Obituaries – August 10, 2017

Thad Reed of Forest City died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by The Padgett and King Mortuary.


Mr. Cecil H. Martin, 75, of Bostic, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
He was the widower of Doris Street Martin and was a son of the late Marcus and Velva Martin, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Dale. Cecil was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
He is survived by his 2 sons, Dewayne Martin and Jeremy Martin, both of Bostic; 2 sisters, Dorothy McDaniel and Beulah Trull, both of Morganton; his brother, Junior Martin of Candler; and his grandson, Ryan Martin.
The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Friday, August 11, 2017 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul White, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm Friday in the church prior to the service.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


Sir William Oxendale

At the request of the family all services are to remain private.


Mr. Alan Smart, 58, of Ellenboro, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Hospice House, Forest City.

He was the son of the late Robert Lee Smart and Betty Lou Ledbetter Smart, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Lee Smart. He was member of Crestview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sister, Gale Holder of Ellenboro; his nephew, Joshua Smart; and nieces April Holder, Jessica Smart, and Crystal Warrenfeltz.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.


Kenneth “Fat Boy” Waters, age 71, of East Main Street, Forest City, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

Born August 12, 1945 in Polk County, NC, he was a son of the late Nola Ann Waters.
Kenneth was a self-employed “handy man” in the construction industry most of his life and loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Clarence McCraw; two infant daughters, Tiffany Waters and Sandy Waters; step-son, Adam Hill; sister, Mildred Waters and a brother, Clarence McCraw.
Those left to cherish his memory include four daughters, Heather Gonzalez and Katherine Waters both of Rutherfordton, Charity Garcia and husband, Graciel, of Forest City and Lauren Swindler and husband, Jermaine of Spartanburg; three brothers, Carroll McCraw of Columbus, NC, Ray McCraw of Landrum, SC and Bobby McCraw also of Columbus; two sisters, Joyce McCraw and Linda McCraw both of Columbus and two nieces, Jackie Waters and Melinda Waters both of Columbus. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Aaleiyah Gonzalez, Alysa Gonzalez, Audriana Ramos, Alexis Gonzalez, Araceli Munoz, Victoria Ignacio, Yazmine Calzada, Giovanni Munoz, Anthony Munoz, Zechariah Kennedy, Adam Camacho, Jerimiah Dawkins and Nahla Swindler.
The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1251 U.S. Highway 221A, Forest City, NC 28043 to help defray funeral costs.


Mr. Cecil H. Martin, 75, of Bostic, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

He was the widower of Doris Street Martin and was a son of the late Marcus and Velva Martin, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Dale. Cecil was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.
He is survived by his 2 sons, Dewayne Martin and Jeremy Martin, both of Bostic; 2 sisters, Dorothy McDaniel and Beulah Trull, both of Morganton; his brother, Junior Martin of Candler; and his grandson, Ryan Martin.
The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Friday, August 11, 2017 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul White, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm Friday in the church prior to the service.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.