Obituaries, December 6, 2012

Dec. 06, 2012 @ 12:44 AM


Joel Ledbetter
MOORESBORO — Joel Dean Ledbetter, age 73, died December 4, 2012. No formal services will be held. Harrelson Funeral Home is caring for the family of Mr. Ledbetter.
Mattie E. King
ANN ARBOR, MI — Mattie E. King, age 91, died Saturday, December 1, 2012. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service. Body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Interment in the Wheat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
David Root
LAKE LURE – David Warne Root, age 70, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  Donations may be made to the Lions Club of Lake Lure. Crowe's Mortuary and Crematory is assisting the family.
Hazel Jean Parton
Hazel Jean Parton, 78, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away on December 3, 2012.
She was born August 12, 1934, in Rutherford County, NC. Hazel was the daughter of Verno and Mary Jane Parton. She graduated from Rutherfordton-Spindale High School and Emmanuel College. During her career Hazel worked as a bookkeeper at East North Street Baptist Church in Taylors, SC and at Par-May Wood Products in Rutherfordton, NC. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. Hazel was always a ray of sunshine, loving her family, friends, gardening and animals.
Hazel is survived by a son, Kent Stephens, daughter-in-law Pam Reynolds Stephens, and a daughter, Janet Stephens; two grandchildren, Brandon Stephens and Michaela Stephens Taylor. She is also survived by her step-mother, Nelle Parton and siblings, Nell Earley, Carl Parton, Reuben Parton, Juanita Rigdon, and Wanda Mayo. 
Hazel was predeceased by her mother and father; a sister, Geraldine Lammonds; and a brother, Rudolph Parton.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 6 at 3 p.m. at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church located at 2466 Cove Road, Rutherfordton, NC.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Feed The Children at P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.
Crowe's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements
Online condolences at