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Richard Everett "Dick" Arey
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1927
Shelby
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2007
Blowing Rock
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Richard Everett "Dick" Arey, 80, of Chestnut Hill Circle, Blowing Rock, died Monday evening, August 20, 2007.

He was born June 4, 1927 in Shelby, N.C., a son of the late William Griffin Arey and Catherine Roberts Arey.

Mr. Arey was a retired hotel executive, and during his career, he managed the Robert E. Lee Hotel in Winston-Salem, N.C., The Washington Duke Hotel in Durham, N.C., and was the Vice-President of Operations of the Hilton Plaza Inns in Kansas for 21 years, before his retirement in 1990. He was a past president of the North Carolina Hotel and Motel Association, the North Carolina Restaurant Association, the Kansas City Hotel and Motel Association, and the Kansas City Restaurant Association. Mr. Arey was currently serving as a Honorary Life Board Member of the North Carolina Restaurant Association.

During his retirement years, he was Vice Chairman of the Unifor Chapter of SCORE, director of the Blowing Rock Rotary Club, Elder of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, director of Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, president of the Blowing Rock Country Club, and director of Blowing Rock Hospital.

Survivors include one daughter, Ann Mason of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters, Catherine Mason and Susan Mason; a son-in-law, William Mason; two brothers, Will Arey, Bob Arey and one sister, Mary Alice Dorton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anice Graham Miller Arey.

A memorial service was conducted Friday morning, August 24, 2007, at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. Officiating was Dr. Charles Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, or to the Jim Stewart Scholarship Fund, in care of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1218 Main Street, Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605.

Hampton Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Griffin Arey (1893 - 1958)
  Catherine Roberts Arey (1895 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Anice Miller Arey (1927 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  William Griffin Arey (____ - 2010)*
  Robert Jackson Arey (1921 - 2015)**
  Richard Everett Arey (1927 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Blowing Rock
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Andie Parrish 💜
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
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Richard Everett Dick Arey
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Richard Everett Dick Arey
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