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Obituaries 1-13-12

Jack Bradley Clayton

Jack Bradley Clayton, 48, of Cherryville, died Jan. 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at Carpenter’s Funeral Home Chapel today at 4 p.m. with burial to follow at a later date. The family will receive friends today from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Cherryville is serving the Clayton family.



Terry Simmons

Terry Simmons, 46, of Bessemer City died Jan. 10, 2012.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church, Maiden.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Simmons family.



Donna Stoudt Wilent

Donna Stoudt Wilent, 78, of Cherryville died Jan. 11, 2012.

Visitation will be from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Jan. 14, 2012 at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. at Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery.

Stamey~Cherryville Funeral Home is serving the Wilent family.



Robert ‘Robbie’ Eugene Hight

Robert ‘Robbie’ Eugene Hight, 44, of Lincolnton died Jan. 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 14, 2012 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hollybrook Cemetery.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Hight family.



Charles Thomas Van Goor

Charles Thomas Van Goor, 100, of Maiden died Jan. 12, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.



Derek Cornelius

Derek Cornelius, 31, of Lincolnton died Jan. 12, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Warlick Funeral Home.



Paul Hicks

DENVER — Paul Franklin Hicks, 64, of Mack Ballard Rd., Denver passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at his residence.

Born September 30, 1947 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Roy Oscar Hicks and the late Julia Jones Hicks. Paul was a lifelong member of Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden and was a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam.

Survivors include, wife, Maurice B. Hicks of the home; four brothers, James and Shirley Hicks, Mack and Faye Hicks, Doug and Judy Hicks, Floyd and Dodie Hicks; four sisters, Frances and Bill Burke, Doris Propst, Teresa and Danny Adams, Rene and Clell Seitz; step-children, Sible Winebarger, Dee Dee Bruce, Duffy Johnson; large number of nieces nephews and grandchildren; special friend, Steve “Tank” Holbrooks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden with the Rev. Raymond Hamrick officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 16 of Newton.

The family will receive friends tonight from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden.

Serving as pallbearers are Brad Hicks, Brian Hicks, Jamey Burke, Ricky Hicks, Macon Seitz, and Shannon Burke.

Memorials may be given to: Mt. View Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5045 East Maiden Rd., Maiden, NC 28650.

Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences.

Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Hicks family.



Everette Earl Dellinger

CHERRYVILLE — Everette Earl (Red) Dellinger, of Cherryville, passed away Monday, January 9, 2012.

Red was born in Lincolnton, on January 25, 1926, to the late Marshall and Addie Jane Chapman Dellinger, the seventh of their ten children.

Patriotism and adventure led him to enlist in the Army in World War II, at the age of 16. He fought in both the 1st Battalion, 3, 79th Infantry of the US Army as well as the 551st AAA AW Battalion. He served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations including participation in the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day, the liberation of Buchenwald, and the infiltration of the Siegfried Line. His country recognized his service with: the American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button, World War II Victory Medal, and the prestigious Bronze Star Medal. Red was also awarded the French commendation “De La Reconnaissance de la France.” Those with whom he served were lifelong friends who gathered at annual reunions until 2006.

He returned to complete his education at Lincolnton High School, where he met a young Frances Patricia Lineberger, who was to become his wife of 61 years.

He coached Golden Glove Boxing, managing Larry Boyles in his efforts, all the way to his bout at Madison Square Garden.  Red was a member of the Cherryville Volunteer Fire Department, taught Bible Training Union classes, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Red was a longstanding figure in the Cherryville business community, owning and operating Cherryville Dry Cleaners.  He also worked for Carolina Freight Carriers for 32 years.

Family was always foremost in Red’s life.  His personal values, gentle humor, and generous nature personified this honorable citizen, friend, husband, and father.  He appreciated his city and its people.

His dear wife Frances Patricia Lineberger Dellinger precedes him in death. He is survived by his loving daughters, Sherry Dellinger Bingham of Cherryville, Debbie Dellinger Harllee of Winston-Salem, Anita Dellinger Trisch of Troy, Mo. and son James Marshall Dellinger of Marina Del Ray, Calif.; four grandchildren, Brandon Edward Bingham, Justin Blake Bingham, Bryan Jennings Byers, and Hannah Everette Dellinger; great-grandson, Parker Blake Bingham; and great-granddaughters Riley Olivia Bingham and Amanda Staton. His sister Edna Dellinger Lutz also survives him.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home. Service is at 3 p.m. at Cherryville First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Vince Hefner.

Memorials may be directed to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.



Betty Jane Silvester

Betty Jane Silvester, 88, of Denver, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Lincolnton. Betty was born October 23, 1923 in Akron, Ohio to the late Fred and Arlene Guinther. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Westport Baptist Church, Denver. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Guinther of Sturgis, Mich., and son James Silvester of Los Angeles, Calif. Betty is survived by her daughters, Beverly Weston (Tom Weston) of Denver and Kris Ann Monroe (Tim Monroe) of Manitou Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren, Steven Weston of Roanoke, Va., Shelly Milburn (Chad) of Powhatan, Va., Sarah Monroe of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Benjamin Monroe of Chico, Calif.; one great grandson, William Weston of Lincolnton; three great granddaughters, Ruthanna Witter of Cary, Macy and April Milburn of Powhatan, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In Betty’s younger days she traveled with Buster Crabbe Water Follies of 1944 entertaining our WWII Veterans. Betty also worked as a telephone operator for many years and held various secretarial positions. She was a wonderful mother and an even better grandmother! Betty lived in Denver the past 17 years and never met a stranger! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


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