Obituaries

Bruce E. Putman., age 69, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Born November 12, 1947 in Rutherford County, he was a son to the late Grover Lee Putman and Ada B. Cole Putman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Eugene Putman.

Those left to cherish his memory include his companion of twenty-nine years, Marthel Matheny; two sons, Kevin Putman, Ronnie Magers; and daughter, Tammy Putman. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Harrelson Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Rutherfordton – Mrs. Janice Carol (Owens) Jones, age 57 passed away at her home on October 3, 2017.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Forest City on Friday October 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:00.

Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service LLC of Boiling Springs NC are entrusted with the services.


Ms. Tonya Marie Holcombe, 47, of Bostic, died Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Tonya was the daughter of Brenda Kay Coile of Mill Spring and the late Roy Lee Holcombe.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Reagan Lee Jackson of Mill Spring; her daughter, Chasity Marie Swink of Bostic; and a brother, Ronald Leslie Holcombe.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Silver Creek Baptist Church, 292 Silver Creek Road, Mill Spring. The Rev. Rob Hefner will officiate.

The Visitation will be from 1 pm until 2 pm Saturday at the church prior to the service.

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