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Elaine (Deck) Yount

May 27, 1946 ~ October 27, 2022 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Elaine Deck Yount, age 76, of Vista Dr., passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Wendover Hospice. She was born May 27, 1946 in Gaston County to the late Adam Guy and Faybelle Biggerstaff Deck. Elaine was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star. She was a long time teacher/counselor for Gaston County and Lincoln County School Systems. She was a swim instructor & day camp counselor for many years at Club Carolina. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Norman with family & friends, enjoyed shag music, and running 5k Races with her family. She enjoyed traveling & spending as much time as she could with her family.

“When tomorrow starts without me, we are not far apart for every time you think of me. I’m right here in your heart.” (EY 2021)

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Denise Deck.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ed Yount; son, Dr. Pete Yount (Ginger Crisp); daughter, Karrie Yount Herold (Dr. Tim Herold); sister, Vickie Deck Dameron (Ernest); grandchildren, Ryan Yount, and Loree Whitlock; and great-grandson, Waylon Demers.

A private funeral service will be held in the Chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Inurnment will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Cleveland County.

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