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Community Worship in Harrison Park
On Sunday, May 31 at 10:30 am, there will be a community worship service in Harrison Park. All are invited. Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy special music by the Hulin family and preaching by Rev. Dana McKim, Minister to Pfeiffer University.  The service is being sponsored by area United Methodist Churches and will be led by their pastors.
Alleghany UMC Community Supper this Wednesday!
Alleghany UMC will host its community supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, May 20, 2015  from 5 to 7pm. Please join us for food and fellowship.
Alleghany UMC is located at 2039 Alleghany Church Rd., Denton.
Clear Springs/Siloam Charge United Methodist Churches Sermon Series
We are excited to invite you to our sermon series about the Book of Acts.  Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection was only the beginning of the story of the Christian church.

This sermon series will follow the new television series airing on NBC each week called A.D.  These sermons will cover the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts.  The A.D. television series, produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, picks up where their, “The Bible”, mini series left off. 

A.D. explores the epic journey of the first followers of Christ and their struggles to survive and share their faith in the early days of the most powerful global movement in history.  Come join us to learn more and grow in your faith as we explore the Book of Acts each week.  Experience this week’s sermon, “Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover” as we start this series.

 You may join us at 9:30am at Clear Springs Church, which is located at 4321 South Main St Extension or at 11am at Siloam Church located at 2380 Hwy 47 East.      For more information call (336)460-0831.
Chandler’s Grove UMC will Hold a Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast and Baked Sale on May 23

Come one, come all – to the CHANDLER’S GROVE UMC yard sale on Saturday, May 23rd. You can get a great Pancakes and Sausage breakfast at 0800 AM, ( ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR ONLY $6.00!) then walk off some of your meal by walking around looking at all the items available in the YARD SALE  If you have gently used objects that you would like to donate to the Church for the Yard Sale, we will be setting up on May 21st and May 22nd, so please bring  your items then. We are interested in all your donated items except old electronics and clothing. We suggest The Salvation Army for your clothing donations. And don’t forget to get something from the Bake Sale to take home along with your yard sale treasures. Thank you for supporting this ministry with your donations and your prayers. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd at Chandler’s Grove UMC  -  2535 Blaine Road at Badin Lake.
Liberty Fellowship Church Yard Sale
Liberty Fellowship Church Yard Sale:  Liberty Ladies Fellowship will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday May 23, from 7:30 am till 1:00 pm rain or shine.  Home made desserts and baked goods will also be available.

 Liberty Fellowship Church is located at 8165 New Hope Road, Denton, NC.
Pleasant Grove changes date of Memorial Service

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on the South Davidson Charge is announcing  that their Memorial Service will no longer be held on the third Sunday in May but will return to its original date of the third Sunday in July.

This year’s memorial will be held on Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church is located at 2565 Loftin Road in Denton.
Margaret Edwards
Mrs. Margaret Myers Edwards, age 87, a resident of Cunningham Rd. went to join her husband in heaven Friday, May 15, 2015 in the Hinkle Hospice Home.

A funeral service was conducted Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with Dr. E. Keith Carroll officiating.  The interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or to Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church Helping Hands Fund, 222 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences may be sent to the Edwards Family at  

Denie Hill
Mrs. Denie Workman Hill age 74, of N. Main St. Denton passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her residence.

A funeral service was held on Saturday May 16 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill was born October 5, 1940 in Randolph County to W. Archie Workman and Dorothy Lamb Workman. She was a homemaker and a member of Denton Church of God. In addition to her parents Denie was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Richard Workman and by a sister, Elma Cody.

Surviving are, husband, Rayford Lee Hill of the home; sons, Timmy and Roger Hill of Denton; daughter, Brenda Hill of Thomasville; brothers, Alvin Workman, Homer Workman, Ricky Workman of Denton, and Lee Workman of Trinity; sister, Ethel Freeman of Denton, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Pearl Holler Hinesley
Pearl Elizabeth Holler Hinesley, 93, of Denton, formerly of Asheboro, died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. Harold Hammond and Dr. Howard McNeill officiating. 

A native of Caldwell County, Mrs. Hinesley was born February 4, 1922 to the late Ervin Sylvester and Mamie Weaver Holler.  She was retired from Jockey. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hinesley was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James Roland Hinesley; daughter, Sherry McMahan; and grandson, Kevin Hamilton Floyd.
She is survived by her daughter, Pat Auman of Seagrove; two sisters, Lena Little of Hickory and Betty Goolsby of Walkertown; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Sunday, prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to Mountain Vista Health Park, 106 Mountain Vista Rd., Denton, NC  27239.
Condolences may be made online at

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Mountain Vista for their loving care of Mrs. Hinesley.

Patsy Buzhardt

Patsy Buzhardt Leinbach entered into the joy eternal on May 14, 2015. Patsy was born in Laurens, South Carolina to the late Ronald Earl Buzhardt, Sr. and Thelma Surratt Buzhardt Daniel on December 21, 1931.

Pat graduated from High Point College and coached girl’s basketball and taught a variety of subjects in the WSFCS for 28 years before retiring in 1983.

Pat and Charles Reuben Leinbach were married for 52 years until his death in 2008.

Her love of family and friends was only surpassed by her love for her Lord and Savior. She was a member of First Methodist in Denton, NC and joined Olivet Moravian Church in 1968. She served on the Boards of Trustees and Elders. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was a Synod Delegate for the Moravian Church, and volunteered at Crisis Control and served as a Chaplain at WFBMC.

Pat enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, her beloved Steel Magnolias and her family.

She is survived by her four children; a son, Michael (Leigh Ann) of Winston-Salem; and three daughters, Karen Leinbach of Duluth, GA; Alissa Henley (Mike) of Kernersville; and Leila Warren (John) of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Charles Lampkin, Marti Lampkin, Garrett Hatfield, Jacob Leinbach, Sarah James, Analee Henley, Elizabeth Morris and Evan Warren; and great-grandson, Anderson James. She is also survived by her brother Harry Daniel and her sister Gail Daniel Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Earl Buzhardt, Jr., and her sister, Frances Daniel.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Olivet Moravian Church with the Revs. Matthew Allen and Douglas Rights officiating. Burial followed in the church graveyard. The family will receive visitors on Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Salem Funeral on Reynolda Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp or Olivet Moravian Church. Online condolences may be made through

Ruby Ward
Mrs. Ruby Frank Harris Ward, age 95 of NC Hwy # 47, Denton, NC died Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Thomasville Medical Center.

 A funeral service was held on Sunday, May 17 at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ conducted by Rev. Jimmy Norred.  Burial followed in the church Cemetery.
 The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday at Briggs Funeral Home.

 Mrs. Ward was born November 24, 1919 in Davidson County to Phillip Ashley Frank and Minnie Jane Workman Frank.  She was a retired employee of Edgewood Casuals and was a member of New Jerusalem United Church of Christ and of the Women’s Guild of the Church.  She was first married to Emsley Lee Harris who died in 1961, she later married Dallas Ward who died in 2004.  She was also preceded in death by daughters, Linda Lee Harris and Phyllis Harris Lambeth and by a grandchild Lee Bullaboy.

 She is survived by a son, J. Hoyt Harris of Denton; daughter, Loretta Zumbach of Durham; step-daughter, Paulette Badgett  of Denton; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 4104 Jerusalem Road, Lexington, NC 27292