Monday, November 6

Changes...

Effective immediately, the Briles Information Network will no longer post to the BIN Blogger or Facebook. We will house all information on our own pages and continue to use Twitter. Since the BLOG has been in place since 2006 and contains important information regarding the Briles surname, we will continue to leave the information available to view until we have a chance to back it up and move it to our own site.

Wednesday, November 1

Peggy Smith Briles Dies

Peggy Smith Briles, 84, of Archdale, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2017, at Charity Baptist Church with Rev. Elton Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM prior to the service at the church.Born June 7, 1933, in Davidson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank Smith and the late Irene Strader Smith. Survived by her husband, Charles William Briles, Jr. of the home; sons, Rev. Mickey Briles and wife Deana of Archdale, and Dr. Charles Briles, III and wife Aleta of AZ; brothers, Richard Smith and wife Peggy of Denton, Archie Smith of Denton, and Roger Smith and wife Doris of Asheboro; sister, Dolores Briles and husband Dwain of Asheboro; grandchildren, Colton Briles, and Caroline Briles.

Friday, October 27

Jennings Bulla Jr.

ASHEBORO – Jennings Bryan Bulla Jr., 82, passed away at his home in Asheboro on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017. A visitation for Jennings will be held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Heritage Baptist Church of Randleman on Worthville Road. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 2pm at Heritage Baptist Church of Randleman, Pastor Harold McMillan and Pastor Kenny Heath officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Faith Temple Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklinville, NC. Born on April 27th, 1935 to the late Jennings and Ollie Millikan Bulla in Asheboro, North Carolina. Jennings is survived by his wife of 35 years Alma Smith Bulla; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Friday, October 20

Joseph Douglas Bulla Dies

Joseph Douglas “Doug” Bulla, age 56, of the Rollingwood Group Home in Greensboro passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Funeral services will follow on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Asheboro on March 17, 1961 to J.D. and Lois Ellen Boroughs Bulla. Survived by his brother, Steve Bulla of Asheboro; sisters, Judy Garner and husband Jimmy of Asheboro and Barbara Heavner and husband David of Morganton; nieces, Kasey Beal and husband Mickey, Kelly Garner, and Whitney Heavner; nephew, Patrick Heavner; great nieces, Ainsley and Ava Hancock.

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Monday, October 2

Briles Radio Network APP Ready!

The Briles Radio Network APP is ready to download from the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store! Just put in "Briles Radio" in the search bar depending on your phones operating system! The Briles Information Radio Network plays old time radio shows, Flickers From the Cave, Lucky's Losers, and other programming. The APP is very small, which you can take with you on your cell phone. Both iOS and Android are supported!

Jennifer Welborn, 21, Dies in Car Wreck

Miss Jennifer Anne Welborn, 21, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Lexington Church of Christ with Minister Brock Shanks officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Welborn will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.Born on June 11, 1996 in Guilford County, NC to Scotty Ray Welborn and Karen Anne Hudson Welborn. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bobby and Brenda Welborn; and her maternal grandfather, Henry Hudson. Surviving in addition to her parents, Scotty and Karen Welborn of the home; are her brothers, Josh Welborn and her twin, Jacob Welborn of the home; maternal grandmother, Kathryn Hudson of Walkertown; and Jennifer’s boyfriend, Michael Ramos of Asheboro.


Jennifer's great great grandmother is Martha Jane Briles Welborn

Friday, September 29

Jack Snider

Mr. Jack L Snider, 78, of Sexton Road, Denton, NC passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at the W G Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Saturday, Sept. 30 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Reeves, Dr. Ron Chaney, and Rev. Gerald Ward presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Born September 18, 1939 in Randolph County to Walter Thomas Snider and Mary Trotter Snider. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dalton and John Snider and sisters, Dorothy White, Gladys Routh, Ruth Bradshaw, Colleen Apple, and Rachel Adams. Surviving is wife, Joyce Williams Snider of the home; daughters, Renee Nelson of Myrtle Beach, SC, LeAnn Richburg and husband Gary of Kemp, TX, and Brenda Allred and husband Wayne of Randleman; brothers, Eugene and Dewey Snider of Denton, and Clyatt Snider of Lexington; sister, Nancy Snider of Waynesboro, VA; 5 grandchildren, Landace Gillitzer and husband Jesse, Adam Richburg and wife Lauren, Chelsie Hulin, Jackson and Josie Allred; 5 great-grandchildren, Logan Mullins, Brandon Weaver, Emma Gillitzer, Moddee Hulin, and Katelyn Gillitzer.


  Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Tuesday, September 19

Mary Kester Briles has Died

The Briles Information Network has learned of the passing of Mary Kester Briles who passed September 16, 2017 in Arizona. Mrs. Briles is the wife of the late Ernest Michael Briles Jr. Death notice has not been released.

Monday, September 4

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, Passes

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kannapolis following several years of declining health. A Celebration of Ellen's life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Gary Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Born in Randolph County, October 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen, preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hepler, four sisters, Betty Hepler, Louetta Rothrock, Mae Grubb and Elsie Skeen, and three brothers, Paul, Olin and Elmer Skeen. Surviving are a son, Wayne Hepler; three grandchildren, Angela Jarrett and husband Joel, Ken Hepler and wife Rene and Melissa Brady and husband Cameron; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Hepler and wife Jennifer, Justin Hepler, Bradley Jarrett, Brooke Jarrett and Ryan Brady, Lexie Brown, Austin Brown and Eric Foster; a great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Hepler.


  Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, August 27

Bobby Forkner Dies

Bobby Forkner, 85, of Asheboro died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Bethel Friends Meeting with Rev. Pat Thames and Rev. Ben Hurley. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors presented by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Born January 19, 1932 in Randolph County, Mr. Forkner was the son of the late Hobert and Myrtle G. Forkner. US Veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Forkner, Elsie Klein, Jeanette Hinshaw; and brother, Sam Forkner. Survivors include his wife, Mary Carol Briles Forkner of the home; son, Craig Shannon Forkner and wife, Akane of Japan; grandchildren, Takeru Forkner, Ellie Forkner, Robert Forkner; and "special son", Hunter Curtis and wife, Emma.