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In memoriam: Lawrence (“Larry”) Queen, Jr.

Veteran North Carolina journalist and teacher Lawrence (“Larry”) Talmbadge Queen, Jr., died July 6. He received a master’s degree from UNCG in 1970, and had a long career in journalism, as a reporter and a youth news editor, working with high school students. In the 1960’s, while with the Winston-Salem newspapers, he also did freelance radio interviews broadcast locally, and nationally by NBC in New York City and by the Armed Forces Overseas Network.

In 1985, Larry retired from the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel newspapers after 29 years and then taught journalism at UNCG for 10 years as a visiting lecturer.

As a volunteer Larry advocated for local parks and other public projects, and was involved with Guilford County Greenways Commission, Nature Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity, Greensboro Episcopal Housing Ministry, and other organizations. Larry served with the Army in World War II in military police and combat engineers, including duty in the Southwest Pacific Theater.

He spoke in an interview for a UNCG University Archives oral history project.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church.