Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

Clear Spring United Methodist Church
Clear Spring United Methodist Church located at 4321 S Main St., Ext, Denton, NC is now open for inside worship at 9:30am. Worshipers should wear a mask and sit in the pews as marked for social distancing by families. Temperature taking by non-touch methods is available, but not required.

Fairview UMC
Fairview UMC is currently worshipping online only. Worship is live on our Facebook page at 9:30am each Sunday. Weekly call-in information is emailed out and posted on Facebook.

The Pentecostals Of Denton

The Pentecostals Of Denton will be launching an addiction recovery ministry titled ‘Joe’s Place’ on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm.  Joe’s Place will meet every Thursday thereafter.
Also, The Pentecostals Of Denton will gladly provide round trip transportation to any of our scheduled services for anyone needing a ride.
Please call 336) 247-1618 for more information.
Denton Wesleyan Church Update
Worship service Sunday 10am (during Covid). Our services are also livestreamed on our Facebook page. Check our website for updated service times. We can be contacted at 336-859-4565

Faith Baptist Church
The WMU at Faith Baptist Church remains active during these trying times!  We are continuing with varying missions.  If you or your organization have special needs, please reach out to Wanda Grimes (336-859-3067) for consideration and support. We pray that each and every one of you have a better, blessed, healthy and happy 2021!  God Bless each of You and God Bless America!
“For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19
Where: Central UMC (11 AM) at 276 W. First Street, Denton, N.C. Join us for a Drive-In Service broadcast on Radio at 87.9 OR watch us Live Stream on Facebook.
Sponsored by Missional Network: Questions?  contact Rev. Brad Treece at
Lent Services:
All Lent services held at CUMC
2/24/2021 Clear Springs/11 AM Rev. Doc Warner
3/03/2021 First UMC/11 AM Rev. Dennis Sheppard
03/10/2021 Pleasant Grove/11 AM Rev. Brad Treece
03/17/2021 CUMC/11AM Rev. Richard Blount
03/24/2021 Cathy Ward Lay Leader
Maundy Thursday:
04/01/2021 Lineberry/11 AM Rev. Richard Gould
Lineberry/6PM Richard Smith Lay Leader
Offering will go for local mission in Southern Davidson County.
No Lunch will be served.
Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church will host its next Drive By Food Bag Distribution on Thursday, February 25 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  Those coming to pick up food are asked to enter through the CUMC back parking lot off of Bingham Street and proceed to the Fellowship Hut where volunteers will be waiting. The Food Bags will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.  If you need food, our Church Family is here to help in Sharing God’s Abundance with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Depending upon availability, fresh fruit bags and/or other additional food items will be distributed as well.  Baby diapers, wipes, and lotion will be offered to those who need this assistance.

Joseph “Joe” Beason
Joseph (Joe) G. Beason passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at High Point Medical Center / Wake Forest Baptist Health.
He was born in Level Cross (Randolph County), NC on July 16, 1925, the son of the late Zola Beason Rush and Joseph Metters. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Causey Rush. He also had a special uncle, Walter “Ruffin” Beason, who helped raise him and whom he loved dearly. While growing up in Randolph County, Joe loved to spend time outdoors and his favorite activities were fishing and hunting with his best friend, Bud Hodgin. He joined the US Army and served in Germany during WWII. In 1955 he married Revonda (Vonda) Neely, and they were married for 49 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Revonda, and an infant son.
He is survived by his six daughters, Rita B. Ward (David) of Archdale, Sue B. Dennis (Bill), of Franklinville, JoAnn B. Frisby (Garrett), Marlene Beason, Sharon B. Ashworth, and Sheila B. Stanley (Jeff), all of Asheboro; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters in law, Elsie Neely of Orwell, Ohio and Carolyn Neely of Asheboro.
A graveside service celebrating Joe’s life was held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 22 at Mt. Olive Wesleyan Church Cemetery with Reverend Wayne Byrd and Reverend Joe Farlow officiating. Military Honors were accorded by the US Army Honor Guard and the Randolph County Honor Guard.
The family spoke with friends at the church cemetery from 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Monday prior to service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts in Joe’s memory be sent to Mt. Olive Wesleyan Church, 3290 Mt. Olive Church Road, Sophia, NC 27350 or to Berean Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1081, Asheboro, NC 27204.
Online condolences may be made on Joe’s tribute page at
Services are in the care of Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale.

Richard Lanier
 Mr. Richard Jones Lanier, 81, of New Hope Rd. Denton, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Universal Healthcare in Ramseur.
 A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Feb. 20, at Gravel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Hardy and Dr. Ron Chaney presiding.
 Mr. Lanier was born March 20, 1939 in Randolph County to Herbert Wade Lanier and Sula Elliott Lanier. He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Lanier had operated a saw mill, hauled lumber, and he was a farmer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Steed Lanier, brothers, Sydney Michael Lanier, Rev. Gerald Lanier and Jack Lanier, and sisters, Wanda Fay Lanier, Evelyn L. Gallimore and Betty Russell.
 He is survived by sons, Tim Lanier and James Lanier and wife Tina all of Denton; granddaughter, Ashley Lanier (Taylor Miller); great-granddaughter, McKinley Miller; sister, Alma Frye of Seagrove.
 Mr. Lanier laid in state on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. The family met at the residence on New Hope Rd.
 Memorials can be made to Gravel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 6737 Gravel Hill Rd. Denton, NC 27239, as well as Hospice of Randolph County 416 Vision Dr. Asheboro, NC 27203.
 The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Universal Healthcare for the care given to Mr. Lanier.
 Online condolences can be made to the family at

Robert Craven
 Mr. Robert Braxton (Bob) Craven, Sr. age 92 of Denton died Wednesday, February 17, at Hospice House of High Point.
An Inurnment service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Mr. Craven was born February 17, 1929 in Randolph County to Rufus Braxton Craven and Macie Cox Craven.  He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U S Navy.  He was a former member of the Denton Lions Club.  He moved to Denton when Klopman Mills established a plant here.  He later worked as the Public Works Director for the Town of Denton and also operated a grocery store.  He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline (Polly) Robbins Craven.
 He is survived by sons, Robert B (Bobby) Craven, Jr.  and Christopher R (Chris) Craven both of Denton; a daughter Amy Craven Boyd  of Charlotte and 3 grandchildren.
 Briggs Funeral Home is serving the family.

John Gobble
Mr. John Madison  (Johnny) Gobble, age 87 of Brown Street, Denton, NC died Saturday, February 20 at Wake Forest Baptist High Point Hospital.
A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 24 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Lancaster, Rev. Gerald Ward and Brother Jerry Harrison.
Mr. Gobble was born May 31, 1933 in Davidson County to Elijah J Gobble and Eva Eller Gobble.  He retired from the maintenance department of Cannon Mills and was also a retired Baptist Minister having served as pastor of Community Baptist Church in Mocksville and High Rock Baptist Church in Denton.  He was a charter member of Canaan Baptist Church in Salisbury and for the past 14 years had been a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he had served as a Sunday School Teacher, Outreach Leader, Shut In Ministry Leader, Choir Director, Congregational Song Leader, Soloist, Bass Player and had served on the Pastor Search Committee.  He had coached Little League, Babe Ruth and Pony League for 12 years in Rowan County.  He helped organize Junior Football League.  He was a veteran of the U S Army National Guard. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters and by a  son, Donald Gobble and a grandchild Cristy Michael.
He is  survived by his wife Betty Scott Gobble; sons, Michael Gobble and wife Sherry of Granite Quary,  and James Gobble of Spencer; step-daughters, Vickie Brown and husband Randy of Lexington and Tina Lanier and husband Michael of Denton;  sisters, Bonnie Deal of Lexington and Sandra Hunt and husband Paul of Thomasville; grandchildren, Jeff Gobble, Brian Gobble, Lisa Taylor and Matthew Lanier; 8 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 159 Klopman Road, Denton, NC 27239 or South Davidson Resource Center, PO Box 1197, Denton, NC 27239
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Gobble Family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at