FOREST CITY – Edna Grace Bailey West, 71, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She is predeceased by her parents, Walter and Minnie Blackwell Bailey.

Grace leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband of 54 years, William West; five children, Leon West (Terri), Reba Dixon (Joe), Bobby West (Marsha), Bill West (Audrey) and Billy West (Sonja); fourteen grandchildren, Matthew West, Haley Shepheard, Ashley Kimbrell, Chris Kimbrell, Jessica Hollifield, Joseph Dixon, Josh Dixon, Jennifer Dixon, Broady Dixon, Christian West, Paige Walker, Mark West, Bill West and Amanda West; fifteen great-grandchildren, Braydon, Hunter, Logan, Lawson, Landon, Opal, Riley, J.R., Abby, Peyton, Bentley, Haden, Chelsey, Destiny and Emma; three sisters, Ann Helton, Hazel Smith and Gladys “Punty” Wilson.

Grace worked at Stonecutter Mills as a Spinner for most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will truly be missed by all of those who knew and loved her.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church, 301 Deviney Street, Spindale, NC 28160 with Pastor Leon Brown officiating. Receiving of Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church or at her home at other times before the day of the Service.

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


Mr. Joe Carter, 79, of Cliffside, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at his residence.

He was the son of the late Hasten and Delores Wright Carter, and was also preceded in death by his brothers, James “Smiley” Carter and Thomas Albert Carter. Joe attended Fruitland Bible Institute, and was very dedicated and faithful to his church, he had recently been attending Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church. He had retired from Dicey Fabrics.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Carter; his daughters, Delores Hamrick and husband Gary, of Ellenboro, and Donna Schwind and husband Robert, of Johnson City, TN; and his sister, Mattie Green of Bostic.

The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Lane will officiate. Burial will follow in the Smith Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Visitation will be from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.

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


 Melissa “Missy” Mae Greene, age 47, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her residence in Spindale, NC.  Missy was born on March 22, 1972 and was a native of Rutherford County. 
        Missy was preceded in death by her sister, Myra Jane Kelly. She was the daughter of Maxine McKinney and stepfather, Paul McKinney of Forest City.  Missy is survived by her two children; Justin S. McKinney (Kindra) of Caroleen, and Shelby D. McKinney of Shiloh.  Missy leaves two sisters, Charlene Anderson (Ron) of Caroleen, and Tina Kelly (Michael Heartford) of Forest City; along with five nieces and nephews. 
        Missy worked as a grill cook/waitress.  She enjoyed her pets and time spent with her children and family.  She enjoyed spending time on the riverbank, working puzzles and board games. Missy was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. 
        A memorial service will be held at Riverside Baptist Church on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ted Blankenship officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Abounding Grace Ministry at P.O. Box 361, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
       Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is providing the services for the family.


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