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Jackson, Clara Louise - Clinton  
Clara Louise Jackson, 77, Clinton, died 04-29-2016. Arrangements: Crumpler-Honeycutt, Clinton.
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Published in The News & Observer on May 1, 2016
Johnson, Eva Whitaker - Durham  
Eva Whitaker Johnson, 92, Durham, died 04-29-2016. Arrangements: Clements F.S., Durham.
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Published in The News & Observer on May 1, 2016
Jones, Benita Annette - Broadway  
Benita Annette Jones, 52, Broadway, died 04-29-2016. Arrangements: Knotts F.H., Sanford.
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Published in The News & Observer on May 1, 2016
Jones, Lyle Vincent - Chapel Hill  
Lyle Vincent Jones Chapel Hill Lyle Vincent Jones was born March 11, 1924 in Grandview, Washington and died in Chapel Hill April 13, 2016, having led a fulfilling life of 92 years. In 1942, he began his college experience at Reed College, but enlisted immediately after completing his freshman year into active duty in the US Army Air Corps, where he was commissioned as a communications officer. In 1946, having finished his military service, he returned to university, earning his bachelor's and master's science degrees in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1947 and 1948, and PhD in Psychology and Statistics from Stanford University in 1950. He then taught at the Universities of Chicago and Texas before coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1957, where he served as director of the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory and later as Alumni Distinguished Professor. Lyle also served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the graduate school at UNC from 1969 until 1979. He was managing editor of Psychometrika from 1956 until 1961, President of the Psychometric Society from 1962 to 1963, and president of the American Psychological Association's Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) from 1963 to 1964. He was awarded two fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford CA in 1964-1965 and 1981-1982. Stanford University's prestigious Ralph W. Tyler book collection includes four items that resulted from these fellowships. Lyle was one of the original architects of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the nation's report card of achievement for young adults. He began this important work in 1965, which continues 50 years later as part of the National Center for Educational Statistics ( http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ ). In 1979, he was the recipient of UNC's highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award. This award recognizes "that member of the academic community who through personal influence and performance of duty in teaching, writing, and scholarship has best exemplified the ideals and objectives of Thomas Jefferson." In 2004 Lyle received the Sells Award for Distinguished Multivariate Research to recognize his lifetime achievement in multivariate experimental psychology. Lyle retired from the University of North Carolina in 1992. He became Professor Emeritus and continued his active research career, his office at Davie Hall until 2013, and mentoring up until his death to the wonderful benefit of the students and faculty around him. Lyle endowed the Lyle Vincent Jones scholarship at Reed College, as part of his belief in providing "Give Back" opportunities for deserving students. He was very proud of his many successful graduate students, collaborations with treasured colleagues and friendships but most proud of his family; he is survived by his daughter, Susan Edison Hartley, son, Tad Whitcomb Jones, granddaughter Shawna Edison Hartley, niece and nephews back in Washington – Helen Johnson, Reed Price, Curtis Price, Evan Price and their families. He was an avid Carolina fan, reader, traveler, author, editor, collaborator, political adviser, longtime supporter of Doctors without Borders, and tennis, poker, and bridge player. Lyle was a man of life long relationships, a storyteller with an incredible head for names, dates and places, a true gentleman and a scholar. A friend wrote: "The world is a much poorer place without him." But, oh, how much richer the world is because he was in it! Celebration of life at UNC and Reed College TBA. Guestbook: http://www.cremnc.com
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Published in The News & Observer on May 1, 2016

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Jones, Benita Annette - Broadway  
Benita Annette Jones, 52, Broadway, died 04-29-2016. Arrangements: Knotts F.H., Sanford.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 30, 2016

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Johnson, Margaret Elizabeth - Raleigh  
Margaret Elizabeth Johnson March 14, 1932 - April 28, 2016 Raleigh Margaret Elizabeth Johnson, 87, of Raleigh passed away Thursday April 28, 2016 in Raleigh. She was born March 14, 1932 in Raleigh a daughter of the late John Hicks Johnson and Margaret Wells Johnson. She grew up in Raleigh attending St. Mary's High School and then went on to Salem College. She lived in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and travelled extensively before returning to Raleigh In the early 90's. Peggie is survived by her brother, John H. Johnson of San Mateo, CA, niece, Jane Johnson of San Mateo, CA, and two nephews John H. Johnson of Nokomis, FL and James T. Johnson of Denver, CO. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave. Raleigh. Arrangements are under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC 27605.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 29, 2016
Jones Jr., John Robert - Snow Hill  
John Robert Jones, Jr., 78, Snow Hill, died 04-27-2016. Arrangements: S. Connor Memorial.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 29, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Week

Jackson Jr., Arnell - Randalstown, Md  
Arnell Jackson, Jr., 79, Randalstown, MD, died 04-23-2016. Arrangements: Haskins F.H., Goldsboro.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 26, 2016
Jackson, Roy Clifton - Baton Rouge  
Roy Clifton Jackson, 80, Baton Rouge, died 04-24-2016. Arrangements: Skinner & Smith Funeral Home, Dunn, NC.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 28, 2016
Jackson, Rudolph - Littleton  
Rudolph Jackson, 61, Littleton. Arrangements: Shawn Lea F.H., Littleton.
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Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 28, 2016
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