County Line: Breakfast Saturday at V-Point Ruritan Club

Published 1:24 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Clarksbury Methodist Church will host a “Friends & Family Day” picnic from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 5.  There will be games and other activities for folks of all ages. A picnic of hotdogs and hamburgers will be served at 5. Bring a chair for an afternoon of fun for the whole family.

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

The Women on Mission of Society will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday. The women will focus on mission work and needs in North America and invite others.

Clarksbury will host a “Mother’s Day Tea” luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11. For planning purposes, reply for yourself and any guests to Teresa Evans on 828-578-1149 no later than May 5.

The Harmony High School Alumni Association will meet Saturday, May 11 in the fellowship hall of Rose Chapel Methodist Church on Turnersburg Highway. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for greeting, and dinner will be served beginning at 5. The cost per person is $20.  For planning purposes, reply by May 6 to Carolyn Anderson on 704-838-3374 or Wanda Stafford on 704-876-4241.

The annual car, bike, and truck cruise-in hosted by Piney Grove AME Zion Church is at 10 a.m. June 1.

Our community extends sympathy to the family of LaVerne Wallace Williams Sullivan, who died Monday of last week at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being taken there for treatment that day. The youngest of four children, she was born in Iredell County in 1935 to the late Luther “Luke” and Lillie Johnson Wallace of Harmony.  In her youth, she attended Holly Springs Baptist Church with her family.

In 1954 LaVerne graduated from Harmony High; where she excelled in academics, was a member of several clubs including the Beta Club, and was a marshal. Later that year she married William Junior “Sonny” Williams of County Line in a ceremony conducted by her brother the Rev. Irvin Wallace. The couple made their home on the Williams family farm on Ridge Road and reared children Kathy and Perry. The family joined in worship at Society Baptist, where LaVerne became an active member and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

After Sonny’s fatal heart attack in 1965, LaVerne married Paul Sullivan in 1985. The couple made their home in Statesville.  A gentle and caring person, LaVerne was a caregiver as his health declined several years prior to his death in 2003. She later moved back to Ridge Road and later lived with Perry and wife Vickie prior to moving to Mocksville Senior Living in September 2023.

A graveside service celebrating her life and conducted by the Rev. Dale Wallace was held last Friday morning at Society Baptist Church Cemetery.  She was laid to rest beside Sonny.

Margie Beck remains in rehab at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Terry Wayne Dyson continues with his chemotherapy treatments. Caleb continues with chemotherapy at Brenner Children’s Hospital as their oncologist looks for a second opinion regarding the possibility of a liver resection.

Join us in prayer for the Lord’s divine healing and blessings upon Margie, Terry Wayne, Caleb, and others who are having health problems.  Pray for the family of LaVerne as they deeply miss her in life.

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