Sheffield-Calahaln: Some churches now holding services in sanctuary

Published 9:15 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to:  Charles “Muggs” Smith and Suzonne Stratton on Feb. 5 and Yvonne Richardson on Feb. 8. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is with great sadness and a broken heart that my brother, Wade Reeves, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 31. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle, who died Dec. 19, 2013 at the age of 81, and sister, Nola Ludwick and great-grandson Matthew Reeves. Wade is survived by three children:  Pamela Ladd (Carl Jr.) of Harmony, Wade Wilbur Reeves (June) of Statesville and Chester Reeves of Mocksville.  He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wade is also survived by three sisters, Mary Lou Teague of Harmony, Katherine Routh of Climax and Brenda Bailey of Mocksville, sister-in-law Judy Wooten, and a good friend, Betty Richardson.  He will be missed by all of his family and his many dear friends. A graveside service will be held at New Union UMC, where he was a member, on Friday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.  Face coverings and social distancing is requested. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday at Lambert Funeral Home from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Please keep the Reeves family in your prayers.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD meetings are held each Monday night at the station at 7.  If interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, feel free to come to the meetings or see any member of the fire department.  Everyone is welcome.

In last week’s column there was a photo of a young ball player.  That young lady was Renee Ladd Holland.  Renee is married to Doug Holland and has two grown children, Ethan and Emily.  She is the daughter of Carl Ladd Jr. and Pamela Reeves Ladd, and the granddaughter of Wade Reeves. Renee has worked in the healthcare industry for several years. We thank her for her service to others during this pandemic and always. Renee is active in church and community activities. I’m very proud to call this young lady my great niece. If you have a photo you would like to share, please forward to me.

A Bible study from the Old Testament “Epic of Eden” is being held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday afternoon from 5-6:30. They also invite you to worship with them each Sunday morning at 10.  The church is 2106 Sheffield Road, Harmony. Wearing of facial masks is appreciated.

Ijames Baptist Church, Sheffield and Ijames Church roads, is holding 10 a.m. worship services each Sunday in the sanctuary.  Masks are required. Those who prefer may stay in their cars and listen to the service on 87.7 FM radio or view the service live on Facebook at the Ijames Church Friends page.

Community Covenant Church is holding worship services each Sunday morning at 10:45. The church is at 1446 Sheffield Road.

New Union UMC’s Sunday morning worship services are held each week at 10 in the church. Wearing of facial masks is required.  You can also view the services on Facebook.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Lori Dyson, Johnny Naylor, Dot Keller, Pat Moore, Deborah Nichols, Sylvia Ratledge Williams, Wellman Beck, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Ted Adams, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Jane Tutterow, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Melissa Spry, Wade Reeves, Helen Bulla, Joann Renegar, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Greg Gobble, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Larry Dyson and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the family of Wilma Jean Baer and the Wade Reeves family.

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