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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

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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Harold "Dinky" Moore

December 1, 1937 - December 5, 2018

Harold "Dinky" Moore, age 81, of Mooresboro, NC, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Dinky was born December 1, 1937 in Rutherford County, NC and was the son of the late David Erwin Moore and Cora Hensley Moore. He worked for Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant for most of his life and was of the Baptist Faith. Dinky was an outdoorsman who loved farming, gardening and any kind of yardwork. He was...
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Denise "Dee Dee" Clontz

October 31, 1967 - December 3, 2018

Denise "DeeDee" Clontz, age 51, of Forest City, NC, died Monday, December 3, 2018 at her residence. Denise was born October 31, 1967 in Hagerstown, Maryland and is the daughter of Frank Sisler who resides in Holden Beach, NC and the late Sarah Fellows Sisler. Denise worked as a waitress and as a manager for McDonalds for several years. She also worked in construction as a roofer for many...
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Troy Mark Moore

September 7, 1928 - December 3, 2018

Troy Mark Moore, age 90, of Forest City, NC, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. He was born September 7, 1928 in Caroleen, NC and was the son of the late James Edgar "Ed" Moore and Lela Bird Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Birdie Moore Ward and three brothers, Jesse Moore, James Moore and Jay Moore. He worked...
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Bill Suttle

July 17, 1946 - December 1, 2018

Bill Suttle, age 72, of Rutherfordton, NC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 17, 1946 in Rutherford County to the late William Crawford Suttle, Sr. and Martha Wallace Suttle. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. Bill worked as an Express Truck Driver and enjoyed...
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Georgia Lee Epley

February 21, 1935 - November 30, 2018

Georgia Lee Epley, age 83, of Old Caroleen Road, Forest City, NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, November 30, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Georgia was born February 21, 1935 in Spartanburg County, SC, and was a daughter of the late Carmie Leander Lane and Mary Miller Lane. She worked for Pepsi Cola for many years and for A & E Plastics before retirement. Her...
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Wendy Myers Poston

October 17, 1947 - November 27, 2018

Wendy Ann Myers Poston, age 71, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at her residence. Wendy was born October 17, 1947 in Emmett, Idaho and was the daughter of the late Paul Myers and June Anderson Myers. She graduated from Weiser High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era. Wendy retired from the Idaho Public School System as a Special...
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Gary C. Seigler

January 19, 1937 - November 25, 2018

Gary C. Seigler, age 81, of Charlotte, NC, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his residence. Gary was born January 19, 1937 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Frank Hawkins and Flossie Blackwell Hawkins. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1955 and served his country in the U.S. Navy for twenty-two years. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for General Electric for...
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Dennis F. Burgess

January 29, 1938 - November 23, 2018

Free Obituary for: Dennis F. Burgess Dennis F. Burgess, age 80, of Ellenboro, NC, died Friday, November 23, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born January 29, 1938 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Joseph Dennis Burgess and Bessie Davis Burgess. Dennis was a graduate of Tri-High School. He served as a deputy sheriff for the Rutherford County Sheriff's...
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Lydia Muriel Pearson Gosey

August 30, 1931 - November 22, 2018

Lydia Muriel Pearson Gosey, age 87, of Forest City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Muriel was born on August 30, 1931 the second daughter of Della and Broadus Pearson. She is predeceased by her two sisters, Doris Baber and Edith Wells. Muriel married Fred Eugene Gosey in 1949 and two years later they welcomed their only son Michael Scott Gosey on June 2, 1951....
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Roger Jennings Byers

June 11, 1947 - November 17, 2018

Roger Jennings Byers, age 71, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at his residence. Roger was born June 11, 1947 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late Reverend Morris J. Byers and Frances Tate Byers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam War. Roger worked as a General Construction Contractor and for the Department of...
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Lillian Crawley Silvers

December 15, 1928 - November 16, 2018

Lillian Crawley Silvers, age 89, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 in Gaffney, SC. Lillian was born December 15, 1928 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Grady S. Crawley and Celia Ledbetter Crawley. She was a member of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. ...
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Bob Owens

September 22, 1942 - November 15, 2018

Robert William "Bob" Owens, age 76, of Forest City, NC, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Bob was born September 22, 1942 in Rutherford County and was the son of Clyde Hatcher Owens and Florence Daves Owens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Max Owens, Elijah Clyde Owens Jr.; and one sister, Essie Mae...
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Ronnie Lee "Pulley" McSwain

May 30, 1947 - November 14, 2018

Ronnie Lee "Pulley" McSwain, age 71, of Forest City, NC, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Pulley was born May 30, 1947 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and was the son of the late Chivous McSwain, Mammie Myrtle Petty McSwain and Richard V. Evans. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #460 and retired from Duke Power. He loved to ride his motorcycle,...
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James "Jim" Hawley

November 21, 1950 - November 13, 2018

James "Jim" Hawley, age 67, of Carolina Avenue, Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City. Jim was born November 21, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was the son of the late James F. Hawley and Betty J. Toliver Hawley. He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, class of 1969 and worked for United Southern...
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Derrell Hutchins

December 1, 1969 - November 11, 2018

Derrell Hutchins, age 48, of Emory Avenue, Forest City, NC, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Derrell was born December 1, 1969 in Rutherford County and was the son of Shirley Melton Hutchins of Forest City and the late Steve Hutchins. He was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1988 and worked for Zee Mark/Parker-Hannifin for...
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Betty J. Waters

November 10, 1937 - November 10, 2018

Betty J. Waters, age 81, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her residence. Betty was born November 10, 1937 in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Buford Henson and Ruby Hames Henson. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1958 and worked at Sunshine Pre-School in Chesnee for twenty years. She was a member of Hicks Grove Baptist Church...
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Zeb Conner

April 25, 1936 - November 9, 2018

Zeb Conner, age 82, of James Road, Mooresboro, NC, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City. Zeb was born April 25, 1936 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late James Washington Conner and Lula Lee Hawkins Conner. He worked in textiles for thirty years and owned and operated Conner's Automotive Garage in Caroleen for several years....
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Willine Johnson Hames

August 3, 1942 - November 8, 2018

Willine Johnson Hames, age 76, of State Line Road, Mooresboro, NC went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Willine was born August 3, 1942 in Spartanburg County, SC and was the daughter of the late Willie Romeo Johnson and Alice Hall Johnson. She was also preceded by her husband of fifty-one years, Donald C. Hames...
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Delbert "Del" Ligon

July 27, 1947 - November 8, 2018

Delbert "Del" John Ligon, age 71, of Spindale, NC, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Del was born July 27, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Delbert William Ligon and Marie Belcore Barlow. Del honorably served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service he worked for many years in the hospitality...
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Linda Sue Campbell

May 28, 1945 - November 5, 2018

Linda Sue Greene Campbell, age 73, of Ellenboro, NC, died Monday, November 5, 2018 at her residence. Linda was born May 28, 1945 in Rutherford County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Frank Greene and Dovie Ledford Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Blanton, Sr. Those left to cherish her memory include her...
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Molly Tanaye Fowler Arrowood

May 2, 1976 - November 4, 2018

Molly Tanaye Fowler Arrowood, age 42, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolinas in Forest City after her second battle with cancer. Tanaye was born May 2, 1976 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and was the daughter of Terry Fowler, Sr. and Renee Moss Greenlee. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Arrowood; grandparents, Elizabeth and...
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Danny R. Fowler

June 7, 1949 - October 28, 2018

Danny R. Fowler, age 69, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolinas in Forest City. Danny was born June 7, 1949 in Rutherford County and was the son of the late Hollis Fowler and Lora Blackwell Fowler. Danny was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He then worked in construction as a carpenter most of his...
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Eunice H. Ware

June 4, 1933 - October 27, 2018

Eunice H. Ware, age 85, of Gaffney, SC formerly of Spindale, NC, died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at her residence. Eunice was born June 4, 1933 in Rutherford County and was the daughter of the late Ina Mae Hudgins. She worked in textiles for many years and was also a dietician for Oak Grove Nursing Care. Eunice was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Spindale and enjoyed doing...
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Linda K. Goode

March 3, 1944 - October 27, 2018

Linda K. Goode, age 74, of Ellenboro, NC, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Peak Resources in Shelby. Linda was born March 3, 1944 in San Pedro, California and was the daughter of the late Guss Leonard Walker and Clella Esther McGuire Walker. She was a graduate of Phineas Banning High School in 1962 and Los Angeles Harbor College in 1964. Linda owned...
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Williiam "Bill" Buchynski

July 21, 1951 - October 23, 2018

Bill Buchynski, age 67, of Forest City, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 21, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York and was the son of the late Bolleswa Buchynski and Patricia Cox Buchynski. He was a college professor for most of his life and most recently taught at Isothermal Community College. Bill travelled extensively and had a world of knowledge which was...
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Brad McBrayer

January 19, 1974 - October 23, 2018

Brad McBrayer, age 44, of Mooresboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Brad was born January 19, 1974 in Wake County, NC to Don McBrayer and Sandy Greene McBrayer of Mooresboro. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1992 and attended Isothermal Community College. Brad worked for LaNave Shelving for many...
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Nancy D. Owens

March 12, 1949 - October 23, 2018

Nancy D. Owens, age 69, of Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Nancy was born March 12, 1949 in Rutherford County and was the daughter of the late Bill Owens and Johnnie Tate Owens. She was a graduate of Chase High School and of Appalachian State University. Nancy worked as a mail carrier for nineteen years and enjoyed her dogs, gardening...
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Mary Couch Ezzell

March 3, 1940 - October 23, 2018

Mary Couch Ezzell, age 78, of Kings Mountain, NC, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Peak Resources in Shelby. Mary was born March 3, 1940 in Greenville, SC and was the daughter of the late Claude Cecil Couch and Thelma Fowler Couch. She worked for Mauney Hoisery in Kings Mountain for many years before retirement. She loved cooking and baking for her family and was a member of Harvest Time...
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Angela "Angie" Scoggins

October 25, 1952 - October 21, 2018

Angela S. Scoggins, age 65, of Cliffside, NC, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 25, 1952 in Rutherford County to the late Howard Edward Splawn and Mary Ellen Fortenberry Splawn. Angie was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1971 and graduated from Spartanburg Technical College. She was a faithful member of Fairview...
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Angela Herring

July 12, 1979 - October 18, 2018

Angela Herring, age 39, of Bostic, NC, died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Angela was born July 12, 1979 in Rutherford County and was the daughter of the late Walter Lee Ledford and Diane Waters Pruett. She was a homemaker and a member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. Angela's happiest times were spent with her family. In addition to her...
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Brenda Worley

February 4, 1952 - October 10, 2018

Brenda Worley, age 66, of Mooresboro, NC, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Carolinas HealthCare System-Cleveland. Brenda was born February 4, 1952 in Rutherford County to the late James L. Johnson and Nancy Stringer Johnson. She worked for Cone Mills for over thirty years and was a longtime and faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Brenda loved taking care of her family and...
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William "Roland" Easler

April 26, 1942 - October 5, 2018

William "Roland" Easler, age 76, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland. Roland was born April 26, 1942 in Cherokee County, SC, to the late Wallace Monroe Easler and Dolly Gibson Easler. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a plumber for most of his life, loved playing the guitar and was an avid...
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Jacqulene Crawley Price

March 31, 1933 - September 25, 2018

Jacqulene Crawley Price, age 85, of Kelly Road, Forest City, NC, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Oak Grove Nursing and Rehab Center. Jacqulene was born March 31, 1933 in Rutherford County to the late Grady Sylvester Crawley and Celia Ledbetter Crawley. She worked for Burlington Industries for several years and as a sales clerk for Graham Cash Clothing Store. She enjoyed gardening...
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Etta Frances Bryant

January 26, 1928 - September 24, 2018

Etta Frances Bryant, age 90, of Carolina Beach, NC formerly of Forest City, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Frances was born January 26, 1928 in Rutherford County to the late John Irvin Scruggs and Etta Belle Carver Scruggs. She worked for Spindale Mill for twenty-four years and retired from Reeves Brothers Mill in Chesnee. Frances enjoyed...
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Patsy Carswell Cook

October 24, 1937 - September 22, 2018

Patsy Carswell Cook, age 80, of Mooresville, NC, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Patsy was born October 24, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Daisy Bivens Martin and Roscoe Carswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tonya Blanton; one grandson, Eddie Clint Jennings; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Jennings;...
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Jimmy "J.R." Spurlock, Sr.

August 2, 1946 - September 22, 2018

Jimmy "J.R." Ray Spurlock, Sr., age 72, of Old Henrietta Road, Forest City, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. J.R. was born August 2, 1946 in Logan, West Virginia to the late Oscar Spurlock and Bessie Holstein Spurlock. He worked in construction for many years and owned and operated J & J White Stallion Salvage in Alexander Mills for several years....
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Joseph William Vickers, Sr.

December 20, 1928 - September 20, 2018

Joseph William Vickers, Sr., age 89, of Henrietta, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Fair Haven of Forest City. Joseph was born December 20, 1928 in Rutherford County to the late Charlie Baxter Vickers and Eva Champion Vickers. He worked for Burlington Industries and in textiles for over sixty years and loved his family dearly. He enjoyed watching wrestling and was an avid...
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Earl J. Wyss

March 8, 1942 - September 19, 2018

Earl J. Wyss, age 76, of Mill Spring, NC, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at his residence. Earl was born March 8, 1942 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to the late Urs Joe Wyss and Virginia Eileen White Wyss. Earl was a graduate of Piggott High School, class of 1961. While serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired as a Master Sergeant after...
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Daisy Lee Walker Yelton

December 9, 1936 - September 14, 2018

Daisy Lee Walker Yelton, age 81, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born December 9, 1936 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Walker and Colleen Terry. Daisy worked as a CNA for years before retirement. She was an avid quilter and love to read and crochet. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Ida Virginia Watkins Cobb

March 13, 1925 - September 14, 2018

Ida Virginia Watkins Cobb, of Cliffside, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Oakland Living Center in the arms of her daughter. She was the daughter of Clarence and Bonnie Dotson Watkins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cobb, her son, Gary Cobb, and daughter, Sheila Butt. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and David Chauncy of Caroleen...
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Margaret Yelton

March 31, 1924 - September 12, 2018

Margaret Yelton, age 94, of Belmont, NC, formerly of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, SC. Born March 31, 1924 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Buster McSwain and Mamie Moore McSwain. She was a graduate of Tri-High School and worked for Burlington Industries for many years and retired...
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Myra Jane Kelly

December 25, 1965 - September 9, 2018

Myra Jane Kelly, age 52, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at her residence. Born December 25, 1965 in Rutherford County, she is the daughter of Karl and Martha Kelly of Caroleen and Maxine and Paul McKinney of Forest City. She was full of life and enjoyed reading, playing card games and adored her grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure in life was being with those she...
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James "Jimmy" Goforth

August 2, 1946 - September 9, 2018

James "Jimmy" Goforth, age 72, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, September 10, 2018 at his residence. Born August 2, 1946 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Mal Briscoe Goforth and Rosa Lee Barnes Goforth. He was a graduate of Chase High School and Cleveland Technical College. Jimmy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked for Fiber...
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