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■Alamance County Historic Properties 
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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 

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THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 

PRESENTED BY 

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Dedication and Unveiling 
of the 

DR CHARLES RICHARD DREW 
MEMORIAL BIARKER 

Alamance County, N.C. 
April 5, 1986 




CHARLES R. DREW. M.D. 
1904 - 1950 



'There must always be the continuing struggle to make the 

increasing knowledge of the world bear some fruit in increased 

understanding and in the production of human happiness." 

Charles Drew 



ALAMANCE COUNTY HISTORIC PROPERTIES COMMISSION 

Mr. Larr) Alley, Chairman Miss Jane Iseley Mrs. Sarah Rhyne 

Ms. Pat Bailey, Secretary Mr. John Braxton Mrs. Nancy Barger 

Mrs. Anne Morrison Dr George Troxler Mrs. Ila M. Bryan 

Dr. William Vincent Mrs. Gilberta J. Mitchell Mr. Max Way, Technical Adviser 



THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. 

Tau Omega Chapter PO Box 20381, Greensboro, N. C. 27420 

Beta Chi Chapter, Fayetteville, N.C. 

Beta Beta Beta Chapter, Wilson, N.C. 

Iota Iota Chapter, Raleigh, N.C. 

Gamma Beta Beta Chapter, Shelby, N.C. 



DR. CHARLES DREW MEMORIAL MARKER STEERING COMMITTEE 

Mrs. Gilberta J. Mitchell, Chairperson Mr. John W. Patterson, Basileus, Tau Omega- 
Ms. Pat Bailey, Secretary Omega Psi Phi 

Mr. Marvin E. Yount, Jr. Dr. Roy D. Moore, Tau Omega-Omega Psi Phi 

Dr. Charles E. Kernodle, Jr. Dr. David Maynard, Tau Omega-Omega Psi Phi 

Mrs. Spencie Love Mr. Hilliard Parker, Tau Omega-Omega Psi Phi 

Mr. William Gmn Mr. Robert Earl, Tau Omega-Omega Psi Phi 



Alamance County Historic Properties Commission 

County Office Building 

124 West Elm Street 
Graham, N.C. 27253 



Marker 

CHARLES fUCHARD DREW 
1904-1950 

Blaclc Scientist and Surgeon 

Pioneer In The Preservation of Blood Plasma 

Medical Director of the Blood-For-Britain Project, 1940 

Director of the First American Red Cross Hani:, 1941 

Teacher To A Generation of American Doctors 

Freedmen's f-Iospital, Howard University, Washington, D. C. 

Outstanding Athlete, Amherst College & McGill University 

Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 

Steadfast Foe of Racial Injustice 

Died In Alamance General Hospital, 1 April, 1950, 

After An Automobile Accident At This Site 

"Ttiere must always be the continuing struggle to make ttie increasing knowledge of the world bear some fruit in mcreased understanding and in 

the production of human happiness —Charles R Drew 



Biography 

CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M. D. 

1904-1950 

Dr. Drew was born in Washington, D. C. on June 3, 1904. He attended public schools in Washington, 
D. C, graduating from Dunbar High School in 1922. He received his A. B. degree from Amherst 
College in 1926. While at Amherst, his prowess in track and football won him the Annual Mossman 
Trophy as the athlete who brought the highest honor to his school. Dr. Drew received his M. D. degree 
from McGill University School of Medicine in 1933, and spent the following two years as intern, then 
resident in Montreal General Hospital. In 1935, Dr. Drew went to Howard University as an instructor 
in pathology, advancing guickly to assistant professor of surgery. Because of the great promise he 
showed, he received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1938 for further study at Columbia University Medical 
Center. 

While at Columbia, Dr. Drew completed a timely dissertation, "Blood Bank," for the doctor of science 
degree, a work that was so impressive that he was chosen as medical director of the Blood-for-Britain 
project in the fall of 1940. It was during this period of his life that Dr. Drew made his reputation as 
a pioneer in the preservation of blood plasma. He successfully directed the shipment of large supplies 
of plasma to England for the use of British soldiers on Battlefields in France. In the spring of 1941, 
Dr. Drew served as medical director of the first American Red Cross Blood Bank in this country, a 
pilot program in New York City that became the model for blood banks in the national American Red 
Cross blood collection program during World War II. In 1944, Dr. Drew received the Spingarn Medal 
of the NAACP for his work in both British and American blood plasma projects. 

In April 1941, Dr. Drew returned to Howard University as professor and head of the Department 
of Surgery. Here he achieved further distinction, particularly in the training of qualified black surgeons 
for the teaching and practice of surgery. During his tenure as head of the Department of Surgery from 
1941 to 1950, he guided the department to new heights and left a legacy and a traditional which is 
very much alive today. 

On April 1, 1950, Dr. Drew died in the emergency room of Alamance General Hospital in Burl- 
ington, N. C.from severe injuries received in an auto accident. He had been promptly taken to the 
hospital where three local doctors worked for several hours to save his life. All efforts were in vain. 

Howard University President Mordecai Johnson, speaking at Dr. Drew's funeral, said of him: "Here 
we have what rarely happens in history — a life which crowds into a handful of years significance so 
great that men will never be able to forget it." 

The Washington Post, in an editorial that was entered into the Congressional Record by Hubert Hum- 
phrey, also commented on Dr. Drew upon his death, saying: "He will be missed ... not alone by his race 
but by his whole profession and by men everywhere who value scientific devotion and integrity." 

Prepared by Spencie Love 

Special appreciation to Spencie Love, s member of tlie Memorial Marker Steering Committee and a candidate 
for the Ph.D degree in American History at Duke University. She is currently working on a dissertaion on Dr. 
Charles Drew and black health care during the era of segregation. 



Program Chairman Dr. David Maynard 

Editorial Assistant Pat Bailey 



Dedication and Unveiling 
DR. CHARLES RICHARD DREW MEMORIAL MARKER 

April 5, 1986 — 2:00 P. M. 
N. C. Highway 49 North, Haw River, N. C. 27253 

Presiding Marvin E. Yount, Jr., Administrator 

Alamance General Hospital 1946-1961 
Alamance Memorial Hospital 1961-1986 

Invocation Paul Foster, Chaplain 

Tau Omega Chapter, Greensboro, N. C. 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 

Introduction of Guests Dr. Roy D. Moore 

Tau Omega Chapter and 

Drew Memorial Steering Committee 

Musical Selection— ' 'Battle Hymn of the Republic " Alamance Chorale 

Composer: William Steffe — Arrangement By Peter J. Wilhousky 

Welcome Mrs. Gilberta J. Mitchell, Chairperson 

Drew Memorial Steering Committee 

Remarks: 

County of Alamance Leonard Alcon, Chairman 

Alamance County Commissioners 

Alamance County Historic Properties Commission Larry Alley, Chairman 

Amherst College Dr. Albert N. Whiting 

Alumnus, Amherst, '38 
Former Chancellor, N. C. Central University 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity John Wesley Patterson 

Basileus, Tau Omega Chapter and 
Drew Memorial Steering Committee 

American Red Cross Dr. Charles Orr 

Board of Governors, National American Red Cross 

Alamance-Caswell Medical Society Dr. Charles E. Kernodle, Jr. 

Surgeon, Retired 

Musical Selection — ' At Hie River " Alamance Chorale 

Setting By Aaron Copland 

Introduction of Speaker Dr. C. Mason Quick, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Physician and Former Student of Drew 

Speaker Dr. Charles Watts, Durham, N. C. 

Surgeon and Former Student of Drew 

Solo— ' 7 iVill Not Puss Tliis IVuy Attain " Mrs. Pearl Lee 

Technical College of Alamance 
Haw River, N. C. 

Unveiling of Marker Mrs. Charlene Drew Jarvis 

Daughter of Dr. Drew 
Joseph Drew, Brother of Dr. Drew 

Litany of Dedication: 

Dr. David Maynard Omega Psi Phi Fraternity-Tau Omega Chapter 

Larry Alley Alamance County Historical Properties Commission 

Audience 

Omega Hymn Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 



LITANY OF DEDICATION 
April 5, 1986 

OMEGA PSI PHI LEADER: 

Almighty God, creator of this earth and of the many peoples on it, we gather here today to remember 
and pay tribute to one of your children, our brother, Dr. Charles Richard Drew. We thank you for the 
gift of life, and especially for his life, which ended after an accident at this site thirty-six years ago, 
on April 1, 1950. 

PEOPLE: 

We will always remember those who have gone before us, especially those who have lived and died 
in Your service, keeping faith in all humankind and working for the unity of all people. 

COUNTY LEADER: 

O God, we praise You and thank You for the fire that ignites our souls with the desire for knowledge 
and wisdom. All knowledge helps us lead richer lives, and through every difficult endeavor, we come 
to know you better. We especially thank You for the fire that ignited Charles Drew's soul, and for the 
knowledge about blood and healing he diligently pursued and found, thereby saving the lives of many 
people and making them whole again. 

PEOPLE: 

In gathering here today, we honor all human efforts to attain knowledge that it may be used to make 
people's lives better. In honoring Charles Drew, we inevitably honor the spirit of integrity, hard work, 
selflessness, and zealous purposefulness, for these were his qualities. 

OMEGA LEADER: 

O God, we thank You for the generousity and good faith that have made our efforts here today possi- 
ble. We thank You for the land that has been donated for our purpose and for the stone that we pray 
will stand here always as a memorial to Charles Drew. We thank You for the gifts from the hearts and 
hands of many people, in this county and beyond, that we might stand here together and pay this tribute 
to a great American. 

PEOPLE: 

We ask You to bless this earth, and this stone marker, that they may be preserved for many years 
to come, in the same spirit that they were given and dedicated. We pray that this site, once a place 
of death, may become a place of life and healing, through Your grace. 

COUNTY LEADER: 

O God, the final healer of all wounds, whether spiritual or physical, we pray that You heal us and 
make us whole, as You taught Charles Drew to do as a surgeon and doctor. Our knowledge is imperfect: 
our hearts and minds require Your touch, that we may see truly, and love each other, living together 
as one people without strife and misunderstanding. 

PEOPLE: 

WE dedicate ourselves and our lives to Your service, O God. And we promise that in our lifetimes 
we will be faithful to the memory of your servant, Charles Richard Drew. 

Prepared by Spencie Love 

IN TRIBDTE 

The Drew Memorial Marker Steering Committee invited the family and friends of Dr. Drew and interested participants to 
share their memories of him and their reactions to the memorial. Below are some of their responses: 

"I have such fond memories of my brother. Our father died when I was very young — just thirteen — and Charlie became 
my father figure — my severest critic and my greatest booster . . . (I-fe) took me to my first horse race, The Preakness at Pimlico 
and to my first Omega Psi Phi ball ir Washington (D. C.) He was so handsome and I was so proud to be his 'date'. 

"I never thought of Charlie as a great scientist, surgeon, or teacher . . . even thought I knew he was all of those things . 
. . He was my friend, my confidant, my teacher, my mentor. He was simply my big brother and I loved him. I shall miss him 
forever." 

Eva Drew Pennington, sister of Dr. Drew 

"Drew attended an Amherst College very different from today's. Many people then were not ready for black stars in a white 
world, and he met with racial slurs both on and off the field. He remained in control, however, since he had already decided 
that any people would make more progress by 'doing and showing' than 'violent demonstration . . .' 



"Drew was very popular with his classmates and had 
a natural dignity combined with good humor." 

Kent W. Faerber 

Secretary for Alumni Relations and Development 

Amherst College, Mass. 

". . . when Drew graduated in 1933, he was regard- 
ed at McGill as a man of great promise. An early tragic 
death cut short his career at its height, but in spite of 
that his achievements exceeded even the promise he 
showed as a medical student. 

"McGill University is proud to number amongst its 
graduates Charles Richard Drew and I personally am 
proud to have a small share in the tribute being paid 
to him by the Dr. Drew Memorial Marker Committee 
of Alamance County, North Carolina." 

Edward H. Bensley, M. D. 

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, and former Vice Dean 

of the Medical Faculty, McGill University, Canada 

"Permit me to congratulate you for establishing a per- 
manent memorial to Dr. Charles Richard Drew. We 
were colleagues at Howard University from 1947 . . . 
until his untimely death in 1950 ... I admired him as 
one of the great scientists of the time, and as one of the 
most distinguished professors at the University . . . This 
country can, even now, boast of many distinguished 
surgeons who were his students. His colleagues at 
Howard knew of his sterling gualities as a teacher, and 
we all admired him for his complete devotion to his 
responsibilities in this area." 

John Hope Franklin, Ph. D., historian 

". . . we look at him as a trail blazer and a pioneer 
in the field of education . . . One cannot measure the 
contributions that he made in the educational effort at 
the Howard University College of Medicine. He caus- 
ed us to dare to think big and raise our sights ... to 
a level of excellence that we didn't dream we could 
achieve. We were still deeply embroiled in the pro- 
blems of segregation in medicine in the United States 
and opportunities were opening up very slowly. 

"Your decision to pay this tribute to a truly great 
American is a good one and will cause your communi- 
ty to be admired for its good sense and generousity as 
long as men remember him. A new generation has 
grown up and does not realize that many of the things 
that we take for granted were not available a few years 
ago. This generation needs to be reminded of Charles 



Drew for I think his life is an inspirational story of how 
great achievements can be accomplished although 
great obstacles may appear and reappear." 

Charles D. Watts, M. D., Durham, N. C. 

Surgeon and former student of Dr. Drew 

"On behalf of the Department of Surgery, I express 
our congratulations to you for honoring this outstanding 
man." 

LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., Professor and Chairman 

of the Department of Surgery, 

Howard University Medical School 

"Thank you for your recent letter in reference to the 
establishment of a memorial marker as a tribute to my 
father. The family of Dr. Drew is indeed pleased that 
the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, local physicians, other 
health officials and representatives of community 
organizations have chosen to honor Dr. Drew in this 
way." 

Charlene Drew Jarvis, daughter of Dr. Drew and 
Washington, D.C. Council member 

"Please find attached my donation to this most wor- 
thwhile project . . . allow me to sincerely congratulate 
. . . the committee for the fine job . . . (it) is doing for 
the citizens of Alamance County. ' 

J. B. Allen, Jr., Chief District Court Judge, 
Graham, N.C. 

"I am enclosing a small contribution to assist the ef- 
forts to honor Dr. Charlie Drew. His works live on every 
day through the extensive blood donor programs in 
America. I think it is only fitting that we in Alamance 
County pay tribute to this great American." 

James E. Long, N.C. Commissioner of Insurance, 

Raleigh, N.C. 

"Thousands of times over every day m this nation, 
Charles Drew's contribution to health care is used to 
give the needed blood of life to surgery patients, to ac- 
cident victims, to those with special health needs which 
reguire new blood. 

"Many use that development right here in our own 
county each day without ever realizing the link of Dr. 
Drew and this county. It was a tragic link, as his death 
occurred as a result of that traffic accident on April 1 , 
1950. But it is a link to be remembered." 

Don Bolden, Editor, The Daily Times-News , 

Burlington, N.C, January 19, 1986 

Prepared by Spencie Love 



^APRIL 1, 1950' 



Walter R. Johnson, MD 
St. Louis, Missouri 

It was on a beautiful, starry, moonlit night on March 31 , 1950, short- 
ly after 12 midnight, that four congenial, happy physicians, Charles 
R. Drew, Samuel L. Bullock, Fiichard Ford, and myself, Walter R. 
Johnson, left Washington, DC, by car for Tuskegee, Alabama, to serve 
at the annual free medical clinic held at the John A. Andrews Hospital. 
These clinics served as a diagnostic and treatment center for the 
black, rural inhabitants of Florida. Alabama, Mississippi, Louisana, 
and Georgia. Many physicians came from the urban medical centers 
of Washington, DC; Mt. Bayou, Mississippi; Chicago; St. Louis; and 
New Orleans, Many professors and clinicians came from Emory 
University, the University of Alabama, St. Louis University, 
Washington University, and other major clinics of the South to assist 
in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the great volume of 
material that found its way to the John A, Andrews Hospital clinic. 
It was lor this reason that Dr. Drew requested these colleagues to 
participate with him in such a humane endeavor. 

It seemed logical to us to leave Washington, DC, on Friday night 
and drive to Atlanta, relax for a short period, and then proceed to 
Tuskegee, Alabama. The clinics were to begin on Monday, April 3, 
and continue through Saturday, April 8. In Dr. Bullock's Buick Road 
Master automobile we drove uneventfully through the Virginia coun- 
tryside discussing a few personal and medical problems and anec- 
dotes. As we neared the Virginia-North Carolina state line at about 
5;30a.m., we noticed a roadside doughnut shop. We decided to stop 
for doughnuts and coffee and take an opportunity to stretch. The break 
was refreshing and in a short while we were on our way. It was here 
that Dr. Drew sealed his fate, because about 90 minutes later, near 
Burlington, North Carolina, our car met with a terrible accident while 
he was driving. The cause of the accident was unknown, as it is even 
today. 

When we left the doughnut shop. Dr. Drew was driving. Dr. Bullock 
was sitting in the front seat on the passenger side, I was in the back 
seat behind Dr. Bullock, and Dr. Ford was in the back seat behind 
Dr. Drew. The traffic was not heavy and Dr. Drew had no trouble 
getting back onto the highway. Continuing with our anecdotes and 
jokes, we soon became sleepy. I had no conscious awareness of 
anything that occurred beyond this point, until I awoke, sitting in 
the same position, with our car lacing south, the direction we had 
been driving, about thirty yards into a cornfield on the left side of 
the highway. The car was right side up and only the left doors were 
open. I was terribly confused and had no idea what had happened 
and I appeared to be alone in the car. Dr. Ford and Dr. Drew were 
missing. Dr. Bullock was wedged under the dashboard of the front 
seat. When I got out to help Dr. Bullock become unwedged, he ask- 
ed me what had happened, a question I was unable to answer, and 
where Dr. Drew was, another question I could not answer. We then 
began to inspect the surroundings. Dr. Bullock examined the front 
end of the car and I, the rear end. We found Dr. Drew lying on his 
back perpendicular to the front left wheel. He was alive, his breathing 
was irregular, and his face was pale and contorted as if in pain. Dr. 
Bullock examined the upper extremities while I examined the lower. 
There was an avulsion of the quadriceps muscle of the left leg, but 
there was no frank hemorrhage, not even from the avulsed injury. 
There was no bleeding from the mouth, nose, or ears. He was ob- 
viously in shock. Turning my attention from Dr. Drew and further 
exploring the surroundings, I saw Dr. Ford, quietly sitting on the 
ground about ten yards to the right, holding his arm. I went to him 
to inquire of his condition. He was dazed and complained of pain 
in his left arm. Examination of his left arm revealed a fracture of the 
left humerus. I suggested that he put his left hand between the but- 
tons of his shirt to act as a sling. 

By this time, motorists driving along the Highway and observing 
our plight in the cornfield stopped to give whatever assistance they 
could. Within a short time the highway patrol came. A motorists had 
gone to the city to summon an ambulance, which appeared in about 
15 minutes. While waiting, I inspected the highway to determine what 
had happened. On the roadway I observed tire marks that appeared 
to go off the right shoulder, then bend sharply to the left, leaving 
no tire marks or evidence of contact with the ground until about ten 
yards in a field to the left of the highway. Again, there was a marked 



disruption of the ground about ten yards further into the field. We 
were told by a boy that our car had turned over about three times. 

Dr. Ford was taken to the hospital by a motorist. The ambulance 
stopped on the shoulder of the highway and the stretchers were 
brought onto the field where Dr. Drew was lying. He was lifted onto 
the stretcher and taken to the ambulance. I was allowed to accom- 
pany him to the hospital. Dr. Bullock remained with the car to col- 
lect our baggage and was brought to the hospi'al by a patrolman. 

At the hospital, I assisted the ambulance attendants in taking Dr. 
Drew into the emergency room of the Alamance General Hospital 
of Burlington, North Carolina. Dr. Drew was still alive, periodically 
gasping. In the emergency room, the attendants attempted to deter- 
mine the extent of the injuries, checking the pulse and respiration. 
I was questioned as to what had happened and I replied, "We had 
an accident on the highway." While the attendants proceeded with 
their routine examination, a tall, ruddy, brown-haired man in a long 
white coat came in the emergency room and observed the patient. 
He asked in astonishment, "Is that Dr. Drew?" I answered, "Yes, we 
had an accident on the highway." In a commanding voice he ordered 
emergency measures. At his request, fluids were assembled and at- 
tempts were made to place a tourniquet around the right arm. I was 
escorted from the emergency room to the waiting room, where I waited 
until Dr. Bullock entered in great apprehension. He asked, "Is Dr. 
Drew still alive?" I said "I think so; they are working on him now." 
Dr. Bullock was then given an emergency examination that includ- 
ed x-ray examination of his back. In the meantime. Dr. Ford had been 
returned from the x-ray department, where he had been told that he 
had a fracture of the left humerus. An effort was made to console 
Dr. Ford while waiting for Dr. Bullock to return from the x-ray depart- 
ment. His x-ray diagnosis was negative for the fracture of the lum- 
bar, spine, and pelvis. 

A very sad communion prevailed while we awaited news of Dr. 
Drew's condition. After approximately two hours of what seemed an 
endless wait, a physician came and reported to us that Dr. Drew had 
died. He said, "We tried. We did the best we could. We started fluids 
but our efforts were unrewarded." We were given Dr. Drew's per- 
sonal effects, and, grief-stricken, left the hospital in a taxicab for the 
local railroad station to embark on our trip back to Washington, DC. 

The treatment at the hospital, routine for accidental injuries in that 
region and specific for that period of time, suggests that a conscien- 
tious effort was made to revive Dr. Drew. It may be argued that given 
the same circumstances and the same period of time in other major 
medical centers, other results might have been obtained. But this 
would be pure speculation. Thus, we must assume that during the 
two or three hours that Dr. Drew lived, routine emergency treatment 
specific for that locality was administered and in spite of it, he failed 
to survive. There was no evidence to suggest that Dr. Drew received 
less than acceptable emergency treatment. It is hoped that this ex- 
planation of the management of Dr. Drew's injuries in the Alamance 
County General Hospital of Burlington, North Carolina, in the mid- 
morning of April 1 , 1950, will put to rest the myths, innuendos, and 
rumors that suggest otherwise. 

As the least injured of the group, the one who accompanied Dr. 
Drew from the scene of the accident to the hospital in the ambulance, 
and the one who last saw him alive, I offer the above documentary 
of the event, as I perceived it, to be a truthful, sincere, and factual 
account. It is a picture that has remained with me for over 30 years, 
one that I have tried to relate on many occasions, in many places, 
and when I have been questioned about the accident. 

The loss of Dr. Drew, whose scientific achievements were well 
known and inspirational to all in the social, scholastic, athletic, and 
medical worlds, was the tragedy of reality that occurs so frequently 
in history. The loss was particularly acute for me professionally, for 
I was the last to be recruited by Dr. Drew, having been picked from 
the infantile paralysis unit of the John A. Andrews Hospital in 1949 
to become senior resident of the orthop)edic service at Freedmen's 
Hospital and a member of his select circle of trainees. 

Journal of the National Medical Association, 
Volume 76, No. 4, 1984 



PATRONS 



Alamance County Committee of Civic Affairs 

McPherson Hardware and Garden Supply 

Mr. and Mrs. Rivera G. Mitchell 

Mrs. Grace M. Whitted 

Mrs. Spencie Love, Cfiapel Hill, N.C. 

Lt. Col. Franklin Taylor Jones, Sr., USAF - Pentagon 

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alley. Elon College, N.C. 

Mrs. Cleo R. Smith 

Judge and Mrs. J. B, Allen 

Dr. William Murray Vincent 

Alamance-Andrews Drug Co. Jnc. 

N. C. Insurance Commissioner & Mrs. James E. Long 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Baker Morrison 

Dr. Edward Bensley — McGiU University 

N.C. Senator and Mrs. Tim McDowell 

Miss N. Jane Iseley 

Judge and Mrs. D. Marsh McLelland 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin E. Yount, Jr. 

Ed Miles Garage and Body Shop 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith 

Jeffries Cross Baptist Church 

Representative and Mrs. Robert L. McAllister 

Mr. Kenneth R. Jeffries, Elizabeth City, N.C. 

Mrs. Ernestine Lewis 

Buchanan Chevrolet, Inc. 

Mr. and Mrs. Myron A. Rhyne 

Commissioner and Mrs. W. B. Teague, Jr. 

Mrs. Maxme H. O'Kelley 

Ms. Pat Bailey 

Judge and Mrs. W. S. Harris, Jr. 

NAACP — Alamance County Chapter 

Commissioner and Mrs. Cary D. AUred 

The Optimist Club of Graham 

Mr. Elwood B. Prater 

Dept. of Surgery Fund. Freedman's Hos., Washington, D.C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Oxford 



Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc. 

Mrs. Carmen P. Bobo 

Representative and Mrs. J. Fred Bowman 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lanier 

Dr. James B. Powell 

Women Involved in Fun and Fashion 

Representative and Mrs. Sam Hunt 

Mr. Henry B. Roney, Jr. 

Mrs. Louise B. Wilson 

Miles Chapel Baptist Church 

Representative Bertha M. and Clary Holt 

Mr. and Mrs. Carlton K. Day 

Mr. Lonnie C. Hayes, Jr. and Family 

Commissioner and Mrs. Paul C. Davis 

Dean Patterson Construction Co., Inc. 

Mr, and Mrs. Maxwell M. Way, Jr. 

Eta Phi Beta Inc., Gamma Upsilon Chapter 

Mrs. Bonnie Mavro 

Mrs. Nancy R. Barger 

Mrs. Marvin H. Pittman, Alamance Register of Deeds 

First Baptist Church — Apple Street, Burlington 

Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Thompson 

North Carolina National Bank — Burlington Office 

St. Matthews A.M.E. Church 

Sheriff and Mrs. John H. Stockard 

Judge and Mrs. Kent Washburn 

Burlington Board of Realtors, Inc. 

Hargett and Bryant Funeral Home 

J. L. Anderson and Althea Anderson, Silver Spring Md 

Alamance-Caswell Medical Society, Inc. 

Miss Mildred Moore 

Mr. Ernie Koury 

Mrs. Beatrice Mair, Washington, D. C. 

Central Carolina Bank 

Branch Banking & Trust 

County Ford 



APPRECIATION 

Land for Marker Mr. William L. and Phillip L. Mart 

Programs P. N. Thompson Printing Co., Inj 

Alamance County Administrative Services Mr. Max Way, Administrative Offici 

Mrs. Lynda Allred, Se 

Firehouse Galleries — Alamance County Arts Council 

Alamance-Caswell Medical Auxiliary 

Alamance Memorial Hospital 

Broadview Middle School 

Cummings High School 

City of Graham 

Troy Woodard 

Food Services — Technical College of Alamance 

Mrs. Sarah Rhyne 

Ms. Peggie J. Caviness 

Alamance County Schools 

Alamance County Recreation Department 

C. B. Ellis Music Company 

Mrs. Fiesta Griggs and Kimberly Griggs 

Ernie Koury — Best Western Motel 

Chandler Concrete Company 

Lucian Warren — Finisher of Concrete 

Alley, Williams, Carmen & King — Architects and Engineers 

Larry Davis Textiles 

Mebane Shrubbery Mart 

Askew-Petersen Stone Works 

Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department 

Alamance County Sheriff's Department 



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