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Stanly County Commissioner’s wife passes from COVID-19

At Monday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Bill Lawhon opened by informing those in attendance and watching online of the passing of the wife of one of his fellow board members.

Lawhon mentioned the absence of Commissioner Lane Furr, saying the reason he was not in attendance was the death of Furr’s wife, Phyllis, to something COVID-related Sunday.

The chairman entertained a motion to give Furr an excused absence from the meeting, which was made, seconded and passed unanimously.

Lawhon also asked for people to keep Furr and his family in their prayers.

Other commissioners mentioned supporting Furr and family, including Scott Efird, who in his public comments said, “It’s tough. You don’t think about (COVID) until it hits home, that it can’t happen to you.”

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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