County Line: Churches plan reunion celebrations for Sunday – Davie County Enterprise Record


By Shirley Thorne

County Line Correspondent

Members of the Society Baptist Church invite everyone to join them on Sunday, September 19 for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the church in 1821. Rev. Neal Edwin Eller Jr. recently retired from the North Carolina State Baptist Convention and whose father was pastor of the Society in the early 1960s, will bring the message to the 11 a.m. worship service . A catered dinner will then be served in the village hall. Bring a keepsake full of precious moments from the company to share.

By church minutes dated September 22, 1821; a group of five men gathered in Iredell County to organize the Society Meeting House. The first meetings were held in a log house behind where the church is now and included 12 male and 16 female founding members. The emphasis was on regular church attendance and the Christian life. The company is the oldest church in the community.

The company will organize wake-up services from Monday September 20 to Wednesday September 22. Services will begin nightly at 7 pm and will include the following speakers: Monday, Reverend David Childress of Mount Vernon Baptist; Tuesday, Reverend Rodney Barker of the Refuge Community Church; and Wednesday, Dr. Noel Wilamson, director of missions of the South Yadkin Baptist Association. Everyone is invited to attend these services of dedication and renewal of faith in Jesus Christ.

Calvary Baptist will be hosting a community-wide fish fry on Saturday, September 18, starting at 4 p.m. Church members invite everyone to join them for an afternoon of fun and family togetherness and a great meal.

Pleasant View Baptist will celebrate Coming Home on Sunday, September 19 with Pastor Brandon Gwaltney bringing the message during the 11 a.m. worship service. A covered dinner will follow in the village hall. Church members invite all former members and friends to join them on this special day of remembrance.

Alice C. Waugh is still in rehab at the Davie Nursing and Rehab Center in Mocksville. Join us in prayer for Divine healing and the Lord’s blessings on Alice and others who are struggling with health. Remember in prayer the Dick and Diane Warner Card and the family of Donald Ray “Donny” Seamon. Diane’s son, Lee Warner, passed away suddenly last Friday. Donny, son of the late County Liner Raeford Seamon and wife Nettie and grandson of the late County Liners Alvin and Louise “Pick” Seamon, died Wednesday last week at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Continue to pray for families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Ida and families affected by the coronavirus and its variants. Many families in our region continue to be affected by the virus.

For news and memories to share, call Shirley at 336-492-5115 or email

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