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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

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 New Jersey. 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 an avid fisherman and enjoyed remodeling homes and selling real estate. Bill 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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Randy Lee Henson

June 6, 1958 - September 8, 2018

Randy Lee Henson, age 60, of Rutherfordton, died Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born June 6, 1958 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Luther Phillips Henson and Jessie Rice Henson. He worked for John H. Montgomery Mill in Chesnee for many years and was an avid NASCAR and drag racing fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Anita "Lynn" Sims

October 24, 1960 - September 7, 2018

Anita "Lynn" Sims, age 57, of Whitesides Road, Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born October 24, 1960 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Marlowe and Lonie Hutchins Marlowe. Lynn worked as a CNA for many years at White Oak Manor in Rutherfordton and was a faithful member of Harriett...
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Evelyn "Mom" Hensley

December 30, 1936 - September 5, 2018

Evelyn "Mom" Hensley, age 81, of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Blue Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Hendersonville, NC. Born December 30, 1936 in Richlands, Virginia, she was a daughter to the late Jim Street and Linine Lucy Compton Street. Evelyn worked as manager of a dry cleaners for many years and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She loved going...
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Annette Hendrix

June 16, 1942 - August 29, 2018

Annette Hendrix, age 76, of Tanners Grove Road, Forest City, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born June 16, 1942 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Theodore Johnson and Mattie Goode Johnson. Annette worked for Broyhill Mfg., Master Craft and Stonecutter Mills for many years. Most recently she was a custodian at R-S Central High...
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Lee Ledbetter

May 24, 1939 - August 28, 2018

Lee Ledbetter, age 79, of Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 due to a machinery accident. Born May 24, 1939 in Buncombe County, he was a son to the late Rector Ledbetter and Gladys Bullock Ledbetter. Lee owned and operated Land Works Grading LLC for over thirty years. He and his wife, Betty, are the founding members of the local Chamber-Made Ministries, Inc. which is part of the...
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Tony Stamper

July 25, 1955 - August 28, 2018

Tony Stamper, age 63, of Mooresboro, NC, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Hospice Unit at Charles George Veterans Hospital in Asheville. Born July 25, 1955 in Davidson County, NC, he was the son of the late Glenn D. Stamper and Odessa Smith Stamper. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Tony enjoyed watching sports, doing laundry and...
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Cathy Hipp England

September 29, 1967 - August 27, 2018

Cathy Hipp England, age 50, of Barbara Street, Forest City, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born September 29, 1967 in Haywood County, NC, she is the daughter of Patsy Waters Hipp who resides in Rutherfordton and the late Albert Hipp. She was a graduate of East Rutherford High School, class of 1985 and worked as a cashier in retail sales for many...
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Jerry Spangler Camp

October 27, 1935 - August 24, 2018

Jerry Spangler Camp, age 82, of Ellenboro, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Jerry was born October 27, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Earl Lee Curtis and Jessie Beason Curtis. She was a graduate of Ellenboro High School, class of 1953 and worked for Porter Brothers for over twenty years and as an office clerk for White Oak Manor in Rutherfordton....
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Henry Jace Lee Atkins

June 21, 2018 - August 23, 2018

Henry Jace Lee Atkins, infant son of Kierston Atkins of Mooresboro went home to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was born June 21, 2018 and even though his life on earth was brief, he touched the hearts of many people. He was one of God's precious children and is now one of His little angels. Henry will be forever loved by his mother and family members. ...
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Kyelyn George Fite

August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Kyelyn George Fite, infant son of Chris and Jessica Yelton Fite of Forest City, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. His memory will be cherished by his parents and by those who awaited his arrival. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Vincent and Maddox Fite; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Yelton of...
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Tommy O'Dell

November 14, 1949 - August 21, 2018

Tommy O'Dell, age 68, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Tommy was born November 14, 1949 in Rutherford County to the late Charles Thomas O'Dell, Sr. and Corene Guffey O'Dell. He was a graduate of R-S Central High School, class of 1967. Tommy served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for J &...
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Katherine Simmons Walker

August 13, 1946 - August 21, 2018

Katherine Simmons Walker, age 72, of Middle Street, Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from this life and has gone to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kathy, as she was known by all, was born August 13, 1946 in Rutherford County. Kathy was a graduate of Gaffney High School, class of 1964 and worked in the lunchroom at Dunbar Elementary for many years. She was a volunteer...
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Wilda Jo Harris Shults

July 2, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Wilda Jo Harris Shults, age 71, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at her residence. Wilda was born July 2, 1947 in Rutherford County to the late Mildred Harris. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening. She was a member of Pores Ford Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Samuel T. Bayne; seven brothers,...
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Ola Gordon Shytle

October 9, 1936 - August 19, 2018

Ola Gordon Shytle, age 81, of Forest City, was ushered into God's presence on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Ola was born October 9, 1936 in Rutherford County to the late Clyde Gordon and Willie Bridges Gordon. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1954 and worked in textiles for thirty years. She also worked as the breakfast manager at Hardees...
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Myles "John" Nix

July 23, 1946 - August 18, 2018

Myles "John" Nix, age 72, of Mooresboro, NC, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg. John was born July 23, 1946 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Albert Carl Nix and Louise Pearson Nix. He worked as a carpenter in construction for many years and also farmed for several years. John most recently worked as a maintenance technician for Gaffney High...
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Mary Ellen Fortenberry Splawn

January 11, 1920 - August 16, 2018

Mary Ellen Splawn, age 98, of Forest City, NC, went home to be her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born January 11, 1920 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Peter Bruno Fortenberry and Fannie Mae Blankenship Fortenberry. She worked for Burlington Industries for most of her life and was a member of Crestview...
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Fred M. Hutchins

April 26, 1934 - August 10, 2018

Fred M. Hutchins, age 84, of Bostic, peacefully passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 26, 1934 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Burley Miller Hutchins and Myrtle Elizabeth Conner Hutchins. He worked as a contractor in bridge construction for many years and enjoyed working with heavy equipment, gardening and the...
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Mary Carpenter Givens

December 28, 1924 - August 6, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Carpenter Givens, age 93, of Bostic, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at Fair Haven of Forest City. Born December 28, 1924 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Paul and Dora Hames Carpenter. She was a member of Florence Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Briscoe John "BJ" Givens; and four sisters, Lois Elmore,...
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Rachel Mary Toney

July 16, 1941 - August 5, 2018

Rachel Mary Toney, age 77, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born July 16, 1941 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Lionel Cantrell and Carrie Condrey Cantrell. She was a lifelong member of Chase Baptist Church and greatly enjoyed spending time at the beach. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her son,...
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Max G. Alexander

July 8, 1930 - August 4, 2018

Max G. Alexander, age 88, of Caroleen, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Hospice of Rutherford County. Born July 8, 1930 in Rutherford County, he was the son of William Alexander and Lilly Whitesides Alexander Shuford. He faithfully served in the U.S. Army for 2 years, and later worked at Fiber Industries/Hoechst Celanese for more than 30 years before retiring in 1996. Max greatly...
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Michael E. Henson

November 26, 1951 - August 2, 2018

Michael E. Henson, age 66, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Born November 26, 1951 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Max Henson and Dot Reynolds Henson. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1970 and served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Michael worked in construction...
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Grayson Tyler Thompson

August 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018

Grayson Tyler Thompson, infant son of Beverly Wells of Forest City and Brandon Thompson of Shelby, entered into his Heavenly Father's presence on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include maternal grandparents, Jennifer Whitener and Johnny Taylor of Forest City and Donnie and Renea Wells of...
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Betty Faye Moore

August 11, 1950 - July 24, 2018

Betty Faye Moore, age 67, of Casar, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at her daughter's home. Born August 11, 1950 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Landrum L. Bumgardner and Louise "Easter" Beheler Bumgardner. She worked in textiles most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. Betty enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. In addition...
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William F. "Bill" Dysart

October 23, 1932 - July 23, 2018

William F. "Bill" Dysart, age 85, of Caroleen, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Willow Ridge Rehab Center in Rutherfordton. Born October 23, 1932 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Beaulo Dysart and Eldaree Owens Dysart. He attended Tri-High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during Korean War. Bill worked for K-Mart for many years and for Biggers...
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Dorothy Bright Mode

January 22, 1922 - July 22, 2018

Dorothy Bright Mode, age 96, of Mooresboro, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at White Oak Manor. Born January 22, 1922 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Bright and Lilly Jones Bright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Thomas Voyd Mode; son, Tom Mode Jr.; granddaughter, Kimberly Mode; and nine brothers and sisters. ...
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Roger Hudgins

October 26, 1937 - July 22, 2018

Reverend Roger Hudgins, age 80, of Rutherfordton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born October 26, 1937 in Rutherford County, he was the son of Zeb Hudgins and Lula Gibbs Hudgins. He worked for Henson's Trucking Company for fifteen years and served as pastor and associate pastor of several local churches....
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Thelma Mode Martin

June 11, 1927 - July 21, 2018

Thelma Mode Martin, age 91, of Forest City, died Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her residence. Born June 11, 1927 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Mode and Alice Hollifield Mode. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Martin; three brothers and one sister. Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter, Connie...
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Ruby Ann Griffin Browning

June 29, 1954 - July 20, 2018

Ruby Ann Griffin Browning, age 64, of Ellenboro, died Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born June 29, 1954 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Lonas Griffin and Annie Mae Brown Griffin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two great-grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory...
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Evangeline Roberson Holland

December 22, 1932 - July 20, 2018

Evangeline Roberson Holland, age 85, of Raleigh Ledbetter Road, Ellenboro, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born December 22, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Roberson and Eloise Harrill Roberson. A graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1951, she also attended Blanton's Business School in...
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Catherine Blanton

December 3, 1941 - July 17, 2018

Catherine Blanton, age 76, of Forest City, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in the Mission Hospital-St. Joseph Campus in Asheville. Born December 3, 1941 in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late William Robert Blanton and Vennie Bingham Blanton. She worked of United Southern Manufacturing for over twenty years and was a long time and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Diane Keeter Phillips

September 27, 1946 - July 16, 2018

Diane Keeter Phillips, age 71, of Henrietta, NC, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at her residence. Born September 27, 1946 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Lee Keeter and Louise Hawkins Keeter. She worked in textiles for many years and was a member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. Diane enjoyed doing yard work and spending time with her family. In...
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Lester Eugene Radford

December 28, 1932 - July 13, 2018

Lester Eugene Radford, age 85, of Forest City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Born December 28, 1932 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Horace Radford and Florence Butler Radford. Eugene worked at Cone Mills-Haynes Plant for fifty years and was a faithful and active member of Grace Chapel Foursquare Church...
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Jimmy Nelson Lowery

November 4, 1945 - July 11, 2018

Jimmy Nelson Lowery, age 72, of Ellenboro, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Oak Grove Health Center in Rutherfordton. Born November 4, 1945 in Spartanburg County, SC, he was a son of the late David Franklin Lowery and Floy McKelvey Lowery. Jimmy worked in textiles for many years and also cut pulp lumber for several years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed yard work and building things....
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Lonnie G. Craft

August 4, 1941 - July 10, 2018

Lonnie G. Craft, age 76, of Forest City, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his residence. Born August 4, 1941 in Letcher County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Willie Jack Craft and Ellen Mae Saylor Craft. Lonnie was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a cabinet maker for AGI Industries for forty-six years before retirement. He was very skilled in...
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Toney Alan Sloan

September 14, 1956 - July 6, 2018

Toney Alan Sloan – "THE BABY", age 61, of Spindale, NC, was carried by God's Angels and placed in Jesus's arms on July 6, 2018 at 9:30 am. He was surrounded by his doting family at his side. Toney was formerly of Eskdale, WV; then after his mother's death 7 years ago he came to live with his devoted Sister, Linda, "Ninny Gail or Sissy Gail" and Brother-In-Law, Steve or "Steve-Steve". Steve is...
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Grace Elaine Reiste Ballweg

February 5, 1932 - June 27, 2018

Grace Elaine Reiste Ballweg, age 86, of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Wendover Hospice House. Born February 5, 1932 in Minot, North Dakota, she was a daughter to the late Marion Reiste and Divert Svenunsen Reiste. Grace was a dedicated homemaker and Christian. When her health permitted she was very involved at the First Church of Bremerton, Washington and the Hillcrest...
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