November 8, 1924 ~ July 21, 2013
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.