County Line: Piney Grove celebrating 155th church anniversary

Published 1:30 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

This Monday is Memorial Day    a sacred day to pay tribute and gratitude to those who gave their life in support of our country and freedom.We again remember these young men from our community who gave their life in service:

• Civil War – James F. Cartner, Solomon M. Daywalt, Moses. L. Granger, and Henry P. Kesler;

• World War I – Lemuel “Lem” Keller; and

World War II – Billy Daywalt, Adren Koontz, James C. Moore, James Edward Stroud, and John Wilson.

No words can ever express the depth of our gratitude and respect to their families.  If you know any of the relatives of these young men, please call them to express your gratitude for their sacrifice.

Members of Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate the church’s 155th anniversary at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, May 28. They invite everyone for this special service followed by dinner in the fellowship hall.

Upcoming community events: country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at the V-Point Building on Old Mocksville Road;  Cruise-In at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at Piney Grove AME Zion; and Father’s Day dinner hosted by Calvary Baptist at noon Sunday, June 11.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Alice C. Waugh, who has been at Forsyth Medical Center.  Barbara Evans remains in rehab at Iredell Memorial Hospital.  Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon these residents and others with health problems.

Our community news will again honor all students who graduated, earned a professional certificate, or received an honor or award the past year.  If you did or know of someone who did; please call or text details and/or photo on 336-492-5115 or email

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.