Friday, June 27

Kenneth Dockery Spencer, 97, Passes Away

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

Joseph Scott Hicks Passes

The Briles Information Network has learned of the passing of Joseph Scott Hicks, who passed on June 13, 2008. Mr. Hicks is the son of the late Edward Hicks and Mary Ellen Kindley Ginn. Below is the death notice for Mr. Hicks.

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

Famous Church Changes Name

While tracking around Randolph County this past Thursday, I discovered the church my great-grandfather help build has changed names. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (Originally Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church) off Hoover Hill Rd is now Mt. Pleasant Community Church. No one was at the church on Thursday and all of the telephone numbers for the church have been disconnected. We are unsure if the church lost it's affiliation with the Methodist faith or if the church is no longer active. Several Briles are buried at the church cemetery: Joseph Lafayette & Roxanna Spencer Briles, John Hill and Amanda Lambeth Briles, Troy Alfred Briles, Worth Briles and Mary J. Briles (my direct line). I hope to contact the church later next week and determine the status of the church.

Tuesday, June 3

Death Notice: Linda Johnson Skeen

TRINITY-Linda Johnson Skeen, 64, of Trinity passed June 1, 2008 at her residence. Funeral in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale; Reverend Bob Pavlacka and Reverend Tony Moore offciating. Burial will be in Gods Little Acre at Baptist Childrens Home in Thomasville; Reverend Georgianne Jones officiating. Born November 23, 1943 in Wilmington, NC to David and Elizabeth Croker Johnson. Surviving are husband, Bruce A. Skeen. Daughter, Lisa Skeen of Summerfield. Son, Anthony Tony Skeen and wife, Leann of Thomasville. Mother, Elizabeth Croker Johnson of Trinity. Brother, Charles David Johnson and wife, Brenda of Lexington, and two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Brandon. -Cumby