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.

Wednesday, August 23

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr. of Lexington passed away August 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Dickie, as he was known to those who loved him was born January 6, 1946 to Paul and Arlene Martin Medlin, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mabe Medlin, son, Paul D. Medlin (Teresa), daughter, Tosha Medlin Briles, stepchildren, Chris Hill, Debbie (Tommy) Gordon, Mark (Janet) McDowell. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dickie is also survived by a brother, Mark Martin and sister, Saundra (Michael) Riggs. Dickie loved working with his hands and was very skillful in woodworking. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. A Celebration of Life will be announced at future date. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the Medlin family.

Lilyann Grace Briles

Lilyann Grace Briles, daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Briles, was born and died on August 14, 2017. A visitation in her honor will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Monday, August 21

Larry W. Davis Dies

GREENVILLE-Larry W. Davis, 67, of Greenville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. No services. Born Jan. 10, 1950, in Greenville, the oldest son of the late Paul Edward Davis and Margaret Briles Davis. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Davis; and a nephew, Trent Christie. He was of Baptist faith. Left to cherish his memory are his best friend and wife, Paula Davis; his mother, Margaret Davis; his daughter, Jennifer (Ross) Jones; grandsons Justin Jones and Jack Jones; brother Eddie (Debbie) Davis; sisters Dianne (Mark) Christie and Krista (Orval McLaughlin; father-in-law Sam (Lana) Loy; mother-in-law Rena Loy; nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunt Jo Davis and Aunt Jane Davis and their families as well as many special friends.

Friday, August 18

New Content Added to the BIRN



The Briles Information Radio Network has added new content to it's growing library. Four new episodes of "Flickers from the Cave" has been uploaded. This series is created by Mike Richardson and Marty Hollingsworth; both talk about horror flicks from the past.

Several shows from"Afloat with Henry Morgan" was added. The show was radio broadcast that aired, as many would say, in 1933. Each episode was 12 minutes long, and was dedicated for the young listeners in particular. The producer and star of the show was George Edwards, the same person who produced the popular series Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to name a few.

Eight episodes from the "Murder by Experts" has been added as well. This show aired in from 1949-1951 which feature crime stories by leading murder experts such as William Irish, Alfred Hitchcock and Craig Rice.

The BIRN is currently producing the first show for "B-Side Radio Underground" and the opening theme for the new "Shock Theater!" Stay Tuned!