Age: 83 Address: Henson Creek, Avery County Date of Death: Friday, September 13, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Howard Dellinger, born April 12th, 1930, of Henson Creek, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, September 13th at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Oliver and Ethel Gragg Dellinger. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Gay Dellinger and two sisters: Helen Young and Iva Lee Burleson. Howard was a member of Henson Creek Baptist Church. He operated a saw mill for a number of years and had many hobbies.
Surviving is his loving wife of 62 years, Marie Greene Dellinger; three sons: Michael Dellinger and wife, Joyce and Randall Dellinger and wife, Joann, all of Henson Creek and Jeffrey Dellinger and wife, Rena of Little Buck Hill; sister, Inez Self and husband, Jimmy, of Little Buck Hill; brother, Homer Dellinger and wife, Sue, of Henson Creek; 5 grandchildren: Tim Dellinger, Dustin Dellinger, Jonathan Dellinger, Christopher Dellinger and Sarah Dellinger; 6 great-grandchildren: Cannan, Noah, Calvary, Megan, Luke and Hunter.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 16th at Henson Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Earl Carver, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pittman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Hunter Dellinger, Jonathan Dellinger, Dustin Dellinger, Chris Dellinger, Marlin Jones and Ronnie Wise. Honorary pallbearer will be Luke Dellinger. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 15th at the church.
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