County Line: Piney Grove vacation Bible school starts next week

Published 9:02 am Thursday, July 8, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners enjoyed Fourth of July holiday weekend celebrations.  Many families are enjoying vacations to the beach and mountains. After many fireworks displays, private and public,  each night Saturday through Monday.  the evenings are quiet again.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will have Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 12-Wednesday, July 14.  Classes for all ages meet each night from 6-8 and include Bible study, music, recreation, crafts, and refreshments.  Everyone is invited.

Society Baptist Church has resumed choir practice at 6 p.m. on Sundays and will resume Sunday night worship service the second Sunday in August.     

  Vacation Bible school at Society Baptist Church will be Sunday, Aug. 1-Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Pauline Gaither Lurye of Arizona, who died June 3. The second of eight children, she was born in Davie County in Feb. 1923 to the late James Byrd “Jim” and Eula Nichols Gaither of County Line Road. She and six of her siblings attended Cool Spring High School with second youngest Bill Gaither graduating in 1955. Granted permission by Jim and Eula in the 1920s, the Cool Spring bus continued to turn around in the Gaither driveway from 1955 until the fall of 1965 when Davie County students were required to go to Davie schools.  Pauline was the only surviving child at the time of her death as Bill, who lived in Thomasville, had died Oct 2020 at age 83. Many of Bill’s schoolmates still live in our area. The Jim and Eula Gaither family remains in the hearts of County Line friends and relatives today. Per her wishes, in late summer or early fall Pauline will be brought back to County Line by her family to be buried beside her parents in the cemetery of Society Baptist Church, where the family attended.  A memorial service will be held in Arizona July 26. Again, our community extends sympathy to the families of Pauline and Bill.

Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Alice and other residents who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s support and blessings upon the families of Pauline and Bill as they miss their loved ones. Remember in prayer the family of the Rev. Bobby Henderson, a former pastor of Calvary Baptist Church; he died last Saturday at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville after a diagnosis of cancer of the esophagus in March.

Continue to remember in prayer those families affected by the tragic collapse of the condo unit building in Florida.  Continue to pray for the families affected by the coronavirus, and pray that more folks will get vaccinated as 99.2 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths in our country now are unvaccinated folks.

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