Monday, January 23

Harold Franklin Pierce

Harold Franklin Pierce, 71, of Seagrove, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017, at New Center Christian Church with Rev. Jonathan Burris and Pastor Jason Frank officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Born November 1, 1945 in Randolph County, Mr. Pierce was the son of the late Rayford and Cleadel Garner Pierce. Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife, Martha McNair Pierce of the home; son, Tommy Ray Pierce and wife, Tonya of Lexington; sisters, Norma Ann Clark and husband, Jerry of Petersburg, VA, Geraldine Hicks and husband, Lloyd of Seagrove, Vickie Brown and husband, Benjy of Seagrove; brother, Darrell Pierce and wife, Diane of Seagrove;,and grandchildren, Joshua Thomas Pierce and Kayleigh Mae Pierce, both of Lexington. Six direct lines back to Mary Briles Pearce

Astor Summey Dies, Mother is Gertrude Briles

William Astor Summey, 94, of Asheboro, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Mt. Vista Health Park in Denton. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Joe Yates officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard. A private burial will be held at Randolph Memorial Park at a later date. Born January 5, 1923 in Randolph County, Mr. Summey was the son of the late Jesse and Gertrude Briles Summey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Allene Crotts Summey; and his daughter, Janice Allene Summey. Survived by his son, William L. Summey and wife, Harriett of Asheboro; sisters, Velna Rider and husband, Astor of Silver Valley, Eva Hill of Thomasville; grandchildren, Dana Moose and husband, Whit Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, Brent Summey of Asheboro; great-grandchildren, Jacob Moose, KayDee Summey, Blaise Astor Summey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Monday, December 26

Jo Ann McAdams Briles

HILDEBRAN-Jo Ann McAdams Briles, 79 passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The family will receive friends Monday, December 5, 2016 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm at Hickory Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00pm at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bruce Dayton officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Alex Brittain, Brent Cook, Dwayne Carswell, Bob Gordon, Wesley Helton and Hunter Thompson. Born August 29, 1937 in Alamance County to the late John Alvis and Myrtle Stine McAdams. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Lloyd Briles; her daughter Vicki Ann Briles. She is survived by her daughter Sandi Briles Wagner of Taylorsville; her son Rick Briles and wife Cindy of Catawba; grandchildren Amanda Briles of Phoenix, AZ , Haley Walker and Wesley Helton of Mt. View and Tyler Wagner Charlotte; great grandchildren Alexzandar Green, Lacie Helton and Waylon Helton; niece Terri Hoke and Buster; nephew David Cook and Terri; cousin Donald Owens; two very dear friends Dwayne Carswell and Bobbie Allen; special friend Nancy Keller; a special thank you to caregiver Cindy Schronce and very much thank you to David Lawrence.

Sunday, December 25

Larry Wade Rich Dies

Larry Wade Rich, age 69, of Sophia died Friday, December 23, 2016 at his home. family will receive friends Monday, December 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC. The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Road, Sophia, with Rev. Ray Luther officiating. Burial will follow in the Meeting Cemetery.Born June 10, 1947 the son of the late Wade Talmadge and Audrey Pierce Rich. Native of Randolph County. he was preceded in death by his wife: Elizabeth Ann Rich. Survived by two sons: Bryan Rich and his wife, Laurie of Greensboro, NC and Eric Rich and his wife Bia of Asheboro, NC; three grandchildren: Alexandria Rich, Cole Rich and Cannon Rich; three brothers: Lloyd Rich and his wife, Libby of Greensboro, NC, Boyd Rich and his wife Sandra of Greensboro, NC and Ernie Rich and his wife, Lois of Berkley, CA. Six direct lines back to Mary Briles Pearce.

Wednesday, December 7

Dorothy Briles Apgar

Dorothy B. Apgar, 95, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare, in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Anderson Funeral Home, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Interment will be in the Apgar Family burial plot, at Riverside Cemetery, in Marshalltown. Born December 29, 1920 to Dessie and Charles Briles on a farm north of Ottawa, Kansas. Survived by her husband, Pat and a son, Tom Apgar both of Marshalltown. She was preceded in death by a son, John at age 28, and a sister, Beth.

Monday, November 21

Martha Jo Nance Hill

Martha Jo Nance Hill, age 63, passed Friday November 18. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born November 21 1952 in Davidson County to Charlie Odell Nance and Ruby Wardlaw Nance. She is survived by her husband Jimmy D. Hill of the home; daughters, Lisa H Freeman and husband Warren and Jennifer Hill all of Denton; grandchildren Stone, Josie and Jenni; brothers, John Nance and wife Marilyn of Trinity, Tom Nance and wife Kim of Thomasville; sisters, Sherry Bumgarner and husband Pete of Thomasville, Gina Fidler and husband Scott of Raleigh and her beloved dog Honey. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

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Thursday, October 20

Ruby Gee Briles

Ruby Jean Briles (nee Gee), 89 of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Michigan, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home from 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, October 15 at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home following visitation, at 12:30pm. Burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. R Born on November 11, 1926 in Carrier Mills, IL; survived by her children Londa Foster (Charles) of Springfield, VA, Brenda Freeman (Daniel) of Toms River, NJ, and Johnny Briles (Joyce) of Parkersburg, WV; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Jesse O. Briles (2015); her parents Ephraim and Beatrice Gee; her brother Jim Gee (2015); a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

Tuesday, October 18

Leonard L. Hill Dies

TRINITY-Leonard L. Hill, 73, passed away on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. A service to celebrate Leonard’s life will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, October 20th, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Interment will follow in Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Military Rites accorded by the Randolph County Honor Guard. His family will receive friends on Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Born on November 30, 1942 in Randolph County, son of the late Walter and Martha Crotts Hill.In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were a brother, Gilbert Hill and a sister, Hazel Crotts . Surviving; his wife of 32 years, Carol Rickard Hill; his daughters, Gina Wagoner and her husband Toby, Carla Turner, Heidi Kraft and her husband Andy, Holly Hill and her companion Chad Priddy; his brothers, Homer Hill, Lloyd Hill and his wife Bernice, J.D. Hill and his wife Tiney; his sisters, Maxine Coltrane and Elizabeth Enyart and her husband John. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Sami, Tyler, Iain, Emmy, and Jeffrey, and a great granddaughter, Charleigh. Direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley and Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, October 16

Betty Jean Skeen Hepler

Betty Jean Skeen Hepler, 87, of Thomasville, and formerly of Kennedy Rd. died Friday, October 14, 2016 at Thomasville Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. E. Keith Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the service from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Born on June 7, 1929 in Randolph County, NC to Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Reid Hepler on March 8, 2011; and her son, Tony Reid Hepler on October 18, 2008. Surviving are her son, Terry Wayne Hepler of Thomasville; and a sister, Ellen Hepler of Thomasville. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce