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James Bell
Mr. James Clarence Bell age 81, of Golden St. Denton passed away on Thursday, July 13 at his residence.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Denton Town Cemetery conducted by Rev. Gerald Ward.

Mr. Bell was born March 5, 1936 in Davidson County to Talmage Bell and Emma Yates Bell. He retired from Ultra-Mek and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Denton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Everett Bell and a sister, Nona Bell Adams.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Dorcas Wood Bell of the home; daughter, Cindy Cagle Liberty; brothers, Kermit Bell of Denton and Curtis Bell of Kernersville; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Online condolences may be made at

Kenneth Hill
Roy Kenneth Hill, age75 of Hill Road, Lexington, NC died Saturday, July 15 at Hinkle Hospice House after a long battle with brain cancer.

A funeral service was held at 4:00 PM  Tuesday, July 18 at Community Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Rev. Brian Workman.  Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times will be at the residence on Hill Road.

Mr. Hill was born October 7, 1941 in Davidson County to Roy Oscar Hill and Helen Lucille Barringer Hill.  He was a member of Community Baptist Church and was a retired mechanic with the City of Thomasville. He attended Central Davidson High School.  He had coached little league baseball and football.  He loved racing, fishing and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Drew Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Gallimore Hill of the home; sons, David Hill and wife Pat and Tim Hill and wife Toni all of Lexington; daughters, Donna Buie and husband Shawn of Thomasville and Jeanette Elliott and husband Tracy of Marion; sister, Rachel Hill Johnson and husband Donald of Trinity; half sister, Velva Garrett Sechrist of Thomasville; grandchildren, Dane, Drake and Damon Hill, Brantley and Jason Wray, Bailey and Tyler Elliott; step-grandchildren, Michael, Aleah, Layton, Rylan, Grayce, Ross Kate and Logan;  and great-grandchild Daylin Hill.

Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church building Fund c/o Willie Mae Kepley, 505 Ernest Snider Road, Lexington, NC 27292 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

Online condolences may be made at

Janice Hughes
Janice Lee Floyd Hughes, 60, of Skye Trail in Thomasville went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her residence.

 Janice was born on September 23, 1956 in Mullins, SC to the late Lawrence Malcon Floyd and Dollie Owens Floyd. She married Jesse Wayne Hughes on November 9, 1974. Janice loved vacationing at the beach. Also, she had a love for county music and dancing. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband on April 22, 2008.

 Surviving are two sons, Eric Hughes of Sebastian, FL and Jesse Hughes Jr. of Beaver City, NE; daughter, Sarah H. Anderson of the home; five brothers, Jesse “Pete” Owens of and Larry Floyd both of Thomasville, Daniel Floyd of Graham, Russel Floyd of Newburn, Jerry Floyd of Hickory; sister, Brenda Floyd Alford of Denton; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Pleasant Union Community Church in Denton with Pastor Ronnie Timmons officiating. The family received friends Sunday night at the JC Green and Sons funeral home in Thomasville. Online condolences can be made to the Hughes family at

Mary Leffew
Mrs. Mary Sue Cagle Leffew age 62 of Stokes Rd. Denton passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Hinkle Hospice House.

A private graveside service will be held.

Mrs. Leffew was born August 2, 1954 in Montgomery County to Ira O’dell Cagle and Mary Blanche Hudson Cagle. She worked in the furniture industry as a finisher. She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving is husband, Charles Leffew of the home; daughters, Tammy Hulin of Denton and Jo-del Hodges of High Point; brothers, Tim, Danny, Don, and Jeff Cagle; sisters, Christine Strider, Rachel Hill, and Carolyn Latham; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

 Memorials can be made to Hinkle Hospice House at 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292.

 The Leffew family is being served by Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

 Online condolences may be made at


Church News!

Liberty Fellowship Church Vacation Bible School
Liberty Fellowship Church will be having Vacation Bible School Monday Now – Friday, July 21st 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. The theme this year is Hero Central with crafts and snacks each evening. Friday evening will conclude with a hot dog supper for all children and parents.

We would like to invite any and all children and teens (ages 2-13) in the community that would like to come. For additional information contact Pastor Jamie Draughn 336-859-0276. Liberty Fellowship Church is located at 8165 New Hope Road, Denton.

Lights for Christ Holiness Church Revival
Lights for Christ Holiness Church located at 130 S. Main Street in Denton will hold a revival July 30 – August 2 with Rev. Thurman Jenkins. Sunday morning service will be held at 11 a.m. and Sunday night through Wednesday services at 7 p.m.

Wendell Floyd is the pastor for Lights for Christ Holiness Church.

Summerville’s Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School: Join us on a Creation Vacation as we go back to the beginning this year!  We will learn that God created the world and that the crowing jewel of His creation is...YOU!  Now until Sunday, July 23rd.  6:30-8:30pm nightly, Sunday at 11:00am-1:00pm with lunch provided.

3:16 Crossroads in Concert:  We will be hosting a special concert on Sunday, July 30th at 4:30pm.  Following the concert, we will have a covered dish dinner in our Fellowship Hall.  Come out as we worship & fellowship together!  A love offering will be taken.

Our Clothing Closet Giveaway is our free giveaway will be Saturday, July 29th, 8:00-11:00am in our Fellowship Hall.  Clothing items are available for the whole family.

A Benefit Dinner for David Bowman will be Saturday, August 5th, 4:00-7:00 pm in our Fellowship Hall.

If you have any questions about these events, please call the church office at 336-859-3173.  Visit us at and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on these events and more!  Summerville is located off Flat Swamp Road, near the Hwy 8 intersection.

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