Obituaries, September 29, 2013

Obituaries reported on Saturday.
Sep. 29, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Mildred McAbee

Mildred Louise Ford McAbee age 74 died on September the 28th 2013.  Mildred worked for Burlington Industries at the J. C. Cowan location.  She was the daughter of the late Manley and Bessie Kuykendall Ford. 

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Carol Deaton and husband Eddie of Forest City, Karen Lail and husband Rusty of Forest City, Deb Elmore and husband Harvey of Belmont, Rita Hudson and husband Brian of Golden Valley, Sister Beulah McEntire and husband Gene of Mt. Holly.  Seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband Kenneth McAbee and her siblings; Ralph Ford, Eugene Ford, Furman Ford, Lillian Ellenburg, and Gertrude Thomas.

Services will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday October the 1st 2013 at Forest Lake Baptist Church with the Reverends Wayne Toney and Billy Boone officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church.  Burial will follow at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Forest Lake Baptist Church 292 Forest Lake Rd, Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.

 

 

 

Rev. Rick Waters 

Reverend Rick Waters, age 52, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Rick was born September 10, 1961 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Lewis Waters and Elizabeth Greene Waters. He owned and operated Home Solutions a home improvement business and worked for the Magnolia House. His passion was preaching the Word of God and doing God’s Work. He was an ordained minister and a faithful member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness. Rick taught the adult Sunday school class and worked with the youth at the church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Waters and Joe Waters.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-six years, Cathy Waters; son, Paul Waters of Rutherfordton; four brothers, Carl Waters and wife, Diane of Spindale, Jimmy Waters of Ruth, Wade Waters and wife, Ann of Spindale and Troy Waters of Forest City; four sisters, Jeannette Beck of Forest City, Mary Conner and husband, Robbie of Ruth, Lisa Goode of Forest City and Donna Hardin and husband, Curtis of Rutherfordton. He is also survived by twenty five nieces and nephews and twenty-five great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church with Reverend Leon Brown and Reverend Bobby Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations are suggested to Harrelson Funeral Home, 1251 US Highway 221A, Forest City, NC  28043 to help defray funeral costs.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Dewey Butler

Dewey “Buck” Butler, age 83, of Henrietta, NC, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

Dewey was born November 26, 1929 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Haskin Butler and Lucille Ledford Butler Latty.  He worked in textiles most of his life and was a member of Chase Baptist Church. Dewey enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Latty.

Survivors include his sister, Edna Moore of Union, SC.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Scott Butler officiating.  Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Angela Parker

Angela Kay Parker, age 53, died Thursday, September 26, 2013. The family will have a private celebration of her life. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.