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Dean Medford
Ms. Eula Aldecca “Dean” Hampton Medford, 85, of Crestview Dr., Thomasville passed away on Friday, November 08, 2019 at Hinkle Hospice House.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 10 at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Coltrane officiating. Interment followed at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Medford was born August 17, 1934 in Madison, NC to Molt Hampton and Lela English Hampton. She was a member of Faith Temple Holiness Church in High Point and later attended First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lexington. “Dean” was a  homemaker. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Medford, Sr.; brothers, William and Frank Hampton; sister, Ruth Baxter.
She is survived by son, Billy Medford, Jr. of Lexington; daughters, Rena Campbell of Lexington and Eula Oldham of Thomasville; sister, Ann Porter of SC; 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The family received friends on Sunday prior to the funeral service at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church and other times at the home of Eula Oldham in Thomasville.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Davidson County 200 Hospice Way Lexington, NC 27292. 
Online condolences may be made at

Mike McQueen

Gordon Michael (Mike) McQueen, age 69 of Cove Wood Drive, Denton, NC died Saturday, November 9 at his residence.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Mr. McQueen was born August 18, 1950 in Maricopa County, Arizona to Gordon McQueen and Delores Mobacher McQueen.  He was a veteran of the U S Army and a retired owner and operator of a Printing Company. He was a Mason and a member of the Shrine.
He is survived by his companion Shari Parrott of the home; sons Robert McQueen of Chandler Arizona, Dan Lang of Cypress Texas and Bryan Bostic of Bowling Green, Kentucky; daughter Shanna McClanahan of Thomasville; step-daughter Kimberly Vitale of Livermore, California; sister Louann Reberry of Olympia, Washington
Memorials may be made to EL Zaribah Shriners Hospital, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the McQueen Family.

Shelby Cranford
Mrs. Shelby Davis Cranford, age 78, of NC Highway 8 of Denton passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, NC.
A Graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 at Forest Hill Memorial Park in Lexington with Rev. Chris Motley presiding.
Mrs. Cranford was born on September 13, 1941 in Davidson County to Charlie Dan Davis and Clara Owen Davis. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents Shelby was also preceded in death by her siblings, Doris Miles, Ray Davis, Joann Prevette, Peggy Michael and Kathie Byerly.
Shelby is survived by her husband Walter Cranford of the home; daughters, Gail Hunt of Denton, Vickie Smith  of Concord, Diane Burnett and Donna Chaffin of Lexington; sons, Dell Prevette of Denton, Danny Joe Prevette and David Prevette of Lexington; sister, Jean D. Dishmon of Lexington; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

 Janice Yates
Mrs. Janice Johnson Yates, age 66 of Northampton Drive, Asheboro died Tuesday, November 5 at the residence of her mother in Denton.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Friday, November 8 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Denton conducted by Speaker Gary Mason. Burial followed in the Denton Town Cemetery.
The family received friends at Briggs Funeral Home and other times at the home of Tony Yates, 1811 Taylor’s Creek Drive, Asheboro.
Mrs. Yates was born January 12, 1953 in Randolph County to Clyde Johnson and Barbara Grubb Johnson. She was valedictorian of her class at Denton High School and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She worked for several years at Bishers Hosiery Mill before staying at home to raise her daughter. Mrs. Yates was a supportive wife and loving mother. She also had a deep love for animals. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father Clyde Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Garland Yates, a daughter Andrea Yates O’Neal and husband Ben of Asheboro and her mother Barbara Carrick of Denton.
Memorials may be made to Randolph County SPCA TNR Program, 300 W. Bailey St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
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Clear Springs UMC Community Breakfast
Clear Spring’s ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET BREAKFAST is set for Saturday, November 16, from 7am to 10am at Clear Springs UMC. The proceeds from the November community breakfast will go to help pay the school lunch debt and stock the school food pantry at South Davidson Middle School. The menu includes ham, tenderloin, sausage, bacon, eggs, grits, sausage gravy, redeye gravy, apples, biscuits, muffins, coffee, milk and juice.
Breakfast is by donation. You may purchase a carryout plate if you wish. Clear Springs UMC is located at 4321 S. Main St. Extension. Bring a friend to breakfast!

First Baptist Church
First Baptist church will be having a clothes giveaway Saturday November 16 from 9:00am –NOON. First Baptist Church is located at 383 West Salisbury Street Denton, NC.

Tabernacle UMC Fall Vendor Fair
Tabernacle UMC located at 213 Tabernacle Church Road Exd, Trinity, NC 27370 is hosting a Fall Vendor Fair on November 16, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. A variety of vendors will be selling their wares, so come out and support your local church, crafters, and small businesses! There will be hotdogs, chips, drinks, and baked goods available for sale sponsored by the church.

Faith Baptist Church BBQ Chicken
Faith Baptist Church will be hosting a BBQ Chicken supper November 16 from 11:0 0am – 6:00pm. Plates include ½ BBQ chicken, slaw, potato salad, bread, drink and a dessert. Plates are available for $7.50, eat in or carry out. Call Joe Leonard at 336-309-2302 to place carry out orders. Faith Baptist Church is located on Shiptontown Road just off Hwy 8.

Silver Valley Baptist Church Spaghetti Supper Benefit
Silver Valley Baptist Church, along with family and friends will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper fundraiser to support Arthur Tate and his fight with squamous cell carcinoma cancer. The event is set for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Dine in or carry out available.
The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert (tea or coffee for dine in only). For a donation of $9.00 you will get your ticket. There will also be a silent auction. For more information call 336.465.0988 or 336.596.3035.
Silver Valley Baptist Church is located at 187 Old Willowmore Springs Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

Tyro United Methodist Women of Hope Fall Bazaar
Tyro United Methodist Women of Hope Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:00am – 12:00 pm. The event will include crafts home decor, handmade purses, tote bags, aprons, jewelry, Christmas decorations, wreaths, baked and canned goods, frozen entrees and casseroles, men’s handcrafted items, fried apple pies, and HOMEMADE CHICKEN PIES.
Breakfast will be available with ham and sausage biscuits, coffee and juice.
A king-sized Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt will be auctioned. Quilt tickets are available from any member of Women of Hope or the day of the Bazaar. Drawing to be held at 12 NOON.
Also on hand will be the famous Tyro United Methodist Men’s BBQ sandwiches, specials, and whole butts available at 8:00am. For more information contact Cindy Ends at 336.239.5631 or Jill Wood at 336.853.6262.
Tyro UMC is located at 4484 S. Hwy 150 Lexington, NC.