By | November 11, 2019

James Sanford Pfoutz Sr., age 76, of Rutherfordton, NC passed away at Mission Hospital on November 9th, 2019. James was the son of the late Carl Floyd Pfoutz and Dorothy Mae Woodmansee Pfoutz.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Marylin Phares Pfoutz; son James Pfoutz Jr. and his wife Trina; daughter Cynthia Pfoutz; grandchildren Amanda Morgan, AJ Pfoutz, Marybeth Pfoutz; great grandchildren Taylor Morgan, Zoey Morgan, James Baxter, Kathy Baxter, Adam Pfoutz; siblings Elaine St. Pierre, Rondo Pfoutz, Penny Jeffries, Jackie Jeffries, and Carl Pfantz Jr.

Services will be held on at 2:00PM Wednesday November 13th, 2019 at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. The family will receive friends one-hour prior at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


Larry Douglas Smith, age 65, of 794 Spindale St died Saturday at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

He was a native of Rutherford County and the son of the late Houston and Freda Smith, a graduate of RS Central High School and Isothermal Community College.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family.