Obituaries

Mr. Glenn Wiseman Butler, 81, of Ellenboro, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, Forest City.

He was the son of the late Guy and Ola Bailey Butler. Glenn was first married to Nina Bradley, and then married Betty Byars in 1981. He graduated from Sunshine High School Class of 1957. He served in the US Army as a paratrooper from September 1960 t0 July of 1964. Glenn loved to fish and work with wood.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lail Butler; his daughter, Melissa Brooks; a stepdaughter, Beth Limerick; a stepson, Steven Byars; his sister, Shirley Bailey of Forest City; there are 2 grandchildren, Bobbi Whelchel and Jordan Brooks; 4 stepgrandchildren, Amy Hirsch, Aaron Limerick, Hiromichi Byars, and Kazuto Byars; there are 5 great grandchildren and a step great grandson.

No formal services are planned.

The family requests any memorials to be directed to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of cremation service for Mr. Butler.


William “Roland” Easler, age 76, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland.

Roland was born April 26, 1942 in Cherokee County, SC, to the late Wallace Monroe Easler and Dolly Gibson Easler. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a plumber for most of his life, loved playing the guitar and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by one son, David Easler and daughter, Melissa Easler Stacey; two sisters, Melrose Easler, Pat Easler and brother, Gernard Easler.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Wallace Easler and wife, Jennifer of Mooresboro and Hoyt Easler of Rutherfordton; a daughter, Kay Bright of Chesnee, SC; three brothers, Wayne Easler of Greenville, SC, Jack Easler of Beaufort, SC and Bernard Easler of Cleveland County, NC; one sister, Sandra Marlene Pendley of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A private viewing and time of remembrance will be held at the funeral home.


William “Roland” Easler, age 76, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center-Cleveland.
Roland was born April 26, 1942 in Cherokee County, SC, to the late Wallace Monroe Easler and Dolly Gibson Easler. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a plumber for most of his life, loved playing the guitar and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by one son, David Easler and daughter, Melissa Easler Stacey; two sisters, Melrose Easler, Pat Easler and brother, Gernard Easler.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Wallace Easler and wife, Jennifer of Mooresboro and Hoyt Easler of Rutherfordton; a daughter, Kay Bright of Chesnee, SC; three brothers, Wayne Easler of Greenville, SC, Jack Easler of Beaufort, SC and Bernard Easler of Cleveland County, NC; one sister, Sandra Marlene Pendley of Ohio; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A private viewing and time of remembrance will be held at the funeral home.