Johnny Floyd Freshour, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Oak Grove Health Care in Rutherfordton.

He was a native of McDowell County, born June 29, 1941, and son of the late Floyd and Doshia Fender Freshour. Johnny was the owner and operator of Freshour's Markets, Old Fort Supermarket and East Court Market, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by wife, Betty Jean Hughes; sons, Russell Freshour of Marion, Marcus Freshour of Marion; daughter, Pam Freshour of Marion; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1640 Henry McCall Rd. in Marion.

Penland Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. The online register is available at

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Sorry to learn of Johnny passing. May he RIP

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