By | January 23, 2020

Mary “Granny” Weast, age 96, of Rutherfordton, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at her residence while being surrounded by her family.

     Granny was born August 6, 1923 in Rutherford County to the late Elijah Greene and Hester Conner Greene. She worked at Fieldcrest Mill-Alexander Plant for many years and was a member of Wilson Baptist Church. Granny enjoyed reading her Bible and had read it through twenty-three times. She was dedicated to her family and loved each one dearly.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Weast; four brothers, Furman, Leroy, William and Charles Greene and a sister, Lucille Dobbins.

      Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Joyce Johnson (Bobby) and Elizabeth “Lib” Ledbetter (Dewitt) all of Forest City; son, Frank Weast of Rutherfordton and four of seven grandchildren which she raised as her own, Robbie Weast (Jane), Brian Weast (Carrie), Dustin Weast (Emily) and Christen Michaels (Keith). She is also survived by grandchildren, Sherrie Moore (Jay), Christy Cooper, Michael Ledbetter; fourteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her beloved pet cat, Tom.

     The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Wilson Baptist Church with Reverend John Edwards and Reverend Billy Bostic officiating. Interment will follow at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

      Memorial donations are requested to Harrelson Funeral Home, 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 www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com

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Jimmy Hawkins, age 77, of Caroleen, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his residence.

     Jimmy was born March 6, 1942 in Rutherford County to the late Paul T. Hawkins and Madeyline “Matt” Scruggs Hawkins.  He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1960 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked in textiles for many years and retired from Reeves Brothers Mill.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of forty-six years, Agnes Hawkins and sister, Jo Ann Hollifield.

     Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Nigel Hawkins (Melissa) and Lonnie Hawkins (Dena) all of Caroleen; brother, Tim Hawkins of Caroleen; three grandchildren, Amanda Sherbert (Chris), Madeyline Hawkins, Cameron Hawkins and four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Addison, Joe and Brodie.

      The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bo Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. 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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Kathryn Moorhus, 76, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Albert Moorhus; two daughters, Cynthia and Brigitte; sister, Carolyn Hill.

She was preceded in death by her dad James Otho Honeycutt, mom Mary C. Jenkins Honeycutt and sister Marilyn Branch.

Services will be private for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Plain View Baptist Church, 239 Jim Lovelace Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

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GASTONIA – Mollie Elaine Austin, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC of Boiling Springs, NC
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SHELBY – Jason Marvin Ayers, age 40, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC of Boiling Springs, NC.