Obituaries

 Laura Jane Beheler, age 59, of Forest City, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at her residence.
     Born February 22, 1958 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Franklin and Ruth Jean Griffin Franklin.
     Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 18 years, Wayne Beheler; one son, Matt Crotts (Amanda); two step-children, Jeremy Beheler (Stephanie), Kayleigh Ebersold (Andrew); and one brother, Keith Franklin (Amelia). She is also survived by eight grandsons, Owen, Elam, Hagen, Camden, Kylen, Cain, Jxson, and Sylas.
     A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Keith Franklin officiating.
    Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Mr. Larry Eugene Sears, 73, of Ellenboro, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Hospice of The Carolina Foothills.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service…


Glenn S. Hutchins, age 84, of Rutherfordton, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

He was the son of the late Lidge Hutchins and the late Lela Hutchins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Steven Hutchins; brothers and sisters Frances Matheny, Ray Hutchins, Mary Sue Conner, Alma Webb, Joseph Hutchins and Arthur Hutchins.

Glenn was a member of Wilson Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Pauline “Polly” Hutchins.
Two Sons:
Larry Hutchins and his wife Sylvia
Billy Hutchins and his partner Skip Austin

Two Sisters:
Annie Ledbetter
Beverly Adair

Two Brothers:
Charles Hutchins
Arnold Hutchins

One Granddaughter:
Shelly Littleton

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at McMahan’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 1:00 PM Friday, February 9, 2018 at McMahan’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend John Edwards and Reverend Billy Bostic officiating. Interment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.


Hoyle Henson, age 67, of Forest City, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Holly Springs Senior Center.
     Born May 12, 1950 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Luther Henson and Jessie Rice Henson. Hoyle was an avid NASCAR fan.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Henson, Douglas Henson; four sisters, Mary Ann Burgess, Andrea Tucker, Linda Sue Reid and Vivian Blanton.
    Those left to cherish his memory include his eight children, Crystal Craig, Jackie Smart, Shannon Henson, Phillip Henson, Chasity Brooks, Christopher Mullinax, Brad Hames, and Jamie Henson; and two brothers, Steve Henson and Randy Henson. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Scott Moneyham 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.


Marjorie Gosey, age 81, of Forest City, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Henderson Care.
     Born January 31, 1937 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Robertson Israel and Inez Brock Israel. She was a 1955 graduate of Tri-High School and a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church.
      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gosey and two sisters, Lela Loosemore and Roberta Newman.
      Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Paulette Dedmon and husband Jerry of Forest City. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
      The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Chad Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Goodes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home.
      Memorial donations are respectfully requested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Delilah Smith Hernandez age 66 of Forest City NC passed away on February 2nd 2018 at Hospice. Delilah was the daughter of the late Alfred “Bill” Smith and JoAnn Morgan Smith.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband Feliz Hernandez.  Step-daughter Paula Hernandez Thomas (Eric); Niece Caitlin Smith; Sister-in law Connie Moore Smith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Roland Smith and John Anthony “Tony” Smith. The family will receive friends on Monday February 5th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at Crowe’s Mortuary and Chapel. Burial will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery following the visitation. 1541 Harris Holly Springs Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. The Rev. Jerry Ruppe will officiate.


David Calton Richards (Posey), age 64, of Rutherfordton, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Born March 24, 1953, he was the son of the late Helen Huntley Richards. David worked at Trutex and Ammons Jewelry until his retirement in 2015. David enjoyed life, music, fishing and camping with friends at South Toe.

David was preceded in death by a sister, Lorena Richards Fowler and a brother, Michael Richards. He is survived by a nephew, Jeff Fowler and wife Denise; niece Joy Fowler Smith and husband Derek; great nieces and nephews, Zack Fowler, Sierra Fowler, Savannah Smith and Noah Smith; and special friend Terry Ferguson.

David left behind countless numbers of friends that loved him and will miss him deeply. He lived his life his way and faced death the same. He was a simple man.

Family and friends will have a gathering at a later date and will take his ashes to be near his mother and at his favorite place, South Toe.