Jay Clyde Heavner

Jay Clyde Heavner, age 73, of Candlewick Way in Gastonia died Saturday, August 17, 2019.

 Mr. Heavner was born September 10, 1945 in Lincoln County. He was the son of the late Clyde Preston Heavner and Daisy Eurey Heavner. He was preceded in death by a grandson Gabriel Savage and brother, Jack Heavner. Mr. Heavner retired as the Director of Revenue for Gaston County. Prior to working in Gaston County, he was the Tax Administrator for Lincoln County. He was a veteran of the US Army.

 His funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Covenant Church where he was a member for many years.. Rev. Mike Devine will officiate. His body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Warlick Funeral Home.

 Mr. Heavner is survived by his wife, Amelia “Millie” Smith Heavner of the home; son, Andy Heavner and wife Stephanie of Lacey, Washington; daughter, Amy Heavner Savage and husband Jonanthan of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Victoria Savage, Isabella Savage and Jacob Heavner.

 Memorials may be made to Covenant Church, P. O. Box 564, Lincolnton, NC 28093.

 Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton, NC is serving the Heavner family.

 Mrs. Janelle Leonhardt Cook

Mrs. Janelle Leonhardt Cook, 61, of 1811 Requa Road, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Janelle was born on April 14, 1958 in Lincoln County, NC a daughter of the late Burl Leonhardt and Mabel Canipe Leonhardt.  She worked for Richway/Morse Shoe Company traveling for three years.  When she moved back home she married Wayne Cook and was the bookkeeper for Cooks Masonry for 13 years and also for Farmers Fertilizer  and was a caregiver to her parents.

Janelle was a former member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on the Missions and bereavement committee.  She is a member of North Brook Baptist Church where she helped to start the clothes closet, the block party and the back to school program and also served as a greeter, bereavement, missions.  Janelle also volunteered for Christian ministry in Lincoln County as a receptionist and delivered meals on wheels.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Wayne Cook of the home; a son Mike Cook and wife Heather of Cherryville; a daughter, Wendy Lattimore and husband Jimmy of Fallston; a sister, Burlene Eaker; three brothers, Doyle Leonhardt, Jack Leonhardt and Jamie Leonhardt all of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Kelssie, Gavin, Payton, Easton and Natalie and also surviving are special nieces and nephews, Alisa Eaker, Teresa Leonhardt, Stacy Leonhardt, Kevin Leonhardt and Angela Leonhardt and special friends Teressa Brady and Kathy Beal.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00PM on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home and at other times the family will be at the home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at North Brook Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Wise officiating.

Burial will be at North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to Bess Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Towery 2357 Bess Chapel Church Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021.

A guest register is available at www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Cook.

 Debra Lee Hutter

Debra Lee Hutter, 66 of Claremont passed away August 15, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be 3 p.m. today at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 - 3 p.m. today at the Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home. 

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

 Paul Junior Dellinger

Paul Junior Dellinger, 92, of Conover passed away August 15, 2019.

A service to celebrate Paul’s life was held  August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Conover. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends August 18,  2019 from 1  to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, is serving the Dellinger family.

 Rachel Joanne Bennett

Rachel Joanne Bennett, 52, of Supply, passed away August 16, 2019.

 A service to celebrate Rachel’s life will be held August 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service August 20, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Lawing’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, is serving the Bennett family.

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