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Graveside Service

Wentworth United Methodist
Friday September 24th, 2021

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Julia Ragsdale Hill Gunn

Julia Ragsdale Hill Gunn, 97, went home to be with the Lord on September 17, 2021, after recently declining in health and a short stay in the skilled nursing unit at Friends Home Guilford.

A graveside service will be held at Wentworth United Methodist Church on Friday September 24, 2021, at 11:00AM with Rev. Nina Miller officiating. The family will meet with friends immediately following the service and they suggest that you wear casual attire.

You are welcomed to come by the funeral home on Thursday, September 23rd between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 to pay your respects to Mrs. Gunn.

Julia was a native North Carolinian and a long-time resident of Rockingham County before spending her final 7 years at Friends Home Guilford where she made many new friends and enjoyed new adventures in senior living! Outside of her family, friends and church, she most cherished her time serving our country in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) at the end of WWII where she was an aerographer’s mate 2nd class in Washington, D.C. Aerographer's mates were trained to observe, collect, record and analyze meteorological data.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence J. Gunn and is survived by their two sons, Brad, wife Beth, and Lance; grandchildren Cory, Jacob and Landon; great grandchild Jace; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.

Julia is loved by many and will be greatly missed but friends and family should take comfort that she is with the Lord and that we will see her again in due time.

Julia was a devout Christian and a long-time member of the Wentworth United Methodist Church and would wish that memorial contributions be made to the church in lieu of flowers. Likely due, in part, to a mild allergy to many common flower arrangements!

Memorials may be sent to: Wentworth United Methodist Church, c/o Ms. Bonnie Dickens, 838 NC Hwy 65, Reidsville NC 27320-9301.

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I always smile and at least chuckle when Julia comes to mind. She was a "Pistol", quick with the wit and added to so many lives including mine. She kept Naval Operations running smoothly during World War II and was the first Aerographer's Mate I had ever met and am Richer for it. I'll miss her but Her voice rings clear in my mind and I look forward to future conversations. God Bless all of you that Knew and Loved Her.

jack bower Oct 1 2021 12:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

Elizabeth Barrett Sep 28 2021 2:40 AM

So many fonds memories of Julia from childhood as a fellow member of Wentworth United Methodist church. She lives on in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Mandy Johnson Yates Sep 25 2021 12:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

Mandy Johnson Yates Sep 25 2021 12:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

Stephanie Sirianni Sep 23 2021 1:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

Paul and Judy Bateman Sep 22 2021 7:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

Arlene Sanders Sep 21 2021 9:04 PM

I did not know Julia personally, but I know the fine son she raised in my co-worker and friend, Brad. And her smile is infectious! May you all find comfort in the many memories and I'm sure there are some really good "Julia stories" to be told in the coming months. Bless you all.

Lisa Van Alstyne Sep 21 2021 3:50 PM

Praying for family 🙏🙏🙏

barbara walker Sep 20 2021 4:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Ragsdale Gunn

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