Tuesday, December 22
Saturday, December 19
Thursday, December 17
Sunday, December 13
Databases are projected too be updated on December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12
Monday, December 7
Sunday, December 6
Thursday, December 3
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.
Thursday, November 26
Monday, November 23
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 12
Wednesday, November 11
Friday, November 6
Wednesday, November 4
Tuesday, October 27
Friday, October 23
Thursday, October 22
You can view the coverage of the wreck courtesy of The Dispatch Newspaper by clicking here!
Saturday, October 17
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
Sunday, October 11
Friday, October 9
Monday, October 5
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
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
Tuesday, September 8
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Sunday, August 9
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
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.
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
Friday, July 31
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.
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
Thursday, July 23
What do you need to view an RSS Feed
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How does RSS Feeds work
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You can click on it or right click on it to retrieve the address of the feed. Simply put the RSS address into your reader and that's it! You now will receive updates for the BIN without having to visit the site. Example: Let say you visit ten genealogy sites a week and enjoy reading the content of those sites. Instead of visiting each of the sites individually, simply subscribe to their RSS feed and check your reader to see if the site has posted updates or added new material. Now of course, we encourage everyone to visit the BIN often to research our extensive databases of surnames. If you have any questions regarding the RSS feed, please contact us directly!
Thursday, July 16
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
Sunday, July 5
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 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
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!
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
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 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!
Friday, June 5
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
Tuesday, May 26
Wednesday, May 13
Sunday, May 3
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!
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!
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Wednesday, March 18
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
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.
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
Friday, March 13
Sunday, March 1
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"
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
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
Tuesday, February 10
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
Thursday, February 5
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
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
Thursday, January 22
Monday, January 19
Sunday, January 11
Friday, January 9
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.
THE BIN IS ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY THE LINEAGE OF VIOLA HIZER BRILES KELLER
Thursday, January 8
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
Sunday, January 4
Saturday, January 3
Thursday, January 1
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".