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Dr. Bill Stringer

Dr. Bill Stringer

William “Bill” Cecil Stringer, 84, of Rocheport, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. He was born September 18, 1932 in Cairo, Georgia, the son of the late Mack and Magdalene (Gandy) Stringer. On December 17, 1966, he was united in marriage in Houston, Missouri to Lola James Stringer, who survives at the home. 

Bill was a graduate of Cairo High School, Cairo Georgia. After graduation, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned both a B.S. in Animal Science and a master’s degree in Animal Nutrition. He also served two years in the army and worked briefly for the University of Georgia.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1412)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bruce Widger, DVM

Bruce Widger, DVM

Bruce W. Widger DVM, 92, of Marcellus, NY passed away on March 6, 2017. Dr. Widger was born on the family farm near Spencerport, NY to the late Horace E. Widger and Ina Lilleystone Widger. Bruce attended a one-room schoolhouse from grades 1-8 and graduated from Churchville High School. His youth activities included: Boy Scouts, 4-H, and FFA- which he was a State officer in 1941. He attended Cornell University, graduating in 1951 from the Veterinary College. At Cornell he was Chancellor of Alpha Zeta Fraternity and member of the Baptist Student Fellowship. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (260)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tribute to Dr. Clayton Yeutter

Tribute to Dr. Clayton Yeutter

By James Patterson, Diplomat, Writer, Speaker, Educator

Yeutter held a law degree and a Ph. D. in agricultural economics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Nebraska, Yeutter, in 1950, was inducted in the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honorary fraternity. 

Photo: U.S. Trade Ambassador Clayton Yeutter (AZ Nebraska) with Agricultural Attache Jim Patterson (AZ Auburn University) at the 1996 National Agricultural Marketing Association meeting San Diego California. Patterson was posted at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City at the time. 
Friday, March 31, 2017/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (370)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr. passed away on February 13, 2017 just days after his 50th birthday. Growing up on a hog farm in Estill Springs, Tennessee, Dr. Elliott learned to appreciate nature and animals. His parents and extended family fostered a desire to explore, to excel, to discover how things work, to laugh, to follow God and to respect himself and his neighbor. 
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George Wedgworth

George Wedgworth

Florida agriculture leader George Wedgworth dies in Belle Glade

Friday, November 18, 2016/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (587)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Jim Lilley

 Dr. James Harvey Lilley, Jr., 55, passed away December 20, 2015 at his home. Jim was born May 9, 1960 in Wake County.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Swansboro with Dr. Larry Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Queens Creek Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church.
Jim graduated from Swansboro High School and then went on to NC State University and then North Carolina school of veterinarian medicine at NC State University where he received his doctorate in veterinarian medicine. As a 10 year career 4-H member in Onslow County Jim was inducted in the NC 4-H Honor Club in 1976. During his freshman year, 1978, at NCSU he became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi brotherhood. During his time at NCSU he was a member of the NC State Marching Band playing a flag bearing NCSU herald trumpet, and in 1980 he was inducted in the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, at the same time his father was inducted as an alumni member, and he was also inducted in the Alpha Zeta, Honor Fraternity for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1111)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bill Latham

Bill Latham, 74, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, after a near 6-year battle with leukemia and later complications from that disease. 

Born in Hampton on May 8, 1941, Bill was the eldest son of Willard and Evelyn Latham. He graduated from Alexander High School in 1959. While majoring in Agronomy at Iowa State University, Bill was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and was initiated into the Alpha Zeta agricultural honor society. He graduated from ISU in 1963. 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1164)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Wid P. Crawford

CRAWFORD, Wid P., age 87 of Wyckoff and Long Beach Island, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Burkburnett, TX, Wid and his wife, Ellen, grew up in Eastland, TX. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. Wid graduated from Texas A&M University in 1948 and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later returned to Texas A&M where he earned a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1958. While at Texas A&M, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Zeta Honorary fraternities.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1996)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Van C. Travis, Jr.

Dr. Van C. Travis, Jr., of Pittsford, NY. Van is survived by his wife of 53 years, Clara Miller Travis; daughter, Karen A. Travis; son, Van C. "Chip" Travis, III (Kelly); and grandchildren, Zachary and Elena Travis. Van was also a cousin, brother-in-law, and uncle to many others who survive him.

Van was born in Syracuse, NY on September 24, 1938. He graduated from Syracuse Central High School, earned his BS from Cornell University, College of Agriculture in 1960, his MS from Michigan State University in 1971 and his PhD from Cornell in 1990. As a Cornell undergrad, Van was a member of the Cornell Marching Band and Zeta Psi Fraternity. Van was also an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, the oldest professional society devoted to agriculture. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (2615)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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A. Hayden Brown Jr.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture department of animal science recently said goodbye to a longtime member of the faculty. Avert Hayden Brown Jr., 67, of Fayetteville, died May 26, 2014, in Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville following a short illness.
Monday, March 30, 2015/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1274)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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