Memorials Committee


Arranges and provides memorial services for deceased Bar members in open court when the families so desire. 



2021-22 Chair 2021-22 Vice Chair
George N. Miller
Hon. Hugh B. Lewis


Samantha C. Mobley
Bill Powers

Anne Tompkins
Woody Connette
Hon. Robert Conrad
Julie Lewis
Hon. Charles M. Viser
Ronnie F. Craig
George V. Hanna III
Scott P. Vaughn
Bradley Kutrow



Staff Liaison
Leah Campbell, Executive Director -


2017-18 Memorials Committee Report
 Hon. Bob Conrad, Chair and Anne Tompkins, Vice Chair

For a number of years, it has been our Bar's tradition to honor the memory of members of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) who have died during the year. When the family desires, a memorial ceremony is conducted for a deceased member at a special session of the Superior Court, presided over by one of our resident superior court judges (or occasionally a district court judge), and attended by the deceased member's family and friends, the president of the MCB, a member of the Memorials Committee and other members of the MCB.

On behalf of the Memorials Committee, a designated member of the MCB prepares and presents at this memorial ceremony a special resolution commemorating the life and services of the deceased member which becomes a permanent record in the minutes of the Court. The Court also invites friends and colleagues to make informal remarks or to share recollections about the deceased member which often results in moving memories and tributes. The Court is subsequently adjourned in memory of the deceased member.

In 2017-18, the MCB Memorials Committee worked with Courthouse Liaisons, Judges and the MCB to continue providing Memorial Services for the members below. The MCB has posted all memorial resolutions online to read. Additionally, the family and presenter are now given an audio CD of the memorial service.

During the past year, proceedings have been conducted for the following deceased members of our Bar:

Deceased Member

Memorial Proceeding

Resolution Presenter

Presiding Judge

Paul B. Bell

February 22, 2018

Dickson M. Lupo

Hon. Charles M. Viser

Ernest S. Delaney

April 26, 2018

Jeremy H. Godwin & Benjamin M. Puckett

Hon. Hugh B. Lewis

James Dennis Rash

May 10, 2018

Charles F. Bowman & Robert C. Sink

Hon. Charles M. Viser

Hon. Theo X. Nixon

May 31, 2018

George V. Laughrun II

Hon. Regan A. Miller

L. Thomas McLean Jr.

June 28, 2018

J. Norfleet Pruden III

Hon. W. Robert Bell

The Committee extends special thanks and appreciation to the judges who presided on these occasions, to those members of the MCB who have prepared and presented the resolutions, to the Bar members and family and friends who have attended these memorial proceedings and to Julie Mulhall who has handled the various arrangements necessary to the continuing of this fine tradition of the Mecklenburg County Bar.