Sunday, December 28
Friday, December 5
Date of Death: November 22, 2008 LIBERAL, KS-Ruby Jane Briles, 96, of Adams, Oklahoma passed November 22, 2008 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at Union Center United Methodist Church; Rev. Herbert Bridgewater officiating. Interment will be in the Union Center Cemetery- Roberts Brothers Funeral Home.
Friday, November 21
The Briles Information Network is pleased to announce the first ever Pod and Video Cast! The BIN has partnered with Itunes, Blip.tv, and Gcast to provide a video and audio pod cast of this site. The video cast will mirror features and death notices on this site, but in a broadcast/newscast format. The audio portion of the video cast will be extracted and placed on Gcast to provide the pod cast version while the newscast will be housed on Blip.tv. Itunes will be the feature RSS reader/receiver however you will be able to view either cast on the above networks. You will be able to subscribe to broadcast using either of the above services, which will automatically download the episode to your favorite player.
The easiest way to subscribe is to access the Itunes logo and click on the subscribe button on the BIN page.The video cast will officially begin in early 2009 and will update on a quarterly basis. At this time, there are several videos already produced by Video Impressions and the BIN located on the Vidcast. The BIN is planning full feature documentaries on several churches, cemeteries, and in-depth stories on the Briles Families in 2009 so stay tuned!. Feel free to check our Pod and Video Casting out by clicking on the respective buttons below. If you have any problems, please contact us.
Sunday, October 26
Criddle comments during the meeting include some “inconsistencies”, which were addressed by Thigpen on his BLOG. As many of you know, I have questioned Jeff in the past regarding access to public records, both in-house and online, and he has addressed these issues promptly. I, myself, am one of 700 actual registered users who followed the verification requirements to access online records. I have used the Guilford County ROD online access on several occasions and find it useful for research and development. Birth & Death certificates are public record and access to these records SHOULD REMAIN PUBLIC. Until the State changes it’s laws, vitals records will remain public. Criddle needs to understand the role of the Register of Deeds and the role it plays based on State Statute.
I’m not going to write a long, exhausting article to reverberate Jeff’s response to Criddle’s opinion on this topic. I will not repeat my feeling on this topic or re-post my article from last year. I will refer you to his direct and positive response on his BLOG, which will explain his actions based on NC General Statute. The BIN totally supports Jeff Thigpen and his office and thanks him for allowing researchers and verified users to access public information.
Monday, October 20
RANDLEMAN- Frederic (Freddie) Monroe Farlow, passed Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at his home. Memorial service 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Cedar Square Friends Meeting; Pastor Eric Woods officiating. Private interment in the meeting cemetery. Born June 17, 1927, in Randolph County, a son to the late Dallas and Ethel Cox Farlow. Preceded in death by a sister, Emma Hall, and a brother, Richard Farlow. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie Nichols; three children, Ruth Ponce of Florida, Stacy Farlow of Archdale and Karen Overby of Randleman; six grandchildren, Robbie Farlow, Mauree Farlow, Jazmyn Ponce, Hunter Overby, Heather Overby and Hogan Overby; one brother, Norman Farlow of Sophia; and one sister, Carol Huffman of Holden Beach.-Cumby
Tuesday, October 7
Saturday, September 27
Wednesday, September 17
Sunday, September 14
The Briles Information Network is proud to post pictures of the 2008 Medlin Reunion which was held in Thomasville on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Paul Dickie Medlin hosted the annual event and a good time was had by one and all. Over 50 people attended the reunion. Make sure you reserve your copy of the 2008 Medlin Reunion Video, because it will be the last one videotaped. It will include pictures from reunions past, i.e. 2006-2008 and both videos produced by R. Trent briles. It will also include old photos from our loved ones. The video for this year's reunion is scheduled to be released before Christmas. Thanks again and contact Dickie if you want the videos.
Tuesday, August 19
Saturday, July 26
LAFAYETTE,IN-Two juveniles have been arrested, accused of setting fire to a northside Lafayette garage early Friday. According to Lafayette police, the juveniles could possibly be linked to other crimes as well.
Lafayette firefighters were called to a house at 2126 Underwood St. around 4 a.m. They arrived to find the detached garage in flames, said Lafayette Fire Department inspector Dave Thomas.
Raymond Briles, who lives in the house with his fiancée, Sheryl Hindsley, said he thinks the fire was started over a mo-ped that had been stolen from the garage days before. He got the mo-ped back after an on-street confrontation Tuesday with someone he noticed riding it.
"They were mad because I took it back from them," Briles said.
The fire destroyed the garage, as well as a mo-ped, a pickup and other items inside, Thomas said.
No one was injured, Thomas said, adding that the family has insurance.
Two juveniles were arrested later Friday morning on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire, Thomas said.
According to Lafayette Police Capt. Bruce Biggs, three juveniles were brought in for questioning regarding several mo-ped thefts.
The investigation led to all three being arrested on suspicion of theft, and two of them on suspicion of arson.
In addition to the arson, the trio might be linked to as many as 15 other crimes, including thefts, vandalism and one burglary, Biggs said.
Biggs could not release their names because they are under age.
All three were being held Friday in juvenile detention outside the county, Biggs said. The information will be sent to the prosecutor's office.
Briles said his mo-ped was stolen from the garage Monday night. After Tuesday's confrontation, he got it back, putting it in the garage.
A neighbor knocked on their door early Friday, alerting them to the fire. "I went out there and there was nothing but 30-foot flames," Briles said.
Briles said he's glad police caught the juveniles believed to be responsible. "I hope they prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law," Briles said. "Setting garages on fire endangers people's lives."
Friday, July 18
"On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.
Thursday, July 3
Tuesday, July 1
Friday, June 27
ASHEBORO- Kenneth Dockery Spencer, 97, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation. Services will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at Flag Springs United Methodist Church; Rev. Billy Jarrett, the Rev. J. Harold Hammond, Raiford Brown and the Rev. Mike Swofford officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born June 28, 1910, in Randolph County, son of the late Cyrus and Lydia Harper Spencer. His spouse, Viola Graham, passed on June 13, 2008 (m.Sept. 12, 1936). Survivors include his daughters, Patsy S. Conrad and husband, Tommy, of Ramseur, Jane Pinnix and special friend, Jim Gerringer, of Asheboro, Sandra S. Baucom and husband, Larry, of Asheboro; grandchildren, Donna Long of Robbins, Spencer Conrad of Denton, Scott McCrary of Mishawaka, Ind., Tracey McCrary of Santa Monica, Calif., Matthew Baucom of Asheboro, Jenny Baucom of Asheboro; great-grandchildren, Steffenie Lee, Colton Long, Chesley Long, Carter Long, Kenny McCrary, Billy McCrary, Noah McCrary and many nieces and nephews.-Ridge
Monday, June 23
WHITEVILLE-Mr. Joseph Scott Hicks, 38, passed June 13, 2008 at his residence. Graveside service at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; Rev. Karen Smith officiating. Born in Guilford County, N.C., May 19, 1970, a son of the late Edward Hicks and Mary Ellen Kindley Ginn. Surviving are a brother, James Ginn and his wife Deana of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a niece, Jade Ginn; aunts, Uavah York of Trinity, Joann Loflin of Thomasville and Judy Kindley of Denton; uncles, Hubert Kindley of Lexington, Ernest Kindley of Asheboro and Michael Kindley of Trinity.-JC Green
Saturday, June 7
Tuesday, June 3
Friday, May 30
THOMASVILLE-Ola Mae Pierce, 91, passed on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Britthaven of Davidson. Interment was held in Fairgrove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rev. Fred Miller officiating. . Born on June 14, 1916, in Davidson County to the late David E. and Maggie Grubb Lambeth. Preceded in death by Beulah Pierce who passed in 2007. Suviving is her sister, Hazel Lambeth Briles.-Family Funeral Home.
Friday, May 23
Added May 23, 2008:
Photo of Grave marker for Roscoe & Mary F. Briles Carlton
Thursday, May 22
UPDATE: The BIN has contacted the funeral home in Colorado and attempted to obtain a full death notice for Charles Briles. We learned that Charles' parents are Charles Franklin & Margarite Hansen Briles. The funeral home told us the local paper in Castle Rock runs once a week and should be posted next week. We have no files on Charles' family and thus we will keep searching for this lineage. The BIN will try to obtain an full death notice after the holiday.
UPDATE-We have no files on Charles' family and thus we will keep searching for this lineage. We can't obtain a full death notice on Charles and the census is no help. We have moved this to the "Current Issue" page and hope someone will assist in solving this issue.
Friday, May 16
Paul “Dickie” Medlin has announced the date for the annual Medlin Reunion. This year's reunion will be held Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Dickie's house in Thomasville. As always, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing the family again. Dickie will be cooking a pig again with full chickens, just like last year. We ask that each bring a side dish or desserts and be prepared for a great time!
The Briles Information Network will be filming the reunion to record the event for the Randolph and Davidson Historical Society. We ask all family members to bring old photographs of your family and those of family members who have passed on. These photographs will be scanned at the reunion and returned to you by the end of the day. The video of the reunion will be given to both county libraries and kept in the genealogy room for viewing. If you have any questions about the reunion, please contact Dickie at 336-475-1787 or Tosha Medlin Briles at 336-472-8188.
Novant Health Triad Region has recognized Tosha Medlin Briles for excellence as part of the 2008 Remarkable 45! Nurses. The program honors the top 45 nurses in the region based on their leadership and professionalism while working with patients.
Tosha works for Novant at the Thomasville Medical Center working in the ICU Department. Datra Delk-Patrick and Kathy Saintsing were also recognized at the award ceremony, which took place at Bermuda Run Country Club in Clemmons, NC. You can view the group picture by clicking on Tosha's picture.
Tosha is the daughter of Paul "Dickie" and Phyllis Holder Medlin and the mother to Zachary Flowe and Cameron Briles. Tosha is married to R. Trent Briles, curator of the Briles Information Network. Congratulations Tosha on this OUTSTANDING AWARD! YOU DESERVE IT!
Thursday, May 15
All of the below are dated 5-14-08:
Mark Brunk Obituary
Jacob Briles Obituary
Dorothy Morcel Briles Obituary
Melba Briles French Obituary
Hattie Miller Briles-Pic of Grave marker
Rollie Briles-Pic of Grave Marker
Paul Robert Briles-Pic of Grave Marker
Nicholas & Eunice Leonard Miller-Pic of GM
Susan Byerly Leonard-Pic of Gm
Wednesday, May 7
Thursday, May 1
5-3-08: Pic of grave marker for Wills & Lela Briles Damron (DI)
4-30-08: Pic of grave marker for Noah & Catherine Imbler Briles (DI)
4-30-08: Obit for Charles Corder (DI)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker: Elwood Eleazer Briles (DI)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker: Elizabeth Young Briles (DI)
4-24-08: Obit and pic for Clyde Smyth (DI & CAT)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker for William Lee Briles (DI)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker & Obit for Cora Stinson Briles (DI)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker for Flora Briles (DI)
4-24-08: Pic of grave marker for Walter A. Briles Jr (DI)
4-11-08: Obit for Shirley Voyles Adams (DI)
4-10-08: Obit for John Briles, son of Noah Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for L.N. & Sarah Harreld(DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Maybelle Briles Harreld(DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Lewis Warren Harreld(DI)
4-1-08: Obit for Elizabeth C. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for John Noah Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Mary E. Miller Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for James Edward Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for William A. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Doris Simpson Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Edward Lewis Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Mary Grassman Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Jacob A. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Lois Presley Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Patrick Henry Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Obit for Heniretta Beye Briles-Bura(DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Kelly Holt Beye(DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Andrew F. Beye (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Lutetia Terrel Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Wayne M. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Noah John Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Lois L Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Leondias Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Owen C. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Nancy M. Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for James Churchwell Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Inf Dau Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Howard Delta Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Dora Landis Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Samuel Jackson Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Rebecca James Briles (DI)
4-1-08: Pic of grave marker for Andrew Jackson Briles (DI)
3-27-08: Notice & Pic for Woodrow Wilson Briles(DI/CAT)
3-29-08: Death Notice for James Eugene Elbertson (DI)
3-29-08: Death Notice for John Charles Briles (DI)
3-30-08: Picture of Daniel Edward Briles (CAT)
3-30-08: Death Notice for Steven Anderson Cookston (DI)
3-30-08: Death Notice for Lela Briles Damron (DI)
Wednesday, April 30
Sunday, April 27
"The Generations Network" owns Rootsweb.com and has transplanted RW with Ancestry.com, a paid service. TGN is the parent company of both networks and as many of you know, Rootsweb has been free for many years. Tim Sullivan, CEO of TGN, stated the only reason behind the move is that users of each of the two main websites will be better served if they have access to the best services available on both. "Simply stated, we want to introduce more Ancestry.com users to RootsWeb and vice versa," Sullivan insists. TGN also announced earlier that banners would be placed on Rootsweb and that information on the site would become property of TGN. The Briles Information Network places it's GEDCOM on Rootsweb so people will have access to our genealogy information. There is nothing to own regarding vital facts and family history, only the way you present it and in a specific format you create your files. Sullivan also stated that access to Rootsweb will always be free!
We believe genealogical information and family history should be free and open to everyone. Rootsweb has been free for years and until TGN requires a fee for viewing our files, we feel the massive visitors to Rootsweb outweighs the banners. If, in the near future,TGN requires paid membership or a fee to access genealogical information on Rootsweb, we will revisit this issue and remove our files from their server.
Friday, April 11
Monday, March 17
Snellville, GA-Mattie Kinley Briles, age 95, passed Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Embracing Hospice in Snellville. Funeral is Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Oaklawn Cemetery; Dr. Bruce Dickerson officiating. Burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro. Native of Randolph County. Survived by daughter: Beth Mack of Snellville, GA; son: Philip Briles of Asheboro, NC; one grandson; sister: Virginia Hill of High Point, NC.-Pugh
Thursday, March 13
Tim Sullivan, CEO of TGN, states there is only one reason behind the move. "We believe that the users of each of our two main websites can be better served if the have access to the best services available on both. Simply stated, we want to introduce more Ancestry.com users to RootsWeb and vice versa." Sullivan insists that Rootsweb will continue to be free however we believe otherwise.
TGN also announced earlier that banners would be placed on Rootsweb and that information on the site would become property of TGN. The Briles Information Network places it's GEDCOM on Rootsweb so people have access to our genealogy information. But this info is our information and TGN should not have rights to it.
At this time, The BIN is debating on whether to continue relationship between network and TGN/Rootsweb.com. The BIN does have two other databases on our server so this loss will be minimal. The BIN will make an announcement regarding this breaking news in short time.
Friday, March 7
TRINITY-Cecil Ray Hill, 80, passed March 2, 2008 at Hospice House of the Piedmont in High Point. Funeral Services at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Pastor Randall A. Quate officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplar Ridge Friends Cemetery. Born in Guilford County on August 24, l927 , son of the late Charlie L. and Venia H. Hill. On June 27, l947 he married Joyce Scoggin who survives of the home. Preceded in death by a daughter Marcia White on March 28, 2005 and a sister Eva H. Sherrill. Survived by a son Steve Hill and wife Sylvia of High Point, a brother Quinton Hill and wife Luanne of Raleigh, and a sister Jeanette Davis and husband Ron of Bullard, Texas. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Tina Helms, Van Hill and wife Cheri, Ryan White and wife Sabrina and Kevin White, and three great grandchildren. -Cumby
note: Cecil's grandmother is Bertha Roella Briles
Friday, February 15
Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery has been updated again with the addition of Velton Morris & Geraldine Kindley Miller. The grave markers for the Millers have posted to the Burial & Cemetery Database. William H. Baugh Jr., husband of Edna Welborn, has also been added to Holly Hill. The BIN would like to thank Bonnie Snider Jones for taking the photographs and posting them to the Find-A-Grave Network. The main databases will be updated shortly.
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 29
I received an email from Mrs. Duffy who was willing to relinquish the role back to me, however no word yet from Denise Woodside, the head of the project for NC. The site has not been updated in sometime and I look forward to assisting in updating the project once again.
As of today, I've been appointed to the above position and have revamped the web site. Please take the time and look at the NEW and IMPROVED Randolph County Gen Web Project!
Tuesday, January 8
The Briles Information Network is proud to announce the addition of four beautiful paintings to the BIN Network. Susan Briles Kniebes contacted the BIN a while back wishing to display the works of her grandfather, Worthie Harwood Briles. Worthie, who passed in 1979, is the son of the late Enoch Elwood & Maggie Porterfield Briles.
The collection also includes one painting by Bonnie Briles Stokes, daughter of Worthie Harwood Briles who is still living and owns the paintings displayed here on the BIN Site. We are ecstatic to show these wonderful works of art and hope everyone enjoys them as much as we have. Thanks again to Susan and Bonnie for allowing us to show the paintings. You can access the paintings by clicking here.
Monday, January 7
The BIN has a death notice for Sara WILLIAMS Atkinson who passed on March 27, 2004.(Sophia, NC). She is the daughter of Jimmy and Lulie FLoyd Williams and was married FIRST to a BRILES and second to an Atkinson. Her son, George Briles, lives in Los Angeles and her daughter, Mary Briles, preceded her in death. The BIN is trying to identify who her first husband is/was and the lineage for same.
The BIN is currently researching the lineage of George and Mary Briles Sawyer. George & Mary had two daughters, Leila (1881-1941) and Hattie (1979-1902). Leila married William Dougan Farlow and Hattie married Jasper Briles. George's date of birth should be around 1845-1855 and Mary about the same. Anyone with information regarding the above issue, please contact the BIN.
UPDATE (11-18-07): Susan Briles Kniebes and Bonnie Jones have submitted valuable information regarding this issue. We still do not know who Mary Briles is in terms of direct lineage and who her parents are. If you have any information regarding this issue, please contact us.
The BIN has a death notice for Betty Briles Sheckell and Lucy Milder Briles. Lucy was married to a Charles E. Briles from the New Albany, IN area and was Betty's mother. Surviving both is son and brother, Walter Briles. The BIN is trying to identify who Charles E. Briles is and the lineage for same.
Friday, January 4
Chad Taylor, 32, originally from Asheville and Glenville, but a resident of San Diego for the past 12 years, passed away Tuesday, December 25 in Pennsylvania of heart complications. He had attended school at Hendersonville, Asheville, and SDU in California. Survivors include two brothers, one sister, his mother, and son. He is preceded in death by his father, a long time Asheville resident.