Dr. Junius H. Terrell

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Services for Dr. Junius H. Terrell, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were2:15 p.m. Friday, July 1 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Dr. Terrell, 78, died June 27, 2005. He was born in McCall Creekon June 21, 1927, to Mr. and Mrs. William E. Terrell.

After graduating from West Lincoln High School in McCall Creek,he received an associate’s degree in business from WhitworthCollege and a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Heearned his MBA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin andwas a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Texas.

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Prior to beginning his career in the field of accountingeducation, Dr. Terrell was an audit manager for Arthur Anderson andCo. in Houston, Texas. He taught at Bucknell University, VirginiaTech and the University of Texas at Austin prior to joining thefaculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where hetaught for 24 years. During that time, he served as president ofthe NC State Board of CPA Examiners and was the recipient ofnumerous teaching awards, including the Nicholas SalgoDistinguished Teaching Award, the UNC Business School UndergraduateProgram Teaching Award, and the University Award for Excellence inInspirational Teaching.

In 1990, Dr. Terrell left UNC Chapel Hill to become the Dean ofthe Ketner School of Business at Catawba College in Salisbury,N.C., a position he held until his retirement from full-timeteaching. Catawba president Stephen Wurster in announcing Terrell’sappointment said, “Dr. Terrell is widely known and respected inboth the academic and business communities. His many contacts andprofessional stature will be a major asset for the faculty,students and programs at the Ketner School. He also has thepersonal qualities necessary to fulfill high expectations thiscommunity has for the Ketner School.”

During his tenure at Catawba, the North Carolina CPA Foundationpresented Dr. Terrell their esteemed “Outstanding Educator Award.”The nomination for this award had included these words, “Hisability to motivate is obvious, as his former students can be foundin leadership positions throughout the country – in both the publicand private sector.”

Active in his profession, Terrell served in leadership roles innumerous organizations and was published widely. He was therecipient of the Ernst and Whinney Faculty Fellowship Award, theCoopers and Lybrand Excellence in Audit Education Program FacultyAward and a research grant from the Price Waterhouse Foundation. Heserved as a Deacon and Moderator of University Baptist Church inChapel Hill.

Dr. Terrell is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie BlackTerrell; his daughter, Rebecca Ann Perry and her husband, TonyPerry, of Atlanta; his sisters, Eva T. Pullen, of Brookhaven, FayeT. Moore, of Bay St. Louis, and Regina McGraw Hinote, of Mobile,Ala.; his brothers, Clyde Terrell, of McCall Creek and LintonTerrell, of Edwards; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research and/or RowanRegional Home Health and Hospice in Salisbury, N.C. 28144.