Allan Ernest Oram

Born: Fri., Apr. 22, 1932
Died: Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Location: Harbor Club Carriage House

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Allan Ernest Oram, age 82, of Harbor Club on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA. Allan was born in Cambridge, MA on April 22, 1932 to the late Ernest Howe Oram and Marjorie Edith Tracey Oram.

He graduated from Marblehead High School and went on to earn an undergraduate degree and Master’s Degree in Accounting at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1957. Allan was an Accounting Professor at Bentley College and was well respected by students and faculty alike. He retired in 1990 after twenty-seven years. He was also a Certified Public Accountant. While at Bentley, he served for a time as chairman of the accounting department and co-authored an Accounting Information Systems textbook. He married the former Beverley Kaye Willows on August 8, 1959, whom he adored, and they raised their family in Winchester, MA before moving to Fripp Island, SC in 1990. In June of 2006, they moved to Harbor Club on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. He attended Walker United Methodist Church of Greensboro. He derived much pleasure in serving his community and tutored at Lake Oconee Academy. While living on Fripp, he was a volunteer fireman, tutor, hospital volunteer, and member of the choir at All Faith’s Chapel.

Allan and Beverley spent their summers on Webster Lake in Franklin, NH, where Allan loved to swim and snorkel. He was an avid golfer (achieving not one, but two coveted holes in one) and was active in the men’s golf associations at Fripp and Harbor Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, David Oram; three children - Christine Samoiloff (Alexander), Gail Johnston (Scott), and Douglas Oram (Rhonda Sykes); five grandchildren - Tracey Mahoney (Roberto), Alex Samoiloff, Kelly Samoiloff, Hailey Johnston, Kyle Johnston; a great grandson - Landon Mahoney, other relatives; and many friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Carriage House in Harbor Club, Greensboro, GA with Dr. Justin Terrell of 1st Baptist Church of Fairburn, GA officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Salvation Army, your local food bank, or a charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Steve & Linda Weiser
   Posted Mon November 17, 2014
Bev & Family:

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Al was a pleasure to be around. Breakfastwith "the guys" changed when he decided not to get up so early. A fine man and a friend - he will be missed

karen johnston white
   Posted Mon November 17, 2014
It was truly a priveledge to be able to meet and know Mr. Oram. I loved his calm nature and sense of humor. (I am Scott Johnston's sister, Gail's sister-in-law). Thinking of the family at this time and wishing Peace and knowledge that he is well ~ and I am sure that he and my father are enjoying their reunion :)

David & Joyce Zanone
   Posted Mon November 17, 2014
Dear Bev and Family,
Our sympathy to you in your loss.
We have been talking about the wonderful times we had with you and Al at tennis, and Dames & Divots here on Fripp Island. It was a pleasure to know Al; he had a great sense of humor and a great laugh.
Dave & Joyce Zanone

Caroline Gagan
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Samoiloff Family.

With all our sympathy and love to the Oram Family. Love, The Samoiloff's

Mr and Mrs Ernest Barkhouse
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
Al was a dear friend and neighbor and friend at Webster Lake. We Spent some good times with
them. Both at the lake and out to dinner a few times. He will be greatly missed.
Deepest sympathy to his dear wife and family.

Love the Barkhouse family

Ray and Sue Barb
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
Where do we begin. We have so many wonderful memories over the years. The bridge group in Massachusetts, the trip to Germany, Fripp Island, the trip to Hawaii, golf in NH. Your lives have touched so many people over the years, and we are happy to have been a part of that. We will all miss him so much, but from the life that he lived, we know that he is now in a better place, and with God in His goodness we will see him again. Thanks to both of you for being in our lives. It's been wonderful. Sue & Ray

Budd and Carrie Catlin
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
Our sincere sympathy. We have so many fine and fun memories of Al while we were together on Fripp. Best wishes to you Bev.

Sandy and Dick Wolfe
   Posted Wed November 19, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Oram family.

Jeanne and Dave Seaquist
   Posted Thu November 20, 2014
Our hearts and prayers are with you, Bev and family, during this time of sadness. We are still in shock at the news of Al's passing especially when we recently had dinner with both of you while you were still in NH. He always looked so healthy and kept himself that way. Although we saw you infrequently, we always enjoyed the conversations, the reminiscing about those Bentley years, and of course, our golf games. We'll be in touch soon, Bev. Stay strong. Love and prayers.

Timothy F. Hagan, CPA
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
Professor Oram was my first accounting professor at Bentley in 1979. He was always the consummate professional and his candor and wit were without compare. He was a favorite choice among the accounting professors at the school and will be greatly missed by all of the alumni.

Please extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends. The Bentley community has lost a cornerstone.