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6/18/2022 9:45:00 AM
Helen Hoyle Leatherman
April 21, 1935 - June 16, 2022

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Helen Hoyle Leatherman, 87, of Lincolnton, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at her residence.

She was born April 21, 1935 in York County, S.C. to the late Loy Edgar Hoyle and Mary Blackwood Hoyle. Helen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Newton for more than 50 years and active with the senior groups. Helen, along with her husband, were the owners and operators of Leatherman Septic Service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Clyde Hoyle, James Hoyle, Bobby Hoyle, and Kenneth Hoyle; and sister, Frances Norman.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband of 69 years Harvey Leatherman of the home; son Gary Leatherman and wife Kathy of Lincolnton; daughters Karen Leatherman of Lincolnton, Lisa “Kim” Parker and husband Barry of Lincolnton; sister Doris Duckworth of Vale; sisters-in-law Becky Hoyle of Vale, Renee Hoyle of Vale, Christine Cloninger of Claremont; grandchildren Kandra, Matt, Amanda, Cole, Stephanie, Katy and Codey; great-grandchildren Riley, Reagan, Cooper, Karlee, Harper, Allie, Kaiden, and Waylon.

A service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Newton. Rev. Nathan Yoder will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton. Those serving as pallbearers are Cole Leatherman, Riley Leatherman, Cooper Johnson, Matt Speagle, Codey Parker, Terry Ratts, and Josh Burris.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 4536 Hickory-Lincolnton Highway, Newton, NC 28658, or to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Leatherman family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Leatherman family.

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