Obituaries, January 19, 2013

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 12:16 AM


Jim Goode
RUTH — Jim Goode died Friday, January 18, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Iris Newton
FOREST CITY — Iris Moore Newton, age 86, died Friday, January 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Union Mills Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Crowe's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Willard "Buck" Allen
Charles Willard "Buck" Allen, age 86, of Pilgrim Road, Ellenboro, North Carolina, died Friday, January 17, 2013, at Hospice of Cleveland County in Kings Mountain.  
He was born March 25, 1936, in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Roscoe and Minnie Allen. "Buck" as he was always known, was a faithful member of Florence Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Virgil Webb Sunday School Class. He was a devoted husband and father, a former member of the Forest City Jaycees and Boy Scout Leader. Buck retired from Liberty Life Insurance Company where he was an agent and he served his country with distinction in the United States Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McCurry Allen of the home, a son, C. Roger Allen and wife, Karen of Mt. Pleasant, SC, a daughter, Dottie Allen Wilson of Mooresville, NC, and two sisters, Louise Holland and husband, George of Forest City and Mary Earley of Penscola, FL. There are also two grandchildren, Bristol Taylor and Anne -Taylor Allen Hand, and great-grandson, Lium Wilson.
The funeral will be held at three o'clock Sunday, January 20, 2013, in the Florence Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. A visitation will be held at the church from two until three o'clock, prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to Florence Baptist Church, 201 South Broadway Street, Forest City, North Carolina 28043. 
The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at
Homer C.  Mills
Homer C.  Mills, age 88, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.
He was the son of the late Dillard & Daisy Mills and a native of McDowell County. Homer was of the Baptist Faith.  
He was preceded in death by three brothers; Frank, Lawrence and Glen and three sisters; Julie, Annie and Birdell.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie H. Mills; two sons, Charles D. Mills and his wife, Connie of Rutherfordton, NC, Tommy D. Mills and and his wife, Deborah of Seneca, SC; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A private funeral service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ad Hopper officiating. Interment will be at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P O Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.  
A guest register is available at 
McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.