Bethany’s Southern Gospel Worship GroupĀ had a rousing debut during yesterday’s worship service, as they performed “I’ll Fly Away,” a hymn by Albert E. Brumley. The group was formed by Simon Spalding, who directs the group. They also led the congregational response, “I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me.” The group is scheduled to continue performances on third Sundays. All those interested are invited to join the group.

The group performs, "I'll Fly Away."
The group performs, “I’ll Fly Away.”

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We learned of the death today of Stella Willis Burroughs, 80, of Grantsboro. Our prayers and condolences go out to her family. The family will receive friends and relatives at Bryant Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. February 19. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. February 20 at New Bethlehem Original Free Will Baptist Church, the Revs. Jesse Crisp, Graham Lane and Grady Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow immediately in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to New Bethlehem OFWB Children’s Ministry, c/o Scotty Whitford, 1903 Scott Store Road, Grantsboro, NC 28529.