James ‘Mack’ Searcy

Published 9:17 pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

James Major “Mack” Searcy, 85, of Hwy. 9, Mill Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Willow Ridge Nursing Home, Rutherfordton, N.C.
Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Thomas Ralph and Viola Lawter Searcy.  He was a retired carpenter. Mack was a member of Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Christine Gibbs Searcy; a son, Philip Searcy (Janet), and a daughter, Betty Searcy Connor, both of Forest City, N.C.; two sisters, Betty Jean Morrow of Mill Spring and Annette Sanders (Ralph) of North Carolina. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Ashley Lee, Katrina Searcy and Haley Searcy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 in the Coopers Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with Rev. Don Hollifield and Rev. John T. Godfrey officiating.
Burial will be in the Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring.
Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.
An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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