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County Line: Piney Grove homecoming Sunday

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners always enjoy church homecomings and reuniting with former members and friends. This Sunday, Oct. 11, folks at Piney Grove AME Zion Church are looking forward to celebrating their church homecoming.  After Sunday school at 10 a.m., Elder Tamela Tatum of New Jerusalem Apostolic Church of Mocksville will bring the message at the 11 a.m. worship service.  Due to the coronavitus pandemic, there will be no fellowship dinner after the service; however, medical directives of wearing masks and social distancing will be followed.  Church members invite everyone for this special time of remembering times past.

Other local churches have these service schedules this week, but please contact the church for any updates weather may require:

• Calvary Baptist, indoor Sunday worship at 11 a.m.;

• Clarksbury United Methodist, outdoor Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. and indoor special “Book of John” Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursday;

• Pleasant View Baptist  , regular indoor services Sunday and Wednesday;

• Salem United Methodist, outdoor Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. under the shelter;

• Society Baptist, indoor Sunday worship at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall with Gene Tutterow as special speaker; no Wednesday night service.

Services for local churches will continue o Facebook, Youtube, or church website.

Jacob and Lauren Lowtharpe Miles welcomed the birth of daughter Laney Grace Wednesday, Sept. 23. Grandparents are Louie and Lorri Lowtharpe and great-grandparents are Betty Seamon Lowtharpe and the late Jerry Lowtharpe and Tom Perrow.  Jacob and Lauren, all of us in County Line congratulate you on the birth of Laney Grace.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Deborah “Debbie” Haneline Harpe, who died at home last Friday. The fourth of five children, she was born in 1957 in Forsyth County to the late Bailey and Thelma Moore Haneline. In 1960 the Hanelines moved from Winston-Salem to a farm on Harding Lane off NC 901. Debbie attended Society Baptist Church with her family and graduated from North Iredell High School in 1975. She and Darrell Harpe married at Society Baptist in 1979;  the couple made their home on the Haneline family farm on Harding Lane, where they reared daughters Brandi and Jodi. Later, Debbie and Darrell joined in worship at Calvary Baptist Church. She was a dedicated employee for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for 15 years and later worked at the Days Inn of Mocksville for 10 years.  After Darrell’s death in 2005, several years later Debbie made her home on Ijames Church Road near US 601. A service celebrating her life was held in the chapel of Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville Tuesday afternoon; she was laid to rest in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband Darrell.

We send get-well wishes to Susan Phipps and Paul Ressa. Susan was hospitalized last week and has been recuperating at home since last Sunday. Paul has been hospitalized with an infection at Forsyth Medical Center. Faye Stroud continues to rest at home while under treatment for cancer.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Susan, Paul, Faye, and other residents who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Debbie as they adjust to life without her.  Remember in prayer Margaret Ann Cartner Shew and family;  her brother-in-law Glenn Shew died Wednesday of last week.

Remember in prayer the many families affected by the continued wide-spread fires in the western states of our country.  Also, pray for the many families affected by the coronavirus as the number of coronavirus-related deaths in our country passed 210,000 last Monday and the number of infections is rising in most states. Please practice the three W’s:  Wear a mask.  Wait 6 – 8 feet apart.  Wash your hands.

For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@hotmail.com.