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.

Saturday, June 6

Vicki Ann Briles Dies

HILDEBRAN- Vicki Ann Briles, 54, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her residence. Services will be Monday, June 8, at 3:00 PM at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, June 8, at Hickory Funeral Home from 1:00 – 2:45 PM.Born November 12, 1960 in Catawba Co. to Jo Ann McAdams Briles and the late Edward Lloyd Briles. Surviving is her mother, Jo Ann Briles; daughter, Haley Walker and fiancĂ©, Wesley Helton; granddaughter, Lacie Helton; grandson, Waylon Helton; brother, Rick Briles and wife, Cindy; sister, Sandi Wagner and husband, Kenny; niece, Amanda Briles; nephew, Tyler Wagner and numerous friends and cousins.

Monday, May 18

Harriet Powers Briles

ANGOLA - Harriet Powers Briles, age 95, passed away May 14, 2015 at Cameron Woods Assisted Living Center in Angola, Indiana after a short illness. Per her wishes, there will be no calling. Private graveside services and burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. Born on October 8, 1919, in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of James B. and Hazel (Parnell) Powers. She married Paul R. Briles on October 12, 1946 who passed in 1976. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Huber of Fremont, IN and grandson, John Huber and his wife, Katie, of Franklin, NY, several nieces and nephews and their families. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and two sisters, Amy Roney and Ruth Louise Powers.

Thursday, May 14

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns Dies

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns, 84, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on May 30, 1930 to Roland Alvah and Wilda Kathryn "Kate" Winningham Briles; preceded in death by her husband Fred Martin Kearns. Survived by her daughter, Karen Trollinger and husband Tom of Asheboro; son, Martin Kearns and wife Beth of Asheboro; grandchildren, Caroline Trollinger of Asheboro, Lindsay Poe and husband Jeff of Liberty, Lauren Trollinger, William Kearns, and George Kearns all of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Cameron Norton, and Angel Palma all of Asheboro, Jackson, Benjamin, and Emma Poe all of Liberty; and her faithful companion, her dog Max.  

Roland Briles is the brother of Ernest Michael Briles, great grandfather of R. Trent Briles, curator of the BIN.

Wednesday, May 6

William Paul Briles Dies

William Paul Briles passed away peacefully May 1, 2015 in Largo, FL. Born June 11, 1950 to the late Wallace E. Briles and Gladys Hill Briles. He is survived by loving wife Rita, sons Glenn, Dennis and daughter Adrienne. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Florida.


Linvel Edward Pierce Dies

Linvel Edward Pierce, 81, a resident of W. Holly Hill Road, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Lecates officiating. Born in Thomasville, March 28, 1934 a son of Everett Pierce and Cora Morris Pierce and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. On August 29, 1965 he was married to Miss Barbara Barnes who survives of the home. Also surviving is a son, Mark Pierce of Greensboro; two sisters, Margie Wilson and Panzie Decker, both of Thomasville; and his faithful canine buddy “Chyann” who was left to Linvel after his brother Glenn’s death.


Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, April 28

Bernice Maie Skeen Miller Passes

Bernice Maie Skeen Miller, 84, passed Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. A celebration of Mrs. Miller's life will be held at 2 pm Monday, April 27th at God's Harvest Worship Center, 509 Cloninger Drive, Thomasville, with Pastor Joe Bean and Pastor Eddie Mishoe officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on April 11, 1931 in Randolph County to the late Paul Jordan and Eudora Maie Albertson Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Carlas Thompson and a brother, Jasper Richardson Skeen. Surviving are her husband of over 52 years, Johnnie Miller of the home; children, Annette Turbyfill and her husband Joe of Trinity and Roger Thompson and his wife Jean of Nashville, NC; four grandchildren, Heather Leigh Jackson, Christopher Carl Thompson, Jared Lee Turbyfill, and Justin Allen Turbyfill; four great grandchildren, Robby Carol Shaw, Angel Elizabeth Shaw, William Thomas Jackson, and Weston Atlas Thompson; and her sister, Marie Brewer of Southmont.


Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce and Margaret Briles Kindley