Monday, March 17

Mattie Kinley Briles Passes

The BIN has received word of the passing of Mattie Briles, age 95. Mattie was married to Raymond Briles who passed in 1996. Mrs. Briles passed on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Snellville, GA. Below is her death notice:

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 to Merge

The BIN has received word from "The Generations Network" that will be transplanted with, a paid service. TGN is the parent company of both networks and as many of you know, Rootsweb has been free for many years. The move will take place next week which incorporate the Rootsweb domain behind the Ancestry domain (

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 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/ 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.

Death Notice: Neal Hurley Farlow

SOPHIA-Neal Hurley Farlow, 95 passed Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the GrayBrier. Funeral at Marlboro Friends Meeting; Rev. John Sides officiating. Interment will follow in the meeting cemetery. Born June 4, 1912 in Montgomery County a daughter to the late Jesse Bradley and Ornie Russell Hurley. Preceded in death by her husband Raeford Farlow, a sister Braudice Hurley White, and five brothers: Earl Hurley, Colon Hurley, Frank Hurley, Lowell Hurley and Russell Hurley. Surviving are her brothers Ralph Hurley of Randleman, Leonard Hurley of Asheboro, Ray Hurley of Greensboro, and Bill Hurley of Sophia; and nieces and nephews. -Cumby

Friday, March 7

Death Notice: Cecil Ray Hill

The BIN has received word of the passing of Cecil Ray Hill. Below is Mr. Hill's death notice.

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