Wednesday, December 28
Tuesday, December 27
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 10:00 AM at the Living Waters Baptist Church, 2376 Race Track Road, Sophia, NC 27350, with Rev. Wayne Pugh officiating. Burial will be follow at 1:00 PM at Salisbury National Cemetery, SalisburyBorn November 15, 1929 in South Port, Ohio, the son of Edmond and Elizabeth Sprouse Pierce; preceded in death by his wife: Joyce Ann Webb Pierce, Daughter: Toni Pierce, sister: Elizabeth Whitt and brother: Edward Pierce.
He is survived by two daughters: Vickie Pierce House and her husband, Don of Pleasant Garden, Rita Pierce Kinley and her husband, Terry of Asheboro, two sons: Larry Pierce and his wife, Sara of Swansea, S.C. and Danny Pierce of Sophia, NC; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one brother: Paul Pierce of Ironton, Ohio.
Daughter Toni married into the Kinley Line...
Snider line married into Briles Line
Saturday, December 24
Wednesday, December 21
Stokes Everett "Sonny" Hepler, Jr., 69, passed Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in the Forsyth Medical Center. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 1 P.M. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Born June12, 1942 in Davidson County, a son of Stokes E. Hepler. Sr. and Gladys Hooker Hepler. On August 18, 1962 he was married to Lu Smith, who survives of the home. Also surviving are a son Bart Hepler of Thomasville; a brother, Randy H. Hepler and wife Anne of Thomasville; step-mother, Jewell K. Hepler of Thomasville; step-sister, Sherry Nealey of Thomasville; step-brother, Randy Rollins and wife Sandy of Thomasville; a niece, Christy Thomas and husband Kevin and a great-niece and a great-nephew. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be directed to Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington, N.C. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Monday, December 19
Sunday, December 18
Monday, December 5
Sunday, December 4
Tuesday, November 29
Preceded in death by his parents, George Abreham and Comer Irene Briles; and one brother, Dennis Briles and his wife Wanda.
Sunday, November 27
Thursday, November 24
Monday, November 14
NOTE: Mrs. Lawrence's grand mother is Martha Briles Smith who married Shubal Smith. Direct line to Conrad & Martha Rush Briles.
Friday, November 11
Thursday, November 10
Wednesday, November 9
No direct line to Briles. Family member Enos Skeen married Winnie Briles.
Saturday, November 5
The baby, mother & daddy are doing fine. This is the first grand baby for our Briles Family! Great grand parents, James Rex & Catherine Cameron Briles were at the hospital as well! We are so proud of Mikey & Sydney and wishing nothing but the best for them and the new addition to our family! We love you!!!
Saturday, October 29
Tuesday, October 25
No direct line to Briles
Monday, October 24
Tuesday, October 18
Thursday, October 13
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elsie Joyce Cope Lopp of the home; sons John Peter Lopp III and wife Ann MacDonald Lopp of Salisbury and Robert Daniel Lopp and wife Linda Murphy Lopp of Lexington; sisters Opal Lopp Smith and husband Jesse Smith and Imogene Lopp Zeilman and husband George Zeilman; brother Leonard Lopp and wife Gaynell Jarrett Lopp; grandchildren Sissy Cassady and husband Michael, Elizabeth Freeland and husband Michael, Maggie Brenseke, Dan Lopp and Michael Lopp; and great-grandchildren Christopher and Katie Cassady, Mackenzie and Madelyne Brenseke and Hannah Freeland.
Wednesday, September 28
It's been a busy month for Briles in the news. Earlier this month, Sloane Briles was charged with child endangerment for tossing his son off of a touring boat! We can't control what our kids do after they leave the nest so we shall provide this link if you want to view Reitzel's lineage and we hope he receives due and fair process!
Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 21
Lineage: Samuel Otto Briles, Samuel Briles, Samuel Broyles, Julius Broyles, Benjamin Broyles, Zach Broyles, etc.....
Tuesday, September 20
Saturday, September 17
The Briles Information Network is currently working an issue involving Marie Briles Tinsley. Her daughter, Mable Ernestine Tinsley Derden passed away on September 14, 2011. Howard & Marie Briles Tinsley are listed as her parents. The BIN is trying to identify if Marie Briles is the daughter of Cicero Harrison Briles from Ellis County, TX. If you have information regarding this lineage please contact us ASAP!
Mable Ernestine Tinsley Derden, 87, of Waxahachie, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 14. 201. Funeral services are scheduled for 10AM Saturday, September 17, 2011 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Brother Richard Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Forreston Cemetery. Born in Italy Texas on January 14, 1924 to Howard and Marie (Briles) Tinsley. Preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy Crumpton; infant brother, Sonny Tinsley; beloved husband of over 43 years, JT Derden, and by her special grandson, Gordon Rutherford. She graduated from Italy High School in 1941. She married JT Derden in 1942. Surviving are: son, Bill Derden and wife, Bertha; daughter, Glenda Rutherford and husband, Scotty; grandchildren: Kathy Watson and husband, Glenn; Joe Bill Derden and wife, Tisha; Evan Ward and husband John; Maribeth Bates and husband, Russell and 13 “favorite” great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at West Bend United Methodist Church, 1080 Albemarle Road, Asheboro, NC with Rev. David Cox and Rev. Drew McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow in the Charlotte United Methodist Church cemetery, 1182 Old Lexington Road, Asheboro, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the Fellowship Hall at West Bend United Methodist Church from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., Born April 10, 1923, in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Ottie Routh; preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wayne Bulla, and brothers, Fred and Frank Routh, and sister, Wilma Routh Burrow. Survived by her daughter Anita Bulla Cox and husband David of Concord, NC; daughter Dinah Bulla Kirby of Emerald Isle, NC; son Kenneth (Sonny) Bulla, Jr. of Sevierville, TN; grandsons Jeff Cox of High Point, NC, Brad Kirby and fiancé Kelly Chandler of Chapel Hill, NC; granddaughter Suzannah Cox Pegram and husband Kyle of High Point, NC; and great-grandsons Samuel, Maxton and Tanner; and sister Jane Routh Reich of Winston-Salem, NC.
Friday, September 16
Sunday, September 11
Briles Lineage: Della Ursa Hoover, Alson Hoover, Adam Hoover, David Briles Hoover, Jonas Hoover & Rachel Briles Hoover, Conrad Briles
Saturday, September 10
Address for the church is 3993 Old Hwy 29. Thomasville, NC 27360. Contact is Paul Dickie Medlin or Sandra Medlin Riggs via this web site:
Direct Briles Link: Jason Hoover, Mary J Hoover, Alfrod Marsh Hoover, John Hoover, Jonas & Rachel Briles Hoover, Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.
Thursday, September 8
Tuesday, September 6
Sunday, September 4
The BIN has identified the lineage of Sloane Stevens Briles who is charged in California with child endangerment and resisting arrest. We believe with 99% Probability that he is the son of the late Franklin Stevens & Vicki Carter Briles. Franklin passed in 2009 and is the son of the late Franklin S. Briles Sr who passed in 1997. He is the son of the late Franklin Thomas & Anna May Stevens Briles. The rest of the lineage is below:
Franklin Thomas Briles is the son of Thomas Franklin Briles and Mary J. Briles Briles (2nd cousins)
Thomas Franklin Briles line goes through Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles via George Briles
Mary J. Briles line goes through Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles via Frederick Briles brother to George Briles.
NOTE: DR. JAMES ALBERT BRILES line has also been identified. He is the son of the late James Alexander & Dorothy Dunseath Briles (Albert Wilson Briles, Robert A. Briles, Alexander Rush Briles, John Briles, Frederick Briles, Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.
Friday, September 2
Lineage: Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles
Briles is accused of tossing his 7 year old son off of a 42-foot tour boat in Santa Ana, California. With multiple witness and a confession from Briles, it's hard to imagine what the hell he was thinking...and for the record, I'm not sure if I want to know what line Briles originated from! Stealing a line from FOX, we report, you decide!
Monday, August 22
Lineage: Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles
Saturday, August 20
Lineage back to Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles
Monday, August 15
Saturday, August 13
Briles Line: Herbert Yow, Oscar Yow & Hattie Gaddis Yow, William & Charity Briles Gaddis which dates back to Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.
Friday, August 12
Was married to Alexander Bulla Jr. (Divorced in 1979). His lineage dates back to Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.
Sunday, August 7
Saturday, August 6
The BIN would like to thank Craig Parks for contacting us regarding this passing of his son. We offer our heart felt condolences to the Parks Family during this time of mourning.
Friday, August 5
Sunday, July 31
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Wesleyan Church, 1368 NC Hwy 134N, Troy, NC; Pastor Jeff Ray and Rev. William Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born July 26, 1923 the daughter of James William and Valie Marie Inman Shelton. Native of Surry County; preceded in death by her husband; Lester Warren Rush in May 2011. Survived by two daughters: Vada R. Whitaker of Troy, Glenda R. Spaugh of Pfafftown, four sons: Harold D. Rush of West End, Darrell W. Rush of Troy, Farrell Rush of West End and James Allen Rush of Bear Creek, 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and 5 stepgrandchildren.
Saturday, July 23
Monday, July 18
Thursday, July 14
NOTE: Mrs. Ball is a direct descendant of Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.
Thursday, June 30
Wednesday, June 29
Monday, June 27
Ila Mae Hunt Leonard, age 93, passed Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Forsyth Medical Center. Services were held Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 4:30 PM at Calvary United Church of Christ with Rev. Kelly Barefoot and Rev. Harold Holste officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Born in Davidson County on May 27, 1918, daughter of the late George Elijah and Laura Kearns Hunt. On August 15, 1937, she was married to Everette Edward Leonard, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry V. Leonard; three sisters, Annie Belle Cecil, Onnie Hunt, Annie Lee Hunt; and two brothers, Clay Hunt and Charlie Hunt. Mrs. Leonard is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Gaddy and husband Calvin of New London, and Margaret “Maggie” Lowe and husband Jesse of Welcome; two sons, Roy Leonard and wife Ann of Mt. Airy, and R. Dale Leonard and wife Delores of Thomasville; one daughter-in-law, Carol Leonard of Friendswood, Texas; grandchildren, Kim Mathis and husband Doug, Chrystal White and husband Joseph, Jerry Leonard and wife Cindy, Wendy Loggins, Xan Jackson and husband Tom, Lisa Tilley, Amy Surratt and husband Randall, Ashley Leonard and wife Dawn, Alexandra Shadroui and husband Mike, Courtney George and husband Ben, Edward Leonard and wife Sarah, and Natasha Castel and husband Aaron; twenty great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, seven step-grandchildren, eight step-great grandchildren.
Monday, June 20
Thursday, June 16
Tuesday, June 14
Tuesday, June 7
Thursday, May 26
Tuesday, May 24
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 13
Tuesday, May 10
Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Riverside, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Ruth was the daughter of Robert Pierce and Ida (Hightower) Wilson. She married Worthie Elwood Briles on June 6, 1941, in Austin, Texas, while the two of them were attending the University of Texas. Later that summer, Ruth and Elwood received their Bachelors of Arts degrees in zoology from UT. They then went to the University of Wisconsin at Madison to begin work on their advanced degrees. However, those efforts were set aside so that Elwood could serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
Following World War II and the births of their first two children (Susan and David), Ruth and Elwood returned to Madison where they received their advanced degrees in immunogenetics in 1948 (Ruth: M.S., Elwood: Ph.D.). The family then moved to College Station, Texas, where Elwood was a faculty member in the Poultry Science Department at Texas A&M and where their younger daughter Sara was born. After the family moved to DeKalb in 1957, Ruth worked with Elwood at the DeKalb Agricultural Association as a research associate in immunogenetics research from 1958-1968. From 1968-1970, Ruth was an Instructor in biological sciences at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. From 1970-2000, Ruth again worked with Elwood, this time as a research associate for immunogenetics research in the Biology Department at NIU. On October 9, 2004, Elwood and Ruth were recognized for their contributions to avian genetics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ruth was active in the American Association of University Women, volunteered at the Ellwood House and served for several years as the superintendent of the Sunday school at First Congregational Church in DeKalb. She is survived by her husband, Elwood; children, Susan Marie (Duane) Kniebes of Boulder, Colo., David Elwood (Marilyn Crain) Briles of Birmingham, Ala. and Sara (Richard Briles Moriarty) Briles of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren, Dustin Lincoln (Dana Churness) Briles Moriarty of Herbster, Wis., Rachel Florence (fiance Duy Hoang) Briles of Austin, Texas and Travis Crain Briles of Boulder, Colo.; step-grandchildren, Linda (Kniebes) Kozak and Carrie (Steve) Swift (Kniebes) of Lisle, Ill. and Van Kniebes of Boulder; great-grandchildren, Wylder Lee and Olin Elwood Moriarty of Herbster; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews, including especially nephews, Jesse Rodman Wilson Jr. (Cathy) of Cold Springs, Nev., Hal (Claudia) Cochran of West Covina, Calif., Dale (Jacqueline) Cochran of San Clemente, Calif. and Roy (Therese) Krebs of Alexandria, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, or the DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1B, DeKalb, IL 60115. The family wishes to thank both organizations for the professional and extremely kind care that they provided Ruth in her last months and days.
Born December 3, 1937 in Surry County to Wakefield and Myrtle Southern. She married Van Garner Hoover, who survives of the home. Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law: Susan Simmons and husband Ron; Teresa Sinquefield and husband Keith; Pam Elliott and husband Lou and a son, Ray Hoover. Mrs. Hoover has two sisters; Frances Cox and JoAnn Gardner and five brothers: Reid, Donnie, Ronnie, Herb, and Jimmy Southern. There are seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Monday, May 9
Friday, May 6
Tuesday, May 3
Monday, May 2
Thursday, April 28
Sunday, March 27
The Briles Information Network is excited to announce a new service for one and all! "In Memory Of" is a new service for families who wish to permanently display a tribute page for loves one who have passed on. The tribute page will consist of an obituary section, slide show section, a video area, and a tribute wall! Most or all funeral home sites require money to continue a tribute wall or you must subscribe and pay for a site through services like Tribute.com. "In Memory Of" is free of charge with no strings attached. Simply contact the BIN if you would like to create a page for your loved one and we will take care of the rest.
For a nominal, one-time fee, the BIN will produce a special video with interviews, family tree information, old family & reunion movies, and DVD copies! This special video would be like a documentary or a video like on Biography Channel! Of course, if you have your own video already made or you wish to link a video, the BIN will be happy to do that, free of charge!
Please take a minute and look at our first Tribute Page for Rex Briles by clicking on this link! Make sure you view the slide show presentation and let us know what you think. Everything about the page can be customize to include pictures, music, and colors of the page! If you are interested feel free to contact us here at the BIN by using the contact button at the top of the page!
Tuesday, March 22
Monday, March 14
Thursday, March 10
Wednesday, March 9
Most of us have this feeling about the resting place of the deceased and some feel the need to victimize it and it's guests. Floral Garden has fell victim to thieves who have disturbed the graves at this lovely park. 158 bronze vases were stolen over the weekend at a staggering loss of $31,600, which is around $200 per grave site. A felonious amount no doubt.
High Police has no suspect information and is requesting help with the investigation. Bronze material such as vases can bring $15 each from local scrap yards. Theft from cemeteries has picked up over the years and current laws only address the value of the property taken. The law does not address the affect this has on loved ones who visit and care for the grave sites. Replacing the vases is very expensive and most of the time the cemetery is not responsible for covering the cost of the material.
I feel it's time for our legislators to address the issue of thievery regarding bronze vases at cemeteries. This unconscionable conduct by thugs can be stopped by preventing recycling companies from purchasing the vases! Copper metal is hard to figure out where it comes from or if there's a victim attached to the property. Bronze vases from cemeteries is just that, vases from a cemetery. There is a law in place where the larceny of baby formula is a Class H felony if the value exceeds $100; thats around six cans. Let's make it a felony to steal one bronze vases from a cemetery! Even though the value is less than $1000 (the level for a felony on larceny) this would be a start. Cemeteries can post signs throughout the park with the new law and the penalties in plain view. And recycling companies who purchase bronze cemetery vases would be fined up to $1000 per vase!
Do a Google search for larceny of cemetery vases and see how many stories such as this one exist. Creating harsh penalties or fines for thugs and recycling companies who purchase cemetery vases is the only way to curtail this horrible violation of peace and tranquility. Who is with me?
The BIN is waiting for the rest of the death notice. This line dates back to Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.