Wednesday, October 31

Lonnie Rayvon Hepler Passes

Lonnie Rayvon Hepler, age 69, of Lexington passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Winston Salem. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. David Talbert, Dr. Charles (Chuck) Hutchens, and Rev. Keith Carroll officiating.  Burial will follow in Bethany Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church Sanctuary from 9:30 until 11:00 prior to the service. Born in Guilford County, NC September 18, 1943 to Ambrose Hepler and Eula Imbler Hepler. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Brenda Haywood Hepler, March 21, 2012. Surviving are: his daughters, Rachel Buchanan and husband Rich of Brooklyn, NY, Elisabeth Johnson and husband Tim of Lexington; grandchildren, Mitchell and Elisa Chandler of Lexington; step grandchildren, Nicole and Megan Johnson of Rock Hill, SC; step great-granddaughter, Kylie Ann Bolton of Rock Hill, SC; brother, Clayton Hepler and wife Margaret of Thomasville; sister-in-law, Gail Shinn and husband Michael of China Grove; nephews, Philip and Nathan Hepler of Thomasville, David Shinn of Matthews.

No direct line to Briles.

Buddy Franklin Robbins Dies

Buddy Franklin Robbins, age 73, of Asheboro passed Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. Private services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at Randolph Memorial Park with Chaplain Tim Pheagin officiating. Born September 20, 1939 in Randolph County to Dennis Paul and Susie Langley Robbins. Survived by his wife, Shelby J. Robbins; son, Dennis F. Robbins and his wife Faye of Asheboro; daughter, Dana Uhl of Asheboro; grandchildren, Dustin Robbins, Shea Uhl, Tate Uhl, Jason Whitaker, Scott Whitaker, David Whitaker; 3 great grandchildren.

Monday, October 29

Gerald L. Winfrey Passes

Gerald L. Winfrey, 84, a resident of High Point, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. A service to celebrate Gerald’s life will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, in High Point, with Pastor Frank Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Born December 11, 1927, in Guilford County, NC to the late Edward L. Winfrey and Effie Rush Winfrey. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was his wife of 58 years, Daisy O. Winfrey and a brother, James Winfrey. Survived by; Joe Winfrey, son, and Inett Cordell of Roan Mt, TN, and Eddie Winfrey, son, and Sue Rutherford of Pine Knoll Shores, NC, his sisters in law; Jessie C. Winfrey of High Point and Jane Bogedain of Salisbury. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, and a special friend; A. Ray Hughes of Wilmington, NC.

Direct line to Crawford & Mary Briles Rush

Sunday, October 21

Kenneth McCray Hill

Kenneth McCray Hill, age 88, a lifelong resident of Trinity died Thursday, October 18th at GrayBrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday in Fairview United Methodist Church with the Reverend Nancy Krall and the Reverend Phillip Poole officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born January 3rd, 1924 a son of the late Lemuel and Mae Hill. On January 20th, 1942 he married the former Marie Louise Stanley who died January 13th, 2005. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister Rosa, two brothers, Paul and Joe and a special son-in-law, Roy Brower.  Surviving are two daughters, Alice Brower of Trinity and Debbie Royals and her husband Dr. Gary Royals of Charlotte; two sisters, Doris and Daisy; one brother, Ned and his wife Sharon; three grandchildren, Tina Fowler, Joshua Royals and Stephanie Royals; four great-grandchildren, Kenny, Brooke, Kaylee and Conner and several nieces and nephews. 

No direct line to Briles.

Senator George McGovern Passes

George Stanley McGovern, the three-term senator from South Dakota and Democratic Presidential nominee in 1972, passed away today at age 90. Senator McGovern passed in hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D. Death notice and funeral information is pending. Senator is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Stegeberg McGovern in 2007, his daughter Teresa McGovern in 1994, his son Steven McGovern in July of this year and his sister Olive McGovern Briles who passed in 1986. Mrs. Briles was married to the late Phillip Edward Briles. Here is the official death notice provided by Miller Funeral Home.

George Stanley McGovern - - husband and father, teacher and politician, proud South Dakota Democrat, author and advocate for the poor - - lived a life of service through decades of American history he also strongly influenced. Born in Avon, South Dakota on July 19, 1922 to the Rev. Joseph and Frances McLean McGovern, George left Dakota Wesleyan University DWU), in Mitchell, where he excelled in debate, to join the Army-Air Force in 1943. That same year, on Halloween Day, he married Eleanor Stegeberg, a fellow DWU student who had grown up on a Woonsocket farm and got to know George after having beaten him in a student debate competition. They would eventually have five children - - Ann, Susan, Teresa, Steven and Mary - - and a 63-year marriage. A B-24 pilot at the age of just 22 and assigned to a bomber group in Italy, George flew 35 combat missions across Europe, safely-landed his damaged plane on several occasions and was discharged at the war's end as a First Lieutenant having won the Distinguished Flying Cross with three Oak Clusters. After the war, he and Eleanor returned to DWU, and following his graduation, joined its faculty as a professor of history and political science. He later completed a Ph.D. in History at Northwestern University, and studies at nearby Garrett Theological Seminary. But living through the war pushed George towards public service, so he began traveling town-to-town and farm-to-farm rebuilding the South Dakota Democratic Party and competitive two-party system in the state.

 No one worked harder or with greater organization on the campaign trail; George would walk both sides of the entire length of a main street, shake the hand and listen to every person on the sidewalk or in the coffee shops. In an era before hand-held electronic devices, George had accumulated an archive of 40,000 voter 3x5 cards and could retrieve names and details from memory with ease. In 1956, George won a seat in the US House of Representatives. There he served two terms, lost a run for the US Senate in 1960, but won a Senate seat in 1962 after having served as the first Executive Director of President John F. Kennedy’s new Food For Peace program - - a formative experience which allowed George peaceably shift government power and American food resources towards hungry people. After a run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1968 to help hold together the-assassinated Sen. Robert Kennedy's delegates, George worked to reform party rules so the nominating procedure would be more transparent and accessible. And during a drawn-out primary campaign, George won the Democratic Party’s nomination for Presidential in 1972 - - a race he led with unprecedented grassroots support under the banner “Come Home, America” - - for peace in Vietnam and reconciliation at home. It was a race he did not win against President Richard Nixon, but the campaign’s integrity restored hope to a dispirited public and established a principled model for national campaigns to come - - validated by the resignation of a scandal-ridden President Nixon two years later. George served three terms in the Senate, until January, 1981, where he contributed substantially to a series of comprehensive farm bills and chaired the new US Senate Special Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. After his Senate career, George worked on Middle East peace, and further focused on child nutrition through two appointed positions: US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, and, separately, as UN Global Ambassador to the World Food Program. He also co-founded a world-wide school lunch program with long-time friend Bob Dole, the former GOP Senator from Kansas. For these decades of work enriching the lives of countless families and children around the globe, George was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - - our country's highest civilian distinction - - by President Bill Clinton, in 2001. In more recent years, George stayed intricately connected to South, national and international issues. He lectured about policy and politics on campuses here and abroad.

He would work, as was hit his habit, on just a few hours of sleep, and frequently asked arriving visitors for their input on a fresh draft of an op-ed or magazine piece he had been crafting on a yellow pad. He even finished last year, at age 89, the 14th book he had written, co-authored or edited - - What It Means To Be A Democrat, and conducted book signings in several states also for a recent biography of President Abraham Lincoln. No portrait of George would be complete without remembering the succession of outrageously affectionate and outsized Newfoundland dogs George and Eleanor nurtured and cherished. He loved going for a walk across the DWU campus, or on a drive to Lake Mitchell, or to a night at the movies. He enjoyed dinners at Chef Louie's and kept everyone amused and amazed with stories and anecdotes from his youth, the campaign trail, or the Senate floor. And he kept his childhood and life-long faith with his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, expressing no surprise at their last-minute qualification for this year's playoffs - - just as they had done last year on their way to a World Series championship run that George had followed with inning-by-inning delight. More than anything, George adored Eleanor, their grown children, and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, was engaged in their interests, schooling and careers, and generously helped with advice, encouragement and support. George McGovern lived an exceptional public and private life of more than 90 years with an uncommon energy, adherence to ideals, thirst for knowledge and a consuming dedication to others.

 George rarely raised his voice in anger, but always raised the level of discourse and achievement around him. He didn’t live for confrontation, but risked his life in the greatest struggle of the century to defeat evil on a grand scale, yet never bragged about his personal war-time achievements. Instead, he used that experience instead as a working, life-long foundation for a more peaceful, constructive, and forgiving world. We who knew and loved him will remember his singular dedication to a life that made a difference. We resolve to honor George's spirit by emulating his example. Public viewing will be held from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, 401 S. Spring Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. A 6:30 pm Prayer Service will follow the visitation at the church. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 pm, Friday at the Mary Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, 301 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD. Private burial will take place at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC, at a later date

Saturday, October 20

Kenneth Leonard Phillips

Kenneth Leonard Phillips, 90, a long-time Lexington resident, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012, at Hinkle Hospice of Davidson County. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, Cotton Grove Road, with the Rev. Brian Rummage and Rev. Bill Sosebee officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. at the church before the service and burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery at 3:30pm. Born in Lexington on Nov. 24, 1921, to Ira Lee Phillips and Minnie Esther Leonard Phillips.Ken married Josephine Farabee Phillips in 1943 and they were married for 49 years before she passed away in April 1992. They had four children – Dianne Phillips Campbell of Lexington, James Kenneth Phillips (Janie) of Clemmons, Michael Ira Phillips (Gail) of Winston-Salem and Joseph Farabee Phillips (Karin) of Charlotte. In addition to his four children, he is survived by nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Survived by a sister Hilda Phillips Smith of Charlotte and a brother B. Willis Phillips (Betty Carole) of Greensboro. Preceded in death by his parents, his wife Josephine Farabee Phillips, and his brothers Bain Phillips, Morris Phillips and Blake Phillips. He also lost a sister, Marlene Phillips, who died at age five in 1941. Ken remarried and is survived by his wife Ruth Sharpe Phillips and family, Donna & George Washington Tesh of Arcadia and Barbara and Chuck Adams of Hickory. His present wife, Ruth Sharpe has ties to Briles (John & Hannah Briles Hepler)

Gary Dale Hepler

THOMASVILLE- Gary Dale Hepler, 56, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. David Noyes and Mrs. Jane Baity officiating. The family will receive friends at the Hepler home place 570 Paul’s Airport Rd. Thomasville, NC on Monday, October 22, 2012 beginning at noon. Born on September 15, 1956 in Davidson County to the late Walter Ray Hepler and Aline Swaney Hepler. Survived by his son, Michael Hepler of Greensboro; brothers, Kenneth Hepler (Sallie) of Thomasville and Thomas Hepler (Terri) of Raleigh; sister, Helen Harris of Thomasville; niece, Lisa Snyder (Michael) of Thomasville; nephews, Jason, Travis, and Josh Hepler of Raleigh. Special friends: David Rickard, Ben Watford, Frank Watford and Luther Watford all of Thomasville. No direct line to Briles. Family in the database

Peggy Gordon Grubb

Peggy Gordon Grubb, “Nana”, 73, passed died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church with Rev. Dr. E. Keith Carroll and Rev. Carroll Upton officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born on July 11, 1939 in Davidson County to William Beauford Gordon and Emma Jane Bryant Gordon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Jean Gordon. On February 10, 1957, she married William McKinley “Sonny” Grubb, Jr., who survives of the home; also surviving are her children, Chris Grubb and wife Natalie, Angie Grubb Conner and husband Mark, Tracy Grubb Joyner and husband Gary, all of Thomasville, and Janice Frazier Grubb of Lexington; grandchildren, Ryan Grubb, Erin Hager, Troy Conner and wife Jamie, Jake Conner, Cody Joyner, twins, Holly Jane and Robby Wayne Joyner; aunt, who was like a sister, Betty Kindley of Thomasville and aunts, Iola Leonard and Lora Bryant both of Thomasville, and Ethel Brown of High Point. No direct line to Briles- Husband's line goes back to Briles via Josie Parrish Grubb (Shadrach & Margaret Briles Kindley)

Friday, October 19

Ronald L. Briles Passes; Age 75

Winter Haven, Florida – Ronald L. Briles, age 75, of Winter Haven, FL passed Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4 pm at Ott-Laughlin, Winter Haven. Funeral services are Monday at 1:00 pm at the funeral home chapel. Born July 30, 1937 in Marion, IN the son of Lawrence and Leona (Fisher) Briles. Survived by his wife, of 57 years, Kathleen "Kate" Clark Briles, sons: Lawrence E. Briles of Century, FL and Darren A. Briles (Linda) of Kissimmee, FL, daughter: Leona G Carver (Donald) of Ocala, FL, sister: Judith Elliott (Robert) of IN, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Thursday, October 18

Iris Hill Gardner Dies

Iris Hill Gardner, age 82, of Asheboro died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 12:30-1:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC and other times at the home of Brenda and Doug Marshall. A graveside service will follow on Saturday at 2:00 PM at New Hope Memorial Gardens, 3448 New Hope Church Road, Asheboro with Rev. Benjamin T. Chavis officiating. Born in Randolph County on September 23, 1930 to Jesse and Grace Henderson Hill. She was retired from Mr. Jeans and in addition to her parents, Iris was preceded in death by her husband Charles Hoyle Gardner and her sister Thelma Trogdon. Survived by her daughters, Gwen Millikan and her husband Mike of Ramseur, NC, Brenda Marshall and her husband Doug of Asheboro, NC; granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth Vestal and her husband Mike; great grandsons, Andrew Jeremiah Vestal and Cameron Vestal; and special companion, her cat Blueboy. No direct line to Briles. Family in database.

William Hubert "Bill" Caviness Dies

William Hubert "Bill" Caviness, age 87, of Ramseur died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Randolph Hospital. Family will receive friends Friday, October 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 am at Calvary United Methodist Church with Rev. Barry Lemon, Rev. Lee Pollock and Rev. David Spaulding officiating. Burial with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. Born December 11, 1924 in Moore County to Artis Bascom and Sankie Teague Caviness. Survived by his wife, Betty Skeen Caviness; son, Mike Caviness and his wife Angie of Coleridge; daughter, Pam Teague and her husband Harold of Erect; grandchildren, Rodney Caviness of Coleridge, Clay Teague of Erect, Leslie Caviness of Asheboro, Kim Teague of Erect. Wife has direct line to Briles; Moses & Catherine Briles Skeen

Wednesday, October 17

Rita Redding Craven

Rita Cleo Redding Craven, 87, of Asheboro, NC, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at GrayBrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Armstrong and Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park in Asheboro. Born July 31, 1925 in Randolph County, NC; the daughter of the late Sidney Redding and Ruth Anderson Redding. Survived by her daughters, Shirley Smith, of Phoenix, AZ, Brenda Craven, of Los Angeles, CA, and grandchildren, Sharalee Smith and Thomas Smith. No direct line to Briles

George Allen Robbins Dies

George Allen Robbins, 56, of Sophia died October 15, 2012, at his home. A graveside service will be held 2 PM, Thursday, October 18th at Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery in High Point, with Rev. Daryl Love officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Born September 13, 1956, in Guilford County, a son to the late Nathan Allen and Dorothy Brown Robbins. On April 25, 1980 he married the love of his life, the former Linda Pearce. Survived by his wife Linda of the home; his mother in law Mary Lou Pearce of Sophia and his three dogs, Pooh, Jere and Georgey. Direct line to Briles. George & Elizabeth Briles Robbins

Bobbie Eugene Crotts Sr.

Bobbie Eugene Crotts Sr., 83, passed Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Becks Reformed Church; Rev. Gerald Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home. Born April 1, 1929, in Davidson County, to James C. Crotts and Clatie Smith Crotts. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Younts Crotts, who died on July 19, 2007. Surviving are his wife, Della Moore Jenkins Crotts of the home; sons, Bradley Crotts and wife Michelle of Monroe, Eugene Crotts and wife Brenda of Green Core Springs, Fl.; daughter, Vickie Angell and husband Nat of Lexington; stepchildren, Donna Edwards and husband Tim of Lexington and Tim Kesler and wife Linda of Churchland; grandchildren, Brandon Crotts, Tyler Crotts, Madeline Crotts, Alexanderia Crotts, Bobbie J. Crotts and wife PJ, Athena Brummett and husband Randall, Tad Angell and wife Deanne, Jennifer Brink and husband Nate; stepgrandchildren, Chris Edwards and wife Heather, and Nick and wife Beth; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hollis Crotts and wife Julia of Lexington, and Druid Crotts and wife Sarah of Yelm, Wa; and sister, Patsy Ashby of Lexington. No direct line to Briles. Family in database.

Wednesday, October 10

Infant Michael “Mace” Coggins Passes

Infant Michael “Mace” Coggins, 7 day old infant son of Matthew Chandler Coggins and Maricia Skeen Coggins, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at Thomasville Medical Center. Services will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Pete Bumgarner and Rev. Howard Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Davidson County on October 3, 2012. Surviving are his parents, Matt and Maricia Coggins: two sisters, Jordan Elizabeth Coggins of Randleman, and Rayna Doniese Coggins of the home; two brothers, Austin Honeycutt and Jacob Chandler Coggins, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Ricky and Shannon Skeen of Thomasville, and Pat and Eric Scoggins of Weddington, NC; paternal grandparents, Michael and Peggy Coggins of Thomasville; maternal great-grandparents, Phyllis Skeen of Thomasville, and Mary Robinette of Wallburg; paternal great-grandparent, Barney King of Thomasville; and uncle, Cory Skeen of High Point. No direct line to Briles; Skeen line in database

Monday, October 8

Peggy Ann Beck Walton Passes

HIGH POINT- Peggy Ann (Beck) Walton, 79, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at High Point Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. A graveside service will follow at Guilford Memorial Park.Born on August 4, 1933 in Davidson County a daughter of the late Will Roscoe and Mary Lou (Crouse) Beck. Preceded in death by her husband Donald Thomas Walton and a son, Darrell Walton. Survived by two daughters, Barbara Lucas of High Point, and Brenda Hoover and her husband, Curtis of Trinity; four sons, Danny Walton of High Point, David Walton of Trinity, Brian Walton of High Point, and Joseph Walton and his wife, Jeanette of Thomasville; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Walton of Sophia; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Lilly Gallimore, Jewel Vaughn and her husband, Harvey, and Vergie May Hulian, all of Thomasville; a brother, Billy Beck and his wife, Rachael of Thomasville; a sister-in-law, Annie Johnson of High Point; neighborhood girlfriends, Sarah, Barbara and Mary; and several nieces and nephews. No direct line to Briles

Thursday, October 4

William Ernest Hinesley

William Ernest Hinesley, Jr., age 81, Asheboro died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House. family will receive friends Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Mt. Shepherd United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born June 6, 1931 in Lenoir to William Ernest and Texie Pierce Hinesley. Survived by his wife, Estelle Fuller Hinesley; son, Steve Hinesley and his wife Vickie of Asheboro; daughter, Lori Trent and her husband Michael of Asheboro; grandchildren, Kobe Trent of Asheboro, Bradley Hinesley and his wife Emily of Asheboro, Brandy H. Beck and her husband Clint of Seagrove; great grandchildren, Lincoln Hinesley and Kylee Beck both of Asheboro; brother, Leroy Hinesley and his wife Betty Lou of Denton; sister-in-law, Pearl Hinesley. No direct line to Briles

Carlene Elizabeth Miller Lamb

Carlene Elizabeth Lamb, age 81, of Asheboro died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Randolph Hospital. F amily will receive friends on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro with Dr. Terry L. Matthews and Dr. Mark J. Key officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park. Born in Randolph County on April 24, 1931 to Howard and Hazel Davis Miller, who preceded her in death. Survived by her husband of 65 Years, Frank Lamb; sons, Kevin Lamb and his wife Charlene of Trinity, Norman Lamb and his wife Jane of High Point, Kyle Lamb and his wife Jeanne of Asheboro; daughter, Kerri Lamb of Asheboro; grandchildren, Joe Lamb and his wife Carla of Asheboro, Mark Lamb and his wife Jenny of Randleman, Will Lamb of Durham, Reba Lamb of Greensboro, Krystal Lamb of Trinity; great grandchild, Carson Joseph Lamb of Asheboro; brother, Steve Miller and his wife Becky of Asheboro; sisters, Diane Hayes and her husband Steve of Winston-Salem; Zelma Reeder of Asheboro, Phyllis Lewallen of Asheboro; and beloved pets, Sydney and Barley. Direct Briles Line: Benjamin Franklin Miller & Frances Ellen Briles Miller.

Kathleen Snider Crowell Passes

Kathleen Snider Crowell, 99, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012, at Alston Brook Nursing Home in Lexington, NC. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Paul's Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery by the Rev. Jimmy Norred. Born in Davidson County on June 16, 1913, to James S. Snider and Amanda Kesler Snider; preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Lee Crowell; son Wayne Crowell; six brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are daughter Frances Kiger and husband Leroy of Welcome; a very, very, special daughter-in-law, Betty Crowell of Lexington; grandchildren Marla Dilday and husband Stephen and Jamie Clodfelter and husband Anthony; and great-grandchildren Cameron Clodfelter, Cale Clodfelter, Callie Shoaf, Courtney Shoaf and Cate Dilday. No direct line to Briles