Memorials

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Larry M. Lewis, age 70 passed away Aug. 1 in his home in Colfax after a lengthy illness. A Memorial service was held at Guilford Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis was a native of Forest Park, GA and moved to Greensboro in 1976. He served his country in Vietnam 1970-1971, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was employed by the USPS from 1979 until his retirement due to illness in 2006. He was a member of Guilford Baptist for 40+ years. He enjoyed his family, friends, landscaping and workouts at the gym which he did 5 days a week before going to work. He was a sports fan. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, daughter, son, and 3 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro 2500 Summit Ave. or to Guilford Baptist Church.

Norman Lee Parrish, 72, retired Greensboro Police Officer, beloved husband and father, passed away Aug.19th at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born Sept. 7, 1946 to Johnny and Syble Parrish in Greensboro, NC. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving honorably in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He joined the Greensboro Police Department in 1968, where he served until his retirement in 1996. Norman received a commendation from the GPD for going above the call of duty by assisting to safety, a driver who was having a seizure. Norman enjoyed spending time with his family and yearly trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.  In his youth he raced go-karts and later taught his son, Keith, to race them. Norman had a HAM radio license and was a member of the Guilford Amateur Radio Society and the Greensboro Amateur Radio Association. He will always be remembered for his love of family, freedom and fireworks. He was a member of RCGC for 12 years where he will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Claudia, son Keith, daughter Carla, ten grandsons and one granddaughter. A memorial service will be held Wed., Aug. 28th, at 2 p.m. at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be left at for the family at www.forbisanddick.com

Walter Wiley Hitchcock   Nov. 16, 1946 - Aug. 15, 2019 
Wiley attended Page High School in Greensboro. After graduation he proudly served in the US Marines during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on August 16, 1973. He graduated from Guilford College with a degree in science. Wiley enjoyed a professional career in chemistry and retired from the City of Winston Salem in 2009. He also enjoyed several varied part-time positions. He was an avid outdoorsman who thrived on sharing his love for the outdoors with others young and old.

Wiley is survived by his wife Shirley, sons, Bill and Jimi, step-children, Shawn, Sandra and Nathaniel, 7 grandchildren, his mother and his life-long friend Tom Webb.

Services were held on 8/19 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Veterans Fellowship Group 617 N Elm St Greensboro NC 27401 or to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at: https://www.forbisanddick.com/obituaries/Walter-Hitchcock/#!/TributeWall

Thomas Jefferson Cox, Jr., 63, Reidsville, NC, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. 
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired maintenance manager for Oliver Rubber of Asheboro, NC. His hobbies included, photography, amateur radio and antique engines. Tom was a Life Member of RCGC, where he served on the Board of Directors and also as Trap Range Director.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra Angela Ross Cox, four children, seven grandchildren, two sisters and a host of nieces and nephews. 
A Military graveside service was held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, August 15th at Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, WV. 
Tom will be missed by his friends and shooting buddies at RCGC.
An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

 

Willie L. Gibson Sr, longtime Club member Willie Lee Gibson, Sr., 68, of Reidsville passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Cone Hospital with his loving wife and daughter by his side.
Willie was born in Rockingham County on June 10, 1950, a son of Jack and Annie Gibson. He was the shop supervisor for Karastan Rug Mill for many years. His hobbies were motorcycle riding with his friends, woodworking, scroll sawing and oil painting landscapes (in the Bob Ross tradition.)

Willie is survived by his wife, Vicki Barrow Gibson, his son, his 3 daughters, and 6 brothers.

A formal visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00PM at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:00PM at Boone and Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 7671 N.C. 770 West, Eden, NC 27288  

Online condolences may be left at www.booneandcooke.com/obituary/willie-gibson 

Willie was an active Club member for 29 years. His friends at RCGC will miss him very much.

Raymond Leon Styer, 85, of 240 Styer Dairy Road, went home to be with The Lord Sunday November 11, at the Hospice Home of Rockingham County surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 16, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald Fink and Rev. Allen Myers officiating. The burial followed at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Military Honors.
Ray was born in Royersford, PA. He served two years in the US Army. During this time he met and married Sara Wright. They just celebrated 61 years together.
Ray was a lifelong farmer recognized and honored with numerous awards from the US Department of Agriculture. He was a pioneer in Rockingham County in “no-till” farming. He served as vice president of the NC Farm Bureau Board for over 20 years and was a longtime member of the Rockingham County Cattlemen’s Association. He was also a longtime firefighter and first responder for the Monroeton Volunteer Fire Department. In his later years, he enjoyed serving the community while working at Wilkerson Funeral Home. He was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Ray was a Charter Member of the Rockingham County Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife, Sara of the home; his 4 children, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Tommy Styer Memorial Scholarship Fund, RCC Foundation, Inc., Post Office Box 156, Wentworth, NC 27375-0038 or Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Ray will be greatly missed by his friends at RCGC.

 

John Richard Stallings, 84, of Reidsville, died Thursday November 15, 2018 at the Hospice Home of Alamance County.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 P.M. Sunday November 18, 2018 at Camp Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites performed by the Rockingham County Honor Guard. A native of Guilford County, he was the son of the late John and Eliza Brannock Stallings and had lived most of his life in Rockingham County. He attended Curry School in Greensboro and was an honor graduate of the machinist course at Danville Technical Institute. He was a veteran of the US Army, where he served in the military police and was a fire arms instructor. A member of Camp Springs United Methodist Church, John worked as a tool room machinist for General Electric Co. in Lynchburg, VA for six years and retired from GTE Sylvania which later became Chase Precision Metals in Reidsville with twenty-nine years of service. John was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a Charter Member of the Rockingham County Gun Club, a member of the Old Reidsville Rifle Club Team, and a member of Old Reidsville Skeet Club. Online condolences may be left at www.cittyfh.com.

Memorials may be sent to: Camp Springs United Methodist Church C/O Tony Stanley 1969 Ashland Rd., Ruffin, NC  27326

 

Franklin Dennis Brame passed away on Sat. Sept. 1st, 2018.  He lived in the Bethany Community of Rockingham County and graduated from Bethany High School in 1955. 
Dennis was a Charter Member of the Rockingham County Gun Club and served on the Board of Directors.  He enjoyed spending many Sundays there with his nephew Alan Brame.  Dennis enjoyed bench rest shooting and traveled all over the East coast going to matches, was inducted into the National Bench Rest Shooters Association World Hall of Fame, and is still a record holder to this day. 
A celebration of his life will be held Tue. Sept. 4th at Glencoe United Methodist Church, 601 Glencoe Church Loop, Summerfield, NC with a graveside service at 10:00 and visitation following in the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glencoe United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Citty Funeral Home in in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at cittyfh.com  

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