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George H. East Jr. ’56 entered Chapter Eternal September 8, 2014. He was a resident of Gulfport, Miss.

Donald E. Fancher ’62 entered Chapter Eternal August 2, 2014, at age 75. He was a resident of Carrolton, Miss., and is survived by his wife, Paulette, daughters, Paula and Candy, and nine grandchildren.

William N. Brevard ’51 retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1979 and worked as a self‑employed residential real estate appraiser until 1996. He is enjoying retirement in Waynesboro, Pa. E‑mail:

Pat H. McIngvale ’54 worked as a missile/rocket/VAV engineer for 51 years—38 with the government and 13 as an Army contractor. Since retiring in 2010, Pat enjoys being a singer and guitarist in the Huntsville, Ala., area, where he lives with his wife, Nell. E‑mail:

Robert S. Smith Jr. ’58 and his wife, Ann, are active in Gideons International. They have four children: R. Steve, Kenneth, Darrell, and Shannon. R. Steve and Kenneth are MSU graduates. Bob and Ann live in Huntsville, Ala. E‑mail:

Randolph Stone ’58 and his wife, Gwen, stay busy taking care of their grandsons two days a week. They are active in the Hillsboro, Ore., United Methodist Church and enjoy going to Kauai or Hawaii most years. They also enjoy sailing, usually in Oregon, and last year in the British Virgin Islands. Randy goes with a group on multi‑state motorcycle rides in the summer. He writes, “Every day’s a holiday and every meal’s a feast.” E‑mail:

William F. Hankins ’59 was named Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year for the state of Mississippi in 2013. He was bestowed the honor of life member of the Mississippi Economic Development Council. Bill and his wife, Glynn, live in Jackson, Miss. E‑mail:

Albert P. Walton ’66 retired in December 2013 and “not looked back.” Al and his wife, Jo Ann, live in Germantown, Tenn., and enjoy having more time to spend together and with their grandchildren. He is working on a couple of new business ventures and pursuing his hobbies of yoga and duplicate bridge. E‑mail:

Evan L. Thompson ’78 and his wife, Lynn, live in Forest, Miss. Their son, Drew, will be a freshman at Mississippi State in the fall. “He needs to hear from you guys; he’s a triple legacy.” E‑mail: evan@t‑h‑

Fred A. Nichols Jr. ’07 graduated from the U.S. Army officer candidate school at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned as second lieutenant in the Mississippi National Guard. He lives in Brandon, Miss. E-mail:

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