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Dwight Beam Hord

LAWNDALE — Dr. Dwight Beam Hord, 79, of 118 Hord Road, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Maurice Beam Hord and Ellen Lenore Harmon Hord. He taught and coached for one year at Piedmont High School and practiced dentistry for 48 years in his hometown of Lawndale. Dr. Hord received his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1948 and graduated with UNC’s first dental class in 1954. He was a lifetime member of Lawndale Baptist Church, where he taught the Can-Do Sunday School Class and served as deacon for many years. He was a member and past president of Lawndale Lions Club and was Lion of the Year in 1979, member and past president of the NC Dental Association, served on the board of directors during the formation of the Cleveland Vocational Workshop, former member of the board of directors for Upper Cleveland Rescue, Lawndale Citizen of the Year, honored by Lawndale Baptist Church for community service on Dr. Dwight Hord Appreciation Day, member of Lawndale Masonic Lodge 486 for 50 years and was member of Lawndale American Legion Post 302. He attended Cornell University for officer training and served as deck officer aboard the USS Lumen during World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Anne Cline Hord; a brother, Robert Hord; and a sister, Frances Grigg. 

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Jean Hord of Charlotte; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Ellen and Rick Wease of Lawndale, Anne Walker of Charlotte and Jean and Dave Roberts of Boone; eight grandchildren, Tyler Hord, Chuck Wease and wife, Mandy, Ricky Wease, Kimberly Wease, Max Borders, Abby Walker, Ivy Mauney and Davis Roberts; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kaitlyn and Caleb Wease.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Lawndale Baptist Church with the Revs. John F. Bridges and Reginald Dawkins officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at Stamey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Dwight Hord Scholarship Fund, in care of Lawndale Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Lawndale, NC 28090.