Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Gary Michael Medlin

Gary Michael Medlin, 74, of Albemarle passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Bethany Woods Nursing Center.  A memorial service to honor his life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Wayne Bennett officiating.  The family will host a reception in the church fellowship hall following the service. 

Born April 24, 1944 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Artis Crowell Medlin and Virginia Treece Medlin.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired as a manager for Lance Inc.  He graduated from New London High School.  Mr. Medlin was a licensed Auctioneer and he enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time at the beach.  He was a member of Stanly Lodge #348 A. F. and A. M. 

Mr. Medlin is survived by his wife of 51 years Pamela Burris Medlin, sons Aaron Banks Medlin of Albemarle and Neil Thatcher Medlin of Savannah, GA, brother Marty Medlin of New London, sister Gail Blanton of Fuquay Varina, NC, grandchildren Joseph Gray Medlin and Hunter Elizabeth Medlin, and his special Shih-Tzu granddog, China.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 17236 Frog Pond Rd., Oakboro, NC 28129 or to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Lynette Norton Goodman Posted January 15, 2019 4:37 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this, Gary was always so friendly and happy to see you. I’ve known Gary and Pam most of my life and they are wonderful people. Pam you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers .🙏

  • Margaret Snyder Posted January 15, 2019 4:45 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. Although you may have expected, it is still a terrible shock and almost impossible to believe, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  • Bradelly&Elkene Smuth Posted January 15, 2019 7:17 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss . We. pray God will comfort you and your Family ..Our thoughts will be with you !.🙏

  • Bradley & Ellene Smith Posted January 15, 2019 7:22 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss . We. pray God will comfort you and your Family ..Our thoughts will be with you !.🙏

  • Tobie I Starnes Posted January 15, 2019 7:40 pm

    Aaron and Neil and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
    Bobby and Tobie Starnes

  • David And Sarah Fisher Posted January 15, 2019 7:57 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Medlin family.

  • Eddie and Marilyn Morton Posted January 15, 2019 8:33 pm

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  • Ed Hatley Posted January 16, 2019 6:24 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Gary death. Pam and his family, we’re praying for you. Gary, always had a smile on his face and a message uplifting for everyone. He’ll be missed

  • DON ABERNATHY Posted January 16, 2019 7:51 am

    Janice and I are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a good man. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Lisa Mabry Posted January 16, 2019 9:27 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family.

  • Frankie Gale Harris and Jimmy Harris Posted January 16, 2019 11:15 am

    Pam and family we are saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Jimmy enjoyed the comments Gary would make on his FB posts. We pray that God will comfort each of you in the days ahead.I truly know your grief. I always say that my consolation was knowing that the pain and suffering is over and we will see them again someday soon. May God be with you all.

  • Phillip & Kay Hunter Posted January 17, 2019 9:02 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort each of you as you grieve and mourn Gary’s passing. God’s blessings to each of you.

  • Jackie Burpeau Posted January 17, 2019 8:21 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Praying that you have peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Scott Sudderth Posted January 18, 2019 12:58 pm

    Mr. Gary was a wonderful man. Mr. Gary and Mrs. Pam always treated me like family. It was a pleasure knowing him. I am very sorry for the loss of such an amazing man.

  • Linda Burleson Smith Posted January 18, 2019 7:18 pm

    Pam and family, May your sorrow be overcome with love and memories.. Praying for you, Pam, and family.

  • Bill and Tonya Wikhelm Posted January 22, 2019 4:28 pm

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. He was such a nice man. Prayers are with you during and after this time. With our deepest sympathy!

  • Bill and Tonya Wilhelm Posted January 22, 2019 4:28 pm

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. He was such a nice man. Prayers are with you during and after this time. With our deepest sympathy!

  • James & Anabel Speight Posted January 23, 2019 4:56 pm

    So sorry to hear about Gary , he was a great guy. May God give you peace. You are in. our prayers.

  • Terry Smith Posted February 4, 2019 7:57 pm

    Mrs. Medlin, very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing…may he rest in Peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Terry Smith (your 5th grade student) and family

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