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Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home

1420 North Main St., China Grove, NC

OBITUARY

Claude Odell Black

February 11, 1931July 15, 2020
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Mr. Claude Odell Black, age 89 of China Grove, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born February 11, 1931 in Lawrence, Ohio, Claude was the son of the late William Davis Black and Myrtle Lee Dishmon Black. His loving wife of 67 years, Frances Lorene Gaines Black, his children, Kenneth Odell Black, Darlene Regina Black and Nathan Odell Black along with his siblings, James Gilbert “Gib” Black, Opal Marie Black Efird and Verdie Black Weatherford all preceded him in death. Claude was a lifelong member of Corriher Heights Baptist Church in China Grove and lived a life of service to others. He loved the outdoors, loved farming and dearly loved his family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Teresa Black Hill (Billy), Kathy McClamrock, Rickie Allen Black (Kathy), Vickie Black Boone (Kenny), Doreen Black and David Matthew Black (Maureen). He also leaves behind his brothers, Donald E. Black, William Everette Black, Arvil Lee Black, Fred J. Black and John Henry “Shorty” Black, along with 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren along with his daughter in-law, Phyllis Black.

Visitation for Claude will be on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm in the Chapel officiated by Rev. Larry Beaver. Burial at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove will immediately follow the service. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Black.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • Burial

    Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Rick Wilson

July 19, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. Every bit of country boy I have in me is due to him and his family. I grew up feeling like I was part of the family. I will always be grateful for them looking out for grandma and dad the way they did. He and his family taught me how important it is to help our neighbors. I‘ll never forget grandma telling me “ if you want sausage for breakfast tomorrow you better get over there and help cut meat or you better go and help bail hay. The Black family was a big part of who I am today.

Sarah Lee Frederick

July 18, 2020

Dear Family,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. Uncle Claude was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had a gentle, kind, and giving spirit that touched many lives and was always dedicated to his church and all the work he was a part of. The loving memories he leaves behind will always be a blessing to all who knew him.
Our deepest sympathy,
Sarah Lee, George, and Alice

Brooke Gray

July 18, 2020

Sharon Wilson

July 17, 2020

Dear Black Family!
Sending my heartfelt sympathy, hugs and love to each of you♥️ Claude was a wonderful man and very kind to everyone, especially always so good to Beatrice Wilson and her family!
You are in my prayers!
(I would love to attend the receiving of friends and his funeral, but I won’t come because of the virus.)
Much love & prayers!
Sharon Wilson (Ralph’s wife)

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