Obituaries

Spindale, NC

Mrs. Bethany Hollar entered this world on December 27, 1934 and passed peacefully from it while being cared for at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills on June 08, 2018.

Bethany lived a life filled with love of family, gardening, collecting everything and helping neighbors any way she could. Her heart had well outgrown her small size. Known for being feisty and stubborn; her fiery red hair made her well known and loved.

She has now joined her husband, Alan Hollar and sons, Mark and Chris who all left to soon. She leaves to cherish her memory one son Anthony Hollar, daughters-in-law Patti, Marty and Diane, grandchildren Eric, Shawn, Amy, Jason, Julie, Jessica, Zack and Dawn. She is also survived by a number of great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Two services to celebrate her life will be held, the first at 7 PM on June 14, 2018 at Father’s Vineyard Church 724 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC 28160 and the second at 7:30 PM on July 01, 2018 at Anna Maria Dream Inn 2502 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the hospice facility of your choice.

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Bethany Hollar.


Clifford “Bud” Martin, age 81, of Mooresboro, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.

He was the son of the late George Reed Martin and the late Cora Poole Martin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Bailey Martin and a brother Carl William Martin.

Bud was a farmer and a member of Fork Creek Baptist Church. He was a native of Polk County.

Survivors include:

Four Sisters:
JoAnn Eldokroury and her husband Mohamed of Spartanburg
Janice Ayers and her husband Wilburn of Caroleen
Frances Jones and her husband Drury of Ellenboro
Patricia Kasper and her husband Wayne of Arden

Two Brothers:
James Martin and his wife Thelma of Fletcher
J.B. Martin and his wife Brenda of Chesnee

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McMahan’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Fork Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 15, 2018 with Reverend Billy Cogdell officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will be at Fork Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Mills.

McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.