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Thomas Lee Hunt, age 46, passed Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at his home. Funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 pm at Ophir United Methodist Church, Ophir Road, Troy with Rev. Jesse Clubb officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Born August 15, 1964 in Asheboro, NC the son of the late William Thomas Hunt and Joan (Glasgow) Hunt of Asheboro. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife: Donna Vanpelt Hunt of the home; one daughter: Jeena Nicole Hunt of Southern Pines; two sons: Jeremy Jason Oldham and Zebulan Thomas Hunt, both of the home; one brother: William James Hunt of Troy.
Tuesday, January 18
Several times a week, I search the Internet and canvass the local papers for stories about Briles, mostly to see who has passed on. Over the holidays I noticed a story out of Katy, Texas where Robert "Robbie" Briles died in a bicycle accident. Briles was killed when he ran a red light and struck a van. When I read stories such as this one I immediately check the database to see if the loved one is already there and if not, I jot down the name and work the case later.
Robert's death intrigued me because I had no clue where he fit into the Briles lineage, but more so how he died. I'm currently working on a documentary on unusual deaths at a cemetery here in Randolph County and this one would have fit right in. I decided to contact Tracy Dang of the Katy Times News and inquire about Robert' passing and request information for the family.
Tracy contacted me very quickly and provided me with a telephone number for Barbara Blount Briles, Robert's mother. Tracy told me the family did not post a death notice for Robert, however he was very well known in the Katy community. My main mission was to identify Robert's lineage for the web site, but after talking to Mrs. Briles for just a few minutes, I wanted to fly to Texas and give her a hug! The loss of a child, even at 58, is hard on a parent. Mrs. Briles is still living in Katy and is a young 80 years old! Mrs. Briles was forthcoming and pleasant to say the least. Mrs. Briles filled in the blanks and offered to help out in the BIN's mission of preserving family history.
Mrs. Blount was married to Robert Nathan Briles, son of the late Florrin & Annie Edwards Briles. Robert Nathan Briles passed in 1992. This lineage dates back to John & Nancy Beckerdite Briles.
Since an obituary did not post for Robert, it's our honor to create one for him here on the BIN. The databases are officially in update mode. I would like to thank Tracy Dang and Bonnie Jones for their help with this story.
Katy,TX-Robert Morgan "Robbie" Briles, 58, passed August 8, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Funeral was private. Born September 15, 1951 in Katy, Texas, the son of the late Robert Nathan Briles and Barbara Blount Briles who survives. Mr. Briles is also survived by three siblings: Floyd Briles, Julian Briles, and Julie Briles.
Monday, January 17
Thursday, January 13
ARCHDALE-Donna Lynn Kinley, 43,of Archdale passed Monday, January 3, 2011, at her home. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 13, 2010 in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale; Rev. David Emery officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born March 17, 1967, to the late Lewis Kinley and the late Linda Kennedy Kinley. Survived by her husband Joseph Hill of the home; one half sister Melissa Brady and husband Cameron of Archdale; Aunt Nancy Cecil and husband Bobby of Archdale; mother in law Joy Hill of High Point; brother in law Mickey Hill and wife Betty of Denton and five step grandchildren Christine, Britney, Summer, Josh, and Kyler.
Tuesday, January 11
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NOTE: Colleen's mother, Lily Dalparto Briles passed January 12, 2011 in Oakland, CA.
Wednesday, January 5
Sunday, January 2
Carl Rush is the son of Hal & Mae Hunt Rush. The BIN is currently working on Hal's lineage.