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Don Colley, age 71, of Forest City, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Don was born March 28, 1948 in Spartanburg County, SC to the late Ernest Webb Colley and Hannah Belle Hollifield Colley. He worked fourteen years as a heavy equipment operator for Cox and Floyd Grading in Woodruff, SC. He was a member of Campfield Memorial Baptist Church and was a former member of Victory Baptist Church of Spindale. He also attended Alexander United Methodist Church. Don enjoyed singing, fishing and watching NASCAR. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, six sisters and five grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of twenty-two years, Gail Toms Colley; six daughters, Deborah Whitesides (Benjamin) of Woodruff, Terry Hutchins (Kevin) of Columbia, SC, Angie Anderson (Kevin) of Chesnee, Pam Baker of Taylors, SC, Sherry Harper (Kenneth) of Forest City and Crystal Tate (Daniel) of Forest City; two sons, James Tate (Lou) of Sandy Mush and Joseph Tate (Christi) of Inman; two sisters, Lois Jolley (Albert) and Genell Lewis (Gary) all of Spartanburg. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to Building funds of Campfield Memorial Baptist Church, 369 Campfield Church Rd., Ellenboro, 28040 or Victory Baptist Church, 439 Spindale Street, Spindale, NC 28160 or to Alexander United Methodist Church, 210 MD Blanton Rd, Forest City, NC 28043.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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