Obituaries – Padgett, Greene, McGinness

Elaine Simmons Padgett, age 81, of Mooresboro, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at her residence.

Born April 2, 1936 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Creed and Iris Simmons. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness.

Elaine was a dedicated wife and was a faithful caregiver to her husband.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Willie Padgett; brother, Charles Simmons and a grandson, Darmie Langley.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-five years, Calvin Padgett; three sons, Kenneth E. Langley of Portland, Oregon, Dwayne A. Langley and wife, Debra of Bostic and Steven D. Langley and wife, Larae of Mooresboro; three grandchildren, David Langley, Aaron Langley and Leslie Flack. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be for the family.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


  Sonny Greene, age 78, of Chase Drive, Forest City, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
     Born December 4, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Leebron Greene, Sr. and Margaret Crowe Greene. He worked in textiles most of his life which included Cone Mills-Cliffside Plant and Burlington Industries. Sonny was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He will forever be known as a man of strong faith and was fully dedicated to his Lord and Savior, his family and to his church.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Baker and a brother, Ronnie Green.
     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of sixty years, Yvonne Greene; one son, Larry Greene and wife, Martha of Rutherfordton; three daughters, Melissa Wise and husband, Harold of Chesnee, SC, Teresa Oliver and husband, Ray of Cliffside and Sherri Prescott and husband, Alan of Forest City; two brothers, Hal Greene of Forest City and Mike Greene of Polkville. He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.  
     The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Forest City with Reverend Matt Mills and Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. A private family interment ceremony will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
     Memorial donations are respectfully requested to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Youth Ministry Fund or to the Building Fund, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043.

      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Wayne D. McGinnis, age 75, of Forest City, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his residence.
     Born May 13, 1942 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Osborne McGinnis and Stella Price McGinnis. He was a faithful employee for A.R. Thompson Asphalt for many years before retirement. Wayne’s greatest pleasure in life came from spending time with his children and grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Weast.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of fifty years, Reba McGinnis; daughter, Tina Walker and husband, Michael of Forest City; one son, Eric McGinnis and wife, Sandra of Clarmont, FL; sister, Frances Morgan and husband, Gene of Forest City; four brothers, Larry McGinnis and wife, Janice of Forest City, Doug McGinnis and wife, Sandy of Raleigh, NC, Ronnie McGinnis and wife, Debbie and David McGinnis all of Forest City. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Ethan Rodriguez (Krystl), Devin McGinnis, Macey McGinnis, Derek McGinnis, Jamie Beam, Chad Beam, Trevor Beam, Daughtry Mitchell, Riley Weast, Aiden Weast and Megan Weast; two great-grandchildren, Savannah Campbell and Lilly Rodriguez; three step-grandchildren, Elisabeth Walker, Brian Maudy and Mikey Walker.
     A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend David Bradley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
    Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.
     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.