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for more than 30 years at the
Defense Mapping Agency where,
among other things, he was
involved in development of the
technology that ultimately resulted
in the modern Global Positioning
System—developed to enable
pinpoint bombing of military
targets anywhere in the world.  He
enjoyed gardening, woodworking,
and spending time with family. 
News of his death was shared by
his brother,
Dr.William L. Graves
of Atlanta.
Robbie Kelso Langford ’59
Birmingham on Oct. 24, 2009.
JacquelineTurner Copeland
of Montgomery on Sept. 8,
Her husband’s career with
the U.S. Secret Service led her
to live in numerous locations
throughout her life.  Copeland
was a gifted singer and a piano
prodigy.  She earned a master’s
in music education fromWichita
State University in 1977 and taught
music for over 20 years in multiple
public schools.  Copeland also
worked as an organist, pianist, and
choir director for many churches
and gave private voice and piano
lessons.  She is survived by her
William E. Copeland
Mary Douglas Hawkins ’60
Birmingham on Jan. 5, 2012.  She
worked as the director of the
JCCEO before earning her master’s
degree in administration from the
University of Utah.  Hawkins then
worked as a professor of sociology
at the University of Montevallo,
while also earning her J.D. degree
from the Birmingham School of
Law.  Her legal career spanned
years.  Hawkins also taught
continuing legal education courses,
primarily in real estate law.
Samuel F. Brewer ’61
of Vestavia
Hills on April 24, 2011.  Brewer
served in the U.S. Army.  He was
formerly associated with Brewer-
Costin Insurance in Moultrie and
was a past state director for the
Georgia Farm Service Agency.  He
was also a partner in the Steak-
Out restaurant in Birmingham.
He leaves as his survivors a wife,
AnnaTaylor Brewer ’58,
sons, and two daughters, including
Martha “Molly” Brewer Ihlbrock
of Germany. 
Dr. Charles Cauthen ’61
of Birmingham on Nov. 14,
Cauthen graduated from
the University of Alabama School
of Dentistry and practiced in the
Roebuck area for more than 50
years.  He was a member of the
Alabama Dental Association and
American Dental Association
and was a veteran of the Korean
War.  In recent years, Cauthen had
taken up flying his private plane,
fishing, and travel, and was an avid
reader of world history.
Frances Cunningham Stewart
of Vestavia Hills, on July
1, 2011. 
Stewart earned her
master’s degree from UAB
and was a longtime professor
at Lawson State Community
College.  She was a member of
Cahaba Heights United Methodist
Church.  Survivors include her
husband and two sons, including
William Preston Stewart ’03
Susan Hamman Bryan ’62
Norcross, Ga., on Nov. 19, 2010. 
She was a homemaker and a
member of Norcross United
Methodist Church.  Survivors
include her husband,
Glover Bryan Jr. ’60
Lynda Lowery Collier ’62
Enterprise on Nov. 11, 2011.
Collier taught English at Ensley
High School in Birmingham and
later was a feature writer for The
Southeast Sun in Enterprise. She
was founder of the Coffee County
Arts Alliance. A lifelong lover of
English literature, Collier led tours
of England and Scotland and was
a devoted patron of the Alabama
Shakespeare Theater. She is
survived by her son and daughter,
Anne Collier Mingus ’92
of Fort
Richardson, Alaska.
William David McMillan Sr. ’62
Hoover on July 20, 2011.  He had a
career in the insurance business.
CharlotteTate Jackson ’64
of Vestavia Hills on Aug. 5,
Jackson taught in public
schools for 34 years and was active
in several honorary groups.  She
was a longtime and active member
of Vestavia Hills United Methodist
Jean Anderegg Petree ’64
of Suwanee, Ga., on Dec. 16,
Petree worked for Eastern
Airlines for 10 years.  In 1993,
she began her second career in
real estate to achieve the Phoenix
Award, Certified Real Estate
Specialist, and lifetime member of
the Atlanta Realtor Board Million
Dollar Club.
Charles Raymond Schultz ’64
Houston, Texas, on Nov. 24, 2010. 
He was retired from Lockheed
Martin as an engineer and
Dr. Richard A. Lytle ’65
Birmingham on May 15, 2012.
After graduating from the
University of Alabama School of
Medicine, Lytle served two years in
the U.S. Navy in Long Beach, Calif.
Upon returning to Birmingham,
he and another doctor established
a medical practice which would
continue to grow, eventually adding
other partners. Lytle served as
president of the Birmingham
Surgical Society, Birmingham
Academy of Medicine, and Kirklin
Society. He served as vice
president of the Jefferson County
Medical Society.
Robert Martin Sartain ’65
Birmingham on Aug. 5, 2011.  He
received his degree from BSC
while working at ACIPCO
American Cast Iron Pipe Co.)
and retired after 42 years of
service.  Sartain was a member
of Brookwood Baptist Church
where he sang in the choir and
participated in mission trips.
Jeanette Frost Maske Compton
of McCalla on April 1, 2012.
Compton joined the Sterne Library
staff at UAB in 1981 after a career
as a high school teacher. She
began her career at Sterne as a
library assistant at the circulation
desk and joined the reference
department staff in 1983. After 22
years of service to the university
community, Compton retired in
December 2003.
William Curry Nelson ’67
of Land
O’ Lakes, Fla., on Oct. 4, 2009.
Nelson was an executive with
Florida Employers Life Insurance
Co. in Sarasota. He is survived by
his wife,
Carol Grady Nelson ’65