Sunday, March 27

New Service from the BIN

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 "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

William (Bill) Ray Farlow Passes

William (Bill) Ray Farlow, 80, passed Monday, March 21, 2011. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Archdale Friends Meeting, officiated by Reverend Ben Hurley and Reverend David Mercadante. Burial will follow at Marlboro Friends Meeting Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the Family Life Center at Marlboro Friends Meeting following the burial. Born on November 26, 1930 in Archdale, the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Jones Farlow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Farlow. On February 16, 1952 he married the former Barbara Russell who survives of the residence. Surviving are his children, Gary Farlow and wife Denise, Diane Farlow Johnson and husband Rick, and Steve Farlow; his grandchildren, Nick, Adam, Sarah Farlow, Jessi Johnson Green, Matt Johnson, Katie, and Neal Farlow; great-grandson, Skyler Farlow; two step-grandsons, and four step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Edna Farlow Jarrett, and husband, Richard and mother-in-law, Margaret Russell.

Monday, March 14

Essie Williams Harrison Passes

TRINITY-Mrs. Essie Elizabeth Williams Harrison, 80, passed Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Born November 8, 1930, in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Eula Frazier Williams. On May 7, 1960, she married Boyd Harrison who preceded her in death on March 23, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Fred Williams. Surviving are her son, Michael Harrison, of Trinity; three brothers, Clay Williams, of Thomasville, Donnie Williams, of Archdale, and Carl Williams, of High Point; one sister, Mrs. Doris Krueger, of Randleman; and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, March 10

John Norman Beck Dies

John Norman Beck, 94, passed Thursday, March 10, 2011, at his home. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Hedricks Grove United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rev. William Sowers officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church fellowship hall. Born October 3, 1916, in Davidson County, to Zeb Norman Beck and Etta Young Beck.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Lucille Overman Beck; and a grandson, Michael Cooper. Surviving are son, Johnny L. Beck and wife, Debbie, of Southmont; daughters, Gail Hilton and husband, David, and Rose Poole and husband, Jerry, all of Lexington; grandchildren, David Beck and wife, Jennifer, Steve Cooper and wife, Diane, Susan Medlin and husband, Guy, Chris Poole, Joie Parks; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Helen Welch and Thama Snider, both of Lexington.

Wednesday, March 9

Sacred Resting Place Violated

Floral Garden Memorial Park is a beautiful cemetery located in the heart of High Point in Guilford County. A place where people can visit their loved ones in peace and to enjoy the uniqueness of the park. One would think a cemetery is a sacred place, a transitional place for the body until the soul is reunited with it in a heavenly place.

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?

Hollis Reid Hepler Dies

Hollis Reid Hepler, 83, passed Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at High Point Regional Hospital. Wake is 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Thomasville Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Mr. Hepler is the son of the late Thomas Reid & Claudia Scarlett Hepler

The BIN is waiting for the rest of the death notice. This line dates back to Conrad & Margaret Rush Briles.

Tuesday, March 8

Emma Mae Byerly Dies

Emma Mae Byerly, 88, passed Tuesday, March 08, 2011, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Lexington City Cemetery; Rev. Derek Boggs officiating. Born April 8, 1922, in Davidson County, to Edward Cleveland Byerly and Betty Chloe Aderholdt Byerly. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, James E. Byerly; and sister, Helen Frances Byerly. Surviving are brother, Manly Byerly and wife, Norma, of Lexington; uncle, Dr. Mark Aderholdt of Thomasville; and a niece Betty Ann Byerly.

Steve Irvin Briles Dies

BRILES - Steve Irvin Briles was born on August 31st 1952. He was born with epilepsy and cerebral palsy, he fought through his early childhood to learn to walk, and never gained full control of the right side of his body. Even with his obstacles, he never uttered the words "I can't". He never once asked for a hand out and never accepted his limitations in life. He spent 30 years working as a custodian for Grand Rapids Public Schools, rather than receive disability. Steve cared for his elderly father through a difficult illness until the illness required him to be put in a long term care facility. He also spent much of his life caring for his handicapped brother who was dependent on him for most of his care. He remained independent doing all his own financial business, owned a home and cared for all of his own needs. He took in many people who had nowhere to go and gave them shelter and a warm friendly place to sleep. He would give the shirt on his back or his last dollar to anyone who needed it more than he did. He was truly an amazing man. On February 25th he suffered a devastating hemorrhagic stroke, with advice from his doctors, and knowing that Steve would not want to depend on others for his needs, his family made the difficult choice to remove life support. Within a few days, he succumbed to his injuries and left this world on March 4, 2011 . . . the way he lived his life . . . on his own terms. He is and always will be a hero to those who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his mother, Anita Briles; his father, Gerald Briles; sister, Neola Briles, and brother, Dan Briles. He is survived by his sister, Ethel (Ron Sr.) Steenhagen; brother, John Briles; nieces and nephews, Terri Brower, Robert (Kristy) Shaffer, Ron (Deb) Steenhagen, Anita (Scott) Hicks; his very good friend, Eddie Mullian, many close cousins, and many great-nieces and nephews who loved him very much. Memorial Alternatives 2432 Fuller NE 363-3700

Friday, March 4

Ina Mae Bunting Dorsett Dies

Ina Mae Dorsett, age 88, passed Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro. Family will receive friends Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Chaplain Tim Pheagin officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Native of Randolph County; preceded in death by her husband, Olan Dorsett, brothers, Herman, George, Jay and Gilbert Bunting and sisters, Reva Morris and Lola Pugh. Survived by daughter, Janet I. Dorsett of Asheboro; son, Michael O. Dorsett and wife Patti of Gibsonville; brother, Ray Bunting of Asheboro; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bunting of Asheboro. She was a beloved Mamaw of grandchildren, Andrew Dorsett of Pasadena, MD and Katelyn Dorsett of Gibsonville.

Thursday, March 3

Patty Jane Small Walker Dies

Randleman-Patty Jane Walker, age 71, passed Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, NC. Funeral will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel; Rev. Jon Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. She is the daughter of the late Glenn and Sadie Small; preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Lou Briles, Geraldine Sumner; brothers, Ralph and Dolan Small. Survived by her husband: Bobby Walker; son: Kenneth Walker and his wife, Cindy of Trinity; granddaughter, Sadie Walker of Trinity; brother: Jerry Small and his wife, Donna of Appomatox, VA.

Carlene Shackelford Robbins Dies

High Point-Carlene Shackelford Robbins, age 73, passed Monday, February 28, 2011. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Sechrest Funeral Service in Archdale. Burial will follow at Floral Gardens Cemetery in High Point. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service. Born on February 16, 1938 to J.P. and Irene Shackelford; preceded in death by her husband Fred "Eugene" Robbins and her brother Jim Shackelford. Survivors include her daughter Rhonda Auman and her husband Melvin of High Point; sister-in-law, Joyce Robbins of Archdale; brothers, Steven D. Shackelford of Lewisburg, GA and Jerry Smith and his wife Ann of Durham; two grandchildren Kristen White and her husband Tim of Archdale and Tracy Auman of High Point.