MacBourne's Musings

Time to go back to the land: Planning to be as off-grid as I can - in the process there'll be music, guns, guitars, a smattering of politics (really kind of over that), CNC routing, yeah - a bunch of other stuff, too. Conservative with libertarian leanings - no wookie suit, yet. Μολὼν λαβέ - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

Tag: R.I.P.

R.I.P. Percie Anne

Percie Anne was a sweet little rescue kitty we adopted back in 2004. One of our veterinarians had found her on the side of the road near death and nursed her back to health. Though she had pretty severe respiratory issues/allergies, she was a happy but sneezy little girl. (Still finding kitty snot in unusual, out of the way places.) She eventually grew out of those allergies and became our “greeter” cat. Unlike our other kitties, whenever friends came over, Percie was out in the midst of any activities. Paperweight, house mother – she ran the place…
Sadly, we had to make that tough decision on Tuesday. Cat-shaped hole in our hearts again…

Rest easy, little one.

R.I.P. Maggie May

From the little ball of fluff cornered by the neighbors’ dog – to the grand lady you became…
You charmed us, stole our hearts and spent ten all-too-short years with us.

You will be missed, little one…

We lost another one of the good guys

John “Johnny” Walton Myers of  GOD, GUNS & GRITS lost his battle with cancer Monday, May 30, 2011.
I never met John in person, but I certainly would have liked to…I always enjoyed his no nonsense reviews and comments.

R.I.P. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

John “Johnny” Walton Myers, 63, of Rockingham, was called home to Heaven on Monday, May 30, 2011at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1947, in Moore County, a son of the late Herbert W. and Katie Sugg Myers.
Mr. Myers graduated from University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo Journalism. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of Sweet Haven Baptist Church where he also taught Sunday School, as well as Vacation Bible School. John worked for many years as a photojournalist for several N.C. newspapers, including newspapers in Moore, Montgomery, Cumberland, Lee, and Richmond Counties. He also wrote and supplied photos for the Charlotte Observer. He was also a NRA instructor and NC Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James L. Myers.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday, June 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sweet Haven Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Roller officiating. Interment will follow at Candor Town Cemetery.
Surviving, his wife, Wendy Myers of the home; also a daughter, Layla Myers Mabe of Pinehurst; a son, Robby Myers and wife, Cindy of Pinehurst; a daughter, Jessica Teodorski and husband, Chris of Pittsburgh, Penn.; grandchildren, Trey Lewis, Logan Myers, Nicholas Mabe, Matthew Myers, Raina Teodorski and Phoebe Teodorski; a brother, George H. Myers and wife, Sue of Candor; sisters, Katherine Myers Young of Yokohama, Japan and Rebecca Myers Willis of Olanta, S.C., also several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3, 2011, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Richmond Co. Hospice, 1119 US Hwy. 1 North, Rockingham, NC 28379.
Online condolences may be made
Watson-king Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Myers family.

Read more:Richmond County Daily Journal – John 8220 Johnny 8221 Walton Myers

Sadness – Yet Celebration of a Life Well Lived

Borepatch’s Dad has passed away – he sounds like a man I would have loved to know.

Like Borepatch and his Dad, my Dad and I spent some years alienated from one another. I count my blessings that we also patched things up. Go read a tribute to a man well loved and a life well spent.

Oh, and make that phone call, write that email or pay that visit – Borepatch is right – what are you waiting for?

Carol Rogers Thornton – 1945-2011

We lost a dear friend and shepherd Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 

Carol was our pastor at Mineral United Methodist Church for eleven years. Beyond being a wonderful leader for our church, on a personal level she was our family’s rock during times of joy, sadness, pain and trial.
(Know what I mean, brother o’ mine?).

She will be missed.

“Carol Martha Rogers Thornton

Early on the morning of January 27th, Carol began the final part of her journey home, fully expecting the one more surprise her Lord promised her long ago. Carol had a very difficult year with many hospitalizations and much suffering. She made the decision to come home, and with the help of her family, church, friends, and Hospice sought God’s complete healing. Shortly after making this decision, Carol told her husband, Jim, that she had fought the good fight and was now ready to meet her Lord, Jesus Christ. She died two days later.
Carol was born on November 23, 1945 in England at the rural Whitheather Lodge at the foot of Woolly Hill. She was a “war baby” born to her father, Arthur, a U.S. soldier, and her mom, Ruby King, a British citizen, and member of the British army. Carol came to the U.S. on Easter Sunday in 1946, a U.S. citizen. She is survived by her mother, Ruby A. Rogers; her husband, the Rev. James W. Thornton, Sr.; their children, James, Jr. (Jay) and Julie Hull, five grandchildren: Sarah, Delaney, Rachel, Macauley, and Zachary; a sister, Susan Gauthier, an aunt and uncle, several nieces, nephews, and cousins both in the U.S. and in England.
Carol grew up in Richmond, VA, graduated from John Marshall H.S., and attended college in Richmond. She worked as a secretary, an administrative assistant, and a medical assistant. After completing the Course of Study at Wesley Theological Seminary, Carol became a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church. She served churches on the Eastern Shore, Albemarle Co., and retired from the Mineral – Mt. Pleasant Charge after an 11 year appointment. She was an effective minister as a lay person in her church, a pastor’s spouse and a clergy person.
Carol’s entire adult life was devoted to helping others, and both preaching and living the message of God’s love found in the gospel of Jesus Christ, God’s son. She will be missed by all who knew her. Carol would want you to believe Isaiah 43: 1-5 in the Old Testament.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to any of the following: Mineral UMC, Mt. Pleasant UMC, both in Louisa County, or Ivy Creek UMC in Charlottesville.”

Carol, we weren’t quite done with you yet…
If you don’t mind, give Dad one of your famous “Carol hugs” for me…Rest in Peace.

Lagniappe. 2001-2010.

We’ll all miss him…

Damned dust in my eyes…

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