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Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the following deceased members recently: Brenda Fay Turner, Albert Eugene “Gene” Gautier, John Wilson Pearman, Jr.; Eva Lee Lyon Grubbs, Shirley Holder Hash, Martha Ann Burrow Campbell, Juanita Jane Hill Montgomery, Robert William “Wimpy” King, Jr., Ernest Barfield, Juanita Bennett, Eva Lee Lyon Grubbs, Shirley Holder Hash, Dr. Hershal Carl Childs, Janet Smith Gibson, Etta Josephine Young Beasley, Wilma Jean Hicks Jordan, Ernest Edward Cook, Ronnie Andrew Mabe, Donald “Don” Eugene Snider, Janet Smith Gibson, Herbert Lee Blankenship, Preston David Browder and Lela Frances Gordon

William Rex Lawson, 78, was born to Carl and Daisy Smith Lawson on August 19, 1937 (Quaker Gap Church area) and died Thursday, January 14, 2016. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy retiring after 30 years of military service. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Lawson, a sister Elsie Barnowski and a brother, Homer Lawson. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Lawson, grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His funeral was conducted Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Slate Funeral Home by Rev. Jack Darida and burial was in the Haw Pond Church of Christ Cemetery.

Louise H. Huggins, 87, was born August 6, 1928 and died January 2, 2016 at Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton. She grew up in Lumberton and married her childhood sweetheart, James Huggins, who predeceased her in death May 2011. Together they owned and operated shoe repair shops in Lumberton, King and Winston-Salem. After closing their shops in Winston-Salem and King, they opened a smaller shop at BJ’s Shoes in King. She is survived by five children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a fifth one soon to arrive, and a host of friends in King and surrounding areas.

King Outreach Ministries needs Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets and quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans and small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or

The American Legion Post 290 has wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for residents needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.

There will be a Gray and Nannie Goff Family Reunion on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Dogwood Event Center, 232 Newsome Road, King. Family members are asked to bring your favorite dishes and join the fellowship at 1 p.m.

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter – Join us to learn about the Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney at the King Senior Center, 107 White Road, King on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Pre-register by calling 336-768-6157, ext 1622. Please bring a photo ID and your family members are encouraged to attend.

Trinity United Methodist Church – Community Fellowship Meal at 6 pm every second Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road in King. The meal is Free. Call 336-983-5405 for more information.

Stokes County Arts Council – Winter Dessert Theatre Series: Presents “Tom Benn and Blackbeard the Pirate”, Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:30 pm at the South Stokes High School Auditorium. Tickets available. For more information call 336-593-8159.

Stokes County Arts Council – Will sponsor a hand woven beading class at the Stokes County Community Services Building, 700 N Main Street, Danbury. The six week series will begin at Saturday, January 30 and continue each Saturday through March 5, 2016. Classes will be taught by beading artist Carol Carroll from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk ins are welcome. Individual class registration is $25 per session or $150 for the six-week session. All materials will be provided by instructor. Suggested Targeted Group: Ages 14 and up.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA – YOUTH DEVELOPMENT at the Y!! We can help your child build confidence, learn responsibility and social skills in a positive environment. Tiny Tots Teeball, Swim Lessons, Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball will begin in February. There is still space left for your child!! Come in today!! Join the Y and get reduced program rates. No joining fee through January 31st.

King Senior Center – Fifth Annual Chicken Stew! 4 pm – 6 pm, Saturday, February 6, 2016. This event is the annual fundraiser for the King Senior Center. The Chicken Stew will be held upstairs at Recreation Acres Community Building! Dine In! All You Can Eat Our Bowls! Dessert! Beverage! Cake Auction at 5 pm. The McKever & Mary Alderman Family will be preparing the Chicken Stew! “Rockin Country” will be downstairs at the King Senior Center. Donations for band are their only payment! Takeout available with 24 Ounces /Crackers/Dessert!

Stokes Partnership for Children – Earn Cash While in School, Apply for WISEE (Workforce Innovation to Support Early Education) Attention Stokes County students enrolled in or planning to enroll in an early childhood education (birth to five) degree program, you can be one of the WISEE ones! Earn money while striving to be the best in your field. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2016 semester. Click here for more information:

Early Childhood Workshop Calendar: For a full list of classes for early childhood professionals and parents, please visit for full details and required registration information.

The King Public Library has an Endowment professionally managed by the North Carolina Community Foundation. This will serve as a perpetual source of funding to support the many programs, services, and special projects hosted by the library, and to provide materials and technology to meet the needs of our community. Please consider this endowment when looking to donate to your community. More information can be found at the library, or by calling us at (336) 983-3868.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 meets at 7:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday of each month. They also ask that members join them.

The American Legion Post 290 meets at 7:00 p.m. second Monday of each month. They ask that members join them.

“A best friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.”

This quote really sums it up when I think of best friends. They know you. They know your faults and whom you are deep down. You don’t need to be fake around them or try to be anyone other than who you are. Liberating? You bet.

Every mother knows which side the bread is buttered on – the side the kids drop on the floor.

Forgive us, Lord for fussing about the price of meat when there are those who can’t buy bread.

Swallowing your pride will never give you indigestion.

Housework is something you do that nobody notices unless you don’t do it.

If you have leftover broth, freeze it in ice cube trays, then transfer the cubes to a baggie and store in the freezer. Use the cubes at a later date to add extra flavor to soups, stews and gravies.

Several Face book readers have been talking about Buttermilk Pies and how good they were. Wilma Smith, a great cook, said she had never had a buttermilk pie so she got it at a restaurant recently and liked it. Living on the farm while growing up, I enjoyed buttermilk pies as mama made them often since we had plenty of eggs and milk. We only bought what was necessary at Mr. Roy Redding’s Store near Quaker Gap Baptist Church. We did not come to King often.

Our grand children has asked me what snacks and soft drinks did we have while working in the tobacco. It is hard for them to believe we did not have snacks. We ate a good breakfast and lunch at home and only had a bucket of water to drink from with one dipper. There were seven of us using the same dipper as we swapped work with the Sizemore family.

Hope you will try these good recipes and enjoy.

Buttermilk Pie

11/2 cups sugar

2 heaping Tbsp Plain flour

1 stick melted margarine

3 eggs

½ cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar and flour well. Add melted margarine. Mix by hand. Add one egg at a time. Add ½ cup buttermilk and vanilla. Mix well. Pour in deep dish pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Buttermilk Coconut Pie

3 large eggs, beaten

1 ½ cup sugar

½ cup flaked coconut

½ cup buttermilk

½ cup margarine, melted

2 Tbsp. all purpose flour

1 tsp. vanilla

1 9” unbaked deep dish frozen pie shell

Combine all ingredients, and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil if crust begins to get too brown.

Buttermilk Coconut Pie

½ cup margarine, melted

1 (7 oz.) can coconut

2 cups sugar

1 cup buttermilk

5 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

Dash of salt

2 unbaked pie shells

Combine margarine, sugar and eggs until creamy. Add coconut, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour mixture in pie shells. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.


6 oz. frozen lemonade

1 large can evaporated milk

8 oz. Cool Whip

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Mix well and pour into 2 graham cracker crust. Let sit until firm and store in refrigerator. Makes 2 pies.


1 can Eagle Brand Milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups milk

½ cup sugar

4 eggs beaten

Combine and stir well with mixer. Pour into 2-9” low pie shells and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until done in center.


1 cup white sugar

3 eggs, well beaten

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup dark Karo Syrup

¼ cup melted margarine

1 (9”) unbaked deep pie shell

Mix sugar and eggs, add vanilla, syrup and melted margarine. Stir well. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 30-35 minutes longer. Double recipe for 2 pies.

Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

1/2 C quick cooking oatmeal

3/4 C boiling water

1/2 C sugar

1/2 C brown sugar

2/3 C flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 egg

1/4 C of shortening

Mix the oatmeal with the boiling water, stir and cover. Mix the remaining ingredients then stir in the oatmeal mixture. Grease and flour a 9×9 pan. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes.

Coconut Pecan Frosting:

3 Tbsp melted butter

1/3 C brown sugar

1/2 C sweetened shredded coconut

1/2 C chopped nuts

2 Tbsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Carefully spread frosting over the top of the cake. Broil until coconut is just brown. Watch very closely – it doesn’t take long. Cool, slice and serve.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

King News

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