Sheffield-Calahaln: Churches honor graduates

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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By Brenda Bailey



Birthday wishes to: Seth Keller on June 10 and Greg Gobble and Jennifer Ann Barney on June 15. Happy anniversary to Doug and Renee Holland who will celebrate on June 15. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.

Bill Roberts celebrated his birthday at the BoTyme Jam on Thursday. Bill was 98.  We all wish Bill a happy birthday and many more.

Anyone interested in being a firefighter can contact Chief Gary Allen of the Sheffield-Calahaln VFD by coming by the department or calling 336-492-5791.

Graduation Sunday was special at two of our churches.

Ijames Baptist Church honored Alexx Spry who graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work, planning to continue to pursue a master’s degree; Abbey Swisher who graduated from Lees McRae College with an applied science in criminal justice degree; and Jake Barneycastle, who graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College with an associate degree in applied science majoring in diesel and heavy equipment technology.

The book “Where Do We Go From Here” by Dr. David Jeremiah, was presented to each student by Pastor Kestler Ruth.

Pastor Brian Loper and New Union honored graduates, Bailey Vaughn, Melanie Gobble, Hunter Dyson, Carlyssa Sisson, Autumn Harbour, Dalton Gregory and Caleb Ireland.

At New Union Church, Davie County High graduates Bailey Vaughn, Hunter Dyson, Autumn Harbour, Carlyssa Sisson, Caleb Ireland, Dalton Gregory, Melanie Gobble and Bailey Drane were honored and given a Bible by Pastor Brian Loper. Three of the graduates, Hunter Dyson, Caleb Ireland and Carlyssa Sisson, spoke at the service.

After the service, the graduates and their families were guests of honor at a luncheon in the fellowship hall.

Liberty Wesleyan is holding a baby bottle drive for Davie Pregnancy Center through June 18.

Hotdog Saturday at New Union is scheduled for June 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Charles England, Lincoln Dyson, Chester Reeves, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood,  Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Bob Ellis, Helen Bulla, Paul Beck, Juanita Keaton, Betty Godbey, Emily Brown, Marsha Tutterow, Mary Teague, Eddie Porter, Janie Williams, Larry Richie, Maria Knight, and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Pat Moore family and the Kae Wall Hendrix family.

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