County Line: Society Baptist collecting for Thanksgiving meals

Published 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

The Saturday morning V-Point Ruritan country ham breakfast is returning the first Saturday in November.

From now through the second week of November, the Baptist Men of Society are collecting monetary donations to buy groceries for traditional Thanksgiving dinners for families of need in our area. The groceries will be delivered the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to donate, please call Baptist Men of Society Treasurer John Nantz on 704-929-8199.

The quilting ministry of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a.m.   Wednesday, Oct. 26.  The group invites others interested in quilting.

Upcoming community events: Hallelujah Night  at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Piney Grove AME Zion; Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Clarksbury United Methodist;  V-Point Ruritan country  ham breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the V-Point Building on Old Mocksville Road; homecoming celebration Sunday, Nov. 6 at Calvary Baptist;  and Fall Fun Fellowship from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at Society Baptist.

Our community sends get-well wishes to David Burgess, who has been hospitalized with a heart attack and was to be transferred to Carolina Medical Center of Charlotte. Janie Williams has improved and is recuperating at her niece’s home. Alice C. Waugh remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Carla Smith is undergoing tests to see if she is a good candidate for a kidney transplant. If anyone is interested in being a living kidney donor for Carla or for someone else, contact Atrium Wake Forest Health at or call living donor coordinators Colleen Sheehan or Amanda Smith on 855-886-6833.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon David, Janie, Carla, Alice, and other residents who are having health problems.  Continue to pray for families affected by Ian and Fiora, the mass shooting in Raleigh, and by Covid-19 and its variants.   

Remember in prayer Darlene Rivers,  Carolyn Nichols, and the Reverend Brandon Gwaltney. Darlene’s sister Margaret Louise Holland Peck died Tuesday of last week at Autumn Care of Statesville.  Carolyn’s sister Barbara Cooper Russell died Thursday of last week.  The Reverend Gwaltney’s grandfather the Rev. Jerry Gwaltney died at his home last Saturday.

Word has just been received of the death of Eva Campbell of Piney Grove;  she died in her sleep last Sunday morning. Remember her family in prayer.  Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary of Statesville (704-873-3611) is serving the family.

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