Obituaries

 Nancy Hewitt Rutland, 91, passed away at her home on July 9, 2019. She went to be with her Lord and her loved ones that were waiting for her with open arms. She was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Hewitt and Annie Reep Hewitt.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband John Thomas Rutland, Sr. one son John Thomas Rutland Jr., one daughter Alecia Rutland, four brothers Bill Allen, Jack Allen, Jasper Hewitt and Ken Hewitt, two sisters Doris Hewitt and Kathleen Hewitt Parkherst.

She is survived by her son Kenneth “Pete” Rutland and his wife Joyce Z. She will be greatly missed but left us with many precious memories.

Graveside service will be private.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.eggersfuneralhome.com

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Frances Teaster Ledbetter, age 91, of Forest City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Fair Haven of Forest City.  Frances was born on September 26, 1927 to the late George Ivy McSwain and Bessie Ramsey McSwain. She was a graduate of Tri-High, class of 1944 and a longtime member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.  Frances was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She previously worked as a private caregiver, foster parent and co-owned an appliance business for many years with her first husband, Clyde Teaster. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by two husbands, Clyde Teaster and Roy Ledbetter, sons Roger Teaster and Kenneth Teaster; daughter, Brenda Teaster and a granddaughter Angela Ashe.
     Those left to cherish her memory are daughter-in-law, Beth Teaster of Mooresboro, stepdaughters, Donna Larch (Larry) and Janice Faucett all of Boiling Springs SC and stepson, Gerry Ledbetter (Lesa) of Rutherfordton NC;  granddaughter Lisa Teaster Childers (Randy) of Forest City NC, grandsons Dwight Martin (Lisa) of Little Elm, Tx , Mark Teaster of Mooresboro, NC ,  and Wayne Teaster (Jessica) of Escondido, Ca; step- grandchildren, Stephanie Henson Morgan (Rick) of Columbus NC, Ivan Henson (Heather) of Boiling Springs SC, Tasha Cooper of Campobello, SC and Brandy Cooper of Campobello, SC , Jonathon Ledbetter (Kayla) of Rutherfordton, NC, and Amanda Ledbetter of Rutherfordton; 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with Reverends Kenny Weaver, Billy Poe Jones and Joey Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. At other times they will be gathered at the home of Beth Teaster.
     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com   
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Sheila Mae Harrington, age 87, of Lake Lure, NC passed away on July 10th 2019 at the Life Care Center in Hendersonville, NC.
Sheila was the daughter of the late Joseph Lawrence and Dorothea Eugenia Connelly. Sheila was a lifelong teacher retiring from Wayne County Schools in New York where she was a Reading Specialist. She received the Teacher of the Year Award in addition to the Golden Apple Award for her Excellence in Teaching. She attended Geneseo State and St. John Fisher College where she completed a Master’s Degree.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Erin Welty and Colleen Welty; longtime companion Dexter Deeley; and brother Terrance Connelly. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Ann Welty.
A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday July 15th 2019 at Life Care Center 400 Thompson St. Hendersonville, NC 28792.
The family will receive friends following the service. Sheila’s ashes will be scattered at her beloved home in Lake Lure, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.
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Billie Jo Waters Reece, age 42, of Mooresboro, NC, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at her residence.
    
 Billie Jo was born October 27, 1976 in Rutherford County to Billy Waters who resides in Forest City and the late Regina Sprouse. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School, class of 1994 and graduated with honors from Isothermal Community College. She worked as a CNA for several years and was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Billie Jo was known for her creativity and enjoyed spending time with her family and going on camping trips.
   
 In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of nineteen years, Ronald D. Reece; three daughters of the home, Kaitlyn Reece, Jessica Reece and Chelsey Reece and one brother, Kenny Waters of Mooresboro.
   
  A funeral service will be conducted at 3  p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
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