Mr. Carson Dean Cromer age 28, of S. Main St. Ext. Denton, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his
A memorial service to celebrate Carson’s life will be
held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Clear Springs United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Scott Davis and
Rev. Sandy Young.
Carson was born in Davidson County on August 6, 1988. He was a graduate of South Davidson High School
and a member of Clear Springs United Methodist Church. Carson was a devoted caretaker for his mother and enjoyed working on
small engines and computers.
Surviving are parents Karen Elaine Neese Lanning
and Jerry Lanning; grandparents, Murray & Glenda Peake of Pennsylvania and Paul & Joanne Cromer of Thomasville; half-sisters,
Angie and Jennifer Lanning; and nieces and nephews, Allison Lanning, Whisper Ray, and Honest Ray all of Denton.
The family will receive friends at the residence on S. Main St. Ext. in Denton.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is Serving Carson’s family.
Online condolences may be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com
Pattie Odessa Hill Nifong, 98, a resident of Broad Street passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the Hinkle Hospice House.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec.6, 2016 at 2:00 PM in J.
C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Rick Shoemaker officiating. Interment followed in Holly Hill Memorial
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice
of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292. The family would like to thank the Staff at Hinkle Hospice House
for their loving care. Online condolences may be sent to the Nifong Family at www.jcgreenandsons.com
Mrs. Maxine Elizabeth Newsom Parrish age 88, of Lexington passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at her
A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted
by Rev. Chris Smith and Rev. Flynn Richardson. Interment followed at Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Parrish was born November 16, 1928 in Davidson County to Corbett Newsom and Jessie
Henderson Newsom. She was a graduate of Denton High School Class of 1945 and had previously worked for GE and Black and Decker
for 36 years. Maxine was a member of House of Hope Church. In addition to her parents Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by
her husband, Bruce Parrish in 2008; sisters, Dorthy Hegler and Evon Galinskas; and brothers, Donnie and Cotton Newsom.
Surviving are daughter, Dianne Parrish Carrick of Denton; son, Harold Parrish (Joyce) of
Lexington; grandchildren, Amelia Parrish and Amanda P. Surratt (Allen); great-grandchildren, Beckham and Reed Surratt; brother,
Ronnie Newsom (Louise) of Denton; special niece, Betty Hilton; nieces, Michelle Whitlock (Sam), Lisa N. Brewer (John), Judy
H. Thurman, Debbie Hampton (Randy) Kim Revis (Perry) Sandra Loomus, Wanda Hill (Bobby); nephews, Marshall Hegler (Ann), Todd
Newsom, Swayne Brown (Andrea); sisters-in-law, Lou Newsom and Joyce Newsom, and adopted sons, Carl Grubb (Louise) and Bill
The family would like to say a special thanks to little
Jerry Younts adopted Maxine for his Mom; Jimmy McElroy special nephew always bringing treats, Todd Hughes for being the greatest
friend to our family, and special caregiver and wonderful friend Harriet Pullum.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.
Memorials can be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Mission Fund or to House of
Online condolences may be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com
Charles “Cotton” Surratt
Mr. Charles Spencer “Cotton” Surratt
age 81 of Garner Rd., Denton passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at VA Medical Center, Liberty Lane Hospice House in
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church located at 2565 Loftin Rd. Denton, NC conducted by Rev. Richard J. Gould, Rev. Scott
Davis, and Mr. Richard Smith. Interment was held in the church cemetery.
“Cotton” was born August 17, 1935 in Davidson County to John Roosevelt Surratt and Ellie Estella Smith Surratt.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and had worked in the hosiery and forestry industries. He served
his country as a Sargent in the United States Army and was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Surratt.
daughter, Gay McClure of Lexington; 2 granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Memorials can be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in c/o Carol Glover PO Box 1273 Denton, NC
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Surratt family.
Online condolences may be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.co
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – ADVENT SERVICES
Sunday, December 11 – Mission Wreath Sunday – Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to make a donation
to missional outreach in our community. A lighted wreath at the altar railing will symbolize sharing the “light
of Christ” with those in need.
Sunday, December 11 – Central
UMC will host the annual Community Love Feast. This traditional service will begin at 7:00 pm in the church sanctuary.
All are invited to join in a worship experience that is unique to the Denton area.
Sunday, December 18 – The CUMC Chancel Choir will present a cantata entitled The Christmas Story during the 11:00
worship hour. Please join us as we celebrate the expected birth of Jesus in word and song.
Sunday, December 18 – Church children, youth, and adults will present an evening Christmas program in
the church sanctuary. The play that includes musical selections, will begin at 6:00 pm. Immediately following
the program, all are invited to the Church Hut to enjoy Christmas desserts and snacks.
Saturday, December 24 – Central UMC will host its annual community Christmas Eve service from 11:00 pm
until 12:00 am. This long-time tradition of ushering in Christmas Day will include carols, musical presentations, and
Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day! This very
special 11:00 worship hour will conclude with Holy Communion.
Community Love Feast Service
The annual Community Love Feast will be hosted this year by Central United
Methodist Church on Sunday evening, December 11 at 7:00 pm. Based upon the time-honored Moravian Love Feast, this beautiful
service has been an annual holiday tradition for over 50 years.
will be provided by voices from the Denton area churches. There will be only one rehearsal at 5:15 pm on Sunday, December
11 in the church sanctuary. Any and all who enjoy singing are cordially invited to take part in the choir! The
two choral selections can easily be learned in the 5:15 practice session that will precede the 7:00 pm service.
The choir director for Central United Methodist Church is Margaret Harris. Those who may have questions or concerns
pertaining to the community choir can reach her at 336-859-2460 or call the church office Monday through Thursday between
8:30 and 11:30 pm at 336-859-3502.
Plesant Grove UMC “An Outdoor Walk Thru Drama”
Everyone is invited to make the Journey a part of your Christmas Season. Join Pleasant Grove UMC on Saturday, December
10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for “ Welcome, Gabriel’s Announcemen, Angels & Shepherds, Tax
Collector, Market Place Wise Men, Manger Scene and Refreshments.” Pleasant Grove UMC is located at
2565 Loftin Road in Denton. The event is sponsored by South Davidson Charge (Alleghany, Lineberry and Pleasant Grove UMC).