County Line: Area churches to honor fathers this Sunday

Published 9:13 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Sunday is Father’s Day, a time of honor to those living and time of remembrance for those deceased.  Many families will gather, and local churches will recognize fathers in attendance that day.  Here’s wishing all fathers an extra special Father’s Day.

The Rev. Thomas Culp Chambers of Mt. Carmel TCP Holiness of Hamptonville will be the Father’s Day speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at Piney Grove.

Clarksbury Methodist invites everyone to a “Father’s Day Cookout & Games” Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. with a cookout, bicycle/tricycle races, other games.  For planning, call Teresa Evans on 828-578-1149 if you plan to attend.

The V-Point Ruritans, Woodmen of the World Lodge 9999, and American Legion Post 113 will host the annual “Flag Day Ceremony” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 in the parking lot of the Harmony Cemetery. They invite eall as they celebrate the flag, country, and veterans followed by fellowship with hotdogs, snacks, and drinks.

We send happy birthday wishes to Bobbie Jo Cartner Sees, who is 92 today (Thursday). Bobbie and husband John live on Yadkin Valley Rd. in Davie, but she loves family gatherings with her Cartner relatives.  Bobbie, all of us in County Line wish you a super birthday and a healthy and successful new year of life.

We extend sympathy to the family of Colene Stroud Clarke, who died last week at home.  One of three children, she was born in 1932 in Iredell to the late Earl Franklin and Bessie York Stroud. She was reared on US 64 W. near the South Yadkin River. In 1953 Colene graduated from Cool Spring High, where she was in the glee and drama clubs.  She married Fred Clarke in March 1954; they settled in Iredell and reared their children. Colene worked at Iredell Memorial Hospital, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and had been a Girl Scout leader. She was a longtime member of Western Avenue  Baptist.         Colene will lie in state at Troutman Funeral Home Sunday, June 16, until the morning of her graveside service Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery of Statesville. She will be laid to rest beside husband Fred, who died in 2015.

Terry Wayne Dyson and Caleb Williams continue with medical treatments.  Continue to pray for the Lord’s divine healing and comfort upon them and other residents who are having health problems.  Pray for the Lord’s blessings upon the family of Colene as they deeply miss her.

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