County Line: V-Point breakfast this Saturday

Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Iredell County School s start Monday, Aug. 14.

The Baptist Men of Society will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday.  They invite others in the community for breakfast and prayer.  The men will discuss upcoming projects and community needs.

The Women on Mission of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a. m. Saturday.  The women will focus on their plans for ministering to the workers at the Iredell County Fair. They invite others.

An ice cream social will be hosted by Calvary Baptist Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Our community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Gay Cartner Ford; who died at Gordon Hospice House of Statesville Monday,  July 10, after suffering some strokes.  She was born in 1948 in Iredell County to the late Ray, Jr. and Gay Nell Reavis Cartner of County Line.

Mary Gay was reared on NC 901 near Old Mocksville Road and attended Harmony Baptist with her family. In 1966 she graduated from Harmony High School, then earned a bachelors from Catawba College, and later earned a masters from UNC-Charlotte. She also obtained a specialty license in clinical counseling, which enhanced her career service as a school counselor in the Iredell-Statesville Schools for more than 30 years. She was a substance abuse counselor in the private sector.

Mary Gay and husband Jerry Ford of 50 years made their home on Friar Tuck Road in Iredell County for many years. Kind and compassionate, she cherished spending time with son Chad and his family.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Statesville on Davie Avenue.

Alice C. Waugh has improved and has returned to Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mildred Beck remains in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Alice, Mildred, and others who have health problems.

Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Mary Gay as they miss her. Continue to pray for the Lord’s divine healing of 12-year-old Caleb Williams as he takes oral chemotherapy treatments at Wake Forest Baptist Brenner Children’s Hospital.Pray for the Lord’s comfort and guidance upon his parents Perry and Vickie.

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