Laura Ann Putnam

FOREST CITY-Laura Ann Putnam, 49, a resident of The Oaks Group Home, Forest City, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 9, 1963, in Cleveland County and was a daughter of the late Nelson Ramsey Putnam and Ruby White Putman.
The joys of her life included working at the Rutherford Vocational Workshop and attending the Church of the Nazarene where she loved worshiping and singing.
Survivors include her aunts, Elizabeth (Beth) Williams of Raleigh, and Dorothy (Dot) White of Forest City; and her guardian, Sharon Haulk; along with numerous other cousins that reside in the area.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.
Memorial Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, Forest City
Officiated By: The Reverend Dale Austin
Burial: The family will have a private committal service in the Capernaum Baptist Church Cemetery in Waco.
Funeral Home: The Padgett and King Mortuary is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to The Church of the Nazarene, 728 Hardin Road, Forest City, N.C. 28043
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Funeral Home

The Padgett & King Mortuary
227 East Main Street Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 245-4951

Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 8, 2013