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  • Charleen Walker-Horton on 2010-Aug-31 23:31:04 Charleen Walker-Horton said

    " 'Lake Area Landmark Consumed by Flames', reported by Lake Gaston, NC/VA-Bill O'Neill-January 9, 1996: Littleton, NC-"The bell was glowing red hot before it crashed down into the ruins," said Marvin G. Howard, Deacon and Chairman of Budget and Finance for the Olive Grove Baptist Church. The fire that totally destroyed the 108 year old landmark was first reported at 6:15 a. m. on Thursday, January 4, 1996 by a motorist passing the church on his way to work...Deacon Howard has been a lifelong member of the church. He pointed out the spot where, "I was baptized in 1943 when I was only nine years old." He said, "The cracked remains of the bell will be retrieved and we plan to use it as a memorial of the original church."
  • Charleen Walker-Horton on 2010-Aug-31 23:37:15 Charleen Walker-Horton said

    " 'Lake Area Landmark Consumed by Flames,' reported by Lake Gaston, NC/VA-Bill O'Neill-January 9, 1996: The motto of the Olive Grove Baptist Church is, "It Is Time To Be About Our Father's Business," and their theme is "And So I Rise." It is a certainty that the Olive Grove Baptist Church will rise again from the ashes."

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