Catherine Devine Drum

Catherine Devine Drum, age 93, of the Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton died Saturday, October 26, 2019.

 A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at First Christian Church Cemetery in Lincolnton.  The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the graveside service.

 Mrs. Drum was born on January 20, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Craig Wilkinson Devine and Lillian Abernethy Devine. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Drum, three brothers, Jack, Dean and Joe Devine and her granddaughter, Ame Drum.  She was retired from the textile industry. Mrs. Drum served as a past Worthy Matron in the Lincoln County Eastern Star Chapter 114, volunteered as a reading mentor at G.E. Massey School and was a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Lincolnton.

 She is survived by two sons, Tommy Drum and wife, Dorea of Sherrills Ford and Steve Drum and wife, Karen of Lincolnton; one daughter, Velinda D. Lynch of Lincolnton; two brothers, Donald Devine and wife, Jean of Iron Station and Darrell Devine and wife, Alene of Lincolnton; two sisters, Patricia Alexander and husband, Fred Alexander, Jr. of Kingsland, GA and Dorothy Williams and husband, Gerald of Lincolnton. nine grandchildren, Trevor, Brandon, Laura, Jon, Jacob, Geoffrey, Erica, James and Hannah; twelve great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 735 Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

 Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Drum family.

 Jerry Wayne Cook

Jerry Wayne Cook, age 72, of Lincolnton, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019. Born in December 1946 to Lowell and Pearl Cooke, Jerry grew up in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Jerry served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, then devoted the rest of his life to his career with the NC Department of Natural Resources as a licensed professional Civil Engineer.

 Jerry loved the outdoors, spending time helping others through the Baptist Men’s Association, his involvement with the Lincolnton Rotary Club, and his church, First Baptist of Lincolnton, where he sang in the church choir and attended weekly breakfasts with some of his closest friends.

 Jerry is survived by his immediate family, his twin Janice Cashion of Statesville and her husband Robert Cashion, his older sister Wanda Bolick of Blowing Rock; his two daughters, Kristina Cook DeMonbreun and Carson Cook both of Charlotte; and two stepdaughters, Ashley Rankin Collins of Durham, and Courtney Rankin of McAdenville. Jerry has two grandchildren, Matthew DeMonbreun and Rachel Carroll.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton, from 4:45 until 5:45 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence officiating. The family will hold a private inurnment at a later date.  

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NC Baptist Disaster Relief, c/o First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092, or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o First Baptist Church, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

 Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Cook family.

 James Allen Sigmon

James Allen Sigmon, 77, of Conover passed away October 24, 2019.

 A service to celebrate James’ life was held October 27, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church in Conover. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Oxford Baptist Church.

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Sigmon family.

Brenda Crump Mathis

Brenda Crump Mathis, 74, of Newton passed away October 24, 2019.

A memorial service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held November 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton. The family will receive friends November 2, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

 Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Mathis family.

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