"I've been here for four years and we've never had a problem up until this past year," says Mays.
The fighting culminated Saturday with the death of Brian Patterson. The 21 year old was a basketball and football player at Heritage High School.
"We had a great deal of respect for him as a football player," said Doug Smith, who was one of Patterson's coaches at Heritage. "He was one of our favorite guys. We were looking forward to seeing him do great things."
Patterson went on to play football for a college in West Virginia. Friends say school didn't work out.
"All of our kids here, we look forward for them to go on and be successful and that was our hope for Brian," said Smith.
Instead Patterson ended up back in Lynchburg, attending parties at the F.O.P. lodge.
Friends say he'd had an ongoing dispute with Gregory Kittrell, who's now charged with Patterson's murder.
Whatever caused that fight, neighbors on Wiggington Road say it never should have made it to the F.O.P., a facility that's mostly used for wedding parties and family gatherings.
Mays hopes the group that owns the building will use more discretion in the future.
"They kind of need to screen that thing or either stop renting it," says Mays. "One of the two."
News 7 spoke with several members of the F.O.P. Monday. They say the building is rented out like any other clubhouse, such as the Moose or Elks clubs.
No word on whether those rules will change in light of this weekend's events.