Obituaries for October 26, 2013

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 07:40 AM

Bruce Thomas Conner

Bruce Thomas Conner, 69, of Asheville, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at Mission, St Joseph Hospital after a 20-month battle with cancer.
He was a graduate of Rutherford-Spindale High School. He joined the Air Force in 1962 and spent 9 years in the service before taking a civil-service job at the Pentagon as a high level arbitrator for the Armed Forces. He retired at age 50 after 32½ years of civil and military service.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Michelle Conner; step children, Jason Wilt (Chrissy) and Ryan Wilt (Karla); four grandchildren; brother, Bob Conner of Asheville and his children, Barry and Brianna Conner; and niece, Debbie Turner of Rutherfordton.
Condolences may be made to the family at

John Wilson

John "Jake" Wilson,  71, of Boiling Springs, NC and formerly of Rutherfordton died Friday, October 25, 2013, at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte. A native of Rutherford County he was the son of the late Adam and Ruth Wilson. He was a retired supervisor for Sonoco-Crellin. Jake was an avid fisherman and loved to fish as often as he could.
He is survived by his wife:
Betty Wilson of Boiling Springs NC
One Daughter:
Tonya Gantt and husband Jonathan of Boiling Springs, NC
One Son:
Jim Wilson and wife Robin of Rutherfordton
One Grandson:
Conner Gantt
Three Brothers:
Bobby Wilson of Greenville, SC
Alvin Wilson of Rutherfordton
Boyce Wilson of Rutherfordton
The family will receive friends from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 27, 2013 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The Funeral service will follow in McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM with Rev. Glen Wilson officiating.
Burial will be at Union Methodist Church Cemetery in Rutherfordton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made Long Branch Road Baptist Church Building Fund 621 Long Branch Road Forest City NC 28043.
Online guest register at  McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian C. Hedin

RUTHERFORDTON — Lillian C. Hedin, age 92, of Rutherfordton, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013. Visitation will follow the service. McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.

John Hughes

RUTHERFORDTON — John William Hughes, 70, of Rutherfordton, died Saturday, October 26, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Second Baptist Church, Rutherfordton at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Black Mountain Veteran's Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Crowe's Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.