Obituary

CASAR – Diane Jenkins Ward, 59, a native of Cleveland County, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Atrium Healthcare Cleveland surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born to the late John and Lula Smith Jenkins.

Diane leaves behind to cherish her memories her son, Jared Ward (Samantha); daughter, Casey Ward; two granddaughters, Chelsee Huss and Aria Ward; two sisters, Evelyn Scarborough and Josephine Ingram; one brother, Boyce Jenkins; five nieces, Christina Hope, Stephanie Pennington, Ashley Butler, Julia Austin and Brittany Scarborough; six nephews, Steven Blanton, Daniel McNeilly, Paul McNeilly, Bobby Jenkins, Brandon and Gary Scarborough.

She worked her whole life at Kendrion. She raised her children and absolutely loved and enjoyed being around her grandchildren. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Union Baptist Church, 3800 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC 28150. Visitation will be held after the services.

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


Ricky Gene Bailey, “Ric” age 64 passed away Friday November 2, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City, NC.

He gave his heart to Jesus in May of 2014. He is survived by his mother, Ada Bailey, two brothers, Ed Bailey, Jeff Bailey, one sister, Rhonda Watson (Gary), two nieces, Kelly Calton, Molly Watson, two nephews, Casey Watson, Tyler Flynn, and his longtime girlfriend, Lisa Owens.

Ric’s family is honored and thankful to have had him for his short 64 years. We all love him dearly. Some of his most precious moments were spent with brothers, Ed and Jeff and little Hot Rod. He was blessed with a multitude of friends whom he loved and they loved him in return.

Ric was especially blessed to have Lisa Owens as the love of his life and he was the love of hers.

He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, camp and golf. He loved to cook for anyone that would let him, always producing delicious results.

Ric will be missed by many, but he has finished the race.

A celebration of life will be held 3 PM Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 PM Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Crowe’s Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043.