtaining funding for the campus extension center that was named in his honor, Feb. 28, 2014.

Elmo Branch (’53) – 83, Winona; former MSU basketball and track team member, Nov. 1, 2014.

Terry W. Brown Sr. (attended) – 64, Columbus; president pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate. A U.S. Army veteran first elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1988, he was a local businessman who became a leader for economic development in the Golden Triangle area, Sept. 4, 2014.

Ellen S. Bryant (’61) – 91, Starkville; sociology professor emeritus and first director of MSU’s women’s studies program that later was named in her honor, Sept. 30, 2014.

Marcus “Big Cloud-Bushman” Bush (’90) – 48, Starkville; former strength and conditioning coach for the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers who played fullback under MSU football coaches Emory Bellard and Rockey Felker, Feb. 8, 2014.

W. Roye Carnell Sr. (’70) – 65, Tupelo; an MSU football letterman, he was an entrepreneur who helped launch several successful Tupelo-area businesses, July 4, 2014.

Ralph Cash (‘66) – 71, Birmingham, Alabama; a Certified Public Accountant who served as controller with several companies before becoming a consultant on commercial coatings in his later years, June 23, 2014.

John Guy Cesare Jr. (’72, ’79) – 64, Baltimore, Maryland; senior licensing consultant for Enercon Nuclear Engineering Consulting Services. A former employee for Entergy Nuclear Services at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, he moved to Maryland to teach at Towson Catholic High School in Baltimore before taking employment with Enercon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS James Madison during the Cold War, Jan. 8, 2014.

Melissa Chenney (‘80) – 56, Starkville; director of social services for Oktibbeha County Hospital, Feb. 8, 2014.

Marion P. Coggin (’44) – 91, Jackson; Jan. 1, 2014.

Russell Cook (attended) – 59, Tupelo; owner of Pontotoc Printing and former sports editor for the Pontotoc Progress newspaper that his family owned until its closure in 1986, Aug. 18, 2014.

Bettye M. Davis (’57) – 79, Pensacola, Florida; flower shop owner, floral designer and member of the Pensacola Beach Women’s Club, Aug. 30, 2014.

Lee A. “Al” Dugard (’54) – 83, Madison; retired senior consultant for the New Ventures Division of the Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Dr. David B. Ellis Sr. (’47) – 94, Tupelo; retired physician who practiced for more than 50 years in Ripley and New Albany. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion, Sons of Confederate Veterans and American Angus Association, July 22, 2014.

Billy T. Gaddis (’50) – 87, Ridgeland; forestry consultant, former state forester with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and official with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Among career honors, he was named a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters and Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Forest Conservationist of the Year. Gaddis was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Occupied Japan after World War II.

Charles W. Graham (‘93) – 45, Biloxi; known locally as “Mr. Fixit,” his career was devoted to the forest industry. In addition to being a member of the Mississippi Forestry Association and Society of American Foresters, he served on the board of directors of the Harrison County Farm Bureau, Oct. 12, 2014.

Harold Green (’57) – 79, Lake Highlands, Texas; forestry expert and former acting chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southwestern Division office. Among his professional projects are the Houston and Galveston ship channels, as well as many other Texas waterways and reservoirs used for recreation, Aug. 14, 2014.

E.T. Green, Jr. (’60) – Oct. 24, 2013.

Elizabeth S. Gwin (friend) – 105, Starkville; former New York runway model, accomplished pianist and philanthropist. In 1982, she established the Howell H. Gwin Scholarships in memory of her husband, a distinguished MSU English faculty member for 25 years. In 1989, the scholarships for advanced English undergraduate and beginning graduate students were endowed, Aug. 12, 2014.

Walter L. Hampton (’71) – July 1, 2014.

Joseph McClellan Harvey (’48) – 87, Fort Worth, Texas; retired Exxon executive, June 29, 2013.

Tammy Jacobson (’96) – 42, Tupelo; elementary school teacher for the South Pontotoc and Desoto County public school systems, Aug. 18, 2014.

Gordon Jones (’49) – 88, Great Bend, Kansas; partner in Rice Engineering & Operating Inc. from 1952 until his 1989 retirement as vice president and general manager. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, Aug. 10, 2014.

Susan Kean Moates (‘41) – 94, West Point; retired instructor from West Point High and Golden Triangle Vocational schools, where she developed business programs. She also served on East Mississippi Community College’s board of trustees, Feb. 27, 2014.

Mary K. King (’79) – 57, Madison; career commercial insurance agent in South Carolina and Mississippi. In 2013, she was inducted into the MSU Insurance Hall of Fame, Sept. 21, 2014.

Dr. Joe G. Martin (’49) – 88, Ripley; retired veterinarian, past president of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association and lifelong member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. A U.S. Army veteran, he donated “Bully 16” to MSU, July 1, 2014.

Uday Marty (’95 M.S.) – 40, Intel vice president for offices in Southeast Asia, May, 2014.

Sammy G. Milner (’72) – 66, Brandon; former MSU football and baseball player who was an All-Southeastern Conference wide receiver for two years and Honorable Mention All-American for one year, Sept. 25, 2014.

Ben Morgan Sr. (’58) – 79, Madison; retired human resources director and 40-year employee with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Aug. 15, 2014.

Don H. Morris (’62 and former employee) – 75, Fredericksburg, Virginia; Over a 42-year career, he taught engineering at Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and Iowa State universities, along with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Sept. 20, 2014.

Elton Claude Parker (’42) – 95, McComb; former general manager for Magnolia Electric Power Association who also was an officer with the Rural Electric Cooperative Association and board member of the South Mississippi Electric Power Association. A U.S. Navy veteran who received the Bronze Star, he and his wife have an MSU classroom named in their honor in McCain Hall, July 6, 2014.

Mason B. Oldham Jr. (’48) – 91, Edmond, Oklahoma; retired civil engineer, Nov. 8, 2014.

Henry N. Pitre Jr. (former employee) – 77, Starkville; retired MSU entomologist and William Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus who received the MSU Alumni Faculty Achievement Award in 1984 and Merit Award for Research in Entomology in 1988. Over his career, Pitre published 152 scientific papers and presented more than 130 throughout the U.S. and internationally, July 13, 2014.

Vincent G. Scoper Jr. (’55) – 81, Laurel; owner of Mississippi Gauge and Supply Company and consulting petroleum geologist. A 28-year veteran of the Mississippi Legislature, he served two terms in the House of Representatives and five in the Senate, where he was chair and vice chair of the Oil and Gas Committee. In 2003, he was named Laurel’s “Citizen of the Year,” Sept. 14, 2014.

James E. Springer (’51) – 88, Starkville; retired chief electrical engineer with Gulf Electric Company, founder of the MSU alumni chapter in Mobile, Alabama and a U.S. Navy veteran, June 28, 2014.

James E. Stallings (’48) – 95, Calhoun City; retired district director for Farmers Home Administration and founder of Stallings Real Estate. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, July 20, 2014.

Quentin Stringer (’42) – 96, Jackson; former president of Builders Marble Inc. who was founder and president of the Cultured Marble Association of the South and board member of the Cultured Marble Institute. A member of the Mississippi and Hinds County bar associations, he was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II, July 28, 2014.

Jerry M. Wade Sr. (’61) – 74, Hattiesburg; a former MSU running back and wide receiver who was selected for the All-American Football Foundation’s Bill Wade Unsung Hero Award, July 31, 2014.

George Dalton Williams (attended) – 67, Ocean Springs; former employee of Pascagoula-based Ingalls Shipbuilding, Aug. 26, 2014.