ELKIN- Cline "Mack" McFarland Hendrick, 88, passed away at his home in Elkin Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. He was born Aug. 11, 1925, in Cliffside, to Maurice and Lela McFarland Hendrick.
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He was a graduate of Cliffside High School in 1942 and North Carolina State University in 1949. Mack was a veteran of World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded in France in 1944. He retired from Chatham Manufacturing in 1988. Mack was a member of the Elkin Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church of Elkin where he taught Sunday school and served as a deacon, chairman of the Deacon Board, and moderator.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth H. Hendrick; and brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Betty Hendrick.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Avis Elliott Hendrick; their three children, Anne Moore of Martinsville, Va., Frank Hendrick and his wife Jeannette of Elkin, and Jane Hendrick of Elkin; grandchildren, Christy Carter and husband James of Elkin, Denise Felts and husband Toby of Mt. Airy, Martin Moore of Greenville, S.C., Elizabeth Bryant and husband Garrett of Roaring River, Greg Moore and wife Chelsi of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren Jim Carter, Will Felts, Katie Carter and Lilly Felts; and special nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Hollywood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Elkin to celebrate and honor his life.
The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Elkin, P.O. Box 618, Elkin, NC 28621 or a charitable organization of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com.
Elkin Funeral Service is serving the family.
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Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 22, 2013