County Line: Chicken stew Saturday at Clarksbury Methodist

Published 8:23 am Thursday, October 21, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

County Liners are coping with a sudden blast of much cooler temps. Many of us have switched from air-conditioning to heating systems. It’s also time for hot homemade soups and stews.
There will be a chicken stew fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 under the picnic shelter at Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Milk-based stew and drinks will be served. Donations will be accepted; proceeds benefit the Harmony Youth Baseball for equipment purchase. For more information, call Stan or Shelly Stroud on 704-928-8775.
The fall festival at Piney Grove AME Zion Church has been changed from Saturday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Oct. 30.
Sunday, Oct. 24, Society Baptist will have a deacon ordination service for Jacob Miles at 7 p.m. Jacob is the husband of Lauren Lowtharpe Miles, and the couple lives on US 64 just west of the South Yadkin River bridge. Church members extend a special invitation to relatives and friends of the couple.
Society will also gather at 9 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall to assemble bookbags for the Appalachian Coal Mine School Ministry. Members are asked to come and help assemble the bags.
Upcoming community events: fall festival at Piney Grove beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30; Gospel Voices at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at Society Baptist; Trunk or Treat at Clarksbury Methodist from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31; and homecoming Sunday, Nov. 7, at Calvary Baptist.
Former County Line native Faye Felker Duncan celebrated her 95th birthday Oct. 6. She continues to enjoy her home on Ivanhoe Lane in Statesville and the loving care of her son Dean and his family. With the pandemic, she limits her driving to stores for necessities but enjoys calls from family and friends. Faye, all of us in County Line send you belated happy birthday wishes and wish you a healthy and happy new year of life.
Our community sympathy to the family of Lois Efird; who died Friday, Oct. 8 at Gordon Hospice House after a period of declining health. The fourth of five children, she was born in 1932 in Davie County to the late Carl Wertz and Anna Bell Williams Efrid of County Line. She was reared on Davie Academy Road near Godbey Road and, in her youth, attended Salem United Methodist with her family. In 1950 she graduated valedictorian at Cool Spring High School and then took business courses at Mitchell College. While working for the Iredell County Office of Veterans’ Affairs, she met Max James. The couple married in Iredell in 1955, and they shared 48 years of married life before his death in 2003. She joined him in worship at the First Baptist Church of Statesville, where she remained an active dedicated member. In 1957 the couple moved to Olin; where they bought a farm on Tabor Road and reared children Sandra, Jeanne and Max Jr. In 1969 Lois earned the bachelor’s in education from Lenoir Rhyne College and taught at Harmony Elementary School until her retirement in 1992. She was always active in community affairs as she was a member of the Statesville Woman’s Club, served on the Board of Directors for the Carolina Dogwood event, supported Miss Statesville contest, and supported industrial pollution control. A private inurnment service will be held at Harmony Cemetery prior to a visitation from noon-3 p.m. at the family farm at 450 Tabor Road Sunday, Oct. 24. A service celebrating her life will be held next spring.
We send get-well wishes to Sadie Wilcox, who was hospitalized and is resting at Gordon Hospice House. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehab Center of Mocksville.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Sadie, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the family of Lois as they deeply miss her presence. Remember in prayer Louann Jones and Arlie Absher; Frank Church, Louann’s brother and Arlie’s brother-in-law, died last Friday at Rosewood Assisted Living.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email