County Line: Couple announces birth of son

Published 9:50 am Thursday, August 19, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

As photos show, the humid mid-90-degree weather did not deter folks from supporting and walking in the Matthew 25 walk/run fundraiser Saturday morning.

Society Baptist Church will have Sunday morning and evening worship and Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer in the fellowship hall while the sanctuary air-conditioning system is being replaced with a new one.

Salem United Methodist Church is having regular services; however, masks and social distancing are requested.

The Women on Missions of Calvary Baptist are praying to fill 60 backpacks for the Southern Baptist Appalachian Christmas Outreach for children of need. Backpack bags will be available for pickup Sunday, Sept. 5 by church members wishing to help fill them. Filled backpacks must be returned by Sunday, Oct. 3. For further information, call Peggy Carlton on 336-492-7114.

Upcoming community events: gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 followed by ice cream social at Society Baptist; community-wide fish fry hosted by Calvary Baptist Saturday, Sept. 18; and homecoming at Society Baptist Sunday, Sept. 19.

Josh and Callahan Koontz Bowers welcomed with joy the birth of a baby boy Sunday, Aug. 15 at Forsyth Medical Center.  Parker was also delighted to have a new baby brother, and Grandparents Arthur and Barbara Call Koontz are ready to spoil him. All of us in County Line send congratulations.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Brenda Hendricks Kulp, who died at home Sunday of last week. She had battled a rare lung disease  (LAM) for many years and later suffered from amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The youngest of four children,  she was born in 1953 in Iredell County to the late Glen “Buster” and Emma Brown Hendricks of Stagecoach Road off Davie Academy Road. She attended Cool Spring High School before transferring to Davie schools and graduating from Davie County High School in 1971. She earned a registered nurse degree from the Davis Hospital School of Nursing, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in liberal studies from UNC-Greensboro. Her nursing career began as a school nurse in Wake County and included serving on the nursing school faculty of Davidson Community College and as the director of nursing of the Davie County Health Department. She last worked for the Board of Orthopedic Surgery and as the executive director of Southeastern Fracture Consortium for orthopedic trauma. She lived in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Bermuda Run and enjoyed crafts and spending time with daughter Lauren.  A service celebrating her life was held Saturday afternoon at Salem Funeral Home Chapel in Winston-Salem.

We send get-well wishes to Susan Dickerson and Judy Koontz. Susan was hospitalized to correct an eyesight problem and has been recuperating at home since last week.  Judy was at Forsyth Medical Center and is recuperating at home. Pastor Brandon Gwaltney has improved and is recuperating at home. Gene Snow remains in rehab at Encompass Rehab of Winston-Salem. 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 Susan, Judy, Pastor Gwaltney, Gene, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon the family of Brenda as they deeply miss her presence.  Remember in prayer USMC Lt. Gen. William and Sue Jones Jurney; his father Jack Jurney of Olin died Saturday,  Aug. 7.

Continue to pray for the families affected by the coronavirus and its variants; pray that folks will get vaccinated and wear a mask when among others.  As of last Monday morning, our state’s daily positive test rate had increased to 12.8 percent. The rate of affected young folks continues to increase. It is heart-breaking to see folks in intensive care and wishing they had been vaccinated and to hear of folks dying without their loved ones being with them.

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