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In memoriam: Cansler ’66, Hoyle ’55, Peacock ’72

Dorothy Phillips Cansler, MSW ’66, age 88, of Chapel Hill, died Jan. 7, 2014. Once her three children were school age, she received her MSW at age 40. Cansler became interested in the needs of families with handicapped children, and focused her work in this area of service for the next 25 years. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 18. Obituary

Jackson Sylvester Hoyle, MSW ’55, age 86, of Winston-Salem, died Jan. 3, 2014. Hoyle devoted his life to helping others through his work, church, and community involvement. He worked for the Burke County Department of Welfare, the Cleveland County Department of Welfare (also serving as director), and the North Carolina State Welfare Department. He was the director of the Social Work Department at the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem for 20 years and the director of social work, director of admissions, administrator, vice-president of health Services, and interim director for The Baptist Retirement Home of North Carolina for fourteen years. Obituary

Robin Lear Peacock, MSW ’72, died Dec. 11, 2013, at home in Raleigh. A native of Chapel Hill, she resided in Raleigh since 1972. In addition to her involvement in many volunteer activities throughout her adult life, she was employed for 28 years as a social worker, first with the Wayne County (N.C.) Department of Social Services and, later, with the North Carolina Division of Social Services, where she was supervisor of adoptions until her retirement in 1992. Obituary