Bernard Reginald Hyman

January 24, 1925September 11, 2021

Bernard Reginald “Reg” Hyman was born January 25, 1925 in Oak City, NC, the eldest of four children of Clifton and Josephine Moore Hyman. His family was by his side when he passed away at Spring Arbor of Greensboro on September 11, 2021 at age 96. His life will be celebrated at 1 PM, Friday, September 17 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel followed by entombment with military honors at Westminster Gardens.

Reg graduated from Rocky Mount High School and earned an associate’s degree in business from Edgecombe County Community College. He was a decorated Army corporal earning three bronze stars and a victory medal during his time in the Western Pacific Theater in WWII. Reg was a committed and supportive husband to Mary Robbins Hyman whom he married in 1947. She preceded him in death in 2017 and their marriage of devotion remains an inspiration to their family. His business acumen served him well during his successful career with Life of Georgia Insurance where he began as an agent and retired after 35 years as area manager. Reg was a man of great faith. He and Mary worshipped at First Christian Church of Greensboro since 1957 where he served as Sunday school leader for several years.

Reg was everyone’s go to guy if something needed repaired and the king of the “honey do list” doer. He enjoyed building houses and remodels, furniture, toys and even an airplane. He was a private pilot, founding member of Air Harbor Airport in Greensboro and member of the Civil Air Patrol. Numerous times, he assisted with search and rescue efforts. Hunting and fishing were two of his favorite past times as he truly enjoyed the peacefulness and solitude of nature.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kathryn H. Lee of Siler City and April H. Moran (Hassel) of Stokesdale; grandchildren, Kimberly L. Brittenham (Greg) of Ramseur, Dennis C. Lee (Amanda) of Siler City, Mallory M. Osteen (Thomas) of Columbia, SC and Sarah Jones (Patrick) of Charlotte; great grandchildren, Henlee K. Brittenham and Owen P. Osteen; and sister, Angeline H. Rollins (Ferrell) of Tarboro. In addition to his parents and wife, siblings and their spouses, Penelope and John McDermont and Carlton and Virginia Hyman preceded him in death.

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  • Clifton & Josephine Moore Hyman, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Robbins Hyman, Wife (deceased)
  • Kathryn H. Lee, Daughter
  • April H. Moran and husband Hassel, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Angeline H. Rollins & husband Ferrell, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Also surviving are grandchildren, Kimberly L. Brittenham and husband Greg, Dennis C. Lee and wife Amanda, Mallory M. Osteen and husband Thomas and Sarah Jones and husband Patrick; andgreat grandchildren, Henlee K. Brittenham and Owen P. Osteen. In addition to his parents and wife,siblings and their spouses, Penelope and John McDermont and Carlton and Virginia Hyman preceded him in death.

  • Mr. Greg Brittenham
  • Mr. Patrick Jones
  • Mr. Dennis Lee
  • Mr. Charles Lovings
  • Mr. Hassel Moran
  • Mr. Thomas Osteen


  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 17, 2021


Bernard Reginald Hyman

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J.T. (John) Moore

September 22, 2021

My memories of Reg and Mary revolved around their worship activity at First Christian Church, Greensboro, NC. Both of them were full of smiles and cheerful, and we always had time before worship to share. My age almost equaled Reg's, so it was a joy to chat and know them personally.

Kathy Thompson Smith

September 16, 2021

Dear Kathy and April,
Your Dad and Mom will always be remembered for their friendship, encouragement, kindness.

I was blessed to be a part of their lives and will always treasure the memories we shared.

What a wonderful legacy they made!

Kathy Thompson Smith

Cliff Hyman

September 14, 2021

Dear Kathy and April,

i will always remember uncle Reg flying his airplane to the farm in Tarboro. it was exciting to see him turning and circling high above the pine trees in the hot summer air announcing his arrival. It was even more exciting to see him land and take off on the short runway near the cornfield close to our family home. It attracted attention from all the neighbors and we always had a good time explaining the commotion. It was in his airplane that I had had my first airplane ride. I believe he had as much fun giving rides as we had taking them.

These were good times indeed for a young farm boy.

Fly high uncle Reg and know that you are loved and not forgotten.