Annie “Lou” Hodge, age 81, of Forest City, NC died Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Fair Haven Home of Forest City.

Lou was born June 30, 1937 in Rutherford County to the late Thomas Lee Ramsey and Idella Wood Ramsey. She received her Associates Degree from Isothermal Community College and worked at ICC as a receptionist for many years before retirement. Lou was a former member of Westside Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly and provided child care for many of her nieces and nephews during their growing up years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Bobby Hodge; two brothers, Ben and Roy Ramsey and five sisters, Lena Smith, Irene Hutchins, Katherine Hutchins, Mary Beheler and Hazel Lowery.

Those left to treasure her memory include her son, Tommy Hodge and wife, Sharon of Ellenboro; sister, Lois Payne of Mooresboro; grandson, Clay Eaves of Ellenboro and great-granddaughter, Payton Eaves.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Eric Yelton officiating. Interment will follow in Eternal Hills Memorial Park.


Anthony “Tony” Mazza, age 84, of Chesnee, SC died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice.

Tony was born July 24, 1934 in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Thomas Mazza and Clara Sopo Mazza. Tony worked as a merchandise stocker at Ingles and for Wal-Mart for many years and was of the Catholic faith. As a young man, he worked for his parent’s Italian restaurant in New Jersey. He loved spending time with his grandkids and serving as a volunteer at Mary Black Hospital. Tony also enjoyed listening to opera music.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his son, Calvin Teseniar; brother, Joseph Mazza and two sisters, Josie Winkles and Millie Kirby.

Those left to treasure his memory include his wife, Shirley Greene Mazza; three daughters, Kim Mazza of Utah, Carolyn Gurung of Cliffside, Helen Price and husband, Billy of Mooresboro; son, Danny Mazza of Chesnee and a sister, Angela Gambacort of Tom’s River, New Jersey. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Harrelson Funeral Home with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating.

Memorial donations are requested to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.



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