County Line: Locals bring home ribbons from Iredell fair

Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Our community was well represented at the Iredell County Agricultural Fair;  many of our folks had winning entrants.

Society Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming and its 202nd anniversary Sunday, Sept. 17.  Former church member Terry West will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service. Everyone is invited to enjoy a catered dinner and share memories in the fellowship hall following the service.

The church will hold revival Monday, Sept.18-Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. with these ministers bringing the messages:  Monday, Pastor Tony Daniels of Oakdale Baptist of Statesville;  Tuesday, retired Pastor Shelby Harbour of Victory Baptist of Cooleemee; and Wednesday, Retired Pastor Allen Mullins of First Baptist of Cooleemee. Society members invite everyone to these services of faith and rededication to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church homecoming is Sunday, Oct. 8.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Linda Hill Beck, who died last Saturday at Maple Leaf Healthcare of Statesville.  She was born in 1941 in Davie County to the late Jack Hill and Helen Bowers Gaither.  She attended Davie County Schools and graduated from Davie High in 1956.   fter graduation Linda married Dorman Beck of County Line. The couple made their home on the Beck family farm on Stroud Road off Vaughn Mill Road and reared children Patricia, Junior, Bryant, and Gina.  The family joined in worship at Pleasant View Baptist Church.  After her marriage, Linda lived in Mocksville and later in Statesville.  She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and music, was a member of Fallstown Baptist Church of Troutman and was retired from Uniglass of Statesville after 45 years. A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. at Eaton Funeral Service of Mocksville Friday with burial to follow in Legion  Memorial Park of Cooleemee.

We send get-well wishes to Ann Cartner Cline, who was hospitalized with an infection last Thursday and has been recuperating at home since Sunday afternoon. Caleb Williams continues to rest at home while awaiting the results of the series of chemotherapy treatments. Lorene Macemore has improved and is recuperating at home.  Alice Waugh and Mildred Beck remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing upon Ann, Caleb, Lorene, Alice, Mildred, and others who have health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Linda as they deeply miss her in life.  Continue to pray for Archie and Caroline Jones as each week they divide their time between their home and the hospital in Chapel Hill for her chemotherapy treatments.

Remember in prayer David Call and family;  David’s wife Linda died Thursday of last week at Trellis Hospice House of Winston-Salem.  David is longtime mail carrier for Davie County section of County Line. Also, remember in prayer Jack and Sue Seaford;  Jack’s sister-in-law Janie Barnes Seaford Summers died Thursday of last week.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email sdtlink@ If possible, please email photos.