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Celebrating the Life of Maurice Edward Everette

October 16, 2012 11:51 AM
Maurice Edward Everette
Longtime organizer of tennis events for charity and North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Maurice Edward Everette, 76, of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away at Forsyth Medical Center after a long battle with Parkinson's on Thursday, October 12, 2012. Everette was born July 19, 1936, in Robersonville, NC and was the son of the late William Ashley "Bill" and Mary Louise Taylor Everette. He was a long time tennis pro at Boonsboro Country Club and Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, NC. His passion for tennis was recognized through the many accolades he received including his induction into the East Carolina University Sports Hall of Fame and also the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. Further tennis pursuits won him many local, state, and Southern tournaments, including several USTA events.
Everette was known for using his love of tennis to benefit two causes he was passionate about, creating and organizing annual tennis events to raise money and awareness for Brenner Children's Hospital and Forsyth Medical Center Nurse Navigator program. In addition to tennis contributions, Everette was also one of the most recognized college basketball officials in the southeast until he retired in 1996. He refereed in the Southern, Southeast, ACC, and Ohio Valley conferences. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 18, at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC, at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Forsyth Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forsyth Medical Foundation/Nurse Navigator Program, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or the NC Tennis Foundation, 2709 Henry Street, Greensboro, NC 27405. Online Condolences may be made to Salemfh.com.



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