Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities


­Church Events:
Central UMC Advent Sunday Morning Worship Services
Central United Methodist Church invites you to join us for our Advent Sunday morning worship services at 11:00 am on December 17, and 24.
  Pastor Richard Blount will present a series of sermons based upon  “Coming Home” to our blessed savior.  On Sunday evening, Dec. 24 Central UMC will host the annual Christmas Eve Service at 11:00 pm.  This time of worship, which has become a community tradition, will include special music, a Christmas Eve message, and Holy Communion.  
The service will conclude at 12:00 am with the celebration of the joyful news that Jesus is born!
Faith Baptist Church Christmas Program
Faith Baptist Church will hold their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.
The name of the program is “The Christmas Guest.” Come join us as we praise God with a loving Christmas story. Faith Baptist is located at Shiptontown Rd. off Hwy 8.
Christmas Caroling on Christmas Eve at 2:00.

Please join us Monday, December 18th at 7pm for our annual Christmas play… “A Light Before Christmas”!  Following our program, we will have light snacks in our fellowship hall for everyone to enjoy together during this special time of year.  Speaking of “special”!  We hear there might be a special guest stop by and check up on the kids…. young and the young at heart!!  We are at 7163 New Hope Road, Denton, NC 27239.  


Arthur Curlee
Mr. Carson Arthur Curlee, 87, a former resident of Shaver Rd. Richfield passed away on Monday, December 04, 2017 at Liberty Commons Nursing Center in Salisbury.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Jones presiding. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the VA National Cemetery in Salisbury.

Mr. Curlee was born June 9, 1929 in Iredell County to Carson W. Curlee and Murial Arthur Curlee. He was a veteran of the United States Navy specializing as a Aviation Electronic Technician. Also he had been an employee NASA Lockhead Martin at Cape Canaveral and with Duke Power as a Control Supervisor. He was a member of Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church and an honorary member of Pooletown Volunteer Fire Department.

Arthur is survived by sons, Carson Robert “Bobby” Curlee of Faith and Rodney Dean Curlee of Gillette, WY; daughters, Donna Jackson of Spencer and Karen DeMunbrun of Salisbury; sister, Grace Morgan of Salisbury; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

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William “Mutt” Parker
William Clyde “Mutt” Parker, 90, of Riverview Blvd, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at his home.

A graveside service was held at 4 pm Sunday, December 3 at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Benjamin Boswell.

The family received friends from 2:30 to 3:30 pm Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home.

Mr. Parker was born June 26, 1927 to Johnny Richard Parker and Bessie Mae Tysinger Parker.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and retired from Kepley-Frank Hardwood.  His wife, Imogene Floyd Parker, his brothers, Irvin Parker and R.J. Parker, and his sister, Grace Parker, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Parker of Denton, Jackie Swing Shaw and Peggy Welborn, both of Lexington; son, William Ralph Parker of Lexington; brother, Tommy Parker of Lexington; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.