By | December 24, 2019

Mr. Lloyd Vernon “L.V.” Greene, 80, of the Duncan’s Creek Community, died Monday, December 23, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

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


 “For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man.”    Ronald Reagan


Delorsie Delillian Shrewsbury Hunter, age 82, of Forest City, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Colonial Manor Health Care in Rutherfordton.

     She was born on January 27, 1937 in Mercer County, West Virginia to the late Audley Shrewsbury and Ardella Cooper Shrewsbury. Delorsie made her home in Vineland, New Jersey where she lived most of her life. She owned and operated a Window Fashion Designer Business in Vineland.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Ira Hunter; her grandparents; one brother, Clyde Denver Shrewsbury; sister, Marie Walls and a son, Larry Joseph Hunter.

     Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sandy Cerione (Frank) of Vineland, NJ and Vickie Eashus (Les) of Sandy Sanio Park, New Mexico. She is also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     She will Rest in Peace at the “All of That Cemetery” located in Elmer, NJ.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at


Benjamin Henry Wall, age 73, died Monday, December 23, 2019 while at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City, NC. A native of Rutherford County he is a son of the late Henry Ballas Wall and Louise Virginia Smith Wall. Benjamin was retired from A.G.I.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Deborah Ormand Wall, one son Eric Henry Wall, one brother Ronnie Wall and a number of other friends and relatives.

At Benjamin’s request no formal services will be held. Online condolences may be made at Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Benjamin Wall.


Walter Lee Gilbert Jr., 79, of Lake Lure passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills after a brave fight with cancer. Never the complainer he was at peace knowing he would soon be having a family reunion.

Walter was born in 1940 to Walter Sr and Ruth Gilbert in Forest city. After graduating from cool springs HS he went on to study at NCS. He was in fraternity Delta Sigma phi and continued to enjoy events with his brother. The loss of his father as an Air Force gunner in WW2 and his love of numbers chartered his path in aeronautical engineering.

After graduating college he met and married Marlene Brooks and had two children, Jonathan and Jenna. They were married for 16 yrs. His second marriage was to Magali who had two grown children, Mark and Michelle.

During his long career as a job shopper he worked on many important projects which he was very proud of. He lived in many different places and made friends wherever he roamed. Full of life and never idle in mind or body he always had a “project” going on. He was an example of if you work hard you get to play hard! His roots were always in NC and called it home.

Walter and Magali enjoyed many happy years and after retirement, they moved to Ecuador but after her illness his role quickly changed from not just a loving husband but to dedicated caregiver for 4 years until her passing in 2017.

Walter is predeceased by Walter Sr. Marlene and Magali. He is survived by his mother, Ruth Gilbert, whose relationship was so full of mutual love and devotion. His children Jonathan and Jenna and son in law, Kerry, who both in recent years relocated from FL to spend time with their cool, jolly Pops. His sister Linda and nephews Michael and David, step children Mark and Michelle, grand children who called him PaPa Wally, nephews and cousins and many loyal friends. He will be deeply missed.

Always having the travel bug he had many trips planned in his bag of tricks and his most recent was a trip to Ireland last year with friend Frankie. As a lifelong Christian and as he mellowed in later years his faith became richer. We feel he is on his greatest adventure and shag dancing in heaven.

A service will be held 2 P.M. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with a visitation for family and friends to follow.

Flowers or contributions to Veterans of foreign wars or veterans charity of your choice are both welcome.


Mary Jones White, age 84, of Bostic, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Oak Grove Healthcare Center.

     Mary was born October 26, 1934 in Rutherford County to the late C. E. Jones and Merlie Toney Jones. Mary was a graduate of Cool Springs High School, class of 1954 and worked twenty-nine years for Cone Mills-Florence Plant. She was an active member of Mountain View Baptist Church until her health declined. She was the leader of the Women’s Prayer Group and was a dedicated servant of the Lord. Mary also enjoyed reading and cooking for her family.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Charles Roy White; two sisters, Gale Jones and Patsy Clark; four brothers, Joe, Nollie, Clarence and Floyd Jones and a grandson, Timothy White.

     Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Ray White of Bostic, one sister, Dorothy Jones of Mooresboro; one brother, Harce Jones of Bostic and sister-in-law, Joyce Jones of Bostic. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher White, Charles White, Kaleb White, Rayanna Bailey and three great-grandchildren, Bransyn Bailey, Anna White and Izzy White.

     The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Wayne Toney and Reverend Clayton Hartsell officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.

     Memorial donations are requested to Mountain View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 240, Bostic, NC  28018.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at


Bertha Ann Ruff, age 77, of Rutherfordton, NC went home to be with the Lord on December 20th 2019.

Bertha was a retired textile worker, and the daughter of the late Lawton Dillie Ruff and Florence Hudgins Ruff. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Sandra Duncan, and Karen Ruff; grandson Adam Duncan; four brothers Troy Ruff, Ray Ruff (Jean), Joe Ruff (Shirley), and Bobby Ruff (Janet); one sister Faye Hodge; one nephew Steven Ruff; and one niece Leann Wilson (Derick). Services will be held on Sunday December 22nd 2019 at 2:00PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2190 Polk County Line Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756;

Burial will be private. There will be no formal receiving of friends. However, a viewing will take place 30 mins prior to the service. 

Donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 556 Helton Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Online condolences may be made at