Local funeral homes offer statement

funeral homeThis statement is offered in response to the news story in reference to the closing of McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Cliffside by the NC Board of Funeral Service, on Thursday, August 13, 2015.This statement is from: Kent Dorsey, of Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service, of Bostic.

“In speaking with my colleagues since the events of Thursday, August 13, 2015 concerning the actions necessary by our North Carolina Board of Funeral Service, our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and consumers as they begin a process of investigation and sorting all issues out. Furthermore, in speaking with my colleagues at Crowe’s, McMahan’s, and Padgett & King… we also have thoughts today about the former owner, Horton Landreth who during his years of service to the community had a stellar reputation and was then, and remains today, of the finest reputation and character…”

This statement is provided by:
Kent Dorsey, Washburn & Dorsey, Bostic
and approved by:
Paul Crowe, Crowe’s Mortuary & Crematory, Rutherfordton
John McMahan, McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Rutherfordton
Shane Earley, Padgett & King Mortuary, Forest City