Thursday, February 25

Allen Briles Gregson Passes Away in Asheboro

RANDLEMAN-Allen Briles Gregson, age 74, passed away today, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation, Asheboro. Graveside Service will be Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro; Rev. Kenneth Hayes and Wayne Folgeman officiating. Native of Randolph County, born May 22, 1935 to Alfred Briles and Cletis Barker Gregson. Preceded in death by his brother, Norman Gregson. Survived by his brother, Thomas Gregson and his wife, Nellie Rae "Rachel" of Greensboro; brother, Cecil Gregson and his wife, Shelia of Julian; nephew, Dwight Gregson and his wife, Kathy of Randleman, niece, Lori Coe and her husband, Brian of Wallburg, NC; nephew, Dwayne Gregson of Julian, NC; sister in Law, Sue Gregson of Randleman, NC

Wednesday, February 24

Noel "Sam" Lee Farlow Passes

ARCHDALE-Noel (Sam) Lee Farlow, 89, passed February 23rd, 2010 at the Hospice Home of High Point. Wake: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 at Marlboro Friends Meeting; Pastor John Sides officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting Cemetery. Born September 23rd, 1920 in Sophia NC, a son to Lewis Lee and Blanche Ward Farlow. Preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Farlow and Raphael Farlow; and a sister, Clara McPherson.Survivng is his wife, the former Jean Calvert (married in 1946); four children; Diane Welch and husband Tom of High Point, Christopher Farlow and wife Susan of High Point, Susan Brewer and husband Adrion of Wallburg, and Jonathan C. Farlow and wife Lori of Archdale; three sisters, Bernice Lemmons of Bayden NC, Mary Wicker of Randleman, and Phyllis Bell of Asheboro; two brothers, Max Farlow of Sophia and Lewis Farlow of Jamestown; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Monday, February 22

Alice Briles Loflin Passes Away

ASHEBORO-Alice Briles Loflin, age 77, passed Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Randolph Hospital. Wake: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home. Funeral services Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Ray Swaney officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. Born on October 13, 1932 in Randolph County to Ernest and Ella Mae Younts Briles; preceded in death by brothers Dalton, Robert, and Wayne Briles, and sisters, Doris Stout and Jewel Jordan. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Troy S. Loflin; daughter, Janet K. Williams and her husband Barry of Statesville, NC; granddaughter, Megan Williams of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Gilbert Briles of Denton, NC, and Wendell Briles of Asheboro, NC.

Saturday, February 20

Rosa Hill Robbins Passes

ASHEBORO-Rosa Pearl Robbins, age 82, passed Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation in Asheboro. Family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 PM at Pugh Funeral Home. Funeral will be Monday, February 22. 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. Native of Randolph County, born June 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Lemuel and Lelia Mae (Hill) Hill. Survived by her husband: Britt Robbins, Daughters: Sandi Leonard of Raleigh, NC and Sharon Powell of Asheboro, NC, Son: Gary Robbins of High Point, NC. Granddaughters, Nan Robbins of Greensboro, NC and Mandy Riley of Vale, NC; Great Grandchildren, Jordan, Cameron, and Hunt Riley, Sisters: Doris Hicks of Trinity, NC and Daisy Jacobs of Archdale, NC; Brothers: Kenneth Hill of Trinity, NC, Ned Hill of High Point, NC, and Joe Hill of WA.

Monday, February 15

Doris Crotts Beck Dies Today

LEXINGTON-Doris Crotts Beck, 91, passed Monday Feb. 15 2010 at Centerclair Nursing Home. Funeral service 2:00 pm Wednesday February 17, 2010 at Mt. Tabor United Church of Christ; Rev. Darrell Sluder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born January 24, 1919 in Davidson County to Charles Michael and Mary Jane Black Crotts. Surviving are one son Bruce Beck and wife Sandra of Lexington, three grandchildren; Timothy Beck and wife Regina, Leah Baker and husband Mark all of Lexington and Julie Matthews and husband Mark, of East Bend, three great-grandchildren; Heather Beck, Emily Beck both of Lexington and Allan Forrester of East Bend, three great great-grandchildren McKinley Baker, Hylton Baker and Sheridan Baker all of Lexington and one godson, Charles Eugene Crotts.

Troy Edward Gallimore Passes Away

TRINITY-Troy Edward "Junior" Gallimore, Jr., age 78, passed Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Trinity, NC. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church; Rev. Hillis Burton, the Rev. Barry Wall, and the Rev. Karen Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born on December 25, 1931, in Randolph County, Mr. Gallimore was the son of the late Troy Edward Gallimore, Sr.and the late Bessie Edith Loflin Gallimore. Surviving are his wife, Helen Hunt Gallimore of the home; daughters, Sandra Gallimore Snider and husband, Michael, of Trinity, Kathy Gallimore Smith and husband, Aubrey, of Asheboro, Debbie Gallimore Foust and husband, Neal, of Asheboro; sisters, Joyce Lambeth, Lois Parrish, both of Lexington, Shirley Hedrick and husband, Vann. of Trinity, Norma Hall and husband, Sidney, of Asheboro, Peggy Lambeth and husband, Larry, of Trinity: brothers, Joe Gallimore and wife, Trish, of Winston-Salem, Jerry Gallimore and wife, Nancy, of Lexington; grandchildren, Amy Kindley and husband, Chad, Chad Smith and wife, Jamie, Todd Snider and wife, Tonya, Lori Carter and husband, Wayne, Kelly Hill and husband, Brad, Scott Smith and wife, Leah; great-grandchildren, Kolby Kindley, Landon Smith, Maddison Carter, Noah Smith, Logan Carter, Adam Smith, Kamden Carter, Wyatt Smith, Kyndal Kindley and baby, Keaton Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul Hedrick Passes Away

LEXINGTON-Paul Hedrick, 82, passed February 13 2010 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. Funeral service 11:00 am Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Hedrick's Grove United Church of Christ; Rev. William Sowers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born October 31, 1927 in Davidson County to William Crawford Hedrick and Rosabelle Crotts Hedrick. Preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Dean Snider Hedrick on August 23, 2004, as well as his brother, James Hedrick. Survived by his son, Gary Hedrick, and wife, Paula, of Lexington; his daughter, Bennie Frank, and husband, Larry, also of Lexington; his grandchildren, Tina Hedrick Heitman and husband, Eddie, Jonathan Hedrick and wife, Tina, and Maria Frank Hodge and husband, Jarrod, all of Lexington; and his great grandchildren, Ty Heitman, Rylee Hodge, Hunter Hedrick and Makenna Hedrick; and his sister, Novelia Potts of Lexington.

Sunday, February 14

Arrest Made in Briles Murder

Delmer Smith-Courtesy of Manatee Sheriff DeptFinally an arrest has been made in the murder of Kathleen Briles, which occurred on August 3, 2009 in Manatee, Florida. Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube made the announcement last week. Delmer Smith is a suspect in multiple burglaries in Manatee and Sarasota counties and is the prime suspect in the murder of Mrs. Briles. Smith used a sewing machine to beat Briles to death and apparently was found to have Briles' property in his possession. The main item is a rare Minnie Mouse Key chain, which Smith had in his possession. Dr. Briles identified the key chain belonging to his wife, which he gave as an anniversary gift. The THUG also attempted to sell a necklace belonging to Briles by hiring an accomplice to sell the item. EDITOR'S COMMENT: This has to be the scum of the earth. Florida does have the death penalty and we can only hope it will be applied in this case. Kathleen Briles is the wife of Dr. James Briles; son of the late Iowa Senator, James Edward and Marilyn Lorene Tendall Briles. The BIN will be following this case closely and updates will be presented on a special page. Not until this case is done and "justice" is carried out will the Briles Family find true relief and peace.

Thursday, February 11

Reva Edna Bunting Morris Passes

ASHEBORO-Reva Edna Bunting Morris, 94, passed Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Randolph Hospital Inc. Funeral services 2:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Alvin Newcomb and the Rev. Alvin Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Community Church Cemetery, Denton. Native of Randolph County, born March 17, 1915, the daughter of the late James "Alt" and Mattie Pearl McDowell Bunting. Preceded in death by her husband, Everett M. Morris. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Ellison, of Asheboro, Betsy Craven and husband, Reid, of Ramseur; sister, Ina Mae Dorsett, of Asheboro; brother, Ray Bunting, of Asheboro.

Tuesday, February 9

Ivy Nance Passes

DENTON-Ivey Wyatt Nance, 87, passed Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Salem Fellowship Church, Rev. Steven Nance and the Rev. J. Harold Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Native of Randolph County, born July 6, 1922, the son of the late Carl and Nannie Hill Nance. Preceded in death by his brothers, Branson Nance, J. Van Nance, Dwight Nance, Charles Nance; and sisters, Frances N. Hunt and Lucille N. Varner. Surviving are his wife, Troy Jean Nance of the home; daughter, Iva Jean Brady and her husband, Steven, of Asheboro; sons, Gary W. Nance, Steven Nance and his wife, Margie, all of Denton; sister, Glee Arnold, of Lexington; grandchildren, Steven Nance, Matthew Nance, Holly Farmer, Josh McDaniel; great-grandchildren, Jacob Nance, Jadon Nance and Jackson Wyatt Farmer.

Connally Oran Briles has Passed

AUBURN, AL-Connally O. Briles, 90, passed Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Services will be private. Born in Idabel, OK, the son of the late Worthie Harwood and Leona Hays Connally. Mr. Briles served as an officer in the Army Air Forces 1942-1946 and retired a Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserve in 1964. He received his B.S. 1949, M.S. 1951, at Texas A& M University, and his PhD in Immunogenetics at University of Wisconsin, 1955. His long years of employment include: Agricultural Experiment Station Louisiana State University, 1955-1957; USDA at Beltsville MD, 1957-1958; Arbor Acres Farm, Inc. Glastonbury CT, 1958-1962; Macdonald College, McGill University, 1963-1969; Tuskegee University, 1969-1990. With a leave of absence from Tuskegee University, 1971-1972 he served as the breeding and incubation expert for the Food and Agricultural Organization, United Nations. Karachi, Pakistan. He retired from Tuskegee University in 1990. Mr. Briles is survived by his wife Jewell B. Briles, and two sons, Scott C. Briles of Lawrenceville, GA, and Timothy H. Briles of Warrenton, VA, and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Bethany House, Hospice of EAMC, 1171 Gatewood Drive Building 100, Auburn Alabama. Alabama Funeral Homes & Cremation Centers of Dadeville, AL are in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday, February 7

Main Databases Updated/Kindley-Kinley Lineage Updated

The Briles Information Network has updated the main databases to reflect the recent deaths. Information for the Kindley/Kinley Family Lineage was also added to the database however more data will be added in the near future. Two births were also added! Claire Zwieschowski and Charles W. Briles III were born in 2009 and 2010. Many thanks to Erin for contacting the BIN with an update to the late Charles W. Briles line. The death index is pending an update. If you have any questions please contact the BIN.

Alline Beatrice Hughes Lopp Passes Away

THOMASVILLE-Alline Beatrice Hughes Lopp, 78, passed Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Britthaven of Davidson. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2010 At Liberty Baptist Church; Rev. David Bowman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. WAKE: Monday, February 8, 2010 from 6 until 8 pm at JC Green & Sons Funeral Home. Born July 17, 1931 in Randolph County a daughter of Ed and Minnie Hulin Hughes. Preceded in death by one son, George Lopp and one brother, Clay Hughes. Alline was married September 13, 1948 to Jacob Madison Lopp who survives of the home. Also surviving are one son, Jerry W. Lopp and wife Donna of Thomasville; one brother, Clyde Hughes and wife Doris of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Lori Powell and husband Robbie of Thomasville and Joel Lopp and wife Lindsey of Thomasville; three great grandchildren, Tate and Tanner Powell and Troy Lopp.

Saturday, February 6

Charles Floyd Phillips Passes Away

The Briles Information Network has learned of the passing of Charles Floyd Phillips who passed Feb. 5, 2010 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. No services are planned. Native of Randolph County, he is the son of the late Madison & Corinah Catherine Luther Phillips. Preceded in death by 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Survived by one daughter: Debbie Johnson and her husband, David of Trinity, NC; three sons: James Phillips and his wife, Mary of Sophia, NC, Jerry Phillips of High Point, NC, Charles Phillips and his wife, Carol of El Rito, New Mexico, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Updated: No direct line to Briles

Two Hepler's Pass Away

THOMASVILLE-Doris Elaine Bryant Hepler, 83, passed Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Thomasville Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 11:00 AM at the J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. Born on April 20, 1926, in Thomasville, NC, to Madison Ervin and Sarah Hagar Bryant. Preceded in death by her sisters, Sybil Myers and Frankie Coggins. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bobby Lee Hepler; daughter, Martha and husband Kenton Musselman of Thomasville; son, Marshall and wife Eva Hepler of Hemingway, SC; daughter, Molly and husband Dean Langstaff of Coralville, IA; granddaughters, Jamie Musselman Young and Kelsey Musselman Carroll of Thomasville, and Cassie Langstaff Potter and Jodi Langstaff of Coralville, IA; and great-granddaughter, Sophie Potter.

THOMASVILLE-Robert Ray (Bob) Martin, 77,passed Wednesday, February 3, 2009 at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury. Funeral service Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 3 P.M. at Heidelberg United Church of Christ in Thomasville, Rev. Jamie Fonville officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Davidson County, July 5, 1932, a son of William Ray Martin and Lucille Hepler Martin, survived by his wife Loretta Myers Martin; son, Jeff Martin of Trinity; daughter, Tamra Martin Gianaris and husband of Greensboro; grandchildren, Heidi Martin, Justin Martin, Steve Martin and Brandon Gianaris; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Cynthia and Madison Martin; brother, Harold Martin of Archdale.

Wednesday, February 3

George Hoyt Kindley Dies

THOMASVILLE-George Hoyt (Butch) Kindley, 58 passed today, Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Thomasville Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 in the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Born April 17, 1951 in Davidson County a son of Buck and Betty Garner Kindley. Surviving are one daughter, Sonya K. Stone and husband Scott of Archdale; One son, Bryan Kindley and wife Wendy of Thomasville; Three sisters, Susan Crotts of Lexington, Kathy Russell and husband Rickey of Thomasville and Lisa Burdette and husband Leon (Eddy) of Winston Salem. Six grandchildren, Cody Kindley, Riley Kindley, Jordan and Scott Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy and Joshua Trent.

Tuesday, February 2

Nash McKinzie Rush Dies

ASHEBORO-Nash McKinzie Rush, age 77, of Asheboro, North Carolina, passed Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 5:17 pm, in the Cancer Center at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at New Union United Methodist Church, Asheboro, NC; Rev. George Roberson, Dr. (Rev.) Deborah Starczewski and Rev. Wyatt Hoogkamp officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Rush; two daughters, Dr. (Rev) Deborah Starczewski and husband, Daniel Starczewski, of Cornelius, North Carolina, Pamela Hoogkamp and husband, Brad Hoogkamp, of Asheboro; grandchildren, Landon Jarrell and wife Stephanie Jarrell, of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Hunter Hoogkamp and Trapper Hoogkamp, both of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Kira Jarrell and Logan Jarrell, both of Mt. Holly, North Carolina; step-grandchildren, Ashleigh S. Good and husband Dr. Randall Good, of Woodbridge, VA; step-great grandchildren, Brock Good and Fiona Good, both of Woodbridge, Virginia, nieces and nephews, Kim Rush, of Asheboro, Pat Craven and Henry Craven, both of Seagrove, North Carolina.