Obituaries, May 17, 2013

May. 17, 2013 @ 12:49 AM
Mildred Horn Ledbetter
MOORESBORO — Mildred Horn Ledbetter, age 74, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. No formal services are planned. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Ledbetter.
 
Joey Ferguson
Joel (Joey) Dean Ferguson, 54, of Spindale Street, Spindale, NC, died May 15, 2013, at his residence. 
Joey was born January 21, 1959, in Rutherford County. He was a disabled veteran from the United Stated Marine Corps. 
Joey was preceded in death by his father William Carson Ferguson, Sr. 
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna Nanney Ferguson. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Eulene Ferguson; brothers Billy Ferguson and wife, Joyce, and Jerold Ferguson; sister, Janice Ferguson Summers; children, Clay Ferguson and wife, Kristin, Jennie Reynolds and husband, Derek, Crissy Coffey and husband, Leonard, Matt Ford; grandchildren Jordan Ferguson, Jaylee Reynolds, Kanean Smart, Malakai Ford, Paisley Coffey, Adrian Reynolds. 
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at Crowe’s with Dr. Keith Stephenson officiating. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Crowe’s. Military Honors will be provided by Rutherford County Honor Guard. 
Memorial donations are suggested to Rutherford County Disabled Chapter 25 DAV, PO Box 149, Forest City, NC 28043 or Second Baptist Church, 191 Green St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
Online Condolences: www.crowemortuary.com
 
Vicky Whitaker Melton
Vicky Whitaker Melton, age 63, of Stanley, NC, died Wednesday, May 14, 2013, at her residence. 
Vicky was born January 30, 1950, in Rutherford County, NC, to the late William Worth Whitaker and Josephine McAbee Whitaker.  She was a faithful pastor’s wife for many years. She also worked for Bali Manufacturing and Gaston Memorial Hospital for several years.  She was a member of Horizon Baptist Church of Gastonia and was an avid reader and enjoyed teaching children’s Sunday School classes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Whitaker and one sister, Sherry Stenchcomb. 
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Alvin Melton, Jr.; one daughter, Angela Burgess and husband, Bobby of Gastonia; three sons, Alan Melton of Gastonia, NC, Travis Melton of Gastonia and Chad Melton and wife, Kristie of Hendersonville; one brother, Joe Whitaker and wife, Pat of Rutherfordton; two sisters, Phyllis Robertson and Tina Cooper both of Forest City. She is also survived by twelve children and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Brother Joe Whitaker and Reverend Bryan Ezell officiating.  Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC  28054 or to Horizon Baptist Church, 142 Royal Oaks Lane, Gastonia, NC 28056.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Melton.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com
 
Troy Donald Cash
Troy Donald Cash, age 73, of Forest City, NC died Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Troy was born September 16, 1939, in Spartanburg County, SC, to the late Troy H. Cash and Nell Ingle Cash. He worked for Michelin Tire for 24 years before his retirement. He was a longtime member of Arrowood Baptist Church and was an avid fisherman. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Dean Cash.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Selena F. Cash; one son, Michael Cash and wife, Rita of Forest City; two daughters, Debbie Conner and husband, Charlie and Karen Denise Holubek and husband, Mike all of Forest City; two sisters, Janice Lussardi of Brownstown, Michigan and Kathy Covington and husband, Jimmy of Ellenboro; two nieces, Amanda Covington of Fort Mill, SC and Lisa Workheiser of Flat Rock, Michigan; and one nephew, Craig Lussardi of Pelzer, SC.  He is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Robert Harris and Reverend Mike Cash officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. At other times they will gather at 168 Countryside Drive, Forest City.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043 or to Temple Baptist Church, P.O. Box 368, Henrietta, NC 28076.
Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Cash.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com