In Memory

Salem A. Van Every, III - Class Of 1968

Salem A. Van Every, III


Salem Augustus Van Every III

CMA 1962-1968

Jan 23, 1944 Mar 29, 2019



Salem Augustus Van Every III passed away at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC on 03/29/2019.

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05/06/19 08:13 PM #1    

Randy Jennings (1963)

So sorry to hear of this friend’s passing.  The last time I spoke to him was not long after my surgery, he told me he was leaving the hospital in Charlotte to go home in October or November 2018, but he did say he was going home to hospice.  He had told me this before.  I guess it finally happened, as all of you know you sometime had to take Salem’s comments with a grain of salt.

l fondly remember going home with Earl Whitton to Charlotte and getting to visit Salem at his family’s home.  He moved to Georgetown in the early 70’s and opened a Photography Studio.  There are a lot of stories about Salem going around.  Someone asked me about one recently at the CMA reunion in Maxton, “Did Salem really have an airplane hidden at the Maxton Airport”. I did not know much about that, I left CMA in 1963.  What I do know is that John Rhodes, John Abercrombie & I borrowed Salem’s 1962 British Racing Green Buick Riviera and We made it to Columbia in about and hour (123 miles). Salem was at a CMA house party across from my Mother’s house and we went to pick up blues guitarist “Drink” Small.  That is a true story, no really. By the way Salem, i’m still waiting for my country ham.


RIP Old Friend....



05/07/19 01:16 PM #2    

Michael L. Stevenson (1968)

I do remember Salem well. Of course being from Charlotte I knew the Van Every's owned Lance cracker company. Salem was in B company as was I my senior year 1966-67. Yes he did have an airplane at the Maxton-Laurenburg airport. I remember the second time Salem went AWOL his father gave a color tv to B company to get him back in. Salem was a character, he will be missed.

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