Cana/Pino: United Women of Faith new name for Wesley Chapel group

Published 9:30 am Thursday, June 30, 2022

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By  Betty Etchison West

Cana/Pino Correspondent

Cana is quiet again now that the Cujas/Applegate wedding is over. The newlyweds have returned to their home in Charlotte after a honeymoon at the island, St. Lucia. All of Amy’s Cujas family has returned to Pennsylvania and the Applegate family has returned to Florida.

Arnold Gosnell, pastor of the Farmington Methodist Charge, and his family have returned from the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference. The Gosnell damily camped in the Junaluska area while attending the conference. Lisa Dixon West, the delegate to the conference from the Farmington Methodist Charge, reported that attending the business sessions and the worship services was an uplifting experience.  Kathy Ellis made the trip with Lisa and also found the worship services uplifting.   Joey Yokeley, director of The Christian Fellowship of Athletes, filled the pulpit last Sunday in the pastor’s absence.

While Kathy Ellis was at Lake Junaluska, Bob Ellis’ grandson, Jayden Ellis, cared for his grandfather.  Jayden lives in Raleigh with his parents, Maricel and Robert Ellis, but he is spending some time with his grandparents in Pino.

Joseph Burchette, the great-grandson of Betty Etchison West, completed fifth grade at Shady Grove Elementary School last week and took part in the fifth grade graduation. Joseph received three certificates. The most important of which may have been the President’s Education Awards Program Certificate, which recognized Outstanding Academic Achievement. Joseph also received a certificate for being on the School Honor Roll all year and a Promotion Certificate.  Joseph’s parents, Joe and Izzy Burchette,  his Burchette grandparents, Mary Ann and Neil, and his Tutterow grandmother, Frances, attended the end-of-the-year program and were/are all proud of Joseph’s record.

The Wesley Chapel United Methodist Women, now called United Women of Faith, met last week at the church. Kathy Ellis, president, called the meeting to order and presented the program explaining the name change to encourage all women of faith, not just Methodists, to join the organization.Refreshment were served by Marlene Trivette.

Betty Etchison West and Jo Pope Shaw went to Glenna Collette Lagles’ funeral at First Presbyterian Church in Mocksville. We were sad because Glenna was the only person left who grew up in the village of Cana when we did. Glenna’s nephews, Eddie and George Leagans, were two of the pallbearers.  Eddie still lives in the area, but George lives in Ware Shoals, S.C.  Glenna was buried at Rose Cemetery beside her husband, Andrew Lagle, the longtime caretaker of Mocksville’s utilities.