359 East Church Street
Our mention of, "A business still around from the good old days..." refers to the longevity of this firm and the very few Funeral Directors who have owned and operated this business.
The funeral home has the pleasure of doing business with an Attorney who has been in business a long time, a CPA who has been in our area for a long time also. For us, it is comforting to know that a business professional that has served the community since for a long time is still going to the office each day.
With this funeral home, the ownership passed from Nollie Washburn, to E.N. Washburn, to Edward Washburn, and to Kent Dorsey in 1998. We hope that this is some source of comfort to the families that use this funeral home, that as many changes that happen in businesses - this funeral home is still operating and under the ownership of a Funeral Director who has been practicing since 1981.
Many of our local funeral homes are just that way, independent ownership carried on by local owners who many people in Rutherford County have known for a long time. The funeral business is inundated with out of state ownership, and out of state management Funeral Directors and while Rutherford County has that also - we hope that local folks find it comforting that many local firms are still operated by their neighborhood independently owned Funeral Director...
It seems with the changes in media lately, local people can no longer count on printed obituaries in local newspapers as a source of information for their obituaries. The primary reason for a funeral home website is the obituary access that community members can check services and the names of surviving family members and other information. The website obituary is updated within minutes of getting arrangements confirmed - and is always the quickest source to check the arrangements. It is not uncommon for obituaries to be updated at night on this website. As we move into a era when the printed obituary in a newspaper is no longer the place to depend on your information, learn to count on the individual funeral home website for the most up to date information. A list of local radio stations and their obituary times are listed on this page.
As the local newspaper continues to take diminshed role in the community and obituaries are appearing in a more brief form, we present the information on local radio station obituaries to assist you with finding out the latest information. Any funeral home's website is also the quickest route to updated obituary information.
WAGY-AM 1320, Forest City
Weekdays 7:10am and 5:30pm, Saturday mornings at 7:30am
WCAB-AM 590, Rutherfordton
Weekdays 11:30am and 5:10pm, Saturday mornings at 7:10am, Sundays at 12:10pm
C.C. Brackett, Kent Dorsey, Bob Billingsley, Rev.
Dean Baughn, Randy Bostic, Jamie Shelton