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Jerry Gallimore
Mr. Jerry Lee Gallimore, 74, of 12277 East Old Highway 64, Lexington, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice Home. 

He was born December 18, 1939 in Guilford County, the son of Arthur Lee Gallimore and Dorothy Easter Gallimore. Jerry was a 1958 graduate of Central Davidson High School and a graduate of Barber School in Winston-Salem. He was an active member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church, serving on various committees. He was a barber for over 40 years, working in High Point, Thomasville, Asheboro, and Lexington. Jerry enjoyed farming, raising cattle and horses and showing quality poultry. He was a well-known poultry breeder who was a member of Guil-Rand Poultry Club, Carolina Feather Fanciers Association, Carolina Cornish Club and National Bantam Association. He was preceded in death by his parents.

On November 12, 1966, he was married to Linda Hunt, who survives of the home. Also surviving are his children, Melanie Harrison of Denton, Jason Gallimore of Lexington, and Heather Koonts of Cullowhee; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sister, Joan Hedrick of Lexington; and brother, Gary Gallimore of Lexington.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Clarksbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Gould officiating. Burial followed in Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point.

The family request memorials be sent to Clarksbury United Methodist Church, 639 Clarksbury Church Road, Thomasville, NC  27360 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC  27292.

Online condolences may be sent to the Gallimore family at

Juanita Loftin
Juanita Russell Loftin, age 59, of Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, formerly of Denton died Sunday, August 17 at High Point Regional Hospital.

A funeral service for Ms. Loftin was held on Wednesday, August 20 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Smith and Rev. Claudie Harrison officiating. The family received friends following the service.

Ms. Loftin was born June 28, 1955 in Randolph County to Wade F. and Myrtle Lanier Russell. She was a 1973 graduate of Denton High School and was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tommy Russell who died in January of 2001.

She is survived by one son, Jody Loftin of Denton; one sister, Joyce Parrish of Lexington and one grandson, Ty Loftin.

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 216 West Market Street, Suite B, Greensboro, NC  27401.

Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Loftin family.
Billy Sanders
 Billy Carson Sanders, Sr., age 67, of Denton died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center following a brief illness.

 A celebration of his life was held Saturday at the home of the daughter, Wendy Metcalf at 1350 Yates Road, Denton.
Mr. Sanders was born March 13, 1947 in Davidson County to Carson and Mary Barnes Sanders. He had worked at Klopman Mill for 30 years.

 He is survived by son, Allen Sanders of Thomasville; daughters, Amanda Carter of Southern Pines, Brenda Arlene Sanders of New London and Wendy Metcalf of Denton; brother, Paul Sanders of Whiteville; sisters, Jane Parrish of Seagrove and Diane Carter of Sophia; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Sanders family.

Alton Soles
Mr. Alton Cleveland Soles age 77, of Floyd Church Rd., Lexington died Friday, August 22, 2014 at WFU Lexington Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 27 at Floyd Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Josh Sheffield and Rev. Shane Smith. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Soles was born June 13, 1937 in Columbus County. He was a member of Floyd Baptist Church and worked at Thomasville Furniture Industries before retiring after 35 years of service as a finishing specialist. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Isabelle Soles Capps; step father, David V. Capps; son, Alton Soles, Jr., and by a brother, Dotha Lee “Junior” Soles.

Surviving is his wife, Estelle Cartrette Soles of the home; daughters, Rita Soles Shipton of Lexington and Deborah Soles Winchester of Lexington; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nina Todd of Lumberton, Hilda Blackburn of Thomasville, Pat Arita of Leland, and brother, Jimmie Lou Cabe of Thomasville.

The family received friends on Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Floyd Ch. Rd.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences can be made at

Juanita Weaver
Ms. Juanita Daniel Weaver age 87, of Farmbrook Dr., Denton died Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mountain Vista Health Park.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25 at Summerville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Flynn Richardson, Rev. Jonathan Barbee, and Rev. Johnny Daniel. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Weaver was born June 28, 1927 in Davidson County to Travis Hurley Daniel, Sr. and Sallie Gallimore Daniel. She was a member of Summerville Baptist Church and worked for many years as a looper in the hosiery industry. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel Columbus Weaver and by 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Juanita was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Her favorite saying was “It didn’t cost anything to be kind to people”. She was such a positive influence in the lives of so many.

Surviving is a daughter, Lynn Garner and husband Zane of Denton; granddaughters, Hannah G. Cantu and husband David and Haley Garner all of Denton; and sister, Magilene Lanier of Locust.

The family received friends on Sunday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Farmbrook Dr.

Memorials can be made to The Baptist Children’s Home PO Box 338 Thomasville, NC 27360.

Online condolences can be made at
Church News
Cid United Methodist Church
Cid United Methodist Church invites the community to our 11a.m. worship service on Sunday August 31st.

We are excited to welcome The LeBeau’s to worship in music with us at our 5th Sunday Service. Everyone is welcome!
Cid UMC is located at 199 Cid Road off Highway 109 South between Denton and Thomasville.

Faith Baptist Church
Come join us for our 12th annual “Fifties Café and Cruise-in” at the church on Saturday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome. We will have cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and more. Bring your yard chairs and enjoy live music. Free food and donations are appreciated. Please bring a can food for the Upper Room Food Ministry in Southmont. For more information, contact David at 336-798-1840.

Faith Baptist Church is located at 4518 Shiptontown Road just off Hwy. 8 near Pebble Beach. Visit our website at

New Hope United Methodist Church
The New Hope United Methodist Church Woman will hold their annul raffle during the September 13 Denton’s Street Festival.

First Prize is $300’ Second Prize is a $200 Village gift certificate’ and Third Prize is a $100 gift certificate to Food Lion.
You can purchase 1 ticket for $1; 7 tickets for $5 and 30 tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased at The Village Restaurant located at 52 North Main Street in Denton