County Line: Calvary Baptist exceeds Lottie Moon offering goal

Published 9:38 am Thursday, January 13, 2022

By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondent

County Liners are settling in for a streak of cold winter temps. Be sure to check on elderly neighbors and those living alone. With the increasing spread of the highly contagious omicron variant, many are limiting comings and goings.
Calvary Baptist Church will have only Sunday morning worship service until March. All other services have been canceled. Church members appreciate the support of everyone as they exceeded the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $500; $1,079 was collected for supporting Christian mission work world-wide.
Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry Wayne “Wormey” Hicks, who died Tuesday of last week at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He had suffered from asthma for many years and was hospitalized with a pulmonary infection at Iredell Memorial for several weeks. Born in Iredell County in 1966, he was the only child of Gary Hicks and Brenda Goforth Hicks Combs of western Iredell. After graduation from West Iredell High School in 1985, he married the former Delisa “Lisa” Lytton in April 1987; the couple settled on Garden Valley Road near Battle Road. Employed by Freightliner for twenty-four years, Wormey was a motorcyclist, gun enthusiast, and music lover. He especially enjoyed riding his motorcyle with family and friends along the Blue Ridge Parkway. A graveside service celebrating his life was held last Sunday afternoon in the Society Baptist Church Cemetery; he was laid to rest in the cemetery near his good friend Ralph Griffith, who died July 2018.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of James Cedric “CT” Turner, who died Monday of last week at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville after an extended illness. Prior to his death, he had been hospitalized followed by a stay at Autumn Care of Statesville. He was born in Iredell County in 1955 to Otelia Imes Turner and the late Harvey Lee “Tab” Turner of County Line. He was reared on Tab Lane off NC 901 near Old Mocksville Road. He attended Harmony Elementary School and graduated from North Iredell High School in 1974. He attended Piney Grove AME Zion Church with his family and remained a faithful member of the church until his death. He and his wife, the former Collette Foster, made their home on Tab Lane and reared their children. Just prior to his decline in health, the couple moved to Mocksville. A racing and automotive enthusiast, CT co-founded with his wife “CT and Sons Trucking Company” and “CT and Sons Racing.” He will be remembered for his love of racing and his gift for gab. A service celebrating his life was held last Saturday afternoon at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church of Statesville; he was laid to rest in the Piney Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery near the graves of family members.
Our community sends get-well wishes to Mildred Benfield and Carol Brazel. Mildred required emergency care for infection in her legs due to diabetes. Carol has been at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Rayford McDaniel and Bessie T. Josey have improved and are recuperating at their homes. 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 Mildred, Carol, Rayford, Bessie, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the families of Jerry and CT as they miss deeply the presence of their loved ones.
Remember in prayer Gene Snow as he is a resident of Rosewood Assisted Living of Harmony. Also, remember in prayer Terry and Malinda Gryder; her mother Linda Campbell died early Monday morning. Continue to pray for the many families in our area affected by the coronavirus and its variants. As of last Monday, our state daily positive test rate had risen to 31.1 percent and the number of covid-related deaths had increased to 19,685. Let’s do our part to decrease those by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask and social distancing.
Word has just been received of the death of Bradley Scott Gaither; remember his family in prayer.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email