Margaret Putnam Green, age 81, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 24, 2019.
     Margaret was born September 22, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late James William Silver and Dollie Byers Silver. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1958 and a homemaker. Margaret was a long-time member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, choir leader and sang in the church quartet. She enjoyed reading and working on word search puzzles.  Margaret’s passion in life was taking care of her family.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Woodrow Putnam, Jr. and second husband, James Wade Green; two sons, Gary Wayne Putnam and Danny Putnam and many brothers and sisters.
      Those left to treasure her memory include her daughter, Robin Cole (Ed) of Sandy Mush; one son, Jackie Putnam (Joy) of Cliffside; eight grandchildren, Shane Powell, Stephanie Hoyle (Chad), Sarah Koone (Brian), Shannon Owens (Josh), Courtney Putnam, Daniel Putnam (Taylor), Lindsey Putnam, Chasity Putnam and nine great-grandchildren, Shana Hoyle, Stephen Hoyle, Blaine Pruett, Aubrey Pruett, Zachary Powell and Mackinzie Powell, Maria Koone, Jesse Koone and Jake Owens.  
      The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Goodes Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry White, Reverend Chad Hayes and Reverend Glenn Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
       Memorial donations are requested to Goodes Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 720, Cliffside, NC 28024.
      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

JoAnne Wanciak, age 85, of Cardinal Rd. Rutherfordton passed away Sunday at her home. JoAnne was a native of Polk County, a member of Sandy Plains ARP Church, the daughter of the late Edwin Erskin Constance and Adelina Pittman Constance and widow of the late William “Bill” Wanciak.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sons Herbert Neil and Michael Scott as well as brothers Kenneth, Neil and Ernest Constance.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Steve Rutterbush and wife Rhonda, grandchildren Tim, Angel, Blake and Sara Dula, brother Jamie Constance and wife Marsha and sister Myrna Edwards and husband Danny.

Graveside services will be held at Sandy Plains ARP Church at 10 AM Tuesday May 28.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Caroina Foothills P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Wanciak family.


Ms. Summer Cheyenne Painter, 27, of Ellenboro, died Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Atrium Health Cleveland.

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


Benjamin Franklin McDaniel, a Retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, born on December 27, 1930 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina to Ruth Cynthia Robertson and James Roland McDaniel. He was raised by his adored foster parents Ira and Daisy Noblitt. He was peacefully called home on May 24, 2019 at his home in Royse City, TX.

He joined the United States Air Force in 1948 where he served 20 active years and 10 years reserved, he retired in 1978. He served during the Cold War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served 1 year in Hawaii, before it was a state, he did two tours in England and served 1 year in Thailand. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Air Force Sergeant Association.

He was an avid bowler and proprietor in the bowling business for over 40 years. He served as the Assistant Fire Chief at the Fairfield Mountains Fire Department in Lake Lure, North Carolina from 1981-1994 and was a retired charter member of the Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department. After serving 12 years he retired as Assistant Chief of Security of Fairfield Mountains. A couple of his most beloved outdoor activities included fishing and golfing with some of his closest friends and family. Baseball brought great joy to his life, from playing in his younger years to watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play, as well as enjoying major league baseball games. Above and beyond, his family was the greatest love of his life.

Ben was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Alice Marie McDaniel; father James Roland McDaniel; mother Ruth Cynthia Robertson; foster parents Ira and Daisy Noblitt; brother, Wilburn Curtis McDaniel; foster brother Henry Coleman Noblitt; grandson Joshua Franklin McDaniel; and great-great-granddaughter Roune Josephine Wright.

He is survived by his children: son David McDaniel and wife Rosie; daughter Suzi Haney; son Michael McDaniel; daughter Cindi Osborn and husband Wayne; and daughter Janice Wallace and husband Glenn.

He is survived by siblings: brother, William Marshall McDaniel and wife Sue of McKinney, TX; and foster sister Martha Jane Melton of Lake Lure, NC.

He is survived by grandchildren: David Michael Haney, Robert Justin Meade, Jessica Annette McDaniel, Casey Richelle Alexander, Michael Curtis Forman, Joshua Rodriguez, Bridgett Erin McDaniel, Michael Andrew McDaniel, Erin Renee McDaniel, Michelle Marie Watson, Brian Joseph Ownbey, Lauren Alice McDaniel, Jeff Monroe Ownbey,  Kristina Riley Osborn; great-grandchildren: Caitlin Danielle Alexander, Jazmine Rayann Wright, Devyn Michelle Hughes, Christopher Ryan Alexander, Shelbie Rea Haney, David Michael Haney II (Deuce), Caleb Michael Forman, Piper Meade, and Eli Gage Watson;  great-great-grandchildren: Charli Renee Wright and Henry Ellis Wright.

Funeral Services will be held 1 P.M. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Bills Creek Baptist Church, 1475 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 at the church.

Online condolences may be made at Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Ben McDaniel.


Shirley Elizabeth Helton, age 93, of Fair Haven Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she was born on June 20, 1925. 
She is proceeded in death by her husband, George Americus Helton Sr. 
Left to cherish her memories are her children George Helton Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Rutherfordton; Nancy Rochelle and husband, Mike, of Mint Hill; Jackie Walker of Rutherfordton; Gwen Goode and husband, Buster, of Rutherfordton; Peter Helton Sr. of Cary; Barry Helton and wife, Wanda, of Bostic; Darryl Helton and wife, Faye, of Lake Lure; Carole Leslie of Rutherfordton; Kevin Helton and wife, Jennifer, of Bostic; and Keith Helton and wife, Judith, of Rutherfordton. She also had 21 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2018 at Southern Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The burial will take place after the service at the cemetery.   A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Southern Baptist Church.
Services by Harrelson Funeral Home in Forest City.
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Bostic – Mrs. Jean O Crotts, age 88 passed away May 24, 2019 at Fairhaven of Bostic. She was a  native of Transylvania County NC.

Services are entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service of Boiling Springs.

Thomas Ralph Farr, age 73 of Crowe Dairy Road passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A native of Newnan, Georgia he was a supervisor in the textile industry, an avid fisherman, NASCAR fan, car enthusiast and a loving pet owner. Tommy was a member of First Baptist Church, Newnam, GA and later joined First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, NC.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sue Humphries Farr, two sons, Chad and Clint Farr, one sister, Nancy Addison and husband Glen, one brother, Jimmy Farr and wife Mary, two nieces, Julie Byrd and husband Jason, Cheyenne Power and husband Josh, two nephews, Zach Farr, Zeke Addison and wife Jenna, two great nieces and two great nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents H. Ralph Farr and Willie Ruth Newman Farr, as well as one brother Bobby Farr.

A celebration of Thomas’ life will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jim Whitlow and Rev. Chad Dillard officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 – 11 A.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Crowe’s Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Adaville Baptist Church Building Fund 805 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC 28160 or to The Community Pet Center 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City NC 28043.

Online condolences may be made at Crowe’s Mortuary 118 College Ave. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 is assisting the family of Thomas Farr.


David Norman Wallace of Rutherford County died Tuesday May 21, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, after a short illness. He was the son of the late Guy Worth Wallace and Effie Smith Wallace.  He was also preceded in death by nine siblings: Guy Wallace, Jr., Mary Wallace Medford, Wyman Leslie Wallace, Dorothy Wallace Osborne, Una Ruth Wallace Brackett, Clyde Lee Wallace, Betty Wallace Linder, Lewis Edward Wallace, and Margaret Christine Wallace Hughes. 
David is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Joyce Mathis Wallace; one brother, John Hix Wallace (Sandra) of Rutherfordton; a sister-in-law, Billy Joe Mathis Crook of Douglas, GA and his care helpers during his illness, David Linder, Kenneth Linder, Laura Linder, Nelson Hudgens, Betty Joe Mathis Crook, Rocky Guariello and Paul Hellebrand. 
During the fifty-six years of marriage to Joyce, they cared for fourteen dogs, and seventeen cats which were all rescue animals; all given to them.  Each of their pets were neutered or spayed.  Surviving is one dog, Shiloh and two cats, Tip and Tiger.
David was eight years old when he begin his paper route in Spindale and also set up the bowling pins at the Spindale House, before automation. He enjoyed bowling and was always ready for a golf game in his retirement.  David graduated from R-S Central High School in 1961 and earned his Associates degree from ICC.  He was a musician and played the bass guitar most of his life. David’s passion for music led him to travel with several bands
His employment included AGI, Fieldcrest Mills, New Cherokee Textiles, Lowes and later retired from Allied Die Casting.  He faithfully attended yoga and stretching classes at Life-Style Wellness and Spa. He especially enjoyed building new friendships while working out.
  He attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Forest City. David served on the committee for his 50th high school reunion and always attended their get-togethers.
     No formal services will be conducted in accordance with the family’s wishes.  
      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.