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Norman Byrd
Mr. Norman ‘KENT’ Byrd, 72 died on September 16, 2014 at his residence in Thomasville NC.

A funeral service was held on Monday, September 22nd in the Chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home.

Pete Hinson
William Don “Pete” Hinson, 60, passed away September 16, 2014 at his home on Badin Lake.  A Celebration of Life Service in his honor was held on Friday September 19, 2014 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel.  The family received friends immediately following the service at Stanly Funeral Home.

Born August 2, 1954 in Union County, he was the son of the late Bill and Kate Little Hinson.  He was a building inspector for Montgomery County for 18 years and was formerly employed a brick mason for McGee Brothers.  He was a 1971 graduate of Piedmont High School.

Pete leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Carol Rushing Hinson; sons Travis Hinson of Wilmington and Dustin Hinson of Badin Lake, and granddaughter, Madison Hinson of Thomasville.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cora Quintina Hinson, father-in-law, Keith Rushing, and numerous aunts and uncles.  Other survivors include brother Stick (Skippy) Hinson and sisters Beadie Hinson and Debra Hinson; mother-in-law, Hazel Simpson Rushing, brother-in-law, Dennis Rushing and sisters-in-law Cathy Rushing Deason and Becki Rushing Rice.

Pete will long be remembered by his smile, his jokes, and his love for nature.  A true man of the outdoors, Pete enjoyed spending time with his family, grilling Boston Butts and gardening with his ole Massey.  He treasured his Sunday mornings with his granddaughter Madison while teaching her to fish and exploring nature walking through the woods.  He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 1150 Okeewemee Rd., Troy, NC 27371.

Joyce McGee
Mrs. Joyce Poplin McGee age 64, of Rocky Cove Lane, Denton died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at WFU Lexington Medical Center.
A funeral service was held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Pastor Gary Posey. Interment followed in Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McGee was born December 13, 1949 in Union County to the late William Glenn Poplin and Bertha Cleona Ledbetter Poplin. She was a loving, devoted mother and homemaker. In addition to her parents Joyce was preceded in death by a brothers, Hoyle Poplin and Ted Poplin; sisters, Evelyn Helms and Judy Rochester.

Survivors include, her loving husband of 39 years Willie E. “Dub” McGee, Jr. of the home; sons, Jerry Deaton and Edward McGee; daughters, Julie McGee Sharpe, Shannon Cagle, Gail McVerry, and Paula Sizemore; brother, Boyce Poplin; sisters, Shirley Bradshaw and Betty Smith; and 7 grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to Victory Temple PO Box 797, Concord, NC 28026.

The McGee Family is being served by Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
Online condolences can be made at

Phillip Ward
Mr. Phillip Arthur Ward, age 49, a resident of Calinda Dr., Thomasville, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in High Point Regional Hospital.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Heath Church, 1375 Heath Church Rd. Lexington, NC 27292
with Rev. Dan Downing and Rev. Bruce Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church prior to the service and other times at the home. Online condolences may be sent to the Ward family at 

Ruthie Yow
Mrs. Ruthie Jane Hill Yow age 78, of Lanier Hill Rd., Denton died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Randolph Hospital.
A funeral service was held on Monday September 22 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Joe Conley. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Yow was born September 5, 1936 in Randolph County to Valon Carr Hill and Dellie Mae Russell Hill. She retired from Klaussner Furniture Industries. She was preceded in death by sons, David Luther and Martin Luther and by a brother, Walter Hill.

Surviving is husband, Robert Yow of the home; sons, Roger Luther and Jonathan Flynt both of Denton; daughter, Darlene Luther Morris of Atlanta, GA,; brothers, Ben Hill of SC, Hoyle Hill, Barney Hill, and Johnny Hill, all of Denton; sisters, Rachel Hill Brinkley of Asheboro and Wilo Dene Powell of Denton; 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

The family received friends on Sunday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Lanier Hill Rd.
Church News
Alleghany UMC
Alleghany UMC will host its community supper in the church fellowship on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 from 5 to 7pm. Please join us for food and fellowship.

The church is located at 2039 Alleghany Church Rd., Denton, NC 27239

Central UMC
Central United Methodist Church will hold a program on “Safety Tips” in the home for the elderly/caregivers. The date is October 8 from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the Church Hut. A light lunch will be served. If you are interested in attending, please contact JoAnne Harrold (336-859-4328) or the Central Church Office at 336-859-3502. Come and join us in learning how to make your home a safer place to live. 276 W. First Street, Denton, N.C. 27239.

Chandler’s Grove Homecoming & Revival
Chandler’s Grove UMC will celebrate its homecoming on Sunday, September 28 with a morning service at 10:30 a.m. The service as well as our revival will begin the same date and run through October 1. The Evangelist Kenny Greenway will be us. He is an inspirational and very enthusiastic spiritual leader and you do not want to miss any of his message.

Immediately following the morning service, a covered dish meal will follow. Please stay and enjoy a meal with us and please bring a dish to share. For the Sunday night service, fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Revival service at 7. Subsequent Revival Services will start at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 2535 Blaine Road, New London. We hope to see you and new friends here!
Farmer Missionary Baptist Church
On September 21 we will host a Parents Sunday. We are looking for all parents to come. Each visiting parent will receive a gift. Invite your parents and come be with us!

September 28, we will hold a Family ‘Foto’ Sunday. Enjoy the service and have a family picture made.

We invite the community to come and be part of all our services. We are a friendly church and you will receive a blessing.
The church is located at 4566 Dunbar Bridge Rd., Asheboro, NC 27203

Faith Baptist Church
Come join us for our 12th annual “Fifties Café and Cruise-in” at the church on Saturday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome. We will have cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and more. Bring your yard chairs and enjoy live music. Free food and donations are appreciated. Please bring a can food for the Upper Room Food Ministry in Southmont. For more information, contact David at 336-798-1840.

Faith Baptist Church is located at 4518 Shiptontown Road just off Hwy. 8 near Pebble Beach. Visit our website at
Gravel Hill Baptist Church
Upcoming Events Include: Sunday Sept. 28, join us for our annual church picnic at Dan Nicholas Park. Times to be announced!
Contact Pastor Danny Hosler for information 336-241-2841 or

Gravel Hill Baptist is located at 6733 Gravel Hill Rd. Denton, just past Denton Farm Park off Hwy 49.

Goodwill Christian Church
Goodwill Christian Church invites the community to join us on Sunday, October 12 as we mark the occasion of the retirement of our building debt.
The event will include a dinner and special music following the 11 a.m. worship service.

Pleas join us for this special day as we celebrate the faithfulness and provisions of the Lord.

The church is located at 1748 Jim Elliott Road in Denton.

Lineberry United Methodist Church
Lineberry United Methodist Church (2489 Handy Rd., Denton) will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kelly Creekmur delivering the message. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. Everyone is invited to the homecoming service and to the covered dish luncheon. 

Rev. Derald Smith will bring the messages for the revival service each evening at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, through Wednesday, October 8.
Special music will be presented as follows: Sunday night: Neil Snider; Monday night: Soul Purpose; Tuesday night: 4 Ever 4 Given & Wednesday night: Chandlers Grove Choir.

We invite everyone to come each evening and enjoy great messages and music with us.
A country breakfast – All You Can Eat by donation will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 7a.m. – until 10 a.m. at Lineberry Church located on Handy Road (109 South Hwy 109, turn left on Handy).
Also holding a quilt drawing at 10 a.m for a handmade quilt. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds go to missions.

New Beginning Church Dedication
In appreciation for all of the individuals, pastors, and churches involved in helping the New Beginning Church Building Fund, there will be a church dedication on Sunday, October 5th at 12:30. There will be a dedication, communion, and dinner on the grounds. The dedication will not begin until about 12:30 so that folks can attend their own church and then come for food and fellowship. Pastors….come and eat! 

This will also be our first Homecoming so we would like to extend a special invitation to anyone who has attended our church in the past. Our Homecoming will now be the first Sunday in October every year. Thanks to all! Please come and help us celebrate!! Pastor Terri Lanning-Cook, New Beginning Church, 743 South Main Street Ext. Denton, NC.
New Jerusalem United Church of Christ
to celebrate Homecoming Sunday

New Jerusalem United Church of Christ will be celebrating Homecoming, Sunday, September 27.  The community is invited to attend this special event that will feature Rev. Butch Conrad, as the guest speaker, delivering the 11 a.m. worship message.
Lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall and grounds after the service.

New Jerusalem is located in the Silver Valley Community, just off Old Highway 64, at 4104 Jerusalem Road, Lexington. Rev. Jimmy J. Norred is the pastor.

Summerville Baptist Church
Benefit Dinner for Robert English

Saturday, September 27th, 4:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall

Dinner is by donation only and take-out is available. Meal includes:  Hamburger steak, green beans, creamed potatoes, gravy, slaw, roll & dessert. All funds will assist Robert with medical bills for cancer treatment.

If you would like to mail your donation, please send it to: Summerville Baptist Church, 3134 Summerville Church Rd., Denton, NC 27239 (Mark “Robert English Benefit” on memo line).