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Edward Lentz
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Edward Lamar (Tip) Lentz, 87, of Carrboro, NC, died Tuesday, January 2, at UNC Hospitals. Ed was born October 10, 1930, in Norwood, NC, to Joe C. and Gladys Mills Lentz. He graduated from Pfeiffer College and UNC Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education. He was a guidance counselor at Hamlet High School and served as principal at Fairview Heights Elementary School, both in Hamlet, NC.

He is survived by his son, Eddy Lentz, and daughter-in-law Lindsey Emery, daughter, Tina Mansfield, and son-in-law Chris, and three granddaughters. Ed was preceeded in death by his parents and sisters Geraldine Dennis and Rachel Smith.

An avid supporter of all things UNC, Ed was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who were fortunate to know him.

A memorial service will be held at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, NC, on Saturday, January 13 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, NC at

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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Memorial Service




10:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering of Friends and Family Following Service




10:45 AM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705


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