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James Bowman
James Franklin Bowman, 77, of East Second Street, Denton, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Pine Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Thomasville. 

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, with Rev. David Hunt officiating.

Born in Patrick County, Virginia, on May 13, 1940, he was the son of Sparrel Mosby and Mary Lee Cochran Bowman.  He was a knitter with Burlington Industries.
He is survived by his wife, Trula Bailey Bowman of the home; stepson, Clay Moore of Marion; 2 stepdaughters, Kaye Smith and Mae Frady, both of Marion; brother, Roosevelt Bowman of Gastonia; sister, Betty Sue Bowman of Gastonia.

The family received friends from 12:30-1:30 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on E. Second St., Denton.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Hinkle Hospice House, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made at

Vergie Cobb

Mrs. Vergie Nance Cobb, age 91 of Jefferson Court, Archdale and formerly of the Blaine community in Montgomery County died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Hospice Home of High Point.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Monday February 12 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Denton conducted by Rev Derald Smith.  Burial will followed at Eldorado Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday at Briggs Funeral Home.

 Mrs. Cobb was born October 17, 1926 in Davidson County to Fred Watson Nance and Bessie Kindley Nance.  She was a graduate of Denton High School and a member of Eldorado Baptist Church where she had taught a Sunday School Class and been active in the WMU of the Church. She had worked as a seamstress and was a homemaker.  She was married to  Clayton Cobb who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, J B Nance, Clinard Nance, Lester Nance and Glenn Nance and by sisters, Faye Everhart and Hazel Elliott.

 She is survived by a son, Phillip Cobb and wife Carol of Staunton, Va; daughters, Nancy Beane and husband Dwight of Trinity and Karen Koch and husband Andrew of Virginia Beach, Va. grandchildren, Rodney Beane, Susan Chester and husband Mike, Maggie Cobb, Mark T Cobb and wife Michaela, Thomas Koch and wife Cara, Patrick Koch and Joesph Koch; great grandchildren, Cameron Beane, Erin Beane, Olivia Chester, Sophia Cobb and Noah Cobb; great great grandchild, Emmy Beane.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Home of High Point, 1803 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

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Daniel Clinton Mann
Daniel Clinton Mann, aka..”Big Danny”, 71years old from New London, NC went home to meet the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018. 

Danny was one of three sons, born to the late Hebron S. Mann and Pearl Burney Mann on July 30, 1946 at High Point Hospital. 

He is survived by his mother and older brother, Stanley L. Mann & his wife, Diane Mann. He has a younger brother, Joseph B. Mann that he is once again united with in Heaven along with Danny’s youngest son, Jonathon Spencer Mann.   He is the husband of his childhood sweetheart of 51 years, Deborah H. Mann, “the Love of his life”, the brother in law of Terry W. Haley; Danny has three surviving children; Tracey P. Bepler & her husband, Gerold Bepler, Daniel Clinton Mann, Jr. & his wife Heather 0’Briant Mann, Nicholas McCauley Mann & his fiance Brianne West. He is the grandfather to 7 grandchildren; Tristan Bepler, Breiten Bepler, Isabelle Bepler, Christian Bepler, Haley Mann, Kenzie Mann, Spencer Mann & all the future ones to come.

Danny enlisted in the National Guards as a young man and he took great pride in his military service of 20 plus years and Retired with full Military Honors at the position of E6 Staff Sergeant. He will be greatly missed by all of us.....We Love You Daddy

This facebook post from our Uncle Terry says it all very well...”We lost a great man, a great Patriot, a faithful and loving family man...Danny was a great friend and confidant ...He fought hard against an impossible situation, but the Lord knows better and called him home to Watch over us all from above. His passing will forever hurt, but what he has brought to our family will live on and he will remain a major cornerstone of our family forever!”

The family received friends at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive in High Point on Monday, February 12, 2018. The Funeral Service was held at Christ United Methodist Church 1300 N. University Parkway in High Point on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at ll:00 am  with the Reverend Dr. Matthew Farabow and Reverend Steve Phillippi.  Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point.

Danny has devoted the last several years being the sole caregiver to our mother. To honor his dedication and to rid the world of this terrible disease, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association. www

Condlences may be shared at www.cumbyfuneral .com.

Cumby Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements

Glenda C. Peake
Glenda C. Peake, 80, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Glenda was born in Burlington, the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Green) Carson.

Glenda had worked in quality control at Kayser-Roth Hosiery in her early years and then she became a stay at home mother. She was very active in her community, especially at First Presbyterian Church where she wan a church elder and served on the Department of Education and Nurture at First Presbyterian Church for over ten years. She enjoyed needlepoint, spending time with her family and traveling.

In addition to her husband, Murray W. Peake she is survived by children, Rev. Mark S. Peake of Harrisburg, James S. Peake of CA, Karen N. Lanning and Ellen N. Pryor, both of Denton; sister, Cynthia Rutledge of Burlington and six grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a future date. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 37 South 5th St., Reading, PA 19602 or Greater Berks Food Bank, 117 Morgan Dr., Reading, PA 19608.

Helen Spillman
Ms. Helen Hammond Spillman, 89, formerly of Oak Grove Church Rd., Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Clapp’s Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 11 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Lorton and Rev. Jack Luther presiding.
 The family received friends following the service in the community building.

 Ms. Spillman was born September 25, 1928 in Randolph County to Carl Hammond and Jennie Cooper Hammond. She was a graduate of Farmer High School, a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Ms. Spillman was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton F. Spillman; brother, Harvey Hammond; and sister, Clara Shaver.

 Surviving are son, Randy Spillman of Asheboro; daughter, Ann Spillman of Asheboro; brother, Harold Hammond of Randleman; sister, Irene Allen of Asheboro; and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in c/o Tony Cranford 4933 New Hope Rd. Denton, NC 27239.

 Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Spillman Family.

 Online condolences may be made at

Robert Swaney
Mr. Robert William Swaney, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his residence.

A funeral service was conducted Sunday, February 11, 2018 in the J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville. The family greeted friends on Saturday Evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at

Church News:
Lenten Services in Denton February 14 – March 30
All Lenton Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Denton at 12 pm on Wednesday.  A light luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.
Below is the schedule:
February 14:  Ashe Wednesday, A Service of Ashes, Rev. Dennis Sheppard, Pastor First/ Cannan.
February 21:  “The Desperate Father” Rev. Richard Gould, Alleghany, Lineberry, Pleasant Grove
February 28: REV. Scott Davis, Clear Springs / Siloam
March 7: Rev. Bobby Lortin, Farmer, New Hope, Oak Grove
March 14: Rev. C.W. Brooks, Center / Macedonia
March 21: Rev. Richard Blount, Central
March 28: No Wednesday Service
March 29: Maundy Thursday Rev. Brad Treece, Pleasant Grove / Piney Grove
March 30: Cross Walk from First UMC to Harrison Park all minister participate
 There will be an offering taken at the Wednesday Services.  The funds collected will be used to fund our annual food packaging event for “Rise Against Hunger”

FREE Denton Wesleyan Church Community meal
Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free Community Meal on Thursday, February 15. The meal will be held at Denton Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church in the Red Room.

On the menu will be Chili Beans, Corn Bread and dessert along with canned drinks and water. Groceries will be available to those who need them while supplies last. Blankets and coats will be available. We invite everyone to join us for some great food and fellowship.

EAT IN ONLY is from 5:00pm-6:15pm and Eat in or Take out is from 6:15pm-7:00pm. Take Outs will only be available after everyone at the Champ Center has eaten.
If you or someone you know needs a plate delivered, please call the church at 336-859-4565 by NOON on Thursday, February 15. Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER. Deliveries usually start around 5:30pm.