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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

Margaret Putnam Green

September 22, 1937 - May 24, 2019

Margaret Putnam Green, age 81, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 24, 2019. Margaret was born September 22, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late James William Silver and Dollie Byers Silver. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1958 and a homemaker. Margaret was a long-time member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School...
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Shirley Elizabeth Helton

June 20, 1925 - May 24, 2019

Shirley Elizabeth Helton, age 93, of Fair Haven Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she was born on June 20, 1925. She is proceeded in death by her husband, George Americus Helton Sr. Left to cherish her memories are her children George Helton Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Rutherfordton; Nancy Rochelle and...
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Jamie Leigh Conner

June 30, 1982 - May 22, 2019

Jamie Leigh Conner formerly of Rutherford County died in Buncombe County, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Solace Hospice in Asheville. He was the son of Michael Ray Beheler (Cathy) and Cindy Conner Alexander (Joe). In addition to his parents, Jamie is survived by six sisters; Kim Atkins (Brent) of Ellenboro, Crystal Reiding (Todd) of Winston Salem, Amanda Mann of Forest City, Jessica Alexander...
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David Norman Wallace

May 23, 1943 - May 21, 2019

David Norman Wallace of Rutherford County died Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, after a short illness. He was the son of the late Guy Worth Wallace and Effie Smith Wallace. He was also preceded in death by nine siblings: Guy Wallace, Jr., Mary Wallace Medford, Wyman Leslie Wallace, Dorothy Wallace Osborne, Una Ruth Wallace Brackett, Clyde Lee Wallace, Betty Wallace...
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Kathy Hooper

April 28, 1965 - May 19, 2019

Kathy Hooper, age 54, of Forest City, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at her residence. Kathy was born April 28, 1965 in Cleveland County to Catherine Stover Hooper of Forest City and the late Jerry Wayne Hooper. She was a graduate of East Rutherford High School and worked as a CNA in home healthcare. She enjoyed building doll houses and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her father,...
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Betty Brooks

July 11, 1938 - May 18, 2019

Betty Brooks, age 80, of Walker Lake Road, Forest City, NC passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Spartanburg, SC surrounded by her loved ones. Betty was born July 11, 1938 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Carl Luther Green and Gladys Snyder. She worked in textiles for many years and was a long-time member of Tanners Grove United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed shopping, gardening and...
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Brian "Bo" Wyatt

November 19, 1967 - May 15, 2019

Brian "Bo" Wyatt, age 51, of Rutherfordton, NC died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his residence. Bo was born November 19, 1967 in Waynesville, NC to the late Berlin Ralph Wyatt and Annie Mae Queen Wyatt. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1986. Bo worked as a metal fabricator for most of his life and owned and operated C & R Metal Company. He was a past member of...
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Brenda K. Evans

August 1, 1953 - May 15, 2019

Brenda K. Evans, age 65, of Forest City, NC died May 15, 2019 at her residence. Brenda was born August 1, 1953 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Lawrence Simpkins and Sarah Bartram Simpkins. She was a homemaker and worked as a dietary aid at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Brenda was of the Episcopal faith and enjoyed reading, word puzzles, watching scary movies and taking care of...
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James Franklin Page

November 24, 1934 - May 14, 2019

James Franklin Page, age 84, of Forest City, NC went home to with the Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1934 in Polk County to the late James Herbert Page and Thelma Jones Page. James was a dedicated, faithful and long-time member of Floyd's Creek Baptist Church where he was a deacon, usher and served on many committees through...
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David Wilson

April 21, 1947 - May 12, 2019

David Wilson, age 72, of Mill Spring, NC died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his residence. David was born April 21, 1947 in Polk County to the late John Basil Wilson and Arkansas Goldie Haynes Wilson. He was a graduate of Isothermal Community College and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed beekeeping, making homemade jellies and...
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Lorene "Rene" Evans

May 31, 1937 - May 12, 2019

Lorene "Rene" Evans, age 81, of Ellenboro, NC died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her residence. Rene was born May 31, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Shufford Lovelace and Lillie Louise Lowery Lovelace. She worked for Stonecutter Mill for several years and as a dietician at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center for eighteen years. Rene was a member of Caroleen Congregational Holiness and enjoyed...
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Judy Baldwin McGee

April 10, 1946 - May 8, 2019

Judy Baldwin McGee, age 73, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Judy was born April 10, 1946 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Charles E. Baldwin, Sr. and Flora Mae Upton Baldwin. She was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1964 and a past member of Providence United Methodist Church. Judy co-owned and operated McGee...
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Anthony "Tony" Mazza

July 24, 1934 - May 2, 2019

Anthony "Tony" Mazza, age 84, of Chesnee, SC died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice. Tony was born July 24, 1934 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas Mazza and Clara Sopo Mazza. Tony worked as a merchandise stocker at Ingles and for Wal-Mart for many years and was of the Catholic faith. As a young man, he worked for his parent's Italian restaurant in New Jersey....
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Annie "Lou" Hodge

June 30, 1937 - May 1, 2019

Annie "Lou" Hodge, age 81, of Forest City, NC died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Fair Haven Home of Forest City. Lou was born June 30, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Thomas Lee Ramsey and Idella Wood Ramsey. She received her Associates Degree from Isothermal Community College and worked at ICC as a receptionist for many years before retirement. Lou was a former member of Westside...
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Jack T. Ross

July 5, 1934 - April 28, 2019

Jack T. Ross, age 84, of Clay Street, Forest City, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Jack was born July 5, 1934 in Rutherford County to the late George Ross, Sr. and Ruth Crowder Ross. He worked for many years at Stonecutter Mill and most recently in the Lawn & Garden Department at Wal-Mart. Jack enjoyed yard work and was a member of Smith Grove...
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William "Bill' Lester Lanser

January 13, 1950 - April 27, 2019

William "Bill" Lester Lanser, age 69, of York, SC, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Bill was born January 13, 1950 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to the late William John Lanser and Lois Bartlett Lanser. He worked for American Machinery Rebuilding for many years and was of the Catholic faith. Bill enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and antiquing. He was an...
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Melvin James Dobbins

January 6, 1943 - April 25, 2019

Melvin Dobbins, age 76, of Mooresboro, NC died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his residence. Melvin was born January 6, 1943 in Rutherford County to the late Kenneth Melvin Dobbins and Mary Lee Dixon Dobbins. He was a graduate of Crest High School, class of 1961 and worked at Hoechst-Celanese for thirty-eight years before retirement. Melvin was a lifetime member of Trinity Baptist...
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George "Reid" Parker

April 20, 1944 - April 24, 2019

George "Reid" Parker, age 75, of Mooresboro, NC died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Reid was born April 20, 1944 in Rutherford County to the late George W. Parker and Edna Crawford Parker. He worked at Cone Mills for thirteen years and as a truck mechanic for seventeen years. He enjoyed fixing and restoring old cars, but his life's passion was preaching...
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Hazel Flynn

May 10, 1929 - April 24, 2019

Hazel Mae Flynn of Rutherfordton passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, surrounded by family. Born in Rutherford County, May 10, 1929 to the late George and Biddie Horn Chapman, she was preceded in death by one brother, James Chapman. In Hazel's tenth year of school, her mother's illness and subsequent death required that she leave her education and provide...
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Joann Hill Goodrick

January 17, 1937 - April 23, 2019

Joann Hill Goodrick, 82, of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, died peacefully on April 23, 2019, after receiving care for her dementia at the Boca Raton ManorCare nursing home since 2017. Joann was the precious wife of David Daniel Goodrick for 47 years and the beloved mother of CJ and Douglas Andrew Wilson from her first marriage to Howard Wilson. Joann and David married on May 29, 1971 in Lexington,...
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Jimmy Clayton

June 6, 1934 - April 23, 2019

Jimmy Clayton, age 84, of Shelby, NC, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Jimmy was born June 6, 1934 in Rutherford County to the late Leland Clayton and Katie Smith Clayton. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1952 and a lifetime member of Providence United Methodist Church. Jimmy worked for Stonecutter Mill for twenty-eight years and for...
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Donald R. Smith

July 28, 1944 - April 22, 2019

Donald R. Smith, age 74, of Bostic, NC died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City. Donald was born July 28, 1944 in Rutherford County to the late Roy Smith and Alma Honeycutt Smith. He worked as a self-employed painting contractor for many years and enjoyed farming and raising hogs. Gardening, canning and fishing were some of his favorite pastimes. ...
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Ruth Bumgarner

April 30, 1938 - April 18, 2019

Ruth Bumgarner, age 80, of Bostic, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Ruth was born April 30, 1938 in Cleveland County to the late Brantley Brackett and Nancy Pauline McNeilly Brackett. She worked for Broyhill Furniture for over twenty-seven years before retirement and was a member of Grace Missionary Methodist Church. Ruth enjoyed...
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Jerry A. "Moose" Campfield

November 2, 1939 - April 17, 2019

Jerry A. "Moose" Campfield, age 79, of Tanners Grove Road, Forest City, NC, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Jerry was born November 2, 1939 in Rutherford County to the late L.B. Campfield and Helen Grant Campfield. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1958 and worked for Burlington Industries for many years. Jerry was a member of Harris First...
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Benjamin "Benny" D. Watson

August 7, 1928 - April 13, 2019

Benjamin "Benny" D. Watson, 90, of Forest City, North Carolina went to be with His Lord on April 13, 2019. He was born August 7, 1928 in Rutherford County to the late Miller and Bethany Watson. Benny was an excellent auto mechanic all his life and was known for his ability to "fix anything!" He loved to use his gift to help others. Benny was also blessed with a good sense of humor,...
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Frances "Fran" Quinn

September 14, 1935 - April 12, 2019

Frances "Fran" B. Quinn, age 83, died Tuesday, April 12, 2019, at Fair Haven of Forest City. Fran was born September 14, 1935 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Robert Glenn Blanton and Addie Mae Hutchins Blanton. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1953. Fran also attended Isothermal Community College and proudly received her LPN certification in 1976. She worked at...
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Glyn Moton

March 25, 1938 - April 11, 2019

Glyn B. Moton, age 81, of Hazelwood Drive, Forest City, NC, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Glyn was born March 25, 1938 in Ouachita Parish, LA to the late Jess M. Moton and Louise Senn Moton. He was a graduate of Holly Ridge High School, class of 1956. He attended Northeast Louisiana State University on a football scholarship. He then...
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Geneva W. Yelton

January 12, 1943 - April 11, 2019

Geneva W. Yelton, age 66, of Bostic, NC, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at her residence. Geneva was born January 12, 1943 in Rutherford County to the late Elizabeth Lucille Waters. She was a faithful member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church where she served in the music ministry as a choir leader and singer. She worked for Tanners Industries for many years until retirement. Geneva...
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Jeff Doggett

April 13, 1969 - April 9, 2019

Jeff Doggett, age 49, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Jeff was born April 13, 1969 in Rutherford County to the late Thomas Doggett and Lois Pruett Doggett. He worked for Reeves Brothers for many years and enjoyed fishing, camping, the outdoors and NASCAR. He loved his grandchildren dearly and enjoyed taking care of his pet dog, Luke. ...
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Thomas Roger Rabb, Sr.

February 26, 1948 - April 8, 2019

Thomas Roger Rabb, Sr., age 71, of Forest City, NC, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at his home. Thomas was born February 26, 1948 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Jim Rabb and Mildred Whisnant Rabb. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. In addition, he continued his military career by working for the Civil Service as an air craft...
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Betty S. Shires

October 6, 1932 - April 7, 2019

Betty E. Shires, age 86, of Forest City, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg, SC. Betty was born October 6, 1932 in Cleveland County, NC to the late Carl Edwards and Effie Horne Edwards. She was a graduate of Hollis School, class of 1950 and attended Gardner-Webb University and received an Associates degree from Howard Business...
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Mozell S. Tate

June 5, 1942 - April 6, 2019

Mozell S. Tate, age 76, of Forest City, NC, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Fair Haven Home in Forest City. Mozell was born June 5, 1942 in Rutherford County to the late Roy and Eliza Swink. She owned and operated a rug manufacturing business for many years and was a member of Henrietta First Baptist Church. Mozell loved going on camping trips with her family. In addition to...
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W G "Jack" Silvers

March 21, 1930 - April 6, 2019

W G "Jack" Silvers, age 89, of Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Fair Haven Home. Jack was born March 21, 1930 to the late Irvin Silvers and Nettie Morgan Ferree. In addition to his natural father he was raised by a step-father, Luther Ferree. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Jack worked for Cone Mills-Cliffside...
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Morris "Junior" Henson

May 16, 1932 - April 5, 2019

Morris "Junior" Henson, age 86, of Kelly-Cole Road, Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Holly Springs Senior Citizen Center. Morris was born May 16, 1932 in Rutherford County to the late Oscar Henson and Dera Butler Henson. He was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1950 and served his country in the U.S. Army. Morris worked for General...
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Christine "Chris" Thompson

September 18, 1942 - April 2, 2019

Christine "Chris" Thompson, age 76, of W.V. Thompson Road, Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Chris was born September 18, 1942 in Old Fort, NC to the late Rob Calvert and Carrie Clontz Horn. She served with her husband as a pastor's wife for over fifty years and worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over...
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Bernice Minerich

August 15, 1926 - April 1, 2019

Bernice Minerich, age 92, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at her residence. Bernice was born August 15, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Bernard Mayer and Susan Wachs Mayer. She lived most of her life in the Chicago area. Bernice was active in the Methodist Church where she participated in the choir and the Methodist women's society. After moving to Rutherford...
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Alfred "Bud" Harmon

November 4, 1926 - March 30, 2019

Alfred "Bud" Harmon, age 92, of Forest City, NC, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 4, 1926 in Rutherford County, NC to the late George Thomas Harmon and Nanny Mason Harmon. He was a graduate of Cliffside High School, class of 1945. Bud served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He worked as a master mechanic at Cone Mill-Cliffside...
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Kyle "Tater" Gill

September 22, 1967 - March 29, 2019

Kyle "Tater" Gill, age 51, of Forest City, NC died Friday, March 29, 2019 at his residence. Kyle was born September 22, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Dougin Gill and Ruth Ann Chester Gill. He was a carpenter most of his life and was consider a skilled craftsman in woodworking. Kyle was also a mechanic and enjoyed building cars. He was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. Those...
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O. Sidney "Sid" Toney

October 28, 1939 - March 27, 2019

O. Sidney "Sid" Toney, age 79, of Forest City, NC, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Sid was born October 28, 1939 in Rutherford County, NC to the late TB Toney and Maude Holland Toney. He retired from Broyhill Furniture after 30 years of service as a Warehouse Manager. Sid loved his family most of all and shared with them his passion...
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Donald G. Jenkins

May 8, 1931 - March 26, 2019

Donald G. Jenkins, age 87, of Ellenboro, NC, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Donald was born May 8, 1931 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Thomas Graham Jenkins and Annie Louise Matheny. He was a graduate of Tri-High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a dairy farmer and cattle rancher most of his life. He co-owned and...
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Helen O'Dell

July 21, 1950 - March 26, 2019

Helen O'Dell, age 68, of Mountain View Street, Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Helen was born July 21, 1950 in Melbourne, Florida to the late Waford Pennington and Tresina Martin Pennington. She worked as a waitress at Scott's on Broadway for over fifteen years. Helen was a fun-loving lady who enjoyed cooking for her family. In...
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Don Geraghty

August 22, 1941 - March 25, 2019

Don Geraghty, age 77, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Don was born August 22, 1941 in Yonkers, New York to the late John Joseph Geraghty and Ethel Susan Minovich Geraghty. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Catholic faith. Don worked as a millwright for General Motors for thirty years before...
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Lucille Pruett Goforth

May 18, 1927 - March 24, 2019

Lucille Pruett Goforth, age 91, of Forest City, NC, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Lucille was born May 18, 1927 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Walter Vernon Pruett and Ethel Beheler Pruett. She worked at Burlington Industries until her retirement and was a member of High Shoal Baptist Church. Lucille was a sports fan and...
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Melba Kennedy Horne

April 25, 1937 - March 21, 2019

Melba Kennedy Horne, age 81, of Ellenboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 21, 2019 at her residence. Melba was born April 25, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Paul Major Kennedy and Ollie Grant Kennedy. She was a graduate of Ellenboro High School, class of 1955 and a longtime member of Caroleen Baptist Church. Melba enjoyed teaching Sunday School, helping during...
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Scott Jenkins

June 14, 1940 - March 19, 2019

Scott Jenkins, age 78, of Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at The Waterford at Dillon Pointe in Spartanburg. Scott was born June 14, 1940 in Rutherford County to the late V.L. Jenkins and Faye Stroupe Jenkins. He was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1958 and earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University in 1962. Scott...
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Clarence S. Wiblin

November 26, 1940 - March 18, 2019

Clarence Summers Wiblin, 78, of Tarboro, NC, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Johnny Hendricks officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery, Forest City, N.C with full military honors. Clarence proudly served his country...
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John Cody Newton, RPh

August 29, 1928 - March 16, 2019

John Cody Newton RPh., age 90, of Forest City, NC, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Willow Ridge Rehabilitation and Living Center in Rutherfordton. John was born August 29, 1928 in Anderson County, SC to the late Reverend Gary Newton and Beulah Farnham Newton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as a pharmacist most of his life. John worked for Eckerd and Revco Pharmacies...
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Jimmy "Chip" Childers

February 5, 1935 - March 15, 2019

Jimmy "Chip" Childers, age 84, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at his residence. Jimmy was born February 5, 1935 in Rutherford County to the late Paul B. Childers and Bertha McEntire Childers. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1954 and worked for Sonoco Crellin for forty years before retiring. He was a longtime and faithful member of the Caroleen United...
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Gail Stacy Thomas

October 4, 1940 - March 12, 2019

Gail Stacy Thomas, age 78, of Forest City, NC, went home to be the Lord, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Oak Grove Healthcare Center. Gail was born October 4, 1940 in Rutherford County to the late John Stacy and Ebbyann Cooper Stacy. She was a graduate of Tri-High School and was of the Baptist faith. She worked at Cone Mills and the Haynes Plant until her retirement. Gail's life passion was...
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Annette Robbins

November 15, 1935 - March 10, 2019

Margie Annette Robbins, age 83, of Harris-Henrietta Road, Mooresboro, NC, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her home. Annette was born November 15, 1935 in Cleveland County, NC, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Inez Davis. She was a member The Village Chapel, and as a devout Christian, she faithfully supported her Church and the Gospel Ministry. She loved...
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Brenda Cordell

June 13, 1950 - March 10, 2019

Brenda Cordell, age 68, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her residence. Brenda was born June 13, 1950 in Spartanburg County, SC, to the late Carrell Hood. She was a graduate of Chesnee High School, class of 1968 and owned and operated Cordell Sales in Sandy Mush for many years. Brenda also worked as a seamstress for Tanners for ten years and was a vendor at area...
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Betty W. Hensley

August 22, 1936 - March 9, 2019

Betty W. Hensley, age 82, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Betty was born August 22, 1936 in Rutherford County to the late Ernest Grayson Ward and Birdie Mae Moore Ward. She worked as an agent for Blanton-Flack Insurance Agency for many years and was a longtime member of Caroleen United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Philip W. Smith

October 18, 1950 - March 7, 2019

Philip W. Smith, age 68, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Forest City, NC, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Mission Hospital-St. Joseph Campus in Asheville. Phil was born October 18, 1950 in Buncombe County to the late Rev. C.B. Smith and Clara B. Smith. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School, class of 1969. Phil served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War...
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Wanda Paulette Sprouse

March 15, 1954 - March 6, 2019

Wanda Paulette Sprouse, age 64, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Wanda was born March 15, 1954 in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Buddy Hudson and Frances Horton Hudson. She worked as a waitress for several years and was of the Baptist faith. Wanda loved animals and the outdoors. She especially enjoyed camping and fishing. Survivors include one daughter,...
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Frank Pleasant

December 7, 1939 - March 5, 2019

Frank Pleasant, age 79, of Harmon Street, Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Frank was born December 7, 1939 in Rutherford County to the late Loyd Franklin Pleasant, Sr. and Pearl Edith Owens Pleasant. Frank served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for PPG Industries, Cone Mill and Broyhill for many years. Frank...
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Peggy T. Mayse

April 21, 1932 - March 4, 2019

Peggy T. Mayse, age 86, of Salem Church Road, Bostic, NC, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Peggy was born April 21, 1932 in Polk County, NC to the late John M. Taylor, Sr. and Esther Wilson Taylor. She was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1950 and was of the Baptist faith. Peggy was a self-employed bookkeeper and tax practitioner for forty...
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Elvira Ramos-Alvarez Vidal

January 25, 1959 - March 3, 2019

Elvira Ramos-Alvarez Vidal, age 60, of Walker Street, Forest City, NC died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Elvira was born January 25, 1959 in San Lucas Tejupilco, Mexico to the late Teodosia Osorio Ramos and Maxima Borja Alvarez. She was a faithful member of Iglesia Cristiana Monte De Sion in Rutherfordton. Elvira loved taking care of her family and cooking. She...
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Tom Williams

July 24, 1947 - March 1, 2019

Tom Williams, age 71, of Geneva Drive, Forest City, NC, died Friday, March 1, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Tom was born July 24, 1947 in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Charles Henry Williams and Mary Lily Goode Williams. He worked as a carpenter for many years and was of the Baptist faith. Tom enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents...
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James Arthur "A.W." Weathers

February 29, 1948 - February 28, 2019

James Arthur "A.W." Weathers, age 70, of Old Henrietta Road, Forest City, NC, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born February 29, 1948 in Union County, SC, he was the son of the late James Weathers and Marie Lindsey. "A.W." was an auto mechanic most of his life and owned and operated AW's Garage in Sandy Mush. He attended Pleasant View Community...
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Calvin Dean Bradley

April 2, 1949 - February 28, 2019

Calvin Dean Bradley, age 69, of Forest City, NC, died, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at his residence. Calvin was born April 2, 1949 in Rutherford County to the late John A. Bradley and Vada Mae Smith Bradley. He worked in textiles most his life and was an avid carp fisherman. Calvin was a member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Sharon Daves Roberson

March 4, 1957 - February 27, 2019

Sharon Daves Roberson, age 61, of Forest City, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Willow Ridge Rehab and Living Center. Sharon was born March 4, 1957 in Buncombe County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Martha Jean Lancaster. Sharon was a graduate of Enka High School and earned an Associates Degree from Isothermal Community College. She managed the Servco and Wilco-Hess...
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Southell "Linda" Wood

August 20, 1937 - February 22, 2019

Southell "Linda" Wood, age 81, of Forest City, NC, died Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Linda was born August 20, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Wilbren Herman Tate and Myrtle Blackwell Tate. She worked in various facets of food service and taught a Cake Decorating class at Isothermal Community College. Linda held the distinction of being a...
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"Granny" Annie Cole

March 22, 1936 - February 22, 2019

"Granny" Annie Cole, age 82, of Long Street, Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 22, 2019 at Oak Grove HealthCare Center. Annie was born March 22, 1936 in Rutherford County to the late George T. Greene and Willie Mae Grice Greene. She was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1955. She owned and operated a daycare center for forty years and was a...
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Tommy Givens, Sr.

August 6, 1938 - February 19, 2019

Tommy Givens, Sr. age 80, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at his residence. Tommy was born August 6, 1938 in Rutherford County to the late Thurman Givens and Pauline Poteat Givens. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith. Tommy worked at Joe's Body Shop and in textiles for many years. He was an avid fisherman and Atlanta Braves fan....
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Rocky Lane Bailey

August 21, 1952 - February 18, 2019

Rocky Lane Bailey, age 66, of South Church Street, Forest City, died Monday, February 18, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Rocky was born August 21, 1952 in Spartanburg County and was the son of the late Eber Alexander Bailey and Ellarie Mills Bailey. He worked for Harrill & Harrill Decoration Manufacturing and A & E Plastics for many years. Rocky was of the Baptist Faith. ...
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Lynda Faye Huskey

September 7, 1947 - February 16, 2019

Lynda Faye Huskey, age 71, of Forest City, NC, died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Lynda was born September 7, 1947 in Rutherford County to the late Howard William Hawkins and Lolamae Pitchford Hawkins. She worked as a waitress for various local restaurants and was a manager at Pizza Hut for several years. Lynda had a wonderful personality and loved her...
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Eddie Dean Tipton

April 20, 1960 - February 13, 2019

Eddie Dean Tipton, age 58, of Brookmont Avenue, Forest City, NC, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Eddie was born April 20, 1960 in Rutherford County to Reba Lail Poteat who resides in Forest City and the late Charles Tipton. He has always worked in Plastic Manufacturing, having worked for United Southern for twenty years, Wilbert Plastics and...
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Julian Mitchell Stanley

February 11, 2019 - February 11, 2019

Julian Mitchell Stanley, of Bostic, NC went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby. He was the infant son of loving parents, Jasmine Fiona Blanton and Austin Michael Stanley. Julian will be forever remembered and loved by his family. He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandfather, Mitchell "Mickey" Stanley and an...
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Doyle S. Brown

November 7, 1941 - February 6, 2019

Doyle S. Brown, age 77, of Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Doyle was born November 7, 1941 in Rutherford County to the late Joe Elder Brown and Mary Lily Arrowood Brown. He worked for Gilkey Lumber for several years and Broyhill Industries for almost forty years before retirement. Doyle was a...
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Hattie Gettys Terry

February 28, 1937 - February 6, 2019

Hattie Gettys Terry, age 81, of Ellenboro, NC, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby. Hattie was born February 28, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Zack Gettys and Berdie Smith Gettys. She was the oldest living member of Piney Mountain Baptist Church. Hattie was the epitome of a homemaker. She cared for her family in so many ways and was a "Proverbs...
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Danny Eugene Radford

July 13, 1954 - February 5, 2019

Danny Radford, age 64, of Sunset Beach, NC, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his residence. Danny was born July 13, 1954 in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Lester Radford and Frances Harris Radford. He worked for Cone Mills-Haynes Plant for many years. Danny's life was centered around his family and making sure that they were taken care of. He loved each of them dearly. Those left...
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Bobby Dean Lowery

May 5, 1933 - February 5, 2019

Bobby Dean Lowery, age 85, of Union Mills, NC, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Bobby was born May 5, 1933 in Rutherford County to the late Clyde Lowery and Flossie Henson Lowery. He worked in aircraft sales and was also a private jet pilot for many years. He owned and built a shrimp boat called the "Hardtimes" in which he and his wife used for shrimping...
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Louise Ballard Burleson

May 2, 1927 - January 29, 2019

Louise Ballard Burleson, age 91, of Chase High Road, Forest City, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Louise was born May 2, 1927 in Rutherford County to the late Henry Ballard and Nettie Martin Ballard. She worked in textiles, for PPG industries and Genpak industries for many years. Louise was a member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church and...
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Steve Hedden

April 30, 1944 - January 25, 2019

Steve Hedden, age 74, of Forest City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 25, 2019 at his residence. Steve was born April 30, 1944 in Buncombe County, NC to the late Ray Hedden and Irene O'Riley. Steve served honorably in the U.S. Army. He later worked in management for Fiber Industries for twenty years and worked for Ingles, Bi-Lo and as an assistant manager at...
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Charlotte Hensley Laws Owens

August 4, 1929 - January 24, 2019

Charlotte Hensley Laws Owens, age 89, of Caroleen, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Charlotte was born August 4, 1929 in Rutherford County to the late Joe Hensley and Reba Noblitt Hensley. She was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1947. Charlotte worked for Burlington Industries for forty years before retirement. She was a member of Caroleen United...
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Roy Lee Ramsey

June 6, 1940 - January 24, 2019

Roy Lee Ramsey, age 78, of Forest City, NC, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Roy was born June 6, 1940 in Rutherford County to the late Thomas Lee Ramsey and Idella Wood Ramsey. He worked for PPG Industries for thirty-eight years before retirement and attended Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death...
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Betty Doris Rash

December 16, 1935 - January 21, 2019

Betty Doris Rash, age 83, of Forest City, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Betty was born December 16, 1935 in Rutherford County to the late Roscoe Burgess and Laura Jane Radford Burgess. She worked at Mastercraft Mill for many years and was a member of the First Wesleyan Church in Forest City. Betty enjoyed baking and craftwork. Her greatest joy...
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Marvin Thomas "Tom" Cole

September 8, 1928 - January 20, 2019

Marvin Thomas "Tom" Cole, age 90, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tom was born September 8, 1928 in Dallas, Texas to the late Marvin Kenneth Cole and Dorothy Pilkey Cole. He retired from Day Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina, after many years of service. He also worked as an electrical engineer for Monsanto in Texas City, Texas. ...
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Nellie Hicks

November 28, 1922 - January 19, 2019

Nellie Hicks, age 96, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Bostic, NC, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Albuquerque. Nellie was born November 28, 1922 in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Lee Hunt and Finer McCurry Hunt. She was a homemaker who loved baking, cooking and tending to her family. Nellie's life was the epitome of a Godly woman who loved the Lord with all of her heart. ...
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Michael "Mickey" Glover

September 11, 1953 - January 17, 2019

Michael "Mickey" Glover, age 65, of W.E. Padgett Road, Bostic, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Michael was born September 11, 1953 in Cleveland County, NC and was the son of the late Oliver Glover and Mattie Lee Walker Glover. He was a truck driver for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. Mickey was known for his sense of humor and his love...
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Bill Garrity

February 24, 1926 - January 16, 2019

Bill Garrity, age 92, of Lowell, NC, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Bill was born February 24, 1926 in Hillside, New Jersey, he was a so of the late William Garrity, Sr. and Bertha Oelschlaege. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy on a Destroyer Transport. Bill owned and operated Correct Temp Heating and Cooling for many years. He was...
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Robert Scott Lawson

November 23, 1962 - January 16, 2019

Robert Scott Lawson, age 56, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Robert was born November 23, 1962 in Tampa, Florida and is the son of Robert Melvin Lawson and Betty McCurry who resides in Forest City. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1980 and worked in maintenance at Parker-Hannifin. He also worked as an...
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John W. Waters

July 13, 1949 - January 15, 2019

John W. Waters, age 69, of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. John was born July 13, 1949 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late Lewis Monroe Waters and Annie Mae Sisk Waters. He worked for the town of Forest City in the maintenance department for thirty years and was a member of Poors Ford Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening,...
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Grace Walker

August 25, 1937 - January 15, 2019

Grace Marie Walker, age 81, of Smith Street, Forest City, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Oak Grove Health Care. Grace was born August 25, 1937 in Rutherford County, NC, and was the daughter of the late J.F. Walker and Annie Mae Waters Walker. She was a graduate of Tri-High School and worked in textiles as an office administrator. She also worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant at...
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Michael McDaniel

November 14, 1949 - January 15, 2019

Michael McDaniel, age 69, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his residence. Michael was born November 14, 1949 in Warren County, Virginia and was a son of the late Owen McDaniel and Thelma June Bohon McDaniel. He was a graduate of Warren County High School, class of 1968. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He co-owned and operated...
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Gene Morgan

August 22, 1936 - January 15, 2019

Gene Morgan, age 82, of Forest City, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Gene was born August 22, 1936 in Ware County, Georgia to the late Robert H. Morgan and Josephine Fitchett Morgan. He worked thirty-two years as a crane operator for Duke Power and was of the Baptist faith. Gene enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman. In addition to his...
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Rose Putnam Matheny

February 24, 1971 - January 14, 2019

Rose Matheny, age 47, of Bostic, NC, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Rose was born on February 24, 1971 in Cleveland County, and was a daughter to the late Bobby Putnam and Sieglinde L. Putnam. She was a graduate of Crest High School, class of 1989 and worked ten years for Cone Mills-Cliffside. She most recently worked in the shipping department at Parker...
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Lois Faulkner Street

October 29, 1933 - January 11, 2019

Lois Faulkner Street, age 85, of Gantts Grove Church Road, Mooresboro, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Hospice of Carolina Foothills. Lois was born in Cleveland County on October 29, 1933 and was a daughter of the late Ellis Newton, Sr. and Ellen M. Lovette Newton. She worked at the Ester Mill in Shelby and then for Fasco Industries. Her last job was as an Associate for the Wal-Mart...
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Junior Humphries

December 19, 1938 - January 10, 2019

Junior Humphries, age 80, of Cliffside, NC, died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his residence. Junior was born December 19, 1938 in Iredell County, NC to the late Archie Humphries, Sr. and Mary Helen Beason Humphries. He worked as for PPG for thirty-four years before retirement. Junior was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and taking family trips to the beach. He was of the Baptist faith. ...
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Marvin "DeWitt" Silver, Sr.

September 20, 1944 - January 8, 2019

Marvin "DeWitt" Silver, Sr., age 74, of Forest City, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. "DeWitt" was born September 20, 1944 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late George Carl Silver and Lillian Irene Lancaster Silver. He was a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. DeWitt was a "wonderful husband, dad and brother" and known by his...
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Lillian "Irene" Waters

January 10, 1936 - January 8, 2019

Lillian "Irene" Waters, age 82, of Forest City, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Irene was born January 10, 1936 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Faye Tesseneer and Addie Alberta Horn Tesseneer. She was a member of Gray's Creek Baptist Church. Irene was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren...
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Perry Wayne Wilson

February 11, 1946 - January 7, 2019

Perry Wayne Wilson, age 72, of Old Wagy Road, Forest City, NC, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Perry was born February 11, 1946 in Rutherford County to the late Charles Thomas Wilson and Vera Priscella Tate Wilson. He worked for Fieldcrest Mill for twenty years and Snyder's Mill for fifteen years. Perry enjoyed riding his motorcycle and especially loved...
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Lee Roy Green

October 29, 1929 - December 27, 2018

Lee Roy Green, age 89, of Ellenboro, NC, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Atrium Healthcare-Cleveland. Born October 29, 1929 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late John Green and Lillie Bell Davis Wilson. Lee Roy worked for Stonecutter Mill for many years and was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Laverne Padgett Laws

July 19, 1924 - December 26, 2018

Laverne Padgett Laws, age 94, of Spindale, NC, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Laverne was born July 19, 1924 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Willie Paul Padgett and Maudie Butler Padgett Ruppe. She worked in textiles for several years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and playing bingo. In addition to...
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Reyna Ramos Vidal

January 6, 1985 - December 25, 2018

Reyna Ramos Vidal, age 33, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at her residence. Reyna was born on January 6, 1985 in Tejupilco, Mexico and is the daughter of Prudencio Vidal and Elvira Ramos Vidal. She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raul and Norberto Vidal and a sister, Griselda Vidal. In...
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Amanda "Jane" Morrow Bradley

March 9, 1941 - December 19, 2018

Amanda "Jane" Morrow Bradley, age 77, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Jane was born March 9, 1941 in Cleveland County, NC and was a daughter of the late Grady Bridges and Sue Davis Bridges. She was a registered nurse and worked for Hillcrest Nursing Home and Rest Well Nursing Home for many years. Jane was a member of Spindale...
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Cheryl Evans Burnham

February 16, 1958 - December 16, 2018

Cheryl Evans Burnham, age 60, of Forest City, NC, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at her residence. Cheryl was born February 16, 1958 in Rutherford County, NC and was a daughter of the late Charles Evans and Dorothy Bradley Evans. She worked for Cone Mills for almost twenty years and as a manager of One Stop. She most recently worked for Wal-Mart. Cheryl was a member of Grace...
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Ronald "Pud" Moore

April 16, 1940 - December 16, 2018

Ronald "Pud" Moore, age 78, of Mooresboro, NC, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his residence. Ronald was born April 16, 1940 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late David Moore and Cora Hensley Moore. He worked in textiles for over fifty years and was a past member of Grace Baptist Church, formerly Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Pud loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing,...
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J. C. Wishon

July 4, 1938 - December 13, 2018

J.C. Wishon, age 80, of Frazier Drive, Forest City, NC, died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. J.C. was born July 4, 1938 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Caleb Wishon and Novella Waters Wishon. He worked for Mastercraft most of his life and was a past member of Sandy Level Baptist Church. J.C. enjoyed auto body repair work and watching NASCAR...
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Dolly Jane Brown

July 1, 1933 - December 8, 2018

Dolly Jane Brown, age 85, of Forest City, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her residence. Dolly was born July 1, 1933 in McDowell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Dock Odie Lowery and Marian Styles Lowery. She was a graduate of North Cove High School. Dolly worked for McDowell Public Schools in the cafeteria for many years and then for Baxter Laboratory until retirement. She...
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