Monday, September 17, 2007

Mr. Privette Dies

Jerry Gaudet reports:

"It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Ernest Privette."

(Charlotte Observer 9/17/07)
Ernest Privette, 81, of Charlotte, died September 15, 2007 at Carolinas Medical Center- Main. He was born August 2, 1926 in Hawkins County, TN to the late Oscar Martin Privette and Eula Pearson Privette Robinette.
Mr. Privette received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He also received a Masters Degree in Business Education from Columbia University in New York City. Mr. Privette was a business education teacher for his entire teaching career. He began as a Typewriting Instructor at old Central High School which later became Garinger High School. Later, he taught Shorthand and Secretarial Office Procedures. It was in these two subjects that Mr. Privette became well known and highly respected by both students and fellow teachers alike.
In the fall of 1970, Mr. Privette became a full-time instructor in what was then known as the Secretarial Science Program at Central Piedmont Community College. Here, he continued teaching his beloved Shorthand as well as keyboarding, Office Procedures, Business Communications, and Records Management. When Ernest retired, he wanted to continue teaching and did so for many more years at Central Piedmont.
Mr. Privette is survived by his niece, Gwynne Cady and her husband, John and their son, Michael Cady and wife, Jennifer, and their children, Brendan and Ashley; son, Jimmy Cady and wife, Michele; cousin, Cindy Mills and her husband, Rick and their children, Rachel, Katelyn and McKenna; special aunt, Florence Culp her husband, Charles.
A funeral service for Mr. Privette will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Harry and Bryant Company with the Rev. Michael Cummings officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Harry and Bryant Company. Interment will be held in Rogersville, TN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Published in the Charlotte Observer on 9/17/2007.