County Line: Piney grove celebrating men’s and women’s days

Published 9:06 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Sunday, March 13, is the first Sunday in March and that means it’s the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST).  Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night as DST begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate Men’s Day and Women’s Day on Saturday, March 12, with a Bread and Breakfast at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.    All are welcome.

This Sunday the church will honor the men and the women during the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Johnny Ray Turner, associate pastor of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service.  Everyone  is invited.      

The Rev. Todd Payne, missionary to India, will be guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Pastor Brandon Gwaltney and church members invite everyone.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church to go to Troutman to build a ramp for a person in need. They invite others.

Calvary Baptist continues to have only Sunday morning worship service until April.   The next prayer shawl ministry meeting is scheduled to meet April 19.

Our community sends happy birthday wishes to Eva Campbell, who will celebrate her 97th Friday.  A longtime cherished member of Piney Grove AME Zion Church, today she enjoys the loving care of her daughters as she continues to live in her home near the church. Mrs. Eva, all of us in County Line wish you a great birthday tomorrow and a healthy and happy new year of life.

We send happy birthday wishes to Jack McLaughlin, who was 90 years old last Monday. He was honored with a birthday “finger-food” reception hosted by his family at Providence United Methodist Church last Saturday afternoon.  Jack and his family formerly lived on Ridge and Sunflower roads in County Line and attended  Society Baptist before moving to the Cool Springs area and attending Providence. Jack, all of us in County Line congratulate you on reaching this milestone in your life and wish you a happy and healthy new year of life.

We send congratulations to Ian Wall upon his graduation from basic training at Lackland US Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Ian’s flight number 190 was the “Top Flight” and received the “Commander’s Excellence Award.”

Mildred Benfield has improved and has been recuperating at home since last Friday afternoon. Rayford McDaniel continues to rest at home with palliative care;  his wife and caregiver Shara fell last week and hurt her head and back but had no broken bones. Betty Lou Richardson is in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Carol Brazel remains at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Jenny C. Turner  is recuperating at home. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

oin us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Mildred, Rayford and wife Shara, Betty Lou, Carol, Jenny, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Please pray for the Ukrainian refugees and the Ukrainians still in the country;  pray for peace there and that Putin will cease his desire to rebuild the USSR and spread communism. Continue to pray for those in our area affected by the COVID-19.

In last week’s column the birth year of Brenda Boger Swisher should have been 1943 rather than 1945.  Please accept my apology for the typo.

For news and memories to share, please call Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email