Tuesday, May 21, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE - Frederick Albert Healy Sr., died Monday, May 13, 2013. "Fritz" was born in Flint, Mich, and was a proud graduate of Michigan State University. He was joyously married to the late Jane Macdonald Healy for 58 years, but his greatest attribute was that he enjoyed each and every day that he lived. Fritz moved to Greensboro, in 1965, and lived and worked there for Rucker Wholesale for 13 years, where he served as president of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the Greensboro Rotary Club and the Greensboro Swim Association, along with being the honorary chairman of the 1978 Greater Greensboro Open. Fritz and his family moved to Fayetteville in 1978, when he purchased Smithson Beverage. Fritz became a Cumberland County civic leader while serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of AUSA and was a driving force behind the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. In 1994, Fritz was named Methodist University's Business Person of the Year, and in 1998 Healy Wholesale was the only Cumberland County business to ever be honored with the Governor's Business Award in Arts and Humanities. Of all of their accomplishments, Fritz and Jane were the most proud of their children, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Surviving are Mac and Linda Healy of Fayetteville, Fritz Jr. and Lynne Healy of Southern Pines, Patsy and Tom Wallace of Roanoke, Va., and Mary Jane and Harold Beavers of Greensboro. His grandchildren, Katie, Ryan, Charlie, Mackie, Emery, Maggie, Ben, Kelly Fritz III, Mimi Kate, Signe and Claire will miss their Papa, but he sure taught them all how to laugh. Services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2844 Village Drive, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, 100 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28301 or asomf.org. Service entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory of Fayetteville.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
"144 page golf program from the Greater Greensboro Open held in Greensboro North Carolina from March 27-April 2 1972.The program is in very good condition, fully intact and lays flat."
Sunday, May 05, 2013
"Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic autographed by over 18 PGA Golfers: some of the signatures are as follows: Peter Jacobsen, Wesley Walls, Dan Jansen (Oylmpic Speed Skater),Fuzzy Zoeller, Chris Berman and many more."
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
"An original press photo from 1966 featuring No Birdie, But Still The Leader--R. H. Sikes of Springdale, Ark. jerks his putter high as a birdie putt misses on the 18th today during the third round of the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tourney. Sikes didn't need the bird, however, to lead at the 54-hole mark with 205 strokes.Photo is 11” x 8” in size."
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Wyndham Championship announced Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the founder and CEO of Greensboro’s Pace Communications, Inc. is joining the Wyndham Championship as honorary chairman. McElveen-Hunter is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland (2001-‘03), and currently Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross. Pace, the largest custom content agency in the nation, serves Fortune 500 and other market-leading companies such as Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Wells Fargo, Verizon Wireless, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Walmart and USAA, making Ambassador McElveen-Hunter one of the nation’s most successful female entrepreneurs. “I am so very proud to have been named this year’s honorary Chairman,” McElveen-Hunter said. “The Wyndham Championship has been the heart of the Piedmont Triad sports landscape for more than seven decades, and I am honored to play a small role in this important event. I plan to take this role seriously, as we all understand that the Wyndham plays a vital role in uniting the Piedmont Triad as a wonderful place to live, work and play. I look forward to communicating that to our region.”