By | December 23, 2020

Dale Brent Ulrich

September 9, 1946 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 74)

No formal services are planned at this time.


Cathy Louis Hamrick, age 67 passed away at her home. A native of Shelby, NC she was the daughter of the late Louis M. Hamrick, Jr. and Sarah Stewart Hamrick.

Cathy was devoted to her family, and loved spending time with them enjoying the great outdoors. Especially  time spent on or around the water.

Left to cherish her memory are her companion, Charles Scruggs; one daughter, Sarah Brooke Sechriest; one grandson, Jackson Keller Earwood and a number of other relatives and friends.

A private service will be held by the family and Cathy will be laid to rest in Sunset Cemetery in Shelby, NC. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC.

Online condolences may be made at Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Cathy Hamrick.


Patricia Covington McDonald, age 80, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby.

     Pat was born August 3, 1940 in Rutherford County to the late Ralph Covington and Pearl Price Covington. She was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1958, and worked for Parker Hannifin for twenty-five years before retirement. Pat was a faithful member of Henrietta First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was actively serving in the children’s ministry. She enjoyed going shopping and visiting with her friends. Pat especially loved her family and spending time with her grandson, Jace.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, Jimmy McDonald.

     Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Jamie McDonald and wife, Kimberly of Forest City and grandson, Jace McDonald. She is also survived by a host of friends, cousins, nieces, nephews which includes a great niece, Johanna Allen of Forest City.

      A private graveside service will be conducted with Reverend James Johnson officiating. The body will lie in state from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday at the funeral home. A public celebration of life to honor Pat will be held on a later date.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at


oseph Jones

March 12, 1936 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 84)


Joseph Jones age 84 of Rutherfordton, died Monday, December 21, 2020 at his home.  Joe was the son of the late William Jones and Martha Jones and a native of Alabama.  He  was the owner of Joe Jones Auto Sales.  Joe was an U S Army veteran.  He is survived by his wife Barbara Jones and

Survived by His Son Eric Jones; daughter Jody Bremenkamp ( Stephen) step children, Danny Mack(Linda) Penny Beneway ( Jeff Trost) Wendy Davis, Sandra Foley ( Brian), Tammy Mack.

8 Grandsons, 6 Great grandchildren

One brother James Jones.   No local services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Hospice of Carolina Foothills; P O Box 336; Forest City, NC 28139.

McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.