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GRAHAM — Mr. Bernard Shepherd, 80, of 415 W. Pine Street, Graham, died Tuesday, December 25, 2007, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, at the Graham Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Officiating will be the Rev. Steve Braswell and the Rev. Amanda Anderson.

Born in China Grove, Mr. Shepherd was the son of the late James Columbus Shepherd and the late Lula Mae Braun Shepherd.

Mr. Shepherd was the retired co-owner of Bernard Shepherd clothing store in Greensboro. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. Mr. Shepherd was a former member of the First Lutheran Church in Greensboro. There he served as Chairman of the Pastoral Committee, a member of the Church Council, a Sunday School teacher and on the Personnel Committee.

Mr. Shepherd served on the Board of Directors for North and South Carolina Retailers, the Better Business Bureau, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Friendly Shopping Center Merchants Association, where he was past president for two terms. He was vice-president of the Greensboro Merchants Association in 1977 and president in 1978. He served as chairman of the Greater Greensboro Fall Fashion Concert in 1977 and 1981. He was a member of the Greensboro Sports Council, the Summit Rotary Club, where he served as past president, the Greensboro Crime Stoppers, the Greensboro Club and the Greensboro City Club and the Greensboro Jaycees.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Holt McQueen Shepherd, of the home; two sons, Ray Wesley Shepherd and his wife, Molly, of Richmond, Va., and John Bernard Shepherd of Asheville; two grandchildren, Grace Ellen Shepherd and Amelie Faith Braun Shepherd; step-son, Clifton Paige Flynn, III and his wife, Jill, of Spartanburg, S.C.; step-grandchildren, Harrison Flynn and Clay Lansford; and step-daughter, Mrs. Shawn McQueen Smith and her husband, Brad, of Burlington; step-sons, Robert Hughes McQueen and his wife, Peggy, of Greensboro and Chapman Teague McQueen and his wife, Shannon, of Burlington; nine step-grandchildren; and his former wife, Mrs. Ellenor Eubanks Shepherd.

Mr. Shepherd was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jackson Wesley Shepherd; two sisters, Frances Cameron and Virginia Shepherd and three brothers, James Shepherd, Lamont Shepherd and Raymond Shepherd.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Church Parlor.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 or to the Pulmonary Hypertension Research Fund, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Box 980050, Richmond, Virginia 23298.

Condolences may be sent to info@richandthompson.com


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Published in News Record on Dec. 26, 2007.
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December 30, 2007
Jigger and I met Bernard when I came to my Graham High School Reunion and stayed with Holt and Bernard in their home. We had a wonderful weekend together and had hoped to travel with Holt and Bernard. Holt and I grew up together in Graham. We immediately loved and enjoyed Bernard. He was a really fun man.
He will be missed. Sorry we were not able to spend more time with Bernard and Holt.
Sally Z. and Jigger Harper
December 29, 2007
Bernie has advised me on the correct attire since he worked as a clerk @ Guy Hill, Inc. in about 1960; I was only 16 years old. I had the first paper route @ Friendly SS and brought him the Gbo News every afternoon.
I have followed him from endeavor to endeavor. I have been a loyal and enthuastic customer and back-door-neighbor when he lived on Friendly Road.
He was a genuine Gentleman and I have sought his advice and counsel for decades!!!....he is the last of an era and will be deeply missed.
Bill Fraley
December 26, 2007
I shopped with my parents (Betty and Harold Bennett) and my late husband, John in your family store for years. Please accept our sincere condolences and know your family is in our prayers and thoughts at this time. Mr. Shepherd was a wonderful man. Always cherish your memories and know he is with you in your heart. Our hearts are with you at this time of loss.
Susan V. Stanaway
December 26, 2007
John, Mrs. Shephard, and family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. John, when I think of you Dad I alway remember him as a very kind man. I'm sure he will be missed by many. Sympathies and regards, Mark Smith
Mark Smith
December 26, 2007
Carol & Jerry Smith
December 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and all of your family.
Eleanor & Vincent Long
December 26, 2007
Bernard was a wonderful person and uncle. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. God bless.
Linda & Larry Jackson
December 26, 2007
Thinking of John and your family, Todd Bailey
Todd Bailey
December 26, 2007
Sincere condolences for John and the entire family, Rick Ramsey
Rick Ramsey
December 26, 2007
To the family of Bernard Shepherd :

I personally did not know Mr. Shephed, but my mother and father
were loyal shoppers at his retail
store for more then 3 - 4 decades.
My prayers are with your family
during this time of the year. !

Sincerely,

Ben Bennett - Son of Harold & Betty
Bennett, Greensboro, N.C.
Ben Bennett
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