Vashit Furches ‘Ty’ Sugg

Published 11:48 am Monday, February 17, 2020

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Vashti Furches “Ty” Sugg, 94, of Stokesdale, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Beacon Place.   

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb.18 at 11 a.m. at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel in the Lineberry Center. Family visitation will be held at 10 a.m.

She was born in Davie County to the late John and Judson James Furches. She was a graduate of N.C. Baptist Hospital. She was a nurse practitioner, and served as the Guilford County Director of Family Planning for many years. She was instrumental in starting the Guilford County Maternity Training Program. She was the second family-planning nurse practitioner in the state. She acted as a practitioner in three counties where there were few or no OB-GYNs. She was the recipient of the Margaret B. Dolan achievement award for exceptional nursing.  She was a former member of College Park United Methodist Church and the Rebekahs, an independent Order of the Odd Fellows.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband of almost 50 years, Edward Leonard Sugg Sr.; daughter, Connie Jean Sugg; and 8 siblings.

Survivors: her children, E. Leonard Sugg II and wife Donna of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Mark David Sugg and wife Kathy of Stokesdale; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorials: Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Ave., Greensboro, 27405; or American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Rd, Greensboro, 27409.