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Beatrice Small Pierce, 86, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Miller and Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:30 – 2:00 at the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Diane. Mrs. Pierce will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the visitation. Born on June 30, 1930 in Randolph County, NC to the late James Carl Small and Ocia Tabitha Briles Small. On July 13, 1946, she married Austin John Pierce, who survives of the home; also surviving are her daughter, Diane Huskey and husband Larry of Thomasville; son, Keith Pierce of Jamestown; brothers, Robert Small of Lexington and Larry Small and wife Tokhanh of Thomasville; grandchildren, Erin Proctor and husband Fred, Amy Pierce, Amanda Hill and husband Erik, and Haley Pierce; and great-grandchildren, Tamarah Proctor, Ty Proctor, Jersey Hill, and Laine Hill.
Steven (Steve) Paul Kinley, 42, died Sunday, August 14, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Fair Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Allan Van Meter officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at the church family life center and at other times at the home. Born on March 21, 1974 in Davidson County, NC to Mark Steven Kinley and Linda Mae Clark Kinley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edd and Ruth Kinley; maternal grandfather, Luther Clark; two uncles, Eddy Kinley, Jr. and Dan Williams; and his aunt, Rosemary Kinley. On July 31, 1999, he married Brooke Hall, who survives of the home; also surviving are his daughter, Anna Elizabeth Kinley of the home; sons, Steven Hunter Kinley and Chase Alan Kinley, both of the home; his parents, Mark and Linda Kinley of Thomasville; In-Laws, Tim and Gesele Hall of Thomasville; sister, Mindy Lynn Kinley Surratt and husband Kyle of Thomasville; maternal grandmother, Delia Clark of Thomasville; nieces, Myleigh Surratt, Kylyn Surratt, and Lexi Bryant; nephews, Cooper Bryant and Cameron Hall; Sister-In-Laws, Holly Bryant and Brittany Sechriest both of Thomasville; several cousins and many aunts and uncles.
Direct line to Margaret Briles Kinley
Harvey Lee Hunt, 73, a resident of Gobel Road, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday August 14, 2016 at House of Hope Church Cemetery with Rev. Alan Greene officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30pm-3:30pm at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home He was born on September 4, 1942 in Davidson County, NC to the late Albert Wilson Hunt and Nancy Jane Morris Hunt. Mr. Hunt worked with K &W Cafeteria in High Point , NC with 33 years of service. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Emma Jane Kinley Hunt; three sisters, Ann Coe, Peggy Evon, and Claudett Story; one brother, Cleveland Hunt; and one grandson, Kevin Wayne Garner. Surviving are one daughter, Susan Hunt Garner of Thomasville; one son, Harvey Milton Hunt and wife Sammie of Thomasville; two brothers, Darrell Hunt and wife Cathy of Thomasville, and Michael Hunt and wife Teresa of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Harvey Milton Hunt Jr. and wife Amy of Thomasville, and Derrick Lee Garner of Thomasville; two great-grandchildren, Wilson Lee Hunt and Devin Lee Garner.
Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley
Vickie Sandra Hunt, 65, of Randleman, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Ridge Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2016, at Randolph Memorial Park. Born November 23, 1950, Vickie was the daughter of the late Otis and Virginia Pierce Hunt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Hunt. Vickie is survived by her aunt, Carolyn Hopper; and several cousins.
Direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley
Alson Jay Rush, age 83 of Lexington Health Care passed away Wednesday morning, July 13, 2016 at Hospice of Randolph in Asheboro. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Hurley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service. Born in Randolph County, February 5, 1933 to Jesse Warren and Sarah Henley Rush. He was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ethel Causey Rush in 2007; sisters, Effie Winfrey, Nancy Cagle, Jessie Branch and Mary Ann Russell; brothers, Zeb Rush, Jim Rush, Richard Rush, Glenn Rush, George Rush and Ernest Henley. Surviving are his daughters, Penny Camp (Randy) and Pam Beamer (Richard) all of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren, Matthew Camp (Amber) Melanie Camp (Caleb Hawkins); great-grandchildren, Ben, Abby and Zeb; brother, Robert Rush of Asheboro; step-children, Kay, Naomi and Bobby.
Direct line to Mary Briles Rush
Brenda Marie Welborn Gallimore, 71, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Philip C. Dice. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Born in Davidson County, March 17, 1945 a daughter of Carl Welborn and Pearlie Copple Welborn.She was first married to Jerry Paul Sentell Sr. who preceded her in death. She was later married to Talton T. Gallimore who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Paulette Byrd and companion Allen Howard of Thomasville and Laura Gray of Trinity; a son, Jerry Paul Sentell, Jr. of Trinity; four sisters, Ida Rea Hughes of Denton, Betty Elkins of Archdale, Helen Louise Byrd and her husband Bobby of Archdale, and Ruby Carroll of Thomasville; a brother, John Welborn and his wife Janice of Randleman; three grandchildren, Joshua Byrd and companion Jennifer Owens, Raechelle Trieglaff, and Payton Gray; three great-grandchildren, Haven Byrd, Lacie Willaughby, and Makenna Kawelo; special friends, Phil and Dora Dice. She was preceded in death by sisters, Martha Craven, Ruth Underwood, Edna Baugh, and Lorene Hayes and by brothers, Luther Welborn and Odell Welborn.
Her Grandmother is Martha Jane Briles Welborn
Brenda Wood McLeod, 71, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016 at her home. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 7, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 on July 8, 2016 at First Assembly of God, 909 Meadowbrook Road, Asheboro with Pastor Kim Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County. She was born on July 15, 1944 and was the eldest daughter of the late Lewis Edward Wood and Leona Rush Wood. Mrs. McLeod is survived by her husband, Ray Von McLeod, of the home; children, Reneé Brower and husband Rickey of Randleman, Todd McLeod and wife Charlene of Trinity, and Chris McLeod and wife Wendy of Denton; grandchildren, Macie, Madison, Tyler and Dawson. Mrs. McLeod is also survived by sisters, Barbara Buchanan and husband Ronny of Greensboro, Janice Kite and husband Rick of Asheboro, and Eddie Ruth Stone and husband Herman of Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Paul McLeod of Robbins, Hubert McLeod and wife Mae of Star and Odell McLeod of Seagrove; sisters-in-law Loretta Garner and husband Joe of Robbins and Ruby Davis and husband Bob of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their thanks to Wilo Deen Powell, Misty Bullard, and Mary Walker for taking such wonderful care of Brenda. Direct line to Aurelia Roella Briles Miller
Direct line to Aurelia Roella Briles Miller
TRINITY-Ellie Chappell Welborn, 58, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 25th, from 6 until 8 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born on August 2, 1957 in Greensboro, to the late Rufus D. and Johnsie Farlow Chappell. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of 34 years, Jody Welborn of the home; her sons, Matthew Welborn and Adam Welborn of the home; her brother, Steve Chappell and his wife Diane of Chapel Hill.
Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce
Clayton “Tubby” Ray Hulin of Delk Road, Lexington, NC died Wednesday, June 15 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Josh Gentle. Interment will follow at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Delk Road. Mr. Hulin was born on October 8, 1935 in Randolph County to Percy Watson and Josie Indonia Briles Hulin. Preceded in death by his wife Alreta Snider Hulin; a sister, Edna Pennington; 2 brothers, Tommy Hulin and Billy Hulin; and a grandson, Darin Guevara. Survived by a son, Harold Glenn Hulin and wife Debra of Lexington; daughters, Shelia Bess of Lexington and Patricia Gayle Guevara and husband Victor of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Jesse Bud Hulin and wife Martha and Terry Hulin and wife Sue both of Lexington; sisters, Eleanor “Lucy” Noah and husband Buck of Lexington and Hazel Hoover of Denton; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Charles Briles, actor and United States Veteran, passed away unexpectedly yesterday in Oregon. Charles played Eugene Barkley on the popular show Big Valley. Charles in the son of the late Rudolph Valentino & Emma Grey Briles. Funeral arrangements and memorial services are pending. Please check back for additional information. My grandfather, Rex Briles, is the uncle of Charles. The Briles Information Network and the family of Rex Briles send our condolences to the Charles Briles family. We are praying for you!!!
Jay Robert Briles, 62, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Visitation will be 12 PM to 2 PM Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday in the chapel at the funeral home with cremation to follow according to Jay’s wishes. Born on October 8, 1953 in New Albany to Jack Briles, Sr. and the late Betty (Lear) Briles. Jay was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Briles Cardona. Along with his father, Jay is survived by his wife, Sherilynn (Springer) Briles; children, Katherine Cardona (Adam), Beth Briles Hampton, Jacquline Schulz (TJ); step-children, Adrian Ramos (Nicole), Anthony Ramos (Danielle), Natalie Hernandez (Luis), Lorrin Ramos, Mariah Ramos; siblings, Jack Briles, Jr. (Alma), Virginia Goodhue, John Briles, Sr. (Dawn); 14 grandchildren with one on the way; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Baylor University has fired Coach Art Briles amid several sexual assault investigations involving his football players. Baylor also demoted school President Ken Starr from the Clinton impeachment days. Briles was fired Thursday after a report by Pepper Hamilton, a law firm hired by Baylor last fall, found
the school "failed to take appropriate action to respond to reports of sexual assault and dating violence reportedly committed by football players. The choices made by football staff and athletics leadership, in some instances, posed a risk to campus safety and the integrity of the University."
Briles coached the Bears to 50-15 during the past five seasons under Briles, 65-37 over all, winning a pair of Big 12 Conference championships. It appears Briles' son, Kendall Briles will remain with the team as offensive coordinator. Coach Briles is the son of the late Dennis Ray & Wanda Nelle McCain Briles.
Donna Marie Duke, 71, Corydon, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at her home. Visitation: Wednesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon and Thursday, May 5, after 10 a.m. at Calvary Wesleyan Holiness Church. Funeral: Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery west of Corydon. Officiants: The Revs. Lewis Smith and David Dicken. Born June 23, 1944, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Belva McCullum Briles. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord Delbert Duke; a son, Dennis Duke; a grandson, Sam Hughes; and two brothers, Jesse and Harry Briles.Survivors include four sons, Vincent Duke (Nanetta) of English, David and Delbert Junior Duke, both of Corydon, and Daniel Duke (Sherry) of Pekin; two daughters, Teresa Hughes and Donnetta Oates (Shane), both of Corydon; a sister, Hazel Smith (Lewis) of Texarkana, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mark Edward Briles, age 49, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2016, in Sacramento where he was born on July 3, 1966. Memorial services: Fri., May 20, 10:30 AM at George L Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Reception to follow at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sacramento . He is survived by his beloved sons Milan and Zachary, parents Edward and Nancy Briles, brother Jeff Milan Briles and nephew Alexander.
Death notice published on May 14, 2016 from the Sacramento Bee.
Leona Rush Wood, 96, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016 at her home. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro with Reverend Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County and was a daughter of the late Jefferson H. Rush and Nannie Miller Rush. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Lewis Edward Wood; sisters Doris Parrish, Aileen Burgess, Wilma Kindley, and Frances Wall; and brothers Clarence Rush, Reverend Dr. Dallas Rush, Odell Rush, and Lester Rush. Survived by her four daughters, Brenda McLeod and husband Ray Von of Denton, Barbara Buchanan and husband Ronny of Greensboro, Janice Kite and husband Rick of Asheboro, and Eddie Ruth Stone and husband Herman of Charlotte. She had six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wood is also survived by a sister, Lalah Bowman and husband Allen of Sophia; sisters-in-law Loberta Rush of Liberty and Wilma Rush of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews, including Debbie Thompson who was an exceptional caregiver for Mrs. Wood.
Grandmother is Aurelia Roella Briles Miller
Rickie Lee Rush, 66, of Carthage, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. A memorial service will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the home of Ron and Vickie Antrium. Born in Randolph County, NC on August 19, 1949. Preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Ritter Rush; father, John Rush; brother, Johnny Rush, and sister, Deborah Luther. Surviving are his son, Mickey Rush and wife, Cheryl, of Robbins; mother, Levena Farr Norris, of Asheboro; sisters, Vickie Antrium and husband, Ron, of Asheboro, Janie Kellam, of Southport; brother, Ruben Rush and wife, Barbara, of Level Cross; grandsons, Ethan Rush and Nick Rush, both of Robbins.
Direct line to Mary Briles Rush
Virgil Strickland "Strick" Briles III, 56 years of age, of Polkton, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, in FL. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church. The memorial service will be at 4:00 pm in the church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Billy Hill. "Strick" was born June 16, 1959 in Mecklenburg, NC to the late Virgil Strickland Briles Jr. and the late Shirley Doris Arrington Briles.
Survivors include his daughter, Heather (Michael) Barbee of Locust; two sons, Brandon Briles of Polkton and B. J. Briles of Coon Rapids, MN; former wife, Kim Briles of Stanfield; fiancee, Pamela Petitte of Brandon, FL; and one grandchild, Kallie Barbee.
Matthew Ryan Briles, 29, passed away April 10, 2016. A visitation will be held Friday, April 15th from 2-4PM with a memorial service at 4PM at Rainbow Mennonite Church. Born October 15, 1986 to Noah and Fonda (Crittenden) Briles. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Briles and Bobbie C. Crittenden; and uncles, Bobby, Theodore, and Lance Crittenden. Surviving are his parents, Noah and Fonda Briles of KCK; brother, Jonathon Briles of KCMO; grandmothers, Josephine Briles of Visalia, CA and Florence Moots of Minden, NE; aunts and uncles, Laurie & Vaughn Cook of Minden, NE, John Briles of Emporia, KS, JoAnn Briles-Klein of Wichita, KS and Lois (Mike Peters) Briles of KCMO, Joe and Debbie Hoag of Yates Center, KS, Sandy Donner of Plainview, NE, as well as a number of other great aunts and cousins.
Jacqueline Claire Briles (Jackie), 95, of Redondo Beach, California, passed away on March 30, 2016, from complications following surgery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm April 13, 2016 at Green Hills Mortuary. The funeral service will be held at 12:00pm April 15, 2016 at Riviera United Methodist Church. Rev. Mark F. Sturgess of Riviera Methodist Church will be officiating. Private graveside service will follow the funeral at Green Hills Memorial Park at 2:00 pm. Jackie was born in Los Angeles California on December 19, 1920 to the late Mildred and Jesse Sturgeon. Preceded in death by her husband Paul Briles (Married on May 18, 1946), sister Harriet. Jackie is survived by her 3 sons, Richard, Robert and Gregory, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nephew Jim Lindsey, niece Genie Le Clerk and other family and Helen Aquino a close friend for 70 years.
Thomas L. Briles passed March 27, 2016 after a long illness. Family and friends may gather Thursday, March 31, from 4 pm until the time of memorial service at 6 pm at O. R. Woodyard South Chapel 1346 S. High St. Inurnment at a later date Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Born in Berlin, Germany on Aug 16, 1962 and grew up in CT. Survived by his parents, Charles Lee and Barbara Briles; son, Charles (Jordan) Briles; brother, Mark (Kelly) Briles; longtime companion, Rose Stapleton; stepchildren, Bonnie, Vicky, and Matthew Stapleton; nephews, Robert Briles, Jonathan and Christopher Doski; many other relatives and friends.
Jewell Boyd Briles, of Auburn, Alabama, passed away on March 7, 2016 after a sudden illness. A memorial service will be held at Village Christian Church Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00. Mrs. Briles was born in Tryon, NC on March 2, 1925 and is the oldest child of Claud Clifton Boyd and Corinne Feagan Boyd. Her husband Connally O. Briles of Fort Worth, TX preceded Mrs. Briles in death in 2010 (m. June 1, 1945). Her two sons, Scott C. Briles of Gwinnett County, GA and Timothy H. Briles of Fauquier County, VA, survive her as do her four grandchildren Morgan W. Briles, Mason W. Briles, Jack H. Briles, and Austin C. Briles.
Jamestown- Ruth "Rusty" Tucker Russell Briles passed away Wednesday March 2, 2016 at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point. Graveside Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday March 4, 2016 at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. Born September 28, 1926 to the late Howard Martin and Ina Tucker Russell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister Barbara Russell. Survivors include Henry "Lee" Briles of the home; daughter Bobbi Briles Watkins and Tim of Jamestown; brother Marty Russell and Nancy of High Point; nieces Ivey Jane Kiestler and Terry of High Point and Kimberly Hobson and Barry of Kernersville; nephew Franklin Russell and Desirae of Greensboro and their families; "grandchildren" of the heart Wendy Hinshaw Hefner and Kenny of Taylorsville and Hunter Hinshaw and Kristina of Garner and their families, and many extended family and friends. Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home in Kernersville is handling the arrangements.
Glenn Eugene "Penn" Kindley, 85, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Brian Center Nursing Care of Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 PM at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Ken Pauley. Burial will be in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the JC Green and Sons funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 PM and other times at the residence. Born in Thomasville, February 5, 1931 a son of Jacob Kindley and Bertha Hunt Kindley and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mageline Sherfield and Pauline Hughes, and by brothers, Charlie Kindley, Carl Kindley, Rob Kindley, Odell Kindley, and Bill Kindley. Surviving is his longtime companion, Mary Belle Varner of the home; Mary Belle's children, Donna Kennedy and husband Gene of Denton, Mary Woody of Trinity, Sheila Smith and husband Carl of Thomasville, and Angela Trull and husband Wayne of Trinity; two sons, Gary Kindley and Harold Kindley; two sisters, Fannie Bullins and Judy Grubb and husband Michael, both of Thomasville; two brothers, Garland Kindley of Pleasant Garden and Paul Kindley of Thomasville.
Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley
Worthie Elwood Briles, 98, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the DeKalb County Hospice at the Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb. A memorial service will be scheduled for early June 2016.Born January 31, 1918, in Italy, Ellis County, Texas, Elwood was the son of Worthie Harwood Briles and Leona Hays (Connally) Briles. He married the late Clara Ruth Wilson on June 6, 1941, in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Connally Oran Briles, Bonnie Bell (Briles) Stokes, Van Gordon Briles, and Jack David Briles. He is survived by his sister, Leona Jean (Briles) Cookston of Somerville, Tennessee; his children, Susan Marie Kniebes (Duane Kniebes) of Boulder, Colorado, David Elwood Briles (Marilyn Crain) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Sara Briles (Richard Briles Moriarty) of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dustin Lincoln Briles Moriarty (Dana Churness) of Herbster, Wisconsin, Rachel Florence Briles (Duy Ho ng) of Austin, Texas, and Travis Crain Briles of Boulder, Colorado; step-grandchildren, Linda (Kniebes) Ismiel (Tim) of Oswego, Illinois, Carrie (Kniebes) Swift (Steve) of Lisle, Illinois, and Van Kniebes of Boulder, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Wylder Lee and Olin Elwood Moriarty of Herbster, Wisconsin, and Kh i and Shiloh Ho ng of Austin, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Allene Pierce Little Yow , 89, of Asheboro, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Beane officiating. Burial will follow at High Pine Wesleyan Church Cemetery. A native of Randolph County, born November 14, 1926 to the late Frank and Nancy Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William "Bill" Little; daughter, Barbara Jean Little; son, Tony Douglas Little; and second husband, Cecil Yow. Survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Graves and husband, Johnny of Asheboro; sons, Roger Little and wife, Glenda of Seagrove, Jerry Little of Seagrove; sisters, Frances P. Tesh of Asheboro, Ina Mae Hill of Thomasville; grandchildren, Doug Brown (Amanda), Chad Brown (Kim), Karla Rush (Brandunn), Scot Little (Tracy), Chrissy Neelon (Chris), Suzanne Bryant (Jonathon); great-grandchildren, Amber Brown, Fallon Brown, Tanner Brown, Nick Brown, Scottlyn Rush, Kardunn Rush, Scout Rush, Emma Little, Cora Little, William Smith, Skyla Neelon, Brayson Neelon, Colton Bryant, and Ellie Bryant.
Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce
Elsie Ruth Gregson Wall passed away February 8, 2016. A memorial service celebrating Ruth's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC 27317. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Born in Guilford County on November 2, 1923 to the late Hubert Clayton and Hazel Ruth Barker Gregson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Van Wall; two sisters, Betty Jo Gregson and Sarah Gregson Fields; and five brothers, H. Clyde Gregson, George C. Gregson, Boyd A. Gregson, Charles L. Gregson and James W. Gregson. She is survived by three sons, Van G. Wall, Ronald L. Wall and Gary G. Wall; four grandchildren, Lisa W. Biddle, Van G. Wall, Jr., Brian J. Wall and Emily C. Wall; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Ola Mae G. Brown, Marie G. Shoe and Helen L. Gregson; one brother, Clayton O. Gregson; two sisters-in-law, Annie Lou Gregson and Elvin H. Gregson; and one brother-in-law, Charles Fields.
Great Grandmother is Hollen Briles Gregson
TRINITY-Max Hilman Nance, Sr., 85, passed Sunday, February 7th, 2016. A service to celebrate Max's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at First Wesleyan Church, with Pastor Chris Thore, Reverend Dr. David Keith and Reverend David Emery officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 12, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Born in High Point on April 12th, 1930, to the late Norman and Hattie Jackson Nance. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his first wife, Love Hall Nance; his brothers, Shirley Nance and Reitzel Nance; his sisters, Veva Lewallen and Jewel Ridgeway. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lorene Corns Nance; his children, Max Nance, Jr., (Carolyn), Joy Haithcock (Randy), Norman Kirk Nance (Susan) and Chuck Nance (Melissa); sisters in- law, Peggy Nance and June Rickert. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Direct line Mary Briles Pearce and Mary Briles Rush
Lola Henson Elberson, 71, of 953 NC Hwy 22 North, Ramseur, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral Services, 2 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur; Officiating, Rev. Ralph Voncannon. Burial, Richland Baptist Church, Asheboro. Native of Randolph County; preceded in death by her parents, James Voy and Daisy Hoover Henson, her brothers, James Henson, Jr., Lowell Henson, and Seldon Henson. Survivors: husband, Larry Elberson, of the home, daughters, Sherry Presnell, and husband, Robert, of Randleman, Regina Herlocker, and husband, Craig, of Albemarle, Vickie Callicutt, and husband, Perry, of Staley, sisters, Jane Dunn, of Carthage, Lois Ritter, and husband, James, of Ramseur, Cleo Henson, of Asheboro, grandchildren, Nathan Hilton, Colby Hilton, K.C. Herlocker, Marina Herlocker, Seldon Herlocker, Abbie Callicutt, Chance Callicutt. DIRECT line to Rachel Briles Hoover
Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover
Wanda "Faye" Hill Robbins, 77, of Trinity, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting Cemetery officiated by Pastor Dave Mercadante and Pastor Brian Donley. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born March 17, 1938, in Randolph County, Faye was the daughter of the late Victor Emory and Clara Crotts Hill. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Dona Hill, and her husband of 49 years, Harrell Davis Robbins. Survivors include her sister, Betty Taylor, of High Point; two brothers, Don Hill and Tommy Hill and wife, Linda, all of Trinity; and several nieces and nephews and their spouses.
Grandmother is Bertha Roanna Briles Hill.
Diane Apple Cook age 56, of Denton passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at her residence. Family will receive friends on Sunday at the church from 1:00 to 2:45 pm prior to the service. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 10 at First United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Tammy Talbert and Rev. Sandy Young. Interment will follow at Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Born August 15, 1959 in Randolph County to Paul Edgar Apple and Colleen Snider Apple. In addition to her parents Diane was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Thomas Apple. Surviving are sons, Chris and Danny Cook of Denton, sister, Paula Apple of Denton, brother, Neil Apple of Seagrove. Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Cook Family
Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover.
The Baylor Bears and Coach Art Briles ran over the North Carolina Tarheels 49-38 in the 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl. The game was played in Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida. The Heels gave up 756 total yards to the Bears. Congrats to Coach Briles and the bears! Coach Briles is the son of the late Dennis Ray and Nellie McCain Briles.
Robert Felix "Rob" Briles, age 61, of Page passed December 9, 2015. Burial was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, Arizona. Briles was born February 28, 1954 in Boulder, CO son of the late Orlan & Keitha Louise "Pat" O'Brien Briles. Survived by his oldest sister, Lindia Hudgins, and brother, Pastor Danny Briles (the only survivors of his mother's children); his three children: Marion Briles, Lauren Bee Briles, Sarah Briles Marquez; and his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, John '61 & Lorin '65; his sisters, and Joanne & Kathy '74.
The Briles Information Network and the "Briles Information Radio Network" will continue to operate it's streaming radio station in 2016. The recent CRB decision doesn't affect the BIRN because our format is a talk format, educational, and informative.
In 2016, The BIN/BIRN intended to start a streaming radio station featuring music from the 70's called "Smokin 70's". The recent CRB decision does affect this type of media and the BIN/BIRN is temporarily suspending this venture until an agreement is reach with the music industry and Streamlicensing.com. The BIN/BIRN is also waiting to see if Soundexchange "Microcaster" will be feasible and cost effective. The BIN/BIRN will announce a final decision once the rates are set.
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Edith Alberta Kindley McElreath, of Asheboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro at the age of 92 and 7 months. Viewing hours will be at Ridge Funeral Home on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be conducted by Revs. Joe and Judy Beane at Randolph Memorial Park. Born in the Tabernacle community on May 10, 1923, the oldest daughter of the late John Wesley Kindley and Hazel Sthingy Kindley. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Kindley, Bennie Lee Kindley, Lewis Kindley, and William Arthur Kindley; sisters, Marie Hunt, Lois Dickens and Elizabeth Carter. Mrs. McElreath is survived by her daughter, Barbara M. Davis and husband, Eddie of Asheboro; sister, Stella Edwards of Asheboro; and stepsister, Janet Hollifield of Asheboro. She is also survived by many cherished nephews and nieces, who lovingly call her "Aunt Ede".
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Dorothy Lee Briles McDonald, 86, of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed December 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 1:00 PM until 1:50 PM at the church. Preceded in death by her husband Weyman Texas McDonald in 1960; both parents William Lee and Pauline Griffin Briles. Dorothy is survived by her 3 daughters, Paula Miles (David Miles), Janice McDonald, and Anna Boyce, and one stepson, Weyman McDonald, Jr. (Patricia). She had six grandchildren, Ryan Miles, Paul Miles (Britteny), Morgan Batts (Henry), David McDonald (Buffy), Heather Grubb (Jeff) and Weyman McDonald III (Lauren), as well as 8 great-grandchildren.
John Charles (JC) Rush, 87, of Raleigh & High Point, passed away on November, 24 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, November 28, graveside at Guilford Memorial Cemetery in Greensboro with Reverend Paul McClure of Rehobeth Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Rush was the son of the late Clyde G. Rush and the late Mattie Kerr Rush. Survived by his wife Ruby Soles Rush; step-daughter, Wanda Price Fox and husband Michael K. Fox; cousins Richard Kerr & wife Carolyn; Roma Colglazier & husband Merle, Ann Levina, O.B. Levina and wife Barbara, Zandi Mostert, JoAnn Vuncannon and husband Darrell. Direct line to Mary Briles Rush
Direct line to Mary Briles Rush
Oscar Lee "Robin" Hunt, 84, passed Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Hinkle House in Davidson County. Visitation is from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday November 24th at J.C. Green Funeral Home in Thomasville. The service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Southside Baptist Church at 11 am, officiated by Tommy Sizemore. Jr. Interment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery. Born September 9th, 1931, in Thomasville to Robert Glenn and Buelah Mae Alford Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, his daughter Jatonna Hunt Garner and husband Lee, his son Warren Hunt and wife Wendy, and two granddaughters Devon "Doodle" and Dylan "Julie" Gailey. His brothers are Richard Hunt and wife Evelyn (both deceased), Donald "Chick" Hunt and wife Joann, and James Hunt and wife Linda. His sisters are Ann Hartzog (deceased), Eva Powell (deceased), Margaret Hunt, Jean Warner and husband Herb, and Diane Smoot and husband Bill. He has numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley
Florence G. Ruchalski Briles, age 79 of Park Ridge passed November 7, 2015. Memorial Visitation Monday, November 16, 3-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Memorial Service Tuesday, November 17, 11 a.m. at funeral home. Interment private. Born October 10, 1936, former spouse of Clifford O. Briles. Surviving are her children: Erin (Chris) Wagner, Douglas (Aimee) Briles and Cara (Jeff) Zwieschowski. Devoted grandmother of Emma, Hannah, Tyler, Kirsten, Rachel and Claire. Dear sister of Richard, Edward, Linda, Alvin, Renee and the late Geraldine.
Marshall Wayne Kindley, age 61, passed away Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Thomasville Medical Center. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Sunday, Nov.8, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Mabe. The family will greet friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 pm at J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, NC. Born September 14, 1954 to Robert William Kindley and Ruby Roella Summey Kindley which preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Ann Kindley. Surviving is his wife Linda Osborne Kindley of Lexington, two daughters; Marsha Jean Edwards and Crystal Michelle Kindley both of Thomasville four brothers; William Lee Kindley and wife Janet of Thomasville, Donald Ray Kindley and wife Edith of Thomasville, Randy Dale Kindley of High Rock Lake, Brian Oneal Kindley of Thomasville, Three grandchildren, Dennis Stewart Edwards, Spencer Nathaniel Kindley and Jordan Blake Kindley.Mr. Kindley has a direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley.
Roby Franklin Floyd who died yesterday at the Hinkle House in Davidson County, NC Mr. Floyd, 88, from Lexington was born January 15, 1927 the son of the late Wiley Franklin & Caroline Parks Floyd. Funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday October 29, 2015 in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Heitman officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 until 3:30 prior to the service. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margie Heitman Floyd on February 28, 1995; sisters, Fallie Haltom and Ruth Surratt; brothers, Harlan, James, Foy, Arnold (Bob), and Ray Floyd. Surviving are his daughters, Paulette F. Chilton (Barry) and Lori F. Whitfield (William) all of Lexington; 5 grandchildren, Pennie Kennedy Wilson (Richard), Travis McCoy (Heather), Lezley Humphrey (Heath), Dustin Whitfield (Jennifer) and Chayce Langston (Kassi); 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Floyd of Lexington; sister-in-laws, Shirley Rhodes, Myrtle Everhart and Vernell Sutherland; brother-in-law, Rodney Heitman (Jeanette); numerous nieces and nephews.Mr. Floyd has a direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley.
Mary Elizabeth Floyd Watkins, 75, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at W.F. Baptist Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Born in Randolph County, August 7, 1939, a daughter of Robert and Mattie Varner Floyd, preceded in death by her husband of forty five years, Andrew Watkins, and a son, Robert Watkins. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Watkins Davis and husband Robert and Karen Lynn Watkins; a son, John Scott Watkins; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Cindy, Bill and Judy.
Great grandmother is Fatima Briles Floyd
Clayton Thomas Elbertson , 71, passed Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Hinkle Hospice House with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 661 Light Road, Thomasville, with Rev. Hillis Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Monday, Sept. 28 at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street. Born March 17, 1944, in Trinity, NC to Tillet and Lena Briles Elbertson. Surviving are Virginia Sexton Elbertson of Thomasville; children, Dale Elbertson and wife Lynn Dunn Elbertson of Thomasville, Teresa Elbertson Black and husband Michael Black of Advance, and David Elbertson and wife Shana Bizzell Elbertson of Thomasville; grandchildren, Timmy Gobble, David McGee, Jon Gobble, Brandi Doby, Chris Gobble, Marisa Elbertson and Raylan Elbertson ;six great grandchildren; and sisters, Lois Elbertson Ashley and husband Vince of Thomasville and Mattie Elbertson Yates and husband Allen of Lexington.
Betty Louise Lear Briles , 82, of Jeffersonville, IN, passed Monday, September 21, 2015. Funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, IN, with burial to follow. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday at Legacy Funeral Center in Jeffersonville, IN. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal Lear; two brothers, Jesse Lear and Edward Reynolds; and sister, Virginia Lamb. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Jack Edward Briles Sr. ; four children, Jack Briles Jr., Virginia Goodhue, Jay Robert Briles and John Evanston Briles Sr.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth Ray "Ken" Ridge, 77, passed today, Thursday, September 17th, 2015, at 2:15 am. A service to celebrate Ken's life will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with Pastor Bobby Loving officiating. His family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:45 until 1:45 pm at the funeral home. Born in Guilford County, on August 29th, 1938 to the late Robert and Vivian Kiger Ridge. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was a sister, Ann Gaddy. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Yvonne Williard Ridge; his daughters, Kim Morgan and her husband Scott, Tammy Fulp and her husband Philip; his brother, Bob Ridge and his wife Melinda; his sister, Betty Robertson and her husband Stuart. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ashley Morgan, Dylan and Connor Fulp.
Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce
Kathleen Briles Sandlin passed away on September 15, 2015. Family visitation Tuesday afternoon 4-6pm at the: ORA L. WOOSTER FUNERAL HOME, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, NJ 08021. A Memorial Service will begin at 6pm. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to James and Kathleen Briles. Married in 1962, survived by her 4 sons David, Daniel, Douglas and Dennis; and her 5 granddaughters Taylor, Emily, Sarah, Maya and Sarah. She is also survived by her brother James Briles, Jr. and her sister Frances Bergstrom, both of whom reside in Berlin; and by the best Godmother ever, her Aunt Rosie Brannigan.
Doris Marie Farlow Lilly, 74, passed Friday, September 11, 2015 at the home of her son. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Holiness Church, 4997 Plainfield Road, Sophia, NC 27350, with Rev. Tim Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Born March 1, 1941 in Guilford Co., NC, daughter of the late Allen Farlow and Millie Sink Farlow. She was married July 25,1964 to Rev. James Walter Lilly who preceded her in death May 9, 2014. Also preceding her in death was her parents; a sister, Louise Wall; and a brother, Donald Farlow. Surviving are her daughters, Diane Spangler and husband Jeff of Thomasville, and Carolyn Lane and husband Wade of Lexington; sons, James Lilly and wife Angela of Hutsonville, IL, David Lilly and wife Dana of Lexington, NC, Tom Lilly and wife Danelle of Lexington, NC, and Tim Lilly and wife Rebecca of Jackson, MI; sister, Phyllis Lowdermilk and husband Roy of New Salem, NC; brother, Willie Farlow of Archdale; seventeen grandchildren, Grayson Marshall Lilly, Mamie Kimberlin Lilly, Bradley Dean Davis, Hunter Alan Spangler, Anne Marie Lane, Sean Lyman Lane, Taylor Jordan Lilly, Jackson David Lilly, Victoria (Tori) Bryson Lilly, Micah Emerson Lilly, Riley Jacob Hershberger, Alexis Brie Lilly, Addison Beret Lilly, Lincoln Marshall Lilly, Maddox Thomas Lilly, Adrianna Rose Lilly and Lauraina Marie Lilly.
Great Grandmother is Mary Briles Sawyer
Mrs. Virginia Briles Snider died August 29, 2015 at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after several years of declining health. She was born on November 13, 1920 to Virgil Strickland Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles. On July 6, 1940 she married Jesse Gray Snider who preceded her in death in 1994. She lost her only child Bonnie Snider Jones in 2013. Surviving are sister Dorothy Hunt of Thomasville, grandsons James G. Jones of Thomasville and Benjamin C. Jones of Lexington, and great grand daughters Megan and Melissa Jones of Winston Salem. The family will be at J.C. Greens funeral home, 122 West Main St, Thomasville on Wednesday at 3:00PM for visitation. A memorial service will follow at 4pm.
Holly Elizabeth Skeen, 45, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Wake: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Reeder officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. A native of Randolph County, born February 28, 1970 to the late J.D. and Donna Hoover Skeen. Survived by her sister, LeAnn Skeen Marsh and husband, Tom of Winston-Salem; brother, Rick Skeen and wife, Linda Latham Skeen of Asheboro.
Descendant of Mary Briles Pearce & Rachel Briles Hoover
Jesse Obed Briles, 92, of Westlake, passed away August 24, 2015 in Westlake, Ohio.Visitation at 2:30pm followed by a memorial service at 3:30pm Sunday, September 6, 2015 At Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, OH 44116. Private burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Born July 4, 1923 to the late Ninevah Rush & Eulah Horney Briles. Surviving will be wife of 68 years Ruby J. Briles (nee Gee); loving father of Londa Foster (Charles), Brenda Freeman (Dan) and Rev. Johnny Briles (Joyce); grandfather of Michelle Fluet (Matt), Sonya Judkins (Kevin), Julie Farr (Daniel), Amy Lawson (Geoff), Sarah Freeman (fiance-Andrew Bryant), Jesse Briles (Jenna), and Bennett Briles (Olivia). Great grandfather of 10; dear brother of Juana Mase, David Briles, and the late Philip and Peter Briles and Susan Smits.
Wilma F. Briles age 95 of Mitchellville, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchellville United Methodist Church, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Mitchellville United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warrior Fund. The daughter of Walter J. and Mildred (Offill) Telfer, Wilma was born on January 21, 1920 in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1937. On January 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Herschel F. "Pete" Briles at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Those left to honor her memory include her three sons, James (Judy) Briles of Johnston, Jerry (Sharon) Briles of Prairie City, and Randy (Polly) Briles of Waterloo, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Stoner of Oregon and Trula Telfer of Urbandale; and two brothers, Ronald Telfer and Wilbur (Dodie) Telfer both of Newton. Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Mildred, step mother, Myrna, husband, Pete in 1994 seven sisters, Edith Moore, Elsie Fatka, Irma Telfer, Vera Telfer, Marilyn Elrod, Myrna Schmitt and Grace Shuey and two brothers, Merwyn Telfer and Robert Telfer.
Beverly J. Briles Herring, 85, passed away at 7:20 p.m. at Wesleyan Health and Rehab, Marion. Visitation: 2-8 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana .Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana; Officiating; Rev. Robert Van Cise Interment: Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Indiana. Daughter of the late Glen and Beatrice (Stephenson) Briles, she was born April 14, 1930 in Blackford County. She married Robert Herring on December 27, 1947 in Upland. He survives. Survivors include her husband of over 67 years, Robert Herring; two sons, Michael (Carol) Herring, Keystone, David (Cheryl) Herring, Hamilton, OH; a daughter, Susan (Bob) Southworth, Upland; a brother Steve Briles, Hartford City; two sisters, Rita (Jerry) Morris, Texas, Beth (Ron) Bennett, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings: Bill Briles, John Briles, Joan Conner.
Marian Hilda Rich Craven, 73, of Randleman passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Family will receive friends at Randleman Friends Meeting Fellowship Hall on Saturday July 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Services will follow at 3:00 pm in the Meeting House, 523 High Point St., Randleman, NC, with Wade Craven officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro.Born September 30, 1941 and raised in the Farmer area; preceded in death by her Father, Jesse Willard Rich, Mother, Wincie Hoover Rich, and Brother, Willard Carroll "Billy" Rich. She is survived by her husband, Wade Craven of Randleman, her three children, Doyle Craven and his partner Charlie Southern (Randleman, NC), Emily King and her husband David (Franklinville, NC), Sherri Misenheimer and her husband Derrick (Concord, NC); her seven grandchildren, Dustin King and his wife Kristen, Ethan King, Elise King, Megan Misenheimer, Nathan Misenheimer, Dylan Misenheimer, and Kristan Misenheimer; and one great-grandchild, Evan King.
Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover
Nathan Charles Kindley age 48, of N. Main St. Denton died June 10, 2015 at his residence. A private graveside inurnment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born August 1, 1966 in Randolph County to Charles Leo Kindley and Carol Jean Parrish. In addition to his parents Nathan was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Neil Kindley. Nathan is survived by aunts and uncles.
Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley & Elizabeth Briles Robbins.
Mary Kennedy Black, 92, a resident of Hopewell Church Rd., died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service in the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Joyce. Mrs. Black will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church prior to the service. Born on June 13, 1922 in Randolph County, NC to James David Kennedy and Grace Luemma Walker Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jones Black on September 27, 2000, whom she married on November 18, 1939; daughter, Brenda Hedrick in July 2001; son-in-law, Roger Hedrick in January 2001; brothers, Lee, Dolphus, and Wade Kennedy; and sister, Gladys Crotts. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Hill and husband Eddie, of Trinity; grandchildren, Dale Hedrick and wife Norma, Paul Scott Hedrick and wife Kelly, Mike Hill and wife Kathy, and Paula Sikes and husband Robbie; great-grandchildren, Nick Hill and wife Katie, Alex Hill, Lindsay Hedrick, Adam Shew and wife Priscilla, Lane Hedrick, and Chet Sikes; and great-great granddaughter, Victoria Shew.
Mrs. Black's grandmother is Sarah Briles Walker
Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Briles, 67, of Stephens City, VA died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. family will receive friends from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home with his father-in-law, Mr. John Maisch officiating, followed by a reception at South Chapel. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Born in 1948 in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Joseph Wheeler and Helen Lions Briles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving four tours in Vietnam; received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and numerous other medals during his military service. Mr. Briles married Lisa M. Briles on December 30, 1989 in Hocking County, Ohio. Surviving with his wife is a brother, David Briles (Judy) of Bowie Maryland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Kryder.
Reba Varner Briles, 88, formerly of Jamestown, died June 7, 2015 at Westchester Manor in High Point. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Born May 16th, 1927 in Guilford County, a daughter to the late William R. and Mary Belle Jordan Varner. In 1947 she married William Monroe Briles who preceded her in death in 2001. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded by a daugher, Shirley Ann Briles in 2000. Surviving is a son, William (Bill) M. Briles III of Jamestown; a sister, Nancie V. Williams of Jamestown; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Sexton and Christopher W. Brady; and four great grandchildren, Jennifer, Maggie and Sophie Sexton and Jonathan Brady.
HILDEBRAN- Vicki Ann Briles, 54, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her residence. Services will be Monday, June 8, at 3:00 PM at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, June 8, at Hickory Funeral Home from 1:00-2:45 PM. Born November 12, 1960 in Catawba Co. to Jo Ann McAdams Briles and the late Edward Lloyd Briles. Surviving is her mother, Jo Ann Briles; daughter, Haley Walker and fiance, Wesley Helton; granddaughter, Lacie Helton; grandson, Waylon Helton; brother, Rick Briles and wife, Cindy; sister, Sandi Wagner and husband, Kenny; niece, Amanda Briles; nephew, Tyler Wagner and numerous friends and cousins.
ANGOLA - Harriet Powers Briles, age 95, passed away May 14, 2015 at Cameron Woods Assisted Living Center in Angola, Indiana after a short illness. Per her wishes, there will be no calling. Private graveside services and burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. Born on October 8, 1919, in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of James B. and Hazel (Parnell) Powers. She married Paul R. Briles on October 12, 1946 who passed in 1976. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Huber of Fremont, IN and grandson, John Huber and his wife, Katie, of Franklin, NY, several nieces and nephews and their families. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and two sisters, Amy Roney and Ruth Louise Powers.
Wilda Mae Briles Kearns, 84, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on May 30, 1930 to Roland Alvah and Wilda Kathryn "Kate" Winningham Briles; preceded in death by her husband Fred Martin Kearns. Survived by her daughter, Karen Trollinger and husband Tom of Asheboro; son, Martin Kearns and wife Beth of Asheboro; grandchildren, Caroline Trollinger of Asheboro, Lindsay Poe and husband Jeff of Liberty, Lauren Trollinger, William Kearns, and George Kearns all of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Cameron Norton, and Angel Palma all of Asheboro, Jackson, Benjamin, and Emma Poe all of Liberty; and her faithful companion, her dog Max.
Roland Briles is the brother of Ernest Michael Briles, great grandfather of R. Trent Briles, curator of the BIN.
William Paul Briles passed away peacefully May 1, 2015 in Largo, FL. Born June 11, 1950 to the late Wallace E. Briles and Gladys Hill Briles. He is survived by loving wife Rita, sons Glenn, Dennis and daughter Adrienne. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Florida
Linvel Edward Pierce, 81, a resident of Thomasville, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Lecates officiating. Born in Thomasville, March 28, 1934 a son of Everett Pierce and Cora Morris Pierce and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. On August 29, 1965 he was married to Miss Barbara Barnes who survives of the home. Also surviving is a son, Mark Pierce of Greensboro; two sisters, Margie Wilson and Panzie Decker, both of Thomasville; and his faithful canine buddy "Chyann" who was left to Linvel after his brother Glenn's death.
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Bernice Maie Skeen Miller, 84, passed Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. A celebration of Mrs. Miller's life will be held at 2 pm Monday, April 27th at God's Harvest Worship Center, 509 Cloninger Drive, Thomasville, with Pastor Joe Bean and Pastor Eddie Mishoe officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on April 11, 1931 in Randolph County to the late Paul Jordan and Eudora Maie Albertson Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Carlas Thompson and a brother, Jasper Richardson Skeen. Surviving are her husband of over 52 years, Johnnie Miller of the home; children, Annette Turbyfill and her husband Joe of Trinity and Roger Thompson and his wife Jean of Nashville, NC; four grandchildren, Heather Leigh Jackson, Christopher Carl Thompson, Jared Lee Turbyfill, and Justin Allen Turbyfill; four great grandchildren, Robby Carol Shaw, Angel Elizabeth Shaw, William Thomas Jackson, and Weston Atlas Thompson; and her sister, Marie Brewer of Southmont.
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Billy Ray Summey, 63, died peacefully Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel 122 W. Main St. Thomasville with the Rev. David Washburn officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Born December 8, 1951 in Davidson County a son of the late Calvin Lee Summey and Lois Gordon Summey. Surviving are his sons, Sam Summey and his fiance, Amanda Clark of Thomasville and Jay Lee Summey of Thomasville. One sister, Kathy Ernest and husband James of Fort Mill, South Carolina; two brothers, Wayne Summey and wife Brenda of Lexington and Kenneth Summey and wife Patsy of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Allyson Lee Summey and Rhianna Brooke Summey and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Summey's grandmother is Elsie Briles Summey
Albert Clemon (AC) Kindley, Jr. , 70, passed Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Mr. Jerry Jarrell officiating. Born on November 11, 1944 in Randolph County, NC to the late Albert Clemon Kindley, Sr. and Dorothy Miller Kindley. He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Darryl Kindley. On February 18, 1985, he married Linda Marie Hodges, who survives of the home; also surviving are 3 sons, Albert Kindley, III, Tim Kindley, and David Kindley; 3 daughters, Annette, Angela Prichard, and Sandra Hunt; his mother, Dorothy Miller Kindley; his brother, James Kindley; his sisters, Brenda Jarrell and husband Jerry, Barbara Riffe and husband Marcus, Sylvia York and husband Darrell, Irene Land and husband Kenny, Donna McDonald, and Elizabeth Lilly and husband Rodney; and numerous grandchildren.
Great Great Grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley
Kerry Bryant Pierce, 60, of Liberty passed Tuesday, March 17, 2015 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bethany Baptist Church, 7232 Shiloh Road in Liberty. Born September 2, 1954 son of the late Clyde Aaron and Edith Clapp Pierce and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gray and Howard Pierce. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy Aydelette Pierce; sons, Ethan Tyler and Derek Matthew Pierce; sister, Linda Pierce Jackson (Ronnie); brothers, Gene Pierce (Elizabeth), Richard, Phil and Bobby Pierce.
Grandmother is Ila Briles Pierce
Lois Marie Robbins Sink, 73, of Finch Farm Rd. Trinity went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, March 13, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Sink will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Fairview United Methodist Church 6073 Fairview Church Rd. Trinity with the Rev. Nancy Krall and Rev. Harold Shives officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born February 26, 1942 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Charlie Warren Robbins and Ruby Colene Keeling Robbins.Surviving her husband of 53 years, W. G. Sink of the home; one daughter, Wendy Green and husband Shawn of Trinity; two sons, Jason Sink and wife Shelly and Dusty Sink and wife Christy both of Trinity. Five grandchildren, Lacey Green, Logan Sink, Austin Sink, Haley Sink and Jill Sink all of Trinity and one brother, Jimmy Robbins and wife Mary of Trinity.
Direct line to Elizabeth Briles Robbins
Brett Anthony Robbins, 52 a resident of Davidson County, passed away on Thursday, March 05, 2015 at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.Born October 20, 1962 in Guilford County to Joseph Kermit Robbins and Myra Hodges Robbins. Preceded in death by his wife Tonya Sullivan Robbins on October 20, 2013. He is survived by his parents; Joseph and Myra Robbins of Trinity, a son; Matthew Robbins of Trinity, a daughter; Kasie Robbins of Trinity, step-son; Zachery Haney and wife Laura of Lexington, step-daughter; Lauren Haney Moir and husband Anthony of Statesville, and a sister; Tonya Newton and husband Kenneth of Asheboro. He also leaves behind three special nieces.
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Mr. James Milton Small, 81, of Archdale, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his residence. Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale officiated by Rev. Ronnie Brown and Rev. Tim Steen. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Born July 29, 1933 in Randolph County, he was the son of the late George Milton and Lola Pearl Staley Small. Veteran of the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James Gregory Small, a sister, Frances Small, and a son-in-law, Rick Holt. On August 7, 1953, he married the former Faie Morton, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two children, Yolanda Holt, of Thomasville, and Mark Small, of Archdale; two granddaughters, Brittany Gobble and husband, Matt, of Oakwood, GA, and Courtney Cardwell, and husband, Brent, of Thomasville; one great granddaughter, Ricci Faith Gobble; and a sister, Margie Brown, of High Point.
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Edith Ring Nance, age 81 of Thomasville and formerly of Denton died Sunday, February 15 at Spring Arbor of Thomasville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 18 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Jimmy Norred. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born October 19, 1933 in Randolph County to Augustus Graham Ring and Ruth Pearce Ring. She was married to Glenn Nance who died September 30, 1987. Survived by a son, Randy Nance of Denton; daughter Janice N Hedrick and husband Lewis of Thomasville; half-brothers Lloyd McMahon and Jack McMahon both of Durham; half-sisters Alice Markham of Durham and Sue Barringer of Thomasville; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren.
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Shirley Bailey Briles, 83, of Hurt died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Autumn Care of Altavista. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at New Bethel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. R.A. "Dick" Daily with interment to follow in the church cemetery.The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence. Preceded in death by the late Garland W. Briles. Born July 12, 1931 in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of the late William Herbert Bailey and Lena Compton Bailey. She is survived by a son, Ronald C. Briles of Hurt; her best friend and sister-in-law, Susie D. Bailey of Hurt; a niece, Sharon B. Rowland and her husband Danny of Gretna; two nephews, Herbert E. (Herb) Bailey and his wife Joann of Hurt and Winfred P. Bailey and his wife Kathy of Spencer; four great nieces, three great nephews, four great great nieces, and three great great nephews. Also preceded in death by a a sister, Virginia T. Gordon and a brother, William Paul Bailey.
Lacy Junior Hoover, age 89, of Asheboro died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Born November 9, 1925 to Ivy and Cova Hoover. US Army veteran; preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Clark Hoover. Survived by his wife, Doris Lewis Hoover; son, Jerry Hoover of Asheboro; brother, Roy Hoover of King; several nieces and nephews.
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Jack M. Briles passed on February 8, 2015 in Oregon. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 13 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral ServiceBorn in Stayton, Oregon, March 1, 1940 to the late Dewey S. and Bertha Leimkuhl Briles. He married Mary Emerson in 1967 who survives; daughters Kathlene (Geoff) Livengood, Suzanne Bigelow, two grandchildren, Casey Lee and Mackenzie Livengood, brothers James and Gerald Briles of Salem and sister Hazel Johnson of Raymond, WA.
Cynthia Mae "Cindy" Hulin Rose, 44, passed Friday, February 6, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services for Cindy will be held, 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Chapel at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home 122 W. Main St. Thomasville, with the Rev. Jack Rose and Rev. Mary Miller officiating. Born July 23, 1970 in Guilford County a daughter of the late James Junior Hulin and Sylvia Christine Hooks Hulin; preceded in death by a sister, Janice Jarrett. Cindy was married October 4, 1991 to Joseph Blair Rose, who survives of the home. Also surviving are, two daughters, Flisha Rose of Thomasville, Eden Rose of Archdale; two sons, Ryan Blair Rose of Charlotte and Jordan Rose of Archdale; two sisters, Carolyn Curry and husband Marvin of Trinity and Jamie Tucker of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Shaylee Rose, Grayson Rose and Makynlee Latham.
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Betty Kindley Dunn, age 80, of Asheboro, NC passed Monday, February 2, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro, NC. A celebration of her life will be held, Thursday February 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sawyersville Wesleyan Church, 157 Sawyersville Road, Asheboro, NC with Rev. Jeff Garner, Rev. Darrell Rabon and Rev. Matt Gunter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Travis Cooke officiating. Born December 2, 1934 to the late G.R. Kindley, Sr. and Lula Myers Kindley. She was also the granddaughter of the late Samuel Scott and Ada Williams Myers and the late Cicero and Celia Kindley. She is also predeceased by an infant son whom she is now reunited with. She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 62 years, David Brown Dunn of the home. She is also survived by three devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Celia Craven and husband, John; Carolyn Crawford and husband Randy; and Susan Butcher and husband Todd. Surviving are also five grandchildren who absolutely adored their Nanny and MomMaw-Phillip Crawford; Coral Moreno; Kathryn Watson and husband Frankie; Patrick Crawford; Sarah Cooke and husband Travis; and Lauren Smith and husband Jason. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Landon Thomas Watson; Zachary Matthew Cooke; John Luke Watson; and Anna Lucille Cooke. In addition, she is survived by her best friend and devoted sister, Polly Bunting and her husband, C.H. and brother and all-time hero, G.R. Kindley, Jr. and wife Mary Ellen of Rockingham, NC.
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Thomas Melvin Loflin 73, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Hospice Home of High Point. A memorial service will be held, at Gospel Light Freewill Independent Baptist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Shetley officiating. Born on March 17, 1941, a son of the late Garfield and Vivian Briles Loflin. Mr. Loflin was married on November 27, 1985 to Judy Ann Bryant, who survives. Mr. Loflin was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Eason; and a brother, Gilbert Loflin. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Joy Daigle of Woodland Park, CO, Kimberly Powers of Columbus, GA, Tammy Fritts and husband Craig of Columbus, GA, and Sherri Fretwell and husband Bubba of Midland, GA; three sons, Brian Smith and wife Michelle of Trinity, Jeffery Talley and wife Lisa of High Point, Greg Loflin and partner Steve of Kinshaw, GA; two sisters, Barbara Inscoe and husband Walter of Wilson, NC, and Linda Williams and husband Jerry of Fayetteville, NC; one brother, Garfield Loflin Jr. of Washington D.C.; eighteen grandchildren, Tesla, Katie, Hannah, Noah, Destiney, Bella, Lynn, Tommy, Jonathan, Ashton, Benjamin, Emily, Abby, Katie Ann, Austin, Brandon, Brooke, and Megan; and three great-grandchildren, Dakota, Benjamin and Tinnley.
Lesley Anne Briles, 44, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 due to a long battle with cancer. Memorial Service will be February 21, 2015 at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Bernie Mo. Born June 19, 1970, in Danville. Lesley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wanda Overstreet and Bob and Elizabeth Stagg. Survived by her husband, Daniel Ray Briles Jr.; her parents, Sandy and Rick Gibson, and John and Pam Stagg; her grandfather, Jimmy Overstreet of Danville; three children, Kimberly Brandenburg, Will Brandenburg and Justin Smith; three siblings, Jamie Goodwin of Georgia, Alex Stagg of Danville and Elizabeth Sultzbach of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Lilly and Delilah Brandenburg; and nieces and nephews.
Esther Parrish Cox, age 80, of Asheboro died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Chaplain Wayne Ratcliffe officiating. Born in the Farmer Community on December 31, 1934 to Carr and Mary Miller Parrish. In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Chriscoe; 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Survived by her husband, Robert Cox; daughters, Belinda Cox and husband Jeff of Asheboro, Robin Garner and husband Mike of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Kimberly Lewis and husband Josh, Kelly Roberts and husband Travis, and Derrick Cox all of Asheboro; great granddaughters, MaryKatherine Roberts and Madeline Lewis; sister, Hilda Robbins and husband Jerry of Asheboro; brothers, L.C. Parrish and wife Noreen of Asheboro, and Max Parrish and wife Jane of Seagrove.
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Ruth Geraldine Briles, 86, passed Jan. 13, 20015. At Ruth’s request, there are to be no services. Born May 20, 1928, to the late Dan and Josephine Ogan in Tacoma, Washington. On March 2, 1947, Ruth married Edmund J. Briles who passed before her. Also preceded by sons Ernest and Thomas Briles; sisters MaryAnn Tami and Nadine Evans; and brothers Dan and Carl Ogan.Survived by her granddaughter, Angela Briles-Panak (Robert); her great-grandsons, Travis, Kyle, and Ryan; a nephew and many nieces, great-nieces and-nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Aunt Ruth, as she was known, is also survived by her honorary family, and loving neighbors, Robert and Meg Losey, and their children Tolman, Kaitlyn, Jon, and Townie.
Joel McKenneth Briles, age 85 of Gainesville, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff McGowan as celebrant. Burial will be in Countryside Cemetery in Gainsville, Florida. Born February 13, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana to Fayette Andrew and Annabel Cunningham Briles. Survived by his wife, Sue Briles of Gainesville, FL; daughters, Nancy Briles of Gainesville, FL, Jill Briles-Hinton (Bob) of Richmond, VA, Jody Jacobs of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Bert Hinton, Mac Jacobs, Mary Jacobs and Trinity Briles-Grafft.
Jacob Odell Kindley, age 67, of Lexington died Tuesday, January 13 at V.A. Hospice House in Salisbury. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, January 20 at the Salisbury National Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Robert Floyd. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1pm Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of the daughter. Born January 13, 1948 in Davidson County to Jacob Lee Kindley and Bertha Hunt Kindley. Vietnam Vet in the US Army. Survived by his wife, Lois Kennedy Kindley of the home; his son, Mickey Dwayne Kindley of Lexington; his daughter, Michelle Dawn Kindley of Thomasville; his granddaughter, Olivia Shay Buckner; his sisters, Judy Grubb (Michael) and Fannie Bullins, both of Thomasville; and his brothers, Paul Kindley of Trinity, Garland "Gab" Kindley of Pleasant Garden, and Glenn "Penny" Kindley of Thomasville.
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Deborah Ann Rush Luther age 61, of Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd., Asheboro died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, January 15, 2015 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Joe Conley. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born February 4, 1953 in Randolph County to John Mack Rush and Levena Farr Rush; preceded in death by her father and by a brother, Johnny Rush. Survivors include, husband, Roger Luther of the home; son, Robbie Goins and wife Pam of Liberty; daughter, Tammy Ragsdale and fiancee Lee Roberson of Liberty; her mother, Levena Norris; brothers, Ricky Rush of Robbins and Reuben Rush of Level Cross; sisters, Jane Kellam of Leland and Vicky Antrim of Asheboro; grandchildren, Cierra Goins, Brian Vaneiken, Clarence Cranford, Clint Cranford and fiancee Beth Tuttle, Steve Goins, Aaron Goins, Maranda Goins, and A.J. Hunt; great-grandchildren, Allison Cranford, Stevey Goins, and Emma Goins.
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Donald (Don) Ray Farlow, 79, resident of High Point, died January 10th, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Archdale Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ron Jones and Rev. Jesse Garmon officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Pallbearers will be William Farlow, John Garmon, Stephen Garmon, Lanny Reddick, Kevin Reddick and Ed Hannah. His grandsons, Keigo and Nathan Farlow, will serve as honorary pallbearers. Born February 10th, 1935 in Randolph County, a son to the late T. Allen and Millie Sink Farlow. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise.His wife, Peggy Garmon survives. Also surviving are two sons, James (Jim) Ray Farlow and wife Susan of High Point and Dale Allen Farlow and wife Melissa of Greensboro; two sisters, Phyllis Lowdermilk of Randleman and Doris Lilly of Thomasville; one brother, William Allen Farlow of Archdale; and three grandchildren, Keigo Farlow, Isabelle Rae Farlow and Nathan Ray Farlow.
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Beverly Joan Briles Niedermeyer died peacefully Jan. 9, 2015, at home, after a brief illness. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis St. Born Feb. 24, 1931, in Portland, the first of James Albert Briles and Dorothy (Dunseath) Briles's two children. Survived by her five children; grandchildren, Luke Allen, Sarah Alexander, Robert Alexander IV, Brittany Linton, Rodney Linton, Linus Niedermeyer III, Johnathon Niedermeyer, Eleanor Niedermeyer, Lillian Niedermeyer, Mackinnon Niedermeyer and Joseph Niedermeyer; partner, Jack Kaady; his sons, Jack Kaady Jr. and Jeff Kaady; her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Allen, Robert Alexander, Greg Egashira, Tracy Niedermeyer and Stacy Niedermeyer; and her nieces and nephews, Jim Briles, John Briles, Jennifer Loomis and Jill Parisi. She was predeceased by her parents; and younger brother, James Briles.
Ruby Arlene Brookshire Spencer, 85, of Trinity died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Floral Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends the evening before, Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Born July 23, 1929 at home in Guilford County to the late Clifford Brookshire and Leona Pierce Brookshire. She was married to the late Grayson Lee Spencer, Sr. In addition to her parents and husband, Arlene was preceded in death by four brothers. Survived by son Grayson Lee "Pete" Spencer, Jr. of Trinity, daughters Vickie Spencer of Trinity, Betty Carter and husband Von of Trinity, and Alice Scott of Conyers, GA. She is also survived by her sisters Becky Outen of Asheboro, and Linda Canter of Cedar Square, and a brother Ray Brookshire of High Point. Nine grandechildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
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Lillian Cleo "Cloie" Spencer Anderson, age 86, of Lexington passed on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 310 S. Main St., Lexington with Rev. Jamie Armstrong and Rev. Doug Rowe officiating. A private committal service will be held at Charlotte United Methodist Church Cemetery in Asheboro. Born October 17, 1928 in Asheboro to the late Robert and Lillian Spencer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jack Thomas Anderson, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Sue A. Corn and husband Charlie of Lexington; daughter-in-law, Carolyn A. Anderson of Lexington; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Mildred S. Chrismon and husband Mel of Gibsonville, Betty S. Warren and husband Joe of Roseboro; brothers, Clay Spencer and wife Margaret of Winston- Salem, John D. Spencer and wife Wendy of Asheboro
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Roy Allen Hunt, Sr., 41, of Asheboro, NC, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Wake: Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church, Asheboro, NC, with Dr. Jody Harrison and Rev. Wayne Pugh officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, NC, Mr. Hunt was born July 10, 1973. Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by the love of his life, Paula Hunt. Survived by his daughter, Tarha Atkins and husband, Josh, of Asheboro, NC; son, A.J. Hunt, of Asheboro, NC; parents, Odis and Patsy Hunt, of Asheboro, NC; sisters, Jennifer Howell and husband, Chad, of Asheboro, NC, Donna Daughtry and husband, Richard, of Smithfield, NC; granddaughter, Sophia Atkins.
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Nellie Briles Johnson, 81, of Trinity, died on November 28, 2014 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Chaplain Craig Walker officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cumby's in Archdale. Burial will be at Floral Garden Memorial Park. Born in Guilford County on November 19, 1933 to the late Thomas and Lela Wall Briles. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Johnson; her sister, Mary Lou Ingram; and her son in law, Tim Bentley. Surviving are children, Tommy Adams and wife Anita of Kernersville, Robin Bentley of Archdale, Kandy Foley and husband Terry of Archdale, and Benita Johnson of Trinity; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Wanda Margaret Piehler Briles passed away November 24, 2014 in Loveland, Colorado. A viewing will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Loveland Church of the Nazarene with graveside services following at Loveland Burial Park. Born December 27, 1923 in Liberal, Kansas, the daughter of the late Walter and Pearl Piehler. Preceded in death by her husband Clellie Claude Briles in 1993. Claude and Wanda were married November 18, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Surviving are: her son Claude Dale Briles of Golden, her son Clyde Noah Briles and his wife Diane of Loveland, and her daughter Judith Faye Swens and her husband John of Loveland. She also blessed several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
LEXINGTON-Darryl Kindley, 54, of Lexington, N.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at The Randolph Hospice House. Death notice is incomplete. Mr. Kindley is the son of the late Albert Clemmon & Dorothy Miller Kindley who survives. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 pm on Saturday, November, 22, 2014, in the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Shook officiating. The family will receive friends at Ridge Funeral Home from 5:00 until 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Native of Davidson County, NC. Survived by daughter, Lisa Carter, of Asheboro, son, Shane Kindley and wife, Melissa, of Randleman, mother, Dorothy Kindley, of Lexington, sisters, Donna McDonald, Barbara Riffe, Brenda Jarrell, Irene Land, Elizabeth Lilly, Sylvia York, brothers, Albert Kindley, Jr., James Kindley, grandchildren, Madison Carter and Emma Kindley.
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ELK CREEK, VA-John William Loflin, age 64, of Elk Creek, Virginia, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his residence. Memorial service held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Summerfield United Methodist Church, Elk Creek, VA; The Rev. Gleanna Dixon officiated. Born July 19, 1950 at High Point, North Carolina to William Theodore Loflin and Annie Pearl Hewitt. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survived by his wife Elizabeth (Beth) Loflin of the home; mother Annie Hewitt Loflin of Thomasville, NC; sister and spouse Bonnie and Herman Powell of Trinity, NC; nephew Jeff Highfill and wife Laura of Charlotte, NC; a niece Amie Davis of Jamestown, NC. Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, VA
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Shirley Ann Kindley Summey, 71, a resident of Thomasville, NC passed away today, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Brian Center in Lexington. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Holly Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Mack Summey, Jr. officiating. Born April 16, 1943 in Randolph County, NC a daughter of Arbuss Kindley and Stella Hughes Kindley. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Randy Summey, and a brother, Leo Kindley. On April 26, 1963 she married Roy H. Summey who survives of the home.
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William Howard Hughes, 67, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Wake will be Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m. in J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Dan Downing officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Born on September 25, 1947, in Davidson County, to Howard Pegram Hughes and Lillian Kindley Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Phillip John Hughes, Larry Gene Hughes, and Bobby Andrew Hughes. On November 26, 1966, he married Carolyn Kinley Hughes who survives of the home. Also surviving is his son, Robbie Hughes and wife Melissa of Thomasville; sisters, Nancy Ann Hughes and Ida Jane Kindley, both of Thomasville; brothers, John Thomas Hughes and wife Donna and Richard Lee Hughes and wife Pat, all of Thomasville, and Jerry Wayne Hughes and wife Nancy of New Hope; and grandsons, Holden Hughes, Halden Hughes, and Hilden Hughes.
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Walter Edgar "Buster" Farlow, age 76, of Asheboro died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Native of Randolph County, son of Herman Edgar & Roella Hunt Farlow. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Presnell Farlow. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine E. Johnson of Asheboro; sons, Jeffrey L Farlow of High Point, Walter Lee Farlow of Archdale, Richard A. Farlow of Trinity; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Butcher, Norma Jean Bowman, Becky Freeman all of Asheboro; brothers, Herman Harold Farlow of Sophia and Anthony Farlow of Asheboro.
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Michael Allen Kindley, age 61, of Randleman passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 in Randolph Hospice House. Born July 31, 1953 in Randolph Co., he was preceded in death by his mother, Ora Mae Kindley and a step-son, Kevin Wayne Pankey. He was married to Cathey Martindale Kindley who survives of the home. Also surviving are one daughter, Ivy Kindley Lawson of Greensboro; five sisters, Peggy Smithwick and Betty James, both of Asheboro, Frances Moody Oney of Ft. Myers, FL, Wilma Kindley of Greensboro, NC and Ceila Redd of Lexington; one grandson and best friend, Cainan Gage Lawson. Mr. Kindley will be cremated and there will be a gathering of friends Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, NC.
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Pauline Briles, 90, of New Albany, Indiana passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at her home. Visitation: 5-8 pm Wednesday at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes. Funeral will be 10 am Thursday at the Funeral Home with Interment at Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown, Indian. Preceded in death by: Husband, Homer Briles; son Fred Briles. Survivors: Sons, James H. Briles of New Albany, Indiana, Paul R. Briles of Edwardsville, Indiana; Daughter JoAnn Briles of New Albany, Indiana; Sisters: Gladys Gibson of Tennessee, Hester Greene of Tennessee and 6 Grandchildren Shelley, Laura, Ray, Bryan, Brent, Brad 5 Great Grandchildren & 1 Great Great Grandchildren.
RANDLEMAN-Nathan Gene Rush, age 26, of Randleman died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St., Randleman, N.C. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel, with Pastor Jeff Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, AsheboroBorn January 17, 1988 in Randolph County the son of Ruben & Barbara Lunsford Briles who survive. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Rush; maternal grandparents, Edward and Lula Lunsford. He is survived by his parents, Ruben and Barbara Rush; brother, Ruben Rush Jr. of High Point; paternal grandmother Levena Norris and her husband Johnny.
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MISSOURI-John C. Briles, born in 1935 and son of the late Earnest Woodson & Belva Gilbert Briles, passed away September 25, 2014. Mr. Briles is lying in state at Kutis Funeral Home on Monday, September 29, 2014. Memorial Service to follow. Burial will be private. Surviving is his wife, Carol Ann Winistoerfer Briles; his children Chris, Ray & Sarah Briles and their spouses.
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WEATHERFORD, TEXAS- The Rev. Robert Houston Briles Sr., 85, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Weatherford. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood. Pallbearers: Everett Goar, Joe Lee, Leo Neely, Tom Porter, Robert Duvall and Danny Bruce. The Rev. Briles was born June 20, 1929, and was raised in Milford. The Rev. Briles was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Gregg Briles; son, Robert H. Briles Jr.; parents, James Otis and Bertha Briles; brother, James Otis Briles Jr.; sister, Nina and her husband, Boyd Barnard; and sister, Margaret and her husband, Bill Schroeder. Survivors: He was a loving father to Susan Briles, Mary Katherine "Cassie" Gresham and husband, Joe; and grandfather to Sara Elizabeth Dixon and husband, Jonathan; and his future great-grandchild due in January 2015; and niece, Linda Bradford.
Lois Marie Small Jordan, age 86, of Greensboro, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro. Family will receive friends Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. Funeral will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Ross Wood Rd., Trinity with Elder Ted Morton and Elder Cleo Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born June 27, 1928 the daughter of Henry Oscar and Chloe J. Brookshire Small. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ray L. Jordan; son-in-law: Kenneth Kellam; 4 brothers and 7 sisters. Survived by two daughters: Gail Kellam of Greensboro, Golda (James) Patterson of Greensboro; two sons: Michael D. Jordan of Jamestown and Mark Jordan of Pleasant Garden; 6 grandsons: Jason (Crystal) Patterson of Greensboro, Jarod (Jennifer) Kellam of Pleasant Garden, Jeremy (Pam) of Winston-Salem, Philip Kellam of Greensboro, Matthew Jordan of Oxford and Andrew Jordan of Greensboro; 4 great grandchildren: Nathan and Owen Kellam of Pleasant Garden, Avery and Emery Patterson of Winston-Salem; many nieces and nephews.
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Vera Marie Hoover Fricks, 78, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30 at Sawyersville Wesleyan Church, 157 Sawyersville Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205 with Pastor Jeff Garner officiating. Born March 5, 1936 in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Lucille Trotter and Troy Hoover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Fricks and sons, Douglas and Lynn Hicks. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kathy Poore of Salisbury; brother, Alvin Hoover (Sandra) of Sophia, NC; sisters, Reba Floyd (Thurman) of Asheboro, Lois Hoover of Asheboro, Vona Mae Caviness (Joe) of Seagrove, NC, and Wanda Thornburg of Asheboro; grandchildren, Buffy Marlowe (Mark) of Salisbury and Jody Morgan (Jeff) of Salisbury; and great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Morgan of Wilmington and Brittany Hill of TN.
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Gary Joseph Briles passed away July 29, 2014 in Arizona. Born in Los Angeles , California March 17, 1949 to the late Ernest Michael Briles Jr and Mary Kester Briles who survives. Mr. Briles is also survived by siblings Debra and Ronnie Briles and his wife Barbara. Mr. Briles was cremated. Adair Funeral Home in Tuscon, AZ handled the arrangements.
Vida Catherine McDowell Swaney passed away July 22, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Pastor Michael L. Orman officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Union Community Church Cemetery. Preceded in death by her parents, Eli Linville and Martha Pierce McDowell as well as her husband Roy Lee Swaney. Also her brothers, Ira, Dallas, George, Pearl, and Alvin McDowell and sisters, Bernice Trotter, Exie Snider, Lois Staley, and Imogene Ridge. Surviving are four children, sons, Ronald Swaney (Sharon) and Roger Swaney (Linda); daughters, Gail Burton (Clifton) and Sandra Bodenheimer (Thad), all of Thomasville. She also loved and cherished seven grandchildren, Crystal Christiansen (Elliot Everhart), Bradley Burton (Martha), Misty Payne (Richard), Todd Bodenheimer (Amy), Tawana Gee (Mark), Mark Swaney (Amber), and Greg Swaney. She was also blessed with fifteen great-grandchildren, Nicholas Christiansen (Brionna), Kasey Christiansen, Daxton Bodenheimer, Courtney Bodenheimer, Austin Gee, Jacob Burton, Jenna Burton, Tyler Wimbley, Trevor Wimbley, Ashley Swaney, Trey Swaney, Dylan Swaney, Chloe Swaney, Tyler Payne, and Catherine Payne; two great-great grandchildren, Landon Christiansen and Kayden Roberts. Also surviving is one brother, Casper McDowell and a sister-in-law, Alene McDowell.
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Mary Pierce Hughes, age 68 of Denton, NC died Saturday, July 19 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. A funeral service will be held AT 2:00 pm Thursday, July 24 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery. Family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born April 24, 1946 in Forsyth County to Royce Reece Pierce and Millie Frances Barnes Pierce. She was a retired employee of Teleflex Company. She was married to Felix Hughes, Jr. who died in 1993. Survived by a daughter Lora Hughes of Denton; a son Ronnie Hughes of Asheboro; brothers, Charles Pierce and Dolan Pierce both of Thomasville; a sister, Louise Elberson of Thomasville; grandchildren, Dustin Wayne Bailey and Justina Lynn Hughes; great grandchildren, Bladyn Ray Bailey and Xander Felix Gage Bailey.
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FT. WORTH- Eight bodies were found at the vacant Johnson Funeral Home in Ft. Worth, Texas. You can read the full story here.
The explanation provided by the directors of the home is unacceptable! This is a trend across the nation with regards to funeral homes. The dead are disrespected and the surviving are left to wonder and suffer mental anguish.
Harvey Ellis Rich, 65, of Sophia, NC, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at The Randolph Hospice House. Wake: 11:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home. A graveside service is scheduled for 12:00 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Mt. View Independent Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Pugh officiating.
Native of Randolph County, NC, born April 5, 1949. He was the son of late George Rich and Miranda Hoover Rich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Rich and sister, Ruby Rich Cagle. Survived by his cousins, Charles Bulla and wife, Ann, Virginia Lilly and husband, Earl, Grace Humble and husband, Harvey, Doris Bulla; special friends, Farrell Turner, Alvin Hoover, Susan Farmsworth, Ray Satterfield, David Kenyon, seven employees of the Mountain View Market, and faithful friend, "Bandit". Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
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James Bruce Snider, 88, of Denton, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Tom's Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home. Born April 25, 1926, in Davidson County to Everett and Cora Mae Pierce Snider; preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Stanley Bruce and Helen Surratt Snider, and brothers Warren and Lowell Snider. Surviving are his wife, Vonciel Bisher Snider of the home; grandson David Bruce Snider and wife Jill of Denton and John Snider and wife Carole of Pfafftown; brother John Snider and wife Carole of Pfafftown; sister Elaine Voncannon of Denton; sister-in-law Sylvia Snider of Mount Airy; two great-granddaughters, Mercedes and Taylor; and three nephews, Arlie and Allen Snider and Ben Voncannon.
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Robert Timothy "Tim" Briles, 65, of Trinity, NC, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at The Randolph Hospice House. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 4:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro. Native of Randolph County, NC, Mr. Briles was born March 3, 1949. He was the son of the late Robert Briles and Margaret Gallimore Briles. Survived by his aunts and uncles, Donna and Gilbert Briles, of Trinity, NC, Wendell and India Briles, of Asheboro, NC, Ruth Ann Gallimore, of Trinity, NC, Ruth Tedder, of Asheboro, NC, Troy Loflin, of Statesville, NC, and numerous cousins.
Charlotte Ann "Anna" Briles, age 73, of Odessa, passed away on July 6, 2014 in Odessa, Tx. Visitation is on July 9, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 4pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Braswell officiating. Born on August 15, 1940 in Stamford, Texas to Curtis Ivy and Maxie D Welch Ivy. She married Ernest Dudley Briles on May 18, 1968 in Stamford, Texas. Preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Ivy and Maxie D Welch Ivy. Survived by her loving husband Ernest Briles, their three children, Charles Mauldin (Chuck) and wife Kathy of Spring, Tx, Jana Susan Rector and husband Dale of Lubbock, Texas and Angela Carolyn Briles of Dallas, Tx., 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, two sisters Carolyn Weaver and Cindi Bailey, both of Abilene, Tx.
Clarence (Junior) Robbins Jr., 80, a lifelong resident of Trinity passed on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Trinity with the Reverend David Mercadante officiating and Joe Peterson giving the eulogy. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Born on February 02, 1934 in Davidson County, a son of the late Clarence Lee Robbins Sr. and Nellie Johnson Robbins. Preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Christine Robbins; a grandson, Christopher Stevens; and three brothers; Alby Robbins, David Robbins, and Benny Robbins. Surviving: his wife Ann Dunivin Robbins; his daughters, Cathy Stevens and husband Tim and Leslie Toth, all of Trinity; sons; Craig Robbins and wife Sherri of Trinity and Mark Robbins and wife Deanna of Kinston, Al.; a sister; Frances Fields and husband Earl and a brother, Kermit Robbins and wife Myra all of Trinity. He also leaves behind grandchildren; Brandy, Ashley, Joshua, and Harley; and great-grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Taylor, Adessa, Caleb.
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Charles Evans Hoover passed June 15, 2014 in Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii. A memorial service will be held in memory of Charles Hoover at First Wesleyan Church in High Point at 3:00 on Sunday, June 22nd. Born April 8th, 1937 in Randolph County to Joseph Hobson and Lanie Johnson Hoover. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Hobson Hoover; his mother, Mary Layton Hoover; and his brother, Dale Johnson Hoover. Survived by his wife, Shirley Murrow Hoover; his son, Michael Charles Hoover of King and his wife, Sherry; his daughter, Melanie Hoover Patton of Kernersville, and her husband, Kevin. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jordan Michael Hoover, Kaley Ann Patton, Connor Evans Patton and Quinn Bryant Patton; and one brother, Joseph Neal Hoover of Colfax.
Great Great grandmother is Rachel Briles Whisenhunt. Also great, great, great grandson of Rachel Briles Hoover.
Martha Imogene McDowell Ridge, 85, of Denton, NC, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home. Wake: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Pleasant Union Community Church with Rev. Danny Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery A native of Randolph County, NC, born October 12, 1928 the daughter of the late Martha Tryphenia Pierce McDowell and Eli Lenville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Lee Ridge, three sisters and five brothers. Survived by her daughters, Dianne Gray and husband, Terry, of Asheboro, NC, Joanne Ritter and husband, Levis, of Ramseur, NC, Susan Moore and husband, Conley, of Franklinville, NC; son, Dennis Ridge and wife, Sandra, of Asheboro, NC; sister, Vida Swaney, of Thomasville, NC; brother, Casper McDowell, of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren, Dwayne Ritter, Tina Yates, Scott Gray, Rob Moore, Steven Moore; step-granddaughters, Angie Winslow, Amy McDonald; five great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ridge is the great great granddaughter of Mary Briles Pearce. Her husband, Edwin Ridge, is the son of Nora Maie Briles.
Ollie Loflin Holder, 86, of Siler City, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Siler City Center. Wake 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday, Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur. Funeral Services, 3 PM, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur; Billy Hussey officiatin. Burial will be in the Farmer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Denton. Native of Randolph County, the daughter of the late Edgar and Lillie Laughlin Loflin. Preceded in death by her son, Marty Kennedy and grandchild, Harry Wade Staley, Jr. Survivors: daughters, Sabrina Kennedy Black, and husband, Chris, of Siler City, Rhonda Mashburn, and husband, Tony, of Sanford, sons, Harry Staley, and wife, Betty, of Asheboro, Greg Kennedy, and wife, Donna, of Siler City, sister, Virginia Foley, of Asheboro, thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
Great Great Granddaughter of Elizabeth Briles Laughlin
Gladys Mae Hulin Brown 86 passed away on Thursday May 29, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Elton Welborn officiating. Entombment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on January 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Henry Hulin and Adie Gordon Hulin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Daniel Charles Brown, as well as two daughters; Carroll Gray and Edith Ann Brown. Surviving is her daughter; Janice Cranford of Thomasville, a son; Jerry D. Brown and wife Linda of Holden Beach, NC; a sister; Donna Mabe and husband Steve of Thomasville; also surviving are grandchildren; Tabitha Mickey, Kendra Koontz, Barry Cranford, Daniel Cranford, Tara Cranford, Jeffrey Brown, Timothy Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Kimberly Brown. Gladys was also blessed with 16 great-grandchildren.
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YELM, Wash.- Norman Austin Briles, 85, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home on May 8. A graveside service, Rev. Alfred Helms officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Plainville Cemetery in Indiana. Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Epsom, to the late Austin and Helen (Scott) Briles. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Verda M. (Burkhart) Briles; a daughter, Cathy E. Briles of Overland Park, Kansas; a son, Douglas J. (Mary) Briles of Yelm; and a half brother, Bill Dawson. Preceded in death by his sister, Ramona Smiley; two half brothers James and Gene Dawson; and a half sister, Nancy Hinkle.
Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home.
Charlie Odell Nance, 86, of Piedmont Crossing, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Graveside service will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 at Holly Hill Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Pete Bumgarner and Rev. Joe Beane officiating. No formal visitation will be held. Born June 17, 1927 in Randolph County to John Nance and Mary Wall Nance. Veteran in the U. S. Navy serving with the Seabees during World War II; preceded in death by his parents. Married October 9, 1946 to Ruby Wardlaw Nance, who survives of Piedmont Crossing. Also surviving are sons, John Nance and wife Marilyn of Trinity, and Tom Nance and wife Kim of Thomasville; daughters, Sherry Bumgarner and husband Pete of Thomasville, Martha Jo Hill and husband Jimmy of Denton, and Gina Fidler and husband Scott of Raleigh; one brother, John Nance, Jr. of Thomasville; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
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Faydene Hill Garner age 81, of Denton died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 19, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Tammy Talbert. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born February 13, 1933 in Davidson County to Walter Lee Hill and Eva Jane Pierce Hill. Surviving is husband; Harold "Frick" Garner, sons; Steve Garner and wife Lisa of Lexington and Scottie Garner and wife Wendy of Denton, daughter; Shelia Gallimore and husband Steve of Denton; grandchildren (5); Nicole Gallimore Hickey, Alex Garner, Keegan Garner, Dakota Garner, and Jason Hayes, great grandchildren (4); Jeremiah Garner, Lillian Hickey, Steven Garner, and Leigha Hickey.
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Kenneth M. Briles 60 of Howard City, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs and Saturday from 12 noon until time of service at 1:00 pm. Mr. Robert Shaffer officiating. Interment Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Born December 2, 1953 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Wayne Eugene and Sheldrick (Carter) Briles. Surviving are his wife, Irene whom he married on April 20, 1974; children, RoxAnne (Joe) Heasley, Bryson (Lisa) Briles; grandchildren, Mista, Jerzy, Kaleb, Meisha, Cody, and Megan; great grandchildren, LaTaya and Lilliana; eight brothers and sisters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Carol Parrish Parrish age 69, of Denton died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in DentonA graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton conducted by Rev. Charles Moses. Born October 7, 1944 in Randolph County to Charles Lester Parrish and Annie Mae Loflin Parrish, preceded in death by her husband; James A. Parrish and by a son; Patrick Neil Kindley. Survivors include, son; Nathan Kindley of Denton, step brother, Edward Loflin (Susan) of Denton, sisters; Bonnie Swaney (Donald) of Asheboro and Kathy Bowers (Dwight) of Thomasville. Mrs. Parrish's great great grandmother is Elizabeth Briles Robbins.
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Elizabeth F. (nee Oates) Briles, beloved wife of the late Robert R. Briles Sr. passed away April 26, 2014. Family will receive friends on Wednesday morning 9:30am to 11am (at church) followed by Mass of Christian Burial 11am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, St. Lawrence Campus, 135 N. White Horse Pike, Lindenwold, NJ 08021. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Berlin, NJ.Survived by son Robert R. (Betty) Briles Jr. of Franklinville, Betty Ann Briles (Farrell) of Pine Hill, six grandchildren, Robert Briles III, Thomas Farrell III, Sean Farrell, Kevin Briles, Timothy Briles, Kristine Carlson, 9 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Robert Macdonald of Norristown and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Robert R. Briles passed away in 1989. He is the son of the late Gaither Ellsworth Briles.
Bobby Baker Hill, 85, of Trinity, NC, died unexpectedly Monday, April 28, 2014, at High Point Regional Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home.A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Friday, May 2, 2014, at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting with Pastor Brian Donley and Pastor Dave Mercadante officiating. Burial will follow in the meeting cemetery. A native of Randolph County, NC, Mr. Hill was born November 14, 1928. He was the son of the late John Albert Hill and Lena Mae Baker Hill . In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clementine Louise Monroe Hill who died in 2011 (Married 1950); Two brothers, William (Bill) Hill and Albert Hill also preceded him in death. Survived by daughters, Carolyn Hill-Fotouhi and husband, Nader, of Ringoes, NJ; Mary Lynn Fancher and fiance, Rob Janson, of Frisco, TX; stepdaughter, Janet Dow and husband, Louis, of Trinity; and stepson, John Harrell and wife, Pam, of Eddy, TX; brother, Kenneth Hill and wife, Gladys, of Burlington, NC; grandsons, Lucas Fancher and Pars Fotouhi. Grandson of Bertha Briles Hill.
Tildon George "Slab Man" Floyd, 84, went peacefully to be with the Lord on April 16, 2014 at his home with his family by his side following two years of declining health. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at High Rock Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Summey and Rev. Jr. Summey officiating. Burial will follow in Cid United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Floyd will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Born on September 8, 1929 in Randolph County, a son of George H. Floyd and Minnie Moore Floyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Odessa Grubb Floyd on December 28, 1996; two brothers, Roy and Archie Floyd; and two sisters, Louise Summitt and Virgie West. Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Summey and husband Wayne and Wanda Parrish and husband Ralph, all of Lexington, and Janet Grubb and husband Wayne of Trinity; five grandchildren, Angie Owens and husband Neil, Shanda Swaney and husband Carl, Shaneil Parrish, Thad Parrish and wife Cassie, and Misty Hughes and husband Scotty; eight great-grandchildren, Candice, Jessica and her husband Jason, Preston, Haley, Aneil, Chasen, Haven, and Brianna; three great-great grandchildren, Talynn, Jaycie, and Journee; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Reba Nobles of Lexington.
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RANDLEMAN- Ola Laughlin Johnson, 86, of Randleman, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur. Officiating will be the Rev. Bruce Johnson and the Rev. Wayne Pugh. Burial will follow at Pleasant Cross Christian Church, Asheboro. Native of Randolph County, She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Johnson; her parents, Shelley and Mattie Wright Laughlin; brothers, Grady Laughlin, Worth Laughlin, Leslie Laughlin; and sisters, Beulah Gray and Aretta Hill. Survivors include daughters, Becky Pugh and husband, Rev. Wayne of Sophia, Carla Hazelwood of Randleman; sons, Roy Johnson and wife, Stephanie of Asheboro, Rev. Bruce Johnson and wife, Joyce, Carlton Johnson and wife, Shelia, David Johnson and wife, Sherry, all of Randleman; sisters, Nelia Craven of Asheboro, Leona Cox of Randleman; brother, Carl Laughlin and wife Juanita of Randleman; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
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Guilford County Online Vital Records Request System is now Live! You can order vital records from Guilford County and six other counties, courtesy of N.C. Vitals! NCVitals.com is a simple interface allowing visitors to request certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates. Each request cost $10 with a nominal processing fee of $1. You can pay using Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. At this time, paypal is not accepted. You will need to upload a Passport, Government issued Driver's License, Government issued State Identity Card or Military ID Card for identification. Other counties are Avery, Columbus, Haywood, McDowell, Robeson, and Yancey. Hopefully more counties will be added later. This is a great source if you need vital records and live in another state! Many thanks to Jeff Thigpen and his team for allowing access to vital records via NCVitals.com!
Johnsie Pierce Brantley, age 66, of Asheboro died Monday, April 7, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston- Salem. Family will receive friends Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6 - 8 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Shook and Pastor Jim Pearman officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born September 3, 1947 in Asheboro to John and Golda Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Brantley and sister, Gail P. Connor. Survived by son, Rob Brantley and wife Jennifer of Lexington; daughter, Jami Moffitt and husband Gary of High Point; grandchildren, Zeke Brantley , who called her "B" and Avery Lindley; sisters, Sharon Pierce of Asheboro, Janet Wilson and husband Rick of Durham, niece, Erin Connor of Greenville, SC; special friend, Lisa Willard.
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"If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again." Our beloved Margaret Cameron Tavendale has walked the righteous stairs and into the arms of thy savior. Her homecoming came Saturday night, April 5, 2014 at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland. Born June 13, 1927 in Montrose, Scotland the second eldest of eight to the late Charles Millan & Beatrice Hampton Cameron. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gordon Tavendale, brothers Charles & Tommy Cameron and her sister Elizabeth Bushnell "Betty" Morrison in 2012. It is the wishes of Margaret to be cremated and no services are planned, at her request. "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." Those who are left to mourn until the coming of the Lord are her children, Douglas & Beryl Tavendale; sisters Sheila Cameron Spellman (Johnny Spellman), Catherine Cameron Briles (James Rex Briles); Brothers James Hampton "Mickey" Cameron and Garry Cameron (Mary McLean); and three grandchildren. Margaret is my aunt and sister to my mother Catherine Cameron Briles. We are deeply saddened at the passing of Margaret and ask for prayers for our family. May God place his hands on our grieving family and give us strength to carry on with precious memories of Margaret God Speed!
Lillian Lucille Spencer passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Skeet Club Manor where she had been a resident for the last two years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29 at 1 pm at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting with Reverend Dr. Brian Donley and Pastor David Mercadante officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.Born on July 26, 1922 in High Point to the late George Washington Spencer and the late Flossie Farlow Spencer. In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by three sisters, Eula Spencer Savage, Ruth Spencer Ward, and Pearl Spencer Hill. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Cicero Henry Spencer. Survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Ms. Spencer's great grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley
The Briles Information Network has received word of the passing of George Talmadge Briles who passed on March 16, 2014 in Guilford County, NC. Born on July 27, 1939, he is the son of the late John William "Buck" Briles and Sara Ellen Williams. This death has been verified through the Register of Deeds in Guilford County, however no formal death notice is available. The BIN will obtain a copy of the DC to see which funeral home handled the arrangements. Surviving is his step sister, Gail Smith Beck and half sister, Bonnie Briles Henry.
Evelyn Skeen Rothrock Hill, 78, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be on Tuesday at 1:00 PM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. M.F. Morton officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Born on May 23, 1935 in Davidson County to Howard and Louetta Skeen Rothrock. She was preceded in death by her daughter Eugenia Hill and her husband Douglas Eugene Hill. Surviving are her daughter, Robin Hill McLain and husband Michael of Thomasville, son, Douglas Allen Hill, wife Glenda, and family of Trinity, sisters, Edna Campbell of Thomasville and Ellen Alexander of Lexington, and grandson Dr. Michael McLain, Jr., Ph.D.
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James Junior Hulin, age 76, a resident of Pine Ridge Health and Rehab, passed away in the Thomasville Medical Center, Friday Feb 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2 P.M. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Myra Ward-Brown and Rev. Jack Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Thomasville. Born June 4, 1937 in Randolph Co. NC, son of the late Jim Hulin and Nellie Mae Loflin Hulin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Jarrett and a brother, Bobby Hulin. On July 4, 1954 he was married to Sylvia Hooks Hulin, who died January 26, 2012. Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Curry and husband Marvin and Cindy Rose and husband Joey, both of Archdale and Jamie Tucker and husband Paul of Thomasville; sisters, Patsy Shaw and husband Larry of Randleman, Shirley Jester of Trinity and Dorothy Floyd of Thomasville; eight grandchildren, Jordan Rose, Eden Latham, Scott Howard, Tim Davenport, Angie Hunt, Crystal Rowe, Jeff Jarrett and Burl Davenport; and seven great-grandchildren.
James Hulin's grandmother is Mamie Briles Loflin .
Audrey Lorraine Walker Brown, 45, of Asheboro, NC, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Wake: family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home.A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Friday, February 21, 2014, at Hilltop Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, NC, born March 21, 1968 daughter of the late Clinton Eugene Walker and Audrey Emery Walker who survives. Also surviving is her husband of 27 years, Johnie Brown, of the home; mother, Audrey Emery Walker, of Asheboro; sister, Donna Street and husband Richard, of Morganton, NC; brother, Chad Walker and wife Michelle, of Denton, NC; sister, Melody Greene, of Asheboro, NC; brother-in-law, Randy Brown, of Asheboro; mother-in-law, Ruby Brown, of Asheboro; nieces, Heather Greene and Megan Walker; nephews, Kevin Walker and Matthew Greene.
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JAMESTOWN-Mrs. Ella Lee Stewart, age 87, died Thursday, February 13, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sechrest Funeral Service Chapel in High Point with the Reverend Bruce Hartgrove officiating. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. A native of Orange County, born December 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Willard and Ollie Ward Briles. On December 21, 1946 she was married to James Robert "Buster" Stewart, who died September 26, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Walace Briles. Survived by four children, Mary Carol Forkner and her husband Bobby of Asheboro, Janice Zachary and her husband Barry of Archdale, Vivian Stewart of the home and Lisa Shuster and her husband Roger of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Lewis of High Point; six grandchildren, Jeff Reed, Emily Warehime and her husband Sam, Liz Ahmadivarji and her husband Arya, Todd Zachary and his wife Karen, Brandon Zachary and his wife Mandy and Craig Forkner and his wife Akane. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Brianna, Brandon, London, Yancey, Kyndall, Spencer, Aubrey, Maddox, Takeru, Ellie and Robert.
Bonnie Stokes, 91, of Beaumont, Texas died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Pelican Bay Assisted Living, Beaumont. Wake: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont Born on October 29, 1922, to
Leona H. Connally Briles and Worthy H. Briles, in Fort Worth. Survivors include husband, Jerome Stokes; sons, Rev. Rodney G. Spencer and his wife, Kim, of Memphis, Tennessee and Gary M. Spencer and his wife, Renee, of Beaumont; grandsons, Cale M. Spencer, Jeremy D. Spencer, and Walker Bussey-Spencer; granddaughter, Mollie Bussey-Spencer; three great-grandchildren; brother, W.E. Briles; sisters, Jeanie Cookston; and sister-in-law, Jewel Briles.
Franklin Stevens Briles passed December 10, 2013, in Fallbrook California at the age of 92. A private family burial is planned at the Crystal Cathedral, Memorial Gardens. Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1:30 PM. Born August 5, 1921 to Franklin Thomas Briles and Anna May Briles Schott. Passing before him is his older brother Paul Briles, ex-wife Joyce McLean Briles Eadie and son Franklin Stevens Briles Jr. Surviving are: daughter, Linda J. Briles, Garden City, KS; daughter, Susan B. Lyon , Cayucos, CA; son, Scott A Briles, Anza, CA; daughter, Carrie B. Foldesi and husband, Steve, Puyallup, WA; daughter, Maureen Hawke and husband, Jeff, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. NOTE: Death notice posted today via Daily Breeze Newspaper.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 143 innovators to NAI Fellow status, one of which is Dr. David Briles. Dr. Briles is a professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds several patents in pneumococcal vaccine antigens. His present studies are on protein virulence factors of pneumococci, their mechanisms of action and potential use in vaccines.
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
Dr. Briles will be inducted by Andy Faile, deputy U.S. commissioner for patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, during the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, on March 7, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. Each will receive a special trophy and rosette pin.
Dr. Briles is the son of Dr. Worthie Elwood Briles and the late Clara Wilson Briles. The Briles Information Network congratulates Dr. Briles on this prestigious award!
Kenneth "Ken" Clayton Lambeth, 60, a resident of Fuller Mill Road North passed Thursday, January 9, 2014 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Terry Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service from 11:00 - 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Born on August 27, 1953 in Davidson County, NC to the late Dalton Clayton Lambeth and the late Barbara Ann Nichols Lambeth. On July 2, 1988, he married Janet Lee Parker, who survives of the home; also surviving are a daughter, Lindsey Drennan and husband Chris of Thomasville; brother, Terry Lambeth and wife Sharon of Kure Beach, NC; grandson, Nicholas Drennan; aunts, Nancy Parker of Archdale and Ruth Osbourne of Wilmington, NC; and nephew, Chad Lambeth and wife Penny of Thomasville.
Direct line to Briles: Tabitha Briles Kendall
Rachel 'Rae' Briles passed away January 5, 2014 in Oregon. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Portland, at Hustad's Chapel. Born Feb. 20, 1921, in New York, she was married to the late Cecil O. Briles who passed in 1999. Burial will be in the Williamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Survivors include her son, Tony (Judy); daughter, Rhonda; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Cecil O. Briles Line
ASHEBORO-Asheboro Police Detective James Rex "Jim" Briles has been selected as the 2013 Asheboro Police Officer of the Year. Briles has been a member of APD since 1999 serving in patrol, Criminal Investigations, Vice/Narcotics and again in CID/CSI. He is son of James Rex and Catherine Cameron Briles. Det. Briles is a license pilot and enjoys riding his motorcycle. He is also the brother of R. Trent Briles, Curator of the Briles Information Network. Congrats big brother on your award!