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Reverend Ronald Chapman
Reverend Ronald Eugene Chapman, 79, a resident of North Road, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

He was born on October 1, 1936 in Taylorsville, NC to Ralph Chapman and Pauline Wilson Chapman.  He graduated from High Point College in 1959 and was a school teacher for 32 years with Davidson County School System. Ronald was also the athletic director for Central Davidson High School. He was a Baptist minister for 44 years most recently the associate pastor at Fairmont Park Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Coker.

He was married to Hilda Faye Stevenson Chapman, who survives of the home; also surviving are two daughters, Ronda Scism of Thomasville and Paula Hickok of Mocksville; two sons, David Chapman of Kernersville and Jeff Hodges of High Point; sister, Wanda Atcheson of Lilburn, GA; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Fairmont Park Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Jones and Rev. Noah Frye officiating.  The family greeted friends on Saturday prior to the service at the church.  A graveside service was held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fairmont Park Baptist Church, 3001 W. English Rd. High Point, NC 27262.  Online condolences may be sent to

Joseph (Joe) Elliott
Mr. Joseph B. (Joe) Elliott age 87 of NC Hwy # 49 S. Denton, NC died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

 A funeral service was held on Sunday,  November 22 at Salem Fellowship Church conducted by Rev. Steven Nance and Rev. Frankie Royal.  Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Randolph County Memorial Honor Guard.

The family received friends on Saturday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and  other times at the residence of the son, Kent Elliott on High Pines Road, Asheboro.
 Mr. Elliott was born November 24, 1927 in Guilford County to Earl Whitson Elliott and Mary Barker Elliott.  He was a self employed farmer and a member of Salem Fellowship Church.  He was a charter member of the Farmer Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Farmer Lions Club.  He was married to Hazel Nance Elliott who died May 24, 1996.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother Charles Elliott and a grandson, Ethan Elliott.
Mr. Elliott is survived by sons, Jerry Elliott of Denton and Kent Elliott of Asheboro and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Salem Fellowship Church c/o Kent Elliott, 9107 High Pine Road, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Online condolences may be made at

Oscar “Robin” Hunt
Oscar Lee “Robin” Hunt, 84. The world’s greatest fisherman went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
A visitation service was held on Tuesday November 24 at J.C. Green Funeral Home in Thomasville.

The service will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Southside Baptist Church at 11:00 am officiated by Tommy Sizemore, Jr.

Janie Wright
Miss Janie Marlene Wright, 61, a resident of Brookstone Haven, formerly of Fuller Mill Rd., Thomasville passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at Brookstone.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Susan Mitchell officiating. The family greeted friends Tuesday prior to the service at J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203. Online condolences may be sent to the Wright family at
Church News:
Clear Springs UMC Thanksgiving Eve Holy Communion Service
On Wednesday November 25th Clear Springs UMC will be hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Holy Communion Service at 7pm.

We welcome all of our sister United Methodist Churches from across the South Davidson Missional Network as well as any other community members who might wish to attend.

Come and let us give thanks around the Master’s table.

Clear Springs UMC is located at 4321 S. Main St. Extension.
Gravel Hill Baptist Church
Gravel Hill Baptist Church located at 6733 Gravel Hill Rd., Denton has several upcoming events for the month of November. Pastor Kenneth Reaves would like to invite everyone in the community to one or all. If you would like information on any of the events please call Pastor Reaves at 336-495-5031 or

On Sunday November 29 at 7:00 pm Bluegrass gospel singing with the Thickety Creek Bluegrass Band. Everyone invited to this free event with just a love offering to be accepted.
Pentecostals of Denton Fund Raisers
The Pentecostals of Denton ladies are selling tickets for a Beautiful Handmade Quilt.  Tickets are 1 ticket for $1 donation to our land or 6 tickets for $5. The “Tabitha” Quilt is 70x80. “She was always doing good and helping the poor (Acts 9:36)”
Drawing will be held Dec 31.
The Pentecostals Of Denton are raising funds to pay off our recently purchased church land. We will be blessing someone this Christmas with a Henry .22 lever action “Silver Boy”. Receive 1 ticket with a $5 donation or 5 tickets with a $20 donation.

To purchase, contact pastor Ronnie Timmons at 336-247-1618 or purchase at Sports Country.
“The Journey” walk-thru drama at Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Loftin Road will host a walk-thru Christmas drama on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Scenes centering on the birth of Christ will be presented, and walk-thru guests will get a real-life experience of passing through the Bethlehem of long ago. Light refreshments will be offered following the walk. There is no admission charge.

Sponsors for this event are the churches of the South Davidson Charge: Alleghany UMC, Lineberry UMC, and Pleasant Grove UMC. Rev. Richard Gould pastors the charge and plays an active role in the drama.

Be sure to mark your calendar to attend “The Journey.”   Come on over to Pleasant Grove and take a reverent stroll through old Bethlehem.
Pleasant Union Community Church Live Nativity

Pleasant Union Community Church will host its annual Live Nativity on Sunday, December 6. Three performances will be held at 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Each performance includes narration, music and live animals.

Hot beverages and snacks will be available inside the church after each performance. The church is located at 2635 Pleasant Union Road, Denton (at the corner of Pleasant Union and Jackson Creek roads).