Obituaries – May 19, 2017

   Danny Silver, Jr., age 62, of Goode’s Creek Church Road, Mooresboro, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

Born January 10, 1955 in Gaston County, he was a son to Daniel Ray Silver, Sr. who resides in Forest City and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Yow Silver. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1973 and attended Isothermal Community College. Danny worked for several area textile mills for many years and was a longtime member of Crestview Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking for his family and everyone enjoyed his pound cake and peach pies. Danny loved the Lord, his family, church family and pastor and has left a legacy of faithfulness.  He also enjoyed going to camp meetings, brotherhood meetings, the mountains and traveling to the lake with the seniors group. Danny will truly be missed by all those who knew him.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary Francis Henson Silver.

Besides his father, those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of almost twenty-two years, Shirley Ballard Silver; brother, Ronnie Silver and wife, Joyce of Harris; two step-brothers, Eugene White of Forest City and Larry Silver of Ellenboro.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Kevin Rohm and Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 630 S. Church Street, Forest City, NC  28043.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


James MC Crawford, 83, of Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Harrison Crawford and Effie Lou Hayes Crawford. He was a retired iron worker. James was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Left to cherish his memory are two sisters, Josephine “Jo” Alley and Betty Lou  Brons; brother, Ralph Crawford, and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Fred, Worth, John, Harold, Clyde and Calvin; and sisters Martha Dunn, Hazel Guffey, Lela Morrison, Myra Rabb, Annie Mae Early and Pauline Crawford.

A memorial service will be held 2PM Saturday May 20th at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2PM before the service.

Crowes Mortuary is assisting the Crawford family.


Zachery Geddys Jr, 83, of Spindale, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Hospice House. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Zachery Sr and Berdie Alice Smith Geddys. He was a retired car salesman.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Teressa Teague Geddys of the home; seven children; six grandchildren; brother, Roy Geddys of Bostic; sisters, Christine Self of Henrietta and Hattie Terry of Ellenboro. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Ledford.

He was an outstanding Dad who was very generous with his money and his time. He helped anybody he could.

No services are planned at this time.

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