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10/15/2020 5:46:00 PM
Hilda Wilkinson Becker
June 19, 1923 - October 14, 2020

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Mrs. Hilda Wilkinson Becker, 97, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Atrium Health - Cleveland. 

Mrs. Becker was born in Lincoln County on June 19, 1923 a daughter of the late Willie O. Wilkinson and Lounellie Houser Wilkinson. She was a retired secretary and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church in Vale. Mrs. Becker was the last living woman veteran in Lincoln County who served in World War II. Mrs. Becker voluntarily entered and served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. She was promoted to Yeoman First Class, which is the next highest rating to that which an enlisted person may attain.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Becker; a daughter, Denise Becker Davis; a sister Rowena Hoyle and two brothers Baine and Coyte Wilkinson.

Survivors include her brother, Tunny Wilkinson of Lincolnton; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Johnny Norton officiating. Military honors will be provided by Cherryville American Legion Post 100 Honor Guard.

The family will greet friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, 8121 S. Hebron Church Road, Vale, NC 28168.

A guest register is available at

Stamey- Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the Becker family.

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