Cana/Pino: Breakfast Saturday at Wesley Chapel

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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By Betty Etchison West

Cana/Pino Correspondent

These cold November mornings call for a hot country breakfast. Therefore, we invite you to come to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, Nov. 18 for a country ham/ sausage breakfast. The ladies begin serving at 6:30 and serve until 10 a.m. They will also be serving scrambled eggs, grits, red-eye gravy, sawmill gravy, home-made biscuits, baked apples, jelly, orange juice and coffee. Wesley Chapel is located three miles west of Farmington just off of NC 801 N. on Pino Road.  We hope you will come have breakfast and spend time visiting with friends, old and new.  No set charge; donations are appreciated.

The Wesley Chapel Women of Faith’s shipment of nuts has arrived just in time for Thanksgiving baking. They have pecan halves, pecan pieces, cashews, chocolate covered peanuts, and mixed nuts.  The price is the same as last year–$15 for a one-pound bag. The nuts will be on sale at the breakfast or you may call any member of the Wesley Chapel Women of Faith.

The members of Wesley Chapel and the Pino community were saddened last week by the deaths of Charlie Pilcher and Russell Smith.

Charles Edward, who most people knew as Charlie, had cared for the grounds of Wesley Chapel and its cemetery for many years, and he did a fine job.  The church people appreciated so much all he did for them, the kindness that he showed them, and his support.  Also, everyone in the church and the community appreciated all the volunteer hours that Charles Edward spent as head of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Dept.  There are just no words to show proper appreciation so we will just have to let Charles Edward’s family know that we do say thank you for all the hours he spent caring for others and for all they did to help him with that work.  We do want the whole Pilcher family, especially his precious wife, Becky, to know that they have our sympathy.  (I think I am the only person around who still called Charlie, Charles Edward. I called him that because that was what he was called when he was young and it is hard for old dogs to learn new tricks.). I knew Charles Edward when he was young because my husband, Roland West, and J.T. Pilcher, Charles Edward’s brother, were best friends.

Wesley Chapel people also want the family of Russell Smith to know that they have our sympathy.  Russell was a member of the Dull family, which has been an integral part of Wesley Chapel and the Pino community for a long, time.  Russell lived in Mocksville, but he and his family came to church at Wesley Chapel every Sunday.  He was a part of the church family as well as the Dull family, which was his mother’s family. At one time, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church had many Dulls filling its pews. Now there is usually one Dull or maybe two. Many of the others have died, and, now, Russell, who seemed young to many of us, is gone too.  Russell’s funeral was held in the Hayworth-Miller Chapel with Rev. Randy Pardue, the pastor of Wesley Chapel, in charge of the service.  Following that service, Russell was buried in Wesley Chapel cemetery beside his parents, Gene and DeWilla Dull Smith. The Dull family, of which Russell was a part, has been and still is an important part of the Wesley Chapel family and the Pino and Davie County community, and we do want them to know that we are all so sorry about the loss of Norman Russell Smith.