Remembering Faculty

Faculty as Listed in the 1957 Latipac:

Name Degrees Subjects
Mr. Joseph Q. Holliday  A.B., M.Ed.   Principal 
Mr. Gary Lee Adams  A.B.  Mathematics 
Mr. Edward G. Blakeway   Mathematics 
Mr. Ronald C. Butler  B.S.   Geography, World History 
Miss Natalie Coffey  A.B., M.A.   Spanish, Journalism, English 
Miss Lessie Cogdell  A.B.   Mathematics 
Mr. W. P. Despres  B.S.   Science, Physical Education 
Mrs. John Eberhart  B.S.   Dietitian 
Mrs. Alice Ehrlich  A.B.    Art
Miss Mary Oliver Ellington  B.S., M.S.   Biology, Physiology, Anatomy 
Mr. W. D. Fesperman  A.B.   American History,      Physical Education
Mr. James G. Finch  A.B., M.A.   Social Science 
Mrs. Mary Martin Fleming  B.A.   Mathematics 
Mrs. J. E. Fletcher  A.B.  English, Latin 
Mr. Larry Fletcher  B.S.  Shorthand, Typing 
Mrs. Mary Sue B. Fonville  A.B., M.A.   Social Studies
Miss Claire Freeman  A.B., M.A.   Chemistry 
Mrs. Judith E. Freeman  A.B.   English, Remedial English 
Miss Fannie Pearl Fulcher  A.B.   English 
Mr. B. B. Gilbert  B.S.   Industrial Arts 
Mrs. Sherry W. Green     Secretary 
Mr. C. M. Hamilton  B.S., M.A.   Commercial Arts 
Miss Frances Hobgood  B.S., M.A.   Commercial 
Mr. J. Watson Holyfield  B.S., M.A.   Dean of Boys 
Mrs. Peggy Jackson  B.S.   Shorthand, Typing 
Mr. Kingston Johns, Jr.  A.B., M.A., Ph.D.   Assistant Principal 
Mr. David Johnson  B.S., M.Ed., M.A.   Spanish
Mrs. Mildred Johnston  A.B.    Speech, English 
Mrs. Nell Kahdy  A.B., M.A.   English. French, German 
Mr. Carroll King  B.S., M.A.   Physical Education 
Mrs. Tora T. Ladu  A.B., M.A.   Spanish, French 
Mr. James T. Layton, Jr.  B.S.   Mathematics 
Mr. Alfred S. Linthicum  B.S.   Industrial Arts 
Mr. James Maddrey  B.S.   Industrial Arts
Mr. Francis M. Madigan  Science B.S.   Biology, Gym
Mrs. J. L Marcom A.B.   English
Miss Ella B. McDearman  B.A., M.A.   Chemistry 
Mrs. J. H. Melton  B.S., M.A.   Library
Mrs. Louis Osborne  A.B., M.S.   Mathematics 
Miss Laura Helen Paschal  A.B., M.A.   English, Journalism 
Mrs. Phyllis Peacock  B.A., M.A.   English, Creative Writing 
Miss Mary Penney  B.S., M.S.   English
Mrs. Katherine Pitman  A.B.   Biological & Physical Science 
Mrs. Jeannette Pittman  B.S.  Home Economics 
Mrs. Nan W. Price  A.B.   English, Dramatics 
Miss Helen Runnion  A.B., M.A.   Social Studies 
Mrs. Lillian Sandling  A.B., M.A.   Dean of Girls 
Mr. W. W. Sharber  B.S.   Industrial Arts 
Mrs. Jennie Sharp  A.B.   Commerce 
Mr. W. F. Shealy  A.B.   Science, Mathematics 
Mr. M. L. Shepherd  B.S., A.M.   Chemistry, Algebra 
Mrs. Nancy B. Shore  B.S.   Science
Mrs. William Smaltz  B.S.   Physical Education 
Miss Annie Smaw  B.S., M.S.   Mathematics, Psychology 
Mr. Farmer S. Smith  B.S., M.A.   Diversified Education 
Mr. Charles A. Somers  A.B.   Local Music 
Mr. Richard Southwick  B.S., M.A.   Band
Mrs. Nattie Ellice Stell  B.S.   Mathematics 
Mrs. Burn Stevenson    Secretary 
Miss Melissa Strother  A.B.   Latin
Mrs. Virginia Swain  B.S., M.S.   Home Economics 
Miss Pauline Tayloe  A.B., M.A.   English
Mr. B. B. Taylor  A.B., M.Ed.   American History 
Mr. Clyde Walker  A.B.    Physical Education,    Driver's Education
Miss Carole Williams B.S.   Physical Education 
Miss Lenior Williams  A.B.    Mathematics 
Mrs. Margaret Wooten  A.B.    English, Speech, and Dramatic Arts 
Miss Joan Wyman  B.S.   Distributive Education



Faculty Obituaries:

     Joe Holliday
     Nell Kahdy
     Carroll King
     Clyde Walker



Joseph Quincy Holliday of Holden Beach, NC
May 4, 1921 - Nov 1, 2012

Joseph Quincy Holliday passed away peacefully the morning of November 1, 2012, at the age of ninety-one. Mr. Holliday was a native of Jamesville, NC, and graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1942 where he was a multi-sport letterman and president of his graduating class. He furthered his study at Wake Forest College before earning a Masters of Education from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1952. He began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Jamesville High School in 1943 before relocating to Raleigh and beginning a twenty-three year tenure at Needham B. Broughton High School. In 1955 he married the former Mary Jane Anderson.

At Broughton Mr. Holliday served as teacher, Dean of Boys, and Assistant Principal before being named Principal in 1952, a position he held for fifteen years. Additionally, Mr. Holliday was a passionate coach and acted as assistant coach of the track team (1945-1949), boy’s junior varsity basketball coach (1945-46), and boys varsity basketball coach (1946-50) which included a 27-game winning streak extending through the 1949 and 1950 seasons. He was named head coach of the winning East team in the 1950 North Carolina High School Boys Basketball All-Star game. Among his former players, eight went on to play at the collegiate level in either the Athletic Coast Conference or Carolinas Conference.

Following Mr. Holliday’s dedicated service as principal of Broughton, the school’s legendary gymnasium was named in his honor in 1968. He has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fames at both Broughton and Barton College and was named Barton College Alumnus of the Year in 1993. He continued his career in education as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for Raleigh City Schools before assuming the Area Director position from 1976-1981. Mr. Holliday was a longtime member of Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, serving as a Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Board.

In 1996 Mr. Holliday moved to Holden Beach, NC, where he lived until 2011. He was a embraced by a wonderful community where he made many friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Anderson Holliday, sisters, Muriel Holliday and Juanita Holliday Coltrain, and parents Joseph and Cottie Holliday. He is survived by his daughter Jane Holliday Houchin, her husband Edward of Raleigh and their children Joseph (Mallory), Charles and Abigail; and daughter Amanda Holliday Spencer, her husband Joseph of Asheboro and their daughter Amanda “Holli” Holliday Spencer.



Nell Mettrey Kahdy of Raleigh, NC
April 30, 1916 - July 6, 2015

Nell Mettrey Kahdy was born and reared in Elizabeth City, NC. Nell’s family moved to Raleigh where she graduated from Hugh Morson High School. Afterward, she majored in English and foreign Languages at Meredith College and UNC and began teaching in Warsaw, NC. She temporarily left teaching during WWII to serve as an interpreter of French and German for the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. During that time, she met and married George A. Kahdy, a pilot in the US Air Force; they remained very happily married for seventy-one years. After the War, Nell returned to NC and lived in Knightdale where she resumed her teaching career and raised three successful children. Four years later, she and George moved to Raleigh where she taught French and German at Needham Broughton High School for twenty-eight years. She was proud to relate that she loved every student she ever taught and never sent one to the office for disciplinary reason. At times, four of her former students were her doctors, a fact she attributed to a long and happy life.

While working as head of the Foreign Languages department at Broughton, Nell was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the University of Munich and was the first NC High School teacher of German to do so. The National Foreign Language Association honored her as one of sixteen most superlative teachers in the United States.

In 1964, Nell became associated with the American Institute for Foreign Studies and for 30 years, supervised students and teachers in European study during the summers. With her lively and enthusiastic personality, she made many friends and served as a good American ambassador. In France, the Mayor of St. Jean de Luz, had a celebration and appointed Nell as an honorary citizen of the town. Maintaining a positive outlook throughout her long and happy life, Nell never lost her love for people, music, and teaching, even when dementia slowly stole her short term memory. She never failed to express her gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Dubose Center at The Cedars of Chapel Hill where she spent her final years.

Nell is survived by her husband, George, her children Barbara Estes (Jim), Dr. George N. Kahdy (Martha) and Georgette Stone (Fred); five grandchildren, Mettrie Lari (John), Demeree Stone, Fred Stone III, Dr. Kathryn Kahdy and Dr. Kristin Broadwell (Chad); and five great grandchildren, nieces and nephews in the Wehbie, Salem, Mettrey, and Saloom families.



H. Carroll King of Kerrville, Texas
June 12, 1918 - June 6, 2009

H. Carroll King passed away on June 6, 2009, just a few days before his 91st birthday. He was born on June 12, 1918, in Farmersburg, Indiana, the son of John Hubert and Hallie Burton King. His father was a school teacher.  After graduating from Central Missouri State University, Mr. King spent five years in the Navy during World War II. 

He began his career in Laurinburg, N.C., but really made his mark in Raleigh as a coach, teacher, and athletic director. From 1949 to 1955, he was head of the physical education department at Hugh Morson High School and the head coach of the combined Raleigh High School basketball team. These teams had players from both Needham Broughton and Hugh Morson high schools. Mr. King coached the 1952, 1953, and 1954 Raleigh High School basketball teams to NCHSAA State AAA championships.   

After the two schools merged in 1955, Raleigh High School referred to Needham Broughton. Mr. King continued coaching basketball, teaching, and mentoring there until he became Broughton’s athletic director in the late 1950s. He also was involved in the construction plans for the Holliday Gym. He was named athletic director for Raleigh City Schools in 1963. 
In 1998, Carroll King was inducted into the fairly new Hall of Fame established by the North Carolina High School Athletic Directors Association to recognize achievement and excellence in academic administration. He was cited for organizing programs and upgrading facilities and for his service as a long-time president of the Eastern 4-A conference. He also had served on the NCHSAA board of directors and as president of the  North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAPHER).

(Editor’s Note: We have not located a published obituary for Coach King. These details are from various sources. Please contact us If you can provide additional information.)

Source: Nan W. Price, David Ward Jones, Bruce Hoadley, Johanna Grimes


Clyde Lewis Walker of Charlotte, NC
November 17, 1929 - September 20, 2005

Clyde Lewis Walker, 75, of Charlotte, NC, passed away at his home on September 20, 2005. He was born on November 17, 1929 in Poplar Branch, NC, a son of the late Clyde Vernon Walker and Annie Lee Walker.

Clyde attended Mars Hill Junior College where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He received his A.B. in Education from Catawba College and later earned his Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina. He began his teaching and coaching career at Walnut Cove, NC, serving there from 1951-1953. He moved to Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC, where he assumed the head football coaching job in 1955. During Coach Walker's tenure, the CAPS football program never had a losing season, and his undefeated 1961 team won the State Championship. Also, while at Broughton, Clyde was an assistant in the 1958 and 1961 Shrine Bowl Games, and led North Carolina as head coach in 1965. He was named NC Scholastic Coach of the Year in 1966.

In 1967, Clyde joined the football staff at UNC as head recruiter, helping the Tar Heels sign several All-Americans. In 1972 he was named Associate Athletic Director at Carolina. In 1973, Clyde became Athletic Director at the University of Kansas, where he served the Jayhawks for five years. In 1978, he moved back to his native North Carolina to become Athletic Director at UNC-Charlotte, heading up the 49ers program until his retirement in 1987.

Clyde attended First Baptist Church of Charlotte, was a member of Carmel Country Club, was a passionate sports fan, and enjoyed spending time at his condo in Myrtle Beach.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby W. Walker.

He is survived by his children, Ginger Garner of Charlotte, Clyde L. Walker, Jr. of Charleston, WV, and Kimberly Weishaar and husband, Jim of Olathe, KA; grandchildren, Ric and Steve Garner, Zach and Kacy Walker, and Karlie, Kyle, and Tori Weishaar. He is also survived by his special friend, Betty Bedford.

Source of Obituary: News and Observer on September 22, 2005