Obituaries

Ruby Campbell, age 85, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Brookdale.

Born July 1, 1932 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Robert F. Ayers, Sr. and Emma Lucille Gooden Ayers. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1949. She worked for Mastercraft-Spindale Plant for thirty-five years before retirement and was a past member of Harris First Baptist Church. Ruby was known for her ability and passion in making ceramic dolls and ceramic Christmas trees. She also enjoyed cooking for others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Henson, Ruth Tate, Lois Parton and one brother, DeWitt Ayers.

Those left to cherish her memory include three brothers, Robert F. Ayers, Jr. of Mooresboro, Bobby Ayers and wife, Hazel of Forest City and Ray Ayers and wife, Catherine of Rutherfordton; one sister Juanita Roper also of Rutherfordton. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews which includes Christopher Ayers and wife, Christy of Mooresboro.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend George Whitmire officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.


Wayne Ammons, age 59, passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Fair Haven Forest City, NC following an extended battle with M.S.

Wayne grew up on Nanneytown Road in Union Mills, NC where he developed a love of the outdoors and sports. He also enjoyed traveling, golf and all types of games. His work career included managing Harris-Teeter for 25 years and later running a franchise with Pepperridge Farms.

He is survived by his loving wife Judy Bradley Ammons, one daughter Dr. Haley Ammons Perry and husband Aaron, two stepsons – Todd Yelton and wife Spring, Casey Yelton, mother Christine Briscoe Ammons, one sister Cynthia Ammons and husband Brice Kaminski, two brothers Richard Del Ammons, Joel Ammons, and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Buck Ammons.

A private memorial service will be held by family members at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Community Pet Center at 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043.

Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com. Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Wayne Ammons.