Stone Mountain News

By Ola K. Norman - For The Tribune

Yale Huie will be preaching at Garden Creek Baptist Church on Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to worship in this historic church, especially campers in Stone Mountain State Park (camping clothes are fine). Uncle Joe & the Shady Rest group will be singing. Hopefully the Longbottom Road will be opened this week.

There will be an old-fashion tent revival at the Austin Ball Park this week through Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be different preachers and singers each night.

The annual Samuel Johnson reunion will be Sunday at Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church fellowship hall at 1 p.m. All descendants of Samuel Johnson are invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy an afternoon of catching up on family news.

New books available to check out at the library include “Almost Like Being in Love: A Destination Wedding Novel” by Beth K Vogt, “Cockatoo, Too” by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, “The Divided Family” by Wanda Brunstetter, “End of Watch” by Stephen King, “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin, and “The Girl in the Red Coat” by Kate Hamer.

Claude Smith celebrated his 80th birthday last Sunday (July 24) with all his kids and grandkids. His grandson, Landon Church, surprised him by picking him up in a limo to take him to the party.

Kayla and Craig Johnston enjoyed a week at the beach.

Maxine Johnson and several of her extended family members spent last week at Banner Elk enjoying the cooler mountain air and each other’s company.

The Traphill Masonic Lodge hosted several children from the children’s home they support last weekend camping at New River. They enjoyed music from the Crabgrass Band on Saturday evening and then fishing in Traphill on Sunday.

The Crabgrass Band played at the Blackburn Farm for Vacation Bible School kick-off for the Middle Cross Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon.

Happy birthday wishes go to Christin Kennedy and Penny Dancy on Aug. 2; Carter Huffman on Aug. 3; Casey Waddell and Margie Pierce on Aug. 4; Dick Pruitt, Adam Prevette and Marty Benge on Aug. 5; and Betty Daye and Sandy Wiles on Aug. 6.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Lelitia and Chris King, who celebrate their third anniversary on Aug. 3; Sandra and Marty Shaffner, who celebrate their 16th anniversary on Aug. 5; Kevin and Tina McGrady Parsons, who celebrate their 11th anniversary on Aug. 6; and Don Ray and Louise Royall, who celebrate their 62nd anniversary on Aug. 7.

Traphill had a low temperature of 69.9 degrees on July 31 and a high temperature of 96.2 degrees on July 25. There was .4 inch of rain in Traphill during the week of July 25-31.

Ola K. Norman may be reached at 336-957-8920 or

By Ola K. Norman

For The Tribune

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