Churches plan fall festival; trunk or treats

Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

It’s fall festival and soup time.

As photos show, folks of all ages enjoyed activities and food at “Hallelujah Night” at Piney Grove AME Zion Church last Saturday.

Our community has more fall events this week.

Society Baptist Church will host a “Fall Fest” Sunday, Oct. 29. There will be hayrides beginning at 6 p.m. Then about 6:30 there will be a soup supper in the fellowship hall.  Church members invite everyone for an evening of family fun and fellowship.

Clarksbury Methodist Church will host a “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the church parking lot.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a cup of chicken stew and family fellowship.

The fifth of the12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury will be this Sunday at 6 p.m. featuring Puah and Shiphrah of Exodus 1: 15-22. Everyone is invited.      

Upcoming community events:  country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4;  and Calvary Baptist homecoming Sunday, Nov. 5.

Our community sends happy-birthday wishes to Mildred Cartner Beck, who will be 95 this Tuesday.  Yes, she was a “Halloween blessing” for the Cartners in 1928. Today she enjoys visits and cards from friends and relatives. Mildred, all of us in County Line hope you have a great birthday and a healthy new year of life.

We extend sympathy to the family of Faye Felker Duncan; who died Saturday, Oct. 14 at The Greens of Lincolnton after a brief period of declining health.  About three months ago; she fell, was briefly hospitalized, was no longer able to stay at her home in Statesville, and was moved to be near family.

The oldest of three children,  Faye was born in 1926 in Davie County to the late Robert and Essie Seamon Felker of County Line.  She was reared off Davie Academy Road, attended Society Baptist Church with her family, and attended Cool Spring High School.

In 1942 Faye married the love of her life Elbert Duncan, who entered the US Army Reserves in 1941 and was called to active duty six months after their marriage. She missed him dearly during his combat US Army service in World War II.   Upon his safe return in 1945, the couple welcomed son Dean in 1946 and joined in worship at Society Baptist Church, where she was an active and faithful member.  In the 1950s the family moved to Statesville.

Faye worked for Bali Industries of Statesville in her younger years.  A dedicated Christian, she loved spending time with her family.  A private graveside service was held at Oakwood Cemetery of Statesville;  she was laid to rest beside her beloved Elbert, who died October 2010.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Lucille Beck and Brian Hager.  Lucille required emergency treatment for respiratory problems and is recuperating at home.  Brian has been hospitalized at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for injuries received in a vehicle accident last weekend.

Caroline Jones and Caleb Williams continue their medical treatments. Tommie Ross remains in rehab at Bermuda Commons of Davie. Mildred Beck, Hazel Smoot, and Alice Waugh remain in rehab at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Lucille, Brian, Caleb, Caroline, Tommie, Mildred, Hazel, and Alice.  Pray that Caleb’s tumor shrinks or remains in his liver as he awaits the transplant process.  Pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon the family of Faye as they deeply miss her in life.

For news and memories to share, please call or text Shirley on 336-492-5115 or email