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Fairview United Methodist Church
Fairview United Methodist Church worship service will begin at 9:00am. Sunday school will follow after the worship service.
Kids of all ages are invited to come and enjoy Bible lessons, food, crafts, games and more.

Fairview Methodist to hold Hanging of the Greens Service
     Fairview United Methodist at 5629 Old Highway 109, Lexington, announces the return of their seasonal Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday, November 28, at 9:00, and we would like to invite the community to celebrate with us. The service was canceled last year due to Covid.  The beautiful traditional service involves music and congregational participation as we decorate the historic sanctuary with wreaths, pew greenery, poinsettias, and church-designed Christmas banners.  The highlights of the service include the congregation decorating the 12-foot Chrismon tree with gold, silver, and pearl beaded Christian symbols handmade by Fairview Methodist Women over the last ten years, and the children placing the nativity figures in the stable to await the coming of the baby Jesus. This service always marks the beginning of the Advent season for Fairview. For more information please call 336-596-6470.  Masks are always welcome.

Norma Thompson
Norma Burr Thompson, 74, of Daniel St. Denton, NC passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at her residence.
She was born on July 7, 1947, in Davidson County to Robert Burr and Elizabeth Cornell Burr. Norma was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired machine operator from the textile industry. In addition to her parents Norma was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Deloris Boone.
Surviving is, son, Robert Daniel “Danny” Thompson of Lexington; brother, Sonny Burr of Denton; sister, Dianne Elizabeth Stroud of Denton; 3 grandchildren; cousin, Boyd Burr of Denton.
Memorials in Norma’s honor can be made to Mountain Vista Health Park 106 Mount Vista Rd. Denton, NC 27239
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Thompson family.
 Online condolences can be made to the family at
Dolton Hulin
Dolton Odell Hulin, 89, of Martin Farm Rd., Denton, died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.  A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Tim Miller officiating.  Burial followed at Cid Methodist Church Cemetery.
 The Hulin family received friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM prior to the service on Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home.
Born in Randolph County on June 28, 1932, he was the son of Elzie and Lilly Mae McDowell Hulin.  He was a member of Cid Methodist Church and was a supervisor in the hosiery industry.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Sexton.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Davis Hulin of the home; son, Douglas O. Hulin of Lexington; step-son, Glenn Carrick of Denton; step-daughter, Renee Gallimore of Denton; 3 sisters, Inez Sexton and Shirley Kindley, both of Denton, and JoAnn Crowe of Lexington; grandchild, Kinsley Hulin.
Briggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to the family at

James Kearns
James Manley Kearns, 86, of Eastside Dr., Denton, NC passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at High Point Regional Hospital.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM day, Nov. 22, 2021, at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
James was born January 19, 1935, in Alamance County to  the late Charles B. Kearns and Thelma Mullinix Kearns. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of Central United Methodist Church, and a longtime member of the Denton Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda Snider Kearns of the home; daughters, Deborah Behrens and husband Todd, Pamela Kearns, and Keesha Kearns all of Denton; brothers, Don Kearns and wife Pat and Carol Kearns and wife Dixie all of Troy; 3 grandchildren, Kaleb Harrison, Courtney Behrens, and Nick Behrens; 4 great-grandchildren, Haven Kearns, Jayda Rocchi, Layla Downey, and Weston James Surratt.
The family will be gathering at the home of  granddaughter, Courtney Behrens on Denton Rd.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Davidson County  200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Kearns family,
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Sandy Lewis
Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Amstutz Lewis, 53, Wynona Dr.Denton, NC passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Thomasville Medical Center.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Flynn Richardson. Interment followed at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Sandy was born July 31, 1968, in Transylvania County, NC to Michael “Mike” Irby and Fran Osborne Irby. Sandy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse specializing in Dialysis and was a member of True Worship Church where she enjoyed singing. Sandy was an avid reader, known as a gracious host always hosting the family gatherings, and was a great cook. She was dedicated to her profession as well as her family. She was willing to help anyone in need and was a friend to all. Preceding her in death was her father, Mike Irby.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Bill Lewis, Jr. of the home; son, Ethan Amstutz of the home; daughter, Ashley Amstutz of the home; mother, Fran Irby of Denton; brother, David Irby (Rebecca) of Denton; Sister-in-Law, Leigh Griffin (James) of Denton; niece, Katie Williams; nephews, Dustin Rosenbaum (Emily), Joshua Irby, Caleb Irby (Kendra), and Chris Williams (Lexi); great-nephews, Zeke and Caleb, Jr.
The family received friends on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence.
Memorials can be made to National Kidney Foundation through their website
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