Grass Roots North Carolina Founding Member Ben Miles Passes

Grass Roots North Carolina
Grass Roots North Carolina

North Carolina –-( It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Benjamin “Ben” Miles, Jr. Ben, a founding member of Grass Roots North Carolina ( GRNC ), has passed away on December 12 2014.

Ben was born June 9, 1963 in Guilford County to J. Benjamin Miles and the late Daphne Rees Miles.  He graduated from Eastern Guilford High School and received a degree in Chemistry from Appalachian State University.  He worked in biochemistry and in contract manufacturing at Ciba Geigy for several years, and thereafter established and operated Urceus Corporation.

Ben Miles
Ben Miles

Ben was a lover of music.  He was in the university band at Appalachian, sang in the choir at Westover church and sang with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers for many years. Also, Ben was a 32nd degree Mason, and was past master of Greensboro Lodge #76.  He was also an instructor for concealed carry weapons and founding member of Grass Roots North Carolina.

He is survived by his father, J. Benjamin Miles, Sr., of McLeansville, as well as a sister, Lois Rose Miles, of Apex, NC.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, December 14, 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM, at Forbis & Dick Funeral Service’s North Elm Chapel (1118 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC).

On Monday, December 15, Westover Church will host a memorial service in the theater at 2:00 PM (505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC).

Memorial contributions should be sent to Westover Church, 505 Muirs Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC, 27410 or Bethel Presbyterian Church, 302 Knox Road, McLeansville, NC, 27301.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ben’s family.

Forbis & Dick Obituary

About: Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws.