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“My prayers are with you all. Gertie was a wonderful lady and I worked with her and Yvonne in the sample dept. at Mastercraft. I only learned of he...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Marie Fite Henderson - NC

“My thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be as you face each day ahead. The Lord will comfort and give you strength and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Booth - Roswell, NM

“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead. We loved John and Gertie very much and always...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Brian and Laura Henderson - NC

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Gertie was such a sweet & caring lady. When she would be outside walking around in her yard looking at her...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Remona & James Glover - NC

“What a precious lady. My heart is breaking for you at this time but now our moms are finally together again. I love you guys and you are in my...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Reba Haley - Roswell, NM - neice

“I 'm sorry to hear of Aunt Gertie passing . She and Uncle John are togehter in Heaven no more plain she is at rest. If I can do anything let me know....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra Wall Arrowood - NC

“Yvonne and family, We were so saddened to hear about your Mom's passing. During this sad time, our prayer is that you find peace and comfort through...Read More »
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Gertie Hill Cothran, age 91, of Rutherfordton, NC, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Rutherford County and the daughter of the late Drew and Berdie Hill. Gertie was the widow of John E. Cothran. She had retired from Mastercraft and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Rutherfordton where she was a member of the WMU and the Trailblazers Sr. Adults. She was known as the card lady and enjoyed sending cards to all the church members and her family on special occasions.

She is survived by

One Daughter:
Yvonne C. Holland of Spindale

Two Sons:
Drew Cothran and wife Virginia of Mt. Holly, NC
Wayne Cothran and wife Debbie of Matthews, NC

Three Sisters:
Violet Kelly of Sandy Mush,
Alva Rice of Charlotte
Berdie McLaughlin of Phoenix, AZ

Nine Grandchildren
Eighteen Great-Grandchildren
Four Great-Great-Grandchildren

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, November 9, 2012 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at the Second Baptist Church of Rutherfordton at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 10, 2012 with Rev. Dr. Keith Stephenson and Rev. Brandon Wood officiating. Burial will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Forest City, NC. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church 191 Green Street Rutherfordton NC 28139. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.