Obituaries, October 31, 2013

Oct. 31, 2013 @ 12:25 AM
Roy Robbins
Roy Lee Robbins, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.
 
James McEntire
ELLENBORO — James Robus McEntire, age 70, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Doggett Grove AME Zion Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Thompson's Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
 
J.W. Barnes
MOORESBORO — John Wayne “J.W.” Barnes, age 73, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Main Street Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Barnes family.
 
Donna Hudson
Mrs. Donna Kay Hudson, age 47, of 249 Highway 11, Chesnee, SC, died October 15, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. 
She was the daughter of the late Miles Tessiner. 
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Barbara Tessiner of Mooresboro, NC; two daughters, Michelle Hill of Forest City, NC and Krysti Sumner of Colorado; two sons, Steven Edwards of Forest City, NC and Nick Shaw of Chesnee, SC; one sister, Sherry Powell of Mooresboro, NC; one brother, Tommy Tessiner of Forest City, NC; and five grandchildren, Buffy Hill, Brandan Hill, Taylor Blanton, Bryson Sumner, and Skyler Edwards. 
The family would like to thank Goodes Creek Baptist Church.
Pruitt Funeral Home served the Hudson family. 
 
Edith Graybeal
Edith Wise Graybeal, age 93, went home to be with the Lord, October 29, 2013. 
She was the widow of Emory Lee Graybeal and the mother of the late William Lloyd Graybeal of Forest City. She was a member of Spencer Baptist Church. Edith was an avid gardener and an experienced seamstress of Doncaster Company. She loved to travel.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Wanda Graybeal Shytle of Troy, NC; daughter-in-law Marcia Graybeal of Forest City; five granddaughters, Annette Buchanan and husband Don of Shiloh, Darlene Terry and husband Larry of Hopewell, Ronda Chittister and husband Alan of Forest City, Tracy Self and husband Terry of Golden Valley, Nikki Brock and husband Kerry of Forest City; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her parents William Wise and Minnie Flynn and a grandson, Eric Shytle.
Visitation will be held 2 p.m., October 31, at Crowe’s Mortuary with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. with Rev. Billy Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 for the love and care they showed Mrs. Graybeal and her family. 
Online condolences at www.crowemortuary.com
 
Roy Lee Robbins
Roy Lee Robbins, beloved husband, father, grandfather and resident of Forest City, NC went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
Born May 31, 1944, in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late J.C. Robbins and Minnie Wilkie Robbins. He was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1964. Roy worked as a meat cutter and market manager for Winn Dixie for 42 years, before his retirement. He was a devoted husband and father whose Christian faith and love for God showed through to all who knew him. He was a life-long member of Holly Springs Baptist Church and faithfully attended each service. He taught the Jr. Boys Sunday School class for many years and enjoyed taking them on camping trips along with riding horses and hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Robbins; two brothers, Boyce Robbins and John Robbins; and two grandsons, Dustin Robbins and Maeson Robbins. 
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Angela Cole Robbins; daughter, Kymberly Robbins of Forest City; granddaughter, Jessey Spake and grandson, Jacob Horton both of Forest City; two brothers, Joe Robbins and wife, Pat of Sunshine Community and Bruce Robbins and wife, Carol of Forest City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Wade Huntley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are suggested to WWOL, 1381 W. Main Street, Forest City, NC  28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com   
 
John Wayne “J.W.” Barnes
MOORESBORO - John Wayne “J.W.” Barnes, 73, of Cordell Road, Mooresboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 
A native of Cleveland County, he was born on November 14, 1939, a son of Gilbert Barnes of Rutherfordton and the late Ezma Jolley Barnes. He retired from Duke Energy after 35 years of service and was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
Pop, as he was known by his family and many others, loved Nascar Racing, sharing his beach house with his family, and traveling with his wife of 49 years, Teeny Barnes. These great loves he passed on to his son, Dennis Barnes and wife, Tammy of Rutherfordton and his two grandsons, Jordan and Judson, who were his pride and treasures in life. He was so happy when spending time with his grandsons and his god-daughter, Stephanie, who Pop considered one of his own. He enjoyed life, laughter and just having fun; he took this life with a lighter view, because he knew that the best was still to come, in Heaven with his Eternal Life. We will always remember all of these things he taught us as we know that we will one day join Pop for our Eternal Life in Heaven.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his wife, Denise Lynn Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Pearson “Teeny” Barnes; one son, Dennis Barnes and wife, Tammy of Rutherfordton; one sister, Betty Norville and husband, Vance of Mooresboro; two grandsons, Jordan and Judson Barnes, both of Rutherfordton. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 01, 2013, at Main Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Brewer and Rev. Roger Gosnell officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Barnes family.
An online guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
 
Keith Starnes
Keith Starnes, age 61, of Forest City, died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at his residence.  
He was born in Lancaster County SC, and was the son of the late Quincy V. Starnes and Doris Lee Jones Faile. Keith was the owner and operator of Starnes Paint and Supply in Rutherfordton and he loved to fish.
He is survived by three daughters, Kristie Perez and Jennifer Starnes of Forest City and Emily Upton of Mooresboro; one son, Joshua Starnes and wife, Leslie of Forest City; six grandchildren; four sisters, Judy Conner of Rutherfordton, Mary Busby of Elberton, GA, Susan Anderson of Rutherfordton and Gail Yelton of Forest City; two brothers, Eddie Starnes of Rutherfordton and Dennis Starnes of Athens, GA.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m., with Rev. Jeff  Parker officiating. Burial will be at Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery in Forest City.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Road, Asheville NC 28804.  
Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com   
McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.