Juneau resident Roger Woolford Hurlock died May 27, 2001. He was 89.
He was born in Cambridge, Md., in 1912. In 1950, he left a real estate business to move his family to Juneau.
He bought Mendenhall Valley property and the family ran a poultry farm while he sold lots to invest in Allied Artists, then the seventh-largest movie company in America. He was later named to its board of directors.
When he became Allied Artists' vice president in 1961, he moved to Beverly Hills. Later, as president, he became a lifelong member of the Motion Picture Academy.
He gave numerous housing lots to Juneau's high school vocational building program and also donated the present site of St. Paul's Cathedral.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Robert and John.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; his sons Don of Hawaii, Ron of Connecticut, Tom of Montana, and Larry of Juneau; and his sisters Kay and Jean of Maryland.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Cathedral.
Former Juneau resident Archie Brookshire, 73, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Grants Pass, Oregon.
He was born August 29, 1927, in Dalton, Georgia. On Dec. 15, 1946, he married his wife Loretta. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1947, served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and retired in Juneau in 1970. He worked fifteen years for the Alaska Marine Highway System as a chief engineer, retiring in 1990, when he and his wife moved to Grants Pass Oregon.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge and American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
His is survived by his wife, Loretta; his sons Bill and Clay Brookshire of Sparks Nevada; his five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Loretta Brookshire may be reached at 3350 Campus View Drive Grants Pass, Oregon 97527-8146.
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