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".