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Donna Lynn Cotter
Mrs. Donna Lynn Cotter, 45, of Denton, NC, died January 18, 2016.

Arrangements by Midstate Cremation Service. Condolences may be made online at

David Gordon
David Alan Gordon, 51, a resident of Lexington passed away Monday, January 26, 2016 at this residence.

There will be private family services conducted. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Clifford Grubb
Mr. Clifford Wood Grubb age, 90 of Crousetown Rd., Lexington passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at Thomasville Medical Center.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 30 at Cedar Springs Cemetery with Rev. Billy Joe Yates presiding.

Mr. Grubb was born April 30, 1925 in Davidson County to Frank Grubb and Effie Lambeth Grubb. He attended Jackson Creek Baptist Church. He was a farmer and a sawmill operator. In addition to his parents, by his wife, Naomi Grubb and sisters, Brady Grubb, Bertha Harrison, Pallie Bunting, Fallie Loflin, and Ruby Nance.

Surviving are sons, Jerry Grubb of Lexington and Dale Grubb of Thomasville; daughters, Denise Westmoreland of Lexington and Janette Jacks of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Troy Grubb of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Deano Harrison, Ava C. Hepler, Kalli Litchfield, Jeff Grubb, Michelle Harrison, Keisha Davis, and Kevin Westmoreland; 11 great grandchildren, Calli, Daniel, and Owen Harrison, Cody and Cady Grubb, Asa Garard, Eva, Ella, and Evan Davis, Josh and Justin Hepler; and one great-great grandchild, Skylar Hepler.

The family received friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Online condolences may be made at

James Jones
James Calvin Jones, lifelong resident of Thomasville, passed away on the evening of January 29, 2016 while in the care of the loving staff of Hinkle House, Hospice of Davidson County.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Thomasville Church of God with Rev. C. Alan Greene officiating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family greeted friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM at J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville.

While all flowers are appreciated, the family has also suggested that donations may be made to support the work of Hinkle House, Davidson County Hospice, 200 Hospice Lane Lexington, NC 27292 or Thomasville Camp of Gideons International, P. O. Box 1851 Thomasville, NC 27360.  Online condolences may be sent to the Jones family at

Thomas “Buddy” Ludwig, Jr.
Thomas Benton “Buddy” Ludwig, Jr., 88 years of age, of New London, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington.

Mr. Ludwig was born September 10, 1927 in Salisbury to the late Thomas Benton Ludwig and the late Willa Mae Whisnant Ludwig. In addition to his parents, Buddy was also preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Nancy Jane Story Ludwig. She went to be with her Lord and Savior August 13, 2015. He was of the Christian faith.

In years past Buddy held several occupations such as owning his own welding business in Salisbury, retired form Daniel’s Construction Company, auctioneered in the 70’s and 80’s, co-owned Ludwig’s Variety Store with his wife Nancy, and together they worked at Rockingham Flea Market. He was a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge in Salisbury. Buddy also served our country as a Merchant Marine during World War II.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Lick Creek Baptist Church, Lick Creek Church Rd. Denton, NC, officiated by Rev. Steve Kiger and Rev. Sandy Young.

Survivors include one son, T.B. Ludwig and wife Carol of Rocky Mount, NC; two daughters, Bennie Ludwig Fraley Barber and husband David of Salisbury, NC, and Susan Cook Lovette and husband Colon of Denton, NC; one grandson, Ollie Jermane; two granddaughters, Kimberley Fraley Redmon, and Cheyenne Jane Lovette; one great-granddaughter, Kaiden Leigh Redmon; one brother-in-law, William Story and wife Carol and his precious little dog Junior.

Memorials may be made to Hinkle Hospice House of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC. 27292.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Ludwig family.

Online condolences may be made at

Evelyn Talley
Evelyn Louella Lowman Talley, 82 of Thomasville, passed away January 27, 2016 at her home.

A service was held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville with Rev. Bynum Orr and Rev. Tim Landreth officiating. Burial followed at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point NC 27262. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Church News:

Alleghany UMC Community Supper
Alleghany UMC will host its community supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, February 10 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please join us for food and fellowship

Alleghany UMC is located at 2039 Alleghany Church Rd., Denton.
Central UMC to host Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Central United Methodist Church will host the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Church Hut on Tuesday evening, February 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Payment is by donation and will go toward STOP HUNGER NOW.   The community is cordially invited to enjoy the traditional evening of feasting that takes place before the beginning of the Lenten season.

Central UMC is located the corner of Bingham and First St. in Denton.
Clear Springs UMC All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast
On Saturday, February 13 from 7:00am-10:00am. ALL YOU CARE TO EAT BREAKFAST! Breakfast includes ham, tenderloin, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, sausage gravy, redeye gravy, apples, biscuits, muffins, coffee, milk and juice.

Breakfast is by donation. You may purchase a carryout plate if you wish. Bring a friend to breakfast!

Clear Springs UMC is located at 4321 S. Main St. Extension.
Macedonia United Methodist Women Pancake Supper
The Macedonia United Methodist Women will be having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 9th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Spirit Hall. The menu will consist of all you can eat pancakes, waffles, sausage and coffee, orange juice and milk.  The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

Macedonia UMC is located on Highway 8 in Southmont.