Friday, February 17

Lois June Spangler Briles

Lois June Briles, 79, of Belle went home to be with the Lord, January 25, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Marvin Horan officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday. Preceding her in death were her parents, Herbert Omen and Lula Mae Meadows Spangler; and an infant daughter, Stephanie Fawn Briles.  Surviving are her loving husband, Dawnevyn Briles; son, Brian of Shrewsbury; daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Mark Shannon of Sissonville; and grandchildren, Matthew Sanchez and his wife, Jessica, of Oak Hill, Cory Sanchez of Morgantown, Courtney Shannon of Philadelphia, PA, and Cameron Bays of Shrewsbury.

Reverend Charles Branson Walker Dies

TRINITY-Reverend Charles Branson Walker, 97, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Hinkle Hospice Home, with his wife and family by his side. A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, 4736 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Sophia, NC. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 17, at the church.Born January 18, 1920, in Trinity, NC.  He was the fourth of twelve children of the late William Robert Walker and Eula Melita Rush Walker.  He is survived by his wife, Mozelle Smith Walker (they would have been married 75 years on February 23); his children, Ann Walker Allnutt of Archdale, Janice Walker Allred and husband Craig of Lexington, and Debra Walker Siler and husband Billy of High Point; grandchildren, Toni Snyder (Jay), Kimberly Bekat, Cynthia Phelps (Dean), Branson Allred, Kyle Siler (fiancĂ©e Trina Crawford), Kristen Lawlor (EJ), and ten great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his only sister, Ruth Wall, and brothers, Odis Walker and Jackie Walker, as well as many close friends. He is predeceased by his parents; an infant daughter, Jeanette Kay Walker; and eight brothers.

Rev. Walker's grandmother is Sarah Briles Walker. His mom has six direct lines to Mary Briles Rush.

Viola Hizer Briles Keller Dies

Viola E. Briles Keller, 95, died Monday morning, February 13, 2017, in University Nursing Center, Upland. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Jones-Smith Funeral Home,  in Upland, Indiana. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Bill Kannan officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Cemetery in Upland, Indiana. Born in Hartford City, the daughter of the late Aaron and Sarah (James) Hizer. On November 7, 1936, she married George Briles who preceded her in death April 25, 1991. In 1998 she married Paul Keller who also preceded her in death December 22, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Larry (De) Briles, and Jerry (Wanda) Briles, both of Upland; six grandchildren; David (Ieva) Briles, Loveland, CO, Susan (Doug) Garrison, New Paris, Leigh Ann (Scott) Colburn, Jonesboro, Aaron (Meredith) Briles, Muncie, Dan (Amanda) Briles, Indianapolis, Jennifer (Nick) Kidwell, Hartford City, and twelve great grandchildren.

Sunday, February 12

Patrick Wayne Briles

Patrick Wayne Briles passed away on January 11, 2017 in Texas. Funeral services were held at the Rosewood Humble Chapel, 10:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017. Burial followed in the Rosewood Memorial Park. Born May 2 1947, to the late Earnest Lester Briles and Millicent Seale Briles. Preceded in death by his wife Jerry Jones Briles and daughter, Vallie Briles.

Gertrude Snider Small Dies

Gertrude Snider Small, 90, passed Friday, February 10, 2017at home with family by her side. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Reece officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born September 1, 1927 in Randolph County to the late Rosa and Brantley Snider. On December 22, 1945 she married the love of her life, Joe Lloyd Small. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Joe Lloyd Small, grandson, Kenneth Cecil "Ken" Small, Jr., son-in-law, Craig F. Branson, sisters, Edith Carmac, Lucille Davis, Frances Brown, brothers, Glen and Ed Snider. Survivors are son, Kenneth Cecil Small, daughter, Brenda S. Branson, grandson, Shane Spoon, sisters, Mary Greene all of Asheboro and Annie Mae Rush of Cary. Six direct lines to Mary Briles Pearce. Her husband has four direct lines to Catherine Briles Skeen.

Thursday, February 2

Virginia Lee Briles Gardner Dies

Virginia Lee Briles Gardner, 87, Hartford, died on December 19, 2016, at the Life Care Center in Burlington. Memorial Services were held Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Hartford United Methodist Church. Inurnment followed in the Lena Valley Cemetery. Born on January 13, 1929, at Richter, Kansas, to John Charles and Dessie Duvall Briles. On June 9, 1951, she married Daniel R. Gardner, who survives; preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Apgar and Beth Gentry, and a grandson. Also survived by four sons, George (Sharon) Gardner, St. George, Fred (Jackie) Gardner, Garnett, David (Nancy) Gardner, Newton, Vernon Gardner, Luellen, NE, two daughters, Mary Hoover, Lyons, and Elizabeth (Kevin) Fox, Syracuse, a sister, Beverly Swenson, Broomfield, CO, 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Monday, January 30

Hannah Hepler Watford

Hannah Hepler Watford, 94, of Denton Road, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the Hinkle Hospice House of Davidson County. A graveside service will be held, Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the Liberty Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. David Bowman officiating. There will not be a formal visitation.Born on September 22, 1922 in Davidson County, NC to the late Earl Henderson Hepler Sr. and Martha Hanner Hepler. Along with her parents, Hannah was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Watford; a sister, Hope Hepler; two brothers, James Stuart Hepler, and Earl Hepler, Jr. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, and other special family members. Great Grandmother is Hannah Briles Hepler

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.