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