Obituaries

Bill Buchynski, age 67, of Forest City, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his residence. 
The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


 Mr. Donald Edward “Eddie” Russell, Jr.,63, of Ellenboro, died Thursday, October 25, 2018 at CHS Cleveland.
Eddie was born December 23, 1954 in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Donald and Betty Russell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Russell. He attended high school in Nitro, WV, as well as culinary school and was an accomplished chef and master brick mason. His life long vocation was that of a Minister. Eddie was a servant of God and ministered to many people throughout all aspects of his life; this included his current church, Rainbow Temple in Kings Mountain and Jesus Way Christian Ministries in Spindale, as well as numerous other churches and mission fields in the US and abroad.
Close friends summarized the life of Prophet Eddie Russell as follows: He was always there in times of joy and sadness, times of celebration and worry; always ready with a prayer and a word of encouragement; always ready with food and encouragement to the hungry, broken and downtrodden; he loved the outdoors, praising Jesus, singing old hymns and dancing in the Spirit; above all he loved the Lord and gave his life to Jesus; he loved his family and was an avid supporter of the children’s sports endeavors; Rita was his right hand; he was pawpaw to his precious grandchildren and loved his boys with all his heart. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Rita McDaniel Russell; his children, Jason Russell and wife Marva of Nitro, WV, Joshua Russell and Kellie of Ellenboro, and Jeremiah Russell, of Ellenboro; his grandchildren, Kendra, Breanna, Dylan, Jessica, Cassandra, Avery, Logan and Ryan; his sisters, Connie Russell and Patty Bailey of WV; his brothers, Douglas Russell and Charles Russell of WV, and Tommy Russell of Georgia.
The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Jesus Way Christian Ministries, Spindale. Pastor Helen Adams and Pastor Thomas Gibson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Visitation will be from 1:30 pm until 2:45 pm Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


Reverend Jerry E. Campbell, age 69, of Rutherfordton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was a native of Rutherford County and the son of the late Edward Lee Campbell and the late Annie Lee Campbell. He was a member of Piney Knob Baptist Church where he had served as pastor in the past. He had also served as pastor at Cross Memorial Baptist Church in Morganton, NC and at Montford Cove Missionary Baptist Church. In the last few years Jerry had served as assistant choir director and Sunday school teacher at Piney Knob Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son in law Jamey Arrowood.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty five years; Gladys Greene Campbell .

Two Daughters:
Robin Campbell Arrowood
Erin Campbell McSwain and her husband Heath.

One Sister:
Barbara Conner and her husband James

Four Brothers:
Bobby Campbell and his wife Linda Sue,
Donald Campbell,
Ronnie Campbell and his wife Marilyn,
Buddy Campbell and his wife Barbara

Four Grandchildren:
Chase McSwain, Peyton Arrowood, Jesse Arrowood and Turner McSwain

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at McMahan’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Piney Knob Baptist Church at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 28, 2018 with Reverend Michael Brown, Reverend Dr. Keith Stephenson and Reverend George Whitmire officiating. Interment will be at Piney Knob Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service in the sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to The Missions at Piney Knob Baptist Church at 1534 Piney Knob Rd. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills at P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043.  McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of the arrangements.


GROVER– Patricia Ann (Trapp) Andrews, 72, passed away on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She is predeceased by her mother, Elline Whaley Trapp and Father, Avory Trapp, both from Cullman Alabama.

Ann leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, Wayne Andrews from Arab, AL; Sister Kay Overton of Cullman, AL: Brother Jennerral Trapp and wife Brenda of Warrior, AL. Three children, son, Mark Alexander and wife Lynn of Arab, AL, daughter, Darlene Knox and husband Danny of Grover, NC, son, Rodney (Pete) Alexander and wife Connie of Cullman, AL., Tabitha Ferguson ( step daughter) and husband John of Arab, AL; Eight grandchildren: Brandon Jarrett and wife Tiffany, Blake Jarret, Leslie Farr, Daniel Alexander and wife Amy, Savannah Taylor and husband Justin, Hannah Vaughn Ervin ,Jonathon & Samuel Ferguson. Eleven great-grandchildren, Grady and Gunner Jarrett, Jade and Bailey Jarrett, Desmond, Josie, Hayden and Weston Farr, Layne and Bentley Taylor; one fur baby Scooter that she loved dearly; special friends, Gert Knox and David Mason.

She enjoyed dancing, anything outdoors, going to church, and cooking but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She will truly be missed!

Ann will lay in state from 1PM to 3PM, the funeral service will be held at 3PM on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at True Gospel Holiness Church, 1608 Shelby Rd., Kings Mtn, NC 28086 with Rev. LeAnn Chapman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate everyone donating to The Hospice House of Cleveland County. http://www.hospicecares.cc/

Arrangements are entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC of Boiling Springs, NC.