Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

Alleghany UMC
Alleghany UMC will be hosting a Drive-thru Community Supper on Nov. 18, 2020 from 5 until 6:30 pm. Hope you can join us.

Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church will host its next Drive By Food Bag Distribution on Thursday, November 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 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!  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.)

Central United Methodist Church
The Central United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.  If we can help your family with a free bag of food, please come by the church during those hours.  You will see signs showing the entrance to use.  (A family can receive one bag per week.)

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.

Denton Wesleyan Church
Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free Friendsgiving Community Meal on Tuesday, November 24
The meal will be held at 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.
Menu will be: Turkey, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Dressing, Gravy and Dessert.
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:  5:30pm - 6:30pm    
Deliveries are available for those who are not able to attend.
Please call the church at 336-859-4565 by 12pm on Tuesday November 24.
Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER

Fairview United Methodist Church
Fairview UMC is having Outdoor Worship at 9:30am. People are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and wear a mask. In case of inclement weather, worship will be livestreamed on Facebook.

First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church will once again be a drop-off site for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
Shoeboxes may be dropped off at 383 West Salisbury Street. Directional signs are posted to assist you.
Monday - Friday, November 16 - 20 4:00 - 6:00
Saturday, November 21 12:00 - 4:00
Sunday, November 22 2:00 - 6:00
Monday, November 23 12:00 -2:00

Pentecostals Of Denton
The Pentecostals Of Denton will be offering a Children’s abduction prevention class on Saturday, November 14 from 9am 12pm. Cost is $29 for this class.
Brian and Julie Moretz from Impact Martial Arts are the instructors. Call pastor Timmons @ (336) 247-1628 to register.

Barbara Deal
Barbara Ann Simmonds Deal, 79, died October 30, 2020 at WFBH High Point Medical Center. She was born in Peekskill, NY November 11, 1940 to the late James A. Simmonds and Ruth Elizabeth Galbreth Simmonds. In September 1960, she married Kenneth E. Deal. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Barbara was an avid dog lover throughout life and her latest companion Hailey brought her much joy. She loved reading (worked/volunteered at libraries where they lived).  She enjoyed watching football, especially the Miami Dolphins. She liked to challenge herself by playing along with Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy (most of the time knowing the correct answers). Barbara and Ken spent 25+ years traveling in their motorhome. She enjoyed meeting people and visiting many RV resorts and campgrounds across the country. Barbara liked music, theater, museums, trying new restaurants and sharing the experiences with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ken of Denton; one son Ken E. Deal II (Tammy) of Wallburg; two daughters; Lisa Deal Huff (Chris) of Atlanta GA, and Bobbie Deal Hockaday (Mark) of High Point.  Two sisters Rita Mallory and Sharon O’Connor both of Fort Pierce Fl.  6 grandchildren; Kristi Heyer (Cole), Kenny Huff (Anne), Sean Huff (Candice), Chad Hockaday (Chelsea), Olivia Hockaday, and Brett Watkins. 10 great grandchildren Zoey Poole, Evelyn Heyer, Holden Heyer, Grady Heyer, Connor Huff, Palmer Hockaday, Tatum Hockaday, Chloe Watkins, Roman Watkins, and Tyke Watkins.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be a private family gathering at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Denton Public Library, PO Box 578, Denton, NC 27239
For information, contact Susan Craven at

Pauline Coltrane
Mrs. Pauline Walker Smith Coltrane, age 94 of Cleveland, Tennessee died Friday, November 6.
A service for the family will be held Sunday, November 22 at Liberty Fellowship Church conducted by Rev. Jamie Draughn at 10:30. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Mrs. Coltrane was born October 8, 1926 in Guildford County to Dan and Alice Walker.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Coltrane, two daughters, Etta Hartland and Connie Ann Moody, and a son, Ronnie Smith.
She is survived by a son, Stephen Smith and wife Pat of Tennessee. She is also survived by six grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Alvin Workman
Mr. Alvin Eugene Workman, 76, of Denton, NC passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 16 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Shane Smith and Rev. Ronnie Timmons. Interment followed at Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Alvin was born June 23, 1944 in Davidson County to Archie Workman and Dorothy Lamb Workman. He was a member of the Church of God and had worked as a lumber packer. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, Archie, Jr., Lee, Richard, and Robert Workman; sisters; Denie Hill and Elma Cody; a great-grandson, Master Hunter Tavion Johnson.
He is survived by daughters, Pamela Fields of Lumberton, Mary Jean Hunt (Jerry) of Raeford, Pansy Oxendine (Thaddis) of Lumberton, and Melissa Ann Workman of the home; cherished by 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ethel Freeman (Gary); brothers, Homer Workman and Ricky Workman (Rhonda) all of Denton; special friend, Jerry Cummings of Raeford, and by a host of other family and friends.
Mr. Workman laid in state from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Monday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denotn.
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