Obituaries – June 28

Betty Alice Canipe, 57, of Granite Falls, died Friday, June 26, 2020.

She was the daughter of Tom and Georgia Hudson Canipe.

She is survived by her spouse, Jackson Hudson; her daughter, Krystal Whitehead of Trinity; and her 3 sisters, Edna Hudson and Sue Hudson, of Casar, and Nancy Dennis of Forest City; there are 6 grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 1 pm Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Towery will officiate.

The Visitation will be from 1 pm until 4 pm Sunday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Mr. Marvin Melton, 87, of Bostic, died Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Holly Springs Rest Home.

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


Ruby Conner Hodge, age 94, of Rutherfordton, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center.

She was the daughter of the late Boney Simpson Conner and the late Daisy Mathis Conner. In addition to her parents Ruby was preceded in death by husband Shuford Jonas Hodge; daughter Brenda Dianne Vaughan; daughter-in-law’s Alma Hodge and Tammy Hodge, son-in-law Mike Vaughan; brother Herman Van Conner.

She was a native of Polk County and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:
Three Sons:
Roger A. Hodge
Larry S. Hodge and his wife Sondra
Ronnie C. Hodge
One sister:
Juanita McFalls
Three grandchildren
Three great-grandchildren

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020 at McMahan’s Funeral Home. The graveside service will be 11:00 AM Monday, June 29, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Polk County with Reverend Ronnie Hodge officiating.

Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Polk County. An online guest register is available at McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.