County Line: Society men’s breakfast this Saturday

Published 12:24 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

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

The Women on Missions of Society Baptist will meet at 9 a.m.  The program will focus on mission work and needs in North America.  The women invite others interested in missions.

The 10th of the 12-week Bible study for women at Clarksbury Methodist did not meet last week and will meet Sunday, Feb. 4.

A community spaghetti dinner will be Sunday, Feb. 11 at Calvary Baptist.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of Jeff Edward Thorne, who died Wednesday of last week at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  He had been in declining health for several years.

The youngest of three children, Jeff was born in Iredell County in 1969 to Gerald Bruce “Jerry” Thorne and the late Sharon Dillard Turbyfill. In his youth, he attended Society Baptist with his family and attended Davie and Iredell county schools. Jeff did electrical work for licensed electricians prior to becoming disabled. For the past 30 years, he made his home on the Thorne family farm on Ridge Road near US 64 West. He loved hunting and target practice and enjoyed fishing in the South Yadkin.

We extend sympathy to the family of Thomas Gerald Boan, who died Thursday of last week at Gordon Hospice House after a 10-year courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. One of four children, he was born in 1944 in Iredell County to the late Clyde Sr. and Wilma Lowery Boan. In 1962 Gerald graduated from Cool Spring High School; where he was active in clubs including Beta, was voted Best School Spirit, served as class officer, served on Tattler staff, and played baseball and basketball. He continued his education with a master’s in economics from North Carolina State University.

In 1965 Gerald married his high school sweetheart Kay Porter of County Line.  In 1974 the couple built a home on the Porter family farm off US 64 West and reared children Keith and Heather.        Retired from Carpet and Furniture Distributors of County Line after 40 years, Gerald loved time with family, playing golf, carpentry, and Wolfpack sports. A dedicated Christian and member of Jericho Church of Christ, he loved sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He served as an elder in the Church of Christ for over 30 years and was attending North View Church of Christ of Iredell at the time of his disability.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held Saturday afternoon.

Shirley Lewis remains in rehab at Bermuda Village of Davie. Caleb Williams continues immunotherapy treatments at Wake Forest Baptist Brenner Children’s Hospital, and Caroline Jones continues radiation treatments at Chapel Hill.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Shirley, Caleb, Caroline, and others who are having health problems.Pray for the Lord’s comfort and blessings upon the family of Jeff and Gerald as they deeply miss their loved one in life.

Remember in prayer Jake and Sherry Steele Koontz;  her sister Jan Elizabeth Steele died Sunday of last week at Iredell Memorial.  Jan was also the aunt of Christy Steele, Carey Steele (Noel) Barney, and Stephanie Steele.  Continue to pray for those who are affected by the flu, covid, and respiratory virus.

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