Alumni News – Spring 2012


Louis R. Hollinger ’44 entered Mystic circle on April 19, 2011. A native and resident of Mobile, Ala., he spent his free time turkey hunting and fishing. Before retirement, he worked as a plant manager for Stone container/Mobile Paperboard. He is survived by his wife, Millie, three children, and their families.


William S. Hays ’64 entered Mystic circle on his 69th birthday, August 11, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Bill proudly followed a long DKE family tradition, and the fraternity was a rich part of his life. In 1999 he was awarded the coveted William H. Henderson Alumni Award for outstanding service to Psi and Kappa Epsilon chapters. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeanie.


Tracy James Priest ’69


Many of Tracy’s friends gathered at Noja’s on December 8 for a memorial celebration of his life. Richard Dorman ’68 made the arrangements for Noja’s. Most of those in attendance were friends from the Mobile-Baldwin county area, but some attended the event from great distances. Ellis “Eli” Fluet ’69 flew in from california, and Garth Lovvorn ’69 drove down from Athens, Alabama. There were numerous “Tracy stories” told, and everyone had a great time remembering special moments they had with Tracy, raising their toasts to his memory.


Psi DKEs in attendance were Richard Dorman ’68, Greg Leatherbury ’69, Percy Fountain ’67, Jim Hutto ’68,Richard Miller ’69, Ed Sledge ’69, Richard Sullivan ’70, Tom Galloway ’70, Warren Herlong ’70, Chuck McNeil ’71, Jim Johnston ’71, Richard Brinson ’67, Jimmy Lyons ’70, Ray Miller ’69, and David Miller ’71. Many other friends of Tracy attended, as well.

entered Mystic circle on November 19, 2011, in Mobile, Alabama. He worked as an insurance adjustor but was known to many as a successful entrepreneur. He founded Southern Woodcraft and Storyville restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Bon Temps clothing line, and World Winds retail stores. He enjoyed good food, music, theater, and his large family of friends.


Michael E. Dazet ’92 entered Mystic circle on September 27, 2011. He lived in New Orleans, La., at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Lydia, and their three children.



John R. Miller Jr. ’42 and his wife, virginia, reside in Brewton, Ala. They have four children: Nancy Melton, Earl, J. Richard, and Joan Simpson. John is chairman of the board for T.R. Miller Millco. Inc. E-mail:


R. Bruce Worley ’59 is the executive vice president for JBL Properties Ltd., in Gretna, La. He and his wife, Linda, reside in New Orleans, La. They have three children: Rob, a Sigma chi of the University of Kentucky; N. Knight, a Delta Kappa Epsilon of the University of virginia; and virginia, a Kappa Delta. E-mail:


Samuel Adams ’79 was elected as chairman of the board for the Alabama council of Economic Education, Birmingham, Ala. Through the organization, high school students throughout Alabama play the stock market game; teachers receive the latest tools to instruct; and economic summits with the state’s leaders are planned. Sam resides in Montgomery, Ala., with his wife, Mary They have four children: Mary Elizabeth, Alice, Sarah Ross, and Sam. E-mail:


David A. Gray ’80 reports that he is very proud of his son, Jereme ’11, and the rest of the Psi chapter for their leadership demonstrated during the support efforts after the April tornado in Tuscaloosa. “They truly set an example for all,” David said. He works at TAM International as the vice president of global business development. He and his wife,  Janice, reside in Hilton Head, S.C. E-mail:

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