By Frank and Kay Whatley
In December, Rocky Mount lost a great downtown advocate, business owner, and beloved resident: Ron Vetere. It is with heavy hearts we pass along news of Ron’s death on December 1, 2014.
We grieve for this kind and funny man. Ron and his wife, Hilarie, co-founded the Bel Air Artisan Center. As downtown advocates, they not only spoke up for downtown Rocky Mount, but also picked up hammers to rebuild it.
Ron served in the US Army. He was a Life Member of The Legendary Blackhorse Regiment 11th ACVVC. Hilarie plans for Ron to be taken to Arlington National Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be directed to the 11th ACVVC Scholarship Fund at this address: The Blackhorse Association, Attn: Treasurer Scholarship Fund, Daniel M. Caughey, CPA, P.O. Box 1712, Mill Valley CA 94942.