County Line: Storm doesn’t destroy nature’s beauty

Published 9:45 am Thursday, November 12, 2020

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Last week was eventful for many of us in our area and country. Tuesday of last week was “Election Day,” but most folks had already voted by mail or early voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to states’ rules regarding mail-in ballots, we had to wait until about noon last Saturday as Pennsylvania favored Joe Biden and pushed him over the 270 electoral mark. Then Saturday night we ACC football addicts watched Notre Dame defeat No. 1 Clemson in double overtime.  That should be enough excitement, but Sunday we NASCAR fans watched Chase Elliott win a hard-fought race to become the 2020 NASCUP Cup Series Champion.

Hurricane Zeta downed trees and leaves and blew over plants and flowers. As photos show, God’s beautiful fall foliage and blooming plants still abounded this past weekend.

Local churches have these schedules: Calvary Baptist, indoor Sunday worship at 11 a.m.; Clarksbury Methodist, outdoor Sunday worship at 10 a.m. and indoor Book of John Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursday, both with masks and social distancing; Piney Grove AME Zion, indoor Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.; Pleasant View Baptist, regular indoor services Sunday and Wednesday; Salem Methodist, indoor Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. with social distancing and masks in the sanctuary; Society Baptist, indoor Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with message by Gene Tutterow in fellowship hall,  Wednesday night prayer and Bible service at 7,  no Sunday night service.

Services for local churches will continue online   as previously stated.

County Line native Faye Felker Duncan celebrated her 94th birthday Oct. 6.  She has made her home in Statesville since the 1950s.  She continues to recuperate at home from a broken hip in May. Faye, all of us in County Line send you belated happy birthday greetings and wish you a healthy and happy new year of life.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of John David “Johnny” Felker; who died Thursday, Oct. 22 in Lexington.  The seventh of eight children, he was born in 1948  to the late William Dewey and Mae Ellen McDaniel Felker of County Line. He was reared off what is now Dorse Road and attended Cool Spring High School. He first married Donna Lucille Wood of Harmony in 1967, and they later welcomed the birth of daughter Donna Michelle.  He married Joyce Hill in 1986;  the couple made their home in Davidson County, where they were married.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.

We send get-well wishes to Kevin Stroud and Clark Young. Kevin is being treated for circulation problems at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center since last Sunday. Clark has been at Wake Forest Baptist-Davie 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 Kevin, Clark, Faye, and other residents who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Johnny as they adjust to life without him.  Remember in prayer former County Liner Sarah Elizabeth Stroud Wall, whose husband Charles died Friday of last week.  Also, remember in prayer the family of Linda Williams Knox, who died Monday of last week and was a daughter of the late County Line native Ruth Elam William and granddaughter of the late County Liner Alma Gaither Elam.

Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the coronavirus. Pray for our country as the daily count of infection cases has reached new daily highs over 120,000. Please remember to do the three W’s:  Wear mask. Wait 6 – 8 feet apart. Wash your hands.

For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email