Obituaries – April 14, 2017

Rhonda Leslie Corwin Greene, age 46 of Rutherfordton died Thursday at Rutherford Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Padgett and King.


Daisy Earls, age 84, of Cliffside, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her residence.

Born September 26, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Sam Spears and Essie Dobbins Spears. Daisy was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She worked for Cone Mills for several years and was actively involved in the community. She participated in softball and was also a league bowler for forty years. Daisy immensely enjoyed coaching Little League girl’s softball and was also a longtime member of Cliffside Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, E.J. Bridges and her second husband of forty-five years, Bobby Earls; son, Roger Bridges; sister, Marjorie Dixon and four brothers, Bill, Buck, James and Luther Spears.

Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Ronnie Bridges and wife, Roberta of Cliffside; daughter-in-law, Brenda Bridges of Caroleen; three grandchildren, Sandy Bridges, Tracy Oliver (Brad) and Regina Bridges; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Woodbridge (Lee), Dillon Oliver (Misty), Wade Dotson, Kayla Oliver Campbell (Kevin), Jessica Perez (Josh), Monica Bailey, Rebecca Dotson and four great-great-grandchildren, Haden Oliver, Leah Woodbridge, Skylar Oliver and Josiphina Perez.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 with Reverend Mike Elgin and Reverend Sam Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. At other times they will be gathered at 206 Cliffside Street.

The family wishes to thank the staff of caregivers at Hospice for their love and compassionate care given to Daisy and to the entire family.

Memorial donations are respectively requested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 380101-9908.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Denise Hudgins Gosnell, 54, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Hospice House. A native of Rutherford County, she is the daughter of Rev. Wesley and Lena Mae Brown Hudgins.

Left to cherish her memory in addition to her parents is her husband, Steve Gosnell of the home; sons Stephen Douglas Gosnell II and US Air Force Senior Airman Christian Shane Gosnell; brothers, Ronald Hudgins, Benny Hudgins, Terry Hudgins, Gary Hudgins and Wesley Hudgins Jr.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church 2466 Cove Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139 with Rev. Leon Brown, Rev. Wesley Hudgins, and Rev. Roger Gosnell officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences at crowemortuary.com


Mr. Denmon Ray “Pro” West, 79, of Bostic, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at CHS Cleveland.
He was the son of the late Garland and Vicie West, and was also preceded in death by a brother, Jackie West. He served in the US Army for 5 years and became Golf Pro at West Point for 3 years and also various clubs in North Carolina. Since 1987 he has owned Forest City Golf Center in Alexander Mills.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Helen K. West; his daughter, Sarah TenBroeck and husband Timothy Stamper, of Forest City; 2 sons, Charles TenBroeck of Virginia Beach, VA, and Gregg TenBroeck and wife Laura, of Ellenboro; 6 sisters, Doris, Mary, Tina, Joann and husband Fred, Betty Jean, and Virginia and husband Gary: there are 5 grandchildren, Jessica Carroll, Jay TenBroeck, Dylan TenBroeck, Patrick TenBroeck, and Addison TenBroeck.
The family will receive friends at the residence at 3346 Bostic Sunshine Highway, Bostic from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of cremation arrangements.

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