By | December 5, 2019

Jim Goodwin, Sr., age 74, of Forest City, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Hospice or the Carolina Foothills.

     Jim was born November 13, 1945 in Buncombe County to the late Ruby Evelyn Sinclair Goodwin. He was a graduate of R-S Central High School, class of 1963 and served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Jim was a welder most of his life and most recently worked for Thieman Steel Manufacturing in Ellenboro and South Co. Industries in Shelby. He attended Harmon Street Baptist Church and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and especially spending time with his family.

     In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Goodwin and a great-grandson, Lukas Goodwin.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Charlene Crook and husband, Terry of Gastonia; two sons, James Goodwin, Jr. and wife, Myra of Ellenboro and Douglas Goodwin and wife, Susan of Forest City. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

      A private family remembrance will be held on a future date.

     In lieu of flowers, 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 with cremation arrangements.

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RUTHERFORDTON – Sandra Doshie Owens Fox, 58, passed away at Hospice of Carolina Foothills on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, Willie Troy and Mildred Grace Huntley Owens; brother, William Rosco “Billy” Owens; two sisters, Mary Ann Owens Craig and Martina Owens.

Sandra worked at Don Caster – Tanner for most of her life. She attended Oak Springs Baptist Church and she loved playing card games. She will truly be missed by all of her family and friends.

Sandra leaves behind to cherish her memories her spouse, John Fox; one daughter, Brittany Fox; one brother, Clyde Owens (Kathy); three sisters, Marie Ingle (Rick), Brenda Thompson and Patricia Fumi (Larry).

No Services are planned at this time.

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

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Terry Lee Melton, 67, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Thelma J Allen Melton. He was a retired gauge setter for Timken and a member of Bible Tabernacle.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Betty Greene Melton; daughter Tonya Dianne Gordon; sons, Chucky Lee Melton, Aaron Thomas Melton and Joseph Daniel Melton; sixteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Randall Melton, Marshall Melton, Larry Melton; sister, Delane Cleveland. In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Melton and his beloved dog, Daisy Mae.

Funeral services will be held 1PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Bible Tabernacle, 207 US Hwy 64, Rutherfordton, NC . Interment will follow in Eternal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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