Tuesday, December 22

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Briles Information Network would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2009 was a great year for the BIN as we continue to provide the best in genealogy research and information. The coming year should be an exciting one for the BIN with new features and advanced research for the Briles Surname. Barring breaking news, this will be the last issue for this year. The databases are set to update late tomorrow, the 23rd of December. The BIN will be monitoring media sources for breaking news and death notices around the World..until then we will see you next year! Happy Holidays All!

Thomas Cashatt Passes

TRINITY-Thomas Arvle Cashatt, 88, passed December 21st, 2009 at Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center. Funeral service 11:00 am Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale; Rev. David Talbert officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Born November 15th, 1921 in Randolph County, a son to James Madison and Louetta Pierce Cashatt. Preceded in death by his wife, the former Mildred Parrish who passed on August 4th, 2009; son, Thomas Roy Cashatt in 2004; three brothers, Sidney, Glen and Percie Cashatt; and a sister, Magaline Bailey. Surviving are two sons, Larry Cashatt and wife Debbie of Sophia and James Cashatt and wife Daney of Mississippi; two brothers, James Elmer Cashatt of Gastonia and Clinton Cashatt of Trinity; and four sisters, Pearl Hunt of Denton, Hazel Lowe of Jamestown, Rosie Austin of Lexington and Christine Tucker of Trinity.-Cumby

Saturday, December 19

Sallie Pierce Hogan Passes

ASHEBORO-Sallie Pierce Hogan, 92, passed Saturday, December 19, 2009, at Woodland Hill Care & Rehabilitation Center, Asheboro. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Mark Beane officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Asheboro. Born October 4, 1917, Native of the Jackson Creek community of Randolph County, and the daughter of the late James and Queen Small Pierce. Survivors include her son, T. Ray Hogan and wife, Margaret, of Asheboro, grandchildren, Susan Wilson and husband, Neill, of Clemmons, NC, Warren Hogan and wife, Sherrie, of Fletcher, NC, Jonathan Hogan, of South Plainfield, NJ; eight great grandchildren and one special sister, Venie Rich, of Asheboro.-Ridge

Thursday, December 17

Ramon Handy Dies Dec. 2, 2009 in Trinity

TRINITY-Ramon Creon Handy, 46, passed Wednesday December 2, 2009. No Funeral Services will be held. His sister Cyana Briles is married to Kenneth Briles who own the Briles Farm in Trinity, NC.

Sunday, December 13

Jack Woodrow McCollum Dies

RANDLEMAN-Jack Woodrow McCollum, age 85, passed Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. Funeral will be Tuesday, December 15th at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Randleman; Dr. Dana Bunn officiating. Burial in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Born August 31, 1924 in Randleman, NC the son of Arthur McCollum and Ira Jane Harrell McCollum. Survived by his wife: Jean Yow McCollum; son: Tim McCollum and his wife Martha of Randleman, NC; grandson, Jacob McCollum and his wife Ashley; granddaughter, Kasey Crotts and her husband Derrick of Sophia, NC; great grandson, Emery Crotts of Sophia, NC; great granddaughter, Maddie Crotts of Sophia, NC; great grandson, Sawyer McCollum of Randleman, NC, and one brother: Joe McCollum of Randleman, NC-Pugh

Databases are projected too be updated on December 18, 2009

Saturday, December 12

Addie Mae Huffman Crotts Passes

Mrs. Addie Mae Huffman Crotts passed December 10, 2009. Memorial service was held today, Dec. 12, 2009 at Grace Baptist Temple; Pastor Ed Sears and Pastor Mike Smith officiated. Born on Aug. 17, 1920, in Arcadia, preceded in death by her father, Curtis Huffman; mother, Pearl Huffman; sister, Kathleen Weaver; brother, Jasper Huffman; and brother, Dallas Huffman. Survived by her husband Clyde Crotts; a daughter, Vickie Johnson and husband, Gene, of Charlotte; a son, Rick Crotts and wife, Paula, of Baytown, Texas; a sister, Polly Craver of Arcadia; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Daisy Huffman; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews-Davidson

Monday, December 7

Databases Updated; Ella Briles Identified

The Briles Information Network has completed a major update to the databases. There have been several deaths within the last two weeks to include Irene Adeline Keys who passed late November. Mrs. Keys was married to the late Lester Briles. The BIN has also determined where Ella M. Briles belongs on the family tree. The BIN had a death certificate back from 1917 and determined she was the daughter of Noah and Harriet Garrison McBride Briles. There has been a slight delay in the completion of the death index database and the BIN Podcast. We hope to have these two items ready in the near future Stay Tuned!

Sunday, December 6

Late Notice Received: Irene Adeline Keys

OREGON-Irene Adeline Keys, 94, passed Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. Graveside services Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery Cherry Heights; Bob Guerrant officiating .Born in Aberdeen, Wash. on June 24, 1915 to Walter and Laura (Freeman) Hiatt. Preceded in death by her first two husbands, Les Briles and Wesley Tibbets; her parents; seven siblings and her grandson, Gary McCann.Survived by her husband, Charles Keys, The Dalles; her daughter, Doris McCann and her husband Dell; her son, Peter Briles and his wife Kay; her grandchildren, Ron McCann, Teresa and Leo McNair, Darcy Hanartty and Kelly St. Auben; two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Marjorie Tibbets and Faye Fehrs and numerous nieces and nephews.-Libby and Powell Funeral Home

Thursday, December 3

Music Icon, Eric Woolfson, Passes

Although not the normal procedure for posting death notices, The BIN would like to reflect on the passing of music icon, Eric Woolfson who died December 2, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Woolfson died of cancer at the age of 64.

Eric Woolfson was the co-founder of the Alan Parsons Project, known for the hits "Sirius", "Eye in the Sky", "Don't Answer Me", and many other hits.

Eric Woolfson and the Alan Parsons Project was the first group I played in the early 1980's at WRNC Radio in Reidsville. I have every song the "Project" has ever produced and along with ELO, are my favorite band!

Eric's music will live forever in our world and God has a true talent singing in heaven tonight. Eric Woolfson is survived by his wife and their two daughters.

Update to Databases Delayed

Update to the main Databases are projected for Monday December 7, 2009.

Clara Marie Farlow McPherson Dies

HIGH POINT-Clara Marie Farlow McPherson, age 80 passed December 2, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services Friday, December 4th, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in Marlboro Friends Meetingl Reverend Kelly Kellum officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting House Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on September 16, 1929, to Lewis Lee and Blanche Ward Farlow. Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Dennis and Raphael Farlow and her sister-in-law, Jennie McGinn Herndon. In 1954 she married Mr. Gilbert McPherson who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to her husband and her daughter, Jill McPherson Threatt of Myrtle Beach, SC and a son Stephen McPherson and his wife Theresa of Wilmington, NC; three sisters, Bernice Lemons, Mary Whicker, Phyllis Bell and a brother-in-law John McGinn and three brothers: Noel Lee Farlow, Max Farlow, and Lewis Farlow; three grandchildren, Kristin Durham Phillips, Julia Hall McPherson, Erin Lindsay Threatt and two step-grandchildren; Adam Hall Ledford and Josh Baughman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.-Cumby

Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving All!

The Briles Information Network would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Please take this time to pray for our troops all over the world. We hope you have a wonderful day today and enjoy the great food and family!

Eutha Parrish Small Dies

THOMASVILLE-Eutha Parrish Small, 90, passed Monday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2009, in the Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral service Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Elder John T. Wingfield officiating. Burial will follow in Pierces Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Born July 29, 1919, in Randolph County, a daughter of Oscar Eugene Parrish and Ida Lee Myers Parrish. Preceded in death by her husband Cletus Wylie Small, who died August 17, 1991; daughter, C. Ann Small, February 18, 2002, and by a sister, Eva P. Freeman and a brother, Roy Eugene Parrish. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Betty Isley and husband, Jerry, of Thomasville; a grandson, Maurice Charles Rayburn and wife, Lori; a great-granddaughter, Roxi Rayburn; sisters, Inez P. Bean of Thomasville and Ruby P. Loflin of High Point; and a brother, Albert Parrish and wife, Alice, of Trinity.-JC Green

Monday, November 23

Jim Hunt Passes Away

SOPHIA-James Lee "Jim" Hunt, age 87, passed Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Graveside Services Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM Marlboro Friends Meeting Cemetery in Sophia; Rev. John H. Sides and Rev. Bob Medford officiating. Born December 31, 1921 in Randleman, NC, the son of Henry Thomas and Nancy Rolena Frazier Hunt. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Ellen Farlow Hunt, daughter: Nancy Ann Hunt Bostick, and her husband, Tommy of Midland, TX and Son: Tom Hunt of Nebo, NC, Granddaughter: Christy Muehlbrad and her husband, Scott of Midland, TX; Great Grandchildren, Regan and Hunter Muehlbrad.-Pugh

Alice Floyd Royals Dies

TRINITY-Alice L. Royals, age 67, passed November 21, 2009 in High Point Regional Cancer Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Hopewell United Methodist Church by the Reverend Toni Ruth Smith. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born in Randolph County on November 7, 1942 to Charles Lee "Buck" and Essie Miller Floyd. Surviving is her husband Gerald :Jerry" Royals (m.June 29, 1963); son and daughter-in-law: Scott and Eleanor Royals and one granddaughter, Sara Nichole Royals, all of Trinity. Mrs. Royals has one sister, Darlene Brinkley and husband Ken of Trinity and many cousins including Kat Robbins and Bobby Royals.-Sechrest

Wednesday, November 18

James Lewin Crotts Passes

THOMASVILLE -James Lewin Crotts, 84, passed Monday November 16, 2009, at his home. Funeral service will be held Friday November 20, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Randall Crotts officiating. Interment will follow in Free Pilgrim Church Cemetery. Born December 14, 1924, in Davidson County a son of James Odell Crotts and Mae Clodfelter Crotts. Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Kate Carrick and Janelle Fritts, one brother; Billy Gray Crotts and two brothers-in-law; G.W. "Dub" Carrick and Grayson Crook. Surviving is his wife Helen Payne of the home (m.December 24, 1947); daughters; Carol Embler and husband Wayne of Lexington and Angela Brown and husband Brien of Thomasville. grandsons Thomas Brown, Greg Embler and Gary Embler and wife Hannah, sisters; Rachel Hepler and husband David of Mt. Airy, Alease Crook of Lexington, Betty Lambeth and husband Deweerd of Thomasville and Susie Crotts of Thomasville, sister-in-law Betty Jo Crotts of Lexington, brother-in-law; Dempsey Fritts, Sr. of Thomasville, several nieces and nephews.-JC Green

Thursday, November 12

Databases Updated

The Briles Information Network has completed a major update to the databases. There have been several deaths within the last two weeks, mostly in the Snider Family. Also the Donald L. Briles issue was solved with the help of Susan Jean Schmidt who is the daughter of Mr. Briles. The BIN would like to thank Bonnie Snider Jones for assisting with the Snider Lineage! The BIN Podcast, "Year in Review", will debut next week.

Wednesday, November 11

Ruth Snider Johnson Dies

THOMASVILLE-Ruth Snider Johnson, passed Monday evening, Nov. 9, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center. No visitation. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at Central Wesleyan Church; Rev. David Albertson officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Davidson County, a daughter of the late Ernest Lindsay Snider and Josie Frances Hughes Snider. Surviving are a brother, Wilbur Snider and his wife, Linda, of Lexington.

Nellie Cashatt Passes

Nellie Phillips Cashatt, 86, passed Thursday, October 29, 2009. Celebration of life was held Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 3 P.M. in Pine Woods United Methodist Church; Rev. Keith Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born May 29, 1923 in Davidson County, a daughter of the late Ervin E. Phillips and Needer Copley Phillips. Preceded in death by her husband Cromer Lee Cashatt in December 4, 1975 (m.February 13, 1934). Surviving are a daughter, Janice Cashatt Smith of home; grandchildren, Stephanie D. Farmer of High Point and Chad A. Davis of Greensboro; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Smith, Haylee Smith and Mason Farmer; niece, Barbara Phillips of Thomasville; nephew, David Phillips of Thomasville; special care-giver, Pat Presley and special and loving buddies, Penny and Maggie.

Friday, November 6

Fleta Pierce Small Dies

TRINITY-Fleta Mae Pierce Small, 90, passed Friday, November 06, 2009. Funeral services 3:00 PM Sunday, Nov.8, 2009 at Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church; Elder Bobby Snider officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born July 15, 1919 in Randolph County to James Lewis Pierce and Annie Rebecca Miller Pierce. Preceded in death by her husband, N. Wade Small and by a brother, Harlen Pierce. Survivors include, son; Timothy Wade Small of Trinity, daughters; Betty Small Hill and husband John of Denton, Monia Small Manns and husband James, Brenda Small Shaw both of Trinity, brother; Dempsey Pierce of Trinity, sister; Ruth Hughes of Trinity, grandchildren, (5) Lynn Johnson (Steve), Debbie Trotter (Clay), Lisa Shaw (William), Steve Manns (Annette), Julia Shaw, great grandchildren; (6) Dustin and Charles Johnson, Kathy Perez (Berto), Ayla Trotter, Heather Shaw, Kaelyn and Jaxon Manns, and Anna Gomez. -Briggs

Wednesday, November 4

Judge Margaret Briles Passes

Fort Myers, Fla.- Judge Margaret S. Briles, 84, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Bettendorf, passed Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa. Born April 28, 1925, and grew up in Elburn, Illinois. Married Donald L. Briles in 1953 and they proceeded to have four independent-minded daughters. He preceded her in death on January 17, 1987. Also preceded in death her parents, the late Eunice and Donald Stevenson; a brother, Malcolm; a daughter, Martha; and a son-in-law, Dave. Survived by daughters and son-in-laws: Susan and Art, Sarah and Jeff, and Elizabeth; brothers and sister-in-laws: James and Bea, Robert and Virginia; a sister-in-law: Fran; grandchildren: Victoria, Nicholas, Ethan and Luke; a great granddaughter: Rayna; and former son-in-law: Gary and wife, Julie; along with her beloved cousins, nieces and nephews and their families.

Tuesday, October 27

Carl Roland Snider Dies

ASHEBORO-Carl Roland Snider, 82, passed Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Thomasville Medical Center. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. David Bowman officiating. Interment will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Born Dec. 16, 1926, to the late James Lee Snider and Beulah Snider.

Friday, October 23

Arthur Harrison (Sam) Hoover Dies

ASHEBORO-Arthur Harrison (Sam) Hoover, 84, passed Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his home. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Wayne Pugh and the Rev. Claudie Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born on June 20, 1925, the son of the late Lewis and Annie Rogers Hoover. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Craven Hoover in 1991. Surviving are his daughter and her husband, Patsy and Odis Hunt of Asheboro; son and his wife, Steve and Barbara Hoover of Star; son, Monroe Hoover of Asheboro; daughter and her husband, Ann and Clint Collins of Greensboro; twin brother, Oscar Hoover of Asheboro; sister, Lucinda Ball of Asheboro; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.-Ridge

Thursday, October 22

Beatrice Towe Draughn, 92, Passes Away

SPARTA-Beatrice Towe Draughn, 92, of Mount Ariy, passed Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta. Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy, Rev. Jack Anderson, Dr. Randy H. Edwards, and Dr. Craig Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.B orn February 6, 1917, in Carroll County, VA, to the late Willie and Sally Payne Towe. Preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Roger Draughn; a son, Gilbert Draughn; a grandson, Kenneth Draughn; four sisters, Daisy Brown, Etta Eagle, Gertrude Poore, and Lydie Towe; and three brothers, Lester Towe, Arnold Towe, and Cisero Towe. Surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Draughn of the home, Christine and Garland Pack, Shelvie Cassell, and Ronda and Johnny Parker, all of Mount Airy; a son, Garland Draughn of Mount Airy; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends.-Moody

Jonathan Snider Dies In Car Wreck

DENTON-Jonathan Adam Snider, age 19 of Denton, NC passed Tuesday, October 20 from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Davidson County. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 23 at Summerville Baptist Church; Rev. Tom McLean and Rev. Claudie Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born August 18, 1990 in Davidson County to Neil B. Snider and Janice Bullard Snider; preceded in death by grandfathers, Ben Bullard and L. H. Snider. Survived by his parents, Neil and Janice Snider of Denton; a brother Steven Eugene Snider of Denton; grandmother, Virginia Bullard of Denton and grandmother Ann Gallimore Smith and step grandfather James Smith both of Lexington -Briggs

You can view the coverage of the wreck courtesy of The Dispatch Newspaper by clicking here!

Saturday, October 17

Databases Updated; Special Announcement!

The databases have officially been updated to reflect the passing of John "Buck" Briles and Gene Fowler. Bonnie Snider Jones, contributor to the BIN, submitted several updates for the databases as well. The updates reflect not only the databases, but also the death index sheet which is available free of charge.

The BIN would like to announce a new documentary coming early next year. The BIN will be producing a documentary on Pierce Chapel Baptist Church in the Jackson Creek Community of Randolph County. The BIN will release a trailer soon regarding this special short film on the famous cemetery. The first ever BIN PODCAST will debut sometime in December, which will highlight the past year. You can subscribe to the PODCAST by visiting ITUNES or contact the BIN for more information.

Wednesday, October 14

John William "Buck" Briles Jr. Passes Away

THOMASVILLE- John William "Buck" Briles, Jr., age 92 passed Monday, October 12 at Hinkle Hospice House. Wake and Funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Thursday, October 15 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel; Rev. Hugh Biggers officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Memorial Chapel Cemetery in the Jackson Creek Community with military graveside rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Born September 17, 1917 in Randolph County to the late John William Briles, Sr. and Lena Hargrave Briles of Jackson Creek. Preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Fitzgerald who passed in 1992 (m.December 24, 1951). He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Briles and Gilbert Briles and four sisters, Emily Briles, Edith Nance, Betty Hulin and Esther Yates. Survived by his daughter, Bonnie Briles Henry of the home, son George Briles of High Point, step-daughter Gail S. Beck and husband Bill of Thomasville, step-grandson, Eric Beck and wife Teri of Thomasville and step-granddaughter, Stephanie. He is also survived by his special World War II friend, Sammy Overby of Mt. Airy.-Briggs

Sunday, October 11

Billy Gene Fowler Passes

TRINITY-Billy Gene Fowler, age 53, passed Friday, October 9, 2009 at High Point Regional Hospital, High Point. Memorial Service Monday, October 12, 2009 at 6:00 PM at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Rev. Randy Quate officiating. Born February 20, 1956 the son of Warren William and Rosie Ella (Causey) Fowler. Native of Loris, SC. Survived by his wife: Francena Baldwin Fowler, two daughters: Regina Dianne Fowler of Conway, SC, Samantha Byrd Spence of Trinity, NC and two sons: Jeremy Wayne Fowler of the home, Richard Chance Crabtree of Trinity, NC; three sisters: Willa Ree Rabon of Loris, SC, Bonnell Norris of Loris, SC; Donna Lynn Owens of Conway, SC; one brother: Eldred Fowler of Loris, SC; grandchildren: Oriana Graham; Nala Fowler; Zyair Bellamy; Wyatt and Micha Fowler; and Julian Lee Spence.-Pugh

Friday, October 9

Current Issue: Arthur Briles

The BIN has retrieved a death notice for Gerald Briles, son of Howard and Hazel Briles, who passed on September 26, 2009. Howard appears to be the son of Arthur & Adelle Briles. Arthur's father is from IL and mother is from KY. The BIN is attempting to identify this lineage. Please contact the BIN if you have information regarding Arthur Briles. 11/20/2012: This issue has been solved. Arthur is the son of Benjamin William & Susan McCullum Briles. Benjamin is the son of William & Barbara Conrad Briles

Monday, October 5

Lula Kathleen Floyd Hill Dies

The Briles Information Network has learned of the passing of Lula Kathleen "Kat" Floyd Hill, 75, of Trinity, who passed on October 5, 2009. Mrs. Hill is the daughter of the late Cicero and Lula Williams Floyd. Below is the death notice for Mrs. Hill.

TRINITY-Lula Kathleen "Kat" Floyd Hill, 75, passed Monday, October 05, 2009 at her residence. Funeral 2 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Hopewell United Methodist Church; Rev. Toni Ruth Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery. Born October 11, 1933 in Randolph County, daughter of the late Cicero and Lula Williams Floyd. Preceded in death by her husband Howard Hill on February 25, 1989 (m.August 16, 1952). She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Floyd, Helen Robbins and Ruth Royals; and three brothers, Paul Floyd, Cicero Floyd and Howard Floyd. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Sims, of Trinity; grandson, Jason Sims, of Trinity; two sisters, Dorothy Brower and Jean Floyd, both of Trinity; a brother, Charlie Floyd and wife, Mildred, of Thomasville; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Floyd, of Thomasville, and Linda Sledge and husband, David, of High Point; and numerous nieces and nephews-Cumby

Thursday, October 1

Famous Church Transcribed and Photographed!

The Briles Information Network, in conjunction with the Randolph County Gen Web, is pleased to announce the transcription of a very famous church in Trinity, NC. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, now called Mt. Pleasant Community Church, has been transcribed and photographed by R. Trent Briles. Mt. Pleasant is located at 4713 Cashatt Rd in Trinity and has over 280 grave markers. The process was done by visiting the site and photographing every marker in the cemetery. No other source was used! You can view the markers, transcription, and directions to the cemetery by clicking on this link. All transcribed cemeteries will be listed on the research page. NEXT UP: Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting!

Wednesday, September 23

Death Notice: Mary Etta Trotter Crotts

ASHEBORO- Mary Etta Trotter Crotts, 86, passed Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home. Graveside services 2:00 pm Friday, September 25, 2009, at Mt. Shepherd United Methodist Church Cemetery; Rev. David Hunt officiating. Native of Randolph County; preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Crotts. Survivors include son, Billy Crotts and wife, Kathryn, of Asheboro, and sister, Elsie Hill, of Asheboro.-Ridge

Tuesday, September 8

Databases Updated

The databases have been updated to reflect the recent deaths.

Dr. James Briles Lineage Identified

The BIN has received an obituary from Kelly O'Keefe, who responded via the BIN Blogger, regarding the lineage of Dr. James Briles. Dr. Briles' wife, Kathleen Steely Briles, was murdered on August 3, 2009 in Florida. We have checked the death notice and are confident in the lineage, which will be posted to the databases today. Dr. Briles is the son of the late Iowa Senator, James Edward and Marilyn Lorene Tendall Briles. We appreciate Kelly for the death notice. The murder case is still under investigation. There are no suspects at this time.

Tosha Medlin Briles In the Paper!

Tosha Medlin Briles, wife of R. Trent Briles (Curator of the BIN) recently interviewed for a story in the Thomasville Times Newspaper in Thomasville, NC. Coincidentally her brother Derek Medlin was also interviewed for the same story. The article focused on working on Labor Day, specifically public service jobs. Tosha is the nurse manager of ICU at TMC and Derek is a battalion chief with Thomasville Fire Department You can view the entire article by clicking on this link.

Prices for Vital Records Increase!

The North Carolina Vital Records Unit has increased it's fee for research and making copies of records in the State of North Carolina. The new prices went into effect August 24, 2009 and will consist of the following:

Fee for a first copy of a vital record, or for conducting a search of the files for the record when no copy is made: $24

Fee for each additional copy requested from the same search: $15.

The new forms are available on the NC Vitals Site and remember Vital records are also available from the Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place. I would suggest you request a copy of an uncertified copy from the Register of Deeds(unless you need a certified copy), because the fee is nominal for uncertified copies of vital records. If you have any questions, please contact me here at the project.

Briles Named New Davidson County Coordinator

Well, it's official! Effective September 1, 2009, I took on the task of running two very active counties in North Carolina. The Randolph & Davidson County Project will be under the coordination of me, Trent Briles. I look forward to running both counties and hope that I can continue to provide the best in genealogical information for visiting and researchers to the sites. You can view the new Davidson County Gen Web Page by clicking on this link.

Death Row Facts

Have you ever wondered how many people from Randolph County have been executed in NC? How many are currently on death row? I have compiled a list of past and current offenders on death row and placed the information on a special page! The title is called "Randolph County Executions and Current Death Row Inmates" and currently eight inmates from Randolph County on death row. When you view the page, make sure you move your mouse over the person's name for additional facts about the case. I hope you find this page interesting.

Monday, August 31

Donald Lester Hughes Passes

THOMASVILLE-Donald Lester Hughes, 79, passed Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at Britthaven of Davidson Nursing Home. Funeral services Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 2 PM at Southgate Baptist Church; Rev. Chuck Garner and the Rev. Brian Butler officating. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Davidson County, January 6, 1930 a son of Clyde Hughes and Sadie Kinley Hughes Surviving are his wife, Betty Harris; son, Ron Hughes and his wife Jane of High Point; four grandchildren, Erin T. Hughes, Miles Giacomo, Kelley Hughes Morgan, and Jeanette Hughes Lylery and her husband Jay; two sisters, Carolyn Hughes of Thomasville and Jewel Dean Kinney and her husband David of Lexington; two brothers, Frankie Hughes and his wife Juanita and Odie Hughes and his wife Linda, both of Thomasville; nine sisters-in-law, Brenda Hughes, Evelyn Darr, Hope Sechriest, Jessie Sellers and her husband Bobby, JoAnn Allred, Mildred Cooper and her husband Bobby, Carolyn Owens, and her husband O’Neal, Helen Briles and her husband Lawrence, and Leslie Harris; two brothers-in-law, Ross Harris and his wife Betty and Arthur Harris. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Evelyn Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Shelby Hughes, and Shirley Hughes; a brother, G.B. Hughes; sisters-in-law, Beulah Harris and Jean Harris; brothers in law, John Lee Harris, Bobby Harris, and Paul Harris; two nephews, Michael Harris and Dwight A. Sluder.

Monday, August 17

The Briles Information Network has learned of three deaths this past weekend. The first involve two Crotts. Elizabeth Jenkins Crotts who passed August 14, 2009 in Lexington. The second is Brenda Hardister Crotts who passed on August 16, 2009 in High Point. And last, Paulette "Paula" Swicegood Swing who passed on August 15, 2009 in Chapel Hill, NC.
You can view each death notices below.

LEXINGTON-Elizabeth Jenkins Crotts, age 84 passed Friday, August 14, 2009 at her home. Graveside service was held at 1:00 pm Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Forest Hill Memorial Park; Rev. Dr. Joe D. Coltrane officiating. Born in Guilford County, December 21, 1924 to Robert Calvin Jenkins and Ursula Garrison Jenkins. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Gilmer Crotts, November 18, 1990, a son Tim Crotts in 2003, one sister Lena Jenkins and two brothers, Sam and Bob Jenkins. Surviving are; three daughters, Carolyn Darnell and husband Jerry, Cynthia Beck and husband Dennis all of Lexington and Margaret Crisp and husband Terry of Fancy Gap, VA; one son, Ronald Crotts of the home; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.-Cumby

ASHEBORO- Paulette "Paula" Swicegood Swing, age 42, passed Saturday, August 15, 2009 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill. Graveside service is Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the West Bend United Methodist Church Cemetery; Rev. Drew McIntyre officiating. Native of Randolph County. Survived by her son, Ethan McCain Swing of Asheboro, NC; father, Ed Swicegood of Asheboro, NC; brother, Ted Swicegood and his wife Penny of Asheboro, NC.-Pugh

HIGH POINT-Brenda Hardister Crotts, 62, passed Sunday, August 16, 2009 at her home. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale; Pastor Steve Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born April 29, 1947, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Elsie "Doc" Hardister and Beulah Tysinger Hardister. Preceded by her husband Garry W. Crotts and brother Earl Hardister. Survivors include her daughter Shanda Vickers and husband Kevin of Trinity; sister Evelyn Shaw of New Hope and three brothers Elsie Hardister and wife Colleen of New Hope, Wayne Hardister and wife Carolyn of Greensboro, and Rick Hardister and wife Mary of New Hope; and two grandsons Seth Vickers and Ian Vickers.-Cumby

Thursday, August 13

2009 Medlin Reunion

The Briles Information Network is proud to announce the 2009 Medlin Reunion. The Medlin Reunion will be held Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Derek Medlin's house. This is a change in location from the previous years. The Medlin House is located at the intersection of Springs Grove Lane and Fair Grove Rd in Thomasville, NC. Start time for this reunion is 2:00 p.m. with food being served around 5:00 p.m. This year we are asking everyone to bring a covered dish. Dickie Medlin will not be cooking this year. If you have questions or need directions, please contact Derek Medlin at 336-476-7377.

Mildred Briles Larrabee Passes

Mildred Briles Larrabee

The Briles Information Network has received word of the passing of Mildred Briles Larrabee, who passed July 30, 2009 at Ellsworth Care Center in Wisconsin. Mrs. Larrabee is the daughter of the late George and Hallie Arbogast Briles. Below is her death notice for Mrs. Larrabee. The databases have been updated to reflect this passing.

ELLSWORTH, WI-Mildred Daphine Larrabee, 92, passed Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the Ellsworth Care Center. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 3, at the River Falls United Methodist Church; Rev. Janet Ellinger officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery.Born on Sept. 24, 1916, in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of George and Hallie (Arbogast) Briles. Preceded in death by her husband Willard Larrabee (m. June 14, 1936) and four brothers. Survived by her son, Larry (Myrna) Larrabee of Ellsworth; four grandchildren: Lori (Will) Smith of Menomonie, Debbie (Scott) Feuerhelm of Ellsworth, Allan (John Fetzenburger) Larrabee of St. Paul, and Jason (Kristi) Larrabee of New Market, N.H.; five great-grandchildren: Analicia Frandrup, Tiffany Feuerhelm, Shawn Frandrup, Brandon Frandrup and Brady Feuerhelm; sisters-in-law: Mary Briles of River Falls and Delores Briles of Hudson.

Wednesday, August 12

Databases Updated

The main databases have been updated to reflect the recent passings...Click here to view the databases.

Sunday, August 9

Hazel Farlow Braun Passes

ASHEBORO-Hazel Farlow Braun, age 91, passed Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Hospice Home of High Point. Funeral Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 4:00PM at Marlboro Friends Church; John Sides officiating. Burial will follow in the Marlboro Friends Meeting Cemetery. Born January 29, 1918 in Randolph County, daughter of Frank M. and Nora Stout Farlow. Survived by brothers; D. B and Michael Farlow both of Asheboro, Byron Farlow of Sophia. Many nieces and nephews.-Pugh

Wednesday, August 5

Murder in Florida; Dr. Briles' Wife Slain

UPDATED: 2:00 p.m. August 6, 2009 by R. Trent Briles
Published date: 9:00 p.m. August 5, 2009 by R. Trent Briles


MANATEE, FL-It appears blunt force trauma killed Kathleen Briles, wife of Palmetto Dr. James Briles, Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube said today at a news conference. Sheriff Steube declined say what was used to kill Briles, but said detectives did recover the murder weapon. Steube said the doctor has been cleared as a suspect in the case by confirmed alibis. You can follow the rest of the news conference by following this link.

Dr. James Briles and wife Kathleen Briles DATELINE FLORIDA-The Briles Information Network has received word of a murder in Manatee, Florida. Kathleen Briles, wife of prominent Dr. James Briles, was found slain sometime Monday, August 3rd in the couple’s home. Florida police have confirmed that Mrs. Briles died a violent death and the case is under investigation. You can follow this breaking story here.

At this time, the BIN does not have the lineage for Dr. James Briles in Florida. If anyone has information regarding this case or lineage information, please contact R. Trent Briles here at the Briles Information Network.

BIO:Dr. Briles was born in Corning, Iowa. He attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1970-1971. He then transferred to Grinnell College in Grinnell. Iowa, where he earned his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1975. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1980. Dr. Briles completed his internship and residency at Mercy/St. Luke's Hospital from 1980-1983. Dr. Briles joined the North River Family Health Center in June, 1984.-Courtesy of Bonnie Jones, contributor to the BIN.

Sunday, August 2

Databases Updated!

All databases have been updated to reflect the passing of Donald Norwood and Hallie Elizabeth Hayworth Brower. Also an update was completed to the lineage of George Washington Briles and the Bunting Lineage.

Friday, July 31

Swap Meet Set!

The Genealogical Society of Davidson County will host a major genealogical Swap Meet on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 10am to 3pm. Currently, Societies from Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph Counties have committed to participate as well as Lexington Library’s History Room. Becky Lassiter will also have a book on the Nifong family. The location of this event will be at the Robbins Recreation Center on Hargrave St in Lexington. The society is still seeking individuals or organizations who wish to share genealogical data. At this time, I'm trying to reschedule work so I can attend this very import meeting. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Belinda Rodgers.

Donald Eugene Norwood Passes (SK)

Donald Norwood

The Briles Information Network has received word of the passing of Donald Eugene Norwood, who passed July 30, 2009 at Margate Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Norwood was married to Marlene Briles, daughter of the late Charleston and Moleta Kearns Briles. Below is her death notice for Mr. Norwood. The databases have not been updated to reflect this passing . Mr. Norwood was an amateur radio operator (W4HEQ) and now is a silent key (SK)

WEST JEFFERSON-Donald Eugene Norwood, age 64, passed Thursday morning, July 30, 2009 at Margate Health and Rehab Center. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, the Kinderton Chapel in Advance, NC; Rev. John Ferree and the Rev. Owen Peeler officiating. Born in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, August 9, 1944 to the late Charles Alfred and Frances Parish Norwood. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Marlene Briles Norwood; a daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Norwood Fischer and husband, AJ, of Charlotte; a brother, Ron Norwood and wife, Jane, of Eden, NC; a grandson, Eric Fischer; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Edith Briles, of Asheboro; two nieces, and three nephews also survive.-Boone Family Funeral Home

Friday, July 24

Just a Reminder...

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Senator Ernest Briles Added to Famous Page

Ernest Austin BrilesThe Briles Information Network is proud to announce the addition of Kansas Senator Ernest Austin Briles to the Famous Briles Page. JoAnn Briles-Klein contacted the BIN in reference to Senator Briles and provided information regarding her lineage and that of Senator Briles. The late Senator is the son of the late Harrison & Susan Hall Briles. He was elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1940 and was a newspaper publisher in Stafford, Kansas. Senator Briles was married to Ada Cole and both are buried at Stafford Cemetery, in Stafford, Kansas. JoAnn Briles-Klein is the daughter of the late John Franklin Briles and Josephine Van Scoyk and resides in Kansas. Max Briles, brother to John Franklin Briles, was a avid genealogist. Max Briles genealogy research and information is used throughout the genealogy world and was a leading source for the Briles Surname!. Again, the BIN is honored to add Senator Ernrest Austin Briles to the Famous Briles Page! I would also like to thank Kim Harp, Legislative Reference Librarian, State Library of Kansas, for researching and emailing Senator Briles' photograph!

Thursday, July 23

Hallie Hayworth Brower Passes

ARCHDALE-Hallie Hayworth Brower, 97, passed Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield. Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Springfield Friends Meeting; Rev. Ray Luther and Rev. Ralph Eanes officiating. Interment will follow in the meeting house cemetery. Born July 13, 1912 in Guilford County, daughter of the late John and Mary Hepler Hayworth. She is the sister to two Former Major League Baseball Players; the late Ray and Myron "Red" Hayworth. Preceded in death by her husband Albert Lee Brower on December 8, 1991 (m.April 22, 1935);three sisters, Regina Hayworth, Dovie Hayworth and Gertrude Macon, and five brothers, Henry Hayworth, Orvie Hayworth, Raymond Hayworth, Sr., Chester Hayworth, Sr., and Myron "Red" Hayworth, Sr. Survivors include her son, Donald L. Brower, Sr. and wife, Pat, of Archdale; her daughter, Mary B. Hamilton of Archdale; six grandchildren, Cindy Armfield and husband, Will, Donald L Brower, Jr. and wife, Vin, Allen L. Hamilton and wife, Karen, John D. Hamilton and wife, Tara, Mark E. Hamilton and wife, Carol, and Sandra H. Blackwell and husband, Billy; and eight great grandchildren, William Armfield, II, Dovie Ann Brower, Dillon Brower, Shane Hamilton, Claire Hamilton, Gage Hamilton, Cade Hamilton and Tanner Hamilton.-Cumby

New RSS Feed Added to the BIN

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Thursday, July 16

Major Update Complete!

The Briles Information Network has completed a major update to all of the databases, to include the death index. The database has now reached over 12, 000 names with over 4,600 marriages indexed. The update centered on Briles' in Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. After reviewing several death certificates and census slides, we corrected several lineages around the 1870-1900 period for the Midwest area. We also added more lineages for the Kindley and McCain family to include the shooting death of Stephen Paul McCain. The research continues so stay tuned for more updates later in the year! Remember to follow the BIN on Twitter!

Death Index

The Death Index is a vital part of the BIN. This spreadsheet contains family members who have passed and the BIN has verified their death personally. This index has now reached over 1418 names! The BIN verifies deaths by four different ways: Death Certificates, obituaries, photos of gravesite, or verification from a genealogist. 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. In closing, we have these sources on hand here at the BIN.

Monday, July 13

Martha Nifong Perryman Passes

DAVIDSON COUNTY-Martha Perryman, 77 passed Sunday, July 12, 2009 at her home. Visitation: Tuesday July 14 from 7 to 9 PM at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel. Funeral service 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel; Rev. Michael Gates officiating. Burial will follow at Faith Missionary Alliance Church cemetery. Born August 13, 1931 in Davidson County to Walter and Addie Everhart Nifong; preceded in death by her husband Walter Rudolph Perryman; two brothers, Albert and Bill Nifong, two sisters, Pauline Head and Edna Mae. Surviving are four daughters; Trish Read and husband Brian of Winston-Salem Debbie Rowell and husband Charles of Monroe, Diane Smith and husband Freddie of Stanley and Becky Honeycutt and husband Keith of Concord; one son, Randy Perryman and wife Teresa of Midway; one brother, Franklin Nifong; two sisters, Wilma Cockman and husband Hulbert of Midway, Margaret Lanier and husband Joe of Advance; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.-Davidson F.H.

Sunday, July 5

Adam Briles, Famous TV Producer

Adam Briles
World Famous Television Producer Adam Briles has been added to the Famous Briles Page. Well, he was already on the page...we just added a picture, added some impressive bio notes, and gave him his own page! The BIN hopes to add his lineage to the databases soon. Please check back and hopefully Adam will send us his lineage. The BIN will also post a major update later this week...so stay tuned!

Are You on Twitter?

TweeterAre you following us on Twitter yet? Well, why NOT! It's easy, free, and painless! The BIN now provides updates and breaking news via Twitter and Facebook, along with the main web site here. Simply log onto Twitter, create an account, and follow the BIN. Our login page is "Brilesinfo" with our Twitter listed here. Just a side note: The Randolph County Gen Web Project is also on Twitter. The RCGWP will post death notices and updates to genealogy research as they happen on Twitter. Follow the project by clicking on their site here. Become Twitter-fied and follow the Briles Information Network today!

Friday, June 26

Roy W. Crotts Passes

TRINITY-Roy W. Crotts, 88, passed Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the home of his son. Funeral 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church,; Rev. Beverly E. Gaska officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born April 23, 1921, in Randolph County, son of the late William Thomas and Roanna Loflin Crotts. Preceded in death by his wife Rachel Osborne (m.Dec. 4, 1944) who passed on May 4, 2007; son, Garry W. Crotts, and 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include his son, Michael Crotts and wife, Kathy, of Sophia; four grandchildren, Derick Crotts and wife, Kasey, Shanda Vickers and husband, Kevin, Chad Crotts and wife, Paige, and Brandon Crotts; six great-grandchildren, Seth and Ian Vickers, Emery and Maddie Crotts, and Kenyon and Cohen Crotts; and a brother, Reece Crotts of Archdale.-Cumby

Tooth Fairy Visits Cameron Briles

Cameron Briles
Well the Tooth Fairy has been busy around the Briles house lately. Cameron Briles has lost yet another tooth, this time a top one! Cami was excited this morning when she discovered the tooth missing. Cameron Briles, age 5, is the daughter of Rodney Trent and Tosha Medlin Briles. Cameron will celebrate the loss of the tooth by heading to the beach for summer vacation!

Great Father's Day!

What a great Father's Day our family had this past Sunday! Trent, Tosha, and Cami Briles visited Faith Baptist Church in Trinity with Paul Dickie Medlin and Shirley Hill. My parents Jim and Cathy Briles visited the Briles gravesite at Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC. Rex Briles , my grandfather, is buried there along with his parents Ernest and Cora Cain Briles and his brother Ralph Briles. They also went to Alamance Memorial Park in Burlington, NC to visit the grave site of Carvey and Ivy Black Garrett, my grandparents. We then traveled down to High Rock Lake in Southmont to visit my parents, Jim and Cathy Briles who returned from visiting both cemeteries. The BIn hopes everyone had a great Father's Day!

Saturday, June 13

2009 Rail Days in Spencer, NC

The 2009 Rail Days was held today at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. The annual event featured old rail cars, train rides, flight simulators, and other activities and a good time was had by all. The BIN entourage included Zachary Flowe, the tour guide and train enthusiast, Cameron Briles, Dickie Medlin, and Trent & Tosha Medlin Briles. The N.C. Transportation Museum is open year round and the above features are permanent fixtures there at the museum. You can view more pictures clicking on this link.

Friday, June 12

Cameron Briles Graduates!

Cami Briles
Cameron Jewel Briles has graduated from Pre-School and is now on her way to 1st grade! Cameron graduated yesterday, May 21, 2009 from The Learning Place in Thomasville, NC. She is the daughter of Rodney Trent and Tosha Medlin Briles. Cameron will be attending school in Randolph County later in the fall. We love you Spoofy!

Mildred Smith Beck, 87, Passes

LEXINGTON-Mildred Smith Beck, 87, passed Friday, June 12, 2009, at Brian Center of Lexington. Wake is from 6 to 8p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Funeral is 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2009 at Midway United Methodist Church; Rev. John Woods. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born April 13, 1922, in Davidson County, to William Carl Smith and Hattie Crotts Smith. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Jones Beck. Surviving are sons, Lowell Beck and wife, Vickie, and Clinton Beck and wife, Patricia, all of Lexington; daughter, Debra Light and husband, Keith, of Lexington; four grandchildren, Amanda Beck of Salt Lake City, Utah, Carrie Beck, Lauren Light, both of Lexington and Sarah Beck of Asheville; brothers, Ed Smith and wife, Mary, and Boyd Smith and wife, Kathleen, all of Lexington; and a sister, Arlene Smith of Lexington.-Davidson F.H.

Friday, June 5

Michael Briles Graduates

Mike Briles
Well he did it! Michael Trent Briles has graduated from High School! Michael finished up his four years at Northwest High School in Guilford County and walked across the stage tonight at the graduation ceremonies. The ceremony took place at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro and was attended by Mike's family. Michael will work during the summer before attending UNCC in the fall. Congratulations Michael, We LOVE YOU!

Thursday, May 28

Annie Mae Crotts Goins Dies

MT. AIRY-Annie Mae Crotts Goins, 72, passedWednesday May 27, 2009 at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday May 30, 2009 at Blackwater Community Church; Brother Ted Crotts, Brother Frank Danley and Brother Timmy Crotts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born in Carroll County, Virginia on March 26, 1937 to the late Jonah and Patty Alice Rakes Crotts. Preceded in death by her husband Nathan "Pete" Goins; two sons, Ray and Ronnie Tate; a brother and three sisters. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Richard Caudill of Elkin and Debbie and Joe Howlett of Dobson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Cheryl Tate of Elkin and Mike and Judy Tate of Mount Airy; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Frank Danley of Ararat; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alex and Wanda Crotts, Jackie and June Crotts and Rev. Ted and Ann Crotts all of Mount Airy.-Moody

Tuesday, May 26

Addie Crotts Passes

ASHEBORO-Addie Marie Hancock Crotts, 92, passed Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Smyrna Grove Community Church, Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Smyrna Grove Community Church cemetery. Native of Davidson County, preceded in death by her husband, David Crotts. Surviving are daughter, Nellie Marie Cole of Asheboro; son, Carlton Crotts of Asheboro; sister, Jesse Hancock of Thomasville; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.-Ridge

Wednesday, May 13

Coach Jill Briles-Hinton Resigns

Jill BrilesCoach Jill Briles-Hinton, University of Florida's Golf coach, has resigned from the program. Briles-Hinton has been coach of the Lady Gators since 1998 and played 12 years on the LPGA. The announcement came after the Lady Gators posted a 16th place finish in the NCAA East regional. The Gators advanced to the NCAA championships six times during her tenure, which included sixth-place finishes in 2002 and 2006. The Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in women's golf in 2008 cited wanting to spend more time with her family as the main reason for leaving the Gator program. The BIN does not have Jill's family lineage at this time, but we believe her lineage starts in Peoria, Illinois. The BIN wishes nothing but the best for Jill and her family!

Sunday, May 3

Cameron Briles Scores Big!

Cameron Briles scored big today at the 1st Annual Briles Fishing Tournament at High Rock Lake in Southmont! Cameron caught ten fish including this monster, which sealed the title for her. Cami is the daughter of Rodney Trent and Tosha Medlin Briles and turned five years old in February. Cami has been fishing for years and turned pro last year at the Myrtle Beach, SC. Cami won the prize of her choice, which was strawberry ice cream; provided by her grandmother, Catherine Briles. Cami has decided to forgo the touring circuit choosing instead to stay home and play with her three dogs and pig named Pebbles. Way to Go Cameron, we love you!

Two New Links Added

Two new links have been added to the research database. Roger Briles, son of the late Fred Briles, has two web sites that are very cool: Belews Blast and Roger's Products. Please visit them today!

Jim Briles Turns 69!

I would like to take a moment and wish my father, James Rex Briles Sr. a Very Happy 69th Birthday! Jim is the son of the late Rex Briles and Ivy Black Garrett. Jim is married to Cathy Cameron Briles and they live on High Rock Lake. Dad, we love you and will see you tomorrow! Happy Birthday!

Friday, May 1

Roy Hill Passes

ASHEBORO-Roy Leon "Corky" Hill, 71, passed Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Antioch Baptist Church; Rev. Lee Greene officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County. Surviving are wife, Betty DeHart Hill of the home; daughter, Allison Stanley of Asheboro; son, Phillip Hill of Asheboro; sisters, Joyce McGee and Hilda Briles, both of Asheboro; brothers, Bob Hill and Tom Hill, both of Asheboro; two grandchildren.-Ridge

Wednesday, April 29

Geraldine "Gerri" Small Sumner Passes

ASHEBORO-Geraldine Small "Gerri" Sumner, age 68, passed Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM at Forest Park Baptist Church in Randleman, NC; Pastor Jon Ferguson and Pastor Rusty Small officiating. Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Park. Native of Randolph County, preceded in death by her parents, Glenn V. and Sadie Black Small, brothers, Dolan Small and Ralph Small, and sister, Mary Lou Briles. Survived by her husband, Dwight Kenneth Sumner of the home; sons, Chris Sumner and his wife Kim of Asheboro, NC, Eric Sumner and his wife Anita of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Zach Schwarz, Gregory Moore, Maxx Sumner, and Emily Sumner; great granddaughter, Clara Moore; sister, Pat Walker and her husband Bobby of Randleman, NC; brother, Jerry Small and his wife Donna of Appomattox, VA; many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.-Pugh

Thursday, April 2

Gertrude Davis Lomax, 85 Dies

LEXINGTON-Gertrude (Nana) Davis Lomax, 85, passed Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Wake: 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, April 3, 2009 at Davidson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Churchland Baptist Church; Rev. Ray Howell IV officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery. Born October 5, 1923 in Davidson County to Lloyd G. Davis and Lena Crotts Davis. Surviving: her husband of 68 years, Ben Hollis Lomax of the home, sons, Gary Lomax and wife, Jody, Ricky Lomax both of Lexington, four grandchildren, Todd Lomax and wife, Melissa, Scott Lomax, Alan Lomax and wife, Mandy, and Shannon Yarbrough and husband, Josh; and six great-grandchildren.

Nellie Disher Briles Passes

MIDWAY-Nellie Mae Disher Briles, 73, passed Monday, March 30, 2009, at Lexington Memorial Hospital from a brief illness. There will be no services. She was married to Howard Gray Briles.

Sunday, March 22

Dorothy Young Briles Dies

LEXINGTON-Dorothy Lee Young Briles, 81, passed Saturday evening, March 21, 2009 in the Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. Memorial Graveside Service will be Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2 P.M. in Victory Baptist Church Cemetery; Rev. Clyde Akers officiating. Born April 8, 1927 in Rowan County, a daughter of the late Harry Lee Young and Beatrice Ludwig Young. Preceded in death by her husband, who she married in 1945, Stanton Harry Briles (passed:October 30, 1995); a son, Walter Eugene Briles. Surviving are a daughter, Tina Hulon of Thomasville; sons, Billy R. Briles and wife Penny Michelle of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Stanton Briles, Jr. of the home; a daughter-in-law Vickie Briles; a brother, Clyde Edward Young of Thomasville; Eight Grandchildren and Eleven Great-Grandchildren.-JC Green & Sons F.H.

Wednesday, March 18

On the Lighter Side...

Yes, the economy is bad. People are losing their jobs, businesses are closing and the fate of the nation is relying on the auto part industry. Huh? Well, judging by this photo in Greensboro, O'Reilly Auto Parts has jumped on the auto parts craze. As you can see in the photo, they are building beside Advance Auto Parts. Right beside Advance (to the left), you see Auto Zone! Three parts store side-by-side-by-side. I'm not sure this competitiveness will fix the global economy, however it will ensure you can find the part you need without traveling far!

"On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.

Sunday, March 15

Current Issue: Theresa Sheldrick Carter-Briles


BRILES – Mrs. Theresa Sheldrick (Pat) Carter-Briles, of Dorr, MI passed away Monday, March 9, 2009 with family by her side. She will live on in memory and will be greatly missed by her children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Sr. and son, Wayne Briles, Jr., three sisters, Bobby Tudor, Dorothy Schaeffer, JoAnn Bean, and husband, Gerald Briles. Surviving are her children, Katherine Clements, Hazen Briles, Shelly Holmes, Edith Briles, Kenneth (Irene) Briles, Dale (Sherrie) Briles, Mark (Iwanna) Briles, Margaret “Peggy” Briles; 26 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren and two in the oven; sister, Alice (Carter) Marrs; several nieces and nephews. Theresa was a member of the ACRDC – Older American Program. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2009 at Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church, 3562 – 136th Ave., Hamilton, MI with Pastor Mark Inman officiating. Interment Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola County, MI. The family will greet relatives and friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., and one hour prior to the service at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church.

Donald Jerry Parks Passes

LEXINGTON-Donald Jerry Parks, 82, passed Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel; Revs. Jay Belk and Tommy Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery. Born August 30, 1926, in Davidson County, to William Jacob Parks and Annie B. Crotts Parks. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Peggy, whom he married March 29, 1947, and passed away February 20, 2009; sisters, Ruby Hammann, an infant, Lois Parks; and brothers, Weldon Parks, Clay Parks and Baxter Parks. Surviving sons J. Randall Parks and wife Karen of Lexington and Craig Parks and wife Marnita of Salisbury; daughters, Donna Kirk and husband, Doug, and Bonnie Hughes, all of Lexington; grandchildren Caroline Parks Swaim and husband, Michael, of Thomasville, Eric Parks of Lexington, Deanna Kirk Fuertes and husband, Brian, of King, Dara Kirk Nifong and husband, Samuel, of Wallburg, John Kirk, Jacob Parks and Jesse Parks both of Salisbury; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Swaim, Hailey Swaim, Sara Nifong, Kyle Nifong, Andrew Fuertes and Ella Fuertes; sisters, Mary Lee Smith and husband, Edmund, and Connie Faye Williams and husband, Andy; and sisters in law, Jewel Parks and Ruby Parks

His wife's death notice is below. The BIN apologizes for missing this notice:

LEXINGTON-Peggy Jane Metters Parks, 79, passed Friday, February 20, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral service will 1:00 am at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel; Rev. Jay Belk officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery. Born on March 3, 1929 in Randolph County to John H. Metters and Mary C. Swing Metters. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers David Metters, John Franklin Metters and Jack Thomas Metters and a sister Ernestine King Cozart. Surviving are her husband Donald Jerry Parks of the home. They were married March 29, 1947. Also surviving are sons J. Randall Parks and wife Karen of Lexington and Craig Parks and wife Marnita of Salisbury; daughters Donna Kirk and husband Doug and Bonnie Hughes of Lexington; grandchildren Caroline Parks Swaim and husband Michael of Thomasville, Eric Parks of Lexington, Deanna Kirk Fuertes and husband Brian of King, Dara Kirk Nifong and husband Samuel of Wallburg, John Kirk and fiancé Jayme Davidson of Concord, Jacob Parks and Jesse Parks both of Salisbury; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Swaim, Hailey Swaim, Sara Nifong, Kyle Nifong, Andrew Fuertes and Ella Fuertes; brother Paul Metters and wife Mary Catherine of Jacksonville; sisters Jewel Parks of Lexington and Blanche Broadway and husband James of Oak Island.

Saturday, March 14

Fay Spell Passes

SOPHIA-Fay Davis Spell, age 96, passed Friday, March 13, 2009 at GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center, Trinity. Wake and funeral is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at Marlboro Friends Meeting; Rev. John Sides officiating. Burial will follow in the Meeting Cemetery. Born October 1, 1912 the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Oneida Walker Farlow. Native of Flint Hill; preceded in death by her husbands: David Davis and Bearnie Spell; sons: Jerry Davis; Farlowe Davis and his wife Peggy; two brothers and one sister. Survived by son and his wife: Jimmy and Betty Davis of Sophia, NC; daughter and her husband: Jane and Gary Mullins of Sophia, NC; daughter-in-law: Faye Davis of Sophia, NC; step daughter and her husband: Yvonne and John Williams of UT; step son and his wife: Cecil and JoAnn Spell of NM; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.-Pugh

Friday, March 13

John D. Briles Passes

FLORIDA-John Dewayne Briles, 55, passed on March 9, 2009. Born December 12, 1953 in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of the late Glen J. and Phyllis Jean (Ramseyer) Briles. Surviving are his wife, Sheila Brooks Kern Briles; sons, Nathan Briles, Paul Kern, and Matt Kern, all of Huntington; daughters, Kristy Briles of Huntington and Mrs. Mandy Kern Brooks of Nashville, TN; brother, Dan Briles; sister, Mrs. Joann E. Briles Rockow of Port Charlotte; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce Briles Passes

CALIFORNIA-Joyce Smither Briles, 71, passed March 7, 2009 in Woodland, CA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Sierra View Funeral Chapel in Carmichael, CA. Born to Carl and Cora Smither on November 3, 1937 in Corning, CA, preceded in death by her husband Raymond Briles. Suriviving are her son Gary Briles and wife Gale of Arbuckle, CA, daughter Rhonda Molina and husband Don of Winters, CA, daughter Angie Oroquita and husband Rick of Bay Point, CA; Grandchildren, Melissa, Rosie, Jason, Mithcell, Faith, Tom, Sara, Mary, Josh and Rick; and great-grandchildren, Leah, Charisma, Christian, Jaiden, Brandon and Austin; Sisters, Onera Robers and husband Jim of Chandler, AZ, Kathleen Wertman and husband Jim and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley Briles Passes

WADESBORO-Shirley (Arrington) Briles, age 73, passed Monday, March 2, 2009, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. Funeral service at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Polkton, NC at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 5, 2009; Rev. George Hunnicutt officiating. Born March 8, 1935 in Cherokee County, SC, daughter of the late Walter Grey Arrington and the late Ethel (Westmoreland) Arrington. Survived by her son, Virgil "Strick" Briles and wife Kim of Polkton, N.C; sisters, Stacia Ward Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C. andNorma Sue Barden of Weddington, N.C.; Grandchildren, Heather Barbee of Locust, NC, Virgil BJ Briles and Brandon Lee Briles of Polkton,NC

Sunday, March 1

A Radio Icon Passes

Although not the normal procedure for posting death notices, The BIN would like to reflect on the passing of an icon, Paul Harvey who died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the age of 90.

Paul Harvey was the most listened-to broadcaster in America having an audience of over 22 million people. His career began in 1933, which last well over 76 years. I was blessed with the sounds of Paul Harvey back in 1981 when I was radio broadcaster for WRNC in Reidsville, NC. His famous news casts each day and the nail-biting "The Rest of the Story" segments were the trademark of Harvey. Every broadcaster I crossed paths with wanted to emulate Paul Harvey who seemed to captivate his audiences with folksiness and disjointed style of presenting the world events.

Paul Harvey's legacy has already had a profound affect on me as a former broadcaster and the curator of this web site and as a Producer/Director for Video Impressions. The BIN would like to extend condolences to the Harvey Family as we celebrate the life of Paul Harvey during this time of sorrow and say goodbye with his famous closing..."Good Day"

Cameron Briles Turns 5

Our little angel Cameron Jewel Briles turned five years old two weeks ago. Cameron celebrated her birthday at Christo's Pizza Parlor in Lexington and all had a good time.

Cami is the daughter of Rodney "Trent" and Tosha MEDLIN Briles, curators of this web site. Cameron will be attending kindergarten in the fall, however she is not looking forward to the change. Attending the party were both sets of grandparents, Uncle Derek and Aunt TC Medlin, her cousin Chase and his parents Bruce and Betty Draughn and Shirley Hill. Cami is seen here sitting with her grandparents, Jim and Cathy Cameron Briles. We look forward to many more birthdays with the Spoofy! Here is the link for Cameron's birthday gathering at her favorite place.

Friday, February 13

Clyde Thomas Williams Passes

The Briles Information Network has received word of the passing of Clyde Thomas Williams who passed on Sunday, February 8, 2009 in Durham, NC. Mr. Williams was born to late June Henry and Golda (Peters) Williams and brother-n-law to the late Roy Holder who was married to Jewel Towe Holder. Jewel Holder is the grandmother of Tosha Medlin Briles.

Funeral services was held today in Siler City, NC which was attended by Derek Medlin and Phyllis Holder Medlin. Mr. Williams death notice is listed below and the databases have been updated to reflect this passing. The BIN would like to extend personal condolences to the Williams and Holder family regarding Clyde's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time of loss.

SILER CITY, NC-Clyde Thomas Williams, 78, passed Sunday, February 8, 2009 at VA Medical Center, Durham. Funeral was Friday, February 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Oakley Baptist Church; Rev. Brian Sandifer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born October 3, 1930 the son of the late June Henry and Golda (Peters) Williams. Native of Chatham County; preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Jessup and Mary Sue Snyder. Survived by his wife: Barbara(Holder) Williams, two daughters: Debbie W. Wilkie and husband, Ronnie of Goldston, NC, Karen W. Payne and husband, Kevin of Oak Ridge, NC and three sons: Mike Williams and wife, Jacquie of Raleigh, NC, Clay Williams and wife, Pam of China, Eric Williams of Siler City, NC; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.-Pugh

Wednesday, February 11

Double Take: On the Lighter Side...

No comment...Thanks to Michael Briles for both of the pixs...

"On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.

Tuesday, February 10

Three Issues Solved

The Briles Information Network has solved one issue involving Thomas E. Briles who passed in 2007 in California. Thomas is the son of the late Edmund John and Ruth Briles.This issue was solved using the 1920 census (Chester Harrison Briles). Based on the dates and the SSI Index, we feel confident with this assignment.

The other issues involve Lucy Milder Briles and her daughter Betty Briles Sheckell. Sam Broyles has the information on his web site and again we feel confident with this assignment. The problem was Lucy's death notice had her listed as Lucy Milder Briles. Her correct name is Lucy Mildred Briles and was married to her second cousin, once removed, Charles Edward Briles. Lucy's daughter, Betty passed in 2007 as did Lucy.

This brings our "Current Issues" list to 15. The BIN is currrently working to solve these issues. Please visit our Message Board for this list and if you have any information regarding them, please contact us.

Friday, February 6

Lela Parrish Briles Dies

TRINITY- Lela Parrish Briles, age 89 of Trinity passed Thursday, February 5th at her residence. Wake: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Elder Johnny Ray Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Born June 16, 1919 in Randolph County to Onslow Parrish and Velora Woods Parrish; preceded in death by her husband Archie P. Briles on May 11, 1991. Survived by daughter Betty Yates and husband Clyde of Trinity; one sister Blanche Bray of Trinity, one grandchild, Debbie Small and husband Tommy; two great-grandchildren, Dana Varner and Trisha Small; and one great great-grandchild, Madison Varner.

Thursday, February 5

"On the Lighter Side"

Talk about bad luck! Not only did the organist leave, but she took the organ with her! It appears the church is in need of details too so if you have either of the three, feel free to give Fairgrove Church a buzz at 475:2598???

"On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.

Wednesday, February 4

Janice Hulin Jarrett Passes

THOMASVILLE-Janice Gail Hulin Jarrett, 52, passed Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Thomasville Medical Center. Funeral service was held Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church; Pastor Keith Gamble and Pastor Jon Shook officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Trinity, NC. Born on November 4, 1956 in Davidson County to James Junior Hulin and Sylvia Hooks Hulin. Surviving: husband, Steve Allen Jarrett (m. November 4, 1973); son, Jeff Jarrett and his wife Dana of Randleman; parents, James and Sylvia Hulin of High Point; sisters, Carolyn Curry and her husband Marvin of Thomasville, Jamie Tucker and her husband Paul of Thomasville, and Cindy Rose and her husband Joey of Trinity; and five grandchildren, Macy, Megan, Justin, Jobe, and Jace Jarrett.

The BIN is in the process of updating the databases to reflect this passing. We would like to apologize for posting this notice late; we were out of town.

Wednesday, January 28

Virginia Kinley Hill Dies At Age 87

Archdale-Virginia Kinley Hill, 87, passed today, January 28, 2009 in the Wallburg Community. No funeral services are planned. Born September 10, 1921, in Randolph County, a daughter of Samuel and Queen Briles Kinley. On June 22, 1946 she married James (Bill) Hill who passed on May 12, 1996. Surviving is daughter and son in law, Ronda and James Anderson of Wallburg, and one grandson, Grant Anderson of Greensboro.-Cumby

John Wayne Crotts, 89, Passes

TRINITY-John Wayne Crotts, 89, passed January 27th, 2009 at High Point Regional Hospital. Wake: 6-8 pm Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in ArchdaleFuneral service 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2009 at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Pastor Randall A. Quate officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born July 22nd, 1919 in Randolph County, a son to William Thomas and Roanna Loflin Crotts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Hill (m. 1942); three daughters, Doris Trotter of Archdale, Nadine Jones and husband Larry and Kay Bartlett and husband John of Trinity; two brothers, Roy Crotts of Trinity and Reese Crotts of Archdale; three granddaughters, Sonja Smith, Lynne Jones and Sarah Bartlett; and one great granddaughter, Hannah Smith.-Cumby

Thursday, January 22

Death Notice: Samuel Kellam "Kelly" Eanes

NC- Samuel Kellam "Kelly" Eanes passed at his home on Jan. 5, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 24. 2009 in the sanctuary of Memorial United Methodist Church, 406 Randolph St. in Thomasville. Born March 13, 1942, to Julia Kellam and Ralph H. Eanes Sr. Surviving are his wife, Cecelia Briles Eanes; a daughter, Andrea Eanes Randall; a son, Jeremiah Eanes; a son-in-law, Rick Randall; a granddaughter, Sylvia Randall; brothers, Ralph H. Eanes Jr. (Meredith), Carey Eanes (Kay), Robin Eanes (Susan) and George Eanes (Nancy); a sister, Julie Eanes Clinard (Don); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Monday, January 19

Death Notice: Luther Verne Hill

LEXINGTON, NC Luther Verne "Luke" Hill, 63, passed Sunday, January 19, 2009 at his home. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 21 at Faith Missionary Alliance Church; Revs. Michael Gates and Albert Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Born December 10, 1945 in Davidson County to the late Percy Lee Hill and Catherine Crotts Hill. His brother, Norman Hill, and his sister, Belle Lanier, preceded him in death. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Janie Nifong Hill of the home; his son, an employee of WBFJ radio, Verne Hill and wife, Paula, of Midway; his granddaughters, Bailey Hill and Mariah Hill; his god-daughter, Danielle Byrd of Lexington; his brother, Fred Hill of Arcadia; his sisters, Margaret Ashby and husband, Frank, of Arcadia, and Barbara Hege of Lexington and his special in-laws, Bob and Linda Crisp.-Davidson F.H.

Sunday, January 11

On the Lighter Side....

Everyone enjoys a good movie once in a while. Popcorn, a nice cold beverage, some candy, AND A INEMA...that is if you go to the Carmike Cinemas in Greensboro, NC. With 18 screens, stadium seating and all digital sound, you can enjoy your "INEMA" in comfort and style!If you would like the best hot dog in the world for only $99, then check out Dairy Queen. "On the Lighter Side" is a series of interesting and unique blips dedicated to funny photos and videos captured by the BIN.

Friday, January 9

Current Issue: Attempt to Identify lineage


UPLAND — Paul J. Keller, 90, died at 10:50 p.m. Monday in Marion General Hospital.

He was born in Warren the son of the late James E. and Etta May (Click) Keller.

He was a 1936 graduate of Warren High School.

Mr. Keller served as a Military Police Officer First Lt. in the Army from 1943-1946.

He married Pat (Campi) on Oct. 24, 1957. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 1994. He married Viola (Hizer) Briles on Aug. 29, 1998, in Upland. She survives.

Paul formerly owned and operated General Electronics 1972-1991, also prior to that Keller’s Cut Rate, both in Upland. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier after 27 years.

He attended the Upland Friends Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #138, Upland.

Survivors include his wife, Viola; son, Tom (Paula) Keller, Upland; daughter, Pamela Jean Tribolet, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Joshua, Derrick, Ashley, Courtney; step sons, Larry (De) Briles, Jerry (Wanda) Briles, both Upland; and step grandchildren, David, Susan, Leigh, Aaron, Daniel, Jennifer; 10 great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

A brother, Claud, preceded him in death.

Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, in Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland with the Rev. Curt Blasiman officiating. Interment is in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland.


Thursday, January 8

Death Notice: Myrl Briles Starr Dupuis

The BIN has received late word of this passing. The databases will be updated shortly.

SNOHOMISH,WA-Myrl Briles Starr DuPuis passed December 24, 2008 at her home in Snohomish, WA. Services and burial was held at Cypress Lawn December 29, 2008. Born July 14, 1913 in Ralston, OK. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Alex and Zula Briles; her son, William Starr; and three sisters. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Carol Starr, of Seattle, WA; daughter, JoAnn Poysky, of Kirkland, WA; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 7

Lillie Crotts Ennis Passes

TRINITY- Lillie Crotts Ennis, 92, passed January 6th, 2009 at High Point Regional Hospital. Wake: 6-8 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at Mt. Pleasant Community Church; Rev. Brent Tysinger officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born January 1st, 1917 in Randolph County, a daughter to Thomas and Roanna Loflin Crotts. Preceded in death by her husband, James Robert in 2004. Also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Surviving is a daughter, Doris Cromer and husband Tommy of Trinity; two grandchildren, Teresa Johnson and husband John of Trinity and Tony Cromer and wife Lora of Trinity; four great grandchildren, Christy Alley and husband Will of Norfolk VA, Amanda Austin and husband Daniel of Archdale, Jennifer Cromer of Trinity and Kellie Johnson of Trinity; one great great grandchild, Owen Robert Alley and three brothers.-Cumby

Sunday, January 4

William Harrison Briles Jr., 87 Passes

ALTAVISTA, VA-William Harrison Briles Jr., 87, formerly of Altavista, passed Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Avante of Lynchburg.Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at New Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery; Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Born May 19, 1921, in Randolph County, N.C., a son of the late William Harrison Briles Sr. and Alberta Lassiter Briles. Preceded in death by a sister, Essie Briles Walker; two brothers, Ernest M. Briles and Garland W. "Tang" Briles; and a niece, Judy Faye Walker. Survived by a sister-in-law, Shirley Bailey Briles of Hurt; brother-in-law, Robert T. Walker Sr., of Hurt; two nephews, Ronald C. Briles and Robert T. "Bobby" Walker Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Hurt; and one niece, Nancy Walker Dalton and her husband, Aaron, of Richmond.

Saturday, January 3

Daphne Aileen Briles, 90, Passes

ALBUQUERQUE, NM-Daphne Aileen Briles, 90, of Moriarty, NM passed Dec. 17, 2008, in Albuquerque. Graveside Service was held on Dec. 29 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Moriarty; Pastor David Wester officiated. Born on January 7, 1918, in Backus, Minn. to the late William Harry and Carrie (Robinette) Elyea. Preceded in death by her husband, George Briles; daughter, Geraldine Diehl; three brothers, and one sister. Survived by her son, Robert Diehl and Carol Charlotte of Moriarty; brothers, Robert Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.-Harris Hanlon Mortuary

Thursday, January 1

WELCOME 2009!!!!

The Briles Information Network would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! This is our 14th year providing genealogy information to the WWW. In 2008, we posted over 50 issues and began work on the new BIN Video Pod Cast, which will debut later this year. We look forward to new ventures ahead and the BIN will continue to achieve its main mission: " to promote genealogy research and the preservation of family history".