N.C. remembers…

FILE PHOTO: Arnold Palmer attends a press conference before first round play in the 2012 Masters in Augusta

In 2016, we said goodbye to some of those who helped shaped North Carolina. From captains of industry, to statesman and athletes, the Old North State has a rich history of leaders and icons.Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016 Regarded
as one of the greatest players in golf history, Palmer attended Wake
Forest University, then Wake Forest College, on a golf scholarship.
Palmer also designed dozens of golf courses across the state.Ralph Ketner, 1920-2016 Co-founder of Food Lion and perpetual philanthropist, Ketner passed away at age 95 after a battle with colon cancer.Sen. Robert Morgan, 1926-2016 A former senator from N.C. and Lillington native, Morgan died at age 90 after a career serving as a state legislator, a U.S. senator and state attorney general.Rep. Paul Luebke, 1946-2016A longtime and influential N.C. House member, Luebke died at the age of 70 from complications from lymphoma. Luebke was running for re-election for his seat representing Durham’s 30th district.Rep. Ralph Johnson, 1954-2016 The Democratic representative from Guilford County, Johnson died on the primary election day after suffering a stroke. His colleagues called him a “trailblazer.”J. Earl Danieley, 1924-2016 President emeritus of Elon University and one of North Carolina’s strongest advocates for higher education, Danieley passed away at age 92.Dorothy Dent Park, 1913-2016 President emeritus of the charitable Park Foundation — which has committed nearly $140 million to NC State — and the widow of NC State alumnus Roy H. Park, Sr. ’31, died at the age of 103.Keith Brodie, 1939-2016 A psychiatrist, educator and former president of Duke University, Brodie died at the age of 77 at his home in Durham.