Friday, June 24

Ellie Chappell Welborn

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

Thursday, June 16

Clayton "Tubby" Ray Hulin

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.

Monday, June 13

Actor Charles Briles Dies, played Eugene Barkley on Big Valley

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!!!

Wednesday, June 8

Dorothy Lee Briles McDonald

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.

Donna Marie Briles Duke

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.

Tuesday, June 7

Jay Robert Briles Dies

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.

Friday, May 27

Coach Art Briles Fired at Baylor, Ken Starr Demoted

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.

Friday, May 20

Mark Edward Briles Dies

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.

Jacqueline Claire Briles

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.

Thursday, April 28

Virgil Strickland "Strick" Briles III Dies

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.