Friday, January 24

Dr. David Briles Named NAI Fellow!

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 143 innovators to NAI Fellow status, one of which is Dr. David Briles. Dr. Briles is a professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds several patents in pneumococcal vaccine antigens. His present studies are on protein virulence factors of pneumococci, their mechanisms of action and potential use in vaccines.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Dr. Briles will be inducted by Andy Faile, deputy U.S. commissioner for patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, during the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, on March 7, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. Each will receive a special trophy and rosette pin.

Dr. Briles is the son of Dr. Worthie Elwood Briles and the late Clara Wilson Briles. The Briles Information Network congratulates Dr. Briles on this prestigious award!

Franklin Stevens Briles, Sr

Franklin Stevens Briles passed December 10, 2013, in Fallbrook California at the age of 92. A private family burial is planned at the Crystal Cathedral, Memorial Gardens. Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1:30 PM. Born August 5, 1921 to Franklin Thomas Briles and Anna May Briles Schott. Passing before him is his older brother Paul Briles, ex-wife Joyce McLean Briles Eadie and son Franklin Stevens Briles Jr. Surviving are: daughter, Linda J. Briles, Garden City, KS; daughter, Susan B. Lyon , Cayucos, CA; son, Scott A Briles, Anza, CA; daughter, Carrie B. Foldesi and husband, Steve, Puyallup, WA; daughter, Maureen Hawke and husband, Jeff, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

Friday, January 10

Rachel Rae, Wife of Cecil Briles Dies

Rachel 'Rae' Briles passed away January 5, 2014 in Oregon. A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Portland, at Hustad's Chapel. Born Feb. 20, 1921, in New York, she was married to the late Cecil O. Briles who passed in 1999. Burial will be in the Williamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Survivors include her son, Tony (Judy); daughter, Rhonda; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Cecil O. Briles Line

Kenneth “Ken” Clayton Lambeth Dies

Kenneth “Ken” Clayton Lambeth, 60, a resident of Fuller Mill Road North passed Thursday, January 9, 2014 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Terry Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service from 11:00 – 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Born on August 27, 1953 in Davidson County, NC to the late Dalton Clayton Lambeth and the late Barbara Ann Nichols Lambeth. On July 2, 1988, he married Janet Lee Parker, who survives of the home; also surviving are a daughter, Lindsey Drennan and husband Chris of Thomasville; brother, Terry Lambeth and wife Sharon of Kure Beach, NC; grandson, Nicholas Drennan; aunts, Nancy Parker of Archdale and Ruth Osbourne of Wilmington, NC; and nephew, Chad Lambeth and wife Penny of Thomasville. Direct line to Briles: Tabitha Briles Kendall