Obituaries

Myra Jane Kelly,, age 52, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, September 9,2018 at her residence.

    Born December 25, 1965 in Rutherford County, she is the daughter of Karl and Martha Kelly of Caroleen and Maxine and Paul McKinney of Forest City. She was full of life and enjoyed reading, playing card games and adored her grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure in life was being with those she loved. Myra attended Riverside Baptist Church.
   
In addition to her parents, those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Heather Wilson and husband, Jason of Tryon and son, Keith Laughter and wife, Kimberly of Inman, SC; four sisters, Tina Kelly of Forest City, Melissa Greene of Spindale, Charlene Anderson and husband, Ron of Caroleen and Karla Towler of Forest City. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kinsley and Kyler Wilson; Adam and Keelen Laughter.  
    
A memorial service to celebrate Myra’s life will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ted Blankenship and Reverend Karl Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
    
Memorial donations are respectfully requested to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
    
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

Ms. Bonnie June McClain, 64, of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Hospice Of The Carolina Foothills, Forest City.

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


James “Jimmy” Goforth, age 72, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, September 10, 2018 at his residence.

Born August 2, 1946 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Mal Briscoe Goforth and Rosa Lee Barnes Goforth. He was a graduate of Chase High School and Cleveland Technical College. Jimmy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked for Fiber Industries for thirty years before retirement and was a faithful, dedicated and long-time member of Chase Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and Sunday School Director at the church and enjoyed woodworking. Jimmy loved his family and took great pleasure in spoiling his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda G. Goforth and brother, Jack Goforth.

Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Jamie M. Goforth and wife, Cynthia of Forest City; brother, Roy Lee Goforth and wife, Maxine of Cliffside; two granddaughters, Miranda Bridges (Jacob) of Shelby and Dena Stinnette (Thomas) of Mooresboro; four great-grandchildren, Calee Jolley, Laney Bridges, Carter Bridges, Ben Stinnette and a sister-in-law, Aretta Grant of Charlotte.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Chase Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Butler officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time in the church Fellowship Hall. A graveside service at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard will follow the service at the church. Mr. Goforth will lie in state from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Chase Baptist Church, P.O. Box 850, Forest City, NC 28043 or to the Sandy Mush Fire Department, 557 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043.