Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities



Church New:
Faith Baptist Church “Identity 2016” Camp  AND Community  Yard/Bake Sale
hird-Eighth Graders, join Faith Baptist Church on September 30 through Oct. 2 at Camp Walter Johnson in Denton for “Identity 2016”. Join us for a weekend of worship, music, food, games, fellowship and much more as we find our identity in GOD! Lodging in bunkhouses with shared bathrooms, meals included in the camp cost (please bring snacks). Cost is $100, call Rev. Shane Smith 336-859-0413.
Faith Baptist Church WMU will be hosting a COMMUNITY YARD/BAKE SALE on Friday, Oct 7th (8am – 6pm) and Saturday, Oct 8th (8am – 1pm)
Located at 4518 Shiptontown Rd, Denton.  Spaces for rent for $5 (unlimited setup) to help with advertising and missions.  You can set up one or both days. Please contact Wanda Grimes at 336 859 3067 to reserve a spot.  Items set up inside and outside.
Something for everyone!
Farmer Baptist Church Old Fashion Day
Farmer Baptist Church invites you to spend Old Fashion Day with them on October 1, 2016. Sunday school will begin at 10 am and preaching will begin at 11 am. Sunday evening service is at 7 pm.
You may dress old fashioned if you like. Bro. Gerald Bingham will be preaching both services.
Lineberry Methodist Women’s Annual Breakfast & Raffle
Lineberry Methodist Women will host is annual breakfast and raffle on Saturday, October 1 from 7 am – 10 am.  This years raffle will include a donated Bob Timberlake numbered, signed and framed 29x36” painting, titled “Midday”. Richard Smith donated the picture in memory of his wife, Barbara.
Tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Drawing will be held following the breakfast on October 1, 2016. You do not have to present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any church member or at the door. The meal is by donation only and will start at 7 am and conclude at 10 am. Thank you for your support in raising money for charities’.
Lineberry Methodist Church, (2489 Handy Rd., Denton) will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Gould delivering the message.  A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.  Everyone is invited to the homecoming service and to the covered dish luncheon.  Revival Services will be held each evening at 7:00 p.m. starting Sunday, October 2 through Wednesday October 5.  Guest ministers and singers as listed below will bring the message in word and song each evening.
Sunday Evening: Rev. Aldana Allen - Special Music: Raising Glory
Monday Evening: Rev. Steve Phillippi - Special Music: Chandlers Grove Choir
Tuesday Evening: Evangelist Brian Davis - Special Music: Brian Davis Family
Wednesday Evening: Rev. Brad Treece - Special Music: Neil Snider
We look forward to being with you at these revival services. All are welcome.
New Beginning Church Homecoming
New Beginning Church Homecoming. On October 2nd, New Beginning Church located at 725 South Main Street Extension, will be having their annual church homecoming.  All present and former members are invited for services that morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. and come hungry!  We would also like to extend a special invitation to anyone looking for a church to attend because homecoming is a fun time to come. We will have praise and worship and “dinner on the ground” so come as you are...ONE AND ALL!
Tyro United Methodist Church WOMEN OF HOPE Fall Bazaar
On Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM Tyro United Methodist Church WOMEN OF HOPE will hold their Fall Bazaar.
Crafts, Home Décor, Handmade Purses, Tote Bags, Aprons, Jewelry, Christmas Decorations, Wreaths, Stepping Stones, Ceramics, Baked and Canned Goods, Frozen Entrees and Casseroles, Fried Apple Pies, and New to You.
Biscuits, coffee and juice will be available for breakfast. Famous Tyro United Methodist Men’s BBQ sandwiches, shoulders or specials Will be ready at 9 am. Eat in or take out. HOMEMADE CHICKEN PIES. Will start selling at 8:30 am.
The church is located at 4484 S. Hwy 150, Lexington, NC in the Tyro community.

Janice Laughridge
Mrs. Janice Meshaw Laughridge, age 81 of South Main Street, Denton, NC died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her residence  

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 23 at the Phillips Cemetery in Lumberton.

Mrs. Laughridge was born October 12, 1934 in Robeson County to Eddie Meshaw and Tessie Phillips Meshaw.  She was a homemaker and was married to C. M. Laughridge who preceded her in death.  She was a member of High Rock Baptist Church where she had served as Pianist and Sunday School Superintendent.

Surviving are daughters, Melody Hughes of Denton and Peggy Hanes of Lexington; son, Eddie Buffkin of Lumberton; brother, John Luther Meshew of Lumberton; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at

Randy Louya

Mr. Randy Joe Louya, 66, of Maplewood Avenue passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life was held at R Lo’s Bar & Grill on Monday September 26, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Monday night meals at Heidelberg United Church of Christ 118 Salem Street, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Louya Family at

Jewel Payne
Mr. Jewel Payne, 85, a resident of E. Old Hwy 64, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center.

Services were held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville, NC with Rev. Henry King officiating.  The family received friends on Saturday at the funeral home and other times at 909 Oaklawn Drive in Thomasville. 

Burial followed the service in Holly Hill Memorial Park.  Online condolences may be sent to the Payne family at

Bruce Surratt
Mrs. Bruce Smith Surratt, age 102 of South NC Hwy # 109, Denton died Saturday, September 24 at Rowan Regional Hospital in Salisbury.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 28 at Lineberry United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Mrs. Surratt was born November 12, 1913 in Davidson County to James Cornelius Smith and Minnie Farlena Morris Smith.  She was a member of Lineberry United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  She had worked in the Hosiery Manufacturing Industry.  She was married to Robert W. Surratt who died in 2002. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ernest and Bobby and sisters, Flada and Bessie.

She is survived by her daughter Renee Surratt Gallimore and husband Phil of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, John Gallimore and wife Jaime of Winston-Salem, Mindy Gallimore Murray and husband Ryan of Minneapolis, Minn. and great-grandchildren, Charlie and Simon Gallimore and Lily Murray.

Memorials may be made to Lineberry United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Pearce, 2222 Piedmont School Road, Denton, NC 27239.

Online condolences may be made at