Friday, December 29

Happy New Year!

Hello All!!!

I want to wish everyone around the Internet World a very Happy New Year! The BIN will continue to provide genealogy information for the Briles Surname and continue it's research for our family. We hope to explore into new avenues to include video production and other products for genealogy. We encourage everyone to visit our message board and BLOG Central for updates on research and development.

R. Trent Briles

Cougars Lose to Gamecocks in Liberty Bowl

The last time the Houston Cougars won a bowl game was in 1980 when they defeated Navy 35-0 in the Garden State Bowl. Coach Art Briles, 0-2 in bowl games, was trying to break a six game bowl losing streak for the school. Briles and the Cougars, 10-3 and champions of Conference USA, earned the Liberty Bowl berth against Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Cougars lost to the Gamecocks in Memphis, 44-36. Briles, in his fourth season at Houston, lost his third bowl game and is 26-24 overall at the school. Still, Briles and the Cougars had a great season and we are proud of Art and his team.

Saturday, October 28

Joseph Kindley Passes

Mr. Joseph Roosevelt Kindley, 89, passed October 16, 2006 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Born on September 17, 1917 in Randolph Co. to Edward Kindley and Julia Gibson Kindley. He was employed with several local furniture manufacturers and a lifelong member of Free Grace Mission Holiness Church. Preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Iva Ruth Summey Kindley on September 30, 2006, two sons, Don Kinley and Harold Kinley, 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. Surviving are his children, Ruth Ann Kinney of Asheboro, Helen Shelley and her husband Boyd of Thomasville, Larry Kinley and his wife Lynn of Thomasville, James Kinley and his wife Neta of Denton, Winfred Kinley of Denton, Rebecca “Becky” Lanier and her husband Jeff of Denton, and Stephen Kinley of Trinity; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Stephen Stowe officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM and at other times at the residence. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. On-line condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Thursday, October 26

Beatrice Thorpe Wallace Passes

ASHEBORO-Beatrice T. Wallace, age 89, passed October 25, 2006, at Randolph Hospital. Funeral services will be October 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Gene Goldfinch and Rev. Jeff Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Falls United Methodist Church cemetery. Born September 24, 1917 to Rully and Ena Marable Thorpe. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George C. Wallace; brother, James F. Thorpe, Sr; and sisters, Julia Briles and Mary Thorpe; niece, Debbie Benton of Charlotte; nephew, James F. Thorpe, Jr. of Cedar Falls. Survived by a sister, Frances Musselwhite of Asheboro; niece, Sue Allred of Asheboro; nephew, Sam Musselwhite of Asheboro; great-nephew, Jay Thorpe of Randleman; great-niece, Alison Briles of Asheboro. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral and other times at the home of her niece, Sue Allred, 437 Foxworth Rd., Asheboro. Memorials may be made to the Cedar Falls United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1119 Loflin Pond Rd., Asheboro, NC 27203.

Mr. Lester Parrish Passes

DENTON — Mr. C. Lester Parrish, age 89, passed Oct. 24, 2006, at his home. Funeral service will be Oct. 28th, at 2 p.m. at Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church; Elder Johnny Ray Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born Dec. 13, 1916, in Randolph County to Onslow and Velora Wood Parrish. He had worked as a self-employed logger and had also worked at Harrelson Rubber Company in Asheboro. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Parrish was preceded in death by his first wife, Annie Mae Loflin Parrish in 1972; and by a grandson, Neil Kindley.Survivors are wife, Letha Gordon Parrish of the home; stepson, Edward Loflin and wife, Susan, of Denton; daughters, Carol Parrish of Denton, Bonnie Swaney and husband, Donald, of Asheboro, and Kathy Bowers and husband, Dwight, of Thomasville; sisters, Lela Briles and Blanche Bray, both of Trinity; grandchild, Nathan Kindley; two step-grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton, and other times at the home of the daughter on Sawyersville Road, Asheboro.-Briggs

Wednesday, October 11

Mrs. Edith Briles Hoover Passes Away

BENNETT — Mrs. Edith Briles Hoover, 75, passed Oct. 9, 2006, at Mariner Health Care in Asheboro. Funeral service will be Oct. 12th at 3 p.m. at Sawyersville Wesleyan Church; Rev. Darrell Rabon and the Rev. James Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Native of Randolph County, the widow of Herman W. Hoover and she attended Brown’s Chapel Christian Church in Spies. Survivors are daughter, June Hoover Albright and husband, Gary, of Bennett; son, Darrell W. Hoover and wife, Loretta, of Asheboro; sister, Lala Briles Pitts of Colfax; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.-Joyce-Brady

Monday, October 9

Mr. Clay Yates Passes

ASEHBORO- Clay Edward Yates, 88, passed October 8, 2006 at Blumenthal Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greensboro. Funeral will be 2:00 PM.Tuesday, October 10th at Pleasant Union Community Church in Jackson’s Creek with Rev. Gary Phaub officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Yates grew up in Jackson’s Creek, NC and graduated from Farmer High School. He enjoyed sports and played baseball, basketball and loved quail hunting. He was employed by Acme-McCrary Hosiery Mill and later started his own wholesale and retail egg business. He sold his egg business and began raising quail and operating Clay Yates Hunting Preserve. Clay was a faithful member and longtime member of Pleasant Union Community Church. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ester Briles Yates. Survived by his daughters, Judy and husband Pat Adams of Greensboro, NC.; Jayne and husband Rick Lutz of High Point, NC.; grandchildren, Elaine A. Seales and husband Timmy; Kimberly A. Armstrong and husband Don; John Clay Adams and wife Alyssa; Jennifer Lutz and Andrew Lutz; four great grandchildren.; brothers, Glenn Yates and George Yates both of Jackson’s Creek, NC., Wade Yates of Asheboro, NC. -Pugh

Wednesday, October 4

Iva Ruth Summey Kindley Passes

TRINITY — Mrs. Iva Ruth Summey Kindley, 84, passed Sept. 30, 2006, at her home. Funeral service was held on Oct. 3, 2006, at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville; Rev. Stephen Stowe officiating. Burial was at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on Aug. 16, 1922, in Randolph County, to Samuel Lee Summey and Elsie Beatrice Briles Summey. Preceded in death by two sons, Don Kinley and Harold Kinley. On Aug. 8, 1940, she married Joseph Roosevelt Kindley, who survives of the home; also surviving are her children, Ruth Ann Kinney of Asheboro, Helen Shelley and her husband, Boyd, of Thomasville, Larry Kinley and his wife, Lynn, of Thomasville, James Kinley and his wife, Neta, of Denton, Winfred Kinley of Denton, Rebecca “Becky” Lanier and her husband, Jeff, of Denton, and Stephen Kinley of Trinity; two sisters, Catherine Hunt and Betty “Jane” Swaim, both of Trinity; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.-JC Green

Saturday, September 30

Medlin Reunion Pictures

The Briles Information Network is proud to post pictures of the Medlin Reunion, which was held in Thomasville on September 17th. Paul "Dickie" Medlin hosted the annual event and a good time was had by one and all. Over 40 people attended the reunion with the exception of Hyacinth Medlin Marsh and James Medlin. Hyacinth, who is 84, was too ill to attend and James passed away earlier this year. The 2007 Medlin Reunion will be changing dates so stay tuned to the BIN for more information. Click on the picture for a larger view and click on the Blog for more pictures.

You can access the Medlin Family Reunion Pictures by clicking here:

Bessie Briles Cox Passes

Mrs. Bessie Briles Cox, 92, passed on September 23rd in Greensboro. Funeral was held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Sheraton Park Free Will Baptist Church; Rev. Henry Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Providence Friends Cemetery. Born in Randolph County to the late George and Tabatha Parrish Briles.Survivors include 10 children, Burnis L. Cox (Delores), R. Ray Cox, Carroll W. Cox, Norman L. Cox (Becky), all of Asheboro, Doris Cox Cummings (Clyde), Marjorie Cox Baldwin, William B. Cox (Margaret), Roger A. Cox, David S. Cox, all of Greensboro, and Peggy C. Anders (Clyde) of Athens, Ala.; 28 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Cox in 1984; two infant children; four brothers; and three sisters.

Sunday, August 6

System Upgrade

The Briles Information Network will be performing system upgrades to the site beginning the week of August 13th. There will be no updates to the databases and the policy governing same will be suspended until maintenance is complete. Any deaths or research material that occurs during the week of maintenance will be posted after the system is back on line. Thank you.

The BIN Staff

Updated Death Spreadsheet for August

An updated Death Spreadsheet for August is ready for download. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and their death has been verified personally by the BIN. The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogists. This databases lists the name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, parents and spouse's name, location of the body, and what method the death was verified. Click on this link to download the spreadsheet. NOTE: Current as of 8-6-06.
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Saturday, August 5

Samuel Allen Lowe Jr. Passes

ASHEBORO-Samuel Allen Lowe, Jr., age 83, passed August 5, 2006 at his home. Funeral will be August 8th at 11:00 AM at Back Creek Friends Meeting; Rev, Jon Reece and Rev. Ray Lambe officiating. Burial will follow the Meeting Cemetery. Born June 27, 1923 in Randolph County, NC the son of Samuel A. and Neva Briles Lowe. Survived by his wife: Inez Davidson Lowe, sons: John A. Lowe and James D. Lowe both of Asheboro, NC, daughter: Sue Ellen Lowe of Asheboro, NC and 4 grandchildren.-Pugh F.H.

NOTE:Death notices are edited by the curator due to copyright laws. You may view the full obituary by clicking here.

Thursday, August 3

Pictures Added to Database

The Briles Information Network is proud to announce that pictures have been added to the database. The pictures are of loved ones lost over the last century. We have uploaded several photos and this will be a work in progress. You will only be able to view the photos on the PAF Database. Check it out NOW!

Wednesday, August 2

Claude Davenport Case Solved...maybe?

ISSUE=The BIN has a birth certificate for Lillian Elaine Briles. Her parents are listed as Claude Davenport Briles and Mattie Welborn. Lillian's DOB is Oct. 2, 1948. The certificate lists Claude's age at 45 which should put his birth year around 1903. Mattie is around 1910. Claude was born in Stanley County NC and Mattie is Guilford County. So who is Claude Briles?

FINDINGS: The BIN located an obituary for Robert Briles (the heading said Briles, but his name is really Biles. Claude is listed in the obituary as a brother. The Biles name was confirmed at the cemetery in Stanly County, where Claude was born, and at the register of deeds (marriage and death records). I could not find a marriage listing for Claude and Mattie nor a death certificate for Claude. I did find a marriage license for Claude that puts his age exactly at 1903. He is listed as a Biles. There is NO listings in any records for a Briles, other than a death certificate for Virgil Briles Jr. All are Biles. Now Lillian may be a Briles based on her birth certificate, but this could be in error. At this time, based on circumstantial evidence, the BIN feels that Claude is a Biles and not a Briles. We are 90% sure of this, but we will keep a close eye on any additonal information received.


other cases:

Marion Summey Briles is the son of Russell J and Zola Summey Briles. Edith Briles Nance, who was married to Clayton Nance, is the daughter of John William and Lena Hargrave Briles. Any finally, Gertrude Briles Summey, who was married to Jesse Summey, is the daughter of James Edgar and Mary Little Briles. All these can be viewed on the BIN databases by clicking here.

The Briles Family Crest


The Briles Information Network is proud to present it's family crest. Traditionally, the family crest dates back to the first family who establishes it and is carried on for ever. In modern times, each family is allow to adopt the family crest or design it's own. This is usually done by the eldest living member and in this case the crest was designed by Jim Briles. The design is made up of the old crest with two new features, the anchor and star: The meaning of the crest is below. The BIN has a larger version (PSD format) for you. You can email me and I will send it to you at no charge. You may modify it at your leisure.








Black or (Sable)= Constancy or grief
Anchor= Hope; religious steadfastness
Star= Celestial goodness; noble person
Moon= Serene power over mundane actions
Annulets= Fidelity
Helmet= Traditional
Shield= Classic
Decrescent= One who has been honored by the sovereign; hope of greater glory (crescent with horns to the sinister)
Blue or (Azure) Bend= Truth and loyalty; Scarf or shield suspender of a knight commander; signifies defense or protection

Friday, July 28

Mr. James Davis Medlin Passes


R. Trent Briles, Curator
Briles Information Network

KINGS MOUNTAIN — James Davis Medlin, 60, of 2106 County Line Road, died July 27, 2006, at his residence. He was a native of Taswell County, Va., and the son of the late Jeff Davis and Barbra Louise Smith Medlin. FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday at Revival Tabernacle Church, Mount Holly INTERMENT: Gaston Memorial Park VISITATION: 7-9 tonight at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia A veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church in Mount Holly and a security guard. SURVIVORS: Wife, Claudia Elizabeth Medlin; children, Christina Langley of Gastonia, Tammy and Trent Calhoun of Wilmington, N.C., Mary Melton of Crouse, Becky and Scott McCumbee of Crouse, Grace and Rob Parker of Gastonia; sisters, Virginia Smith of Kings Mountain, Barbara Medlin of High Point, N.C., Launita Pendleton “Tootie” of Kannapolis; brother, William Medlin of Maiden, N.C.; 20 grandchildren. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Sister, Pansy Swink PALLBEARERS: Lester, Alex, Aaron and Castle Smith, Greg Melton and Rob Parker; honorary, Scott McCumbee OFFICIATING CLERGY: Dr. John Mayberry.- Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia

Wednesday, July 19

Death Notice: Mr. Paul C. Skeen

HIGH POINT-Mr. Paul Charles Skeen, 84, passed July 19th, 2006 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 am July 22nd at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Rev. Randal A. Quate officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born November 30, 1921 in Randolph County he is a son of the late Enos Skeen and Winnie Briles Skeen. Preceded in death by his wife Hazel Jester Skeen on April 7, 2001. Survived by two children; Perry C. Skeen and his wife Linda of Thomasville and Phyllis Renn and her husband Ed of Archdale. Also survived by three grandchildren; Jimmy Weston, Jeffrey Veach and Melissa Skeen and two great grandchildren; Hannah and Yancy. Survived by two sisters; Mrs. Radie Kennedy of Trinity and Mrs. Bertie Nelson of Sophia, four step grandchildren. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service Archdale.

Sunday, July 2

Error on Death Certificate Leads to Grave

Stanton Harry Briles has been found!!! Well, he was there the whole time. Buried in the Victory Baptist Church Cemetery. His death certificate stated he was somewhere else. We learned a lesson with Stanton...double check your sources. Always check the DC with the obituary or a family member. Stanton's DC stated he was cremated and we took it for granted. His obituary said otherwise and we thought it was a conflict. The obit was corrected. We are happy that we found his gravesite location and the databases has been corrected to reflect the change.

Don't Always Believe What You Read...

The BIN learned a valuable lesson in the month of June. Well, actually two lessons. Don't always believe what you read and don't trust anything on the Internet. We learned that census can be wrong and also death certificates. We also learned that people who post information on the Internet can be DEAD wrong when it comes to genealogy. Case in point, the Stanton Briles Case. His death certificate stated he was cremated and not buried. While searching for gravesites, we locate his grave beside his grandchildren. Of course his obituary was correct. First lesson, always check multiple sources.

When checking lineages on the Internet, take it with a grain of salt. If it doesn't have a source, it's probably wrong. Case, the Howard Briles saga. Three different sources had Howard (same date of birth and spouse) linked to two different parents. Lesson two, VERIFY the source yourself and if you can't, don't post it on the Internet! We learned the hard way. Double check your sources and refrain from posting the information until you yourself can prove it.

Good luck with your research!!

R. Trent Briles
Curator, The BIN

Updated Spreadsheet for July, 2006

An updated Death Spreadsheet for July is ready for download. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and their death has been verified personally by the BIN. The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogists. This databases lists the name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, parents and spouse's name, location of the body, and what method the death was verified. Click on this link to download the spreadsheet. NOTE: If you downloaded this spreadsheet for June, please update it by downloading the July Version. There will be a new, updated version for August as well.

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Sunday, June 4

June Birthdays


R. Trent Briles, Curator
Briles Information Network

JUNE BIRTHDAYS-The BIN would like to extend a very happy birthday to everyone who has a birthday in June! Three very special greetings go out to Tosha Medlin Briles who celebrates a birthday on the 24th. Phyllis Holder Medlin who has a b-day on the 15th and Derek Medlin, who's special day is the 4th! Also celebrating a birthday in June:1st, Gilbert, Noah and Mary Briles; 2nd, Ninevah Rush Briles; 9th, C.M. Briles, Rebecca Mariah Briles, and Gaither Briles; 10th, C.F. and Martha Briles; 11th, Luther and William R. Briles; 13th,John Briles; 15th, Mattie Graham Briles; 19th, Robin Kennedy Briles; 20th, Branson Briles; 21st, Everette Mayfield Briles; 23rd, Williard Briles; 25th, Phillip Briles; 28th, Julia Thorpe Briles; 29th,H. Lee Briles; 30th, Judy C. and M. Pearl Briles.

Saturday, June 3

The New Death Spreadsheet Available

The New Death Spreadsheet is ready for download. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and their death has been verified personally by the BIN. The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogists. This databases lists the name of the deceased, dates of birth and death, parents and spouse's name, location of the body, and what method the death was verified. Click on this link to download the spreadsheet.

Download Spreadsheet

Sunday, May 28

Change in Policy

When the Briles Information Network first debut in 1996, it has always maintained the policy of publishing information regarding the living. Due to recent concerns about identity theft, the BIN has decided to refrain from publishing dates of birth for the living. The BIN will continue to publish the names of the living, but the date of birth will not be listed.

R. Trent Briles

Friday, May 26

Passing of Brandon Briles McDowell

The BIN has received word of the passing of Brandon Briles McDowell. Mr. McDowell passed on May 23rd in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. McDowell is the son of Ken and Barbara Briles McDowell. His death notice is below. The databases have not been updated to reflect the passing of Mr. McDowell. Death notice written by the BIN.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL-Brandon Briles McDowell passed May 23, 2006 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Private services to be held later. Born in Asheboro, NC to H. Ken and Barbara Briles McDowell on September 14, 1974. Surviving, mother Barbara McDowell and stepfather Eric Lewis of North Myrtle Beach, SC; his father H. Ken McDowell and stepmother Lowanda of Asheboro, NC; his brother H. Kenney McDowell and his wife Carol of Asheboro, NC. -Pugh Funeral Home

Sunday, May 7

Housekeeping Items for May

The search engine for the BIN has been re-indexed. You should be able to search without any errors on the site. Remember, if you don't get a result from your search, it's not on the site. The May update for the databases has been delayed until later in the month. The May update for the databases has been delayed until later in the month. May is a very busy month for me and I hope to have it posted before June arrives. BIN Central has been placed on the back burner indefinitely. Designing this feature has been a "bear" and it's taking too much time. Don't plan on this feature until later in 2007. The death index is also being updated. I look for this to be ready in July. Last, but not least, I'm working on a new message board for the BIN. The board on Rootsweb.com has no activity and I believe a board that is housed here would be a great benefit to the site. If you have any suggestions for the site, please email me.

Saturday, April 1

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE & ZACH


R. Trent Briles, Curator
Briles Information Network

TRINITY-CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? The boys are 15!!! It seems like only yesterday Mike and Zach were born. Now that they have reached their 15th birtday, let's learn a little more about the two teenagers. Michael Trent Briles was born on April 8th, to R. Trent Briles and Jeanne Linnane Rayne. Mike is a freshman at Northwest HS and plays on the lacrosse team. He enjoys playing his trumpet, video games, and paintball. Zach was born on April 9th to Tosha Medlin (Briles) and Keith Flowe. Zach is a freshman and is home schooled. He enjoys remote control cars and surfing the net. We are currently working on some new pictures for the boys and as soon as we get them uploaded, we will place them here on the BLOG and replace the birthday cake. We encourage everyone who visits this site to post a note wishing them a Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, March 25

FIRE TAKES ONE IN LEXINGTON


R. Trent Briles, Curator
Briles Information Network

LEXINGTON-A fire late Wednesday took the life of Carl Lee Briles. Mr. Briles was found in a vacant house at 278 Winston Road. Fire officials report that the fire began in the living room area. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined. Mr. Briles is a resident of the Jackson Creek community in Randolph County. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Mar. 26th at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Rev. Ray Swaney conducting. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born Sept. 28, 1944, in Randolph County, a son of Flake and Edna Williams Briles. Survived by his four sisters, Mary Kindley and husband, Hubert, of Lexington, Ruth Small of Randleman, Bertie Lemmons of Julian, Barbara McDowell of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one brother, Harold Lee Briles and wife, Shirley, of Trinity. Several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine companions, Buck, Faye, Kate and Sugar. Mr. Briles will remain at Family Funeral Care, 18 Randolph St., until placed into the church thirty minutes before the service. The family will receive friends at Family Funeral Care on Saturday from 6-8 p.m., and other times at their respective homes. You can Mr. Briles' lineage by clicking here.

Thursday, March 23

Welcome

The BIN BLOG is now operational and free to use. Please post anything related to this web site. Please keep it clean.

Trent Briles