Masonry Industry Leaders Paige, Borden Pass Away

Words: Dan KamysEugene Wallace Paige Jr. of Salisbury, N.C., passed away Jan. 4 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. Born Oct. 12, 1946, in Rowan County, N.C., he was a son of the late Eugene Wallace Paige, Sr. and Buelah Evington Paige. He was a graduate of Boyden High School and East Carolina University. He was employed with the NC State Highway Department and then with the sales department of Carolina Custom Brick in Raleigh. He was an avid duck hunter, fisherman and golfer. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Louisburg, N.C. Frank Kennon Borden Sr. died peacefully at his home in Hope Valley, Durham, N.C., on Jan. 4. Borden began his career with the Borden Brick & Tile Co. in the sales department. In 1970, he became president of the company, and in 1987, he became chairman. He retired in 1989. He served as a director of the Brick Institute of America and Wachovia Bank of Durham. He was also the former director and president of the Brick Association of North Carolina and a former board member of Borden Manufacturing Co., the American Ceramic Society, and Southchem Inc. A memorial service celebrating Borden’s life was held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Durham. Masonry Magazine wishes to express our deepest condolences for the loss of these two great men.
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