Obituaries, January 23, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 12:54 AM


Leonard Scot Gilliland
MARION — Leonard Scot Gilliland, age 48, died Monday, January 21, 2013. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Lion’s Club of Marion, 345 Park Avenue, Marion, NC 28752.
Margie Forney
RUTHERFORDTON — Margie Forney, age 72, died Friday, January 18, 2013. The funeral will be held Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Piney Ridge CME Zion Church in Union Mills. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Thompson's Mortuary and Chapel, Inc. is serving the family.
Joann Hawkins Hollifield 
Joann Hawkins Hollifield, age 65, of Trojan Lane, Forest City, NC, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at her residence.
Joann was born August 4, 1947, in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Paul T. Hawkins and Madelyne “Matt” Scruggs Hawkins who resides in Forest City. Joann was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1965 and a member of Sandy Mush Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed shopping, helping others and spending time with her grandchildren. She also attended Caroleen Baptist Church.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Steve Hollifield; sister in-law, Agnes Hawkins and one infant great grandson, Andre Moore, Jr.
Besides her mother, she is survived by, one son, Brian Hollifield and wife, Betty; one daughter, Stephenie Hollifield all of Caroleen; two brothers, Jimmy Hawkins and Tim Hawkins and wife, Kim also of Caroleen; five grandchildren, Tiffanie Spears, Tyler Spears, Brent Hollifield, Kelsey Hollifield, Rodney Deal; two great-grandchildren, Kadyn Spears, Keyanah Spears and a number of  nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Lanny J. Funchess officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. The body will lay in state at the funeral home during business hours on Wednesday and up to noon on Thursday.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN   38105.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mrs. Hollifield.
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