The Florida A&M Community is mourning the death of a longtime Rattler.
Dr. Theodore Hemmingway, who was a history teacher at the university, died of a massive heart attack Monday.
Saturday, family, friends and students gathered at the Old West Florida Enrichment Center in Tallahassee to say their final goodbyes.
Dr. Hemmingway has been with the historically black college since 1972. He was selected teacher of the year four times.
Hemmingway's colleagues call him a great mentor and human being, one who made a difference in the lives he touched.
Ralph Turner, a professor of chemistry at FAMU, says, "I knew Ted when he first came to FAMU in 1973 as a member of our faculty. I was a colleague of his in chemistry. I've known him as a colleague from that time up until this point, also as a friend."
Friends say Hemmingway was a great mentor and was always willing to help others. He'll be buried in Marion, South Carolina.