Saturday, August 28

Daron Linwood Skeen Passes

Daron Linwood Skeen, passed August 27, 2010 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2010 at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Pastor Randall Quate officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting Cemetery.Born February 5, 1971 in High Point, NC to Murray M. Skeen and Ellen Jois Murchison Roach.Ppreceded in death by his grandparents, Troy and Annie Leigh Skeen, and Devoe and Rachel Murchison; Great Aunt Dessie Coggins and Great Uncles J.C. Coggins and H.C. "Pid" Kennedy and his Father in law Robert Hatfield. Surviving are his wife Nancy Hatfield who survives (married May 13, 1995); triplets Troy, Leigh, and Trent. Also surviving are his mother Jois Murchison Roach and husband Wayne of Trinity; Father, Murray M. Skeen and his wife Faye of Jamestown; Brother, Brian M. Skeen and his wife Shannon; Twin Brother Faron R. Skeen and his wife Joi; Nieces and nephews Nick Austin, Ben Austin, Elijah Austin, Katie Skeen, Ryan Skeen, Zoe Bumgarner Skeen, and Sydney Skeen; Mother in law Dessie Hatfield and sister in law Robin Austin all of Trinity. A Special Thanks to Great Aunt Radie Skeen Kennedy of High Point.

Friday, August 27

Late Notice: Lucille Berrier Darr

Lucille Berrier Darr, 98, passed August 20, 2010 Graveside Services will be held Friday, August 27, 2010 at Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington with the Rev. Jacob Sharpe officiating. Born April 22, 1912 in Davidson County to the late David Thomas Berrier and Louetta Hepler Berrier. Preceded in death by her husband Henry Edmond Darr. Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn L. Spurrier of Lexington; one sister Myrtle Everhart of Lexington; 2 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren; and one Great Great Grandchild.

Thursday, August 26

Hazel Cashatt Lowe Dies

Hazel Cashatt Lowe,85, passed Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Jamestown United Methodist Church; Reverend Dr. Gary Royals officiating. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Born April 29, 1925 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late James Madison Cashatt and Etta Cashatt. On October 25, 1947, she married Oscar Knight Lowe, who passed away February 22, 2010. Preceded in death her sister Magalene Bailey and brothers Arvil, Sidney, Glenn and Percy. Survived by their three children, Susan Johnson and husband Butch of High Point, NC, Ronnie Lowe and wife Sue of Cary, NC and Eric Lowe and wife Lisa of Summerfield, NC.; grandchildren, Katie Lowe Garcia and husband Steve, Jeffrey Knight Lowe and wife Lyndsey, Jennifer Johnson, Jordan Lowe and Corey Lowe; great-grandchildren, Lucy Lowe and Dima Garcia. She is also survived by her sisters Rosie Austin of Lexington, Pearl Hunt of Denton and Christine Tucker of Trinity, her brothers Elmer Cashatt and Clinton Cashatt and many nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, August 25

McCain Defeats Hayworth in Race for Senate

Senator John McCain has defeated J. D. Hayworth in the race for his senate seat in Arizona. With 96% of the votes in, McCain leads Hayworth by a huge margin, 56% to 32%. J.D. Hayworth, former United States Congressman is linked to the Briles Surname through marriage of course, but in two ways. Raymond and Red's mother was Mary Emma Hepler Hayworth. Her lineage dates back to Christopher Friederich Hepler (her great grandfather) who had two sons: Phillip, her grandfather and Christopher (great uncle). Christopher had a son named John Hepler who married Hannah Briles, daughter of Jacob & Susanna Plummer Briles. The second link is via "Red" and Raymond's sister Alice Hayworth who married Ernest Macon. His parents are Ashworth & Flora Spencer Macon whose parents are Michael & Anna Jane Hill Spencer. These fine folks had a daughter, Roxanna, who married my very own Joseph Lafayette Briles!

Thursday, August 19

Annie Terry Briles Dies

Annie Frank Briles, 84, passed Monday, August 16, 2010 at Russellville Health Care. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville; Bro. Joe Lenox and Bro. Wade Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Tracy Briles; parents, Willie Terry, Maggie and Clarence Moore. Survivors include children, Gary (Nelda) Briles, Russellville, Janet (Marshall) Waters, Mobile; grandchildren, Chris (Stephanie) Briles, Russellville, Brennan Waters, Lexington, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Carley Briles.

Monday, August 16

Hera Bullard Farlow Dies

SOPHIA-Hera Embla Farlow, age 82, passed Sunday, August 15, 2010 at her home. Wake: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC. Funeral will be Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 600 South Main Street, Randleman; Chaplain Dwight Ayers officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Born May 1, 1928 in High Point, NC the daughter of William Wesley Bullard and Pearlie Jane Blakley Bullard. Preceded in death by her husband, Tunney Farlow. Survived by son: Tony Farlow and his wife, Nina of Sophia, NC; daughter: Marsha Haithcock and her husband, Jeffrey of Cedar Falls, NC; grandchildren, Mindy Hankins and her husband, Ronald of Sophia; Wyatt Farlow of Sophia and Josh Haithcock of Cedar Falls; great grandchildren, Cody Richardson and Taylor Hankins; sister: Cherry Crotts of Glenola, NC.

Saturday, August 14

Michael Trent Briles and the Jump!

In the skydiving world they call this a 3D Hybrid, whatever that is! And our own Michael Trent Briles was part of it last weekend in Raeford, NC. Michael Trent, or Mikey as they call him at the jump zone is the son of Rodney Trent Briles (Curator of the BIN). Mikey has been skydiving for over a year now and has completed over 150 jumps. Mikey also works as a private rigger and video tapes skydives for tandem jumps. We are very proud of Mikey, but we always ask why he likes jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! Click on the image to enlarge. Mikey is the one in the yellow helmet!

Helen Loflin Yates Dies

Helen Loflin Yates, 87, passed Thursday, August 12, 2010 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Bethel Baptist Church; Rev. Gerald Ward and Rev. Ron Nichols officiating. Interment will follow at the Denton Town Cemetery. Born August 6, 1923 in Randolph County to Julius Laughlin and Mamie Briles Laughlin. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter Colon Yates on November 23, 2004, by a brother Calvin Loflin, and by sisters, Nellie Hulin and Leona Shore. Survivors include; sons; Tony Yates and wife Kathy and Garland Yates and wife Janice all of Asheboro, two granddaughters Heather Yates Davis and husband Elvin of Lexington and Andrea Yates of Asheboro, one great grandchild, Lincoln Davis.

Thursday, August 12

Annie Miller Cashatt Dies

Annie Miller Cashatt passed away on August 11th, 2010 at Hospice Home at High Point. A service celebrating Annie’s life will be held at Hopewell UMC on August 13, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Toni Ruth Smith officiating. Visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial in the church cemetery. Born in Randolph County on December 19th, 1919, to Ed and Minnie Kennedy Miller. Preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters. On February 14th, 1941, she married Clinton Cashatt who survives; a daughter, Donna Overcash, and husband Larry of Trinity; a son, Rick Cashatt, and wife Margie of Clayton, GA; four grandchildren, Cindy Neal and husband Jerry of Archdale, Marcie Cates and husband Chris, and Matthew Cashatt and wife Monica, all of Charlotte, and Christy Overcash of Asheboro. Annie also leaves behind ten beloved great-grandchildren, Catie, Alec and Zachary Neal ; Jackson, Max, Charlie, and Sophia Cates; and Amelia, Avery and Corinne Cashatt. In addition to her immediate family, Annie leaves behind many nieces and nephews, neighbors, and friends.

Tuesday, August 10

Dolan M. Ward Dies

Dolan M. Ward, 85, passed Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2 PM Thursday August 12, 2010 in the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville; Rev. Jim Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born October 4, 1924 in Thomasville, NC a son of Henry Beecher and Addie Miller Ward. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Henry Beecher Ward, Jr., and a brother-in-law; Eulan Workman. On October 4, 1947 he married Clara Elliott who died February 23, 1988. Surviving are his children; Larry Dolan Ward and wife Cathy of Denton, Swanee Elaine Ward of Thomasville, and Mark Steven Ward and wife Cindy of Thomasville, granddaughter; Lori Catherine Ward-Jones and husband Don of Winston Salem and a sister; Dorcas Workman of Thomasville.

Catherine Beck Leonard & Clois Gilmer Beck

Catherine Beck Leonard, age 92, passed Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Alston Brook Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held 4 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Dr. Walter Patten officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. Born in Davidson County, August 13, 1917 to Walter J. Beck and Alice Shirley Beck. Preceded in death by her parents; husband James "Roy" Leonard on March 2, 1994; six sisters, Savannah Younts, Eunice Wright, Nina Sledge, Elsie Everhart, Florence Beck and Ora Beck; two brothers, Oscar Beck and Howard Beck. Surviving are; one sister Velna Beck Swing of Lexington; special Nephew and Niece, Richard and Martha Swing of Lexington; other nieces and a nephew; long time friends, Eddie and Doris Sigmon of Hickory, NC and Al and Ruby Thomasson of Garden City, SC.

Clois Gilmer "Shorty" Beck, 89, passed Monday, August 9, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Hedrick's Grove United Church of Christ, Revs. William Sowers and David Crook officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born September 8, 1920, in Davidson County, to John Henry and Iva Lohr Beck. His wife, Della Mae Davis, preceded him in death October 30, 1996. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Lohr Beck, Cromer Beck, Odell Beck and Lawrence Beck; and a sister, Kathleen Beck Thompson. Surviving are three sons, Larry Gilmer Beck and wife, Sue, Johnny Shelton Beck and wife, Sydney, and Tommy Davis Beck and wife, Kay; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Beck Cross, Julie Christie Beck, Ashley Beck Gentry, Johnny Shelton Beck Jr., and Lisa Beck Edwards; six great-grandchildren, Mikayla Simone Cross, Austin Davis Cross, Sydney Paxton Gentry, Davis Aidan

Sunday, August 1

Alice Williams Nance Dies

Alice Williams Nance, 84, passed Sunday, August 1, 2010 in Winston Salem. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, August 4 from the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Howard Baker. Burial will follow in the Sandy Creek Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation. Born September 8, 1925 in Davidson County to Omar Emsley Williams and Hettie Crotts Williams. Her husband, Von Nance, preceded her in death, as well as her brothers, Omar Edgar Williams and James Williams, her sister, Eulala Leonard; and her grandson, Todd Craver. survived by her daughters, Hope Craver and husband, Tony, Connie Craver and husband, Bobby, and Melinda Lanier, all of Lexington; her brother, Donnie Williams; and her grandchildren, Melissa Cooper, Gina Gomez, Neil Craver, Jason Craver, Lisa Martin, and Derrick Lanier; and eight great grandchildren.