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Steve and Mary Craig’s daughter and granddaughter, September 5, 2018

Hello Everyone, The doctors got Stephanie's blood pressure down low enough so that her and the baby could come home. They were released from the hospital Monday September 3, 2018. Stephanie still needs prayers for her blood pressure. It is not where it should be, she is on medicine. Please pray that it works. Thanks, Mary Craig, NC District Care Bear


Charles and Sue Langley’s great grandson, September 2, 2018

Charles and I are asking everyone for prayers for our great grandson, Ridge. He was discharged from UNC Hospital yesterday after having two serious brain surgeries this past week.  He was at home, became very ill and was life flight from WMH in Goldsboro  back to UNC, Chapel Hill this afternoon. Please keep praying for Ridge and all of those caring for him. Love all of you, Charles and Sue Langley


Paul Trahan, September 1, 2018

To All: Paul’s internment will be at 11 am on September 8 at the Lorraine Park Cemetery, 5608 Dogwood Rd, Baltimore MD  21207.  Preliminary instructions are to meet at the Sanctuary Mausoleum, straight up from the main entrance.   Kristen indicated to Judy that she would like the motorcycles to escort Paul’s ashes to the grave sight.  Not quite sure how it is going to work out yet.  I spoke with Phil Godwin, Paul’s life-long friend, about that and Phil said that it was only a short walk from the mausoleum to the grave sight.  So, perhaps there will not e a riding escort, However, just having the motorcycles show ups in the parking lot will be a wonderful and appreciated tribute to Paul.  Kristen also mentioned a luncheon or gathering of some sort after the burial.  I am not sure how that is going to work out, but just for planning purposes, please give me an RSVP no later than Thursday mid day (919 538-4911) with number of attendees who plan to attend the social afterwards.  I will be back to you with further information on the social.  Kristen also asked if we could bring some pictures of her dad with his motorcycle friends and if we could tell some stories about our riding experiences with her dad.  I am sure we all have about 20 or 30 funny stories,  or simply fond memories of Paul.  For those here in NC:   We will be canceling our planed trip to the Outer Banks next weekend to attend Paul’s internment in Baltimore.  So,  be sure to cancel your reservations prior to 9/4/18 so you do not get charged for the room.  I would like to gather with those from NC who plan to go up to Maryland for the internment and social.  Perhaps we can meet for breakfast on Tuesday morning at 8:30 at the Hometown Cafe in Franklinton to finalize plans for the trip up to Maryland.  For those in Maryland: Please get the word out to those in MD who knew Paul to see if we can get lots of motorcycles at the internment to honor Paul and show his family just how much Paul meant to GWRRA and all of us.  I remember escorting Paul and Linda’s son, Scott to this cemetery after his untimely death about 14 years ago.  The Wings made a tremendous impression on the Trahan family.  Also please RSVP to me with a count of attendees so I can pass this to Kristen. Below is the Obit for  Paul.   https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/baltimore-md/paul-trahan-797516


Steve and Mary’s daughter and granddaughter, August 30, 2018

Hello Everyone, Our new granddaughter, Aniya, was born Wednesday at 4:30 pm. She weighed 7lb 12oz. and is 21 inches long. Our Daughter Stephanie is in need of prayers. She is having a problem with her blood pressure. It keeps going up and down. The doctors can not get it regulated. She has preeclampsia and the doctors are watching her to make sure she does not have a seizure. Please pray for her. We are not sure when she will get out of the hospital. Cards can be sent to Stephanie Craig, 144 Mount Pleasant Ln., Vass NC 28394. Thank you, Mary Craig, NC District Care Bear


Paul Trahan, August 29, 2018

It is with a sad and heavy heart to say that Chapter X founding member Paul Trahan passed last night ( August 28, 2018.) Paul and his late wife Linda were part of the group of 10 who sat around a lunch table at the diner in Clayton and agreed to form a new chapter. Paul has been a member of GWRRA for many, many years and driven thousands of miles on his 1500 wing. Normally, Paul was the tail gunner on many a road trip telling everyone that he was in the back clipping coupons from the newspaper and reading the funnies. Paul died while being treated for a broken hip and medical issues. For those of us who knew Paul, we will always remember his ear to ear smile and his willingness to help anyone in need, Please say a small prayer for Paul and his family. Remember Paul for his goodness and love of life, Rosy


Charlie Cook, August 24, 2018

Charlie Cook, CD of P2 is in the hospital. Charlie has been admitted due to a liver infection. The doctor said he will be there at least until Monday. Keep Charlie in your prayers for a speedy recovery. He is in the hospital at Shelby, room 459. Go by and say hello or send him a card to Charlie Cook, 934 Elizabeth Rd., Shelby NC 28150. Thank you Roy, NC District Director


Connie Eason August 15, 2018

Connie Eason long time member that will do anything asked of her to help C2 is recovering from eye surgery and is in need of prayers and positive thoughts sent her way for quick and complete recovery!!!!!!! Correspondence can be sent to Connie Eason, 975 Thatcher Rd, Selma NC 27576. tomt


Joseph Brown, August 14, 2018

Joseph Brown, Chapter Director for B2 Winston Salem, is in Forsyth Hospital with a kidney stone blocking his right kidney and a very bad infection. Joseph really needs our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery. Let’s let him know we all car for him. Cards can be sent to: Joseph Brown, 5825 Jones Road, Walkertown NC. Thank you, Libby Jennings, Central– Assistant District Director


Deanne Vaughn’s Dad, August 11, 2018

We now have the final arrangements for Deanne’s dad. Visitation will be Monday August 13th from 6-8 PM at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home, 207 East Elm St. Graham NC. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5402 Mt. Olive Church Rd. Graham NC, Shirley Stout, Care Bear NCN


Deanne Vaughn’s father, August 11, 2018

It is with sad hearts we learned that Deanne Vaughn’s Dad passed away early this morning. We don’t know all the arrangements yet but ask that you keep her and her family in your prayers during this difficult time. Will advise with details later. Cards can be sent to: Deanne Vaughn, 8702 Perry Rd., Graham NC 27253. Shirley Stout, Care Bear, NCN


Sue Langley, August 10, 2018

Continued prayers and positive thoughts sent Sue Langley’s way. Sue had back surgery yesterday and all went well, Sue should be released to go home Saturday. Correspondence can be sent to Sue Langley, 164 Whitley Church Rd., Princeton NC 27569. tomt


Cheryl Davis’s sister, August 3, 2018

Just received this update for your posting on Chapter A member Cheryl Davis’s sister. Two weeks ago she was moved from rehab center back to the hospital. She has been in so much pain that she has not been able to get out of the bed, She is not able to put any weight on her legs. They have determined that she has “Discitis” which is a real bad infection that will take weeks to ever see any relief from it. This week they did another MRI and CT Scan which showed the disc in her back are not healing. The doctor had to remove the screws that they had placed in her back from a previous surgery because they had became loose,  also showed everything is moving and tomorrow (Friday 8/3) she is scheduled for at least a 4 hour surgery to stabilizer her spine. Please keep her in your prayers. Cards maybe sent to, Alda Brown, Moses Cone Hospital Room 5C15, 1200 N Elm St., Greensboro NC 27401. Home address: Alda Brown, 4807 Hoots Hollow Rd., Liberty NC 27298. Thank you, Janice Buckner, NC-A.



Sue Langley, August 2, 2018

Sue Langley is having back surgery August 9th…Sue Langley is in need of prayers and positive thoughts sent her way for a speedy and complete recovery. tomt


Todd Meadow’s father, July 28, 2018

Robert Morris Meadows, 81, of Maysville , went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday July 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was the pastor of Jacob’s Well Christian Fellowship. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Anne Meadows: son, Todd Meadows and wife Shelia of Maysville: daughter, Heidi Meadows Freeman of Jacksonville: grafted daughter, Gigi Dumas of Jacksonville: grandchildren, Megan Batchelor (Ryan), Charlie Todd Meadows, Erica Jones (Matthew), Claude “Buddy” Brantley IV and Jesse Spivey (Caitlin): grafted grandchildren, Michael Dumas, Nadia Dumas and Caitlin Sabadish: great grandchildren, Elijah Brantley, Hunter Jones, Mckynleigh Spivey, Wyatt Batchelor and Lawson Spivey: brother, Joe Meadows: sisters, Kathleen Ketchum, Mary Ross, Carolyn Mercer, Deborah Ketchum, Judy Meadows and Ada Meadows and mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” Steele. A celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday July 29, 2018 at Memorial Baptist Church in Maysville. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 4:30 pm at the church. Private Interment will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org/. Please send cards to Todd Meadows and his family at, 145 Back Porch Lane, Maysville NC 28555,


Sue Langley, July 2, 2018

Sue Langley, NC District MEPC and also NC-C2’s MEPC Officer is suffering with intense back pain and is having spinal injections for pain. She is in need of everyone’s prayers and positive thoughts sent her way for speddy and complete recovery. Correspondence can be sent to: Sue Langley, 164 Whitley Church Rd., Princeton, NC 27569. tomt


Mitch Beeler, July 27, 2018

Continued for Mitch Beeler, correspondence can be sent to: Mitch Beeler, 2133 Coffman St., Fayetteville NC., 28306. Lets all send Mitch a card to show him our support for him while he is recovering from surgery and we all pray for a speedy recovery. tomt


Mitch Beeler, July 27, 2018

Mitch Beeler from NC K2 is need of our continued prayers and positive thoughts sent his way. Mitch had surgery on his right lung yesterday. Mitch is still in the hospital and in good spirits. tomt