By | January 1, 2020

Mr. Charles Toney, 84, of Shelby, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Adventhealth Hendersonville.

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


Walter Eugene “Gene” Hancock Sr.

December 3, 1943 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 76)

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Wednesday after 4:00 PM


Robert “Bobby” Bostic, age 70, of Forest City, NC, died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his residence.

     Bobby was born July 13, 1949 in Oregon to the late Robert L. Bostic and Mary Earley Bostic. He worked as a supervisor in plastic manufacturing for many years. Bobby worked for United Southern, A & E Plastics and Alpha Plastic Manufacturing. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Forest City and enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his family.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and Tommy Bostic.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Vickie Moore Gregory; three daughters, Melissa Bostic (Amy) of Bostic, Michelle Bostic (Craig) of Cliffside and Crystal Bostic of Rutherfordton; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Bostic of Forest City and Rose Marie Ferree (Paige) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and step-brother, Robert F. Bostic of Henrietta. He is also survived by a grandson, Jeffery Kyle Byars and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Tobeigh Byars.

     No formal services will be conducted.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Rachel Waters Swink, age 45, died Friday, December 27, 2019 at her residence after an extended illness.

     Rachel was born May 13, 1974 in Rutherford County to Vonnie Waters who resides in Rutherfordton and the late John Waters. She worked as a cook in the fast food industry, as a CNA and for R & D Weaving. Rachel was a member of Poors Ford Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, watching movies and listening to music. She especially loved spending time with her family.

     In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kevin Lee Swink; two infant sons, Austin Ray Swink and William Lee Swink and a special friend, David Reynolds.

     Besides her mother, she is survived by a son, John Swink of Ellenboro; two sisters, Shirley Keeter and Tammy Waters (Anthony Fitzgerald) all of Ellenboro; uncle, Frank Harris of Rutherfordton; three nephews, Anthony Ryan Fitzgerald, Jr., Ray Swink, Tim Lane and a niece, Paisley Ann Fitzgerald; cousins, Denise and Raymond Waters, Kayla and Kayman Powell, Judy Harris and Frank Robert Harris. She is also survived by two great nephews, Nathan Swink and Nicholas Swink.

     A memorial service will be conducted on a later date with Reverend Leroy Bridges officiating.

     Memorial donations are requested to Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1251 US Highway 221A, Forest City, NC  28043 to help defray funeral costs.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest registry is available at