OBITUARY

Douglas Patrick Earley

May 21, 1968December 24, 2020

Douglas Patrick Earley, 52, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2020 in Greensboro, NC.

Doug never met a stranger and when he walked into a room laughter would always follow.

Doug is survived by his mom, Arline Aalfs (husband Dennis, deceased), dad, Chuck Earley (wife Becky) and daughter, Aspen Earley. He is also survived by siblings: Sally Thompson (husband Pat), Susie Guhne (husband Gene), Chip Earley and Shannon Earley. Doug was an amazing “Uncle C” to Ryan Guhne, Philip Mericle, Kristine Hammer (husband Will), Jennifer Mericle and Matthew Guhne. He is also survived by his girlfriend and partner in life, Stephanie Hays.

Doug graduated from Shelby High School where he excelled in tennis, swimming and football. He then attended NC State before beginning a 30-year career with Southern Lithoplate in Wake Forest, NC.

Because of his child-like spirit and love of athletics, the family would like for donations in his memory to be made to the Hope Academy GSO Athletic Fund. www.hopegso.org Hope Academy GSO, 1403 W Florida Street Greensboro, NC 27410.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held in the spring.

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Cindy Bates

January 2, 2021

My condolences to the family. I knew Doug from the business world and he was the kind of person to make you laugh.

RIP Doug,

Cindy Bates

Sherry Tow

December 31, 2020

Dear Arline,

My deepest condolences on the sudden and profound loss of your son, Doug. In time, may the beautiful memories you shared with Doug bring comfort to your broken heart!

Warmest Regards,

Sherry

Elizabeth Thomas

December 31, 2020

Dear Arline,
My deepest sympathy to you and you family in the passing of your son. May your good memories of him give you some peace in these sad and difficult times.

Elaine Jonesllyrra

December 30, 2020

I know Arline from Newcomers and CUMC. My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your son. It is always sad when a family is bereft of its younger members. May he rest in never-ending peace.

Connie Shorter

December 30, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear the sad news of my dear friend Arline’s son Doug’s death. I hope you and your family will be comforted by your sweet memories of him.
Blessings,
Connie Shorter

Nan Hall

December 30, 2020

I send my deepest sympathy to Arline Aalfs. Arline, my heart goes out to you. Please accept my condolences as I can only imagine how hard it would be to lose one of my children. Prayers and blessings to you and your family.

Joy Greco

December 29, 2020

Sending deepest sympathy to my friend Arline Aalfs on the sudden passing of her beloved son, Douglas Earley. Prayers are being offered for Arline and his entire family as you all cope with this loss. God bless you all.

Brent Fraklin

December 29, 2020

I have so many great memories of Doug that as I write this, it makes me remember how his personality and attitude uplifted those around him. I can recall very few times when he was having a bad day and how contagious his positive and easy going attitude was. He will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends who were fortunate enough to be a part of Doug’s life.

Mike Champion

December 29, 2020

I have known Doug for almost 20 years and have great memories of him. We have shared many lunches and dinners and outings along the years. If you were in the Transportation business you would love to visit with Doug. He will be terribly missed. My prayers go out to his family.

Georgetta Denhardt

December 29, 2020

I am sending condolences to my dear friend Arline and to her wonderful family. Douglas must have been a very special man and I can't imagine how much you will all miss him.
May his wonderful memory bring you support.
Georgetta Denhardt

FROM THE FAMILY