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2/18/2022 9:03:00 AM
Melinda Houser Yount
October 20, 1942 - February 15, 2022

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Cherryville - Melinda Kay Houser Yount, 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Atrium Health - Cleveland in Shelby.

Melinda was born in Gaston County on October 20, 1942 daughter of the late Jack Houser and Nora Belle Gates Houser. She was retired from Gaston County Schools and worked at Cherryville Elementary School as a teacher’s assistant. Melinda was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Teresa Kay Yount.

Survivors include a son, Greg Yount and wife Wendy of Asheville; a daughter Traci Yount of Vale; four grandchildren Alec Yount (Emily) of Morganton; Colin Yount of Atlanta, Ga.; Sloane Yount of Asheville and Madison Wright (Dustyn) of Lincolnton.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at First United Methodist Church of Cherryville.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy and Rev. Randy Heffner officiating.

The family will have a private burial at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021 or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

A guest register is available at

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


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