Saturday, June 7

Famous Church Changes Name

While tracking around Randolph County this past Thursday, I discovered the church my great-grandfather help build has changed names. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (Originally Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church) off Hoover Hill Rd is now Mt. Pleasant Community Church. No one was at the church on Thursday and all of the telephone numbers for the church have been disconnected. We are unsure if the church lost it's affiliation with the Methodist faith or if the church is no longer active. Several Briles are buried at the church cemetery: Joseph Lafayette & Roxanna Spencer Briles, John Hill and Amanda Lambeth Briles, Troy Alfred Briles, Worth Briles and Mary J. Briles (my direct line). I hope to contact the church later next week and determine the status of the church.

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