Jamie Leigh Conner formerly of Rutherford County died in Buncombe County, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Solace Hospice in Asheville. He was the son of Michael Ray Beheler (Cathy) and Cindy Conner Alexander (Joe).

In addition to his parents, Jamie is survived by six sisters; Kim Atkins (Brent) of Ellenboro, Crystal Reiding (Todd) of Winston Salem, Amanda Mann of Forest City, Jessica Alexander of Forest City, Gina Gowan (Tony) of Green Creek, and Denna Hoyle (Ricky) of Shelby, and six brothers; Chad Beheler of Forest City, Brad Beheler (Tiffany) of Indian Trail, James Alexander (Rebekah) of Mooresboro, Josh Alexander (April) of Rutherfordton, Joey Alexander (Amy) of Cliffside and Jeff Alexander (April) of Rutherfordton. Jamie has special nieces, Kendal and Summer Beheler and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Jamie was engaged to the love of his life, Jennifer Michelle Elliott of Asheville. They shared a love for her daughter, Joy Elizabeth Wingo. He was the caregiver of Jennifer’s mom, Joyous Upton Jarrell. Family members say that “Jamie always knew how to put a smile on your face.”

Jamie graduated from Chase High School. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He attended New Bethel Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be held for Jamie at New Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. at the church. Reverend Greg Qualls and Reverend Terry Roach will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at the New Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.


James (Jim) V.  Tilley of Forest City, NC went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A native of Yancey County, he was born May 24, 1927 to the late Roy E. and Dora Sparks Tilley. He graduated from Clearmont High School in 1944. He was a WWII veteran serving in the European Theater. He lived during the years that were called “the greatest generation”. He retired from the (Clinchfield) CSX Railroad with 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 65 years Dot and sister, Joyce Tilley Fox.

After retirement Dot and Jim enjoyed going camping and to the beach, and especially going on bus tours throughout the US and Canada. Both were members of First Baptist Church of Forest City.

He is survived by two sons, Gregory and wife Rhonda of Mooresville and Rodney of Spindale and eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4PM at Crowe’s Mortuary in Rutherfordton with Dr. Tony Spencer and Mrs. Dianne Nelson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 3PM to 4PM prior to the service at the Mortuary. Interment will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2PM at Fairview Cemetery in Yancey County.

Online condolences at

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Tilley family.


Mildred Beane Bradshaw, age 95, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Tom Beane and the late Minnie Smith Beane and was a native of Caldwell County.  She attended Hudson  High School and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Mildred was preceded in death by eight siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years; Reverend Clifford Bradshaw.

Two Daughters:
Paula Scoggin and her husband Mike  of  Rutherfordton, NC,
Penny Lovelace and her husband Johnnie of Rutherfordton, NC

One Sister:
Dorothy Miller of Hudson, NC

Three Grandchildren
Matthew Lovelace, Heather McEntire, Rusty Scoggin

Six Great-Grand Children

The Graveside  service will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church; 224 Chimney Rock Road; Rutherfordton, NC 28139. An online guest register is available at McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy Chapman, 63, of Forest City, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

He was the son of the late John Junior Chapman and Georgia Lee Cogdell Chapman. Jimmy was a 1973 graduate of R.S. Central High School and retired from Southeast Power Company.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Chapman; his daughters, Amanda Byers and husband Elliott, of Rutherfordton, and Leslie Langley and husband David, of Bostic; his sister, Jo Ann Maloney and husband Johnny, of Sunshine; his brother, Harold Chapman of Forest City; and there are 3 grandchildren, Lucas Byers, Emma Byers, and Skylar Langley.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 8 pm Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online condolences


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 Mill, 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.
An online guest registry is available at        

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone