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Charles Langley Sr. February 26, 2019

Hello to our dear GWRRA family, Just wanted to give you an update on Charles. He came through the surgery with a sweet smile when we saw him afterwards. The doctor was pleased with the outcome and we will return to his office next week.  He was discharged and is now resting comfortably. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for praying and believing with us. Each one of you  are still a part of this journey, so please keep praying. We give God the praise in all things!  What a precious family you are.
Love, Charles and Sue


James Chase, February 16, 2019

This info was shared with chapter members earlier this month, but I thought it should be passed to district. Visitors at recent meetings may recall James sitting with his daughter & using portable oxygen. Sadly, I need to let you know that I received a call from Rita Chase. James passed away on Sunday. He had been in the hospital many times over the past two years with multiple medical conditions. She said while it wasn't a total surprise, they really weren't expecting it at this time.

Rita's address is 216 Breezemont Dr, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526. Rod


Cheryl Davis’ mother, February 16, 2019

Good afternoon Mary, Can you please pass the following on to NC District Chapters. Thanks in advance. Janice Buckner, NC-A Greensboro Care Bear. NC- A Greensboro Chapter member Cheryl Davis' mother is in failing health due to dementia, AFIB and several falls recently.  She resides now in a memory care facility. On a brighter side, Cheryl shared that her mother will turn 95 on February 23rd, and her family would like to bombard her with lots of birthday cards. Her address is: Alamance House, Lucille King - Room 401, 2766 Grand Oaks Blvd. Burlington, NC 27215


Gale Benton, February 14, 2019

Just wanted to let everyone know Gale had his back surgery yesterday and is doing fine at Chesapeake General. He will be there until Friday and then will be transferred to the Barco Rehab center for a week or two before getting released to go home. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Jeff Shunk,  NC-E2 CD


Corky Lee, February 10, 2019

Corky Lee is having surgery on the 14th, he is having 12 inches cut off his small intestine and 12 inches off his large intestine, he is in need of prayers, Cards can be sent to Corky Lee 302 East E Street, Erwin, NC 28339


Charles Langley Sr., February 9, 2019

Dear GWRRA Family, Charles and I want to thank you for your prayers and support since learning about his bladder cancer. You have given us such kind expressions of love. The cards, calls, emails, texts, and  letters have been overwhelming. The love that has poured out has been very kind and generous. Our GWRRA family is dearer to us than we could have ever imagined. Thank you! Charles' surgery is scheduled for February 26th at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Time can't pass fast enough for him because he is ready to get it out. Those of you that know Charles, know that he's always ready to get things completed. Most important are the prayers that each of you have prayed, please continue with those. We are also asking that you continue to walk with us in faith as we go through this journey. We love you! Charles and Sue. Charles Langley Sr., 164 Whitley Ch. Rd., Princeton NC 27569


Charlie Harrison January 22, 2019

NC-C2 has a Member Charlie Harrison AKA (English Charlie) in need of prayer and positive thoughts sent his way! Charlie was admitted to the hospital today suffering from Very High Blood Pressure ............ We pray they will run some test and hopefully figure out why this happened and to combat it so as not to happen again. .......At this time this ia all we know we will update as soon as we know anymore information to share! Correspondence can be sent to Charlie Harrison 355 Sand Ridge Rd. New Bern NC. 28560

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Harris Taylor’s sister, January 22, 2019

I just got an email from Frances that Harris’s sister, Dorothy Loy, passed away recently.  The service will be held at 1:00 at McClure’s in Graham on Thursday January 24 with the family receiving 30 minutes before the service. As Harris has been a member of our chapter for many years I am sure he would love to hear from his fellow Gold Wingers during this difficult time. Harris Taylor, 381 Boundary St., Haw River, NC 27258. Shirley Stout, Care Bear, NCN-Burlington


Hank & Frances Averette, January 19, 2019

Mary - would you please post this on the Care Bear site: We learned yesterday that Hank and Frances Averette of NC-H2 Durham had a car accident last Monday on their way to the Eden Chapter Gathering. They both were in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.  Hank got to go home on Thursday and Frances was moved from intensive care.  She will have back surgery as soon as she has healed some, but has multiple broken bones and a long road to recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Cards can be sent to 1186 Rocky Top Drive, Stem NC 27581. Thanks - Dale


Cecil McIntyre, January 17, 2019

Pat Jordon from S2 just informed us that Cecil McIntyre of S2 mother passed away today. She lived in Kansas. Please keep Cecil and Bobby and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards can be sent to Cecil and Bobby McIntyre, PO Box 548 Cameron NC 28326. Thank you, Mary Craig, NC District Care Bear


Irene Sheets, January 2, 2019

The mother of one of X2's members, Irene Sheets, is in the hospital and will soon be moved to a rehabilitation center for physical therapy.  Cards can be sent to the daughter, Jennifer Jones at 306 Crestview Lane, Millers Creek, NC 28651.  Ricky & Jan Dancy


Richard Berner’s son, December 27, 2018

The final arrangements for Jon Berner were just completed and loaded to the funeral home’s website. For those planning to attend the services, please be advised that W. Williams St is Hwy 55. Please advise if you plan to attend. Thanks, Rod. Jonathan Carl Berner, 34, of Apex, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in Greenville, NC. Jonathan was born August 7, 1984 in Indianola, Mississippi. He was proud graduate of Apex High School. He had a lifelong passion for culinary arts and was the founder and owner of Redeye BBQ. Jonathan lived life to the fullest, loved music and was an avid fisherman. He cherished his family, friends and cared about others more than himself. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda June Berner. Jonathan is survived by his father, Richard Carl Berner and his wife, Loretta; sister, Alison Rose Berner and her husband, Joseph Easterling. A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Oxford House Greenville Chapter, gofundme.com/Jon-Berner-Memorial.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net


Richard Berner’s son, December 26, 2018

It is sad news that I share with you today. Richard Berner, former NC-E chapter director, advised today that his son, Jon, passed away at 9 pm Christmas Day. Jon passed while taking an after dinner nap. As soon as Richard is able, he will pass along the details of Jon's final arrangements, and I will pass them along to you. Richard's note mentioned that Jon's passing is even more difficult than Linda's passing... stating what we often hear "parrents should not have to bury their children". I know he would welcome NC-E members to attend Jon's service. Rod


Shirley Stout, December 17, 2018

Please pass along to the members that Shirley Stout, Care Bear for Chapter N, has been in the hospital for a few days with a very bad infection.  Please keep her and Robert in your prayers for a speedy recovery. Address is: 707 North Fifth Street, Mebane, NC 27302. I know Shirley would love to hear from her friends. Thank you, Libby Jennings, Central - Assistant District Director


Collen FitzGerald’s sister, December 17, 2018

Fellow GWRRA members; Colleen and I were at the beach and got a call from her younger sister, Jackie Shafer, who lives in Youngsville, NC at 11:45 PM on Saturday night. She had been in a terrible auto accident in the fog on the way home from a Christmas play. She’s in Wake Med in Raleigh with fractures in the ribs, hip, pelvis, and bones near her spine. Colleen is with her as we came home from the beach and Colleen went to the hospital yesterday and will be with her sister until she can come home from the hospital. Please keep Jackie in your prayers. Tom FitzGerald, CD,  GWRRA NC-A


Evelyn Braswell, December 3, 2018

Many are asking for Chapter Z’s COY —— Evelyn Braswell’ address; it’s 301 Alexander Dr. Rocky Mount NC 27804. Update, she sees a cardiologist in two weeks, vertigo still causing problems & very weak. Herbert says she’s recouping slow this time around. Peggy & Austin, ADD’S East


Willie Hunt, November 22, 2018

This comes with sad news today that I have received today that Willie Hunt, former NC District Director has passed away this morning. Please keep Judy in your prayers. Details on arrangements are not ready at this time, but will let you know as soon as we hear something. Roy, MEMBERS ARE NUMBER ONE!!!
Roy & Cindy Bryant, NC District Director


Leon & Vera Tysor’s son, November 19, 2018

Verna and Leon Tysor's son Chris passed away Friday morning November 16, 2018. Their address is: 1011 Brookview Ln, Germanton, NC 27019. The viewing will be held Tuesday 11/20/18 starting at 6:00 pm: Burrough's Funeral Home, 1382 NC Hwy 65 W, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. (336) 591-4341. The funeral will be at 11:00 am Wednesday 11/21/18.Please keep them and their family in your prayers. Thank you, Libby Jennings, Central - Assistant District Director


Evelyn Braswell, November 17, 2018

Just want everyone to know Evelyn is home from rehab and doing well for those that don,nt know she fell at Myrtle Beach and broke her arm and her hip. We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and payers, cards, phone calls and visits. We both feel humble and thankful for friends like you,we consider all of you our family ,brothers and sisters, thank you again and God Bless. COUOPLE OF THE YEAR NC-Z, HERBERT AND EVELYN BRASWELL


Catherine (Kit) Telese, November 14, 2018

Kit was released today from the hospital with nothing notably wrong except the aforementioned broken fingers and wrist. Thank you for contacting us asking for updates. She really appreciated the visits as well. R, JLS


Catherine (Kit) Telese, November 13, 2018

Please keep our treasurer, Catherine(Kit) Telese in your prayers as she had one of those weekends. On Sunday she fell and broke 2 fingers and cracked her wrist and elbow on her left arm, then on Monday she got admitted to the hospital for a blacking out spell. They are running tests on her to see what caused it. Thankfully she was at our house when she blacked out. Thanks for all you do. Jeffrey Shunk,  NC-E2 CD