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Frances Argo
Mrs. Frances Argo, 96, of Greensboro, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Beacon Place, after a twenty month struggle with bone cancer.

A funeral services celebrating her life was held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Rehobeth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Paul McClure, Rev. Cam Conover, and Rev. Ralph Eanes officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born October 10, 1918 in Pickens County, SC, the third daughter to the late Eutha and Lula Cochran, Frances dedicated her life to serving The Lord.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.  Frances was an ordained minister in the Wesleyan church but chose to assist her husband in all his pastorates.  She served right along side her late husband Rev. W.D. Argo as they shared a life of Christian service and ministry for 56 years.  The two were blessed to serve The Lord in nine different churches, their last being at St. Andrew UMC in Greensboro, where they retired.   Frances never fully retired from ministry work until sickness forced her to stop.  For years she served as a Sunday School Teacher, held Bible studies with female prisoners at The Greensboro Jail, was a member of the choir at every church which she served , belonged to the United Methodist Women’s Circle, visited the sick and the shut-ins along with her husband and even after his death she visited by phone and was faithful in mailing cards.  Frances and her husband “Pop” were truly soul-mates and loved serving the communities in which they lived.  In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by two sisters, Bethel Fendley and Pauline Kelly; brothers, Willie and J.T Cochran; nephews, Gary, Leon, Bill, and Kenneth Cochran, and Jack and Buddy Kelly.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Rev. Tony Argo and wife Karen and Dale Argo; sister, Itell Cochran Reid; granddaughter, Leanna Argo Woodward and her husband Matt; great-grandchildren, Austin, Avery, and Alex Warren; sister-in-law, Christine Cochran; and nieces and nephews, Shirley Byrom, Ann Freeman, Dorothy Donald, Bobbi Yearick, and Therron, Paschal, Matt, and Dan Cochran.

The family received friends from 6 until 8 pm Thursday evening, December 11, 2014, at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel in Greensboro.

Special thanks to the caregivers for Mrs. Argo, Cindy, Angela, Doris, NaGina, Rossice, Nova, Margaret, and her hospice nurse, Wendy, and anyone else the family may have failed to mention.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rehobeth UMC, 4475 Rehobeth Church Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406.

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Calvary Gospel Church   
Calvary Gospel Church in the New Hope Community will hold a Christmas play on December 22 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Calvary Gospel Church is located at 6722 New Hope Road in Denton.

Central United Methodist Church
On Wednesday night, December 24 Central UMC will host its traditional Christmas Eve service in the church sanctuary at 11:00 pm.  Christmas Day will be ushered in through word and special music, as well as Holy Communion.    Following Holy Communion, those in attendance will hold lighted candles to symbolize the light that came into the world with the birth of Jesus Christ.  Following the service, the Central UMC Methodist Men will serve hot chocolate on the church lawn.   One and all are invited to partake in a worship experience that is unique to our community.

Cid and Fairview to present “Bethlehem’s Child”
Fairview and Cid United Methodist Churches will present the joint Christmas cantata “Bethlehem’s Child” by Victor C. Johnson and Lloyd Larson two times on Sunday, Dec. 21.  The first performance will be at Cid Methodist Church at 11:00 am and the second performance will be at Fairview Methodist at 6:30 pm.  The cantata is directed by Fairview’s music directors Evelyn and Parks Allen.  Both churches would like to encourage family, friends, and community members to attend a performance. For more information call 859-2358.

Denton Wesleyan Church and The CHAMP Center
Denton Wesleyan Church and The CHAMP center are hosting a Christmas meal for the community on Monday night, December 22, 2014.  The CHAMP center is located at 72 W. Salisbury Street in Denton.  The meal will consist of BBQ, slaw, baked beans, bread, and dessert.  Canned drinks and water will be available to drink.  There will be coats available to those who have need as well as bags of groceries.  As an added bonus, SANTA CLAUSE will make an appearance to have pictures taken with all ages (you can bring your own camera).  The meal is served from 5pm - 7pm with take outs available after 6:15pm.  This meal is FREE.

Gravel Hill Christmas Play
On Wednesday December 17 at 6:00 pm- You are invited to join us in our fellowship hall for a very special service with the theme “ Intimate Evening With Jesus” This is an evening that we focus entirely on The Lord Jesus. We invite people to bring a gift to Him in the form of song, testimony, poem, or just a word. An evening of sharing. We will be taking “the Lords Supper” and everyone is invited.

Gravel Hill Baptist Church is located on Gravel Hill Rd. off Highway 49.

Liberty Fellowship Church
Liberty Fellowship Church will be presenting their Christmas program “Unplugged Christmas” on Sunday evening December 21st at 6:00 pm.  A time of fellowship and refreshments will be available following the program. 

We invite the community to come join with us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ The Lord.  Liberty Fellowship Church is located at 8165 New Hope Road, Denton.  For information call Pastor Jamie Draughn at 859-0276.

The United Congregation of First & Canaan United Methodist Churches
The United Congregation of First & Canaan United Methodist Churches invites you to join them for 2 special events.  On Saturday, December 20, the youth will be presenting the drama, “The Living Nativity” at First United Methodist Church at 7pm. It all started when a small country church decided to put on a “living” Nativity for the community. 

The simple, good-natured church members truly meant no harm.  Yet, when one of them decided to convert his mule into a camel, things went awry. Written by Karen Jones. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

On Wednesday, December 24, a Candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at First United Methodist at 9pm to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior.  The service will include carols, scripture, a message, communion and candlelight.  First United Methodist is located at 376 South Main St., Denton.