Obituaries – April 18, 2017

Robert Ellis, 77, of Forest City, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Elizabeth Grigg Ellis. Robert was a retired meat cutter.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Ann Willis Ellis of the home; sons Randy Ellis of Charleston, SC and Ricky Ellis (Brian Martz) of Indianapolis, IN; stepdaughters Angela Blanton (Tracy) of Mooresboro and Donna Albea (Lewis) of Forest City; stepson Shannon Shaw of Mooresboro; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Memorial services will be held 11 A. M. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Philbeck officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences at

Lynn Shinske Kuhl, 75, of Spindale, NC died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 9, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Julletta Shinske of  La Salle, Illinois and one brother Wayne Shinske, two sisters Carol Doyle and Terri Shinske from Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Kuhl, of 53 years of Spindale, NC, originally from Warren, Illinois and her cat, “Henri.”

Left to cherish her memories are six children, Kim (Scott) Crowe, Michelle (Ricky) Conner, Michael (Brenda) Kuhl, K’Trisha (Barry) Arrowood, Lori Anderson, and Raquel (Robert) Johnson – all from Rutherford County –  as well as thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was a home maker, a loving wife and loving mother and grandmother. She loved wrestling, going to plays and playing cards. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Hospice of Rutherford County and to her amazing nurses. Terry Toney and Kathy Tuttle, for your love, care and compassion you provided to our mother and family.  Per her wishes, there will be no funeral service.  “You will forever be in our hearts!”

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Lynn Kuhl.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *