Monday, May 18

Harriet Powers Briles

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.

Thursday, May 14

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns Dies

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.

Wednesday, May 6

William Paul Briles Dies

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 Dies

Linvel Edward Pierce, 81, a resident of W. Holly Hill Road, 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.


Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, April 28

Bernice Maie Skeen Miller Passes

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.


Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce and Margaret Briles Kindley

Wednesday, April 22

Billy Ray Summey Dies, Grandmother is Elsie Briles

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 fiancĂ©, 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. 

Thursday, April 2

Albert Clemon (AC) Kindley, Jr. Dies

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

Thursday, March 19

Kerry Bryant Pierce

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

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

Tuesday, March 10

Brett Anthony Robbins Dies

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. 

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush