May 2007


Written and Published Online by John Silver

w/contributing articles by various Silver cousins



Dear Cousins and Friends,


Spring at last. After all the yo-yo weather we have been having, it’s finally here.  Along with the pollen, sneezing, watery and itching eyes, there’s still the sunshine to appreciate.

Several of our readers have sent in interesting items and some family members have sent information of other family members. And, there is an excellent story by Jack Silver. Jack can be counted on for his personal experiences to write a great article. Thanks again, Jack. Unfortunately, John Silver Harris is missing this month.  We’ll look forward to hearing from Johnny soon.

There is a follow up story on the shooting spree that Cousin Clarissa Wagstaff’s granddaughter was a witness to that was printed in a previous issue and an excellent article forwarded by Ada and Jim Hauser on the LDS genealogy project. A letter from Barbara Gregory informed us that Cousin Margaret Huff has been in the hospital with some serious surgery. And a letter from Cousin Doris Silver Newman tells us of her address change and asking to be placed on our prayer list. And, unfortunately, several obituaries.

As a reminder, I’d like to ask everyone who would like a personal experience story, an article, family news, or any news item you think worth to send it in for inclusion in this family newsletter.  Thanks again and until next month,

Cousin John



Cousin Doris Silver Newman writes; 

Dear John, I have been meaning to write to you. My old address is 709 N. 5th Avenue. I moved three months ago to 800 N. 5th Avenue, Apt 411. Rome, GA 30165.

I would appreciate it if your readers would remember Ralph Haney in their Prayers. He is my friend and has cancer.  Hope all is well at your house.  And, remember Jerry Silver, he’s my cousin and has cancer.

May the Lord Bless You and Your Family.

Sincerely, Cousin Doris Newman.



And from our Cousin and good friend, Jack Silver:

Cousin John,

Enclosed please find copy of an article that the paper (Asheville Citizen-Times) printed back in 2005. I sent the article in and asked them to consider it for the, “Our Stories” section.  The lady in charge of that part of the paper called and asked if I had any part in the D Day invasion.  I answered that I had no part in the invasion.  The paper wanted stories about the military in any form, which apparently were scarce.  They used my story as part of their coverage for the 2005 anniversary.

Maybe you can use it sometime.  I will keep looking through all the papers in my files for other stories.

I hope you and yours are well. It is still very hard to realize that Louise is gone, but I no longer fall apart thinking about it. Please keep in touch.

Love to all, /s/ Jack

(Jack, rest assured that we will keep in touch. You and Louise will remain in our prayers.  Ed.)



WWII vet recalls unexpected kindness from a Japanese soldier

By Jack Silver



ASHEVILLE – The story about the two Japanese soldiers still hiding in the Philippines (AC-T May 28), brought back a memory of a Japanese man I met just after World War II.

The Japanese finally surrendered in September 1945.  My outfit, the 21st Infantry Regiment, was among the first to go into Japan in late September.  I joined them in October.

Everyone was very watchful and edgy because we didn’t know if some Japanese soldiers, still loyal to Hideki Tojo, the premier, might try to kill us.  Emperor Hirohito had surrendered and Tojo tried to assassinate him.  Tojo was later executed by firing squad for torturing his enemies to get information.

My company was immediately deployed to a city up in the mountains to secure a Japanese airfield.  We found the airfield still in fair condition, and a large hangar, half destroyed.  An American general flew in and landed on the field, and his small plane was placed in the end of the hangar where there was no roof, because the end with a roof was filled full of old military vehicles and junk.

Two other soldiers and I were assigned to guard the plane for the night.  We took turns, two with the plane and one to sleep in the end of the hangar with a roof.  When my turn came to sleep, I built up the big fire we had going and wrapped up in my blanket with my rifle.  Sometime later, I was awakened by someone touching me and looked up into the eyes of the ugliest Japanese man I had ever seen.

His uniform was in rags and he was very thin.  When he opened his mouth, I could see his big buckteeth had been filled with little specks of silver in a better day, but now his teeth had decayed around them.  He wore spectacles that didn’t fit and he hadn’t shaved in many days.

I jerked the blanket off and pointed my rifle at the man.  I almost pulled the trigger.  I guess the Good Lord stopped me from shooting him when he went down on his knees and started begging for his life, I guess, in Japanese.

Then he pointed to my smoking blanket.  The fire had popped out little pieces of burning wood and landed on my blanket.  He was picking the burning chips off me when I woke.

He had come in from the cold, looking for warmth and something to eat, if I would give it to him. I finally motioned for him to sit down by the fire, gave him two chocolate bars and we sat looking at each other for about two more hours.  Then I relieved one of the other men at the plane.  When I returned, the Japanese man was gone.

I have often wished that I could have understood his language and heard his story.

And, I often wonder what happened to my former enemy who may have saved my life.

Jack Silver lives in Asheville. This is his third submission to “Our Stories.”




By ALMIR ARNAUT (Associated Press Writer)

From Associated Press

March 3, 2007 10:48 A.M. EST


TALOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina – The teenager who killed five people in a Utah shopping mall and died in a police shootout was buried Saturday in his native village in eastern Bosnia.

The father of Sulejman Talovic said his son “wounded the hearts of all our family.” When he opened fire on February 12 at the mall in Salt Lake City, killing five people and wounding 4.

“I feel sorry for my child, but I also feel sorry for all the innocent people he has killed,” the 18-year-old’s father, Suljo Talovic, told the Associated Press.

Suljo Talovic spoke while standing where his family house once stood in Talovici, an eastern Bosnian hamlet that still bears the scars of the 1992-1995 war, including houses pocked with machine gun fire or, like Talovic’s, reduced to rubble by shelling.

Moments later, several hundred people gathered at the nearby cemetery for Sulejman’s open-casket funeral. His crying mother, Sabira, collapsed after touching her son’s face and was carried away.

Suljo Talovic said he would not make excuses for his son, but did not understand how a teenager could buy a gun in the United States.

“The authorities are guilty for not alerting us that he had bought a gun.  In the U.S., you cannot buy cigarettes if you are under age, but you can buy a gun,” he said.

The Talovic family had left for the United States in 1998 following years of violence and upheaval, after fighting broke out in 1992.  Serb troops laid siege to the eastern hamlet of Talovici, bombing it for a year before invading it in March 1993.

Sulejman was just four when he, his three siblings, his mother, Sabira and his grandfather fled on foot to Srebrenica, while his father Suljo hid in the mountains with other men from the village, relatives said.

Srebrenica was besieged, bombed and crowded with hungry Muslim families like the Talovics.  One bomb killed Sulejman’s grandfather.  Sabira Talovic and the four children – rescued by the U.N. along with other displaced families – made their way to the government controlled town of Tuzla, impoverished but safe.

Sulejman’s father, meanwhile still in Srebrenica, narrowly survived the 1995 killing of some 8000 Muslim men and boys there by Serb forces loyal to the then-Yugoslav leader, Slobodan Milosevic.  The Srebrenica massacre was Europe’s worst since World War II.

The family reunited in Tuzla later that year when a peace agreement brought an end to the war.  They later obtained Croatian citizenship and in 1998 joined relatives already living in Utah.

(This bears a lot of similarity but not as great in numbers as the Virginia Tech killings. Ed.)



I received a copy of this on April 10, 2007.  It is from Ada Silver Hauser: Thank you, Ada, for keeping us up dated.  We do hope that Cousin Margaret is fully recovered by now.



I don’t know if you were aware, but our Cousin, Margaret Huff, had shoulder surgery yesterday.  It had been on the schedule for a few weeks.

I spoke with her husband, Chuck, last night to see how she fared with the surgery. According to Chuck, the surgery went well until an artery blew and a vascular surgeon had to be called in to repair it.

If there are no more complications, Chuck said that she may come home on Wednesday. I will hopefully speak with Chuck tonight to get an update.

John, for your information, Margaret and I are the great-granddaughters of Thomas D.B. Silver, son of Reverend Thomas Silver.  Her grandmother was one of the oldest and my grandfather one of the youngest children of Thomas and Aletha Hall Silver’s children.

Take care and I hope all of you had a great Easter.



(I called Margaret tonight and talked to her for a while. She is very sore but feeling well and says she is well on the road to recovery. 8:20 p.m. April 26, 2007 Cousin John.  If you would like to send Cousin Margaret a card, her address is: 8413 Pine Island Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307-1421.  I know she’d love to hear from you.)



And another article from Ada and Jim


Indexing the Granite Vaults – Indexing volunteers are needed!

This opportunity is open to members of the LDS Church and non-members!!!  The LDS Family History Centers have lost free access to effective April 1, 2007.  Indexing the Granite Vaults will replace the loss of Ancestry.  And, like all our other family history resources, the results will be shared for free.

A million volunteers will be able to get the job done in only 3 years.  We are a few hundred thousand volunteers short.

Please share this with anyone you know that is interested in Family History.



Deseret Morning News,
Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Another revolution in genealogy


By Susan Whitney

Deseret Morning News


When Derek Dobson speaks to LDS seminary classes, he talks revolution.

Dobson is the family-search indexing-product manager for the LDS Church’s Family History Department.  He tells the teens about the invention of the printing press and how that revolution made the Bible available to the world.

He tells them about the invention of microfilm and how the 1930s saw the beginning of their church’s archival collection in the Granite Mountain Vault.

And finally, Dobson announces, excitedly, “We are about to go through another revolution.”  Using the Internet, from their homes or laptops, people around the world are about to have access to more documents than they ever dreamed possible.

Before the end of the year, the church’s free genealogy Web site,, will have a new look.  That’s how users will know when the revolution Dobson speaks of has begun.

Rich Running, also a project manager for the church’s Family History Department, is responsible for seeing that the church’s genealogy records – more than 5 billion documents on 2 ½ million rolls of microfilm and 1 ½ million microfiche – are scanned.

Not everything in the Granite Mountain vaults in Little Cottonwood Canyon can be scanned.  The LDS Church got these records from a variety of sources, some of which are archival companies that don’t want their records published. 

Still, the vast majority of the church’s documents are reproducible, and right now the church’s software experts need to scan quickly, because they have a lot to scan.  Dobson explains that the U.S. Library of Congress contains 29 million books, and the LDS Church’s records hold 132 times that much data.  Dobson doesn’t want to guess how many names are on these 5 billion documents.

Of course, “searching through 5 billion images on your computer would not be an ideal experience,” Dobson points out.  The records must be indexed so that when a user types in a name, that name will pop up.  This is where an army of volunteers comes in.

More than 25,000 volunteers are currently at work indexing the records.  Running predicts there will be 100,000 volunteers by the end of this year and many hundreds of thousands in the years to come.

Dobson can demonstrate, online, just how easy it is to volunteer.  Last week, in his office in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Dobson, on his laptop, went to and called up a registry.  There were a half-dozen registries listed on the Web site – including Georgia death certificates from 1919 – 1927 and a federal census from New York State from 1900. (As each of these registries is transcribed, new registries will appear on the Web site.)

Dobson clicked on a registry and a handwritten census record popped onto his screen, along with a blank form on which he was to type the handwritten names and dates.

The handwritten record on his screen featured a family named Johnson, and the mother’s first name seemed to be spelled “Allice” and her son’s name looked to be “Clarience.”  Because these are not traditional spellings for “Alice” and “Clarence.” When Dobson typed in those names, they came up with a note indicating he needed to double-check the handwritten records.  This he did.  To him, the names still looked like “Allice” and “Clarience,” so that’s how he left them when he finished transcribing the document.

Dobson explains that there is an invisible double-check built into the system.  Each handwritten record will come up twice, at random, and be typed in twice, by two different volunteers.  Any discrepancies will alert a third person, an arbitrator, who is a more experienced genealogist.  The arbitrator looks at the original record and makes a final decision on the name or date or geographical location in question.

In order to make volunteering easy and to let people feel they’ve accomplished something, the Family Search Indexing project assigns each volunteer only as many names as can be typed in 30 or 40 minutes.  If your children are little, Dobson notes, you could put them down for a nap and do your volunteering by the time they wake up.

Dobson has three goals for his portion of this project.  For one thing, he hopes to get more volunteers.  Already genealogy groups from other parts of the country, people outside the LDS Church, have enthusiastically taken on the project. (The Family Search Indexing site explains how to go about becoming a volunteer.)

Dobson also hopes to broaden the participation. He pictures families gathered around the computer, having fun as they research.

And he believes, as genealogy becomes accessible, more young people will be drawn into the hobby.  A recent survey, taken within the Family History Library system found that 35 percent of those who do family history are in the 41 to 60-year-old age group, and about 33 percent of those who do family history have little or no experience.

Genealogy is no longer just for retired people. And, you don’t have to know very much at all in order to volunteer, Dobson adds.

There is of course, a certain irony to Dobson’s effort to enlist more teenagers in this genealogy revolution, he notes.  Because they were raised to Google, to find a wealth of information by typing in a name, teenagers don’t see this project as being quite as revolutionary as he does.







Asheville, NC
18 April 2007

Asheville – Peggy Ross Silver Jaramillo, 73, of 30 Majestic Avenue, died Monday April 16, 2007, at Mission Hospitals, St. Joseph Campus after an extended illness.

A native of Buncombe County, she traveled all over the world until her husband retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and returned to Buncombe County. She was a daughter of the late Murphy Roland and Sally Dyer Silver and was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Joe Jaramillo.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Jaramillo of the home; sons, Bobby Jaramillo of Swannannoa, Jimmy Jaramillo and wife, Carolyn, of Asheville and Ben Jaramillo and wife, Alisa, of Arden; sisters, Wanda Ball of Mars Hill, Jackie Freeman of Weaverville and Cookie Holland of Greenville, Tenn.; brothers, Tom Jr. and Don Silver, all of Buncombe County; and grandchildren, Joshua, Jenny, Travis and Sally.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Anders-Rice Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Baird officiating.

Burial will be in the Bull Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

To sign Mrs. Jaramillo's guestbook on-line please go to Funeral Schedule at


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Alfred Leonard Silver > Tilman Blalock Silver > George Delbert Silver > Murphy Roland Silver > Peggy Ross Silver m. Robert Jaramillo.)





Asheville, NC
31 March 2007

Swannanoa – The Rev. Kermon Silvers Sr., 93, of Swannanoa, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his residence.

A native of Yancey County, he was the husband of 64 years to Georgia Bernice Peek Silvers, and the son of the late Julius Alexander and Mattie Lee Robinson Silver. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ophie Curtis and Alene McMahan; brothers, Lawrence Silver, Grover Silver and Aldon Silver.

He was a member of Bee Tree Baptist Church. A minister of 53 years, he was a devoted Christian who loved singing, preaching and witnessing to everyone about the Lord. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend to everyone, and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters; Brenda Bartley and her husband, Bob, of Lynchburg, Va., and Shirley Miller and her husband, Bob, of Sailsbury; sons, Kermon Silver Jr., and his wife, Judy, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dean Silver and his wife, Helen, of Myrtle Beach, and Eugene Silver and his wife, Diana, of Asheville; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Brigman ' s Funeral Service, with the Rev. Larry Carver officiating.

Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

For those who wish, words of comfort may be extended to the family online under Obituaries at


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Thomas Silver > Jacob William Silver > William Anderson Silver > Julius Alexander Silver > Rev. Kermon Silver.)






Asheville, NC
2 April 2007


Burnsville - Herman S. Howell, 73, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at his residence.

A native of Yancey County, he was born to the late Ed and Ruby Smith Howell.

Herman had worked with Pepsi Bottling Company for 27 years before retiring in 1993. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Herman was a member of Bolens Creek Baptist Church, a former member and deacon of Youngs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and had served 32 years with the Newdale Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Maisie Robinson Howell; daughter, Maureen Decola, of Burnsville; two sons, Boyd Howell and wife, Wanda, of Morganton, and Niles Howell and wife, Christine, of Burnsville; sister, Marie Buchanan, of Arbuckle; five grandchildren, Ashley Howell, Amanda Watts and husband, Anthony, Niles David Howell II and wife, Amanda, Aaron Whitson and Cody Whitson; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis Cooper, Carly Howell, Isaiah Watts and Abby Watts. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services, with the Rev. Chris Morgan officiating. Music will be under the direction of Bolens Creek Baptist Church Choir.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, prior to the funeral service. At other times, friends may call at the residence.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Youngs Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Whitson, Cody Whitson, Niles David Howell II, Anthony Watts, Carroll Buchanan and Duane Buchanan.

Yancey Funeral Service of Burnsville is serving the Howell family. To view this obituary or to send an online condolence, please visit the Web site at


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Rev. Jacob Silver > Margaret Silver m. Mitchell A. Robinson > Nancy Robinson m. Martin Robinson > Coleman B. Robinson m. Martha Robinson > Maisie Mildred Robinson  m. Herman S. Howell.)



IDA LEE Silvers


Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville, NC
March 27, 2007


Riverside Community - Ida Lee Silvers, 70, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2007.

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service.

Visitation 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.


This more detailed obituary was found at


Ida Lee Silvers, age 70, of the Riverside Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Brookside Rehabilitation and Care Center after a lengthy illness.  A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Martha Hall Bailey and the husband of Charles Mark Silvers of the home. She was also preceded in death by two sisters:  Jacqueline Huskins and Gin Tipton and four brothers:  Ralph Parker, Perry Parker, J. C. Parker and D. P. Bailey.   Ida Lee was a member of Banks Creek Union Church and retired from Taylor Togs after working for a number of years.  She loved her flowers, her birds, but mostly loved her family. 

          Surviving are her loving husband of 49 years, Charles Mark Silvers; two sons:  Russell Silvers and wife, Dana, of Spruce Pine and Rev. Danny Silvers and wife, Lindsay, of Burnsville; two sisters:  Betty Sue Parker and husband, Lewis, of Bakersville and Ruby Miller of the Arbuckle Community; three brothers:  Nas Bailey and wife, Susie, and Bill Bailey and wife, Beulah, all of Seven Mile Ridge and Junior Bailey of Micaville; three grandchildren, of whom she loved deeply:  Dustin, Daniel and Logan Silvers; 18 nieces and 22 nephews.   

          Memorial Services will be held at 8 p. m. on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service.  Rev. Philip Garland will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p. m. prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home at 108 Comet Road.  The family requests memorials to be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.   Yancey Funeral Service is serving the Silvers family.





Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home


Travis Lee Silvers, 27, of Burnsville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 17, 2007. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Donald and Carolyn Ray Silvers of Burnsville and an employee of Blue Ridge Wood Products of Marion. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, C. B. Silvers and Roscoe Ray. Travis attended Higgins Freewill Baptist Church.

He was a loving husband to Lesley Randolph Silvers and a loving father to their 3 children: Trevor, Gabriel and Alivia Silvers, all of Burnsville. Also surviving are his brother: Jeff Silvers and wife, Jennifer; nieces: Kaitlyn and Kailee; grandmothers: Oleta Ray and June Silvers; and, great grandmothers: Arvina Taylor and Della Berry, all of Burnsville.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Ray family cemetery at Concord.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Tuesday at the funeral home.


(A brief synopsis was printed February 18, 2007, in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC)




Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home


Lucille Silver Shuford, 86, of the South Toe Community, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Anderson and Delzie Gouge Silver.

She was the wife of Bradley Shuford who died in 2006. She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Willie Jewell "Judy" Shuford, a brother: Galen Silver and sisters: Pearl Gibbs, Elsie Shuford and Lena McKinney.

She was a member and former Sunday School Teacher of South Estatoe Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister: Thelma Hall of Johnson City and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Roger Griffith will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Carroway Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.


(George Silver Sr. > George Silver Jr. > Thomas Silver > Greenberry Ellis Silver > Anderson M. Silver > Lucille Silver + Bradley Shuford)



Louise McKinney Thomas


Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville, NC
Monday, April 2, 2007


Spruce Pine – Louise McKinney Thomas, 84, of Spruce Pine, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007.

She was a daughter of the late George and Hester McKinney, and the widow of Howard J. Thomas.

She is survived by her daughter, Rachel M. Swan and husband, Sinclair, of Myrtle Beach, SC; a son, Jerry Thomas and his wife, Virginia, of Spruce Pine; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Spruce Pine Mica Company.

Louise will be missed by family and friends alike because of her bright smile, quick wit, laughter and warm hospitality.

The funeral service for Louise will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grindstaff Memorial Chapel of Webb Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.

Burial will be in Grassy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County.





Mrs. Inez SilverS Wall


Harrelson Funeral Home

Mrs. Inez Silvers Wall, age 76, of Chapman Road, Forest City, NC passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007.

She was born November 21, 1930 to the late Bulo L. and Vera Henderson Silvers in Caroleen, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse A. Silvers.

Mrs. Wall retired from Cone Mills, Cliffside in 1993 after 35 years of service. She was a member of Providence United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wall is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ryan Wall; two sons, Jerry Ryan Wall and wife Bobbi H. Wall of Forest City and Roger Dale Wall and wife Lynn B. Wall of Rutherfordton; one brother, Robert Otis Silvers of Chesnee, SC and four sisters, Dorothy Street Tesseneer and Geraldine Montgomery both of Forest City; Betty Hicks of Shelby, and Freida Gillis of Greenville, SC. Also surviving are grandchildren Holly W. Beane, Heather W. Whiteside, Brad R. Wall, and Nicholas R. Wall and great grandchildren Samantha G. Beane, Brannon R. Beane, Kyle S. Whiteside, KayLee Whiteside, and Tanner L. Wall.

Visitation: The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Harrelson Funeral Home.

Funeral: Friday at 2 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church

Burial: Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery

Officiated by: The Rev. David Bradley


(A brief synopsis was printed January 25, 2007, in the Shelby Star, Shelby, NC)



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