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Audrey Marie Beres
Audrey Marie Beres
Online memorial was created by susan on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Audrey Beres. We will remember her forever.
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Ann Kinnett (1928 - 2017)
Ann Kinnett (1928 - 2017)
Online memorial was created by Milton on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ann Kinnett, 89, born on April 19th, 1928 and passed away on September 19th, 2017. We will remember her forever.
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Dr. Ronald Edwin Carrier
Dr. Ronald Edwin Carrier
Online memorial was created by Kygers on 09-19-2017

Dr. Ronald Edwin Carrier, 85, widely known as one of the most dynamic and effective college leaders in the nation, passed away on September 18, 2017, in Harrisonburg, VA. after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family.  He catapulted James Madison University to national prominence during this 27-year presidency.         

 Ron was born the fifth child in the family on August 18, 1932, in Bluff City, Tenn., to the late Melissa May Miller Carrier and James Murphy Carrier. His boyhood and high-school years were spent in Bluff City, where his ethics and values were formed. He liked to talk about his chores of helping his father slaughter the hogs and working in the tobacco fields. He was active in high-school sports and credited his coach with inspiring him to pursue higher education.

 In 1955 Ron was graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., where he met the love of his life, Edith Marie Johnson from Kingsport, Tenn. In their senior year, Ron was elected president of the student body and Edith was elected secretary and treasurer, thus beginning their incredible lifetime together. They were selected as the most outstanding students, marking the first time two students had been selected for the annual honor. Following his college graduation with a B.S. degree in economics, Ron and Edith married and moved to Illinois where they started their family and where Ron earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics at the University of Illinois.

 Following attainment of his advanced degrees, Ron served as associate professor of economics at the University of Mississippi from 1960 to 1963, directing research for NASA and the Chamber of Commerce. He moved to Memphis State University in 1963 as professor of economics and director of the university's research programs. He served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Memphis State University from 1966 to 1971.

 He began his presidency of Madison College in 1971 as the youngest college president in the nation. He retired from James Madison University in 1998 after 27 years of distinguished service as the university's fourth president. He served as chancellor of JMU from 1998 to 2002 when he was named president emeritus.

 During Ron's tenure at James Madison University, his many accomplishments included significant increases in college board averages, enrollment and new facilities; addition of 40 new programs with five new colleges and establishment of a graduate school; incorporation of an intercollegiate athletics program at Division 1; development of international programs in 37 countries; and founding of an autonomous College of Integrated Science and Technology. During his presidency, Ron was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to provide leadership during 1986 and 1987 as president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. Ron was extremely proud of the development of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens — 125 acres of land on the JMU campus set aside for eternity to be used by students and visitors alike.

The presidency of JMU was not just a job. It was an all-consuming life for Ron and Edith, who spent countless evenings entertaining in their home and never missed a JMU sporting event or other campus activity. Not one to sit still or waste time, Ron took pleasure in personally landscaping the campus. He and Edith enjoyed traveling and sharing their experiences. He spent many hours with his family and friends, assisting them with whatever they might need and just being a good and generous friend. His grandchildren were his passion. He possessed a brilliant mind and displayed a great sense of humor — always ready with a good story, and was in demand as a speaker. He was a friend to all in every walk of life. The students loved and respected him and referred to him as "Uncle Ron."

In honor of Ron's and Edith's many contributions to JMU, Madison Memorial Library was renamed Carrier Library in 1984.

Following his JMU retirement, Ron involved himself in many activities, including Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Logistics Management Institute, president of New College of Virginia, consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies, service on corporate boards, including Luna Advisory Board, Integic Corporation Board of Directors, Oracle Corporation Higher Education Consultant, Union Planters Bank Board of Directors, Clark Consulting Advisory Board, Dominion Bank Board of Directors and Universal Corporation Board of Directors. He was involved for many years with the development of Romanian American University and continued to be its adviser.

Ron's civic activities, affiliations, commissions, councils and public service boards were numerous. He authored many articles on education, economics and the labor force.

Ron received numerous honors, including honorary doctorates from Romanian American University, The College of William and Mary, Jacksonville State University, Bridgewater College and Francis Marion College. He was honored with a dedication in the Stars of the Commonwealth Hall of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. named to the Hall of Fame of East Tennessee State University, named Virginia Cultural Laureate, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Service Award and named to American Men in Science. He was member of Who's Who in American Science, Who's Who in the South and Southeast and Who's Who in America and was twice named Virginian of the Year and named one of the 100 Most Effective College Presidents in the United States. He served as Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee,

President and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Innovative Technology, President of WVPT, served on the Board of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, on the East Tennessee State University Foundation Board and was President of the United Way.

Ron is survived by his wife Edith Johnson Carrier, daughters Linda Carrier Frazee (husband Butch) of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Jennine Marie Carrier of Bethel Maine; grandchildren, Samuel Carrier, Sarah Frazee Trester, Matthew Frazee, Joshua Thomas and Noah Carrier and great-grandchildren, Casen  Carrier Trester, Hudson Trester, Griffin Trester and Sophia Frazee.

Also surviving are his brother, Herman Carrier and a sister, Martha Ann Carrier Watson.  He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lavon Carrier; grandson, Walter Carrier; brothers, Lavon and Louis Carrier; sister, Eleanor Carrier Cowan; half brothers and sisters, Stewart, James, Audrey, Ruth and Martha and sister-in-law, Evelyn Johnson McClellan.

Nieces and nephews who survive him are Teresa Robinette, Melissa O'Dell, Beverly Watson, Judith Cowan, Charles Cowan, Wendy Baxter, Nathan Carrier and Marianna Watson. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Harrisonburg; daughter-in-law, Linda Carrier of Harrisonburg; nieces-in-law and nephews-in-law, Teresa McClellan Ledbetter, Mark McClellan and Scott McClellan. 

A private graveside service will be held Friday.  A celebration of life for all family and friends will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Wilson Hall at James Madison University.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum or Carrier Library. 

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.

http://www.lastingmemories.com/dr-ronald-edwin-carrier
First Lady Edna Ruth Nolen Wormely
First Lady Edna Ruth Nolen Wormely
Online memorial was created by Sheryl on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, First Lady Edna Ruth Nolen Wormely. We will remember her forever.
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Lloyd Fleming
Lloyd Fleming
Online memorial was created by Memoriams on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Lloyd Fleming. We will remember him forever.
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Elaine P. Lorenzo (1935 - 2012)
Elaine P. Lorenzo (1935 - 2012)
Online memorial was created by lori on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Elaine Lorenzo, 76, born on October 2nd, 1935 and passed away on June 4th, 2012. We will remember her forever.
http://www.lastingmemories.com/elaine-p-lorenzo-3
Geraldine M. "Gerry" Williams
Geraldine M. "Gerry" Williams
Online memorial was created by Newcomer Funeral Home on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Geraldine M. "Gerry" Williams. We will remember her forever.
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Mildred "Jean" Palmer
Mildred "Jean" Palmer
Online memorial was created by Newcomer on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mildred "Jean" Palmer. We will remember her forever.
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Robert T. Kistler
Robert T. Kistler
Online memorial was created by Kerry on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Robert T. Kistler. We will remember him forever.
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Stephen J Olszewski
Stephen J Olszewski
Online memorial was created by stanley on 09-19-2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Stephen Olszewski. We will remember him forever.
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