County Line: Coretta Scott King remembered at Piney Grove

Published 1:26 pm Thursday, January 26, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Piney Grove AME Zion Church paid tribute to his wife Coretta Scott King, whom he married in 1953.  Church member Shanlyn Nichols gave a synopsis of her life and achievements.

An American author, Mrs. King earned bachelor’s degrees in art and music. She was an advocate for civil rights and was a strong supporter of her husband’s efforts. She continued to be active in promoting civil rights after his death in 1968.

In August 2005, Mrs. King suffered a stroke that left her unable to speak. She died five months later on Jan. 30, 2006, of respiratory failure from complications of ovarian cancer.

A country ham breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans will be Feb. 4 at the V-Point Building.

Alice C. Waugh is being treated for breathing problems at Forsyth Medical Center. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Alice and other residents having health problems.

Remember in prayer Bobby and Janet Cartner and children Taylor and Matt; Janet’s father James “Jim” Branch died Monday of last week at home.

Word has been received of the unexpected death of Brittany VanHoy Moore of Union Grove. The daughter of Clint and Dee Daniels VanHoy and granddaughter of Sadie Nicholson Daniels and the late Jim Daniels, she was a former member of Calvary Baptist. Keep Brittany’s family in your prayers. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home (704-873-7223) is serving the family.

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