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Max Lee Toney

October 23, 1930 - January 21, 2018

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

May 18, 1983 - January 15, 2018

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

April 25, 1930 - January 15, 2018

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

February 3, 1964 - January 12, 2018

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

December 15, 1942 - January 11, 2018

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

October 11, 1963 - January 8, 2018

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

November 4, 1921 - January 7, 2018

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

October 14, 1967 - January 5, 2018

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

December 1, 1997 - January 5, 2018

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

January 15, 1933 - January 4, 2018

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

May 8, 1924 - January 4, 2018

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

August 1, 1964 - January 2, 2018

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

June 14, 1939 - December 29, 2017

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

August 1, 1931 - December 25, 2017

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

December 14, 1975 - December 24, 2017

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

August 22, 1986 - December 24, 2017

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

August 1, 1939 - December 24, 2017

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

November 25, 1960 - December 20, 2017

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

May 11, 1941 - December 20, 2017

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

May 6, 1955 - December 16, 2017

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

October 18, 1963 - December 12, 2017

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

September 28, 1941 - December 11, 2017

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

August 18, 1935 - December 11, 2017

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

April 29, 1933 - December 5, 2017

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

December 23, 1937 - December 5, 2017

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

February 8, 1976 - November 30, 2017

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

November 12, 1953 - November 24, 2017

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

May 1, 1947 - November 21, 2017

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

February 17, 1930 - November 20, 2017

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

January 12, 1956 - November 17, 2017

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

March 29, 1925 - November 16, 2017

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

June 15, 1927 - November 14, 2017

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

November 27, 1948 - November 9, 2017

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

June 30, 1972 - November 7, 2017

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

April 25, 1949 - November 3, 2017

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

August 11, 1962 - November 1, 2017

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

September 7, 1976 - October 29, 2017

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

September 3, 1928 - October 29, 2017

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

July 1, 1932 - October 29, 2017

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

March 22, 1939 - October 26, 2017

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

May 21, 1923 - October 25, 2017

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

February 1, 1932 - October 23, 2017

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

October 11, 1929 - October 20, 2017

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

April 11, 1928 - October 18, 2017

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

January 4, 1958 - October 18, 2017

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

June 14, 1955 - October 16, 2017

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

February 28, 1932 - October 16, 2017

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

October 2, 1951 - October 12, 2017

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

July 24, 1970 - October 11, 2017

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

March 28, 1936 - October 10, 2017

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

October 8, 2017

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

October 13, 1923 - October 8, 2017

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

May 3, 1938 - October 6, 2017

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

September 11, 1933 - October 4, 2017

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

February 1, 1939 - October 4, 2017

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

November 12, 1947 - October 3, 2017

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

January 6, 1951 - September 29, 2017

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

March 29, 1965 - September 21, 2017

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

September 12, 1934 - September 21, 2017

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

March 20, 1935 - September 20, 2017

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

August 6, 1925 - September 20, 2017

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

February 8, 1952 - September 18, 2017

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

November 18, 1948 - September 18, 2017

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

August 14, 1940 - September 14, 2017

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

May 27, 1934 - September 13, 2017

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

August 18, 1945 - September 11, 2017

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

January 21, 1934 - September 8, 2017

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

September 27, 1956 - September 3, 2017

Minnie Mae Lee, age 60, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born September 27, 1956 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Cecil Lee and Altha Mae Mace Lee. Minnie worked for A & E Plastics for twenty-three years before her retirement and was a longtime member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. She was an avid...
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Debbie Turner Coffey

May 6, 1952 - September 3, 2017

Debbie Turner Coffey, age 65, of Sandy Mush, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born May 6, 1952 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Darvin Turner and Estelle Sisk Turner. She was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1970. Debbie was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and taking care of her family. She...
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Doris "Joan" Allred

June 26, 1939 - September 1, 2017

Doris "Joan" Allred, age 78, of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born June 26, 1939 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Odell Allred and Letha Hughes Allred. Joan worked in textiles and managed a convenience store for several years. She also worked as a cashier at Hardees. She was a member of Pilgrim's Way...
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Frances Price Crain

September 22, 1940 - August 30, 2017

Frances Price Crain, age 76, of Ellenboro, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born September 22, 1940 in McDowell County, she was a daughter of the Charlie Price and Ruby Lawing Price. She was a graduate of Marion High School, class of 1958 and worked in textiles for many years. Frances served the Lord faithfully, as a...
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Eugene "Gene" Biggerstaff

August 24, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Biggerstaff, age 78, of Spindale, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Colonial Manor in Rutherfordton. Born August 24, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Bill Biggerstaff and Mary Cobb Biggerstaff. He worked as a supervisor for Cone Mills and as a Deputy of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department. Eugene was a member of Sisk Memorial Missionary...
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Tammy Blanton Pruett

October 12, 1964 - August 26, 2017

Tammy Blanton Pruett, age 52, of Laurinburg, NC, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the Morrison Manor in Laurinburg. Born October 12, 1964 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Brenda Webb Blanton who resides in Shallotte, NC and the late Maxx Blanton. She was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1982. She worked for Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant for...
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Ray "Hamburger" White

September 12, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Ray "Hamburger" White, age 75, of South Broadway Street, Forest City, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born September 12, 1941 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late John Sullivan White and Laura Ann Queen White. He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1959. Ray was an insurance and advertising salesman for many years...
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Nathan Nodine

June 15, 1958 - August 24, 2017

Nathan Nodine, age 59, of Rutherfordton, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Mission Hospital-St. Joseph Campus in Asheville. Born June 15, 1958 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Thomas Utah Nodine and Pauline Brindle Nodine. Nathan worked for Watts Regulators for several years and was a devoted animal lover. He had a tender heart for others and was a friend to everyone...
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Della H. Moore

September 21, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Della H. Moore, age 85, of Ellenboro, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 21, 1931 in Mitchell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Oakley Jeter Holtsclaw and Ella Mae Allred Holtsclaw. She worked in textiles for many years until her retirement and was a member of Race Path Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending...
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Ricky "Harley" Douglas Vickers

October 14, 1956 - August 23, 2017

Ricky "Harley" Douglas Vickers, Sr. age 60, of Mooresboro, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland. Born October 14, 1956 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Marjorie Durham Vickers and Joseph William Vickers, Sr. of Henrietta. He worked in textiles for many years and most recently as a Security Supervisor for Facebook. He was an avid...
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Harold "Spencer" Allen

March 4, 1939 - August 23, 2017

Harold "Spencer" Allen, age 78, of Sandy Mush, passed away August 23, 2017. He was the son of the late A.L. and Beatrice Seay Allen. In his youth he joined the Boy Scouts and received the Eagle Scout Award. Spencer was very smart and highly motivated. In high school he was a top student and won almost every superlative "Best Dressed" and "Most Likely to Succeed" to name a few. When he...
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David Stanley Ballard

June 18, 1933 - August 22, 2017

David Stanley Ballard, age 84, of Forest City, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence. Born June 18, 1933 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Henry Ballard and Nettie Martin Ballard. He worked as a security officer for Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant and Avondale Plant for a combined 35 years. David was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. He...
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Robert Leroy "Hollywood" Wilson

June 24, 1958 - August 18, 2017

Robert Leroy "Hollywood" Wilson, age 59, of Forest City, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born June 24, 1958 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Leonard Leroy Wilson and Donnie Jean Allred McCurry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ryan Fred "Whitey" Wilson. Those left to cherish is memory...
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Timothy Wayne Wells

September 25, 1966 - August 17, 2017

Timothy Wayne Wells, age 50, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born September 25, 1966 in Rutherford County, NC, he was a son of Joyce Melton Wells Lowery and the late Bobby Gene Wells. Timothy was employed by Stover Mechanical in Greenville, SC. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Todd Wells...
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Dorothy L. Duckworth

June 29, 1941 - August 14, 2017

Dorothy L. Duckworth, age 76, of Crowe Dairy Road, Forest City, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at her residence. Born June 29, 1941 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late William Kirby Luckadoo and Celie Mae Carver Luckadoo. She was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1958. Dorothy worked in textiles for several years. She had a heart for others which...
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Charles "Johnny" Adams

March 17, 1946 - August 11, 2017

Charles "Johnny" Adams, age 71, of the Six Points Community formerly of Laurens, SC passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at his residence. Born March 17, 1946 in Laurens County, SC, he was a son of the late Conway Madison Adams and Faye Broome Thomas. Johnny was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Johnny's Small Engine Repair for many years...
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Deanya Bridges Pruett

August 26, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Deanya B. Pruett, age 86, formerly of Boiling Springs, NC, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Oakland Living Center in Rutherfordton. Born August 26, 1930 in Catawba County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Colin and Zeta Bridges. She worked for Dover Mills for many years and was a past member of Race Path Baptist Church. Deanya loved traveling and was an excellent seamstress. ...
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Georlene Holland

February 19, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Georlene Holland, age 75, of Ellenboro, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born February 19, 1942 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyte Bailey and Hazel Dobbins Bailey. Georlene was a homemaker and a faithful member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and visiting new places and especially loved her family...
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Kenneth "Fat Boy" Waters

August 12, 1945 - August 9, 2017

Kenneth "Fat Boy" Waters, age 71, of East Main Street, Forest City, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born August 12, 1945 in Polk County, NC, he was a son of the late Nola Ann Waters. Kenneth was a self-employed "handy man" in the construction industry most of his life and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his mother,...
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Tim West

May 22, 1958 - August 5, 2017

Tim West, age 59, of Georgia Street, Spindale, NC, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born May 22, 1958 in Rutherford County, he is the son of Glenn Edward West and Dorcas Justice West. Tim's life passion was cars, which included being a MOPAR enthusiast. He worked as an auto detailer for many years for Spindale Classic Detailing. Tim was also an avid Denver Broncos fan and a member of...
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Juanita Branch Hollifield

August 11, 1931 - August 2, 2017

Juanita Branch Hollifield, age 85, of Forest City, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born August 11, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Lee Roy Branch and Nell Lee Holtsclaw Branch. She was a member at Alexander United Methodist Church and Alderman of the Town of Alexander Mills for six years. In addition to her parents, she...
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David Holloway White

April 10, 1944 - July 31, 2017

David Holloway White, age 73, of Mooresboro, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence. Born April 10, 1944 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Gifton Holloway White and Mary Cornelia Clardy White. David was member of Temple Baptist Church in Mooresboro. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 51 years, Helen Simpson White; three children, Alan Holoway...
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Mary Kathleen Wilson

January 17, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Mary Kathleen Wilson, age 88, of Caroleen, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born January 17, 1929 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late L.J. Ferguson and Ethel Haulk Ferguson. Mary worked for Burlington Industries-Caroleen for twenty-four years and was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church of Ellenboro. She loved crocheting,...
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Freddie Lee Robbins

March 2, 1953 - July 15, 2017

Freddie Lee Robbins, age 64, of Chesnee, SC, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Regional Hospice House in Spartanburg. Born March 2, 1953 in Cherokee County, SC, he was the son of the late Sidney Robbins, Jr. and Margie Patterson Robbins. Freddie worked for Hamrick Mills for thirty three years before retirement and was a faithful member of the Victory Faith Holiness Center in...
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Nancy "Joan" Moore

February 25, 1943 - July 14, 2017

Nancy "Joan" Moore, age 74, of Bridges Drive, Forest City, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born February 25, 1943 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Jack Mask and Alma Ford Mask. A graduate of Cool Springs High School, she worked for AFA Plastics and Campbell's Cleaning Services for several years before her retirement. Joan...
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Ollie "Gene" McDaniel

April 14, 1941 - July 12, 2017

Ollie "Gene" McDaniel, age 76, of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born April 14, 1941 in Newberry, SC, he was a son of the late Ollie Theodore McDaniel and Willie Mae Brazell McDaniel. Ollie worked for Stonecutter Mill for most of his life and was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Forest City. He was an avid fisherman and...
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Landon Dillard Boone

January 30, 1960 - July 11, 2017

Landon Dillard Boone, age 57, of Old Wagy Road, Forest City, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Mission Hospital in Asheville from a massive stroke. Born January 30, 1960 in Randolph County, he is the son of Jean Boone who resides in Forest City and the late L. D. Boone. Landon worked in construction as a carpet installer and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed muscadine grapes...
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Pawnease McCraw Gowan

December 22, 1936 - July 10, 2017

Pawnease McCraw Gowan, age 80, of Forest City, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born December 22, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter to the late Arthur Columbus McCraw and Alice Henson McCraw. She worked for United Southern Industries for many years before her retirement and was a faithful member of Providence United Methodist Church....
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Gene Wilson

February 22, 1943 - July 9, 2017

Reverend Gene Wilson, age 74, of Mill Spring, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born February 22, 1943 in Polk County, he was son to the late John Basil Wilson and Kansas Haynes Wilson. Gene was a carpenter by trade but a preacher by the calling of God. He pastored several area churches which included Emmanuel Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, Faith...
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Dollie Yelton Tesseneir

July 28, 1944 - July 9, 2017

Dollie Yelton Tesseneir, age 72, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born July 28, 1944 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late George Farris Yelton and Cledar Hutchins Yelton. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, William Tesseneir; five children, Thomas...
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Diane Waters Pruett

March 9, 1953 - July 8, 2017

Diane Waters Pruett, age 64, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the home of her sister in Rutherfordton. Born March 9, 1953 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Dan Waters and Nellie Johnson Waters. She was a member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Pruett; an...
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Ruth Bridges Ledbetter

March 7, 1943 - July 3, 2017

Ruth Bridges Ledbetter, age 74, of McCrow Road, Henrietta, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born March 7, 1943 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Russell T. Goode and Grace Carmen Gillespie Bridges. She was a graduate of Tri-High School and a member of High Shoal Baptist Church. Ruth worked at various plastic manufacturing plants and...
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Ray Inman

February 14, 1952 - July 2, 2017

Ray Inman, age 65, of Caroleen, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his residence. Born February 14, 1952 in Spartanburg County, SC, he was a son to the late John Inman and Dorothy Turner Inman. He worked for Appling Boring Company as a mechanic for twenty-years and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed dirt track car racing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by...
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