Vivian Ila Brown Rash

March 24, 1940September 7, 2017

Vivian Ila Brown Rash, 77, of Pleasant Garden passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Moses Cone Hospital.

She retired from Randolph County Schools as a bus driver after over 30 years of service. She loved gardening, canning and sharing her blessings with others.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, 212 West Swannanoa Avenue, Liberty; burial will follow in Providence Friends Meeting Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home and other times at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Ethel Mae Rickman Brown and was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving is her husband, Raymond S. Rash; daughter, Marie Rash; sons, Raymond “Tommy” Rash and his wife, Debbie and Dennis Ray Rash and his wife, Arey; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Murtty Moore and Wanda Mounce; and brothers, Jesse Brown, Richard Brown, Willie Brown, Donald Brown and Teddy Brown.

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Loflin Funeral Home, Liberty is honored to serve the Rash family.


  • Visitation Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 9, 2017


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Susan Collins

September 25, 2017

Sending prayers

Kathy McNeal

September 12, 2017

Deepest Sympathy to all of you Vivian's family. Vivian was such a selfless person. A kind hearted woman always lending a hand, giving good advise
or a word of encouragement. A true mother hen to all her family, bus children, friends and strangers.
There is no counting the many lives she touched. We could all take a life lesson from her following her example by, opening our hearts and homes
to put the needs of others before ourselves. I count myself blessed to have known her. She will be greatly

Judy Hirsch

September 11, 2017

Sending love to you and the whole family. I understand how difficult this is. Losing your life mate is so hard. But remember you don't grieve alone nor do you have to. So many people loved Aunt Vivian and will miss her. Spend time with family and friends as often as you need to. Tell stories to remember her. It is ok to cry and laugh together. Only time will heal the hurt you feel. Do things that will recall a joyous time together. And remember there is no set time for grieving, just when you think you have made it through the hardest part an old memory or song you loved will bring back the raw feeling of loss. But you will get through it. We can move forward after loss. If you need extra support find a support group or counselor who can help you. Being with people who understand what you are going through really helps. It has kept me going since I lost Mike a year ago this week. I will call when I get back to Houston. I am in Santa Clarita, CA with my daughter and grandson while my son in law is traveling for business. Being with family helps tremendously. Love you so much. Take care and we will talk later.

Nancy Probelski

September 9, 2017

My deepest condolence and sympathy go out to Uncle Raymond, Tommy, Donna, and Dennis over the loss of Aunt Vivian. I will always remember for her caring and generous heart. My prayers and Love - Nancy Hardin Probelski

Barry Scott

September 8, 2017

What a wonderful lady. Worked with her for many years and Vivian always cared for the children on her bus. Never a doubt about her commitment to their safety and well being.


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Cheryl Clay

September 8, 2017

Marie, Heather and All Family I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you. God Bless.

Libby Smith

September 8, 2017

Prayers for the Rash family. So sorry for your loss.

September 8, 2017

May God comfort you at this time of such a great loss. I am truly sorry for your pain. It's never easy, butI believe in you.. Take care and remember there are a lot of people thinking and praying for you at this time...

Denise Seber

September 8, 2017

You are in my thoughts and prayers!!