Obituaries

Lisa Dawn Goodin age 56 passed away Saturday November 18, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Lisa is survived by one daughter Amanda Yelton, four step children, three grandchildren, two brothers – Nelson Shreve and Chuck Haddox, three sisters – Charlotte Johnson, Cindy Springston, and Robyn Ellington. She was preceded in death by her parents Victor Lloyd Haddox and Ruth Shreve Allen, her husband Donald Goodin and one son David Barclay.

A memorial service will be held 6 P.M. Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Springston officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

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


Thomas Michael Gorman passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at home in Lake Lure, North Carolina. Tom worked as a skilled Mason – Tom Gorman Hardscape Design and Construction creating many beautiful works throughout New Jersey, Rhode Island and North Carolina. With his special smile and twinkle in his eyes he humbly served those around him. He had a love of sports, coaching, and working with his hands. Tom was a gifted mentor and true friend to many.  He was an Ambassador for the Flowering Bridge in Lake Lure.

“Tom was such a sweet and generous soul who moved among us with his gentle nature and welcoming smile. The path across the Flowering Bridge will certainly be his lasting memorial as he paved the way for others to walk through Somewhere Beautiful.”

Tom is survived by his Dad, Thomas F. Gorman and Stepmom Lucy, Aunt Midge O’Grady, Aunt Dottie and Uncle Charlie Dino, Sister Jean Kivlin and husband Joe, Sister Maureen Grillo and husband John, Sister Kelly Gerstl and husband Gary, Barbara, his son Aaron and wife Hazel Garrish, Nephews: TJ, Michael, Brendan, Joseph, Will, Conor and Kyle, Grand Nephew Tower. Grandchildren Evan, Dylan and Blake. Tom was predeceased by his Mom Mary, Uncle Joe and Sister Patricia. Tom’s family extends gratitude to those who loved him and the care Dr. Sarah Blocher – Steiner.

Celebrations of Tom’s life will be held at the Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure Saturday, November 25th 1:00 PM with reception following and Café Graziella in Hillsborough, New Jersey on December 16th at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations in Tom’s name to The Flowering Bridge LakeLureFloweringBridge.org, Blue Ridge Health Community Health Center, Info @BRCHS.com or the American Diabetes Association will continue to honor Tom.


Mrs. Ethylene Toney Spake, 78, of the Duncan’s Creek Community, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Hospice House, Forest City.
Ethylene was the widow of George Allen “Al” Spake, and daughter of the late Coy and Nicie Toney, she was also preceded in death by a great grandchild, Emory Faye Gilliam; and 2 brothers, Lewis Toney and Dean Toney. She was a member of Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Sylvia Shehan and husband Dean of the Duncan’s Creek community, and Teresa Dodson and husband Eugene of Ellenboro; her son, Tony Spake and wife Margie, of the Golden Valley community; her sister, Catherine Burrow of Mayflower, AR; her 2 brothers, Foy Toney of Sunshine, and Clifford Toney of Duncan’s Creek community; there are 4 grandchildren, Clint Dodson, Josh Dodson and wife Jenna, Sabrina Gilliam and husband Mark, and Nathan Edwards and wife Emily; 2 great grandchildren, Mason Gilliam and Callie Grace Edwards.
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Brauer and Rev. Bart Shaw will officiate.
The Visitation will be from 6:30 pm until 8 pm Tuesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, in care of Treasurer Judy Brown, 3627 Old Lincolnton Road, Shelby, NC 28150, or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.