Tuesday, February 9

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.

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