Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities




Polly Cole
Mrs. Dorothy “Polly” Cranford Cole, age 90, of Denton died Friday, April 11, 2014 at her home.

A funeral service for Mrs. Cole was held Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Briggs Memorial Chapel with Rev. Vern Peterson officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Sunday, prior to the service.

Mrs. Cole was born December 30, 1923 in Mecklenburg County to Pleasant and Eula Mae Mullinix Cranford. She was a registered nurse and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Hoyle Cole on September 1, 1999.

Mrs. Cole is survived by two sons, Robert H. “Bobby” Cole of Denton and James David Cole of Burlington; one brother, Seth Cranford of Fort Mill, South Carolina and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 515, Denton, NC or to Hospice of Randolph County, P. O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC  27204-0009.

Martha Hunt Luther
 Martha Sue Hunt Luther, 77, of Hwy 109 South, Denton, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her residence.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 15, 2015 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, with Revs. Derald Smith, Chaplain David Kolb and Chris Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

 Mrs. Luther was born in Davidson County on July 27, 1936, the daughter of John Blair and Anna Lee Kearns Hunt. She was an excellent seamstress, a graduate of Farmer High School and she retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement. She was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Hunt and a sister, JoAnn Keith.

 She is survived by her husband, James Rex Luther of the home; a son, James Byron Luther of the home; three daughters, Jene’ Luther of Denton, Jilda Bennett (David) of Asheboro and Delana Freeman (Randy) of Farmer; brother, Darrell Hunt (Jane) of Asheboro; eight grandchildren, Ben Stevenson, Andy Biles, Jennifer Owen, Brandon Wilson, Cloie Thomas, Elizabeth Vigil, Casey Dyles and Trevor Wilson; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 The family received friends Monday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC  27292 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, #999, Charlotte NC  28215-3220.
 Online condolences can be made at

Kimberly Marshall
Kimberly “Kim” Diana Marshall age 26, of Carroll Ave., Denton died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her residence.

A graveside service was held 4:00 PM Friday, April 11 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Charles Moses and Rev. Hulin Pait.

Kim was born September 13, 1987 in Davidson County to Johnny Marshall and Tracey Fivecoat Marshall. She was homemaker.
She is survived by daughters, Akasha Elizabeth Berry and Rayne Leigh Hicks of Denton; parents, Johnny and Tracey Marshall of Denton; sister, Melissa M. Wagoner (James) of Denton; grandparents, Junior and Christine Marshall of Denton, Joyce Ann Hale of Virginia, Larry and Marie Hill of New London, and Michael Fivecoat of Mocksville; also by her very special buddy, Jacen Berry, and by lots of special aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the home of Larry and Marie Hill on Uwharrie Point Parkway, New London.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to in Kim’s Memory.
Online condolences can be made at
Cecil Moreton
Mr. Cecil “George” Moreton, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

A private graveside service was held Friday, April 11, 2014 at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Thomasville Funeral Home.

Church News-
Bethel Baptist Church
Bethel Baptist Church will hold Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday April 20th, at 6:30 am. Breakfast will be will be served in the Fellowship Fall following the service.

Sunday School Classes will begin at 9:00 am and the Morning Worship Service at 10:00 am. There will be NO Evening Worship Service. Everyone is invited, Pastor  is Gerald Ward.

Clear Springs/Siloam UMC Charge
“Please come join us on Sunday morning April 20th at 8am for our “Resurrection Service”.

We celebrate this day our Lord Jesus Christ victory over sin, death, and the grave. May you be able to join us as we welcome new members, sing praises unto Jesus and remember those who have gone on to claim their eternal reward!
 A covered dish breakfast will take place in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. This service will take place at Clear Springs UMC located at 4321 South Main St Extension.”

Denton Wesleyan Church
The “Love Letter” series continues this week as we look at the power of love! Love has the power to form, reform, and transform us! The love songs through the decades continue...we have had guest singers like Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis, the Supremes...who will show up next? I hear the band “Chicago”...or close to it...might be in the works! GREAT FUN...awesome friends and life-changing LOVE await you at DWC! Services are at 9am & 10:45am on Sunday and Wednesday at 7pm!

Check us out on the web!!

Faith Baptist Church
Are you looking for something fun to do with your family? Join us on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church located at 4518 Shiptontown Road (off Hwy 8) in Denton as we present an Easter Play written by Eddie McPherson titled, “Virgil’s First Easter”.

You will love the hilariously exaggerated characters from the popular playwright Eddie McPherson. Holier-than-thou Ms. Tishwater (played by Rebekah Leonard) and her spoiled daughter Tisha (Ally Floyd) are so wrapped up in appearances that they are appalled when good ol’ boy Virgil (Brandon Eason) and girlfriend (Heather Scearce), who are new to the church scene, fumble and bumble their way through their first service.

Many side splittingly funny scenes as hayseed Virgil tries to fit in with the buttoned-up congregation. At the heat of it all, a question: Did Jesus die only for a select number who dress the right way or use the right words? It concludes with an Easter celebration of new life in Christ.
Refreshments will follow.

First Baptist
A special Easter church services for First Baptist Church will be as follows:
7:00 - Sunrise Service at our cemetery
7:45 - Breakfast in the fellowship hall
8:45 - Sunday School
9:45 - Worship Service
The Sunrise Service will include congregational singing, special music, a brief devotional, and communion. The choir will perform their Easter cantata during the 9:45 worship service. The community is invited to join us for any or all of these events on Easter Sunday morning. First Baptist is located next to the Denton Elementary School.
Maundy Thursday/Tenebrae service planned

Maundy Thursday services focus on the events of the last evening Jesus shared with his disciples in the upper room while Tenebrae recalls the darkness of the crucifixion. Our service will combine elements of both as we gather for communion in the fellowship hall and move from there into the sanctuary for the remainder of the service. This unusual service is set for Thursday night, April 17, beginning at 7:00. You are invited to join us as we focus our attention on the great sacrifice of Christ. First Baptist is located next to the Denton Elementary School.
Liberty Fellowship Church
Liberty Fellowship Church will be hosting missionary Dr. Grady McMurtry with Creation Worldview Ministries Wednesday thru Friday April 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 pm each evening. Creation Worldview Ministries is a missionary association taking the truths of biblical foundations to the Church, both domestic and foreign, and to the secular world.

Dr. McMurtry is a recognized international speaker on the subject of creation vs. evolution, both from a biblical viewpoint as well as that of secular science. He has an entertaining and humorous style of presenting scientific fact and Bible truths. His insights into events of the past will stir your spirit and affirm in your heart the truth about the biblical record of Creation, the Flood and Man.

We invite you to join us for these meetings.  The “Creation Bookstore” will also be available with a wide range of materials and resources for church or school. Liberty Fellowship Church is located at 8165 New Hope Road, Denton.  For information call Pastor Jamie Draughn at 859-0276

Pleasant Grove UMC to host Sunrise Service

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Loftin Road will host a chargewide, community Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20. The service will begin at the cross in the church cemetery at 7:00 AM and will continue in the church sanctuary. Rev. Gerald Miller will speak at the service, and the Miller Family Singers will provide music. Parts of the service will invite participation by the congregation, and a breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this special service to praise and glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Rev. Kelly Creekmur, pastor of the South Davidson Charge, will direct the service.

The Pentecostal of Denton

The Pentecostals of Denton would like to invite you and your family to join us Easter Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for a continental breakfast and some great fellowship. At 11:00 a.m. we will begin our Easter Service, complete with a special drama, singing, and preaching. Following the service we will have a “candy rain” for all children.
Any questions, please call Pastor Ronnie Timmons at (336) 859-5300