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Bethel Baptist Church VBS
Vacation Bible School is around the corner… Join us August 10 – 12 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

We will be conquering challenges with God’s mighty power as we take on Everest. VBS is open to pre-k to 6th grade children. The church is located on Klopman Mill Road, Denton.
Clear Springs/Siloam Charge United Methodist Churches Sermon Series
We are excited to invite you to our sermon series about the Book of Acts.  Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection was only the beginning of the story of the Christian church.

This sermon series will follow the new television series airing on NBC each week called A.D.  These sermons will cover the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts.  The A.D. television series, produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, picks up where their, “The Bible”, mini series left off. 

A.D. explores the epic journey of the first followers of Christ and their struggles to survive and share their faith in the early days of the most powerful global movement in history.  Come join us to learn more and grow in your faith as we explore the Book of Acts each week.   You may join us at 9:30am at Clear Springs Church, which is located at 4321 South Main St Extension or at 11am at Siloam Church located at 2380 Hwy 47 East.      For more information call (336)460-0831.
Eldorado Baptist Church
Eldorado Baptist Church will be having a homecoming celebration on August 9, 2015. The service starts at 10:30 am. There will be food served after the service, along with Gospel singing by bluegrass group, The Gospel Plowboys. There will also be horse and buggy rides as well. All events are free and all are welcome to join in on the celebration!

The church is located at 4667 Hwy 109 N, Troy, NC 27371.
Farmer Missionary Baptist Church
We invite you to hear a well-known gospel singer, Brother Squire Parsons who will sing at Farmer Missionary Baptist church on August 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free. The church is located at 4556 Dunbar Bridge Road. Pastor is Keith D Letterman.
South Davidson Methodist Church Vacation Bible School
Calling all VBS Campers to Camp Discovery. At Camp Discovery VBS kids learn that God has a plan and a purpose for us, right now, right where we are!

Discover Jesus, our True North Point, and learn how He blesses us with courage and wisdom for our everyday journeys. Jesus is at work through us when we step out in faith and show true love to others.

The VBS is open to children preschool to 5th grade. The event will be held at Central UMC ay 276 W. First Street from Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lila Cook
Lila Kaye Cook, 67, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center, Northeast, Concord.

Born June 11, 1948 in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Claude Grayson Shackleford and Lillian Gertrude Whitaker Shackleford.

Mrs. Cook was a wonderful mother to Mandee and grandmother to Lillian. Mrs. Cook retired from Suntrust Bank and owned and operated Monarch Cleaning Service Inc. She was preceded in death by her son, John Darren “John John” Pope, Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mandee Goins and husband Joey of Concord; sister, Gloria Mae Berry and husband Gilbert of Lugoff, SC; and grandchild,  Lillian Rae Poole of Salisbury.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 6pm Wednesday, July 29 at the home of her daughter, Mandee Goins, 2900 Penninger Rd., Concord, NC 28025

Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Cook family.  Online condolences may be made at

Mary Mae Cranford Dinkins
Mary Mae Cranford Dinkins, 87, a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

She was born January 16, 1928 to the late John and Della Surratt Cranford. Her parents, her husband, James Ray Dinkins and brothers, Otis McClary and J.W. Cranford, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children Michael (Pat) Dinkins, Cheryl (Marion) Spain, and Gary Dinkins; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister Alice (David) Bolton; and a brother, Walter Cranford.

There was no public visitation. A graveside service was held at on  Thursday July 16, 2015 at Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. Hubert Wishon.
Online condolences may be made at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Dinkins family.

Bryce H. Floyd
Mr. Bryce Hedrick Floyd, age 88 of NC Hwy # 47, Denton, NC died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 PM Sunday, July 26 at New Jerusalem United  Church of Christ conducted by Rev. Jimmy Norred. Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Saturday at Briggs Funeral Home.

Mr. Floyd was born September 30, 1926 in Davidson County to Lauton Lewis Floyd and Elsie Hedrick Floyd. He was a1943 graduate of Denton High School and attended Mars Hill College. He was a longtime partner in Bill’s Hosiery Mill in Denton.  He was a member of New Jerusalem United Church of Christ where he had served as a Deacon and Elder.  He was a member of the Denton Lions Club and had served as Treasurer of the club for many years.  He was married to Geraldine Smith Floyd who died April 22, 2005.  He was also preceded in death by sisters, Arlene Sturdivant, Edith Regan and Kate Bivens.

He is survived by a son, Phil Floyd of Denton; daughter Janet Floyd Hill and husband David of Advance; sister, Joan Hammond of Asheboro; granddaughter, Kristin Linker and husband Mason; great grandchildren, Molly Linker and Bo Linker; caregiver and friend Juana Eads.

Memorials may be to New Jerusalem United Church of Christ,4104 Jerusalem Road, Lexington, NC 27292 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292
Online condolences may be made at

Anton Mackert
Mr. Anton “Tony” Mackert, Jr. age 67 a resident of Old Lexington Rd. passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in the Randolph Hospice House. He was born in Einbeck, Germany, Feb. 22, 1948. Mr. Mackert will be cremated and there will be private family services. Online condolences may be sent to the Mackert Family at

Barbara Ward
Mrs. Barbara Jean Burnette Ward, age 76 a resident of Eagle Pointe Dr. went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday July 25, 2015 in the Hospice Home of High Point.

She was born Feb. 14, 1939 in Guilford Co. NC a daughter of the late Onie William and Helen Cox Burnette. Mrs. Ward was a homemaker and worked for several years with Handi-Clean of Greensboro, NC. She was a member of South Elm Street Baptist Church and then later in life became a member of Gate City Baptist Church. She formerly was a member of the church choir. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Benny Lee Burnette and Edward Winfred Burnette. She was married to Arlie Ray Ward who preceded her in death Nov. 22, 2000.

Surviving are, one daughter, Tammy Ward Crisp of Greensboro; one son, Keith Ray Ward of Oak Ridge, NC; one brother, William Terry Burnette of High Point, NC; two granddaughters, and one great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at South Elm Street Baptist Church in Greensboro. The interment will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends prior to the service at the church from 12:30 – 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr.  High Point, NC27262. Online condolences may be sent to the Ward Family at