Obituaries reported on March 6, 2014
Patty Ann Swafford Crotts
SPINDALE— Patty Ann Swafford Crotts, age 48, of Spindale, died February 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Pores Ford Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Robert S. Morgan Jr., Funeral Service Licensee L.L.C is serving the family.
Jennie Lee Thompson
RUTHERFORDTON— Jennie Lee Thompson, age 91, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at McMahan's Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton 264 N. Main Street Rutherfordton NC 28139. McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Ed Wright Scruggs
ALTAVISTA, VA.— Ed Wright Scruggs, age 82, of Altavista, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cliffside Cemetery. McKinney-Landreth and Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.
SPINDALE— Kenneth Williams, age 60, of Spindale, died February 27, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.
Bobby Kenneth Smith
Retired Army SFC Bobby Kenneth Smith, 80, of Winston-Salem, passed away on March 1, 2014 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House after a short battle with cancer.
He was born on February 13, 1934 in Stanly County, North Carolina to the late Claude Smith and Viola Williams Smith. Bobby married Peggy Crayton on July 23, 1955.
He served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1977 with 20 years of military service. Bobby was awarded numerous awards and decorations during his long military career, the most notable being two Bronze Stars earned during the Vietnam War.
At the time of his death, he was attending New Life Baptist Church in Advance, and before moving to Winston-Salem was very active in the church and community in Chimney Rock.
Bobby was a loving husband, father and grandfather and leaves behind many family and friends who were touched by his humor and thoughtfulness.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Crayton Smith, of Winston-Salem; daughter, Tari McDonald (Michael McDonald, deceased), of Clemmons; son, Todd Smith (Belinda), of Wesley Chapel; grandsons, Shawn McDonald of Winston-Salem and Zakary Smith of Chapel Hill; brothers, Melton Smith (Mildred) and Jim Smith (Esther) and sister, Mildred Shaver, of Oakboro; and godson, Reverend Rhett Thompson, of Panama.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.
A military graveside service and burial will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Mission Baptist Church Cemetery in Locust. The family will receive friends beforehand in the Mission Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. In addition, a memorial service to honor Bobby’s life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Chimney Rock Baptist Church in Lake Lure. The family will receive friends at the Church beforehand from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House or the Chimney Rock Fire Department.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Smith family.
Marjorie Harrison Motley
Mrs. Marjorie Harrison Motley, 87, of White Oak Manor, Rutherfordton, died Thursday, March 6, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late John and Lizzie Atchley Harrison. She was retired as a bookkeeper from Cowan Tire & Battery. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Citizens Group and a member of the United Methodist Women for 30 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Kay Jones of Ellenboro, and Debra Miller and her husband Wayne of Bostic; a son, Henry Stephen Motley of Bostic; there are five grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. David Hawkins will officiate.
The Visitation will be from 4 pm until 6 pm Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
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