County Line: Easter Fun Day Saturday at Society Baptist

Published 9:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Society Baptist Church is hosting an “Easter Fun Day” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9 for children age 3-3rd grade.  Drop off children beginning at 9:45 a.m. and pick them up by 12:15 p.m. Children will enjoy the Easter story, crafts, egg hunt, and lunch. There is a link on the Society Facebook page that parents can fill out. Call Pastor Kevin York on 704-880-5084.

Clarksbury United Methodist Church will have a “Holy Thursday” service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

With churches having Easter sunrise services,  cemeteries should look nice.  Many will follow the tradition of placing flowers on the graves of loved ones. Please remember to remove Christmas and weather-worn arrangements.

Upcoming events: Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at Clarksbury Methodist; Easter outing for children at Fearless Park from noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 hosted by Piney Grove AME Zion;  Easter sunrise service at 7 followed by breakfast at 7:30, Sunday school at 8:15, children’s program at 9:20  and worship at 10 April 17 at Clarksbury; Easter sunrise service at 7 followed by breakfast at 7:15 and worship at 8 April 17 at Pleasant View Baptist; and Easter sunrise service at 7:15 followed by breakfast at 7:45, Sunday school at 8:45, and worship at 10 April 17 at Society Baptist.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Alene Cartner Ballance, who died unexpectedly last Friday of a head injury from a fall. One of 11 siblings and born in Iredell County in 1931, she was the second child of the late Richard Clayton and Lois Boger Cartner of County Line. She was reared on Old Mocksville Road at Cartner Road and attended Clarksbury Methodist with family. In 1949 she graduated from Harmony High, where she was a member of the Glee, French, and Drama clubs and was a sophomore and junior marshal. Retired from AT & T/ Western-Electric, she later worked at Sam’s Club on Hanes Mall Blvd. of Winston-Salem.  Alene made her home on County Home Road of Davie County and had been a faithful member of First Alliance Church of Winston-Salem for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with family; especially husband Tom, who preceded her in death, and her siblings and daughter Karla and family.  A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel preceded by visitation at 10 a.m.;  interment will follow the service at Westlawn Gardens of Memory of Clemmons.

Jap Johnson is recuperating from his heart surgery at home. Tommie Ross is in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Mocksville. Rayford “Tink” McDaniel continues to rest at home with palliative care.  Carol Brazel remains in rehab at Accordius Rehabilitation Center of Winston-Salem. Betty Lou Richardson and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Jap, Tommie, Tink, Carol, Betty Lou, Alice, and others who are having health problems.   Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Alene as they deeply miss her presence in their lives.

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