Reverend Robert “Bobby” Rape, Sr., age 70, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his residence.
Born August 2, 1946 in Lincoln County, Georgia, he was a son to the late Robert N. Rape and Mildred Hawes Rape. Bobby worked for Georgia Power for many years until entering the ministry.
He pastored several local churches which included Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church, Sulphur Springs Congregational Holiness Church and the Jesus Way Center. He was a faithful minister of the gospel for almost thirty years. Bobby also enjoyed gardening and farming. His favorite past time was helping to take care of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was known by them as “Papaw.” Bobby was dedicated to his Lord and to his family.
Those left to cherish his memory includes his wife of fifty-years, Gale Tippens Rape; two daughters, Lynn Rape and Linda Addington both of Rutherfordton, one son, Robert Rape, Jr and wife, Tamara of Forest City; two sisters, Patsy Hall and husband, Dr. David Hall of Thompson, Georgia and Mickey Ingram and husband, Freddie of Lincolnton, Georgia. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Matthew Fenner, Mason Fenner, Madison Fenner, Joshua Forrest and Miranda Rape; two great-grandchildren, Khloee Caldwell and Blakely Forrest.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Danny McCain and Reverend Ronnie Tippens officiating. Interment will be private at Sulphur Springs Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
Mr. Donald Raymond McEntire, Sr. age 80 of Freeman Town Road passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 while being cared for at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Raymond was a native of Rutherford County, a self-employed auto body repairman, a member of Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church and veteran of the US Navy.
Left to cherish his memory are two sons – Donald (Darlene) McEntire, Jr. and Allan McEntire, one daughter Cindy Russell, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, three brothers – Jesse McEntire, Leonard McEntire and Ruben McEntire, two sisters – Annie Arrowood and Ronelle Tuttle. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Rosa Lee Hardin McEntire.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday June 20, 2017 at Gilkey Church of God, 181 Oak Springs Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 with Rev. Chris Kennedy and Rev. Jack Crain officiating. Raymond will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Piney Knob Baptist Church Cemetery, 1229 Piney Knob Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 with military honors provided by the Rutherford County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Monday June 19, 2017 at Crowe’s Mortuary 118 US Hwy 74A, Rutherfordton, NC 28139,
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Piney Knob Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made a www.crowemortuary.com. Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Raymond McEntire, Sr.