Obituaries, April 25, 2013

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 01:09 AM
Briscoe Givens
BOSTIC — Briscoe John "BJ" Givens, age 89, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Harrelson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Givens.
Janice Waddell
WASHINGTON, DC — Janice Pruitt Waddell, age 69, died Saturday, April 13, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Satuday at Wells S[pring United Methodist Church. Burial will be private at a later date. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Pruitt Funeral Home and Cremation.
Betty Towery
Mrs. Betty Towery, 79, of Jonestown Road, Golden Valley, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at Hospice House, Forest City. 
She was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Geneva Poteet Whisenant, and was an active member of First Broad Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there. Betty authored several books dealing with genealogy and the history of Golden Valley and the surrounding communities. She had the distinction of serving as a constable in the Golden Valley in the early 70's. 
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Talmadge Towery; two daughters, Tamara Towery Grayson and Darla Sisk and her husband Donald, all of Casar; two sons, Dwight Towery and Michael L. Towery, both of Golden Valley; two sisters, Rama Quigley of Waukegan, IL, and Rachel McCurry of Forest City; three brothers, Dalton Whisenant of Black Mountain, Bob Whisenant of Charlotte, and David McCurry of Morganton; there are four grandchildren, Jonathan Grayson and his wife Kathy, Brandon Towery and his wife Hope, Christy Rochester, and Annisha Towery; there are three great grandchildren, Harley Looper, Ethan Grayson, and Torie Rochester; there are also two great great grandchildren, Kaylen and Hannah. 
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2013 at First Broad Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Bradley and Rev Kevin Towery will officiate.
No formal visitation is planned. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. 
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Rev. Orbie Dean Hutchins
MOORESBORO, NC — Rev. Orbie Dean Hutchins, age 55, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013. 
A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Orben and Margaret Mitchem Hutchins.
Left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Kimberly Calvert and her husband, Nathan of Hendersonville, NC; one son, Jesse Hutchins of Rutherfordton, NC; four grandchildren: one brother, Mark Hutchins of Michigan; and a number of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Arnold Hutchins as well as two sisters, Sheila and Marsha Hutchins.
A celebration of life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Polk County with Rev. Todd Laughter officiating.
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Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the family of Orbie Dean Hutchins.