Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church will host its next Drive by Food Bag Distribution on Thursday, January 21 from 4:30 – 5:30 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.  If you need food, our Church Family is here to help!  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.  (Snow date:  Thursday, January 28)

Clear Spring United Methodist Church
Clear Spring United Methodist Church located at 4321 S Main St., Ext, Denton, NC is now open for inside worship at 9:30am. Worshipers should wear a mask and sit in the pews as marked for social distancing by families. Temperature taking by non-touch methods is available, but not required.

Fairview UMC
Fairview UMC is currently worshipping online only. Worship is live on our Facebook page at 9:30am each Sunday. Weekly call-in information is emailed out and posted on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/fairviewunitedmethodist

The Pentecostals Of Denton

The Pentecostals Of Denton will be launching an addiction recovery ministry titled ‘Joe’s Place’ on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm.  Joe’s Place will meet every Thursday thereafter.
Also, The Pentecostals Of Denton will gladly provide round trip transportation to any of our scheduled services for anyone needing a ride.
Please call 336) 247-1618 for more information.
 
Denton Wesleyan Church Update
Worship service Sunday 10am (during Covid). Our services are also livestreamed on our Facebook page. Check our website for updated service times. We can be contacted at 336-859-4565
www.dentonwesleyanchurch.com.

Denton Wesleyan Church Community Meal
Denton Wesleyan Church is hosting a free Community Meal on Thursday, January 21
The meal will be held at Denton Wesleyan Church in the lower level of the church in the Red Room.
Eat in or to go.
The church is located at 16345 S NC Hwy 109, Denton.
Menu will be: Spaghetti, salad, rolls 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, January 21.
Please leave your NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER.

Obituaries
Christina Lott
Christina Renee Lott, 24, of Spring St. Denton passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center.
A celebration of life service was held at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Friday at 2:00pm conducted by Rev. Richie Hicks. Christina laid in state on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home and other times at the residence.
Christina was born September 2, 1996 in Dillon, SC to Lewis Lott and Brenda Gillispie Lott. She was preceded in death by two nieces, Kristen and Kaydance Jacobs.
She is survived by her parents Lewis Lott and Brenda Gillispie Lott of the home; brothers, Lewis Lott (Brittney) of Seagrove and Christian Gray of the home; sisters, Jessica Cook (Jamie) of Lexington, April Wiggins (Chris) of Dillon, SC, and Amanda Lott of the home; nephews, Jamison Cook, Christopher, Nicholas, and Brayden Wiggins, Brylee and Ryder Lott, Coltin, Brantley, and Keegan Jacobs; nieces, Payton and Layla Cook, Natalie Wiggins, Kaitlynn, McKenlize, and Emery Lott, Laurel Hubbard, and Breah Jacobs.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Lott family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com

Earline Nance

Earline Davis Nance, 87, formerly of Old Hwy 49, Asheboro passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Elmcroft of Asheboro.
A graveside service was held at High Rock Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Steven Nance on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 pm.
Earline was born May 14, 1933 in Davidson County to Olin Myers Davis and Myrtle Carrick Davis. She was self-employed making survey stakes and was a member of Salem Fellowship Church. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, H. Dwight Nance.
She is survived by her son, Wesley Olin Nance and wife Meredith of Denton.
Briggs Funeral Home is serving the Nance family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com

James Smith

Mr. James York Smith, 76, of Spartan Dr. Lexington, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his residence.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 Monday, Jan. 18 at Summerville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Thomas Frizzell and Rev. Flynn Richardson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Smith laid in state for public viewing on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
James was born in Pike County, Kentucky on May 25, 1944 to App Smith and Jennie S. Smith. He worked in maintenance at Councill Craftsman Furniture for 24 years and was a member of Summerville Baptist Church. in addition to his parents James was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Diane Spencer; by brothers, Francis J. Smith, Leonard H. Smith, and Darrell Ray Smith; sisters, Lois Smith, Wanda Smith, and Clemma Rotilio.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Gallimore Smith of the home; son, James Ray Smith (Debra) of KY,  daughter, Lisa Carol Prevost (Perry) of Lexington; step-sons, Neil Snider (Janice), Phillip Brian Snider (Linda), and Alan Lee Snider; step-daughter, Karen Renee Queen (Bruce); sisters, Wilma Carol Achatz of FL and Karen Scott of TN; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to Summerville Baptist Church 3134 Summerville Church Rd. Denton, NC 27239.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com

Burline Coggins

Burline Grindstaff Coggins, 86, formerly of Troy, NC passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Randolph Hospice House.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 14 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Bobby Lorton.
Mrs. Coggins laid in state from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
Burline was born April 9, 1934 in Mitchell County to George Grindstaff and Mary Robinson Grindstaff. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and had been employed with B. J. Concepts. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her first husband, C. Albert Lanier; her second husband, Frank L. Coggins; daughter, Debbie Lynn Parker; great-granddaughter, Jessie Whittman; her brother, Jack; her sisters, Maude, Grace, Lilly, Ruby.
She is survived by 2 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to New Hope United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Randolph County.
Online condolences can be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com

Carl Grubb

Mr. Carl Lee Grubb, 73, a resident of Pinky St. Lexington passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center.
A graveside service for Mr. Grubb will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 PM at Jackson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Darrell Summey and Rev. Jack Hurley, Jr. In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines face coverings are required as well as practicing of social distancing.
Mr. Grubb was born in Davidson County on February 11, 1947 in Davidson County to Matthew Grubb and Milley Cody Grubb. Carl served in the United States Army. He worked in the furniture industry as an upholstery cutter and attended Friendly Baptist Church. In addition to his parents Carl was also preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Lowery Grubb.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Shaw Grubb of the home; sons, Michael Grubb of Lexington and Larrie Grubb of Trinity; step-daughter, Kellie Rabon of Thomasville; brother, James Grubb of Lexington; sister, Louise Grove of VA.
Memorials can be made to PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION 1458 South Canal Street Chicago, IL 60607.
Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Grubb family.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.briggsfuneralhome.com

Robert Benton

Mr. Robert Carl Benton, 75, a resident of High Rock Road, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the High Point Medical Center. He was born on September 19, 1945 in Newport News, VA to John James Benton and Mary Dorothy Gallimore Benton. He was the owner and operator of Yadkin Enterprises and was a BASS Fishing Tournament Promoter. He loved fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was a member of the Denton Church of God and the Masonic Lodge Denton 404. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenney Blair, Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Lauryn Benton; and nephew, Kevin Floyd.
On February 14, 1994, he married Dianne Wilson, who survives of the home; also surviving are his children, Jamie Benton and wife Tonia and Sharon Benton, all of Denton; step-children, Brian Kinley of Thomasville and Sonya Stone of FL; brother, Danny Floyd and wife Sandra of Trinity; sister, Pam Floyd of Trinity; five grandchildren, Brandon Benton, Austin Benton, Zak Blair, Scott Kennedy, and Jordan Kennedy; four great-granddaughters, Paisley Benton, Morgan Benton, Brooklyn Swick, and Adalyn Blair; nephew, Danny Floyd, Jr. and wife Lisa; great-nephew, Dakota Floyd; great-nieces, Ashley Floyd, Cori Floyd, and Kamrin Floyd; and beloved cousin, Dee Norris.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Denton Church of God with Rev. Jessie Howard officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 or to American Kidney Foundation, 7020 Albemarle Rd. Charlotte, NC 28227.  Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Brenda Blake

Mrs. Brenda Loflin Blake, age 73 of Lick Creek Church Road, Denton, NC died Thursday, January 14. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Briggs Funeral Home.

 

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