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Church News:
Central UMC Summer Bash Carnival
Children and adults, you are invited to join us at Central UMC, 276 West First Street, on Saturday, June 25 for the second annual SUMMER BASH CARNIVAL!  Starting at 10:00 am and running until 4:00 pm, there will be games, crafts, a slide, bouncy house, pony rides, and even a fire truck for children of ALL ages to enjoy. 

Throughout the day, there will be free hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream.  This FREE event is open to our entire community and will take place rain or shine.  Please plan to come and bring friends, children, and grandchildren
Vacation Bible School to begin at Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church would like to welcome children ages 3 and up to join them in “Finding Truth Below the Surface.” As kids are submerged in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface. Kids will look below the surface to find the truth about how Jesus sees them

The expedition will take place for kids ages 3 and over on June 20, - June 24, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Faith Baptist Church Denton. The church is located just off Hwy 8 near Pebble Beach at 4518 Shiptontown Road, Denton, NC. For more information, visit or call Dolly Fields 859-0357 (or email:

For Van Bus Pickup: Call Dean and Ann Collins 798-1578. Kids Activities: Music, Missions Study, Crafts, Snacks, Bible Study in each class. Adult Bible study each night

Family night: Worship rally, Hot Dogs meal, Orientation to what kids have learned
Friday night June 24th will be family night. We invite all parents, grandparents or guardians to attend
First and Canaan UMC
Becca Pierce will be the guest speaker on June 26 as the United Congregation of First and Canaan worship at Canaan UMC. Becca is Lay Speaker with Fairview United Methodist Church.  Please join us as we welcome Becca.
First Baptist Church VBS
First Baptist Church of Denton will hold Vacation Bible School from June 20 - 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 each evening. On Sunday, June 26, we will have a VBS program during the morning worship service followed by a hot dog luncheon.

Make plans to join us as we get “Submerged” and take kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside.
For more information you may call the church office at 336-859-3531. First Baptist Church is located on West Salisbury Street in Denton.
The Pentecostals of Denton VBS
The Pentecostals Of Denton will be having VBS on Sunday, June 26th, beginning at 5:30 pm.

The puppet team from The Pentecostals Of Greensboro will be ministering with a special guest appearance by Elmo. We will have inflatables, cotton candy, snow cones, and crafts. Hotdogs will be served following the service.

This will be a great night of fun for the entire family. There will be a drawing for door prizes for those in attendance.
Summerville Baptist Church
Clothing Closet Giveaway

Our Clothing Closet Giveaway will be Saturday, June 25th, 8:00-11:00am in our Fellowship Hall.  Free clothing is available for male & female, babies through adults.

Summerville is located off Flat Swamp Rd., near the Hwy 8 intersection.  


Reverend Hubert Clinard
Reverend Hubert Conrad Clinard, 91, passed away on Monday evening, June 13, 2016.  A celebration of Hubert’s life was held on Saturday, June 18, at 3:00 pm at Hills Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 S. Hwy 16 in Stanley, NC.  The family received friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, June 17, at Hills Chapel United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made through Hill’s Chapel United Methodist, 988 South Highway 16, Stanley, NC 28164 for the La Carpio Mission Project – which provides food for some of the poorest children in Costa Rica. J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, NC is serving the Clinard Family phone # 336-472-7774

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Priscilla Hepler
Mrs. Priscilla Louise “Frog” Gilmore Hepler, 71 passed away at her residence on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

A Funeral Service was held on Friday June 17, 2016 at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Interment followed at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family greeted friends at the Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6:00PM-8:00PM and at other times at the home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Clayton “Tubby”  Hulin
Mr. Clayton “Tubby” Ray Hulin of Delk Road, Lexington, NC died Wednesday, June 15 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Josh Gentle. Interment followed at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 Mr. Hulin was born on October 8, 1935 in Randolph County to Percy Watson and Josie Indonia Briles Hulin.  He was a pastor of the Freewill Baptist Faith.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alreta Snider Hulin; a sister, Edna Pennington; two brothers, Tommy Hulin and Billy Hulin; and a grandson, Darin Guevara.  

He is survived by a son, Harold Glenn Hulin and wife Debra of Lexington; daughters, Shelia Bess of Lexington and Patricia Gayle Guevara and husband Victor of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Jesse Bud Hulin and wife Martha and Terry Hulin and wife Sue both of Lexington; sisters, Eleanor “Lucy” Noah and husband Buck of Lexington and Hazel Hoover of Denton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Norris Hunt
Norris Gore Hunt, 71 of Tabor City, North Carolina.  Loving wife of Gilbert Harrison, mother of Jacqueline Norris (Glenn Richard Vose) Vose, Christine Elizabeth McDonald, and Jude Justin (Dreama Dowden) Hunt; three beloved grandchildren, Jordan Dean Hunt, Justin Drew Hunt and Abigail Norris Vose; and many family and friends from St. Paul United Methodist Church where her father, Lewis Edward Gore, was a founding member. 

Norris graduated with a B.S. from Campbell College in 1970 and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina in 1985.  She was an elementary school teacher for more than 39 years and touched the lives of generations of children in Columbus County.  Norris was recognized as Columbus County Teacher of the Year 1990-1991 and Who’s Who among American Educators 1991-1992.

Her greatest peace came from hearing the ocean lap against the sand.  Growing up near the beach, Norris was an electric shag dancer.  She enjoyed playing bridge with the ladies in town.  Active in the church, she led the St. Paul UMC Youth group for six years and sang in the choir from youth to an adult.  Norris was frequently requested to sing soprano at many events, having perfected Ava Maria and Amazing Grace.  A natural beauty, she held the title of Miss Columbus County in 1967.

Norris was strong in her faith and called to serve through philanthropy.  She donated to children in need every school year providing school supplies, winter coats and sponsoring outings to educational attractions as well as children’s first-ever trips to the ocean. She contributed to Duke University Lung Transplant research after having benefited from a double lung transplant herself in 2008.

Norris had a zest for life, filling rooms with infectious laughter, kindness to all that she met, thirst for learning and teaching, and love for family.  She was an amazing example of determination and fortitude, and her presence will be missed by all she touched.

The family received visitors at Inman Ward Funeral Home Saturday, June 18 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, June 19 at 3:00pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

Rex Luther
Mr. James Rex Luther, 80, of NC Highway 109 South Denton, NC died Thursday, June 16 at Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville. A funeral service was held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Smith and Rev. Derald Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

Mr. Luther was born on July 4, 1935 in Davidson County to Daniel Martin and Nellie Rea Lanier Luther.  He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Sue Hunt Luther.  He was a radio broadcast engineer with WHPE Radio in High Point and later was a TV repairman at Roger’s Radio & TV in Denton.

He is survived by a son, James Byron Luther of the home; three daughters, Jené Luther of Denton, Jilda Bennett and husband David of Asheboro and Delana Freeman and husband Randy of Farmer; eight grandchildren, Ben Stevenson, Andy Biles, Jennifer Corron, Brandon Wilson, Cloie Thomas, Elizabeth Vigil, Casey Dyles and Trevor Wilson; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three close friends, Jesse Hill, Max Parrish and Charles Surratt; and his cat Spunky.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made at

Evangeline Snider

Evangeline “Vangie” Ruth Snider, 82 years of age, of Locust, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord.

Vangie was born July 9, 1933 in Davidson County, NC, to the late Charles Hiram Dockham and the late Helen Julia Dockham.

She was also preceded in death by husband, Thurman Howard Snider.

The family received friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service followed at 2:00 pm in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel of Midland officiated by Rev. Mark Eudy. Burial followed at the Locust Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include; daughter, Janet (Robert) James of Locust; son, Jimmy (Brigette) Snider of Fancy Gap, VA; five grandchildren, Crystall Eudy, Robert James, Meredith Baker, Gina Strickland, and Blake Snider; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Locust Presbyterian Church, c/o Cemetery Fund, 607 West Main St., Locust, NC 28097.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Snider family.

Online condolences may be made at

Daisy “Marie” Bowers Waters

Mrs. Daisy “Marie” Bowers Waters, 95 of Thomasville passed away June 18, 2016 at Piedmont Crossing.

A funeral service was held Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

The family greeted friends at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Rich Fork Baptist Church at 3993 Old Highway 29 Thomasville, NC 27360 or Hospice of Davidson County at 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the family at