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SD Missional Network Lenten Services
The South Davidson Missional Network has cancelled all remaining Lenten Services. The annual Good Friday Cross Walk is still pending and will be evaluated at a later date.




Steven Applebee
Steven Edward Applebee, age 57 of Denton, NC passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 21st at Forest Hill Memorial Park conducted by Pastor Mike Hilliard.  The family received friends after the graveside service at 452 Courtney Lane in Lexington.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Steven was born January 8, 1963 in Lexington (Davidson County) to Vincent Edward Applebee and Linda Hege Applebee.  He was a member of High Rock Church and previously worked as a truck driver for Midway Truck and Trailer until his health prevented him from working.  Steven graduated from North Davidson High School in 1981.  He loved 80’s music, grilling out on his cooker, hunting, fishing, Ford Mustangs and Harley Davidsons.  He was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.  Steven had a talent of creating pencil drawings, a talent that many never knew.  He passed along these drawings to others and they will be cherished for many years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as he was honored to be called PawPaw.  Those left behind will miss hearing his adventures of being on the road, as well as his truthful advice and opinions.  If you were fortunate to have Steven as a friend, you had a friend for life.  His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughters, Stephanie and Stacy Applebee, both of Winston Salem; son, Tanner Bowles (Koty) of Winston-Salem; brothers, Michael Applebee (Wanda) of Carolina Beach, Mark Shell (Heather) of Morganton, NC; sister, Amy Bentley (Bobby) of Winston Salem; grandchildren, Mikayla Stallings, Emma Applebee, Easton-Lee Polnisch, Tyler Polnisch, Weston Polnisch, Curtis Emory and Grayson Bowles.

The family wants to thank the many doctors and staff who became close to him through the many years of his declining health, and a huge thank you to Kathy Applebee for remaining close friends with him and his family.

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Joyce Lambeth
Joyce Gallimore Lambeth, 87, of Mountain Vista Health Park and formerly of Wright Rd., Lexington passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Hinkle Hospice House.

A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Brian Workman. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Joyce was born February 5, 1933 in Randolph County to Troy Gallimore, Sr. and Edith Loflin Gallimore. She was a member of Silver Valley Baptist Church. Joyce had worked as a looper in the hosiery industry and later worked as a house cleaner. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Lambeth; brothers, Troy Gallimore, Jr. and Joe Gallimore; sisters, her twin, Lois Parrish and Shirley Hedrick.

She is survived by sons, James Lambeth (Shirley) and Darrell Lambeth (Sheryl) all of Lexington; daughter, Judy Hughes (Jimmy) of Lexington; brother, Jerry Gallimore of Lexington; sisters, Norma Hall of Asheboro and Peggy Lambeth of Myrtle Beach; 6 grandchildren, Angel Lambeth Pendergrass (Max) of Denton, Jason Hughes (Jessica) of Thomasville, Crystal Lambeth of Greensboro, Jonathan Hughes (Jennifer) of Lexington, Eric Lambeth (Susan) of Lexington, Megan Lambeth Darnell (Zack) of Lexington; 8 great-grandchildren; and 1great-great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Mountain Vista Health Park 106 Mt. Vista Rd. Denton, NC 27239 or Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Vista Health Park for their wonderful care of their mother over the last 9 years. Your love and dedication was truly appreciated.

They would also like to thank the staff of Hospice of Davidson County your care over the last few days was much comfort for our family.

Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Lambeth Family

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