Obituaries, February 09, 2013

Feb. 09, 2013 @ 12:57 AM


Rosa Gray
MILL SPRING — Rosa Paulette Gray, age 57, of Mill Spring, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The funeral service will be held on Monday at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Inman, SC. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Martha Crawford
SPINDALE — Martha “Susie” Crawford, age 58, died Thursday, February 7, 2013.
A gathering of family and friends to honor Susie will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Harrelson Funeral Home. Harrelson Funeral Home is caring for the family of Mrs. Crawford.
Lavonda B. Cates
FOREST CITY — Lavonda B. Cates, age 49, died Thursday, February 7, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, at the Grassy Knob Church Fellowship. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Cates.
Richard Brucksch Jr.
Richard Brucksch Jr, age 91, of Lake Lure, died Friday, February 8, 2013, at Hospice House. 
A native of Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Richard and Katherine Hoehre Brucksch. Richard was a retired Civil Engineer and Surveyor, and a member of Chimney Rock Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran, serving in WWII.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marilyn Moyer Brucksch of the home; daughter, Amy Elizabeth Brucksch and husband, John Malloy of Tryon; niece, Linda Hogan of Hampstead, MD; nephew, John B. Dixon of Hampstead, MD; and sister-in-law, Annette C. Gaston of Flowery Branch, GA.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, February 11, at Chimney Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Daggerhart officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Crowe's Mortuary is serving the family.