County Line: Vacation Bible schools planned at local churches

Published 10:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2022

By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners are looking forward to celebrating our country’s 246th birthday this long holiday weekend.  On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress voted yes on “The Declaration of Independence”  officially declaring the colonies as states in the new nation “The United States of America.”  As the document was read and then spread across the colonies, people celebrated with fireworks, ringing of bells, merriment, etc.  Today folks still celebrate much the same way but also have parades, cookouts, shopping sprees, etc. Many County Liners will take a vacation whereas some will relax at home; but both, wherever they are, will celebrate.  Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy July Fourth celebration.      

The Society Baptist Men and the Women on Missions will not meet Saturday, July 2. The evening worship service Sunday is canceled.

Society Baptist will have a Bible study for women at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7.  The topic will be “Mary.”  The group invites others.

Upcoming community events: Vacation Bible School at Piney Grove AME Zion July 12-14, 6:30-8 p.m.; Vacation Bible School at Clarksbury United Methodist July 31 from 5:30-8 p.m. and Aug. 1-2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Vacation Bible School at Society Baptist July 31-Aug. 2.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Jennifer Beeson Lane, who died Tuesday of last week at Mocksville Senior Living after a few years of declining health. The younger of two children, she was born in Iredell County in 1961 to Frances Evans Beeson and the late Kelly Beeson of County Line. She was reared on the family farm off Old Mocksville Road and attended Society Baptist, where she taught the primary girls’ Sunday school class. In 1980 she graduated from North Iredell High School, where she received district award in health occupation, and then earned degrees in cosmetology and food management from Mitchell Community College. In 1985 she married James E. “Jim” Lane in Statesville; the couple and children lived in Davie County most of their married life. Jennifer had worked in food management at Brian Center of Statesville and Autumn Care of Mocksville and had last worked at Walgreens Pharmacy of Mocksville before becoming disabled.  Kind and caring, she volunteered at Good News Club and SAFE of Mocksville and was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church.  A graveside memorial service at Society Baptist Church Cemetery will be announced later;  she will join her beloved Jim, who died June 1998, in rest there.

Rayford “Tink” McDaniel continues to rest at home with palliative care. Alice Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon these residents and others having health problems.

Remember in prayer Lorene Macemore; her brother Jimmy Cranfield died last Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer, heart, and kidney problems.     

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

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