Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities


Allegheny UMC Community Supper
Allegheny UMC will host a Community Supper on Wed May 25, 2022 from 5pm to 6.30pm. Please join us for Fellowship and an evening meal.
This May Community Supper is our final community supper until after Summer. We’ll start back up in September 2022.

Mt. Ebal Homecoming June 5, 2022
The annual homecoming of the Mt. Ebal Methodist Protestant Church will be held on June 5, 2022. The service will begin at 11:30 followed by our usual pot-luck lunch on the grounds.
This year we are honored to have the Reverend Dr. Thomas Griffis delivering the message. Thomas grew up in Denton and graduated from Denton High School in 1967. He is the son of Dr. John W. Griffis and Kathryn Sexton Griffis. He is the great-grandson of John.T. Sexton who, with Alfred Thompson, was contracted to build our beloved structure for $60 in 1883.
Please join us on June 5 at 11:30 to hear the message from Rev. Griffis and enjoy fellowship with our Mt. Ebal family

“Signing For His Glory” at Gravel Hill Baptist Church
“Singing For His Glory” will have an outside gospel concert (weather permitting, otherwise inside) on Sat. June 11th from 4-7pm. This is a free concert with love offering received. Also, Gravel Hill will furnish free hotdogs & hamburgers from 4:30-6:30pm or as long as they last, as well as a special treat for the kids. Bring your lawn chairs and come out for a fun evening of southern gospel, free food and the gospel message!
Gravel Hill Baptist is located at 6737 Gravel Hill Rd. Denton, NC

Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church will be having vacation bible school Monday, June 20th through Friday, June 24th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Classes for ages 3 years up to adults. The church is located at 4518 Shiptontown Road, Denton. For more information call Dolly Fields at 336-859-0357.

Denton Wesleyan Church Food Pantry
Food Pantry- Free grocery pick-up
Lower level of Denton Wesleyan Church
16345 Hwy 109 south
Tuesday and Thursday’s: 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.  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.



Marshall Smith
Mr. John “Marshall” Smith, 93, of NC HWY 47, Denton passed from life to everlasting life, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Lexington.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel officiated by Rev. Claudie Harrison and Rev. Wendyl Floyd. Interment will follow at Denton Town Cemetery.
Mr. Smith loved the Lord and loved his family. He was born April 26, 1929, to Johnnie Smith and Elbie Scarboro Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Hoover Smith; grandson, David Surratt; and by brother, Willard Smith.
He was a retired business man and builder and a faithful member of Lights for Life Holiness Church. He was especially fond of miniature horses and gardening.
Left to cherish his memories are daughters, Donice Loflin (Roger), Pansy Hunt (Doug), and Patricia Smith; his sister, Doris Harris (Hoyt); 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on HWY 47.
The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by caregivers June Gailey and Patricia Parrish; Dr. Baker, Helen & staff; nurse Cyndie and staff at Lexington Medical Center.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Jane Carrick
Jane Cody Carrick, 79, of Briggs Rd., Lexington, NC passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Thomasville Medical Center.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Jane was born in Lee County, NC to John Hollis Cody and Nell Lloyd Cody on June 27, 1942. She had worked in furniture manufacturing and the textile industry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas “Shorty” Carrick.
She is survived by sons, Johnny Cook of Lexington and Larry Eugene Cook of Fredericksburg, VA; her twin sister, Judy Summey of Jackson Creek and sister, Sue Russell of Denton; 4 grandchildren, Johnny Van Cook, Jr., John Cody Cook, Kelsey Cook, and Aeden Cook; 3 great-grandchildren, Faith, Tanner, and Jane Cook.
The family received friends on Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

Eugene Staley
Eugene Staley, 90, of Tom’s Creek Church Rd., Denton, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville.  A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Summerville Baptist Church, with Rev. Claudie Harrison and Rev. Thomas Frizzell officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Randolph County on February 11, 1932, he was the son of Arthur and Mary Alice Luck Staley.  He was a member at Summerville Baptist and owner/operator of Staley Knitting.
Mr. Staley is survived by his wife, Rebecca Buie Staley of the home; son, Sidney Staley (Gail) of Denton; Granddaughter, Melanie Staley (Trey Morrison); Great-grandchild, Sidney Monroe Staley.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 PM prior to the service on Saturday at Summerville Baptist Church.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to the family at