Obituaries

Mill Springs – Mr. Leonard Eugene (Gene) Hooper, age 73 passed away at his home on August 23, 2017 surrounded by his family.
 

Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Robert S Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service LLC of Boiling Springs NC.


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 7:00 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.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Louise C. Boydston, age 89, of Mooresboro, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at her residence.

Born September 3, 1928 in McDowell County, she was a daughter to the late Julius Cannon and Sally Young Cannon. Louise was a nurturing and quiet spirited lady who was a true disciple of Christ. She lived out her faith by becoming a foster mother to thirty-three children in a span of twenty-years. She was devoted to her Savior, to her family and to her church. Louise was a past member of the Providence United Methodist Church of Marion and attended Liberty Baptist Church. She was a well-read woman of amazing depth with a propensity to see the needs of others through the eyes of God. Louise was also a gifted artist and an accomplished organist and shared her talents with many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude C. Boydston and one son, David E. Boydston.

Those left to cherish her memory include one son, William A. Boydston of Mooresboro and a daughter, Cynthia Boydston of Bolivia, NC.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion with Reverend Owen Duncan officiating.

Memorial donations are respectfully requested to the Providence United Methodist Church, 83 Providence Church Road, Marion, NC  28752.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.