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Dennis in 1977, when appointed director of the new Programs for Special Educators at Peabody College (AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY)

H. Floyd Dennis Jr., JD’58: Disability civil rights advocate

H. Floyd Dennis Jr., professor of special education, emeritus, at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, died April 17 of cancer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89.

Joe Thomas Ford Jr., BA’76: All-star sportsman

Joe Thomas Ford Jr., BA’76: All-star sportsman

Former Vanderbilt basketball star Joe Thomas Ford of Paducah, Kentucky, died June 20 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 64.

Andrews gives the keynote address at Elon University’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program. Watch the address.

Dale P. Andrews, MA’97, PhD’98: ‘Culture of collegiality’

Dale P. Andrews, a teacher, minister, social justice activist, and renowned scholar on the art of preaching, died June 23 in Nashville of cancer. He was 55.

Sandra Sue Jaggard, BS’87: Passionate prosecutor

Sandra Sue Jaggard, BS’87: Passionate prosecutor

Known for her encyclopedic command of the law, Florida Senior Assistant Attorney General Sandra Jaggard helped keep some of Miami’s most notorious killers on Death Row. She died unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2016, at age 51.

Henry receives a standing ovation by the Tennessee General Assembly after his farewell address to the Senate in April 2014. (AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY)

Obituary: Sen. Douglas S. Henry Jr., BA’49, JD’51, Statesman and Gentleman

Tennessee Sen. Douglas S. Henry Jr., a giant of the state legislature for six decades and a force in Nashville politics, died March 5, 2017, at age 90.

Obituary: C. David Stringfield, BA’61, MA’64, Health Care Giant

Obituary: C. David Stringfield, BA’61, MA’64, Health Care Giant

C. David Stringfield, the former president and CEO of Nashville’s Baptist Hospital (now known as St. Thomas Midtown Hospital), died March 24, 2017, when a commuter train hit his vehicle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was living in retirement.

Obituary: David J. Wilson, Citizen Scientist

Obituary: David J. Wilson, Citizen Scientist

David J. Wilson, emeritus professor of chemistry, of Belleville, Michigan, died Jan. 12, 2017, after a three-year bout with melanoma.

Obituary: Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, BA’98, Student Mentor

Obituary: Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, BA’98, Student Mentor

Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, who spent much of her career helping Vanderbilt students develop their leadership skills through student organizations, died Jan. 26, 2017, in Nashville at age 41.

Obituary: Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., BA’62, Surgeon of Service

Obituary: Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., BA’62, Surgeon of Service

Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., a prominent member of the Atlanta medical community for more than 30 years, died June 18, 2016, at Hospice Atlanta, which he co-founded. He was 76.

Obituary: Frances Isley Hardie, MLS’68, PhD’80, Woman of Mystery

Obituary: Frances Isley Hardie, MLS’68, PhD’80, Woman of Mystery

Frances Isley Hardie, former head of collections and acquisitions at Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library, of Nashville, died Jan. 8, 2017. She was 90.