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J. Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Awards $8,500

 

February 19, 2018

Ray Adams

Last Friday at Blue Ridge Community College, three Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) students met with school officials, as well as Joe and Sandra Furr, to receive checks as part of the 2018 J. Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in 2008, in memory of the Furrs' late son, Daniel, and is awarded to full-time students with financial need. Pictured, left to right, are BRCC students Robert Armstrong, Ryan Anders, Justin Aiken and Emily McCall. Sandra and Joe Furr are also pictured. Four additional scholarship recipients not pictured include Levi Hall, Katherine Moore, Jacob Myers – who attends Appalachian State – and Haley Clark, who attends AB Tech.

After Daniel's death the Furrs were determined to "trust our Lord to bring beauty from the ashes of our loss" and work hard to give local young people an opportunity to earn their education and help them survive the dangers related to under age alcohol usage. Sandra commented, "Today we are celebrating Daniel's 29th birthday with this Scholarship check presentation. Our desire is to honor Christ and work with Him to bring good fruit from the memory of Daniel's life and death".

Since 2009 Scholarship funds have been raised from nine Annual Daniel Furr Memorial Golf Tournaments held each...



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