County Line: Community events limited

Published 9:33 am Thursday, February 17, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne
County Line Correspondnet

Love was in the air in County Line this week as folks celebrated St. Valentine Day last Monday. A light dusting of snow visited our community again last Sunday. That night many families watched Super Bowl LVI; some were happy with the Rams winning; some of us weren’t. Again, there are no planned community-wide events.
Calvary Baptist Church continues to have only Sunday morning worship service until March. All other services and meetings are canceled.
Our community extends sympathy to the family of Nettie Lee Daywalt Blevins, who died at Davie Medical Center Tuesday of last week after about six months of declining health. The oldest of four children, she was born in 1933 in Davie County to the late Arthur and Lena Seamon Daywalt of County Line. She was reared on St. Matthews Road off Davie Academy Road, attended St. Matthews Lutheran Church with her family, and helped them on their farm. A 1953 graduate of Cool Spring High School, she earned a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certificate from Rowan Technical Institute. Her healthcare career began as a nurse and later facility administrator at Autumn Care of Mocksville. Before retiring in 2005, she worked for the Veterans Administration of Salisbury, Brian Center of Statesville, Iredell Memorial Hospital, and Davie County Home Health.
During her first marriage, Nettie Lee welcomed the birth of son Jimmy and daughter Crystal. In 1988, she married the love of her life Jessie Blevins of West Virginia; the couple joined in worship at Union Chapel United Methodist Church and made their home on Howard Street in Mocksville. She was a faithful member of the church and was active in the United Methodist Women. Kind and caring, she enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and Hospice of Davie. Several years after the death of Jessie in 2001, she moved to an apartment in Mocksville. A service celebrating her life was held last Saturday afternoon at Davie Funeral Service Chapel followed by inurnment in the cemetery of Union Chapel.
Nettie Lee had contributed data and treasured family photos to our Community news “flash backs.” Her support was greatly appreciated,
We extend sympathy to the family of Karen Denise Wood; who died Friday, Feb. 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. The second of three children, she was born in 1961 in Iredell County to the late Billy Ray and Lala Hall Wood. For many years the Wood family made their home on Society Road near Garden Valley Road and faithfully attended nearby Society Baptist Church. Denise attended Iredell schools and worked in the textile industry in her earlier years. She was a devoted mother to her son Gary and wife Kimberly and an adoring grandmother to their daughter Danielle. A service celebrating her life was held Tuesday morning of last week at Hebron Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated active member; she joined her parents at rest in the church cemetery.
Our community sends get-well wishes to Jenny Cartner Turner, who was hospitalized with a broken hip from a fall at home and is now in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Carol Brazel has been transferred from Novant Rehabilitation Center to the Sticht Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Jenny, Carol, Alice, and others who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the families of Nettie Lee and Denise as they deeply miss their loved ones. Continue to pray for those affected by the COVID-19.
For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email