Wednesday, September 2

Jesse Obed Briles

Jesse Obed Briles, 92, of Westlake, passed away August 24, 2015 in Westlake, Ohio.Visitation at 2:30pm followed by a memorial service at 3:30pm Sunday, September 6, 2015 At Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, OH 44116. Private burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Born July 4, 1923 to the late Ninevah Rush & Eulah Horney Briles.  Surviving will be wife of 68 years Ruby J. Briles (nee Gee); loving father of Londa Foster (Charles), Brenda Freeman (Dan) and Rev. Johnny Briles (Joyce); grandfather of Michelle Fluet (Matt), Sonya Judkins (Kevin), Julie Farr (Daniel), Amy Lawson (Geoff), Sarah Freeman (fiance-Andrew Bryant), Jesse Briles (Jenna), and Bennett Briles (Olivia). Great grandfather of 10; dear brother of Juana Mase, David Briles, and the late Philip and Peter Briles and Susan Smits. 

Sunday, August 30

Virginia Dare Briles Snider Dies

Mrs. Virginia Briles Snider, formerly of Brewer Street, died August 29, 2015 at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after several years of declining health. She was born on November 13, 1920 to Virgil Strickland Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles. On July 6, 1940 she married Jesse Gray Snider who preceded her in death in 1994.  She lost her only child Bonnie Snider Jones in 2013. Surviving are sister Dorothy Hunt of Thomasville, grandsons James G. Jones of Thomasville and Benjamin C. Jones of Lexington, and great grand daughters Megan and Melissa Jones of Winston Salem. The family will be at J.C. Greens funeral home, 122 West Main St, Thomasville on Wednesday at 3:00PM for visitation. A memorial service will follow at 4pm.

Tuesday, August 25

Holly Skeen, Descendant of Mary Briles Pearce & Rachel Briles Hoover Dies

Holly Elizabeth Skeen, 45, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Wake: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Reeder officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. A native of Randolph County, born February 28, 1970 to the late J.D. and Donna Hoover Skeen. Survived by her sister, LeAnn Skeen Marsh and husband, Tom of Winston-Salem; brother, Rick Skeen and wife, Linda Latham Skeen of Asheboro.

Descendant of Mary Briles Pearce & Rachel Briles Hoover

Sunday, August 23

Wife of World War II/MoH Receipt Hero Dies

Wilma F. Briles age 95 of Mitchellville, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchellville United Methodist Church, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Mitchellville United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warrior Fund. The daughter of Walter J. and Mildred (Offill) Telfer, Wilma was born on January 21, 1920 in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1937. On January 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Herschel F. "Pete" Briles at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Those left to honor her memory include her three sons, James (Judy) Briles of Johnston, Jerry (Sharon) Briles of Prairie City, and Randy (Polly) Briles of Waterloo, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Stoner of Oregon and Trula Telfer of Urbandale; and two brothers, Ronald Telfer and Wilbur (Dodie) Telfer both of Newton. Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Mildred, step mother, Myrna, husband, Pete in 1994 seven sisters, Edith Moore, Elsie Fatka, Irma Telfer, Vera Telfer, Marilyn Elrod, Myrna Schmitt and Grace Shuey and two brothers, Merwyn Telfer and Robert Telfer.

Monday, August 17

Beverly Briles Herring Dies

Beverly J. Herring, 85, passed away at 7:20 p.m. at Wesleyan Health and Rehab, Marion. Visitation: 2-8 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana .Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana; Officiating; Rev. Robert Van Cise Interment: Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Indiana. Daughter of the late Glen and Beatrice (Stephenson) Briles, she was born April 14, 1930 in Blackford County. She married Robert Herring on December 27, 1947 in Upland. He survives. Survivors include her husband of over 67 years, Robert Herring; two sons, Michael (Carol) Herring, Keystone, David (Cheryl) Herring, Hamilton, OH; a daughter, Susan (Bob) Southworth, Upland; a brother Steve Briles, Hartford City; two sisters, Rita (Jerry) Morris, Texas, Beth (Ron) Bennett, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings: Bill Briles, John Briles, Joan Conner.

Friday, July 10

Marian Hilda Rich Craven

Marian Hilda Rich Craven, 73, of Randleman passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Family will receive friends at Randleman Friends Meeting Fellowship Hall on Saturday July 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Services will follow at 3:00 pm in the Meeting House, 523 High Point St., Randleman, NC, with Wade Craven officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro.Born September 30, 1941 and raised in the Farmer area; preceded in death by her Father, Jesse Willard Rich, Mother, Wincie Hoover Rich, and Brother, Willard Carroll “Billy” Rich. She is survived by her husband, Wade Craven of Randleman, her three children, Doyle Craven and his partner Charlie Southern (Randleman, NC), Emily King and her husband David (Franklinville, NC), Sherri Misenheimer and her husband Derrick (Concord, NC); her seven grandchildren, Dustin King and his wife Kristen, Ethan King, Elise King, Megan Misenheimer, Nathan Misenheimer, Dylan Misenheimer, and Kristan Misenheimer; and one great-grandchild, Evan King.

Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Friday, June 19

Vietnam Vet Gerald Thomas “Jerry” Briles

Gerald Thomas “Jerry” Briles, 67, of Stephens City, VA died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. family will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home with his father-in-law, Mr. John Maisch officiating, followed by a reception at South Chapel. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Born in 1948 in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Joseph Wheeler and Helen Lions Briles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving four tours in Vietnam; received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and numerous other medals during his military service.  Mr. Briles married Lisa M. Briles on December 30, 1989 in Hocking County, Ohio. Surviving with his wife is a brother, David Briles (Judy) of Bowie Maryland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Kryder.

Sunday, June 14

Nathan Charles Kindley's Death

 Nathan Charles Kindley age 48, of N. Main St. Denton died June 10, 2015 at his residence. A private graveside inurnment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born August 1, 1966 in Randolph County to Charles Leo Kindley and Carol Jean Parrish. In addition to his parents Nathan was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Neil Kindley. Nathan is survived by aunts and uncles.

 Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley & Elizabeth Briles Robbins.

Tuesday, June 9

Mary Kennedy Black Dies, Grandmother is Sarah Briles

Mary Kennedy Black, 92, a resident of Hopewell Church Rd., died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service in the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Joyce. Mrs. Black will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church prior to the service. Born on June 13, 1922 in Randolph County, NC to James David Kennedy and Grace Luemma Walker Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jones Black on September 27, 2000, whom she married on November 18, 1939; daughter, Brenda Hedrick in July 2001; son-in-law, Roger Hedrick in January 2001; brothers, Lee, Dolphus, and Wade Kennedy; and sister, Gladys Crotts. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Hill and husband Eddie, of Trinity; grandchildren, Dale Hedrick and wife Norma, Paul Scott Hedrick and wife Kelly, Mike Hill and wife Kathy, and Paula Sikes and husband Robbie; great-grandchildren, Nick Hill and wife Katie, Alex Hill, Lindsay Hedrick, Adam Shew and wife Priscilla, Lane Hedrick, and Chet Sikes; and great-great granddaughter, Victoria Shew.

Mrs. Black's Grandmother is Sarah Briles Walker.

Reba Varner Briles

Reba Varner Briles, 88, formerly of Jamestown, died June 7, 2015 at Westchester Manor in High Point. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Born May 16th, 1927 in Guilford County, a daughter to the late William R. and Mary Belle Jordan Varner. In 1947 she married William Monroe Briles who preceded her in death in 2001. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded by a daugher, Shirley Ann Briles in 2000. Surviving is a son, William (Bill) M. Briles III of Jamestown; a sister, Nancie V. Williams of Jamestown; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Sexton and Christopher W. Brady; and four great grandchildren, Jennifer, Maggie and Sophie Sexton and Jonathan Brady.