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Bethel United Methodist Church Bake Sale
Bethel United Methodist Church, will be having a bake sale at the Thomasville Farmer’s Market, 21 East Guilford Street, Thomasville on June 3, Bake sale will include delicious fresh breads, cakes, pies and cookies.

Hoover’s Grove Wesleyan Church
HomeComing on June 4th, 11AM
Wesleyan Church District Supt Jonathan Lewis is the guest speaker.
5399 Jackson Creek Road, Denton
HomeComing Theme: “Rejoice in our Wesleyan Heritage”
(A meal will follow in our Fellowship Hall)
For more information please contact Pastor Sid Stewart at 336-906-7830

Mt. Ebal Homecoming
The annual Mt. Ebal homecoming will be June 4, 2023 at 11:30. Our speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Norman Hubbard. After the service and business meeting, we will have our covered-dish lunch on the grounds. Please join us!

Lineberry Church
Lineberry Church, located at 2559 Handy Road is having a community supper Monday, June 5th  from 4pm until 7pm. Free. All are welcome.

Mountain View Baptist Church
“Gone Fishing” One Day VBS
Saturday June 10th,2023
9am-2pm *Lunch provided!
PreK-5th Grade
Fun for all! Bible Lesson, Games, Crafts etc!!

Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church will be holding a Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 10th from 8pm to 2pm.  Rain or Shine.
Anyone who would like to participate and sell their own items can contact Wanda Grimes at 336 250 0544 and reserve a spot.  Bring your own tables.
If you’d like to contribute yard sale items or baked goods for the WMU to sell to raise mission funds, please do!
There will be baked goods (pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, persimmon pudding, etc) for sale (no biscuits or hot dogs).
There will be lots of great household, clothing, tools, toys, etc. cheap!  Come support our missions!

Bethel United Methodist Church
Country Breakfast
Bethel United Methodist Church, 508 Fisher Ferry Street, Thomasville, is having a Country Breakfast, Saturday, June 10, 7am-10am. Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, grits, gravy (milk and red eye), stewed apples, homemade biscuits, juice, and coffee. $10. Adults, Children 6 & under $3. and 7-10 $6.

Faith Baptist Church
This year, Sunday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. will be our 50th year of ministry at Faith Baptist Church, 4518 Shiptontown Rd. Denton, NC 27239, & we want to make this year special. We are going to do a ‘70’s theme for our Homecoming this year so find you some “cool threads” from the 1970’s, a “far out” hairstyle & join us for a “groovy” day. We will have Fun; Food & Fellowship after the Worship Service so bring your favorite meal & plan on making a day of it. Can you “dig it?”

Faith Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
Come join us for our Vacation Bible School on Outrigger Island at FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, 4518 Shiptontown road, Denton NC on Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 at 6pm until 8:30 pm. Lots of fun, music, crafts and snacks for all ages. We will have a class for adults also. For more information or van transportation please contact: Dolly Fields - 336-242-3784, Rebekah Leonard - 336-425-5251
or Freddie Moretz - 336-239-4373

The Pentecostals of Denton
The Pentecostals of Denton host Celebrate Recovery meetings every Tuesday at 7pm for those who are battling addictions.
Grief Share also meets every Thursday at 6pm for those dealing with a loss of a loved one.
Call (336) 247-1618 for more information.

Bethel UMC
Bethel UMC, 508 Fisher Ferry Street, Thomasville, NC has fundraisers of Pineneedles (Long-$5. bale), Chicken Pies ($10), and Poppyseed Chicken Casseroles ($12), Egg Rolls ($10. doz), Happy Home Flavoring (Vanilla and Lemon-$3.75) going on throughout May. Contact church office if interested and for more information (336-476-4222).

Food pantry/Grocery pick-up
Denton Wesleyan Church
16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton
Drive around to the lower level to the door marked “Kitchen” to pick up groceries.
Pick- up hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Central United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 until 12:00 for “Sharing God’s Abundance” to those in our community.  The church is located at 276 W. 1st Street, Denton.  Look for signs leading to the church entrance.  One food bag is available per family once a week.  

Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church Clothes Closet
Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church has a Clothes Closet which provides a large selection of very nice clothes for free. It includes a variety of winter and summer clothes, shoes, coats, jackets etc. as well as children’s clothes, baby clothes and blankets.  We also have men’s suits, dress shirts, ties, women’s suits, and nice dresses.  There are also very dressy dresses and gowns that may be used for Prom.  
We are open, weather permitting, on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-5:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9-12:00. If there is an emergency need, call 336-461-9191.



Betty Fowler
Betty Sue Elliott Fowler, 92, formerly of New Hope Rd., Denton, NC passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Cross Road Retirement Community in Asheboro.
A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 17, at Calvary Gospel Church Cemetery conducted by her daughter, Donna Hogan, and her grandson, Dustin Elledge.
Betty was born on September 28, 1930, in Stanly County, NC to Lloyd Elliott and Stella Stafford Elliott. She retired from Randolph Telephone Company and was a member of Calvary Gospel Church. Also, she was an avid reader of magazines and newspapers. She enjoyed gardening and her many cats. In addition to her parents Betty was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Fowler.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Elledge Hogan (Terry); and a grandson, Dustin Lloyd Elledge (Charlie).
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Fowler family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Lynn Owen
Mitchell Lynn Owens, 53, of S. Main St. Ext., Denton, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Randolph Hospice House.
Lynn was born November 4, 1969, in Davidson County to Mozelle W. Owens and Mary Bradshaw Owens. He had worked as a cut off saw operator in the lumber industry and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, Lynn was also preceded in death by his brother, William Scott Owens; nephews, Cole and Calem Owens; and grand-daughters, Katherine and Kate Hadley.
He is survived by his wife, Renea Mincey Owens of the home; son, Brandon Collins (Tiffany Witt) of Denton; daughter, Amanda Smith (Joe Hadley) of Denton; 3 grandchildren, Joseph Hadley,  Maisyn Collins, and Sterling Hadley; 3 great-nieces, Cayley, Aria, and Harper; special “brothers”, Lee “Peewee” Eubanks (Kandace) and Eddie Eubanks; uncle, David Owens; aunt, Pearl Morrow; brothers-in-laws, Tommy, Eddie, Phillip, and Justin; sister-in-law, Lea; and by numerous cousins.
There was a gathering of friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Reba Cockman
Reba Kay Layne Cockman, age 71, of Clubhouse Drive, New London, NC departed this earthly life on May 22, 2023, surrounded by her caring family at her daughter’s home in Southmont, NC.
A funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church, 2535 Blane Road, New London, NC 28127 with Rev. Steve Phillippi officiating. Entombment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 N. O’Henry Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Reba was born in Danville, VA on December 20, 1951.  She was the first child of Katie Clifton and Troy Layne.
As a young girl Reba accepted Jesus as her Lord and savior.  Her family relocated to Greensboro, NC in 1966.  In 1968 Reba married her high school sweet Kenneth Luther Freeman, Jr. and from that union two daughters, Dionne and Teresa were born.
Reba chose to be a stay-at-home mother until the girls started school. With an interest in her husband’s home remodeling business, she immediately went to work with-in his company.
In 1991 Reba married her husband of 30 years Billy Wayne Cockman at Fairview Baptist Church in Greensboro.  Being the adventurer, she was she worked in various fields before realizing her love and natural talent for sewing.  A skill she learned from her Grandma Clara Clifton as a young girl.  She began making wedding and bridesmaids dresses and later she was part of the costume production team for The Wizard of Oz at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro.  After retiring and moving to Badin Lake Resort in New London, NC she started Reba’s Alterations which took off quickly and kept her very busy providing a much-needed service in her community.
Reba was a member of Chandler’s Grove United Methodist Church.  She served the Lord as a choir member and Sunday School teacher, also lending a hand to the clothing closet, church yard sales, vacation bible school and more, which brought her true joy.  Reba was a source of energy, beauty and inspiration; her smile would light up a room.  She shared her genuine love for Jesus with enthusiasm and joy.  In 2019, while battling breast cancer she remained faithful in prayer and trusting God.  Her strong unshakable faith is her legacy.  Reba loved the ocean, the mountains, golf cart rides with her Pomeranian named Little Girl, regular getaways with her daughters, Pickle Ball, water aerobics, live music and dancing.  During these past few months with her daughters, she gained strength and comfort from the YouTube program “Grace for Purpose”.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Billy Cockman; a sister, Susan Layne Bunton; daughters, Dionne Freeman Snead and Teresa Freeman Dillard; and a stepdaughters, Deborah Cockman Iacobucci and Melissa Cockman Curtis; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and many special friends.
Reba requested donations to Brenner’s Children Hospital in lieu of flowers. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Attn: Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021  336-716-4589.
The family received friends on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Barney Fritz
Barney “Pete” Castle Fritz, 73, of Clyde Dr., Lexington, NC passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at his residence.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 28, at Old Fashioned Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Frankie Royal. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Fritz was born on June 20, 1949, in McDowell County, WV to Barney Jasper Fritz and Elizabeth Eliza Graham Fritz. He had worked in coal mines, furniture industry, and textile industry. He was a member of Old-Fashioned Baptist Church in Denton.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Clarence “Peewee”, Bernard, Frank, and Fred, and by sisters, Beverly, Peggy, and Ester.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Surratt Fritz of the home; son, Matthew Fritz of Lexington; daughter, Valerie Hinkle of Thomasville; 2 grandsons, Naham and Caleb Hinkle; brother, Roy Fritz; sisters, Agnes Deckard, Sharon Doss, and Alice Niece.
The family received friends on Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the home on Clyde Dr. in Lexington.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Bayada Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mr. Fritz.
Online condolences can be made to the family at