In Memoriam

Dr. Marie Hall Attleberger ’47 | Marie Hall Attleberger, 97, passed away August 17, 2021. She was the second woman to graduate with a DVM from Auburn and was recipient of the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003. A highly respected and nationally recognized veterinary mycologist, she served on the Auburn Vet Med faculty until her retirement in 1986 as professor emerita. As one of her students, Dean Calvin Johnson remembered her as being knowledgeable, practical, authoritative and fair in the classroom and laboratory. 

Dr. James Donald Bilberry ’54 | James Donald Bilberry, 90, passed away August 1, 2021. Known as Doc to his countless friends and family, he received his undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University, before earning his Auburn DVM, graduating cum laude. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before opening a veterinary clinic in McGehee, Arkansas, in 1957. In addition to serving his clients, Doc also dedicated himself to public service and the betterment of his community. He was appointed to serve on the Arkansas State Racing Commission in 1968, and in 1975 helped organize the Delta Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. In 1995, he was chosen as Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year. He is survived by six children, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Dr. Ingram P. “Tom” Johnson Jr. ’56 | Ingram P. “Tom” Johnson, Jr., 90, passed away August 22, 2021. After earning his DVM from Auburn, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he later opened his own practice, Eastgate Animal Clinic. He later expanded to open Olde Towne Animal Clinic in Germantown, Tennessee. During his years of practice, he served on the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinarian Association board and the Animal Emergency Board, and was one of the founding members of the Animal Emergency Center. He had the opportunity to practice alongside his son, Gram, for eight years until he retired in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Chita, three children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister. 

Dr. Bobby Grant Lawson ’57 | Bobby Grant Lawson, 89, passed away August 2, 2021. He attended Hiawassee College and the University of Tennessee before earning his Auburn DVM. He launched Lawson Animal Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee, in 1960, where he continued his practice until retirement. He is survived by a brother, three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Dr. Thomas Lynwood “Lyn” Barber ’58 | Thomas Lynwood “Lyn” Barber, 87, passed away September 12, 2021. After earning his DVM from Auburn, he began his research career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Research Service, working at Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center in New York. He later completed graduate study at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning a master’s and Ph.D. in microbiology. He transferred to Denver in 1969, joining the Animal Disease Research Lab at the Federal Center before retiring in 1985. Over his career, he worked at the University of California Veterinary School in Davis, California, the Greek National Lab in Athens, Greece, and the South African Veterinary Lab near Pretoria and in Mexico City. Survivors include three children and two grandchildren. 

Dr. Ronald Leon Dumas ’60 | Ronald Leon Dumas, 85, passed away September 11, 2021. He attended the University of Florida before earning his Auburn DVM. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he owned Dumas Veterinary Hospital in Inverness, Florida, for 36 years. Survivors include his wife, Marie, three children, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother and two sisters. 

Dr. James Malcolm Kling ’61 | James Malcolm Kling, 85, passed away August 26, 2021. He obtained his DVM from the University of Georgia before earning a master’s from Auburn in physiology and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Florida. He returned to the University of Georgia CVM in 1961, where he taught anatomy for two years. Beginning in 1967, he served as the director of the Office of Research and Support Services, attending veterinarian and professor at the Medical College of Augusta until his retirement in 2001. He taught numerous future veterinarians, physicians, physician assistants and even medical illustrators, and also served as interim vice president for research and interim chair of Pharmacology. In 2009, he was awarded Alumni of the Year distinction from the UGA CVM, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of his graduation. In 2001, in recognition of his contributions, the Malcolm Kling Lectureship in Research Ethics was established at the Medical College of Augusta. Survivors include a daughter, one brother and two sisters. 

Dr. Billy Floyd Lowry ’61 | Billy Floyd Lowry, 85, passed away November 7, 2021. He attended Sunflower Junior College and Mississippi State University before earning his DVM at Auburn. Later, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services for 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Ginny, three children, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister. 

Dr. Raymond H. Stone, Jr. ’62 | Raymond H. Stone, Jr., 88, passed away August 14, 2021. He graduated from Western Kentucky University before earning his Auburn DVM. He practiced in Morganfield and Madisonville, Kentucky, before opening Stone Veterinary Clinic in Sturgis, Kentucky, in 1966, where he was instrumental in helping eradicate pseudorabies in swine in the state before retiring in 2019. He was a member of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, serving as vice president, as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. He was also a member of the Pork Producers, Beef Producers and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. Survivors include his wife, Twila, three children, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two sisters. 

Dr. Dominic Andrew Cangelosi ’67 | Dominic Andrew Cangelosi, 83, passed away August 1, 2021. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southeastern Louisiana before earning his Auburn DVM. A U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran, he received special training from the Clinical Lab School at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was also a member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, as well as the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. Survivors include his wife, Frances, two children and six grandchildren. 

Dr. A.P. “Bill” Carney, III ’68 | A.P. “Bill” Carney, III, 77, passed away September 2, 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State University before earning his Auburn DVM. In 1969, he opened North State Animal Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Later, after a career change to the cattle business was short-lived, he founded Poplar Springs Animal Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. He later opened and operated another business, Animal Medical Supply. He is survived by his wife, Harriette, three children and three grandchildren. 

Dr. Robert V. “Bert” Rogers ’69 | Robert V. “Bert” Rogers, 81, passed away October 6, 2021. Following his Auburn graduation, he practiced in Florida at Lake Wales, Sanford, Longwood and for 22 years at the Winter Springs Veterinary Clinic. He retired in 2010. Survivors include his wife, Diana, two children and five grandchildren. 

Dr. Raymond C. Miller ’70 | Raymond C. Miller, 79, passed away October 17, 2021. He completed the pre-vet program at the University of Tennessee before receiving his bachelor’s degree and DVM from Auburn. Following graduation, he practiced for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Brenda, five children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two brothers. 

Dr. Huey P. Claybrook ’74 | Huey P. Claybrook, 85, passed away August 30, 2021. He attended Oklahoma State University before earning his Auburn DVM, then owned and operated Weakley County Animal Clinic in Martin, Tennessee, for many years. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, a son, two grandchildren and a sister. 

Dr. Larry S. Smith ’77 | Larry S. Smith, 72, passed away October 25, 2021. After earning his DVM and spending two years in private veterinary practice, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Jackie, two children, three grandchildren, a brother and a sister. 

Dr. Eric Russell Lewis ’90 | Eric Russell Lewis, 56, passed away October 4, 2021. After earning his DVM from Auburn, he began practicing at Bell Road Animal Medical Center in Montgomery in 1990. He eventually owned the practice and was always pursuing new learning and training opportunities to improve care for his patients and their families. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and helped establish the Alabama Practice Owners Association. Survivors include his wife, Wendi, parents and two sisters. 

Marion S. MANN

Marion S. Mann, 91, passed away August 1, 2021. A Birmingham native, she graduated from Auburn in 1952 with a degree in physical education and went on to teach at several schools in Georgia, Alabama and Germany. She eventually moved back to Auburn where, following her teaching career, she went on to a second long and distinguished career at the Auburn CVM before retiring in the early 1990s. Known by all at that time as Marion Moore, she was the epitome of a die-hard Auburn fan and “attended, watched or listened to anything Auburn.” Even her first honeymoon trip was the 1954 Gator Bowl between Auburn and Texas Tech. Survivors include a son, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and a sister.