Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities




Alleghany UMC Supper
Alleghany UMC will host its community supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 5 to 6:00pm.

Please join us for food and fellowship.
Lick Creek Church Youth Collecting Items for SDFRC
Lick Creek Baptist Church Youth/Children are collecting personal hygiene/toiletry items for the South Davidson Resource Center. The children hung a grocery bag on your mailbox on Wednesday, May 11. If you would like to donate, please place items in bag and hang back on your mailbox for pick-up by 6pm on Friday, May 20.

Thank you so much in advance for your generous donations!

Lick Creek Baptist Church Youth/Children
Missions Supper at First UMC
On Saturday, May 21 from 5-7pm, there will be a grilled hot dog supper at First United Methodist Church located at 376 South Main St., Denton hosted by the youth in support of Aaron Talbert’s mission trip to Honduras. 

The meal will include grilled hot dogs, chili, slaw, potato salad, chips, desserts, and drinks.  Cost is by donation.  Aaron will be traveling with Carolina Cross Connection to Honduras for a week at the end of June.  While there, the team will be working with children from three different orphanages and will wind up their trip by holding a weekend camp for the children they have met.  Call the church office with questions (336-859-8309)


Clarence Benefield
Clarence Don Benfield, 85, a resident of Thomasville, passed away May 4, 2016 in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

A memorial service was held Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 6:00PM at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, located at 661 Light Rd. in Thomasville.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Mark Covil
Mr. Mark Anthony Covil age 57, of N. Nance Rd., Denton died Saturday, May 7, 2016.

A memorial service was held at 7:00 pm Thursday at High Rock Cowboy Church by Rev. Tom Campbell and another at 2:00 pm on Sunday at First United Methodist Church by  Rev. Tammy Talbert.

Mr. Covil was born July 15, 1958 in Guilford County to Roy Elbert Covil and Jessie Ann Doss Fulk. He attended Canaan United Methodist Church and High Rock Cowboy Church. Mark had a tremendous love for cars, family and a spiritual man. He had worked at J & J Auto Racing Inc. on Ricky Craven’s Busch Grand National Series team and Econo Auto Painting Inc. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #404, Order of the Eastern Star Denton Chapter, and Member of Scottish Rite and York Rite. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Shane Covil.

Surviving are wife, Judith Perkins Covil of the home; sons, Michael Allen Covil (Layne) and Matthew James Covil (Rachel) all of Greensboro; stepsons, Michael Allen Morgan (Nikki) of Denton and Mark Lee Morgan (Julie) of Colfax; stepdaughter, Poppy Michelle Watkins of Denton; sisters, Marsha Lawrence (John) of Oak Ridge, Donna Coltrane (Barry) of Browns Summitt, Jackie Hopkins of FL;  brother, Matthew Covil of FL; stepfather, Larry Fulk of Walnut Cove; stepmother, Anne Colett of FL; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Kidney Foundation at

Cremation services are by Briggs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Alvin Ferrell
Mr. Alvin Lester Ferrell age 71, of Gallimore Rd., Denton passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hinkle Hospice House.

A memorial service for family and close friends was held.

Mr. Ferrell was born June 22, 1944 in Davidson County to Samuel Ferrell and Grace Cox Ferrell. He was a truck driver.

Surviving are wife, Pauline Latham Ferrell of the home; sons, Timothy Dale Ferrell and wife Elizabeth of Lexington, Terry Eugene Ferrell and fiancée Stephanie of Denton; daughter, Kimberly Renee Ferrell and husband John of Denton; brother, Bernard Ferrell and wife Inez of Thomasville; sister, Elizabeth Loflin and husband James of Denton; seven grandchildren, Chrissy Swaney, David Doss, Katie Ferrell, Tiffany Ferrell, Torie Ferrell, William Ferrell, and Michael Leibacher and one great-grandchild, Levi Swaney.

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

Cremation services were provided by Briggs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Talton Shaw
Mr. Talton Ray Shaw, 78, a resident of Charles Mountain Rd. died Monday, May 9, 2016 at his home.

 He was born on February 15, 1938 in Randolph County, NC to the late James Worth Shaw and Anna Martin Cranford Shaw. He was a lifelong resident of Randolph County, was employed by Lexington Furniture retiring after twenty three years of service, and attended New Hope Methodist Church. Mr. Shaw enjoyed farming and especially loved his grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Helen Shaw; brothers, James Shaw, Jesse Shaw, Johnny Shaw; sisters, Nancy Jennings and an infant sister. Mr. Shaw was married to Linda Sexton Shaw who preceded him in death November 4, 2009.

Surviving are his sons, Talton C. Shaw and his wife Lynnette and William J. Shaw and his wife Lisa all of Denton; grandchildren, Jenna Shaw, Hanna Shaw, Heather Shaw and her fiancé Jeremy Capps; a sister, Maude Thomas of Tucson, Arizona, a brother, Milford Shaw and his wife Joanie of Denton.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Friday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Pastor Joe Conley officiating. The family received friends Thursday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the Shaw family at