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.