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William Hill
Mr. William Marvin Hill, 89, of NC HWY 8, Denton, NC passed away on Sunday, September 01, 2019 at his residence.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Moses and Rev. Claudie Harrison officiated. Michelle Yates and Jerry Harrison shared their musical talents. Interment followed at Taylor’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends on Wednesday prior to the funeral service at Briggs Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

Mr. Hill was born October 28, 1929 in Rowan County to Marvin D. Hill and Effie Bost Hill. He was a graduate of Owosso Bible College in Owosso, Michigan and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean Conflict. William was the owner of Jackson Hill Motors. He taught Sunday school for 35 years, helping to build Denton Wesleyan Church, and served on the board of John Wesley Camp. For years William and family would sing together for many gatherings and events. In addition to his parents William was also preceded in death by a son, William Calvin Hill and sisters, Nettie E. Hill Loflin and Mary Davis.

William is survived by wife of 65 years, Dorothy “Dot” Loflin Hill of the home; son, Marvin David Hill and wife Tracey of Asheboro; daughters, Ruth Hill Smith and husband David of Concord and Carolyn Hutton and husband Rod of Madbury, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Justin, Julie, Jenna, Olivia, Roderic, Jr., Wesley, and Rosalind; great-grandchildren, Ryker George, McKenna Porter, and Sebastian.

Memorials can be made to South Davidson Family Resource Center PO Box 1197 Denton, NC 27239.
Online condolences may be made at

Ralph Hedrick
James “Ralph” Hedrick, age 91, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, but most of all a wonderful person passed away Tuesday, September 3rd at Thomasville Medical Center.

A funeral service was held Friday, September 6, 2019 at Bethany United Methodist Church with Reverends Benny Clodfelter and Michael Jernigan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church fellowship hall from 1:00 until 2:00 pm prior to the service.

Ralph was born in Davidson County November 4, 1927 to Radford and Ethel Hedrick. Ralph was a Tarheel at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which he was drafted into the Merchant Marines. He was retired co-owner and Past President of Hedrick Brother’s Lumber Company, Inc., which he started with his brother Charles. After retiring he raised cattle as his hobby. Ralph enjoyed the little things in life such as the company of his dog “Lady”, riding his tractor, feeding his cows, spending time outdoors but most of all his family and friends. He didn’t meet a stranger and always left them with an “I love you” or a wink.

“Be good, be good to other people”-Ralph Hedrick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the love of his life, Phoebe Hedrick of 68 years and his brother Dolan.
Surviving are his sons, Jimmy and Gayla Hedrick, Danny Hedrick, Terry and Susan Hedrick, his brother Charles Hedrick all of Lexington; grandchildren, Sterling Hedrick and fiancé Carolyn, Stephanie Campfield and husband Chuck, Stacey Conner and husband Cole, Callie Jernigan and husband Michael, Brooke McDowell and husband JB, Abbie Hedrick and fiancé Josh and Eli Hedrick; great-grandchildren, TJ Jernigan, Kate and Grant Conner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Vista Health Park, 106 Mount Vista Road, Denton, NC 27239.

Arrangements are being handled by Davidson Funeral Home Lexington. Online condolences may be made at   


Faith Baptist Church, 4518 Shiptontown Road, Denton will be having our 17th annual Fifties Cafe & cruise-in on Saturday, September 14th from 4pm until 7pm. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors, all welcome. For more information call David at 336-798-1840. Bring your yard chairs and enjoy the cars, free music and free food.Donations will be appreciated. Please bring can food or non-perishable items for the Southmont Food Pantry.

Silver Valley Baptist Church HOMECOMING
Silver Valley Baptist Church Homecoming will be Sunday, September 15, 2019. Service will begin at 11:00am followed by dinner on the grounds. At 2:00pm the 2nd Chance Gospel Bluegrass Band will be singing. Everyone is invited. Silver Valley Baptist Church is located at 187 Old Willowmore Springs Rd. Lexington, NC 27292.

New Jerusalem Reformed Church Homecoming
New Jerusalem Reformed Church will hold Homecoming Sunday, September 22nd. Worship Service will begin at 11:00 am with Reverend Joe D. Coltrane, A covered dish meal to follow in the New Picnic Shelter. Visitors Always Welcome. New Jerusalem Reformed Church is located at 4104 Jerusalem Road Lexington.

Lineberry Country Breakfast
Come enjoy Lineberry’s Country Breakfast September 28 at Lineberry Church from 7-10am. On the menu will be ham, sausage, grits, gravy, eggs, biscuits, and apples. Donations only, with proceeds going to missions. Take 109 South, left at Handy crossroads, Lineberry Church is on the left. For more information contact Brenda Casteel 336-247-0787.

Fairview United Methodist Invites You to Homecoming
Fairview Methodist will celebrate its annual Homecoming on September 15 at 11:00 am.  The day will begin with service led by Rev. Laura Auten, Uwharrie District Superintendent followed by a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 5629 Old Highway 109 just three miles north of Denton. For more information, call 336-859-4742. We’ll save a seat for you.