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Vance Douglas High


Doug High 77, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Tuesday March 23rd at Duke Regional Hospital.

Doug was the son of the late Vance Pershing High and Louise Woodlief High Honeycutt. He was a member of Creedmoor United Methodist Church. He retired from his Dental Lab Business in Oxford, working with Dr Martin and Dr Sneed. Doug’s passion was family, golf and coaching his daughters basketball and softball. He served 3 terms on Creedmoor Board of Commissioners from 1977-1989.

Surviving are three daughters, Lynda Cramer (Bob), Cynthia Shahed and Julie High; two sisters, Barbara Roberts (Gary), Deborah Rogers (Lenny) and a brother Danny High (Jane) all of Creedmoor.

Private service will be held at a later date.


  • Ricky Temple Posted March 25, 2021 1:20 am

    Doug and I were classmates at Creedmoor High ’62. I remember Doug was a good guy, Sorry to hear me has left us.

    • Julie High Posted March 26, 2021 11:04 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Means a lot. Very difficult time for all of us.

  • Janie Elms Matthews Posted March 26, 2021 11:43 am

    Doug High was a classmate, and he was voted most likely to succeed, played on the basketball team, was an honor student and was one of the nicest people in our class. I’m sorry to hear of his passing. I extend my sympathy to his family.

    • Julie High Posted March 27, 2021 9:43 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words about my dad. He was a good man. We miss him so much!

  • Renee Mangum Posted March 26, 2021 3:54 pm

    Deborah, Barbara, Danny and all the family. My deepest sympathy to you all. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to you. God Bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Renee Mangum

    • Julie High Posted March 27, 2021 9:45 pm

      Thanks so much Ms. Mangum. We miss our dad. Definitely a hard time for us all.

  • Danny Lea Posted March 26, 2021 4:48 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Doug’s death. MY Mom always cared about him and loved baby-sitting his daughters. My thoughts and best wishes go out to all of the family.

    • Julie High Posted March 27, 2021 9:48 pm

      Hi Danny, it is so good to hear from you. My sisters, dad and mom and especially my Nana all adored Ms. Lea. We miss her so much. I found a picture last weekend of my Nana and I when I was 4 at Ms. Lea’s house. I remember I would ask her every time I was there how she got the hole in the kitchen window. LOL. Thanks so much for your kind words and posted a comment.

      • Danny Lea Posted March 30, 2021 6:22 pm

        Julie, My Mom, Kathleen, absolutely adored all three of you girls and loved babysitting all of you. My best wishes to all of you.

  • Faye and Herbert Evans Posted March 27, 2021 3:02 am

    So sorry to hear about Doug. We graduated together many years ago. Sort of lost touch but reunited our friendship several years ago. Doug was a great friend and we will really miss him.
    You are in our prayers.

  • Mattie Fox Preddy Posted March 27, 2021 7:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of such a nice person. My thoughts are with the family.

  • Bonnie Allen Posted March 27, 2021 9:52 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of Doug’s family, I know he will be missed, but always remembered for the kind person he was.

  • Judy and Wayne Breedlove Posted March 27, 2021 11:34 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  • Deborah K Keith Posted March 28, 2021 12:12 am

    So sorry to hear about Doug, may you all have peace with the memories that you had of him. God Bless each of you, Deborah Keith and family

  • Dennis Toney Posted March 28, 2021 5:17 am

    My heart and prayers goes out to doug, s family.he was a good person and will be missed.

  • Melissa Bolton Posted March 28, 2021 2:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My family and I just heard the news yesterday. We have lots of fond memories from growing up with you guys, ball, vacations, etc. Our hearts and prayers are with you guys at this time.

  • Joyce Miles Posted March 28, 2021 4:34 pm

    Barbara and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Betty Dixon Posted March 29, 2021 2:04 am

    Julie, Cynthia, and Lynda, I am so saddened by your loss! I knew your Dad as a kind, gentle soul who loved his girls. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Blessings and love from all the Dixons!

    • Julie High Posted March 29, 2021 3:21 pm

      Hi Betty,
      I heard from Jonathan a few days ago, it warmed my heart. Miss you all so much. Thank you so much for the kind words. It has definitely been a hard time for all of us. Sending love back to you, Jennifer and Jonathan.

  • Marion Bullock HENRY (Butch) Posted March 31, 2021 2:26 pm

    I t made me sad to learn of Doug’s passing. I graduated with Doug from Creedmoor high School in 1962. I remember him being a gentleman even at that age, he was friendly, kind and polite. He always took his classes seriously, just the opposite from me. I was always running my mouth and he would look at me like he thought I was crazy. The teachers did too. God Bless you Julie, Linda and Cynthia keep your memories safe in your heart.

    • Julie High Posted April 14, 2021 11:55 pm

      Butch, thank you so much for your kind words about our dad. He was a good man. Love hearing the memories you have of him.

  • Heather L Parrott Posted April 6, 2021 6:04 pm

    Julie, I wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of your dads passing and I am thinking of you at this sad time. May you find strength in the love of family and friends. My most sincere condolences.

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