Monday, January 21

Charles Scott Royals Dies

Charles Scott Royals passed January 20, 2019. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Sechrest Funeral Service of Archdale. He was born August 11, 1970 in High Point, NC to Gerald and Alice Royals. He was preceded in death by his mother Alice Royals as well as his grandparents. Scott is survived by his wife Eleanor Royals; daughter, Sara Royals; and father, Jerry Royals. No information regarding burial or cremation. 
Mr. Royals' great great grandmother is Fatima Briles Floyd. 

Friday, January 18

Wilda Irene Meredith Collins, 88, Dies

Mrs. Wilda Irene Meredith Collins, 88, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Curis of Thomasville.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Unity UMC with Dr. Dee Stokes officiating. A private family interment will be held in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Born on September 30, 1930 in Davidson County, NC to James C. Meredith and Letha Elizabeth Kindley Meredith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bruce Collins on November 9, 1990, whom she married on November 11, 1972; daughter, Kathy Brown; and son, James M. Hall. Surviving is her grandson, James David (JD) Brown and wife Amanda of High Point; great-grandson, Ryan Brown; and her sister, Joann Saintsing and her husband Bennie of Thomasville.

Mrs. Collins' great great grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley (five generations back).

David Wayne Serio

David Wayne Serio, loving husband and son, passed away Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 at the age of 59. Resident of Pitman, New Jersey he was born Feb 4, 1959 in Bristol Pa to Samuel F Serio and Evelyn Torkelsen.  He married Janet McEwen on May 18, 1984 in Levittown, PA., who survives. Preceded in death by his brother Samuel Allen Serio and grandparents (Virginia Dare Briles). Survived by his wife and parents; his father’s loving wife Barbara of 40yrs. and close relatives.

Friday, January 11

Dawnevyn "Don" Paul Briles

Dawnevyn "Don" Paul Briles, 84, of Shrewsbury, departed this life Tuesday, January 8, 2019, following a long illness. Per his request, cremation has been honored and a small gathering with immediate family will be held at a later date. Born August 1, 1934, in Lincoln County. In addition to his wife, Lois, he was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Mary Briles; daughter, Stephanie Briles; brothers, Dennis and Beryl Briles; and son-in-law, Mark Shannon. Left to mourn his passing are his daughter, Melody Shannon of Charleston; son, Brian Briles of Shrewsbury and fiance, Amanda Merrill; grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Sanchez of Oak Hill, Cory Sanchez of Morgantown, Cameron Bays of Tornado; step-granddaughter, Courtney Shannon of Philadelphia; sister, Loretta Hannigan of Shrewsbury; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Thursday, January 10

Rev. Warren "Barney" Pierce

Rev. Warren "Barney" Allen Pierce, 97, resident of Trinity, died January 8, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting with Pastor Dave Mercadante officiating. Interment will follow in the meeting cemetery. Following the interment, friends are invited to a time of songs, stories and sentiments and a "carry in meal" at the meeting fellowship hall. Born January 12, 1921 in Randolph County, a son to Harvey and Tressie Robbins Pierce. In 1948, he married the former Frances Bean who preceded him in death in 2005. He was also preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Gaye Willard and husband Eddie of Trinity and Janice Spainhour of Trinity; two sisters, Peggy Pugh and husband Arnold of Trinity and Nora Lee Myers and husband Paul of Altamonte Springs, FL; and six grandchildren, Kimberly Radford of Durham, Jason Radford and wife Ashely of Durham, Kelly Parker and husband David of Durham, Jonathan Spainhour of Vancouver British Columbia, Christi Anna Coats and husband Michael of Fort Hood, TX and Jeremy Spainhour and wife Keldy of Silverdale, WA.

Mr. Pierce's great grandmother is Elizabeth Briles Robbins 

Charles "Wayne" Summey Dies

Mr. Charles "Wayne" Summey, 73, of Lexington passed away Saturday January 5, 2019. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Denton Wesleyan Church with Rev. Charlie Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville on Tuesday January 8, 2019 evening from 6:00-8:00PM. Born June 18, 1945 to the late Lee Summey and Lois Gordon Summey in Randolph County. Preceded in death by one brother, Billy Ray Summey. Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Brenda Floyd Summey of the home; one daughter, Angela Summey Owens and husband Neil of Lexington; two grandchildren, Preston Owens and Aneil Owens; one brother, Kenneth Lee Summey and wife Patsy of Thomasville; one sister, Kathy Summey Ernest and husband Jim of Myrtle Beach, SC.; he also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mr. Summey's grandmother is Elsie Briles Summey

John Manley Briles Jr.

John Manley Briles, Jr., of Ramseur, died Monday, December 31, 2018 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro. Visitation will be Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Ramseur from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 4, 2019, at First Christian Church; Rev. Garry Arnett officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Knoll Cemetery in Ramseur. Native of Randolph County, Mr. Briles was preceded in death by his parents, John Manley Briles, Sr. and Pearl Henson Briles. Survivors: wife, Josephine "Jo" Hemphill Briles, of the home, sons, John Manley Briles, III, and wife, Alison, of Asheboro, Justin Aaron Briles, and wife, Tyra, of Archdale, sisters, Elsie Reeder, of Greensboro, Mildred Nance, of Ramseur, brother, Wayne Briles, of Ramseur, grandchildren, Aaron Briles, Haley Briles, Mason Briles, Isla Briles. 

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