County Line: 50 vaccinated at Piney Grove

Published 9:18 am Thursday, April 29, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

About 50 folks were vaccinated at Piney Grove AME Zion Church on Friday.

The Rev. Eric Trent, a missionary to South America and Asia, will be guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate “Pastor and Family Appreciation Day” at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday.  Vickie Turner-Brown will be the speaker.

This Sunday, Society Baptist Church welcomes their new pastoral family, the Rev. Kevin York and wife Jennifer and their children Hannah and Michael.  York will conduct the 11 a.m. worship service.

Clarksbury United Methodist Church will have worship service Sunday in the sanctuary.

Calvary Baptist Church thanks everyone who supported their successful breakfast food fundraiser for the South Yadkin Baptist Association Food Pantry.

Mildred Benfield celebrated her 90th birthday Friday of last week.  With the help of her family, she enjoys the comfort of her home and visits and cards from friends and relatives. Mrs. Mildred, all of us in County Line congratulate you upon reaching this milestone in life and wish you a happy and healthy new year of life.

Our community extends its sympathy to the family of Margaret Seamon Lewis; who died Wednesday, April 7, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. The oldest of nine children, she was born in Davie County in 1933 to the late John Alvin and Ethel “Pic” Seamon Seamon of County Line.  She was reared off US 64 just west of Ridge and Society roads.  In her youth she attended Society Baptist with her family and attended Cool Spring High School. In March 1950 she married Carl Junior “Jack” Lewis; the couple settled in Olin and reared their six sons and two daughters. A seamtress and nurse’s aide by profession, she enjoyed sewing and quilting and loved spending time with her grandchildren. After Jack’s death in May 2017, she moved to Mocksville to be closer to her children. A service celebrating her life was held Monday afternoon of last week at the chapel of Davie Funeral Home of Mocksville;  she was laid to rest at Society Baptist Church Cemetery with her beloved “Jack.”

We extend sympathy to the family of James Henry Potts, who died unexpectedly Friday, April 9. One of four children, he was born in Iredell County in 1977 to Carolyn Potts and the late Joe Van Potts of Iredell. He attended Iredell County schools and graduated from North Iredell High School in 1995. In 1996 he married Tomeka Owen; the couple made their home on Hayes Farm Road between NC 901 and Society Road and reared children Jessica and Jacob. A loving family man, he enjoyed working on cars and outside activities such as hunting and fishing. A service celebrating his life was held Tuesday afternoon of last week at Tabor Presbyterian Church of Olin, where he was a member.   

Our community sends get-well wishes to Mildred Cartner Beck and Naomi Stroud Sloan.  Mildred has pneumonia at Iredell Memorial Hospital.  Naomi is recuperating at home.  Rhonda G. Bridgeman continues to receive daily medical care as she recuperates at home.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Mildred, Naomi, Rhonda, and others who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the families of Margaret and James as they adjust to life without their loved ones.  Remember in prayer the family of Melvin Troutman, who died Sunday of last week at Gordon Hospice House;  he was the widower of County Line native Mae Cartner Troutman.

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