Memorials

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Michael Martin Isley, 61, of Reidsville went home to be with The Lord Friday, February 25, 2022 at Moses Cone Hospital.
Michael was born in Reidsville worked as a Maintenance Technician for almost 50 years. He was a member of the Rockingham County Gun Club and loved collecting various interesting weapons. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife and a close, loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home 1909 Richardson Drive Reidsville ,NC   with Pastor Tim Greene and Pastor Robert Templeton officiating. 
The burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on February 28, 2022 at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Jeffrey Blake Gilley, 64, of Eden, NC, passed February 8, 2022, at UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Eden. A memorial service was be held February 11th at Fair Funeral Home Chapel, Eden, NC.
Jeff was born May 15, 1957, in Eden, NC. He graduated from Morehead High School, class of 1975. He worked as a truck driver for Estes for over 20 years. He loved the beach and scuba diving. Jeff enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and Carolina Basketball. He was a Ham Radio operator and a member of the Rockingham Gun Club.

Left to cherish his memory are the mother of his children; his two sons; a grandson, his mother and stepfather; brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank the staff of UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Eden, NC, for the excellent care provided.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to NAMI NC, National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.

David Michael "Mickey" Connelly 82, of Stoneville, passed away on Thur., Feb. 3, 2022, at UNC Rockingham Nursing and Rehab.
A Rockingham County native, Mickey was born on April 30, 1939, He graduated from Mayodan High School where he played football. After high school, he served in the United States Navy and was a champion swimmer. He was a member of Mayodan Moravian Church. Mickey was a wonderful husband, father, and papa. He loved his family, and his grandchildren were his greatest blessing.
Mickey was a Charter Member of The Rockingham County Gun Club. He never missed a Club Work Day when he was younger. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and traveling around the country competing as a Bench Rest Shooter.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, his children, his sister, and his grandchildren. 
A 3:00 p.m. funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Mayodan Moravian Church. Burial will follow at the Mayodan Moravian Graveyard with military honors. Ray Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mickey Connelly and all are invited to share memories or offer condolences at www.rayfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mayodan Moravian Church, 103 S. 3rd Ave, Mayodan, NC 27027.

Walter Edward "Eddie" Weaver, 68, of Reidsville, passed away Tue., Dec. 21 2021.
Eddie graduated from Reidsville High School in 1971 and was a member of the 1970 Reidsville State Championship football team. He was a fearless disabled veteran serving in both the US Army and the US Navy for a combined total of 9 years. He served as a squad leader in a field artillery unit while in the Army, and later worked as a rescue swimmer on a search and rescue helicopter while in the Navy. In Vietnam he was exposed to Agent Orange, which led to his MS and blindness. He never complained about his disabilities and was determined to remain independent. He is survived by his devoted brother, Danny, who lived by his side for 44 years.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00PM Tue. Dec. 28th at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors will be performed by the Rockingham County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eddie's name to:
Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Condolences may be left for the family at 
www.wilkersonfuneral.com
                                                

Thomas “Tom” Allen Cheek, 63, of Greensboro, passed away October 6, 2021 at Moses Cone Hospital.
A 2:00 PM Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will take place Saturday October 16, 2021 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 3906 W. Friendly Ave. A reception will follow outside the church under the tent. The church requests that everyone wear a mask. The service will be available by livestream at www.westpreschurch.org and it will be archived on their site for future viewing.

He is survived by his wife, former wife, sister, brother, nieces, nephews and Alex the cat. All his life, After a 20-year career as a Paramedic at Forsyth and Guilford County Emergency Services, he worked as a computer specialist for Cone Hospital.  Tom had a witty sense of humor, an infectious laugh, a great love for family and friends, 
In lieu of flowers or food, a donation to the Tom Cheek Memorial Fund at gofundme.com to help cover medical bills and final expenses would be greatly appreciated. Any remaining funds will be donated in Tom’s name to his favorite charities allowing his spirit of generosity to live on.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the love and support they have received.

Kerry Bruce Ward passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 64. Bruce was a lifelong resident of Greensboro, NC. Surviving are two married children, a sister and three grandchildren. He was a co-owner of Ward's Awning Company. He managed the finances as well as estimates and installation. His favorite hobby was shooting skeet. In his 30s and 40s, he shot recreational skeet most weekends at the Carolina Clay Target Club near the Greensboro airport where he was an active member before its closure. In recent years, he shot skeet at Rockingham County Gun Club and participated as a referee in local registered shoots. He loved the sport and took pride in his integrity as a referee.
Relatives and friends will gather at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, on Thursday, September 16, from 6 – 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce's memory to St. Jude's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

 

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