County Line: Remembering Tink McDaniel, Bob Moore

Published 9:45 am Thursday, August 18, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

County Liners are enjoying the beautiful cooler days the past week. Our public school kids are getting ready to return to school. But, as photos of Bible school at Clarksbuy United Methodist show, kids have enjoyed their summer break.

Clarksbury will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Aug. 21. After Sunday school at 9 a.m., Pastor Cliff Wall will bring the homecoming message at 10. A meal will be served following the worship service.Church members invite friends, relatives, and former members to bring memories to share for Sunday school, worship, and dinner.

Society Baptist will have a Bible study for women at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.  The women invite others t as they discuss the life of Mary of Bethany.

Upcoming community events: ice cream fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 and homecoming celebration Sunday, Sept.18 at Society Baptist.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of William Rayford “Tink” McDaniel, who died Monday of last week at Gordon Hospice Home of Statesville. He had been in declining health the past several months. The younger of two children, he was born in Davie County in 1939 to the late Baxter and Beulah Peacock McDaniel of County Line. He was reared off Davie Academy Road and attended Cool Spring High School. From 1957-1978 he worked for Stroud Brothers Amoco and Ken’s Amoco; after 1978 he delivered milk for Pet, Sealtest, and other dairies. He was devoted to his first wife Barbara Beck, who was killed in an auto accident, and their daughter Sherri. In 1986 he married Shara Barnette, who was his loving caregiver during his illness the past months; the couple made their home in Harmony and had been attending Calvary Baptist, where he was a member. A service celebrating his life was held Thursday morning of last week at Friendship Baptist of Harmony;  he was laid to rest in the church cemetery.       

We extend sympathy to the family of Robert Glenn “Bob” Moore, who died at home Friday of last week.  The youngest of eight sons, he was born in Iredell County in 1938 to the late William Wilson “Will” and Lottie Bowman Moore of County Line. Tenant farmers by trade, the family made their home on Ridge and Battle roads and attended Society Baptist prior to the mid-1940s.

With the four oldest sons serving in World War II, the family had to quit farming and move to Statesville.  Bob had attended school in Iredell before joining the US Air Force. In 1958 he married Ruth Crawford;  the couple made their home in Iredell and reared their three children. After his honorable military discharge in 1959, he worked for North American Tools and later owned and operated Moore’s Saw and Tool. A graveside service celebrating his life was held last Tuesday morning in the cemetery of Concord Presbyterian, where he attended; he was laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Hazel Dyson Smoot. She became sick with covid, then experienced complications in rehab, was hospitalized, then back in rehab, and has been recuperating at home since last Friday. Eva Campbell remains in rehab at Maple Leaf of Statesville. Alice Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Hazel, Eva, Alice, and others who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the families of Tink and Bob as they each deeply miss their loved one.

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