By | September 14, 2019

Mr. Lee Hamrick Buff, 37, of Bostic, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

He was the son of Wayne Buff of Lawndale, and LouAnn Hamrick Slater and husband Thomas Slater of Shelbyville, TN. Lee was a rock and brick mason and worked for Piedmont LLC as a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death by a stepsister, April Slater, and his grandparents, Wellie and Margie Hamrick.

In addition to his parents, he was survived by his wife Jill Freeman Buff; his daughters, Morgan Spears and Ava Buff; his stepsiblings, Charles Slater and wife Autumn, of Poplarville, MS, and Matthew Slater and husband William, of South Lake Tahoe, CA; his aunts, Kitty Hoyle and husband Marvin, of Lawndale, Nancy Wages of Boiling Springs, and Louise Segar, of Icard; nieces and nephews, Ashley Slater and Colton Slater of Poplarville, MS, and Eva and Julian Slater of South Lake Tahoe, CA; his mother-in-law, Kathy Freeman of Bostic; his beloved Granny Fannie Hoyle of Golden Valley; his sister-in-law Amanda Wortman and husband Jud, of Casar, and their children, Emma Grace Wortman, Baxter Wortman, and Elena Jo Wortman.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund is being planned for Morgan and Ava, please make checks out to “SECU – Morgan Spears/Ava Buff”,????State Employees Credit Union, PO Box 1376, Forest City, NC 28043.

Washburn & Dorsey is in charge of arrangements.

Nhan Thi Lam, age 60, of South Broadway Street, Forest City, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

Nhan was born October 25, 1958 in Rach Gia, Vietnam. She owned and operated the Great China Restaurant in Forest City for many years. Nhan enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and loved to cook for her family. She was a sweet lady to all and loved very much by those who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of over forty-years, Dien Tang and her son, Nguyen “Dave” Tang of Forest City.

A private family ceremony to honor her life will be held on a later date.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.