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