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Obituaries — 3-13-17

Russell Lee Dellinger

STANLEY — Mr. Russell Lee Dellinger, age 81, of 1659 S. Highway 16, Stanley died Saturday, March 11, 2017.

His funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Living Word Ministries with Rev. Wayne Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Hills Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Living Word Ministries.

Mr. Dellinger was born on May 20, 1935 and was the son of the late Chester and Nettie Dellinger. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, L. C. Dellinger and Bobby Dellinger and two sisters, Patricia Rudisill and Barbara Jean Cook.  Mr. Dellinger was the President of Dellinger Exterminating for 56 years. Mr. Dellinger served on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for 12 years, as President of the East Lincoln Optimist Club and as Charter Chairman of the Lincoln County Democratic Party.  He also served on the Lincoln County Board of Elections, Lincoln County Social Services Board and the fund raising committee of the Hills Chapel Family Life Center in Lowesville.

Mr. Dellinger is survived by his wife, Joan Riddle Dellinger of the home; one son, Jeff Lee Dellinger and wife, Tammy of Stanley; one daughter, Cindy McCandless and husband, Mike of Stanley; one brother Dariel Dellinger of Stanley; one sister, Chris Nelson of Stanley; six grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Aaron, Lindsey, Courtney and Katlyn; eleven great–grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Living Word Ministries, 1062 S. Highway 16, Stanley, NC 28164 or to Cry Aloud Worship Center, 6111 Bob White Trail, Stanley, NC 28164.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Dellinger family.

 

Beadie ‘Pauline’ Norman Lackey

Beadie ‘Pauline’ Norman Lackey, 100, of Hickory, passed away March 10, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

Born March 10, 1917 in Catawba Co., she was the daughter of the late Edward Cullan Norman and Minnie Beulah Huffman Norman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.A. Lackey; son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Reita Lackey; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Tom Rudisill; brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Della Norman.

A member of Mt. Grove Baptist Church, Pauline held many church positions, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She loved to paint, garden, crochet and read. She retired from Kayser-Roth Hosiery Mill.

Survivors include her son, Carroll Lackey and wife Rose of Hickory; grandsons, Kevin Lackey and wife Amanda of Hickory, Chad Lackey and wife Shelley of Taylorsville, Jason Lackey and wife Erica of Hickory, Bryan Lackey and wife Danielle of Hickory; granddaughters, Leigh Ann Lackey of Hickory, Carol Ann Haizlip and husband Bryan of Hickory; great-granddaughters, Amanda Miller and husband Jimmy of Hickory, Whitney Bush and husband George of Hickory; great-grandsons, Dayton Lackey of Hickory, Noah Lackey of Taylorsville, Mason Lackey of Taylorsville, Daniel Lackey of Hickory, Jacob Lackey of Hickory; great- great-granddaughter, Serenidy Bush of Hickory and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. John David Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. prior to the service at Zion Lutheran Church.

Memorials may be sent to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658 or Mt. Grove Baptist Church Building Fund

On-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the Lackey family.

 

Farrie Ellen White Blackburn

Mrs. Farrie Ellen White Blackburn, 92, of Reepsville Road, Lincolnton passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2017 at CHS-Lincoln surrounded by family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in the Philathea Classroom of the First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m.

Farrie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marion K. Blackburn; her parents, J.L. and Mae Biggerstaff White; two brothers and two sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a son, James Barry Blackburn of Elkin and a number of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including Barbara McBride of Marshville, Jim Stamey of Polkville, Karen Smith of Asheville, Jamie Stamey of Lake Norman, Emily Noland of Mooresville, Johnny Blackburn of Lincolnton and his children, Will, Allie and Margery Blackburn of Lincolnton and her sons, Luke and Jack Frazier. Other special friends include Joe Barnhill of Lincolnton, Reverend Dr. Kenneth Clapp of Salisbury and Sam Tate of Boone. A very special person in Farrie’s life was Mrs. Louise Daniels of Stanley who was her caregiver, spiritual counselor and friend.

Farrie grew up in rural Cleveland County and after completing high school, entered training at Crowell Hospital in Lincolnton to become a registered nurse. Later she became Director of Nurses at Reeves Gamble Hospital and later transitioned the nursing staff to the new Lincoln County Hospital, also serving as Director of Nurses at the new facility. Later she became Health Education Coordinator at Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory serving seventeen years. While there she completed her BS degree in Health Care Administration at St. Joseph College in Maine. While at Catawba Valley, she helped establish the first continuing education program for Emergency Medical Technicians in the North Carolina Community College system.

In addition to her working career, Farrie lead a busy and active life. She was a charter member of the Lincolnton Business and Professional Women’s Club and served as President and District Director. Farrie was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and held a number of offices including Worthy Matron and District Deputy Grand Matron. She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ, Lincolnton for many years serving in various capacities including Youth Fellowship Director and was the first woman elected to serve as a Deacon. During several summers she used vacation time to serve as camp nurse at Johns River Camp.

Farrie was also quite active in community affairs. She served as President of the Catawba Valley Lung Association from 1977 to 1979 and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 1978.  She also served as President of the American Lung Association of North Carolina from 1987 to 1988.  For several years she served on the Executive Committee at the Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds (United Church of Christ) as Co-Chair of the Personnel Committee.  In 1993, Farrie served on the Operations Council at Abernathy Laurels and as Chairwoman of the Executive Committee.  She also served on a group appointed by the County Commissioners which inspected local nursing homes and made recommendations.  She was the first nurse to be appointed to the Board of Health in Lincoln County and served for a number of years receiving their recognition award in 1986.  She also served on the Lincolnton City Planning Board for several years. Farrie was active in the American Ex- Prisoners of War Association completing her husband’s term as Western District Director and continued to serve several years on her own. A patron of the arts, Farrie served for a time as a member of the Lincolnton Community Concert Association.

Over the years, Farrie received many recognition awards. She was most proud of being nominated and conferred to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. James E. Holshouser, Jr. in 1972, the highest civilian honor conferred by the State of North Carolina. In 1961, she was presented as Lincolnton-Lincoln County Woman of the Year. In 1971, she was elected District 29 Nurse of the Year by the NC State Nurses Association.

Farrie never met a stranger and could always be depended on for a good story. She was also a cancer survivor. She loved to read, was an avid bridge player and Tar Heel fan. In her later years she was able to travel to Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean accompanied by her friend, Robert Papp, retired President of Catawba Valley Community College.  One of the highlights of her trips abroad was riding a zip line in Costa Rica at age 82.

 

Chong Koua Lo

Chong Koua Lo, 68, of Pa. died March 4, 2017.

A funeral service will be held March 26, 2017 at Celebration Center, the Jenkins Pavilion and the Startown Gathering Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Lo family.

 

Dallas Henry Darnell

Dallas Henry Darnell, 69, of Maiden died March 8, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Darnell family.

 

Carl Lee Murphy

Carl Lee Murphy, 79, of Lincolnton died March 11, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held March 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God. Burial with military honors will follow at Pineview Cemetery in Mt. Holly. The family will receive friends March 14, 2017 from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Lincolnton Church of God.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Murphy family.

Nelson Sneed Sellers

Nelson Sneed Sellers, 74, of Kings Mountain died March 11, 2017.

Visitation will be from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. March 14, 2017 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. March 14, 2017 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby.

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the Sellers family.

 

Margie Leonhardt Saine

Margie Leonhardt Saine, 73, of Claremont died March 11, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held March 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. The family will receive friends March 15, 2017 from noon until 1:45 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Saine family.

 

Christopher Lomax Smith

Christopher Lomax Smith, 38, of Conover died March 9, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held today at 7 p.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Granite Falls. The family will receive friends this evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Smith family.

 

Peggy Lou Pless

Peggy Lou Pless, 73, of Claremont died March 10, 2017.

No services are planned at this time.

Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is serving the Pless family,

 

Floyd Wayne Whitesides

Floyd Wayne Whitesides, 68, of Lincolnton died March 8, 2017.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Warlick Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Whitesides family.

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