Your Friend on Main Street – Asking For Your Prayers

Remembering Robert G. Houghtlin, Jr.

You have been keeping me company on Main Street since July 2015. We’ve spent time together remembering the interesting and wonderful people who have been a part of Rocky Mount’s Story and we have celebrated the many steps that are being taken in the revitalization of the place we call home. You might find me taking photographs in the middle of the road, or taking notes while listening to someone’s story. You know I can shed a tear with little provocation or clap my hands when celebrating the progress that is being made. I know you will understand if I tell you that I’m operating on a lower frequency than usual. My dear boy, Robert Houghtlin, Jr. slipped off early Monday morning. He was proud of my involvement in writing the blog and didn’t fuss when I knocked on strangers doors. I want to share the link where Bob’s obituary is posted on Wheeler & Woodlief web page, which I wrote in case you have time to help me honor this fine man.. I look forward to continuing the series on West Haven when I have my feet under me again. You’ll understand the delay. Until then, your prayers would be a blessing.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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4 Responses to Your Friend on Main Street – Asking For Your Prayers

  1. Denise Kilgore says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers for peace are with
    You and your entire family.


  2. Jane Rosenbloom says:

    So sorry for your loss. He must have been a special man.

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Lou Downing says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jan Arnold says:

    So sorry for your loss Mrs. Houghtlin. May peace be with you soon. I will miss his sweet cheek kisses. I fine gentleman he was.

    Liked by 1 person

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