Obituaries

Thomas “Tommy Mack’ Hicks, age 63 of Forest City died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory.


Shirley M Wade, age 84 died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Oak Grove Health Care in Rutherfordton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory.


Charles F. “Chuck” Jordan, age 87 of Mill Spring, North Carolina died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at hjs residence. Arrangements are pending with The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory.


Mrs. Doris Jean Hoyle, 81, of Bostic, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at White Oak Manor, Rutherfordton.

She was widow of McKeever Hoyle, who died in 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, John and Irona Jones Queen, and her 2 brothers, Ernest Queen and Earl Queen. She was a faithful member of First Broad Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir, the Flower and Decorating Committee, the nursery for sunday school, the preschool department for vacation bible school,  and as custodian for the church.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Hoyle, and a son, Marshall Hoyle, both of Bostic; and a niece, Martha Queen Martin.

The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at First Broad Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Bradley, Rev. Charles Battle, and Rev. Tripp Queen will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Visitation will be from 2 pm until 3 pm Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Broad Baptist Church, 2470 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


William Richard Williamson age 67 of Forest City, NC passed away on August 25th at his home. William was the son of the late Dewitt and Josie Bell Williamson. William was a graduate of Virginia Tech and worked as a mechanical engineer.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Vicki Williams-Williamson; son Wyatt Williamson of Gastonia, NC; daughter Tucker Williamson of Phoenix, AZ; son Rhett Williamson of Phoenix, AZ; daughter Skyler Williamson of Forest City, NC; son John David Williams of Columbia, SC; daughter Bethany Lynch of Rutherfordton, NC; grandchildren Brayden Lynch, Jaxson Lynch, Chloe Phelan, Davin Williams, Nina Williams, and Victoria Lynch; God granddaughter Jasmine Wheeler; sister Pauline Stroud of Morven, NC; brother Harry Williamson of Morven, NC; brother Larry Williamson of Morven, NC; sister Donna Skipper of Cheraw, SC; father-in-law George David Johnson.

Services will be held on Sunday October 1, 2017 at 11am, Pleasant View Community Church 129 Michael Drive, Forest City, NC 28043. Military honors will be provided by Rutherford County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant View Community Church New Sanctuary Fund, 129 Michael Drive, Forest City, NC. 28043.

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Williamson family.