Friday, January 28

Glenn Eugene Pullum Dies

THOMASVILLE- Glenn Eugene Pullum, 63, passed Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at his home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Hughes Grove Baptist Church; Rev. John Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born April 26, 1947 in Thomasville, a son of the late Jim Pullum and Francis “Fannie” Elizabeth Owens Pullum. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; Ruby Pullum and brothers; Walter Pullum and Charlie Pullum. On August 1, 1970 he married Sharon Holmes who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons; Jeffrey Glenn Pullum of the home and Tracy Eugene Pullum of Thomasville, sisters; Esther Lambeth of Thomasville, Gladys Parrish of Lexington, brothers; Jimmy Pullum and wife Brenda and Howard Pullum all of Thomasville, grandchildren; Shawn Lee Pullum, Makayla Storm Pullum and Tristan Dawn Pullum.-JC Greens

Monday, January 24

Zachary Scott Kindley Dies

Zachary Scott Kindley, 24, passed Sunday, January 23, 2011. A Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Glenola Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Steen and Rev. Doug Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born on January 25, 1986 in Guilford County to Robert Scott Kindley and Bonnie Kaye Ashburn Mahan. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Lee Kindley and maternal grandfather, Joe Bill Ashburn. Surviving are his father, Robert Scott Kindley of Trinity; mother and stepfather, Bonnie Kaye Mahan and James Paul Mahan, Jr. of Trinity; brothers, Brandon Nicholas Ashburn of Thomasville, and Robert Tyler Moss of the home; paternal grandmother, Peggy Hoover Kindley of Trinity; grandparents, Donald and Rachel Johnson of Trinity and Paul and Lettie Mahan of Archdale.

Saturday, January 22

Vernon Donnie "Red" Williams Dies

Vernon Donnie "Red" Williams, 87, passed Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the Levine Dickson Hospice Home in Huntersville. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenneth Reed and Pastor Gary Foster. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Born December 11, 1923 in Davidson County to the late Omar and Hettie Crotts Williams. Preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Yarborough Williams. Surviving are sons Omar Williams and wife Jan of Mooresville, and Wayne Williams and wife JoAnn of Clemmons; daughter Jane Bozeman and husband Rodney of Lexington; and nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

John Wade Berrier

John Wade Berrier, Jr. 62 passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 24 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church; Rev. Craig Saltzer and the Rev. Gerald Sanders officiating. Born on August 21, 1948 in Davidson County to John Wade Berrier, Sr. and Dorothy Lee Whitaker Berrier. Surviving are his son Michael Berrier and wife Kimberly of Pikeville, NC; a grandson Jack Berrier of Pikeville; sisters Betty B. Hedrick and husband Jerry and Sheila Kay Cooper and husband Larry all of Lexington.

Samuel V. Pugh Passes

Samuel Vernace Pugh, age 72, of Franklinville passed Friday, January 21, 2011. Funeral will be held Monday, January 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Bethany United Methodist Church; Rev. Dr. Russell Brownworth and Rev. Samuel Hinton officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born February 28, 38 in Randolph County, he was preceded in death by his parents, James and Urilla Pugh, sisters, Sally Allred and Betty Barnett. Survived by his wife: Betty Jarrell Pugh, of the home; son: Sam Pugh and his wife, Jennifer of Franklinville; daughter: Vicki Pugh Ellison and her husband, William of Franklinville; brother, Clarence Pugh of Franklinville; sisters; Helen Wallace of Greensboro, Ida Mae Stout of Randleman, Ernestine Lineberry of Julian and Jan Yow of Greensboro; grandchildren, Ben and Matt Pugh, Nathan, Samantha and Daniel Ellison.

Friday, January 21

Rev. Don Leonard Dies

Rev. Donald (Don) Mark Leonard, age 79, of Asheboro passed Friday, January 21, 2011 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Second Reformed United Church of Christ; Rev. Dr. Joe D. Coltrane and Dr. Melvin Palmer officiating. Born in Davidson County, August 14, 1931 to Rev. A. Odell Leonard and Pearl Irene Peeler Leonard. Preceded in death by his parents, wife Agnes Wilson Leonard on November 18, 2009; two brothers, Lindsay Leonard and Rev. Dr. Billy Joe Leonard. Surviving are: two daughters, Julie Leonard of New Salem, NC and Jane Leonard of Pinehurst; two sons, Kelly Leonard and wife Keiko of Hendersonville, NC and Lee Leonard and wife Bonna of Pinehurst; five grandchildren, Lindsay Leonard, Emilyanne Leonard, Sydney Leonard, Shann Leonard and Carter Leonard and one sister, Martha Bruff and husband Tommy of Lexington and a dear family friend Vicki Grooms of New Salem.

Thursday, January 20

Joseph Ralph Pugh Dies

Joseph Ralph Pugh, 85, of Asheboro, NC, passed Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Hinkle Hospice House. Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, January 21, 2011, at Pleasant Cross Christian Church Cemetery; Rev. Roger Price officiating. Native of Randolph County, NC, born March 2, 1925 son of the late Joseph Harrison Pugh and Carrie Ellen Smith Pugh. Survived by his wife, Rachel Pugh, numerous nieces and nephews.

Lillie Black Hodgin Passes

Lillie Black Hodgin, 99, passed Tuesday afternoon, January 18, 2011 at the Triad Care and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery; Rev. Don Ashley officiating. Born November 17, 1911 in Davidson County, a daughter of the late Harvey Black, Sr. and Carrie Embler Black. On March 29, 1929 she married Henry John Hodgin, who died in 1988. She was also preceded in death by a son, Henry J. Hodgin, Jr.; sisters, Ora Black and Floy Mendenhall; and brothers, John Black, Thomas Black and Harvey Black, Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Patsy Rush and husband Ken of High Point; a son, Thomas McKinley Hodgin and wife Barbara of Climax; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Johnsie Floyd Byerly Dies

Johnsie Floyd Byerly, age 85, of Denton passed Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 21, 2011 at Summerville Baptist Churchl Rev. Flynn Richardson and Rev. James Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born December 3, 1925 in Davidson County to Roby and Mary Parrish Floyd; preceded in death by her husband Roy Byerly who died Dec. 4, 1999, three brothers, Oscar Floyd, Robert Floyd and David Floyd and three sisters, Alice Leach, Frances Byerly and Geneva Gallimore. Aurvived by one son, Dale Byerly and wife Jane of Denton, one daughter, Libby Bailey of Denton, one sister, Nellie Clodfelter of Denton, two grandchildren, Craig Byerly of Asheville and Kristie Foster of Denton and two great-grandsons.

Wednesday, January 19

Thomas Lee Hunt Passes

NOTE: This notice will be added to the databases on the next scheduled update.

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

Tragedy Leads to Discovery

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.

Carl Van Pierce Dies

Carl Van Pierce, 74, passed on January 16, 2011 at the Hospice House in High Point.Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting; Reverend Randy Quate officiating. Interment will follow in the Meeting cemetery. Born on August 22, 1936 in Randolph County, the son of the late Harvey Allen and Tressie Robbins Pierce.; preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Survived by his daughter Terri Pierce, and sons Van Pierce, Jr and wife Paige, Jack Pierce and Scotty Pierce; eight grandchildren, Dana Pierce, Jaclyn Pierce, Brittany Pierce, Ashley Pierce, Hayley Pierce, Scotty Pierce, Jr., Mackenzie Pierce, Nora Lee Myers and her husband Paul, Inez Biggerstaff and Peggy Pugh and her husband Arnold; brothers, the Reverend Barney Pierce and Austin Pierce

Monday, January 17

Wiley's Celebrate 60 Years!

Thomas Marvin and Judy Snider Wiley celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 22, 2010. The couple was married in 1950 in Greensboro. Thomas is the son of the late Ernest Monroe & Resie Kinley (John & Nancy Briles Line) Snider. The reception took place at Hayworth Wesleyan Church in High Point. The couple have two children, Tim Wiley and Lynda Wiley Wright. Congratulations to the Wiley's on their 60th Wedding Anniversary!

Pauline Smith Meacham Dies

Pauline Smith Meacham, age 89, passed Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Pastor Brent Tysinger officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park. Native of Montgomery County; preceded in death by her husband, Walker Poole Meacham and her daughter, Judy Meacham Crotts. Survived by her son-in-law, Reid Crotts of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren, Brent Crotts and his wife Lisa of Asheboro, NC, Darlene Hackett and her husband Daniel of High Point, NC, Melissa Jones and her husband Dale of Asheboro, NC, and Julie Tysinger and her husband Brent of Asheboro, NC; great grandchildren, Melanie Nance, Erinn Frazier, Kaleigh and Lydia Jones, Emma Hackett, and Aiden and Liam Tysinger; and great great grandchild, Isabelle Nance.

Thursday, January 13

Donna Lynn Kinley Hill

The Briles Information Network has received a death notice for Donna Lynn Kinley Hill who died on January 3, 2011. She is the daughter of the late Louis & Linda Kennedy Kinley Hepler. Databases in update mode. NOTE: This notice just posted today.

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

Jewel McClintock Barker Dies

Jewel McClintock Barker, age 95, of Climax passed Monday, January 10, 2011 at Clapp's Nursing Center, Inc., Pleasant Garden, NC. Funeral services will be at Providence Friends Meeting at 2:00 PM. Friday, January 14, 2011 with Rev. Charles R. Adams and Rev. Brandon Dockery officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born in Liberty, NC on March 2, 1915 and resided in Randolph County; preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and Donna McClintock; husband, C.P. Barker; son, Tommy Barker; brothers, Jimmy, Otis, Herman and Voight McClintock and sister Mabel M. Henderson. Survived by son: Charles Barker and wife Joann of Climax, NC; daughter-in-law Betty Barker of Randleman; brother: Herbert McClintock ( Nancy) of Greensboro, NC; brother-in-law, George Barker (Annie) of Climax, NC; sisters-in-law, Mabel Ferree, Myrtle McClintock and Juanita McClintock; grandchildren: Jimmy Barker (Amada), Tammy Wright (Tommy), Penny Pinnix, Sherry Barr, Annette Robbins (David), Lisa Freeman (James), Angie Murphy (Mark); great grandchildren: Matthew (Brittany), Nathan and Jordan Wright, Omar and Salome Barker, Daniel ( Candace) and Erin Pinnix, Charlie Robbins, Kennedy, Henry and Margaret Freeman and Drew Murphy; great great grandchildren: Jeremiah and Anira Wright and Kylie Pinnix.

Monday, January 10

Carlos Ray Lewallen Dies

HIGH POINT - Mr. Carlos Ray Lewallen, 82 of Cedarwood Trail, passed Saturday January 8, 2011 at his home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg; Rev. Jack Rose and the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial will follow in Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on April 28, 1928 to Roy Jordan and Ella Mae Willard Lewallen, preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, two sisters; an infant daughter, Carlos Naomi Lewallen; a son-in-law, David L. Chestnutt, Sr.; and a grandson, David Lee Chestnutt, Jr. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Naomi Bodenhamer Lewallen of the home; daughter, Joann Lewallen Chestnutt of High Point; and a son, Steven Ray Lewallen and his significant other, Kathy of the home; a sister, Peggy Simmons and husband, J.C. of Trinity; one sister-in-law, Carrie Lewallen of Archdale; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Sunday, January 9

Colleen Briles Dies

Colleen Sylvia Briles, age 64, died Dec. 26, 2010 in Oakland, California. Mrs. Briles was born July 30, 1946 in California to the Ray & Lily Briles. She is preceded in death by her father, Ray Briles who died in 1992. Survivng are her chidlren Rachel and Robert Briles-Booker and mother Lily Briles; one sister of Sharon Briles. The late Ray Briles is the son of Larkin & Bell Coffee Briles.

NOTE: Colleen's mother, Lily Dalparto Briles passed January 12, 2011 in Oakland, CA.

Shirley Byerly Hylton Passes

Shirley Byerly Hylton, age 75, passed Saturday, January 8, 2011 in Hinkle Hospice Home. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, Jan 9, 2011at 1:30 PM in Holly Hill Memorial Park; Rev. Mitch Hayworth officiating. Born Feb 24, 1935 in Davidson Co. NC daughter of the late Ernest Paul Byerly and Bertha Hunt Byerly. She was married Jan 31,1981 to Mr. Bobby Hylton who survives of the home. Also surviving are, One daughter, Tami Harris of High Point; One sister, Ava Nifong of Thomasville; Two Grandchildren, Chase Conrad and Jordyn Summers.-JC Greens

Charles Lax Dies

Mr. Charles Edward Lax, age 79, of Denton, NC passed Tuesday, January 4 at his residence. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel; Rev. Chris Smith. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born May 22, 1931 in Davidson County to Henry C. Lax and Lizzie Lanier Lax. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances Starr Lax who died March 7, 2001. Survived by daughters, Jenny Fowler and Kim Smith both of Denton; a brother, Joe Lax and sisters Doris Cook and Carleen Terrell all of Denton; grandchildren, Tina Chamberlin, Jessica Smith and Josh Smith and a great grandchild, Lizzie Chamberlin.

Wednesday, January 5

Descendant of John W. Thomas, Founder of Thomasville, Dies

Nellie Davis Lee passed Monday, January 3, 2011. A celebration service will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 2 P.M. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel; Mr. Jim Hutchins officiating. Burial will follow in Fair Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born in Thomasville, August 7, 1924 a daughter of the late George and Hattie Thomas Davis. Mrs. Lee is the great granddaughter of John Warwick Thomas, founder of the City of Thomasville. Preceded in death by a brother, Julius and sister, Louise. Surviving are her loving husband of sixty-nine years, Paul Lee of the home; a daughter, Vicki Floyd of Thomasville; a son, Terry Lee and wife Cinda Lou) of Thomasville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sunday, January 2

Berlene Dunn Rush Knight Dies

Berlene Dunn Rush Knight, 75, of Asheboro, NC, passed Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. David Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Smyrna Grove Community Church Cemetery in Asheboro. Native of Moore County, NC, Mrs. Knight was born March 25, 1935; preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Rush, her second husband, Bill Knight, and her daughter, Ruby Lavone Rush Hinson. Survived by her daughters, Sandra Knight and husband, Jessie, of Asheboro, NC, Teresa Parrish and husband, Roger, of Trintiy, NC; son, Ricky Rush and wife, Dianne, of Sophia, NC; sister, Martha Sue Miller, of Fayetteville, NC; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Carl Rush is the son of Hal & Mae Hunt Rush. The BIN is currently working on Hal's lineage.