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Vonnie Dillashaw

May 15, 1921 — February 17, 2021


Vonnie Dillashaw, age 99, of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rutherfordton.

Vonnie was born Sunday, May 15, 1921 in Rutherford County to the late Eddie Hill and Lura Van Dyke Hill. She worked for Alexander Mill/Fieldcrest Mill for forty-seven years before retirement and was a long-time member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. Vonnie was known for her wonderful cooking skills and her specialty of “Steak and Gravy” and homemade Coconut Cake. She loved taking care of her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Howard Dillashaw.

Those left to cherish her memory include five nieces, Paulette White (T.C.) of Forest City, Patricia Hope of Citrus Springs, FL, Mary Van Dyke of Marion, Judy Migala (Mickey) of Forest City and Beth Teaster of Forest City; two nephews, David Lowdermilk (Peggy) of Buena Vista, Virginia and Kevin Lowdermilk (Katy) of Forest City. She is also survived by her “grandchildren” who called her “Granny Bom Bom” and will be serving as pallbearers; Tommy White (Kelli), Chris Van Dyke, Chris Hope (Kelli), Jason Van Dyke (Tonia), Eddie White, Angie Eskew (Chad) and eleven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Alexander Cemetery. The body will lie in state and friends may pay their respect from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Willow Ridge for their loving care and compassion for Vonnie throughout the years of her being a resident.

Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Body Will Lie in State

Saturday, February 20, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US-221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Graveside Service

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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