County Line: Community activities ramping up as Spring approaches

Published 1:19 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Society Baptist Church will have a “Kids’ Easter Celebration” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Kids ages 3 years-5th grade are invited. There will be fun activities plus the true reason for celebrating Easter for Christians worldwide. Register at or on the church Facebook page.  Call 704-880-5084.

Piney Grove AME Zion Church will celebrate “Men’s and Women’s Day” at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17. Speaker will be Minister Reba Imes of Bethlehem Baptist of Statesville.There will be a covered-dish dinner following the service. Church members invite everyone.

Society Baptist will have a fellowship supper Sunday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. followed by bingo with prizes. Church members invite others.

Upcoming events: Easter egg hunt and hotdogs at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Calvary Baptist; worship followed by hotdog dinner and Easter egg hunt Sunday, March 24 at Clarksbury Methodist; country ham and sausage breakfast sponsored by the V-Point Ruritans from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

Agnes Anderson Wooten will celebrate her 96th birthday Tuesday, March 19. Mrs. Agnes, all of us in County Line congratulate you upon reaching this milestone.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of David Ray Anderson; who died Wednesday, Feb. 28.  One of four children, he was born in 1949 in Mecklenburg County to the late Sylvester Bill and Betty Page Anderson. In his youth he attended Clarksbury Methodist. Ray attended Harmony High School and graduated in 1968 from North Iredell after transferring in 1966.  In 1969 he married Christine “Chris” Joyner. The couple settled on Cranfill Road near Harmony and reared children Lisa and Eric. The family joined in worship at Charity Bible Church of Hamptonville. Ray served in the US Army and was retired from Clark Hurth. He then worked at Walmart and was retired from there. A dedicated family person, he loved spending time with his family,  especially his 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A graveside service cwas held Thursday morning of last week at Charity Bible Church Cemetery with Pastor Brian Sipes officiating.

Our community sends get-well wishes to Carol Wooten Holton and Edith Stroud Johnson. Carol had surgery last week at Forsyth Medical Center and is recuperating at home.  Edith fell Sunday of last week and broke her shoulder and is at home.

Chris Anderson remains at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Timber Smith remains hospitalized in Charlotte but continues to improve. Terry Wayne Dyson and Caleb Williams continue medical treatments. Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon these residents and others who are having health problems.

Pray for the Lord’s comfort and support upon the family of Ray as they miss him. Remember in prayer the family of Scott Shoaf, who died Tuesday of last week at his home in Advance;  he was son of Ronnie and Susan Shoaf and grandson of the late County Line native Geneva Koontz Shoaf and husband Hubert.

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