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!