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Mildred Bivens
Ms. Mildred Watkins Bivens, 92, formerly of Denton Rd., Denton passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Mountain Vista Health Park.

A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 11 at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Moretz presiding. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends on Thursday prior to the funeral service at the church.

 Mildred was born March 26, 1925 in Piedmont, SC to Albert Watkins and Elzie Leopard Watkins. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and had worked in the cotton mill industry until she became disabled. Preceding her in death was, husband, Cecil E. Bivens; son, Donald Bivens; daughter, Brenda English; granddaughter, Pamela Bivens Beck; brothers, Floyd, John, and Bobby Watkins; sisters, Pearl Mae Metcalf, Pamela Watkins, Marie Huffman, and Becky Hughes.

 She is survived by daughters, Patricia Hulin and husband Jimmy of Denton and Loretta Johnson and husband Gerald of Trinity; sister, Betty Lou Edwards of Denton; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Linda Rucker and husband Lou of Winston Salem.

Memorials can be made to Faith Baptist Church 4518 Shiptontown Rd. Denton, NC 27239.

Online condolences may be made at

Freddy  “Tork” Hill
Mr. Freddy “Tork” Dean Hill, 60, a resident of Lexington, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence.

A memorial service was held Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with the Rev. Keith Edmonds officiating. The family greeted friends prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Baptist Children’s Home in Thomasville, 204 Idol Street, Thomasville, NC 27360. Online condolences can be made to the family at