Brenda Kay Hoppes, age 64, of Bostic, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
     Born July 15, 1953 in Kings Mountain, NC, she is the daughter of Laverne Padgett Laws who resides in Henrietta and the late Troy F. Laws. She worked for various industries in the county and most recently had worked for Deb’s Mini Mart as a cook. Brenda was dedicated to her family and loved being a mom and a grandmother. She was the one that everyone could talk to and could get advice from. Brenda was also an Elvis fan and of the Baptist faith.
     In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Carl “Dean” Hoppes and a daughter, Cindy Sue Wilson; one brother and four sisters.
     Besides her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband of thirty-seven years, Johnny Hoppes; one son, Danny Hoppes and wife, Lisa of Spindale; two brothers, Ronnie Laws and wife, Melissa of McDowell County and Tony Laws of Ellenboro and a sister, Janice Dyer of Ruth. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Cynthia Jeffrey (Robert) and Justin Hoppes; three great-grandchildren, Isabella Jeffrey, Isaiah Jeffrey and Kayden Hoppes.
     The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating. Interment will follow in the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

 Hazel L. Moore, age 92, of Forest City, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her residence.
     Born May 29, 1925 in Rutherford County, she was a daughter to the late Crawford Lancaster and Flo McDaniel Lancaster. She worked at the Fieldcrest Mill for many years before retirement and was a member of Alexander Baptist Church (The Element). Hazel loved singing alto in the church choir and also was a member of several singing groups. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and was a caregiver to her husband for many years.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Boss Moore; two brothers, Bill and Charles Lancaster and three sisters, Margaret Pettis, Mozelle Street and Lorena Scruggs.
    Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Terry Moore and wife, Karen of Forest City; sister-in-law, Martha Lancaster of Sandy Mush; two grandchildren, Danielle Allred (Todd) of Forest City and Travis Moore (Tiffany) of Ellenboro. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Emily Allred, T.J. Allred, Jackson Moore and Jordan Moore.
     The burial will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Due to inclement weather the committal service will take place in the Mausoleum with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating.
     Memorial donations are respectfully requested to the Adaville Baptist Church Youth Choir, 805 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC  28160.

      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

     Alma C. Stepp, age 86, of Ellenboro, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
     Born July 2, 1931 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Fanning Corn and Idell Hill Corn. Alma was a retired employee of the United States Postal Service. She was the widow of the late Seldon R. Stepp, also a USPS employee, who passed on July 15, 2013. They loved camping and traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway and cooking out. Alma also enjoyed church activities, singing in the choir and was most recently a member of the Caroleen Baptist Church. She also had a passion for sewing, crochet and knitting. She is gravely missed and beloved by her family.
      Survivors include one daughter, Martha S. Hodge and husband, William Bruce Hodge of Caroleen; two sons, Kenneth Earl Stepp and wife, Rebecca Farnsworth Stepp of Hendersonville and David Stepp and wife, Nelda Stepp of Cookeville, TN. She is also survived by one grandson, Travis Wayne Raxter of Washington D.C.
       At the request of the family, no formal services will be conducted.
       Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the cremation.

Malaki infant son of Lacey Henson and Dylan Coffey; stillborn Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
He is also survived by his maternal grandparents:
Chris and Tammy Henson,
Donnie and Pat Millwood.
Paternal grandparents
Gina Lane,
Rita Lane,
Kenny Lane,
Aunt; Chelsea Kinning and her husband Josh.
Uncles; Ryan Tilley,
Dominique Fernanders.

A Private Graveside service was held Friday February 9, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. at Eternal Hills Memorial Park with Reverend Jonathan Cobb and Reverend Brandon Wood officiating. McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.