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In Memoriam: Applewhite ’62, Comer ’89

Sue Smith Applewhite, MSW ’62, of Jacksonville, N.C., 88, died surrounded by family on Sept. 26. She began her career as a social worker in Smithfield. In 1950 she began working in the Onslow County Dept. of Social Services until her retirement as director in 1988. During that time, she served as president of the Directors Association and president of NCSSA. Her accomplishments were numerous and their effects will be felt in the community and state for many years to come. Obituary

Sally Davis Comer, MSW ’89, of Raleigh, 68, died peacefully at home on Sept. 24.  She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1991 and after years of private practice, earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from Smith College in 2012. She collaborated internationally on her research findings and was an adjunct professor at both UNC-CH and ECU Schools of Social Work. She was director of the Psychotherapy Training Program at Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas 2009-13. Well-known and respected in her profession, she was active in the NC Society for Clinical Social Work for over 20 years. Though she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000, Comer never allowed her illness to define her. Obituary