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Donna & Dennis Forsythe, July 19, 2019

.  Also need prayers for a Donna and Dennis Forsythe.  Both are currently going through some serious health issues.  They are our ride coordinators for G2. Their riding may be over for rest of year.  Pray for their recoveries.   Johnny. NC - G2 CD


Vernon Dudley, July 19, 2019

Vernon had a heart attack while visiting his mother in Roanoke VA, He is in the hospital in VA. I will update when I hear something else. Hey sweetie he’s still in ICU getting use to regiment of new medicines.  Keep him in your prayers and thanks for all the calls. Will keep you updated on his progress. Verna Dudley


Bob Shoaf, July 18, 2019

Bob Shoaf of NC T2 passed away Wednesday,  July 17 at the VA Hospice House in Salisbury. A memorial service will be held Monday,  July 29th at The Arbor United Methodist Church  5545 Woodleaf Rd. Salisbury,  NC Visitation will be at 1:30 Memorial service at 3:00 Cards can be sent to Margie Shoaf  2945 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury,  NC 28147


Christine Cline’s mother, July 3, 2019

Chapter B2's Christine Cline's (Steve) mother passed away this week.  You can send a card to: Christine Cline 19 Paddington Dr Lexington, NC 27295 Arrangements: Elizabeth Folwell will be at Cumby funeral home in Archdale on Friday July 5 for visitation beginning at 6:00 pm.  The funeral will be at Cumby on Saturday July 6 at 11:00 with burial to follow at Marlboro Church in Sophia. Thanks!


Connie Eason, June 26, 2019

Connie Eason, along time GWRRA member and a devoted NC-C2 member needs continued prayers and positive thoughts sent her way. Connie is recovering from surgery to clear blockage of the carotid artery ..... she will have another surgery to clear her other side in about two weeks. She is doing very well with her recovery thus far, we wish her continued positive results with her recovery. Corespondents can be sent to:   Connie Eason 975 Hatcher Rd. Selma Nc. 27576 tomt


Bob Shoaf, June 25, 2019

I would like to ask you to keep Bob Shoaf, longtime member of T2 Albemarle, in your thoughts and prayers.  He is in VA hospital in Salisbury and the doctors are running tests on him.  I went to visit him yesterday and he was joking and carrying on but wanted to go home really bad; said his bed slept better that the hospital bed.  Please remember Margie in your prayers also. I am sure he would like to have some cards from his motorcycle family. Address is: 2945 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC  28147 Thank you.  Libby


Bob Remillard, June 25, 2019

Update on Bob Remillard -I went to visit Bob yesterday and he is still upbeat about his recovery.  He wanted me to tell everyone how much he appreciates all the cards, calls and especially visits he has had since his accident.  He is really overjoyed at all his "motorcycle family" that has visited him.  He has two more weeks before he can put any weight on his left foot but he is doing his therapy two or three times a day and trying to regain his strength. He also said he really misses going the the monthly gatherings and seeing all his friends.  He asked me to let everyone know that he is beyond words as to how much people have shown him so much love and kindness and he appreciates it all. Continue to pay for Bob as he is continuing to heal and if you have a few minutes give him a call at the number below, send him another card or go visit.  He would love to see you or talk with you Brookridge Rehab. the address and room number is:1199 Hayes Forest Drive, Winston-Salem,  NC  27106. Room:  C650. PH: (336) 896-1081. Thanks, Libby


Mary Craig’s father June 20, 2019

Hello again my fellow District Team members and members of NC. Again I am writing for Mary as she is coping with the passing of her Dad this morning at 3:00am. He went peacefully after his last granddaughter got back from Wisconsin. He was strong and held on for everyone to get the chance to say bye and love you. He was given 2-3 weeks then yesterday morning we got the call that it would be 2-3 days. When we got to he hospital yesterday morning, it had changed again to hours. Please pray for strength to help our family through this hard time as this was so sudden. Friday he was sent to Chapel Hill after Siler City Hospital found a mass in his lung. This was a very fast spreading cancer and we were all blindsided by it. Cards can be sent to 144 Mount Pleasant Ln. Vass, NC 28394.  Mary and I are so honored to have you as our extended family.


Mary Craig’s father June 18. 2019

Hello my fellow District Team members and members of NC.  I am writing this for Mary because of the pain and hurt she is feeling. Today she was given the news that her Dad has stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes, bones, and brain. He has been given 2-3 weeks to live. He is aware of what is happening and has decided he does not want to die in the hospital. We know the inevitable is coming so we ask for your prayers for strength for the family as we journey down this rough road.


Bob Remillard, June 13, 2019

After a couple of trips back to the hospital Bob is now back at Brookridge. He is in room C650 and the phone number is (336) 896-1081. 1199 Hayes Forest Dr Winston Salem NC 27106. He is having a tough time of it.  Please keep him in your prayers. Call him to say hello or call him before you drop by to visit.  He would love to see all of us!

Joseph and Lisa Brown, Chapter B2 CD


Carol Scully June 3, 2019

     I just want to send out a note thanking all my good friends on District Staff for all the support, prayers and good wishes I have received over this long journey. It made it possible to believe in the hope that all would soon be well but the combined weight of all the problems Carol endured were just too great to overcome.

     I invite you to participate in a Ride In to a Celebration of Life to be held in the City of Oaks Cremation facility at 4900 Green Rd in Raleigh on June 22nd beginning at 2:00pm. If at all possible please arrive on your motorcycles and wear your District or Chapter attire.


Again, thank you so very much.




Bob Remillard, June 1,2019

Update on Bob: His surgery went well.  He was moved to a rehab facility but had some issues so he is back in the hospital.  He is in Baptist - Reynolds Tower room 905.

He will probably be there until at least Thursday and then go back to a rehab facility. He can't put any weight on either leg for 10 weeks!  He will have a long recovery.

Please continue the prayers for him and his family.  Keep the cards coming as well. If you are in the area, you can stop by for a short visit with him.  He would be thrilled.

Thank you for all of your support! Joseph and Lisa Brown Chapter B2 CD Bob Remillard 5048 Wrangler Drive Winston-Salem, NC  27101


Janet Hill’s mother, May 26, 2019

Last night Janet Hill sister passed away.  As you know Janet and Tilman were the CD's for the past six years before I took over in Feb.


Austin Gauthier, May 22, 2019

Hello Everyone, I’m so happy to say Austin has come through his second surgery really well;  I could feel the prayers & knew God was with us. I don’t have words to express our appreciation, but just gonna ask,  that you keep him in your prayers as the next & final is a big one. Our God is awesome and I’m humbled for His grace & mercies. Thank you , God Bless Peggy


Leon Tysor, May 21, 2019

Just got another email stating Leon Tysor of B2 Winston-Salem, husband of the Treasurer of the chapter, was admitted to the hospital today with pneumonia and gall bladder infection.  He is scheduled to have surgery later in the week. Please keep Leon in your thoughts and prayers and let's send him some get well cards. Leon Tysor,  1011Brookview Lane,  Germanton, NC   27019. Thank you, Libby Jennings Central - Assistant District Director


Bob Remillard, May 21, 2019

Bob Remillard from B2 Winston-Salem had a wreck on his motorcycle Saturday afternoon the 18th. Bob told Darrin Gentz: The accident was on Business 40 westbound in Winston, he was heading toward downtown and traffic was starting to bunch up because of the road closure.  He checked his side lanes and looked back in front of him and there was a car stopped, he tried to slow and swerve but clipped the rear quarter of the car.  He doesn't know the condition/damage of the bike-- to be assessed in a few days. Bob said: The accident was on Business 40 westbound in Winston, he was heading toward downtown and traffic was starting to bunch up because of the road closure.  He checked his side lanes and looked back in front of him and there was a car stopped, he tried to slow and swerve but clipped the rear quarter of the car.  He doesn't know the condition/damage of the bike-- to be assessed in a few days. Bob had a broken left ankle, broken left tibia (shin bone), one broken rib, and on the right side a dislocated femur which sheared the top of his hip bone.  Bob's son said Bob was operated on on Monday for his hip and ankle at the same time.  They were doing a hip replacement and putting screws in his ankle and later that day we heard he came through the operation very well.  He will be resting for about 10 weeks. As you all know he knows everyone has and will be praying for him in his long term recovery.  Lets flood him with cards.  Cards can be sent to: Bob Remillard, 5048 Wrangler Drive

Winston-Salem, NC  27101 Libby Jennings, Central - Assistant District Director


Ron Thompson, May 20, 2019

Good Morning folks: I have some bad news to report.  Ron has been diagnosed with Leukemia.  He will start strong 7-10 Chemo Treatments and will remain at Duke during this time for a total of 30 days.  You can imagine how devastated they are so please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. I  am sure they would love to receive encouragement cards and their address is: Ron and Pat Thompson, 3795 Mine Creek Road, Burlington, NC 27217. Blessings, Shirley Stout Care Bear-NCN









































































Carol Scully, April 24, 2019

Today, Carol is much better. Her breathing vent was removed yesterday (they had to put her on the vent to use an optical scope to examine her upper GI),the NG tube has been removed last evening, she is off most pain meds, has been up for a walk. They are waiting for a Step Down unit to become available, otherwise she could be out of ICU today. She is making progress instead of loosing ground. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Keep’em coming. Tom


Connie Eason, April 23, 2019

Connie Eason is a long time GWRRA member a loved NC-C2 member she is recovering from double hernia surgery .......Connie is in need of prayers and positive thoughts sent her way for a complete and speedy recovery! coorespondence can be sent to 975 Hatcher Rd. Selma Nc. 27576 tomt


Joe Austin’s son, April 17, 2019

 Please send prayers and positive thoughts Joe Austin's way. Joe Austin a long time GWRRA, a loved NC-C2 member lost his son Monday ...cards and coorespondence can be sent Joe Austin Sr. address is 831 Sandhill Dr. Dudley Nc. 28333, a note about  Joe's Austin's Sr. Son.............Joseph Eugene Austin, Jr., 53, passed away suddenly on Monday at his home. Joe was born in Minot, North Dakota and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired after 21 years of service as an air traffic controller. He was currently working with Wayne UNC Healthcare in Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home Goldsboro Nc.with Rev. Jim Harry officiating. The family will greet friends Wednesday immediately following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date with full military honors.


Ike Huggins, April 15, 2019

Hello everyone, Please see below the information for Ike Huggins.  Please send all cards to Diana Huggins, 6014 Splitrock Trail, Apex, NC 27539.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to information listed in obituary. Hope to see you tomorrow. Verna Dudley, NC-F2 Chapter Director


Ike Huggins, April 15, 2019

It is with a sad heart that we find out that Ike Huggins, Long time GWRRA member and F2 member passed away Sunday morning.  Services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2pm at Evangel Church, 201 Meadow Dr, Fuquay. The church is on the left on US401 just north of Fuquay near Revels Tractor and Quality Tractor. Visitation will be at the church at 1pm. Interment will follow the service at Apex Cemetary, 315 W. Williams St, Apex. David Knight


Carol Scully, April 9, 2019

Hi Mary,  Just heard from Tom Scully.  Carol made it thru surgery fine and doing well as is expected today. It took a little longer than expected, but got everything. She will remain in Surgical ICU  and will  hopefully be up some tomorrow.  Prayers requested and updates will continue. MEMBERS ARE NUMBER ONE!!! Roy & Cindy Bryant, NC District Director


Carol Scully, April 8, 2019

Good Evening: Just want to let you know I will be having surgery tomorrow at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.  I expect to be in ICU for two days, followed by 3-5 days in a "regular room." If you need anything, please feel free to email Tom at tascully46@att.net.Thanks, in advance for your thoughts and prayers. Carol 


Cheryl Davis mother, April 7, 2019

Lucille King, mother of NC-A Greensboro Chapter member, Cheryl Davis, passed away April 2, 2019.  She just turned 95 on February 23rd and had been in declining health recently. Cards of sympathy maybe sent to: Cheryl Davis and Family, 407 Tipperary Drive, Greensboro NC 27406, Thank you, Janice /Bill Buckner, Care Bears NC-A Greensboro 


Austin Gauthier, March 27, 2019

Hello Everyone, By now I’m sure you’ve heard Austin is having a few health issues; he’s not one  for a lot of attention when it comes to his personal life. He’ll be having two surgeries in April, and another either the end of May or the first week of June. Your prayers are greatly appreciated, God’s in the middle of all of this —— we’ve got peace about it all. We’ll see you guys on the road somewhere, when we can !! Sincerely, Peggy & Austin Gauthier,  ADD’S East


Nick Davis, March 17, 2019

Update on Nick Davis: I Spoke with Nick’s grandson today.  He is working the arrangements for Nick’s services. There will be a memorial service at the Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services located at 4721 Dunrobin Drive in Hope Mills, NC at 11:00 am Saturday, 23 March. Following this Celebration of Life Remembrance, Nick’s cremated remains will move in procession to the Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville to be inurned in the Davis Family Plot in section three (3), and Nick, as a 22 year veteran of the U.S Air Force,  will receive military burial honors.  There will then be a no host lunch for family and friends at Hudson Bay Seafood Restaurant, 2816 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville,  immediately following this ceremony. The family has requested that all cards, letters and other mail be sent in care of Betty Tew, Nick’s long time life partner at  3112 Phillies Circle, Fayetteville, NC 28306.  They have also advised that in lieu of gifts or flowers, donations be made in Nick’s name to the O’Berry  Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, NC.  If you have questions, please direct them to me by email at my earthlink.net address: Buz Altshuler, CD, NC-K2


Nick Davis, March 15, 2019

Hi Mary,  Just received a call from Mitch Bieler that Nick Davis passed away in his sleep last night.  Buzz is now the K2 CD and he may be sending info also.  Arrangements to be shared once they are complete, just wanted to give YOU a heads up. Thanks, MEMBERS ARE NUMBER ONE!!! Roy & Cindy Bryant,NC District Director


Charles Langley, SR, March 13, 2019

To our dear GWRRA family, Charles and I are sending you the wonderful news that we received this afternoon from his doctor. The pathologist report stated that the cancer was non invasive!  We give God the praise and thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. Your support has been a real blessing during this time and we thank you for your continued prayers and love. Our GWRRA FAMILY is precious to our hearts!! We love you, Charles and Sue Langley


Jerry Poythess, March 10, 2019

A good friend of Chapter D had surgery, Jerry Poythess this passed Wednesday.  I ask Cindy Poythress to tell us about his surgery.  Thanks go out for all the prayers and love sent out to Jerry and myself…Jerry had a CSF leakage from his brain thru his right ear… he lost his hearing and still praying for it to return…time will tell…upon surgery they found 5 holes causing the leakage…his brain had sagged down which was gently moved back in place and bone grafts  with fatty  tissue were used to hold his brain off inner ear and fill holes  He did great.. God hands gently guided two terms of surgeons to perform this task…Jerry is doing so much better than anticipated to see   if hearing comes back and everything holds..  Prayers work…thank all of you for prayers. Jerry and Cindy were members of Chapter D for a long time until health problems, but they are still very much loved by all of us.  Please keep these two in your prayers and hearts. Jerry and Cindy address: 2750 Nelson Rd   Grifton, N C 28530. Thanks for taking the time to care, Betty Hudson


Linda Worland, March 10, 2019

Fellow members; I chatted this morning with Linda Worland. She was released from Forsyth Memorial Hospital yesterday after being treated for congestive heart failure. Please keep Linda in your prayers as she continues treatment at home located at 1509 Cabot Pl

Kernersville, NC  27284-7122. Tom FitzGerald, CD, GWRRA NC-A


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

 NC-C2 tomt


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