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Obituaries 8-1-14

Michael Gene Lind
Mr. Michael Gene Lind, age 54, of 8493 Pine Lake Road, Denver died Sunday, July 27, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Morrie Lawing officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Lind was born on December 1, 1959 in Pontiac, Illinois and was the son of John K. Lind and the late Patricia Lind. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John R. Lind. Mr. Lind worked as a general contractor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was most compassionate with his giving to others.
He is survived by his son, Brian Lind of Pontiac, Illinois and granddaughter, Emma Lind; two brothers, Patrick Lind and wife, Lisa of Pontiac, Illinois and Joseph Lind and wife, Pam of Pontiac, Illinois; two sisters, Debra Golliday and husband, Rick of Pontiac, Illinois and Janet Runyon and husband, Mike of Pontiac, Illinois; his loving companion of many years, Celeste Renaldo of the home; her daughter, Heather Mann and son-in-law, Weldon Mann of Charlotte; her son, Donny Renaldo and wife, Claire of Charlotte; grandsons, Will Mann, Henry Mann, Bradford Mann and Philip Renaldo all of Charlotte and many nieces and nephews.
A fund in memory of Michael will be established in the future for his granddaughter, Emma Lind. Memorials may also be made to the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation, PO Box 861, Denver, NC 28037.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Lind family.

Joyce DeSpain Dellinger
Joyce DeSpain Dellinger, age 84, of Winston-Salem completed her faith journey on July 30, 2014 when she peacefully went to be with the Lord.
Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lisa Tanico. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dellinger was born on November 1, 1929 in Corpus Christi, Tex. and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Alma Mayo DeSpain and was also preceded in death by her husband Bryan Louis “Jack” Dellinger. She was a graduate of Texas A & I. She was a teacher for over 30 years having touched many lives in the community. After retiring she volunteered as a mentor to help young people with reading skills. Mrs. Dellinger was active in her church, The First Presbyterian Church of Lincolnton, and many charitable organizations. She enjoyed time with her family and her girlfriends. Her bridge club spanned more than 50 years.
Mrs. Dellinger is survived by three sons, Joseph Dellinger and wife, Theresa of Asheville, James Dellinger of Bradenton, Fla. and David Wingo and wife, Tina of Hilton Head, S.C.; two daughters, Barbie Brown and husband, Greg of Winston-Salem and Kathy Lundy and husband, Don of Eatonton, Ga.; one sister, Eunice Dunn of Corpus Christi, Tex.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joyce Dellinger Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 24421, Winston-Salem, NC 27114.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Dellinger family.

Richard Lewis Church
DENVER — Richard Lewis Church, age 69, of Denver passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Lakewood Care Center in Denver. He was born June 8, 1945 in Catawba County to the late George Church and Carrie Hayes Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle, Hubert and Sally Cornwell who reared him after the death of his mother.
He is survived by one son, Bryan Church; two sisters, Brenda Baker and Pauline Troutman; and one half brother, Larry Church and the loving staff of Lakewood Care Center.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Gainsville Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Michael White will officiate.
Online condolences may be made at www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.
EF Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Church family.

James William Anthony
James William Anthony, 72, of Lincolnton died July 30, 2014.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Massapoag Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Hollybrook Cemetery.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Anthony family.

Gilberto Cruz Chavez
Gilberto Cruz Chavez, 31, of Lincolnton died July 29, 2014.
A funeral mass will be August 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends this evening from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will take place at a later date in Mexico.
Carpenter’s Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville is serving the Chavez family.

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