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Candlelight memorial service will be held April 30 for faculty, staff, students

Athens, Ga. – Eleven University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service April 30 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel.

UGA President Michael F. Adams will lead the service, called “Georgia Remembers . . . a Candlelight Memorial.” Names of each of the five students and six faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle by members of the university’s Arch Society.

Names will be read by Nelson Hilton, chair of the executive committee of University Council; Jerry Daniel, president of the Staff Council; and Austin Laufersweiler, president of the Student Government Association.

Alison Wilbur Eskildsen, minister for the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Athens, will deliver an opening prayer and Andy Cooke, campus minister for the Presbyterian Student Center, will deliver a closing prayer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the flames from the Arch Society members’ candles will be passed to attendees so they can light their own candles of remembrance.

Faculty and staff whose names will be read are:
Byron L. Candole, a laboratory manager in plant pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences;
Dianne H. Crutchfield, a building services worker at 4-H and Youth-Cooperative Extension Service;
Ted Dyer, a public service assistant in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences;
Dale C. Gibson, a disability specialist in the Disability Resource Center;
Douglas Keith Hamm, a laboratory animal care technician in the College of Veterinary Medicine; and
Evan Andrew Lilly, an application analyst associate in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Students whose names will be read are:
Quinton Million Ayers, a junior from Adairsville majoring in sport management;
Joseph Frederick Kessie, a junior from Ty Ty majoring in biological science;
Alexandra Rose Misner, a junior from Alpharetta majoring in mass media arts;
David Neal Symons, a doctoral student in music education from Evans; and
Anna Elizabeth Walls, a freshman from Alpharetta majoring in journalism.