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Bill Bright - November 25, 2014

Bill Bright, age 78, of Forest City, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his residence. Born March 28, 1936 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late I. A. Bright and Lishey Byers Bright. He worked for Bright's Moving and Storage for many years and was a Baptist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, James, Wilbert, Russell, Glen, Dean, Bob Bright and sister, Ruby Walker. Survivors include...

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Bobby Dean Bryant - November 25, 2014

Bobby Dean Bryant, age 72, of State Line Road, Mooresboro, died November 25, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born August 2, 1942 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Thomas Matthew Bryant and Lishey Kennedy Bryant. Bobby was a graduate of Chase High School, the first graduating class of 1960 and served in the Air National Guard for several years. He worked as a loom fixer for Stonecutter Mills for eighteen years...

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Inez B. Sims - November 24, 2014

Inez B. Sims, age 86, of Spindale, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at her residence. Born October 7, 1928 in Cleveland County, she was a daughter to the late Monroe Adams and Minnie Hill Adams. She worked as a caterer for Marriott Food Service for many years and also worked at Southern Devices Industries. She most recently was the secretary for the Forest City Senior Center and worked for the Forest City First United Methodist Day Care. She...

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Velvia Calhoun Jenkins - November 22, 2014

Velvia Calhoun Jenkins, age 97, of Forest City, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Forest City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 9, 1917 in Alpharetta, Georgia, she was a daughter to the late Lewis Tillman Calhoun and Elley Mae Shepherd Calhoun. Velvia worked for several years at Stonecutter Mill and Skyland Mill as a press operator, but her primary calling was being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was a...

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William "Bill" Bridges - November 21, 2014

William "Bill" Bridges, age 79, of Shelby, died Friday, November 21, 2014 at his residence. Born June 15, 1935 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late William E. Bridges and Vernie Dycus Bridges. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War Era and also served in the Naval Reserve and Army National Guard for several years. He worked for Hoechst-Celanese and Sara Lee Industries as a HVAC maintenance technician for many years....

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Gracie D. Padgett - November 18, 2014

Gracie D. Padgett, age 56, of Bostic, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born July 12, 1958 in Tennessee, she was a daughter to the late Clarence Scott and Lillian Sexton Scott. Gracie was a graduate of Franklin High School and also received a two year degree from ICC. She worked for Watts Water Technologies for twenty-nine years as a cost reduction engineer. Gracie was a faithful member of...

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Christina Diane Queen - November 13, 2014

Christina Diane Queen, age 23, of Henrietta passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill. Born September 10, 1991 in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of Angela Craig Hudson and Hank Queen. Christina was a 2010 graduate of Chase High School and attended Isothermal Community College. Christina was a member of Faith Praise and Worship Center in Forest City. She was preceded in death her grandfathers,...

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Robert Paul Kennedy - November 10, 2014

Robert Paul Kennedy, age 75, of Ellenboro, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at his residence. Born April 24, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Paul M. Kennedy and Ollie Grant Kennedy. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. He owned and operated a rug mill for many years and worked in textiles as an equipment repair technician. He also was a certified welder and...

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C. Clayton Worley - November 9, 2014

C. Clayton Worley, age 76, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born July 12, 1938 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Charlie Bowman Worley and Vallaree Biggerstaff Worley. Clayton worked for Stonecutter Mills for several years and was an over the road truck driver for thirty-eight years, working for Akers Trucking, McLean Trucking and Overnite Trucking. He was also a funeral...

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Reba Ann Dills Biggerstaff - November 6, 2014

Reba Ann Dills Biggerstaff, age 70, of Spindale, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born March 11, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Maggie Vess Dills. Reba was a 1962 graduate of Chase High School and was an inspector in the textile industry. She loved crafts and painting and was a member of Sisk Memorial Missionary Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...

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