Diana H. Douglas of Southern Pines, NC passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 after a brief illness. Mrs. Douglas, the daughter of Ethel Royal Hassrick, was raised in Philadelphia, PA and at her grandfather's farm in Wynona, NJ. Her grandfather was Belford Grant Royal, who worked closely with E.R. Johnson, the inventor of the Victor Talking Machine and founder of the RCA Company. Mrs. Douglas was educated at Friends Central School in Philadelphia and Bradford College in Haverhill, MA.
Mrs. Douglas and her first husband, the late William A. Goff, lived in Valley Forge, PA before moving to Southern Pines, where they built a horse farm on Youngs Road. Diana enjoyed hunting with Moore County Hounds for 30 years and participated in many hunter trials, hunter paces, schooling shows, and carriage driving. She was a committed volunteer, serving as president of the Moore County Humane Society and the Southern Pines Garden Club. She was a long-term active member of the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, a greeter at bible study, and an avid needlepointer.
Mrs. Douglas is survived by her four children: Susan Shiffer, of Raleigh, NC; Bill Goff of Virginia Beach, VA; Gwen Haag of Tucson, AZ; and Greg Goff of Wilmington, DE, as well as by six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her second husband, John C. Douglas.
Mrs. Douglas' celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 25 at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moore County Humane Society.

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  1. Diana will always be remembered as our faithful greeter every Tuesday morning at Community Bible Study. There was always a smile on her face, a friendly greeting and a big old hug. We loved you Diana and will miss you. Barbara Ewing

  2. We are sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are
    with you during this difficult time. The Lord will give
    you strength as you continue your Journey of Grief.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown, Aftercare Director
    Pines Funer

  3. I am extremely saddened by the loss of Diana, and, truly share your grief!
    I had the honor of buying her beautiful home on Youngs Road and, treasuring many years of friendship; delicious meals; learning much
    from her kindness and wisdom. I alway

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