Saturday, September 14

Mrs. Glenda Elizabeth Kinley Beckom

Mrs. Glenda Elizabeth Kinley Beckom, a resident of Thomasville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 in High Point Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the J.C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville, conducted by Rev. Dale Kinley and Rev. Randy Kinley. Interment will follow the service in Veterans National Cemetery in Salisbury at 1:00PM. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Born to the late Paul Jarvis and Blanche May Swaim Kinley in Guilford County on June 14, 1953. On March 24, 1978 she married James Houston Beckom. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby, James, and William Kinley; and a sister, Helen Kinley. 

Mrs. Beckom is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, James Beckom of the home; sons, Kevin James Beckom and wife Roseanna and Nathan Lloyd Beckom and wife BJ, both of Lexington; brothers, Barry Kinley and wife Darleen of Winston-Salem, Larry Kinley and wife Norma Jean of Trinity, Richard Kinley and wife Janice of Trinity, and Lloyd Kinley of Asheboro; sister, Rachel Kinley and fiancĂ© Leonard of Trinity; grandchildren, Aiden Grace and Jack Oliver; and several sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. 

Mrs.Beckom's great great grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley

Thursday, September 12

"Just Google It"....NOT!

Yes, we completely understand why! EVERYONE, including us at the Briles Information Network perpetuates Goggle for search purposes...we get it! In fact we are using Google to spell check our words for this article we normally don't use! However the madness has to stop; BING, Yahoo, Duck Duck-GO, Wiki, Twitter, and 'Search Encrypt' search engines gets it why can't Google.

What are we blathering about you ask? Recently, and within the last few minutes of posting this article, the BIN has realized Google is stuck in the Coach Art Briles saga from his days at Baylor and the sexual assault cases he is tied to at the hip. Unless you have a common last name, most have googled their name or surname to see what pops up. When you search the Briles surname (using Briles only) in Google, unfortunately Art Briles riddles the first ten pages with NO others listed. The BIN has nothing against Coach Briles or his son Coach Kendall Briles of Florida State. The BIN has elected to stay out of reporting the events at Baylor due to the lack of knowledge and/or access to Coach Briles. We also respect the privacy of the victims!

We have no clue why Google chooses to do this...and it's not because Coach Briles is the "flavor" of the month! The other search engines above list other sites, including our site, the Briles Information Network on the front page. Author Dr. Judith Briles, the late MLB pitcher Nelson Briles, Medal of Honor Honoree, the late Herschel Briles, and former professional golfer Jill Briles-Hinton are all listed within the first two pages, but not on Google! 

The point of this article is purely for genealogical research purposes. We use a variety of search engines to search for death notices to post on the BIN, to provided our visitors with the best information available. We have found on numerous occasions death notices not appearing on Google, but rather on BING and Yahoo search engines. Google is a great tool, but explore other search engines if you are passionate about genealogy and research. It's the foundation of our mission: to promote genealogy research and the preservation of family history.

Monday, September 9

Elizabeth Loflin Martin

Elizabeth Loflin Martin, 78, of Randleman, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Alpine Health & Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro.
Family will receive friends, :100 PM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Ramseur.Graveside Services, 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro, Rev. Tommy Kidd officiating.
Native of Randolph County, preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. Martin, parents, Elmer and Mabel Harvell Loflin Allred.
Survivors: sister, Eva Loflin Marshall and husband, Albert, of Randleman, nephew, Timothy Marshall and wife, Krystal, of Staley, niece, Kristie Marshall, of Franklinville, great niece, Gracie Marshall, great nephews, Ethan Marshall, Brett Marshall.\
Six generations back to Elizabeth Briles Laughlin

Saturday, September 7

Betty Lee Miller West Passed Today

Betty Lee Miller West, age 90, of Charlotte, formerly of Asheboro passed away peacefully Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Carrington Place in Matthews, NC.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 9, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. The funeral will be Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick McCraney and Rev. Lee Ellis officiating. Entombment will be in Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro.
A Randolph County native, Betty was born February 14, 1929 to the late James J. Miller and Carrie Kinley. Preceded in death by her late husband of 54 years, Wimburn H. West, by brothers, Paul and Hal Miller, and sister Leona Peacock.
She is survived by one son, Henry "Hank" West, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, and a number of nieces and nephews. She also leaves three angels on earth who she dearly loved, Shirley Thornton, Magda Taylor, and Emily Taylor.
Mrs. West' great grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley

Friday, September 6

Bevilee Hoover Gallimore Dies

Archdale- Bevilee Hoover Gallimore, 90, passed Thursday,September 5, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House.

 A celebration of Bevilee's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Gospel Baptist Church in Archdale, NC with Pastor Steve Hill officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30PM until the Celebration of Life begins. Interment will follow at Walters Grove Baptist Church Cemetery  in Lexington, NC.

Bevilee was born on July 27, 1929 in Randolph County to John Duke Hoover and Nora Kinley Hoover. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Boyd Gallimore; daughter Gwen and son Neal. Bevilee is survived by daughters Vicki Macaluso, Phyllis Watts (Roy) and Angela Morgan (Tim); nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters Clara Smith (Marshall) and Wilma Patterson.

Mrs. Gallimore's great grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley

Monday, September 2

Irene Lambeth Staley

Irene Lambeth Staley, 95, formerly of Asheboro, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home of the granddaughter, Sharon Pierce. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church, Asheboro with Rev. Claudie Harrison and Dr. Jody Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. 

Born on August 24, 1924, in Randolph Co., Irene was the daughter of the late Alvin Henry Lambeth and Lula Kindley Lambeth. On November 3, 1944, she married her first love, Sam Staley in Chesterfield, South Carolina. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Staley; daughter, Nancy Staley Murphy, siblings, James Arthur "Bug" Lambeth, Pauline Lambeth Simpson, Lee Loflin, Janie A. Lambeth, Limuel W. Lambeth, Clay L. Lambeth, Ori Loflin.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Sharon Murphy Pierce and husband Rodney of Thomasville; great grandson Blake Hunter Pierce of Thomasville; son-in-law, Charles Murphy of Asheboro.

Six generations back to Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, September 1

Clarence Holt Bunting

Clarence Holt Bunting, age 91, of Asheboro passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home, Asheboro.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:45 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, prior to the funeral service in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ray Luther officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Asheboro.
Born July 21, 1928 in Asheboro, NC the son of Clarence Holt Bunting and Ada Merritt Bunting. In addition to his parents; Clarence is preceded in death by his wife: Pauline Bunting.
He is survived by two sons: Scott Bunting of Asheboro, Steve Bunting and his wife Christi of Randleman; grandchildren: Melissa Bunting of Troutman, Kathryn Sowers and husband Trent of Statesville, Ben Bunting and wife Allison of New Bern; 4 great grandchildren; sister: Shelby Harris and husband Gene of Asheboro; 2 brother-in-law's: G. R. Kindley, Jr. of Rockingham and David Dunn of Asheboro.

Six generations back to Rachel Briles Whisenhunt

Saturday, August 31

Eva Dougan Sumrall Dies

Randleman- Eva Dougan Sumrall, 83, passed Thursday, August 29, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019, with visitation starting at 11:00am, and the service to follow after at 12:00, at Whitehall EMC, 3335 Wesleyan Rd, Randleman, NC.
Born in Randolph County, NC, on May 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Stanton Dougan, and Nettie Harrelson Dougan.
Eva is survived by her children, Donald Edward Dougan, Timothy Ray Dougan, Clyde George Hepline and Tammy Lou Bushor; grandchildren, John Anthony Dougan, Ricky Dougan, Michelle Barfield, Kelly Dunn, Wayne Beane, Shellie Black, Sherrie Gilbert, Crystal Bushor, Trenton Dougan; as well as her 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Cleveland Dougan.

Mrs. Sumrall's great grandmother is Elizabeth Briles Robbins.

Friday, August 30

The Latest on Delmer Smith

The BIN has an update regarding the murderous thug Delmer Smith, currently on death row for killing Kathleen Briles on Aug. 3, 2009, in Florida. 

Smith was again convicted of murder on June 14, 2019 in Florida regarding the killing of 36-year-old Georgann Smith in 2009. He was sentence to three concurrent life sentences, which takes a back seat to his death row sentence. In 2011, Smith received yet another life sentence for an armed home robbery in Sarasota where Smith broke into the home, threatened to kill the elderly woman inside.


Unless Smith waives the appeal process for his death sentence, it will take a while for this thug to be executed. Since 2014, the average time on death row is 25 years. 

Saturday, August 17

Emma Briles Ward Dies

Emma M. Ward, age 76, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Aperion Care in Galesburg, Illinois. Born on July 8, 1943 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of John Frank and Alwilda Margaret Obenour Briles. A funeral service is planned for Emma will be at 10:30 AM Friday, August 16, 2019 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. 
On January 23, 1965, Emma married David Ross Ward at the Assembly of God Church in Beloit, Wisconsin and they later divorced. 
Emma is survived by three daughters; Sarah Morss of Abingdon, Illinois, Peggy Ward of Monmouth, Illinois, and Ruth Tyrrel of Helena, Montana, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one sister, Phyllis Lucian of Beloit, Wisconsin, and two brothers; Frank Briles and Keithsburg, Illinois and Paul Briles of Macomb, Illinois. A number of nieces and nephews are also surviving. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Frances Abbadusky, and a number of aunts, uncles, and nephews.