Obituaries

Arnold James “AJ” Dimsdale
APRIL 13, 2019

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.
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Frances “Fran” B. Quinn, age 83, died Tuesday, April 12, 2019, at Fair Haven of Forest City.
Fran was born September 14, 1935 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Robert Glenn Blanton and Addie Mae Hutchins Blanton. She was a graduate of Harris High School, class of 1953. Fran also attended Isothermal Community College and proudly received her LPN certification in 1976. She worked at Rutherford Regional Medical Center twenty years before retirement. Fran was a longtime member of Caroleen Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Fran was an avid sports fan and followed the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves and NC State Wolfpack.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-eight years, Joseph Earl Quinn and a brother, Bob Blanton.
Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Rick Long (Jeannie) of Daytona Beach, Florida and Joe Quinn (Chris) of Rutherfordton; four grandchildren, Tammie Long, Jason Long, Abby Quinn and Samson Long. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Caroleen Baptist Church with Reverend Lanny J. Funchess and Reverend Allen Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at Harrelson Funeral Home.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted
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Mr. James Bryson McFarland, 86, of the Duncan’s Creek Community, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
He was the son of the late Hobert and Eula Ann Crowe McFarland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Arrie Irene Toney; his brothers, Guy McFarland and Fred McFarland; and his nephew, Keith McFarland. He retired from Boulevard Salvage in Charlotte, and was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church and was a Korean Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Huggins McFarland; his daughter, Susan Sands Edwards and husband Steve, of Mooresville; his 2 grandsons, Daniel Edwards of Mooresville, and Hunter Edwards of Clarksville, MD; his nephew Gary McFarland and wife Pam, of Whitsett; his sister-in-law Beatrice McFarland of Ellenboro; and niece Janice McFarland, of Ellenboro.
The Funeral will be conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Big Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Scott and Dr. Jim Richardson will officiate. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
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