County Line: Harmony Hill Campmeeting starts next Wednesday

Published 6:29 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Church homecomings remain the focus.  Asphotos show, attendance was good at Pleasant View Baptist and Salem Methodist homecomings last Sunday.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The men invite others for prayer and breakfast. They will also discuss their annual Thanksgiving fundraising event for area families of need and other  community needs.

The Women on Mission of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.  Mary Elizabeth Nantz will lead the group in a review of North Carolina missions offerings and the group’s planning for the Appalachian Coalfields Backpack Ministry.  The women invite others.

The 176th Harmony Hill Campmeeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 9 under the big tent at NC 901 and US 21. Services begin nightly at 7 with a free supper at 6. Youth night will be Wednesday and will feature music by Trinity Webb and message by the Rev. Scott Townsell. Music and message the other nights will be:  Thursday, Chosen Vessel and the Rev. Dr. Terry Moore; Friday, Liberty Baptist Trio and the Rev. Roger Holland;  Saturday, Freedom Way Quartet and Evangelist Craig Church; and Sunday, Victory Miracle Center Choir and the Rev. Dr. Clyde Parks.

Upcoming community events: Pastor Appreciation Day Sunday, Oct. 9 at Calvary Baptist;  homecoming Sunday, Oct. 9 at Piney Grove AME Zion; and homecoming Sunday, Nov. 6 at Calvary Baptist.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Nannie Lue Eudy Hollar, who died Monday morning of last week at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville.  The second of four children, she was born in Iredell County in 1916 to the late James William and Stella Rinehart Eudy of Iredell.  She attended Oakdale School and graduated in 1933 from Cool Spring High School.  At age 106, she was the oldest known living school alumnus at the time of her death.  In 1939 she married Clyde Monroe Hollar of Iredell.  From the mid-1950s to the 1970s, the couple and their children Shirley and Clyde Jr., lived on US 64 just east of the school. A devoted wife and mother, Nannie enjoyed homemaking and crafts and adored her grandson Chris.  A longtime faithful member of Oakdale Baptist Church, she was laid to rest Wednesday of last week in a private graveside service at Iredell Memorial Gardens beside her beloved husband, who died December 1978.

Eddie Porter continues to need physical therapy at home. Alice Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Eddie, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and strength upon the family of Nannie Lue as they deeply miss her.       

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