Jerry A. “Moose” Campfield, age 79, of Tanners Grove Road, Forest City, NC, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

Jerry was born November 2, 1939 in Rutherford County to the late L.B. Campfield and Helen Grant Campfield. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1958 and worked for Burlington Industries for many years. Jerry was a member of Harris First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Jane Harris Campfield.

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Barry Alvin Campfield (Emily) of Forest City and Jerry Brannon Campfield of Rutherfordton; brother, Joe Dean Campfield of Chesnee; six grandchildren, Shelby Cooper (Austin), Tiffany Campfield, Gage Campfield, Brannon Campfield, Dylan Campfield, Paige Campfield; six great-grandchildren, Carter Jane Cooper, Oliver Cooper, Maddox Gage Campfield and Paislyn Mae Williams.

Mr. Campfield requested that no formal services be conducted.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Ruth Bumgarner, age 80, of Bostic, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

Ruth was born April 30, 1938 in Cleveland County to the late Brantley Brackett and Nancy Pauline McNeilly Brackett. She worked for Broyhill Furniture for over twenty-seven years before retirement and was a member of Grace Missionary Methodist Church. Ruth enjoyed flower gardening, working on puzzles and picture books.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, J.H. Bumgarner, Jr.; three brothers, Harrill, Jerry and Donald Brackett and a great-granddaughter, Belly Causby.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Carol Smith (Michael)  of Collettsville, NC and Elaine Holland (Bill) of Golden Valley; son, Danny Bumgarner (Julie) of Sunshine; seven sisters, Louise Montgomery of Casar, Marie Hoyle of Casar, Diane Newton (James) of Shelby, Linda Shope (Lloyd) of Shelby, Jeannette Allen-McCurry (Loyd) of Casar, Marilyn Gantt (Ricky) of Shelby and Carolyn Shuford (Alan) of Longview, NC; two brothers, Ray Brackett and Steve Brackett (Trudy) all of Casar. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous special nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church with Reverend Lamar Hewitt, Reverend Eugene Bumgarner and Reverend Rodger Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.


Rachel Elliott

Rachel Womack Elliott, 89, of Rutherfordton, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at her home. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late George William and Julie Hollifield Womack. She retired from Rutherford Hospital.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Billy Dee Elliott.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Debbie Toney officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal service at the graveside.

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