Mrs. Louise Randall Edwards, 92, of Bostic, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Fair Haven Home, Bostic.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.


Gwendolyn Ballard Ledford, age 87, of Forest City, NC, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Oak Grove Healthcare Center.
     Gwendolyn was born October 25, 1931 in Rutherford County, to the late Henry Ballard and Nettie Martin Ballard. She worked for Burlington Industries for over thirty years before retirement and was a past member of Haynes Memorial Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Glenn, Earl, Eugene and David Ballard and a sister, Louise Burleson.
     Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughter, Rhonda Gibson and husband, Dwayne of Henrietta; sister, Frances Scarlata of Louisiana; three grandchildren, Dustin Williams of Asheville, Joshua Williams of Florida and Alex Williams of Spindale; two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Kolton Williams; her pet cat, “Blackie” and a number of nieces and nephews.
      The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jessica Godfrey officiating. Interment will follow in Caroleen-Avondale-Henrietta Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
      Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043 or the Alzheimer’s Association,
      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
An online guest registry is available at

Earl Bryan Guffey of Marion passed away on Tuesday August 13, 2019.  He was the son of the late Larry Guffey and Christine Harklerode Guffey. Besides his parents Bryan was also preceded in death by his brother, Todd Guffey.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of forty years, Ann Guffey, a son Jason Guffey and wife Andi Jo Edwards, a daughter Jessica and husband Eric Thomsen.  He leaves behind grandchildren, Jacob, Olivia, Moses, Zander, Ethan, Ariel and Lincoln and also his adopted family, Lizzy and Stephen Cate, Hunter, Riley and Peyton.  Bryan also leaves behind his brother Donald and Debbie Guffey, Richard and Lisa Guffey and sisters, Becky Fullenwider, Beth and Mitchell Wilson and a sister in law, Betty Guffey Smith and David Smith, and nineteen nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held by the family 2PM Saturday August 17, 2019 at Fellowship Holiness Church, 301 Deviney Street, Spindale NC, with Rev. Leon Brown and Rev. Bill Alley officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

 Online condolences may be made at  Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Earl Bryan Guffey.


Mr. Marshall “Butch” Kinchen, Jr., 69, of the Duncan’s Creek Community, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

He was the son of the late Marshall C. Kinchen, Sr., and Marie Hollis Kinchen, in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Clay Curtis Kinchen. Butch was a former State Trooper in Louisiana, and was a caretaker at Lost Arrow Ranch in the Duncan’s Creek community. He was well loved and will be missed by his many friends and family.

He is survived by his son, Scott Kinchen of Leesville, LA; his sisters, Ginger Young and husband Ross, of DeQuincy, LA, and Sherrye LeGleu and husband Alvin, of Thibodaux, LA; his 2 grandchildren, Ashlie Dunn and husband Cory, and Mitchell Alexander Kinchen; his daughter-in-law, Alicia Kinchen of LaCamp, LA; and his cherished friends, Mike and Jackie Price and many other North Carolina and Louisiana family and friends.

No formal services will be held.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


Cliffside- Naomi (Nana) Norville, 85, died peacefully in hospice care
on August 13, 2019. She was born June 22, 1934 to the late Herman
Norville and Grace Wilson Norville. She lived her best life and
enjoyed spending time with family and friends and volunteering at
Basic Christian Ministries.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers
Broadus and Vance Norville; two sisters Evelyn Tate and Gail Hogan.

She is survived by two brothers George Norville and wife Hilda and
Gene Oscar Norville; two sisters Osteen Sanders and Mavis Turner. She
will be greatly missed but heaven has received the gift of another
beautiful angle.

Family and friends of Naomi Norville are invited to her service at
Cliffside Baptist Church 12:00pm Friday, August 16, 2019 with a
one-hour visitation prior to the service. Officiating the service will
be Pastor Mike Elgin and Pastor Robby Hensley. Interment will follow
after the service at Cliffside Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to The Hospice of The
Carolina Foothills for their attentiveness and loving care.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Basic Christian Ministries
PO Box 207 Cliffside, NC 28024 and Cliffside Baptist Church Youth PO
Box 336 Cliffside, NC 28024

Arrangements are entrusted to Eggers Funeral Home of Cliffside.


Jeanette Dillon Zinselmeier, age 80, of Lake Lure, North Carolina passed away on August 13, 2019.

Jeanette was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dillon of Cincinnati, Ohio and the sister if the late Mrs. Eileen Martini of Shelton, Connecticut.

Jeanette was a 1961 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, graduating with a business degree majoring in marketing and statistics. Upon graduation, Jeanette worked in marketing research and was a real estate broker in Rochester, New York.

Jeanette married Jack Zinselmeier in 1963 and was his loving partner for 56 years of marriage, sharing an Air Force career and employment with the Eastman Kodak Company, living in San Paulo, Brazil; London, England and retiring to their mountain home in Lake Lure, North Carolina in 1995.

Jeanette is survived by her loving husband, Jack, her loving son, Jay, and several cousins and nieces and nephews in Connecticut.

No visitation; burial service will be private and interment in Arlington Gardens, Mt. Healthy, Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at


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