Katherine Ledbetter Mulkey, age 82, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Born September 19, 1943 in Spartanburg County, SC, she was a daughter to the late George Franklin Ledbetter and Clara Mae Ledbetter. She worked in textiles most of her life and was a member of Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church. Katherine loved flower gardening and taking care of birds.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Maynard Whiteside and two brothers, Glenn and Tommy Ledbetter.
Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Richard Whiteside and wife, Robin of Lake Lure; sister, Nancy Taylor of Hendersonville; three grandchildren. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted at the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church with Reverend Leon Brown and Reverend Chad Sisk officiating. Interment was private in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations are respectfully requested to Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church building fund, 301 Deviney Street, Spindale, NC 28160.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.