County Line: Homecoming Sunday at Calvary Baptist

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

Eastern Standard Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep and these community fall events.
Calvary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday. The Rev. Allen Lunsford of Union Grove will bring the message at the 11 a.m. worship service. There will be a covered-dish dinner following the service in the fellowship hall. Church members invite everyone to bring a basket filled with good food and memories to share.
Society Baptist Church will host a fall festival fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Activities include a 45-minute hayride beginning at 5 p.m. plus cornhole, games, and fellowship. A soup supper with will be served at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted; proceeds will be used to buy boxes of groceries for traditional Thanksgiving dinners for families of need in the area. In case of rain, the festival will begin at 6 p.m. with the soup supper. The approximate cost of a box of groceries for a family is $30. Church members invite everyone to join them for a fun time of family fellowship and helping those in need.
The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. The group invites others to join them for breakfast and prayer followed by a discussion of upcoming community projects and needs.
As photos show, folks enjoyed Piney Grove AME Zion’s Fall Festival Saturday afternoon. Children of all ages dressed in costume and filled their tummies with good food and their buckets with treats and game prizes.
During November, Calvary Baptist will be collecting toys for the South Yadkin Baptist Association Toy Store for families of need at Christmas. All members are asked to bring a new toy for a child.
Our community extends its sympathy to the family of Linda Sue Goodwin Austin, who died Tuesday of last week at Iredell Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. The third of five children, she was born in 1946 in Iredell County to the late Boyd Goodwin and Bondelia Smith Goodwin Wooten. In her youth she attended Pleasant View Baptist Church with her family. In 1964 she graduated from Harmony High School; where she was active in Future Homemakers of America and 4-H, Glee, and Spanish clubs. She and husband Harding made their home in Iredell and reared daughter Sandy. Retired after many years of service at WalMart of Statesville and Mocksville, she enjoyed spending time with her family and playing with her grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating her life was held last Friday afternoon in the chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Sadie McCormick Wilcox, who died Wednesday of last week at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville. She was born in Trenton, N.J. in 1928 to the late Harry and Sadie Anthony McCormick. She married Jesse Wilcox Jr., in 1946; the couple settled in Hamilton Township and reared their three children. Retired from Sears Roebuck & Co. after many years, Sadie moved to North Carolina in 2008 and made her home with her daughter Beverley Woodard and friend Andy on Cartner Road. An avid reader and puzzle solver, she loved living in North Carolina and eating and shopping at favorite places. She will be laid to rest in the Ewing Cemetery in West Trenton, today (Thursday).
Our community sends get-well wishes to Carol Wooten Holton, who had knee surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center last Monday. 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 Carol, Alice, and residents who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the families of Linda and Sadie as they miss their loved ones. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the coronavirus. For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email