Obituaries

Max Lee Toney, age 87, of Harris-Henrietta Road, Forest City, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his residence.

Born October 23, 1930 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late William Crawford Toney and Lenora White Toney. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1950 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Max was a superintendent or Fisk-Carter Construction and Roebuck Buildings. He was also the owner and operator of Max Auto Sales. Max was a faithful member of Henrietta First Baptist Church, where he served as the chairman of the deacons for many years, Sunday School superintendent, a member of the pastoral search committee and was a current trustee of the church.  He also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, W.C. Toney, Jr. and a sister, Gearlene Vickers Toney.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of fifty-five years, Dr. Shirley P. Toney; two sons, Andy Lee and Brian Toney both of Henrietta; one brother, Dan Toney of Henrietta and a sister Brenda Toney Ennis of Charlotte.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Henrietta First Baptist Church with Reverend John Godfrey and Reverend Ricky Baynard officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Henrietta First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 265, Henrietta, NC 28076.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Jeffrey Scott Carson, age 53, of Caroleen, NC, died, January 10, 2018 at his residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Polk County, he was a son of the late Charles Gideon Carson, Jr. and Kathryn Irene Turner Carson and former employee with Quincy’s, Forest City. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sheryl Carson.

Survivors include three brothers, Randy Carson and his wife Donna of Ellenboro, Gary Carson of Caroleen, Roger Carson of Richmond, VA, four sisters, Debbie Passmoore and her husband George of Hendersonville, Lisa Carson of Shelby, Audrey Carson of Columbus, Rita Cochran and her husband Chris of Landrum, SC. There are a number of nieces and nephews.

There are no formal funeral services being planned. The Padgett & King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


 Rutherfordton- Mr. Glenn Henry McBurney, age 47 passed away at his residence on Saturday January 20, 2018.Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Robert S Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service LLC of Boiling Springs NC.