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Harrelson Funeral Home is dedicated to providing services to the families of Rutherford County with care and compassion.

For over 80 years Rutherford County has trusted Harrelson Funeral Home with helping them plan the celebrations of lives lived.

We serve every familiy in Rutherford County with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your families needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.

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Our Obituaries

Charles Glenn Skipper

July 24, 1965 - February 23, 2018

Charles Glenn Skipper, age 52, of Bostic, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at his residence. Born July 24, 1965 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late JC Skipper and Joyce Skipper Sims. His hobby was fixing up his Mustang. He was in the process of restoring it to its former glory. He will be dearly missed by all. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Charles Ray Lovelace

November 6, 1944 - February 22, 2018

Charles Ray Lovelace, age 73, of Webb Road, Ellenboro, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born November 6, 1944 in Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Emmett Lovelace and Lela Whisnant Lovelace. He was a graduate of Charles D. Owen High School, class of 1963 and worked as an upholsterer for Drexel Manufacturing for thirty years and Maple Brook...
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Charles Reynolds

April 19, 1931 - February 21, 2018

Charles Reynolds, age 86, of Forest City, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born April 19, 1931 in Greenville County, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Brodus Reynolds and Mary Frances Lockhart Reynolds. He enjoyed NASCAR and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam Reynolds; one daughter,...
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Marjorie Beason Bostic

September 5, 1924 - February 21, 2018

Marjorie Beason Bostic, age 93, of Cliffside, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Oakland Living Center. Born September 5, 1924 in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Grady Lee Beason and Hattie Ramsey Beason. She was a graduate of Mooresboro High School and worked for Cone Mills for forty years before retirement. Marjorie was a faithful, dedicated and longtime member of...
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Donald "Moon" Walker

June 24, 1948 - February 20, 2018

Donald "Moon" Walker, age 69, of Forest City, NC formerly of Shelby, NC, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Holly Springs Senior Home. Born June 24, 1948 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Reverend Bill Walker and Eva McDaniel Walker. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He worked for various saw mills in the area...
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William "Billy" Sexton II

May 21, 1970 - February 19, 2018

William "Billy" Sexton II, age 47, of Ellenboro, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland. Born May 21, 1970 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late William Clyde Sexton and Alice McDaniel Sexton. He worked as a dry wall installer for many years and was an avid wrestling and car racing fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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Johnny Sherrill Womick

August 15, 1955 - February 19, 2018

Johnny Sherrill Womick, age 62, of Ferry Road, Forest City, died Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born August 15, 1955 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Earl Womick and Annie Elmore Womick. He worked for Butler Auto Parts for many years and was an all-around handy man. Johnny was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Mooresboro and an avid...
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David Kanipe

July 24, 1971 - February 18, 2018

David Kanipe, age 46, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at his residence. Born July 24, 1971 in Rutherford County, he is the son of the Reverend Kenneth Kanipe and Becky Kanipe of Forest City. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1989 and of Ambassador Baptist College. He worked for American Miso Company for several years and was a member of Race Path Baptist Church....
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Merle J. Rich

January 15, 1932 - February 17, 2018

Merle J. Rich, age 86, of Spindale, died Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born January 15, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Claude Ray and Martha Randall Ray. Merle worked at Snyder Mills for several years and was a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. The joy of her life was being able to spend time with her children and...
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Danny "Caveman" Putnam

February 22, 1964 - February 16, 2018

Danny "Caveman" Putnam, age 53, of Beaver Street, Forest City, died Friday, February 16, 2018. Born February 22, 1964 in Rutherford County, he is the son of Margaret Putnam Green of Forest City and the late Samuel Woodrow Putnam, Jr. Danny worked in textiles for many years and most recently for Broyhill Industries. He was an avid NASCAR fan and followed Kevin Harvick. He was also very...
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Jason "J Bird" Price

December 19, 1977 - February 14, 2018

Jason "J Bird" Price, age 40, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born December 19, 1977 in Baltimore, Maryland, he is the son of Roger "Dale' Price of Mooresboro and Patricia Alt of West Virginia. He was a mechanic all of his life and worked for Rocky's Automotive in Forest City for many years and most recently for Cowan's Automotive....
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Ana Bolin Wilson

November 10, 1959 - February 10, 2018

Ana Bolin Wilson, age 58, of Forest City, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. Born November 10, 1959 in Cleveland County, she was a daughter to the late Norman Bolin and Dallie Ivey Bolin. Ana worked for Continental Alpha Industries for several years and most recently worked as the general manager of the Dollar General located in Boling...
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Brenda Kay Hoppes

July 15, 1953 - February 9, 2018

Brenda Kay Hoppes, age 64, of Bostic, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born July 15, 1953 in Kings Mountain, NC, she is the daughter of Laverne Padgett Laws who resides in Henrietta and the late Troy F. Laws. She worked for various industries in the county and most recently had worked for Deb's Mini Mart as a cook. Brenda was dedicated to her family...
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Hazel L. Moore

May 29, 1925 - February 8, 2018

Hazel L. Moore, age 92, of Forest City, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her residence. Born May 29, 1925 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Crawford Lancaster and Flo McDaniel Lancaster. She worked at the Fieldcrest Mill for many years before retirement and was a member of Alexander Baptist Church (The Element). Hazel loved singing alto in the church choir and also was...
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Shirley Ann Wright

February 3, 1953 - February 6, 2018

Shirley Ann Wright, age 65, of, Arlington Street, Forest City, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born February 3, 1953 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Wright and Annie Jenkins Wright. She enjoyed watching old sitcoms, working word puzzles and NASCAR. Shirley attended Rutherford Life Care for many years and took developmental...
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Alma C. Stepp

July 2, 1931 - February 5, 2018

Alma C. Stepp, age 86, of Ellenboro, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born July 2, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Fanning Corn and Idell Hill Corn. Alma was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service. She was the widow of the late Seldon R. Stepp, also a USPS employee, who passed on July 15, 2013. They loved...
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Brenda Wood Fox

April 26, 1942 - February 5, 2018

Brenda Wood Fox, age 75, of Forest City, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born April 26, 1942 in Spartanburg County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Frank O. Wood and Mary Chapman Wood. Brenda worked for Cone Mills for many years and also worked in the bakery at Ingles. She loved family get togethers, going to the mountains and listening to...
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Hoyle Henson

May 12, 1950 - February 4, 2018

Hoyle Henson, age 67, of Forest City, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Holly Springs Senior Center. Born May 12, 1950 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Luther Henson and Jessie Rice Henson. Hoyle was an avid NASCAR fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Henson, Douglas Henson; four sisters, Mary Ann Burgess, Andrea Tucker, Linda...
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Donna Reynolds

March 24, 1975 - February 3, 2018

Donna Reynolds, age 42, of Mooresboro, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at her residence. Born March 24, 1975 in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of Stephen Reynolds and Zelda Carder Green. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Bryanna Melaugh and Annabella Blanton; mother and stepfather, Zelda and Randy Green; father, Stephen Reynolds; one half-sister, Becky Lee...
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Marjorie Gosey

January 31, 1937 - February 3, 2018

Marjorie Gosey, age 81, of Forest City, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Henderson Care. Born January 31, 1937 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Robertson Israel and Inez Brock Israel. She was a 1955 graduate of Tri-High School and a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gosey and two...
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Laura Jane Beheler

February 22, 1958 - February 2, 2018

Laura Jane Beheler, age 59, of Forest City, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at her residence. Born February 22, 1958 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Franklin and Ruth Jean Griffin Franklin. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 18 years, Wayne Beheler; one son, Matt Crotts (Amanda); two step-children, Jeremy Beheler (Stephanie), Kayleigh...
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Phyllis A. Hoover

August 10, 1939 - January 30, 2018

Phyllis A. Hoover, age 78, of Forest City, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Willow Ridge Rehab and Nursing Center. Born August 10, 1939 in Boyle County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Obed O. Land and Mae Walker Land. She was a graduate of Danville High School, class of 1958 and worked as a Wal-Mart associate for over eighteen years. She enjoyed traveling, listening to music...
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Linda Gail Revels Dorsey

June 20, 1940 - January 29, 2018

Linda Gail Revels Dorsey, age 77, of Forest City, NC, passed peacefully Monday, January 29, 2018. Born June 20, 1940 in Mayo, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy Revels and Juanita Vera Gilbert Revels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Douglas Dorsey and two brothers, Thomas Howard Revels and John David Revels. Linda had a...
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Elaine Simmons Padgett

April 2, 1936 - January 29, 2018

Elaine Simmons Padgett, age 81, of Mooresboro, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at her residence. Born April 2, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Creed and Iris Simmons. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness. Elaine was a dedicated wife and was a faithful caregiver to her husband. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Willie Padgett...
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Sonny Greene

December 4, 1939 - January 29, 2018

Sonny Greene, age 78, of Chase Drive, Forest City, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born December 4, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Leebron Greene, Sr. and Margaret Crowe Greene. He worked in textiles most of his life which included Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant and Burlington Industries. Sonny was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant...
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Wayne D. McGinnis

May 13, 1942 - January 28, 2018

Wayne D. McGinnis, age 75, of Forest City, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his residence. Born May 13, 1942 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Osborne McGinnis and Stella Price McGinnis. He was a faithful employee for A.R. Thompson Asphalt for many years before retirement. Wayne's greatest pleasure in life came from spending time with his children and grandchildren. In...
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Amanda B. Waters

January 9, 1931 - January 28, 2018

Amanda B. Waters, age 87, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her residence. Born January 9, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Walter Bates Chivous Baynard and Katherine Melton Baynard. She worked for Burlington Industries and Cone Mill-Avondale Plant most of her life before retiring. Amanda attended Caroleen Missionary Methodist Church and enjoyed country...
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Susie Jenkins Roberts

December 24, 1951 - January 27, 2018

Susie Jenkins Roberts, age 66, of Bridges Drive, Forest City, NC, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born December 24, 1951 in Rutherford County, she is the daughter of Hazel Splawn Jenkins who resides in Forest City and the late Howard Jenkins. She was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1970 and a past member of Crestview Baptist Church....
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Becky Morrow Tipton

April 9, 1942 - January 26, 2018

Becky Morrow Tipton, age 75, of Forest City, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at her residence. Born April 9, 1942 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Morrow and Laura Warlick Morrow. She was a kindhearted lady whose labor of love was being a caretaker for the elderly. Becky was an avid reader and a past member of Alexander Baptist Church. In addition to her...
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Annie Lou Biggerstaff

January 14, 1937 - January 25, 2018

Annie Lou Biggerstaff, age 81, of Forest City died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Rutherfordton. Born January 14, 1937 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late OP Davis and Hattie Mae Dyer Davis. Annie was a hospice volunteer, cosmetologist, manager of Family Dollar store, worked in textiles and served as a pastor's wife for many years. Her life's...
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Jospeh "Hal" Jenkins

August 14, 1943 - January 24, 2018

Joseph "Hal" Jenkins, age 74, of Forest City died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his home. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Yates Jenkins and Laura Wilson Jenkins. He was a highly skilled industrial sewing machine mechanic and worked for several local mills before retirement. Hal was an avid golfer, softball player and "fast" car enthusiast. He was a faithful member...
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Frances Miller Grant

November 6, 1926 - January 23, 2018

Frances Miller Grant, age 91, of Henrietta, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Willow Ridge Rehab and Nursing Center in Rutherfordton. Born November 6, 1926 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late David Earl Miller and Ida Mae Jenkins Miller. Frances worked in textiles most of her life and was a homemaker. She was a past member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Her life's...
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Max Lee Toney

October 23, 1930 - January 21, 2018

Max Lee Toney, age 87, of Harris-Henrietta Road, Forest City, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his residence. Born October 23, 1930 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late William Crawford Toney and Lenora White Toney. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1950 and a veteran of the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Max was a superintendent for Fisk-Carter...
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Joshua Byron Rippy

April 4, 1983 - January 20, 2018

Joshua Byron Rippy, age 34, of Salem Church Road, Ellenboro, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Born April 4, 1983 in Rutherford County, he is the son of Jacquelyn Horne Taylor who resides in Rutherfordton and the late Byron Wayne Rippy. Joshua was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 2001 and was a self-employed mechanic. His life's passion was working on...
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Lollie Ann Bradley

May 18, 1983 - January 15, 2018

Lollie Ann Bradley, age 34, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born May 18, 1983 in Rutherfordton, she was the daughter of James Cox and Judy Bradley Cox who reside in Rutherfordton. She attended Spindale Fellowship Holiness and loved spending time with her great-nephew, Nova. Lollie was a tenderhearted lady who enjoyed listening to...
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Glenn "G.T." Wells

April 25, 1930 - January 15, 2018

Glenn "G.T." Wells, age 87, of Henrietta, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at his residence. Born April 25, 1930 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Glenn Thomas Wells, Sr. and Margaret Lowery Wells. G.T. worked for Wells Body Shop most of his life and for Burlington Industries before retirement. He was a member of the Henrietta Revival Center and served the Lord as an Evangelist....
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Timothy "Tim" Dwayne Holland

February 3, 1964 - January 12, 2018

Timothy "Tim" Dwayne Holland, age 53, of Forest City, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born February 3, 1964 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late C.M. Holland and Mary Jane Silver Hutchins. He retired from the Town of Spindale as a truck driver and was a member of Alexander United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Barbara Ann "Granny Bob" Powell

December 15, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Barbara Ann Powell, age 75, of Henrietta, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. Born December 15, 1942 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Otto Harris and Ellen Allred Harris. Barbara worked for Burlington Industries for almost forty years before retiring and was a member of Caroleen Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading...
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Ronnie Mode, Sr.

October 11, 1963 - January 8, 2018

Ronnie Mode, Sr., age 54, of Forest City, died Monday, January 8, 2018 at Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland. Born October 11, 1963 in Rutherford County, he is the son of Ray Mode who resides in Forest City and the late Colleen Grant Mode. He worked as a truck driver for Latco Concrete Company for many years and attended the Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church. Ronnie enjoyed...
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Rhuleen W. Petty

November 4, 1921 - January 7, 2018

Rhuleen W. Petty, age 96, of Pauline, South Carolina, formerly of Rutherford County, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Spartanburg. Born November 4, 1921 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Summie Roe Whitaker and Mamie Wilson Whitaker. She was a graduate of Ellenboro High School and a long time member of High Shoal Baptist Church. She was...
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David Worley

October 14, 1967 - January 5, 2018

David Worley, age 50, of Union Mills, died Friday, January 5, 2018. Born October 14, 1967 in Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Curtis B. Worley and Bell Conner Worley. He was a self-employed concrete finisher and enjoyed building things. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Keith Worley and a sister, Ida Lee Worley. Survivors include...
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Matthew Ryan Shires

December 1, 1997 - January 5, 2018

Matthew Ryan Shires, age 20, of Ellenboro, died Friday, January 5, 2018 in at his residence. Born December 1, 1997 in Rutherford County, he was the son of Mary Gunter and the late Everett Shires, Jr. He attended the Rock School and enjoyed working on cars, weightlifting and spending time with his family and was a loving father. Those left to cherish his memory include his adopted...
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Clara Woods Wilson

January 15, 1933 - January 4, 2018

Clara W. Wilson, age 84, of Forest City, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her residence. Born January 15, 1933 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, she was a daughter to the late Clifford Woods and Barty Perry Woods. She worked for Clarkins Department Store for over twenty years before retirement and was of the Baptist faith. Clara played a very active role in her family and loved each one dearly....
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Edith Teseniar Owens

May 8, 1924 - January 4, 2018

Edith Teseniar Owens, age 93, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born May 8, 1924 in Rutherford County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Landrum Teseniar and Sally Elizabeth Liverette Teseniar. She worked for Cone Mills, Cliffside and Avondale Plants for over twenty-five years before retiring and was of the Baptist faith....
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Bobby Howe

August 1, 1964 - January 2, 2018

Bobby Howe, age 53, of Forest City, NC, formerly of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born August 1, 1964 in Lancaster County, PA, he was the son of Robert Eugene Howe, Sr. and Laura Harsh Howe who both reside in Lancaster. Bobby worked as a truck driver for Republic Services and most recently for J B Russell Trucking. He was...
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Grover "Monroe" Ensley

June 14, 1939 - December 29, 2017

Grover "Monroe" Ensley, age 78, of Cliffside, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born June 14, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was son of the late John Frank Ensley and Ozelle Smith Ensley. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1957 and worked for Lithium FMS Corporation for thirty-five years before retirement. Monroe was a faithful member of...
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Letty H. Biggerstaff

August 1, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Letty H. Biggerstaff, age 86, of Bostic, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland in Shelby. Born August 1, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Zeno Hunt and Nancy Hennessee Hunt. She was a graduate of Sunshine High School and worked as a secretary for various local businesses. Letty worked as a caretaker in home healthcare. She...
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Kyle Guyan

December 14, 1975 - December 24, 2017

Kyle Guyan, age 42, of Spindale, passed away December 24, 2017 at his residence. Born December 14, 1975 in Ontario, Canada, he was a son to the late Patricia Knight Lewis. He worked for Duncan Plumbing for several years and previously attended Father's Vineyard Fellowship. Kyle enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, cooking and the outdoors. He was always proud of his daughters and grandson. In...
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Amy Claire Ponder Moore

August 22, 1986 - December 24, 2017

Amy Claire Ponder Moore, age 31, of Ellenboro, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born August 22, 1986 in Watauga County, she was a daughter to Billy Ponder and Christine Downs Ponder. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Harrelson Funeral Home. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation...
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Virginia "Peanut" Dobbins

August 1, 1939 - December 24, 2017

Virginia Ann "Peanut" Bridges Dobbins, age 78, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Hospice House. Born August 1, 1939 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Otis Bridges and Annie Laura Nanney Bridges. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Lee Dobbins; four brothers, C.B. Bridges, Claude Bridges,...
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Sherri Ruff Crawford

November 25, 1960 - December 20, 2017

Free Obituary for: Sherri Ruff Crawford Sherri Ruff Crawford, age 57, of Island Ford Road, Forest City, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born November 25, 1960 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late William Ruff, Jr. and Loretta Hudgins Ruff Phillips. She worked for several local textile mills and most recently as the...
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Martha Henson Shew

May 11, 1941 - December 20, 2017

Martha Henson Shew, age 76, of Ellenboro, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Mary Black Health System-Spartanburg. Born May 11, 1941 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Jack Henson and Sarah Dyer Henson. Martha worked in textiles for many years and retired from the new Cone Mills plant in Cliffside. She had the heart of a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and...
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Judy Spicer Tessnear

May 6, 1955 - December 16, 2017

Judy Spicer Tessnear, age 62, of Old Henrietta Road, Forest City, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born May 6, 1955 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Gilley Spicer and Hattie Lou Buff Spicer. She attended Chase High School and was a lifetime member of Riverside Baptist Church. Judy worked for several local companies which...
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Ronnie Cole

October 18, 1963 - December 12, 2017

Ronnie Cole, age 54, of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence. Born October 18, 1963 in Rutherford County, he was a son of Diane Coffey Cole who resides in Caroleen and the late Ronald D. Cole, Sr. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1982 and worked twenty years as a welder for KCH Services. Ronnie enjoyed weight lifting, taking trips to the beach and...
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Jerry G. Ingle

September 28, 1941 - December 11, 2017

Jerry G. Ingle, age 76, of Morgan Street, Sandy Mush, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born September 28, 1941 in Rutherford County, NC, he was a son to the late Boyce Lee Ingle and Geneva McKinney Ingle. He worked for McCurry-Deck Motors for thirty years as an auto-body repairman before retirement. He was a member of the Robertson Creek Free Will...
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David Robert Byars

August 18, 1935 - December 11, 2017

David Robert Byars, age 82, of Ferry Road, Mooresboro, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence. Born August 18, 1935 in Cleveland County, he was a son to the late John A. Byars and Allie Mae Campbell Byars. David was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church of Ellenboro. He worked in textiles for many years, most recently for John H. Montgomery for twenty years until...
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Betty Henson Taylor

April 29, 1933 - December 5, 2017

Betty Henson Taylor, 84, of Zion, IL, formerly of Forest City, NC, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Hill Crest Nursing Center in Round Lake Beach. She was born on April 29th 1933, in Mooresboro, NC, the daughter of the late Mose and Jenny Robbins Henson. She was a graduate of: Cliffside High School, Cliffside, NC class of 1951, Isothermal Community College, in Social Work and the...
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Paul "Papa" Eugene Honeycutt

December 23, 1937 - December 5, 2017

Paul "Papa" Eugene Honeycutt, age 79, of Ellenboro, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born December 23, 1937 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Monroe Honeycutt and Eva Taylor Honeycutt. Paul was the owner and operator of Honeycutt's Grocery and a member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. He was an...
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Rocky Turner

February 8, 1976 - November 30, 2017

Rocky Turner, age 41, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his residence. Born February 8, 1976 in Rutherford County, he is the son of Marshall and Peggy Turner who reside in Forest City. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1995. He also received an Associate's degree from Isothermal Community College and was a graduate of the Basic Law Enforcement...
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Claude "Mike" Gettys

November 12, 1953 - November 24, 2017

Claude "Mike" Gettys, age 64, of Mooresboro, died Friday, November 24, 2017 at his residence. Born November 12, 1953 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late A.L. Gettys and Virginia Wise Gettys. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph Gettys. He is survived by one son, Michael Hopkins and a daughter, Crystal Gettys; three sisters,...
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Walter Gene Powell

May 1, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Walter Gene Powell, age 70, of Charlotte passed away on November 21, 2017 at Brookdale South Park of Charlotte. Born May 1, 1947 in Rutherford County, a native of Ellenboro, he is the son of the late Walter Powell and is survived by his mother, Barbara Eloise Powell of Ellenboro, NC. Gene was a graduate of East Rutherford High School and Western Carolina University. He was also a member...
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Elsie Ward Thrift

February 17, 1930 - November 20, 2017

Elsie Ward Thrift, age 87, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at her residence. Born February 17, 1930 in Lincoln County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lee Ward and Lily Cosby Ward. Elsie worked at DAP manufacturing for many years. She was a member of Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Elsie was also a hairdresser. She had a...
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Grace D. Flack

January 12, 1956 - November 17, 2017

Grace D. Flack, age 61, of Mooresboro, died Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born January 12, 1956 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Ike Flack Jr. and Mavel Murray Flack. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School, class of 1974 and attended Isothermal Community College. Grace worked for Tanner Companies as an inventory specialist for...
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Yates Webb Bostic, Sr.

March 29, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Yates Webb Bostic, Sr., age 92, of Cliffside, passed away November 16, 2017 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. Born March 29, 1925 in Cleveland County, NC, he was a son to the late John "Will" Bostic and Mary "Molly" Bostic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Yates worked for Cone Mill-Cliffside Plant for many years and was a member...
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Dewitt "Bud" Ledbetter

June 15, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Dewitt "Bud" Ledbetter, age 90, of Wilson Drive, Forest City, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Hospice House in Forest City. Born June 15, 1927 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Aaron Luther Ledbetter and Lydia Pearl Beheler Ledbetter. Bud worked forty years for Fieldcrest Mills and was a longtime and active member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. He served...
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Judy Ann Biggerstaff

November 27, 1948 - November 9, 2017

Judy Ann Biggerstaff, age 68, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her residence. Born November 27, 1948 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Charlie Parker and Bertha Crawford Parker. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School and of the Baptist faith. Judy gladly filled the role as her family's caregiver. She was a homemaker and a dedicated wife,...
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Debra Lynn Trout

June 30, 1972 - November 7, 2017

Debra Lynn Moseley Cobb Trout, age 45, of Forest City, NC, died November 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 30, 1972 in Vero Beach, Florida. A memorial service will held at 11:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2017 at First Methodist Church in Forest City. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of the services.
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Bill Duckworth

April 25, 1949 - November 3, 2017

CMSAF (Ret.) Bill Duckworth, age 68, of Mooresboro, NC, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Born April 25, 1949 in Mecklenburg County, NC, he was a son to the late Harold Duckworth and Elizabeth Jenkins Duckworth. He was a graduate of Clover Park High School and received a Masters Degree from Webster University. Bill was veteran of the United States...
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Danny Roland

August 11, 1962 - November 1, 2017

Danny Roland, age 55, of Bostic, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his residence. Born August 11, 1962 in McDowell County, he was a son of the late Horace W. Roland and Beatrice Hudson Bumgarner. Danny worked as a mechanic for Watkins Service Center and was a member of Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness Church. He enjoyed watching westerns and pro-wrestling. Danny was also...
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Gerzain "Chino" Roman

September 7, 1976 - October 29, 2017

Gerzain "Chino" Roman, age 41, of Christiansburg, Virginia, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born September 7, 1976 in Pololcingo, Mexico he is the son of Nereo and Angeluz Roman. Gerzain worked as a waiter for the El Mariachi Restaurant in Blacksburg, Va and enjoyed singing Ranchera Music. He was of the Catholic faith. He was preceded by his...
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Louise C. Boydston

September 3, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Louise C. Boydston, age 89, of Mooresboro, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at her residence. Born September 3, 1928 in McDowell County, she was a daughter to the late Julius Cannon and Sally Young Cannon. Louise was a nurturing and quiet spirited lady who was a true disciple of Christ. She lived out her faith by becoming a foster mother to thirty-three children in a span of twenty...
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Ruby Campbell

July 1, 1932 - October 29, 2017

Ruby Campbell, age 85, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Brookdale. Born July 1, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Robert F. Ayers, Sr. and Emma Lucille Gooden Ayers. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1949. She worked for Mastercraft-Spindale Plant for thirty-five years before retirement and was a past member of Harris First...
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Hubert Dean "Koon" Burgess

March 22, 1939 - October 26, 2017

Hubert Dean "Koon" Burgess, age 78, of Francis Drive, Forest City, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born March 22, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Clarence Lee Burgess and Emma Ruth Gilbert Burgess. He was veteran of the U.S. Army and own and operated local service stations. Hubert also worked for Cone Mills-Avondale and as a...
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Bill "Joe Bill" Beheler

May 21, 1923 - October 25, 2017

Bill "Joe Bill" Beheler, age 94, of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born May 21, 1923 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Romey Beheler and Della Honeycutt Beheler. He worked for Pike Electric for many years and was a farmer most of his life. In his later years he worked for Holland's Used Cars as a car hauler. Bill's...
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Carl Deaton

February 1, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Carl Deaton, age 85, of Caroleen, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born February 1, 1932 in Rome, Georgia, he was a son of the late Fred Lee Deaton and Clara Belle Spratling Deaton. He was a veteran of U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was stationed at the Panama Canal during the war. He worked for Colonial Bakery and the Sunbeam Bakery in...
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Vember Christine Allred Quinn

October 11, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Vember Christine Allred Quinn, age 88, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living in Shelby. Born October 11, 1929 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyle Allred and Fannie Daves Allred. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Broadus L. Quinn; two brothers, Jewell Allred and Bobby Allred. She worked at Burlington Mills for...
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Ralph W. Liebendorfer

April 11, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Ralph W. Liebendorfer, age 89, of Ellenboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Born April 11, 1928 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, he he was son to the late Harry Liebendorfer and Ruth Bowles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harry "Red" Liebendorfer. Ralph was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a Counter...
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Nita Mode Fowler

January 4, 1958 - October 18, 2017

Nita Mode Fowler, age 59, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Carolina Health Care System-Cleveland. Born January 4, 1958 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Gene Mode Sr. and Clara Laws Mode Hames. She worked as the office manager for H & M Industries for many years and was a member of Grace Chapel Four Square Church in Forest City. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan and...
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Rita Mode Hudgins

June 14, 1955 - October 16, 2017

Rita Mode Hudgins, age 62, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Born June 14, 1955 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the Pauline Duncan Robbins. Rita was an avid NASCAR fan. She was Jeff Gordon's #1 fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Hudgins; and a granddaughter, Breanna Hudgins. Those left to cherish her memory include three...
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Betty Jean Ledbetter

February 28, 1932 - October 16, 2017

Betty Jean Ledbetter, age 85, of Cliffside, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at her residence. Born February 28, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Gaither Hawkins and Fannie Harris Hawkins. She loved making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Pearson...
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Leon Bailey

October 2, 1951 - October 12, 2017

Leon Bailey, age 66, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his residence. Born October 2, 1951 in Spartanburg County, SC, he was the son of the late Eber Alexander Bailey and Ellarie Mills Bailey. He worked for Wal-Mart for many years and enjoyed working on his car and walking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Steve...
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Shane Pruitt

July 24, 1970 - October 11, 2017

Shane Pruitt, age 47, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his residence. Born July 24, 1970 in Rutherford County, he was a son to Steve Pruitt who resides in Inman, SC and the late Louise Canipe Padgett. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1988 and worked for Cone Mills-Henrietta Plant for many years. He also recently worked for the Timken Company....
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Tina Fowler

March 28, 1936 - October 10, 2017

Tina Fowler, age 81, of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her residence. Born March 28, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Edgar Pearson and Mary Ledbetter Pearson. She attended Tri-High School and worked for Fiber Industries and Baxter Industries for many years. Tina was a past member of Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was known for...
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Nannie K. Morrow

October 8, 2017

Nannie K. Morrow, 91, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Morrow had served as the president of M&M Auto Parts. She was a member of Springfield United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert J. Morrow and three brothers, Wesley, Andy, and Charles Keels. Survivors include her two sons, Rick Morrow (Brenda...
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Dever D. DeBrule

October 13, 1923 - October 8, 2017

Dever D. DeBrule, age 93, of Greenbriar Lane, Forest City, NC, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City. Born October 13, 1923 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late H.V. DeBrule and Martha Godfrey DeBrule. Dever was a graduate of Tri-High School and Shelby Business School. He also attended NC State University. Dever served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran...
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Homer Mack Guffey

May 3, 1938 - October 6, 2017

Homer Mack Guffey, age 79, of Forest City, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at his residence. Born May 3, 1938 to the late Mack Guffey and Annie Mae Crisson Guffey, he was the widower of Iva Tipton Guffey. Homer was a graduate of R-S Central High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for Daniels Construction and Roberson Air-Tech as a HVAC duct installer for many years. His...
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Billy Charles Wilson

September 11, 1933 - October 4, 2017

Billy Charles Wilson, age 84, of Lake Lure, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born September 11, 1933 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Harold Wilson and Bessie Elliot Wilson. Billy worked thirty-five years as a supervisor for Communication Instrument. He was of Baptist faith and was a United States Army veteran. In addition to...
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Terance M. "Terry" "Uncle Mike" Powers

February 1, 1939 - October 4, 2017

Terance M. "Terry" "Uncle Mike" Powers, age 78, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his residence. Born February 1, 1939 in New Haven County, Connecticut, he was a son to the late Michael Powers and Theresa Bohan Powers. Terry had a gift of humor. He had the ability to make people laugh and forget their troubles. He loved his family so much and his dogs were like his...
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Bruce E. Putman

November 12, 1947 - October 3, 2017

Bruce E. Putman., age 69, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born November 12, 1947 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Grover Lee Putman and Ada B. Cole Putman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Eugene Putman. Those left to cherish his memory include his companion of...
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Lloyd "Vance" Silver

January 6, 1951 - September 29, 2017

Lloyd "Vance" Silver, Jr., age 66, of Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Born January 6, 1951 in Mecklenburg County, he was a son to the late Lloyd V. Silver, Sr. and Anace Calhoun Silver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Cliffside Baptist Church. Vance worked many years as a supervisor for Duke...
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Tammey Kimbrell Thompson

March 29, 1965 - September 21, 2017

Tammey Kimbrell Thompson, age 52, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born March 29, 1965 in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Boyce Daniel Kimbrell and Joyce Smith Kimbrell. Tammey was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1983 and worked as a CNA and the Activities Director for Fair Haven Home in Bostic. She was member of Buffalo Baptist Church...
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James F. Couch

September 12, 1934 - September 21, 2017

James F. Couch, age 83, of Charlotte, NC, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Hunter Woods Nursing & Rehab Center in Charlotte. Born September 12, 1934 to the late Claude Cecil Couch and Thelma Fowler Couch, he worked in textiles most of his life. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Couch; two brothers,...
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Jolaine W. Greene

March 20, 1935 - September 20, 2017

Jolaine W. Greene, age 82, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Holly Springs Senior Citizens Home. Born March 20, 1935 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Ed Allen and Carrie Lee Morgan Allen. Jolaine was a graduate of Harris High School. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She loved her family and also...
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Detroy Henderson

August 6, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Detroy Henderson, age 92, of State Line Road, Mooresboro, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Fair Haven of Forest City. Born August 6, 1925 in Spartanburg County, SC, he was the son of the late Andrew Henderson and Dorothy Cash Henderson. Detroy worked for Arrow Automotive of Spartanburg for over twenty years and the Community Cash Grocery Store in Chesnee for almost ten years. He...
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Penny K. Hardin

February 8, 1952 - September 18, 2017

Penny K. Hardin, age 65, of Forest City, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Nana's Assisted Living. Born February 8, 1952 in Trenton, New Jersey, she was a daughter to the late Henry and Marie Kirchner. Penny worked as a legal secretary for many years, which included the Fairfax Virgina District Attorney's office and the Central Intelligence Agency. She also was a deputy clerk for...
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Noreen Dobbins McDaniel

November 18, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Noreen McDaniel, age 68, of Caroleen, NC, went home to be with her Savior on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born November 18, 1948 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Jack Dobbins and Margaret Butler Dobbins. Noreen was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1968 and was currently attending Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist...
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Ruby Bailey Goode

August 14, 1940 - September 14, 2017

Ruby Bailey Goode, age 77, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her residence. Born August 14, 1940 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Hollis Lee Bailey and Lillie Alice Tessneer Bailey. She is also preceded by her husband, Clarence E. Goode and one brother, Sonny Boy "Bill" Bailey. Ruby worked for Stonecutter Mill and the Snack Bar in Hickory. She...
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Daisy Waters Brown

May 27, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Daisy Waters Brown, age 83, of Caroleen, NC, died September 13th, passing peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior and join her family and friends that proceeded her in death. Born May 27, 1934 in Rutherford County, she was the youngest of 9 children born to the late Monroe Ervin Waters and Alpha Belle Johnson Waters. She was proceeded in death by husband of 61 years Daniel Grogan Brown,...
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Lynda Padgett Hawkins Albert

August 18, 1945 - September 11, 2017

Lynda Padgett Hawkins Albert, age 72, of Huddleston, Virginia, formerly of Forest City, NC, passed away on September 11, 2017. Born August 18, 1945 in Rutherford County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Padgett and Lena Mae Allen Padgett. Lynda was a graduate of Cool Springs High School and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening; taking care of her pets, and especially loved her...
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Ruth Melton Bright

January 21, 1934 - September 8, 2017

Ruth Bright, age 83, of Forest City, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born January 21, 1934 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Gene Melton and Sarah Irene Bridges Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Freeman Guffey; second husband, George Clifford Hollifield; third husband,...
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