Obituaries – May 13, 2017

Forrest Logan Pritchard Jr. of Forest City passed away on May 10, 2017 at his home.   Forrest was a self-employed mechanic.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Lois McCombs Pritchard;  daughter Amber Wilson and her husband, Mark Wilson;  a son, Travis Pritchard and his fiancée, Kathryn Sabo;  and a brother Stanley Pritchard. He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Logan Pritchard Sr.

The family will receive friends at Crowe’s Mortuary on Tuesday May 16th  2017 from 2 to 3pm with a service in the Crowe’s Chapel at 3pm. The family will have a private burial following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to American Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his mother, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601  .

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family.

Martha Jean Sellers, age 84, of Caroleen, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

Born May 21, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Fred Jackson and Matilda “Tilda” Hawkins Jackson. She was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1950 and a loyal member of the Democrat Party. Martha Jean was known for her ability to cook. Everyone loved her infamous chicken pies, coconut cakes and red velvet cakes. She took pleasure in others enjoying her baked delights. Martha Jean also enjoyed growing flowers. She could grow about any type of plant and springtime was her favorite time of the year. She was a member of Caroleen Baptist Church, where she served for many years on the kitchen committee and oversaw the church library. She was also known for her “strong personality”. She came across sometimes as stubborn and set in her ways, but underneath the exterior was a big heart of love for others in need.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Bob Sellers; three daughters, Rita Byers of Landrum, Nita Roberts of Cowpens and Tammy Thomassen and husband, Bill of Forest City; two brothers, Leonard Jackson and wife, Mary Lou of Forest City and Charles Morris Jackson and wife, Sherry of Cliffside. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Shawna Humphries, Jason Byers (Audrey), Tripp James, Robbie Blanton, Johnathon Horn (fiancé, Yurona Pillay); eight grandchildren, Britney, Bretton, Abram, Gabrielle, Solomon, Lincoln, Jessie, Sarah and two great-great-grandchildren, Kayden and Gavin.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Dr. Reverend Steven Ayers and Reverend Lanny J. Funchess officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. At other times the family will be gathered at 1328 U.S. Highway 221A, Forest City. Burial will be private for the family.

Memorial donations are respectively requested to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


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