Thursday, May 31

Barbara Ann Nichols Lambeth

Barbara Ann Nichols Lambeth, 81,passed Tuesday evening, May 29, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11 A.M. in Hillside Park Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Chipps and Rev. Terry Boles officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born January 11, 1931 in Guilford County, a daughter of the late Shuler Nichols and Lilly May Smith Nichols. Preceded in death by her husband Dalton “Bud” Clayton Lambeth, on December 23, 2001. Surviving are sons, Terry Lambeth and wife Sharon of Kure Beach, N.C. and Kenneth Lambeth and wife Janet of Thomasville; grandchildren, J. Chad Lambeth and wife Penny and Lindsey Drennan and husband Chris, both of Thomasville; a great-grandson, Nicholas Drennan; sisters, Ruth Osborne of Thomasville and Nancy Parker of High Point. Briles Line: Her husband has direct line to Tabitha Briles Kendall

Tuesday, May 29

Nancy Rush Cagle Dies

Nancy Rush Cagle, 91, passed Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral Services, 2 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Union Grove Christian Church, Asheboro; Dr. Julius Lambeth officiating. Wake: Visitation, 7 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday, Loflin Funeral Home, Ramseur, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Daughter of the late Jessie Warren & Sarah Henley Rush; born November 13, 1920, and graduated from Farmer High School in 1938. She was a native of Randolph County, retired from Acme-McCrary Hosiery. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward F. Cagle, her son, Charles W. Cagle, and by six brothers Jim, George, Richard, Ernest, Glenn, Zeb, and three sisters, Effie Winfrey, Jessie Branch, and Mary Ann Russell. Survivors: daughter, Hilda Sloat Harden, and husband, Bennie, of Coleridge, brothers, Robert Rush, and wife, Violet, Asheboro, Alson Rush, of Lexington , daughter-in-law, Diane Cagle Powers, and husband, Johnnie, of Coleridge, grandchildren, Craig Cagle (Tracey), Elizabeth "Betsy" Messick (Mike), and Angela Sloat Gunter, great grandchildren, Tiffany Ellis, Joshua Cagle, Jessica Messick and Jacob Messick, three great great grandchildren, and two step great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews

Monday, May 28


What a great day! Cook-outs, parties, and parades to honor our fallen soldiers and to thank those who are currently serving in the military. As a proud United States Army Veteran I would like to thank my father, Jim Briles, and my brother, Jimmy Briles, for serving in the military. Jim is a Navy Veteran and Jimmy, like me, a US Army Vet. My late grandfather, Carvey Henry Garrett, served in World War II in the Army.

We pray that our troops are safe in active campaigns overseas and pray that God will look after their families during trying times. We live in a great country, regardless of political affiliation, and freedom is the rock that supports that belief. While we enjoy the day off and the food, take a second to thank a Veteran for their service and say a prayer for our fallen comrades. God Bless the United States of America!

Saturday, May 26

Farrell Bulla Sumner

Farrell Bulla Sumner, age 79, passed Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Grays Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Miller officiating. Wake: Monday, May 28, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Grays Chapel United Methodist Church Burial will follow in the church cemetery with masonic graveside rites. Born in Trinity, NC on May 19, 1933 to Paul Sumner and Louie Evon Briles; preceded in death by his first wife Mary Brown Sumner and son Harvey Clarence Cottrell. Survived by his wife, Janie Canoy Sumner of the home, daughters, Charlotte Sumner Welborn of Franklinville, NC, Shawn Sumner Vuncannon and her husband Gregory Coe of Asheboro, NC, Linda Cottrell Burns and her husband Harvey of Bennett, NC; son, Stanley Edgar Cottrell of Randleman, NC; daughter-in-law, Shirley Russell Cottrell of Franklinville, NC; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Sumner of Asheboro, NC; and sister, Delinda Beane of Virginia Beach, VA. 

Briles Line: Louie Briles, Marcus Briles.....

Wednesday, May 23

Bruce O. Briles Dies

Bruce O. Briles, Sr, 90, of Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at home. Services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday May 26, 2012 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 12 noon  immediately prior to the service. Pastor David Rogers will officiate. Burial will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield. Born on August 16, 1921 to Herman and Bessie (Bruce) Briles in Westfield, Indiana. He and Lena Mae (Bailey) were married in Nevada in 1968. She preceded him in death in 1986. Survived by son, Bruce O Briles, Jr of Noblesville; daughter, Sue Parmalea of Wilcox, AZ; niece, Pat (Ron) Kesseler; and sister-in-law, Lou Darden and a cousin Edward Keys. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by brother, Ivan Briles; and sister, Mary Ellen Winters.

Tuesday, May 22

Doris Lee Hurlocker Hill Passes

Doris Lee Hurlocker Hill, 78, passed Monday, May 21, 2012 at Hospice Home in High Point. A funeral service will be held 2 PM, Friday, May 25th at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting, with Rev. Randy Quate and Rev. Brian Donley officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 24th from 6 until 8 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born June 3, 1933 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late, Charlie Albert and Helen Irene Earnhart Hurlocker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Judi Gayle Hurlocker. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Vestal McCrary Hill of the home; two sons, Robert Lee Hill of Annandale, VA and Randall McCrary Hill of Sophia; one sister, Brenda Hurlocker Monroe and her husband, Wayne of Trinity; one brother, Ronald Charles Hurlocker and his wife, Sandra of High Point; one granddaughter, Caitlin Mortimer Hill and a sister in law Addline Hill. No direct Briles link. Farlow & Hill Line for her husband

Monday, May 21

Nellie Crotts Cole Dies

Nellie Marie Crotts Cole, 69, of Asheboro, NC, passed Monday, May 21, 2012, at The Randolph Hospice House. A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Smyrna Grove Community Church Cemetery with Rev. David Hunt officiating.  Native of Randolph County, NC, born April 19, 1943; the daughter of the late David Crotts and Addie Marie Hancock Crotts. Survived by sons, David Rex Cole, Darren Cole and wife, Renita, all of Asheboro; brother, Carlton Crotts and wife, Mary, of Asheboro; and grandson, Caleb Cole. No direct Briles Line.

Sunday, May 20

Jewell Nance Ridgeway

ARCHDALE-Jewell Ridgeway, age 89, of Archdale passed away Saturday May 19, 2012. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday at Floral Gardens Cemetery in High Point. Preceded in death by her husband Delmar Ridgeway; brothers, Glenn Nance and Reitzel Nance and sister, Veva Lewallen. Survivors include her son Ray Ridgeway (Billie) of Eden; brother, Max Nance of High Point; sister-in-laws, Peggy Nance of High Point and Joyce Nanceof High point and several nieces and nephews. Direct Briles line: Crawford & Mary Briles Rush.

Friday, May 18

Bill Ray Kinley Dies

Bill R. Kinley passed away May 17th, 2012 at the Graybrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 21st, at Archdale Friends Meeting, 114 Trindale Rd. Archdale with Pastor Dave Mercadante and Pastor Scott Wagoner officiating. Born in Guilford County, a son of the late Grady J. and Nannie Kinley on October 20th, 1932. Surviving is his wife Barbara Byrum whom he married on November 24th, 1955.Also survived by a son, Ronnie Kinley of Clayton, two daughters, Tanya Lambeth and her husband Keith of Trinity and Gayle Lambeth and her husband Steve of Trinity; five grandchildren, Rachel Lambeth, Corey Lambeth, Adrian Lambeth, Lauren Kinley Mohajer and Kate Lambeth; one great grandchild, Camden Kinley; one sister, Sara Leonard and her husband Harold of Thomasville; two nieces and one nephew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Kinley. 

Bill's Grandmother is Queen Briles Kinley and also a direct line to another Briles via Shadrach & Margaret Briles Kinley. 

Thursday, May 17

Hearth Esmond Kennedy

Hearth Esmond Kennedy, 72, resident of Trinity, passed May 15th, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 Friday at New Grace Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC with Rev. Michael Mabe, Rev. Bobby Robertson and Rev. Greg Lentz officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born February 10th, 1940 in Randolph County, a son to the late C.H. (Duck) and Kate Burge Kennedy. In 1965 he married the former Jacqueline (Jacky) Setzer who survives of the residence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Samuel “Peety” Kennedy in 1994 and a brother, Harold Wayne Kennedy in 1991. Also surviving are two sons, David Scott Kennedy and wife Carey of Colfax and M. Brett Kennedy of Trinity; and two grandchildren, Jason Scott Kennedy and Claudia Rose Kennedy.

Mozelle Kearns Rafferty Dies

Mozelle Kearns Rafferty, age 90, died on May 16, 2012, at the Oaks at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh. Family will receive friends Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Pugh Funeral Home, in Asheboro. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home chapel at 11:00 AM and burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro. Preceded in by her husband Bill Rafferty. Survived by three children: Patricia R. Collins (Chuck), Jacksonville; Michael E. Rafferty (Beth), Midlothian, VA; and Kathy R. McGehee, Raleigh; four grandchildren: Page Collins, Newport Beach, CA; Katharine C. Friedrick, Raleigh; Blake R. McGehee, Raleigh; and W. Michael Rafferty, Arlington, VA; one great grandchild: Isabella R. Friedrick, Raleigh; and two sisters: Jewell K. Coffey, Kannapolis; and Doris K. Frost, Louisville, KY.

Briles Line: Kearns, Parrish, Rush, Briles (Conrad Briles) 


Tuesday, May 15

Kathleen Robbins McCarn

Kathleen Robbins McCarn, 88,passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born July 14, 1923 in Thomasville, NC a daughter of the late Jacob R. Robbins and Mae Haines Robbins; preceded in death by her husband Grover Franklin McCarn who died February 18, 1986. Surviving is her son Gary F. McCarn and his wife Donna of Thomasville; her daughter Patricia Harris of High Point; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Direct Briles to Crawford & Mary Rush Briles

Annie Cornelia Robbins Newby Passes Away

Annie Cornelia Robbins Newby, age 88, of Sophia passed Monday, May 14, 2012 at her home. Family will receive friends Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, NC and other times at the home. The funeral will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Sophia Baptist Church in Sophia with Rev. Bill Barnes and  Ashton Loyd officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sophia. Preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Alma Bridges Robbins. Survived by her husband: Garland Newby of the home; children: Jerry Newby of Sophia, Louise N. Brim and her husband R.J of Sophia, Paul Newby and his wife Ramona of Sophia, Bonnie N. Laughlin of Asheboro, and Peggy N. Hinshaw and her husband Gary of Randleman; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters: Treva Browder of Winston- Salem and Betty Ogle and her husband Bruce of Randleman; brother: Aaron Robbins and his wife Claudia of Randleman.

Direct Briles Lineage: Irvin Daniel Robbins, John S. Robbins, Nancy Gregson Robbins, Hollen Briles Gregson.


Monday, May 14

Zada Edna Beck Conrad Dies

Zada Edna Beck Conrad, 98, passed Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lexington Health Care.Funeral will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Holly Grove Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Mocko officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Born August 22, 1913, in Davidson County, to James Edward Beck and Jennie Florence Sechrest Beck. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Justice Brown “JB” Conrad, who died November 12, 1969. Also preceding her in death are her brothers, Liston Calvin Beck and Leo McCoy Beck; and sister, Eulala Beck Byerly. Surviving are sons, Larry Conrad and wife, Judy, and the Rev. C.R. “Butch” Conrad and wife, Elizabeth, all of Lexington; five grandchildren, Larry B. Conrad Jr. and partner, David Smith, DeeDee Conrad Shook and husband, Steve, Timothy James Conrad, Christopher Ray Conrad and wife, Sheena, and Jennifer Elizabeth Conrad; five great-grandchildren, Stephen Walser Jr. and wife, Katie, Matthew Walser, Sarah Shook, Brooklin Trantham, and Ian Conrad; and four great-great-grandchildren, Noah Walser, Katelynn Walser, Jacob Walser and Savannah Walser.

Emma Kinley Hunt Dies

Emma Kinley Hunt, age 70, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 in High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville, NC. The interment will be at The House of Hope Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Born Dec 19, 1941 in Davidson Co. NC daughter of the late David Lee Kindley and Treva Hughes Kindley; preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Wayne Garner and one brother, Homer Kinley She was married Sept 11, 1960 to Harvey Lee Hunt who survives of the home. Also surviving are, one daughter, Susan Jane Garner and husband Kirby of Thomasville; one son, Harvey Milton Hunt, Sr. and wife Sammie of Thomasville; three sisters, Magdaline McDowell and Dot Sluder and husband Autry all of Thomasville and Shirley Saunders and husband Lonnie of Asheboro; one brother, Benny Kinley and wife Lou of Lexington; two grandchildren, Derrick Garner of Thomasville and Harvey Milton Hunt, Jr. and wife Amy of Thomasville; two great grandsons, Wilson Lee Hunt and Devin Garner.

Anne Cecil Hepler

Anne Cecil Hepler passed at Forsyth Medical Center on Sunday, May 13, 2012. A simple service to celebrate and remember her life will be held at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 5 P.M. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.Born March 12, 1944 in High Point, a daughter of the late Hammett Andrew Cecil, Jr. and Theda Pleming Cecil; preceded in death by an infant sister on March 11, 1950. Survived by her husband Randy H. Hepler and her daughter Christy Thomas and her husband Kevin and her two grandchildren, Austin and Jordan Thomas; a sister-in-law, Lou Hepler and her son Bart Hepler.

Sunday, May 6

Hazel Mae Underwood Butts

Hazel Mae Underwood Butts, 63, passed Friday, May 4 at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Near Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, by the Rev. Jeff Walser. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home. Born June 2, 1948 in Davidson County to David Jasper Underwood and Ruth Alice Welborn Underwood. Her brother, Marvin Ray Underwood, and sister, Shelvia Randall, preceded her in death. Survived by her husband of 32 years, Dennis Butts of the home, her daughter, Becky Walser and husband, the Rev. Jeff Walser, of Lexington; her sons, Jesse Howard and wife, Diane, of Lexington, and Keith Allen and wife, Julie, of Rural Hall; her brother David Jasper Underwood, Jr. of High Point; her sister, Carleen Branson and husband, John, of Lexington; and her grandchildren, Zachary Ryan Howard, Dustin Craig Walser, Ashley Elizabeth Walser, Trent Wayne Allen, and Wesley Hunter Allen.

Briles Line: Ruth Welborn, Carl Odell Welborn, Mary Jane Briles Welborn