Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities



Dale Byerly
Mr. Roy Dale Byerly, 71, of Floyd St. Denton passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Liberty Lane Hospice House in Salisbury.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Flynn Richardson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

The family received friends on Wednesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Floyd St.

 Dale was born June 26, 1947 in Davidson County to Roy Howard Byerly and Johnsie Floyd Byerly. He was a member of Summerville Baptist Church. Dale served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 Surviving is wife, Mary Jane Shipton Byerly of the home; son, Craig Byerly of Asheville; 3 grandchildren and sister, Libby Bailey of Denton.

Memorials can be made to Summerville Baptist Church in c/o of Charles Leach 3134 Summerville Ch. Rd. Denton, NC 27239 or to Liberty Lane Hospice House, 1601 Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

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Clarence Glover
Mr. Clarence Jeffie Glover, age 79, died Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Glover was born August 22, 1939 in Davidson County to Mose and Nellie Glover.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.  He worked at Surratt Hosiery Mill.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandchild, Sharon Leach and a sister, Truby Rachley.

He is survived by a son, Jeff Glover of Denton, 2 daughters, Cathy Forbes and Leisha Leach both of Lexington; a brother, Carl Glover of Lexington; a sister, Tryphene Glover of Denton; 5 Grandchildren, Justin Blalock, Wesley Blalock, Bryan Blalock, Kelly Leach and Bill Leach; and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Glover family.

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Charles H. Harp
Charles H. Harp, II an attorney in Lexington passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at First United Methodist Church where he was a member with Rev. Doug Rowe, Rev. Roger Weisner and Dr. Lee Dukes officiating. Private Inurnment followed in the Church Columbarium.

Charles was born in Scott County, Kentucky March 17, 1944 to Charles Henry Harp and Dorothy Biddle Harp. He was a graduate of Lafette High School in Lexington Kentucky, graduate of UNC Charlotte and graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, a member and Past President of Denton Lions Club, veteran of the US Navy.  He was an attorney for 47 years, having offices in Lexington and Denton; and had served as the attorney for the Town of Denton and Handy Sanitary District.  In recent years he had concentrated on criminal defense, zealously representing clients in both state and federal courts.

Surviving are his wife Myra Harris Harp; sons, William Russell Harp (Mary Reynolds Harp) of Davidson, NC and Patrick Ivan Harp of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Sarah Harris Harp, Henry Russell Harp and Mary LeShanna Harp; sister, Julie Harp Galbraith of Lexington, Kentucky; brother, William Halbert Harp of Worthington, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to NCLI, c/o Denton Lions Club, PO Box 277, Denton, NC 27239

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Terry Morris
Terry Morris, age 61 of Denton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC.  He was born November 21, 1957 in Denton to the late Byron and Margaret (Nail) Morris.

In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by his wife Helen “Amy” Morris and daughter, Terri Leighann Morris of Denton.

Mr. Morris is survived by his daughters, Tracy Laney of York, SC; Kathrine Morris of Denton and step-daughter, Elizabeth Cooper of Denton; his brothers Roger Morris, Paul Morris and Ricky Morris of Denton; his sister Sharon Ballard of Thomasville and his six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 23, at High Rock Baptist Church from 12:30 to 2 with the service following with Rev. Trevor Foster officiating.

Rachel Robbins
Ms. Rachel Fulp Robbins, 88, of NC HWY 8, Denton passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Hinkle Hospice House.

A celebration of life service will be held 3:00 pm Friday, Feb. 22 at Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Flynn Richardson presiding. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 pm prior to the service.

 Rachel was born August 15, 1930 in Forsyth County to Leo Roy Fulp and Grace Gourley Fulp. She was a member of Summerville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents Rachel was also preceded in death by brothers, Gilbert, Aubrey, and Basil Fulp and sister, Shirley Woods.

Ms. Robbins is survived by son, Kevin Robbins of Denton; daughter, Sharon R. Morrow of Denton; 3 grandchildren; sister, Annie Fulp Smith of Davidson County.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be sent to Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Robbins family.

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Anna Mae Sexton
Mrs. Anna Mae Hulin Sexton, age 90 of Pinecrest Road, Lexington and formerly of Gallimore Road Denton died Sunday, February 17 at Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Briggs Funeral Home
Church News:
Alleghany UMC Community Supper
Alleghany UMC will host its Community Supper in the church fellowship hall on Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Please join us for food and fellowship.

Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free Community Meal on Thursday, February 21.
 Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free community meal at the Denton Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church in the Red Room. The church is located at 16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton.

The menu will be including spaghetti, salad, rolls and dessert as well as canned drink and water.

Groceries will be available to those who need them while supplies last.  We invite everyone to join us for some great food and fellowship. Time:  5:00pm-7:00pm. Deliveries are available for those who are not able to attend. Please call the church at 336-859-4565 by 12pm on Thurs. Feb. 21. Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.
Siloam UMC Print Fundraiser
Siloam United Methodist Church is offering this collage image of the historic church in a 16” x 20” size latex print mounted on canvas. The cost is $100. Funds generated from these prints will help to rebuild the church. Orders may be placed by calling (336) 590-5543.  Payments may be mailed to PO Box 414, Denton, NC 27239.

•Please allow 2 weeks from the order date for your print to be ready

•For local orders you will be called and they may be picked up or they can be delivered to you.

•For orders to be shipped out of town please add $30.00 for packaging and shipment