County Line: Christmas Eve service at old Zion’s Chapel

Published 9:28 am Thursday, December 23, 2021

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

It’s Christmas week and County Liners are preparing for family dinners and gatherings. Winter solstice was Tuesday; many of us are happy to see the days becoming longer now. Here’s wishing everyone a special Christmas filled with the peace, joy, and good will of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Clarksbury United Methodist Church invites everyone to the “Children’s Christmas Program” at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday) followed by refreshments and a visit with Santa.
Folks enjoyed the “Journey to Bethlehem” hosted by Society Baptist Church Saturday evening. Church members appreciate everyone’s support as the rains ceased that afternoon and the drive-thru proceeded as planned.
Society Baptist will have morning worship at 10 Sunday, Dec. 26. No other services will be held that day to let families have more time together.
Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Joann Williams, who died Wednesday of last week at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after a brief stay. She had been in declining health for several years and had been a resident of local assisted living and nursing centers.
The third of four children, she was born in 1940 in Davie County to the late Marvin and Anna Seamon Williams of Ridge Road. She attended Society Baptist Church with her family and faithfully attended as long as her health permitted. In 1959 she graduated from Cool Spring High School; where she was voted “quietest” by her classmates, was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and Glee clubs, and enjoyed collecting rocks. A retired textile seamstress, she enjoyed sewing and was a caregiver for her parents when needed. A graveside service celebrating her life was held last Friday morning in the Society Baptist Church Cemetery; she was laid to rest in the cemetery near other family members who had preceded her in death.
We send get-well wishes to Bessie Tomlin Josey, who has an infection at Davis Regional Medical Center. Betty G. Richardson has improved and is recuperating at home. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Bessie, Betty, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.
Pray for the Lord’s support and blessings upon the family of Joanne as they deeply miss her presence. Remember in prayer Denny and Frances Benge Cartner; her brother “Cooter” Benge died Sunday, Dec. 12. Continue to pray for the many families affected by the recent deadly tornadoes. Remember in prayer the many families in our area affected by the pandemic. Let’s be sure to exercise caution as we gather for Christmas celebrations.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email