Gwendolyn Harmon Drum, age 78, of 1132 Lithia Lane in Lincolnton, died on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Wyant and Rev. Joe Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in Hollybrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:45 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Drum was born October 18, 1937, in Lincoln County, to the late Andrew Glenn Harmon and Gertrude Hooper Harmon. She was a co-owner, manager, and floral designer for Drum's Florist and Gifts, and Drum Funeral Home in Lincolnton and Maiden. She is survived by her husband, Shirley D. Drum of the home; two daughters, Cindy Drum, and fiance John Hoyle, and Rhonda Drum McCurry, all of Lincolnton; one brother, Leon Harmon, and wife Elaine, of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Lauryn McCurry Fletcher, and husband Patrick, of Lincolnton, Sheldon McCurry Stokes, and husband Houston, of Charlotte, and John Poovey of Beaufort, SC; two great-grandchildren, Davis and Leighton Fletcher of Lincolnton; and a niece, Sarah Harmon of Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092, or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Drum family.
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