By | January 21, 2020

Alice Shehan Rossman, age 81, of Cliffside, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

     Alice was born December 1, 1938 in Rutherford County to the late Alfred Glen Brooks and Mattie O’Neal Martin Brooks. She was a plant manager for D.E.B. Manufacturing for twenty-four years and worked for Stonecutter Mill before retirement. Alice was a member of Crossway Baptist Church and especially loved participating in mission projects to help underprivileged children. She had a heart for her family, for others and for God.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Rex Shehan and a second husband, Victor Herbert Rossman; grandson, Christopher Michael Biggerstaff; two sisters, Donnis O’Neal Morrow and Diane Mullinax; brother, Bobby Dean Brooks and sister-in-law, Betty Brooks.

     Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Crystal Beheler (Timothy Ellenburg) of Spindale and Kimberly Mercado (Miguel) of Forest City; two sisters-in-law, Mary Wilson (Ronald) and Shirley Shehan all of Rutherfordton; two brothers-in-law, Ray Shehan of Rutherfordton and Steve Mullinax of Forest City; three grandchildren, Jeffery Nanney, Cassidy Ellenburg, Cheyenne Mercado; special friends, Jose Ramirez and Joyce Ann Walker both of Forest City and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

     A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend L.W. Toney, Reverend Pherson Weatherman and Reverend Keith Vance officiating. 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.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Mr. Floyd Gilbert “Gib” McCurry, 95, of Golden Valley, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Houston House.

He was the widower of Madge Powell McCurry, and a son of the late Solon and Willie Smawley McCurry. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ivo McCurry and Glen “Tib” McCurry.

Gib worked for over 30 years at Breeden Poultry & Eggs. He was a WWII Army veteran and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Smokey Mountain Hogg Chapter of  the Harley Riders, and loved bluegrass music.

He is survived by his sons, Dale McCurry and Todd McCurry, both of Golden Valley; his daughters, Lisa Carter of Bostic, Ellen Herman of Marion, Kaythe McCurry of Golden Valley, Carolyn Burnett of Old Fort, and Barbara Bradley of Cross Hill, SC; a brother, Sherrill McCurry of Golden Valley; there are 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Golden Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Billy Bostic will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites rendered by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.

The Visitation will be from 12 pm until 1:45 pm Wednesday in the church fellowship hall prior to the service, and at other times the family will be at the residence of Lisa Carter, 315 Walls Church Road, Bostic.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service in in charge of arrangements.
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