Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities



Joan Briles
 Ms. Joan Surratt Briles, 87, formerly of John Carroll Lane, Denton passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Mountain Vista Health Park.

 A funeral service was held on Friday, November 2 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Gerald Miller presiding. Interment followed at Lineberry United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 Joan was born December 10, 1930 in Guilford County to Daniel Elvin Surratt and Maie Carroll Surratt. Joan was a “good Christian lady”. She worked as a clipper for Bisher Hosiery and Adams Mills. Following her retirement she began volunteering at Mountain Vista Health Park giving out ice. She was a member of Walter’s Grove Baptist Church. Joan married Luther H. Briles on June 29, 1963.

 In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther H. Briles on February 19, 1968; daughter, Nerissa Anita Briles on October 5, 2001; brother, Clyde Surratt; sisters, Wilma Hunt, Myrtice Byerly, and Katherine Kearns.

She is survived by sister, Mary Mayo of Winston Salem and by several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Friday prior to the service at Briggs Funeral Home and other times at the home of Martha Hunt on Bombay Rd. Denton.

 Memorials can be made to Lineberry United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in c/o Linda Pearce 2222 Piedmont School Rd. Denton, NC 27239.

 Online condolences may be made at

Jackie Hoover

Mrs. Jackie Kay Hill Hoover, 65, a resident of Badin Lake formerly of Denton, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Duke Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1953 in Davidson County, NC, daughter of the late Jack Dempsey Hill and Annie Ruth Tolson Hill. Jackie was a homemaker and loved being able to care for others; she was often referred to as the “Paula Dean Cook”. She was a member of Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church for forty-five years.

Jackie was married September 22, 1967 to Barry Neal Hoover who survives of the home. Also surviving is one daughter, Katrina Fee and husband Qurt Fee of Badin Lake; one sister, Teresa Hayes of Denton, NC; two grandsons, Neal Batten of High Point and Josh Calloway of Kernersville; two step-grandchildren, Danielle Fee and Cody Fee of Denton.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with Rev. Luke Jackson, Dr. E. Keith Carroll and Dr. Daniel Gentry officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 355 Lexington Avenue 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Online condolences may be sent to the Hoover Family at

Church News


Enjoy Chicken Pie, Live and Silent Auctions, and a “Pay and Take” Market at
Fairview Methodist Saturday
Save cooking and shopping time this busy season by joining us to eat and Christmas shop at Fairview United Methodist Women’s 41st annual Chicken Pie Supper and Auction planned for November 10.  Chicken pie, sweet potatoes, green beans and corn, slaw, roll, dessert, and drink will cost only $8.00 for an adult plate and $4.00 for children ages 5 to 12. Vegetable plates are priced at $5.00 each. You may eat in or take out plates beginning at 5:00 and ending at 7:00.  Rev. Sandy Young says, “We definitely guarantee you will not go away hungry!”  (No whole chicken pies will be sold.)

At 7:15 or so… the live auction begins with items including Martha’s homemade fudge and cookies and other baked goods.  Another feature of the auction will be unique themed gift baskets. Karen Woods, known for her fiber creations, will have needle art ornaments and American Girl doll designer clothes. We also have a special collection of hand-decorated holiday tin-ware ready for anyone on your shopping list. A little birdy tells us that we may have bird boxes and wooden trays to auction.  We will also offer a al beautiful cream and gold eleven-piece porcelain Nativity set at the live auction. 

 If you can’t stay for the live auction, you can visit our “Pay and Take” Christmas market for teacher and hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. Some choices will include original art-photo Fairview Christmas cards, unique tree ornaments, herb vinegars, vintage tea cups in a tin, original jewelry designed by Evelyn Allen, and much more.  We will also feature some nice items for the silent auction such as luggage sets, a juicer that is new in the box (a great Christmas gift), and a tea tray with vintage teapot and gourmet tea. Another feature of the silent auction will be a Lennox boxed set of the Holy Family (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus) from the First Blessings series.   William Allen of Blond Dog Photography will offer a framed print special just for this event. The winning bidder will get to select his original print from a choice of 20 that Allen will have on hand to choose from.   (Note that you do not have to be present to win a silent auction item.)

All proceeds go to fund projects sponsored by Fairview’s United Methodist Women, such as a new fellowship building roof.  The church is located at 5629 Old Highway 109, Lexington (three miles north of Denton).  For more information call 336-596-6470.
Alleghany UMC Community Supper
Alleghany UMC will host its Community Supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Please join us for food and fellowship.
Alleghany UMC Hot Dog/Bake Sale
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. for a hot dog and bake sale. The event is by donation only. The church us located at 2039 Alleghany Church Road, Denton.
BBQ Dinner at Central UMC
Central UMC will host its annual BBQ Dinner on Saturday, November 10 from 4:00 p.m. - 700 p.m.

The meal will include BBQ Pork served with baked beans, steamed potatoes, BBQ slaw, rolls, drink and a dessert. One can dine in or use take out. Music will be provided by The Thomasville Blue Grass Band.

Make sure to visit us on November 10 at 276 W. First St. in Denton at the Central UMC hut.
Denton Wesleyan Church is
hosting a free Thanksgiving
Community Meal

The meal will be held at Denton Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church in the Red Room on Tuesday, November 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Menu includes turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert along with  a canned drink or water.

Groceries will be available to those who need them while supplies last. We invite everyone to join us for some great food and fellowship. Time:  5:00pm-7:00pm. Deliveries are available for those who are not able to attend. Please call the church at 336-859-4565 by 12pm on Tues. Nov. 20. Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.

The church is located at 16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton.
Faith Baptist BBQ Dinner
 Veterans Day Service 
 Community Coat Giveaway

Faith Baptist Church will hold a BBQ chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11:00 am – 6:00 p.m.; $7.50 per plate.

Join Faith Baptist Church for a special veterans day service on Nov. 11. There will be a special guest speaker, Mr. Roy Little (Navy 1958-1962). A meal to follow the service. All veterans and law enforcement are encouraged to attend. To reserve a spot, call Rev. Freddie Mortez at 336.798.2821.

Faith Baptist WMU will be holding a coat giveaway with lunch provided for anyone in need. All sizes from infant, children, women and men.  Also to be given away are hats and gloves. Jpin us on Saturday, November 17 from 1 – 2pm at the Church Fellowship Hall. Please contact Wanda Grimes at 336 859 3067 with questions.
On Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm join guest speaker Phyllis Spence who was a missionary to Costa Rica, among other South American countries.
There will be a meal provided.  There will also be Entertainment and Prizes.

Please bring canned goods or non-perishable items to help us support our local Food Pantry.

RSVP to Wanda Grimes at 336 250 0544  or email no later than October 31, so that we can get an accurate count for the food.
Faith Baptist Church at 4518 Shiptontown Rd, Denton, NC