Obituaries

Tina Fowler, age 81, of Ellenboro, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her residence.

Born March 28, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Edgar Pearson and Mary Ledbetter Pearson. She attended Tri-High School and worked for Fiber Industries and Baxter Industries for many years. Tina was a past member of Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was known for her friendliness and outgoing personality and enjoyed carrying on conversations. Tina was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Charles “Booster” Fowler; three brothers, Glen, Norris and Bill Pearson and two sisters, Betty Hill and Margaret Griffin.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Tony Fowler and wife, Libby of Ellenboro and Chad Fowler and wife, Tracy of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Heather Harris and husband, Thad, Kassie Ray Fowler, Kirk Fowler and three great-grandchildren, Bella, Bailee and Bristol Harris.

A private graveside service will be conducted for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are respectfully requested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia Carpenter, 78, of Golden Valley, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.


Mr. Frazier Pittman, 98, of Shiloh, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Oak Grove Nursing Center.
He was the son of the late Reuben and Mae Sparks Pittman, he was also preceded in death by a son, Frazier Reuben Pittman.
He is survived 2 sons, John Charles Pittman and wife Donna, of Brogue, PA, and Harold Everette Pittman and wife Rebecca Feaster, of Phoenix, AZ; there are 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The Funeral will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Long Branch Road Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jerry Ruppe and Rev. John Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 10 am until 11 am Saturday at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge off arrangements.