Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free Community Meal on Thursday, April 15
The meal will be held at Denton Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church in the Red Room. Eat in or take out. The church is located at 16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton. Menu will be: Chicken & dumplings, green beans, mashed potatoes 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 Thursday April 15th. Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.

Concealed Carry Class

P.O.D. will host a conceal/class on Saturday, May 22nd beginning at 9am. Carter Burns will be the instructor. The cost is $50 and refreshments will be provided.
Call (336) 247-1618 to register.

Central United Methodist Church Drive By Food Bag Distribution

Central United Methodist Church will host its next Drive By Food Bag Distribution on Thursday, April 22 from 5:00 – 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 beginning at 5:00 pm.  If you need food, our Church Family is here to help in Sharing God’s Abundance with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  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.

Fairview United Methodist Church
Fairview United Methodist Church will resume inside worship starting Sunday, April 18th 2021. Worship service will begin at 9:30am. Sunday school will follow after the worship service.

Ralph Ward
 Ralph Aaron Ward, age 87, of Lexington passed on Friday, April 2, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Raleigh after several years of declining health.
 A funeral service and burial was held at 3:00 pm in the Lea Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Prospect Hill on Monday, April 12, 2021. Visitation began one hour before the service.
 Friends who were not able to make it to Prospect Hill for the burial were able to come to Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington, N.C. from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021, where Mr. Ward laid in state and may also watch the Funeral, which will be uploaded on Tuesday at
Mr. Ward was born on a dairy farm in Davidson County on July 11, 1933 to Frank and Ester Hedrick Ward. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Agriculture Education and started his 42-year career in public education as the agriculture teacher at Prospect Hill High School in Caswell County. In 1962 he married Margie Daniels Ward, and immediately afterwards, they left for Purdue University in Indiana, where he received his Master’s degree. Upon returning to Caswell County, he continued work for the Caswell County Board of Education at the central office for 11 more years. In 1974 the family moved to Southport, N.C., where he worked for the Brunswick County School System as the Vocational Director until retiring as the Personal Director in 1998. After retirement, Ralph moved to Lexington, N.C. and enjoyed fixing up his 1962 car, tending his garden, working in the yard (he loved farming), travel, and playing with his grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Neaty Doughterty, Willa Veigh Thomas, and Marie Michael, two brothers, Franklin Ward, and Charlie Ward, and his wife of 56 years, Margie Ward.
Surviving are his daughter, Maria Ward Ashbaugh; son-in-law, Dr. Brad Ashbaugh; grandson, Kalani Ashbaugh of Raleigh; and his brother, Wayne Ward and his wife Irene of Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the NC State University Foundation, Inc. at NCSU
Campus Box 7474, Raleigh, NC 27695-7474 by check with Ralph Ward in the memo or can be made directly from the link below.
Online condolences may be made at

Norman Henderson
 Mr. Norman Lee Henderson, 81, of Tamworth Dr., Denton passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 17 at First Baptist Church in the outdoor shelter conducted by Rev. Claudie Harrison and Military Honors provided by the Davidson County Honor Guard.
Norman was born October 10, 1939 in Davidson County to Ross Henderson and Annie Griffin Henderson. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Norman was of the Baptist Faith. He was a graduate of Piedmont Bible College and over the years had pastored many churches throughout his years in the Ministry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Robert, and Bennett; his sisters, Ruby and Betty Jean.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Paige Henderson of the home; daughters, Norma Henderson Dunn and husband Kelly of Denton and Lisa Henderson Hill and husband Daren of Winston Salem; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Henderson family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at     

Beulah Strickland
Beulah Moore Strickland, 75, of Summerville Ch. Rd., Denton, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at her residence.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 am Friday, April 9 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Billy Dunigan. Burial followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Beulah was born in Haywood County on January 17, 1946 to John Dee Moore and Alma Elizabeth Ledford Moore. She was of the Baptist Faith an had worked for Burlington Industries and Denton Tractor. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Glenwood Strickland; a son, Timothy Daniel Strickland; brothers, R.L. Moore and Carl Moore.
She is survived by a son, Tracy Strickland; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lewis Moore, Johnny Moore, Ralph Moore, Larry Moore; sisters, Elizabeth Franklin and Marie Dunigan.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service and other times at the residence.
Memorials can be made to Cancer Research at
Online condolences can be made to the family at

James Kinley
Mr. James Lee Kinley, 69, of Charles Mountain Rd., Denton, NC passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his residence.
A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, April15 at New Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Lorton officiating.
James was born in Randolph County on August 21, 1951 to Joseph R. Kinley and Iva Summey Kinley. He retired from Klaussner Furniture where he had been a supervisor and he enjoyed farming in his spare time. James was of the Christian Faith and a believer in of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandchildren, Faith, Savannah, and Jessica Arnette; brothers, Stephen, Harold, and Don Kinley; sister, Ruth Ann Kinney.
He is survived by his wife, Neta Yow Kinley of the home; son; Douglas Kinley of Denton; daughters, Teena Royal of Denton and Jamie Arnette of Winston Salem; brothers, Larry and Winfred Kinley; sisters, Helen Shelley and Rebecca Lanier; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kinley will lie in state at Briggs Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences can be made to the family at