Daniel W. Banner ’73
Daniel Whitlock Banner, of Wilmington, Ohio,died July 24, 2018.
Born in Pulaski, Virginia, Dan Banner came toWoodberry from Greensboro, North Carolina. Heplayed basketball, football, baseball, and tennis.He was a member of the book club and rulescommittee. His affinity for math earned him theRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Prize his fifth-form year, and with the encouragement of hisadvisor, Chuck Straley, he was a teacher’s aid inmathematics.
Mr. Banner earned his degree from theUniversity of North Carolina in 1977. He returnedto Woodberry to teach math and direct thesummer school math program before leavingto teach at Durham Academy. He also coachedbaseball for more than twenty years and workedin social services for fourteen years.
Mr. Banner is survived by his wife, Mary; twochildren; two stepsons; and three grandchildren.His father was Charles W. Banner ’ 26.
Brian J. Murphy ’76
Brian Joseph Murphy, of Miami, Florida, diedDecember 2, 2019.
Originally from Warrenton, Virginia, BrianMurphy was both athletically and musicallygifted. He played football and baseball, and alsothe flute, guitar, and piano. He was a member ofthe stage crew, sound crew, book club, currentevents club, service committee, and The Oraclestaff. He worked as a professional musician duringhis summers while a student.
Dr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree fromthe University of Virginia and a medical degreefrom the Medical College of Virginia. He waschairman of the department of radiology andmedical imaging at HealthSouth Doctors Hospitalin Miami.
William R. Bates ’80
William Robert Bates, of Lafayette, Louisiana,died December 6, 2019.
Will Bates spent most of his life in Louisiana andexcelled when he came to Woodberry. He workedon the technical crew for stage productions and asa DJ for the school radio station, WFSR. He hadan interest in photography and participated in theWoodberry in Britain program.
Dr. Bates earned his medical degree from
Louisiana State University and completed his
residency at the University of Arka nsas for Medical
Sciences. He was a doctor of internal medicine at
Hamilton Medical Group before starting his own
private practice. While he was serving as chief
of staff at Regional Medical Center of Southwest
Louisiana, he worked tirelessly during the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Bates had a strong sense of humor and
valued his closest and longest friendships. He
loved reading, dogs, and cars — working on them,
collecting them, and racing them.
He is survived by his daughter; two grandchildren; and his companion, Charlotte.
T. Scott Haley ’88
Thomas Scott Haley, of Bowling Green, Virginia,died January 19, 2020.
Scott Haley played basketball at Woodberryand lettered in lacrosse and football. He was amember of the hop-lounge committee, orientationcommittee, chapel council, and rod and gun club.He was also a library proctor and lifeguard.
Mr. Haley earned his degree from theUniversity of Virginia and worked in urban andenvironmental planning, beginning his careerin Northern Virginia before moving back tohis native Bowling Green. The majority of hiscareer was spent as an environmental specialistwith the department of environmental quality inRichmond.
Mr. Haley served on the town council ofBowling Green and as a deacon at Salem BaptistChurch. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts andco-owned Hardcorner Farm with his son. Hewas an avid fan of UVA sports, rarely missinga basketball game on television and frequentlyattending football games.
Mr. Haley is survived by a daughter; a son,Andrew S. Haley ’ 17; his mother; and a sister.
Deaths in the Woodberry Family
Eugene “Snoopy” Rutherford passed awayMay 21, 2020, in North Carolina. He became amember of the Woodberry grounds department in1989 and worked there for more than a decade. Hisbrother-in-law, Bob Wood, works in Woodberry’smaintenance department.
DANIEL W.BANNER ’73
T. SCOTTHALEY ’88