County Line: Fish fry to benefit family with sick child

Published 11:13 am Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Are you ready for some good food this weekend and to help someone in need? Then attend the fish-fry fundraiser for Zack and Krystle Smith Saturday, Feb. 24 at New Hope Baptist Church on Old Mocksville Road beginning at 5 p.m. The cost of a dinner plate is $12 and includes fish, fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert, and drink, eat in or take out. Proceeds are to help with the medical expenses for the Smiths’ 5-month-old daughter Timber, who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. Timber is granddaughter of Jimmy and Malinda Jones Smith.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will have a Black History service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 followed by a poor man’s dinner in the fellowship hall.  Church members invite everyone for this special time of remembrance.      

Upcoming community events: country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 2; and kids’ Easter celebration from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday,  March 16 at Society Baptist.

Our community sends happy birthday wishes to Frances Evans Beeson upon her 91st birthday today Feb. 22. She continues to enjoy living in her home off Old Mocksville Road and enjoys the company of granddaughter Autumn.  Frances, all of us in County Line congratulate you upon reaching this milestone In life and wish you a healthy and happy new year of life.

We send get-well wishes to Janice Williams and Timber Smith. Janice had knee replacement surgery Monday of last week and is having physical therapy while recuperating at home.  Timber is currently hospitalized in intensive care. Terry Wayne Dyson continues his medical treatment for the rare illness amyloidosis. Caleb Williams continues with targeted radiation, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy treatments.  Caroline Jones is recuperating at home after completing her series of medical treatments.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Janice, Timber, Terry Wayne, Caleb, Caroline, and others who are having health problems. Pray for the Lord’s continued guidance in the treatments of Timber, Terry Wayne, and Caleb and blessings upon their families as they face their respective medical journeys in life.  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