Wednesday, February 19

Audrey Lorraine Walker Brown Dies

Audrey Lorraine Walker Brown, 45, of Asheboro, NC, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Wake: family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home.A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am Friday, February 21, 2014, at Hilltop Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, NC, born March 21, 1968 daughter of the late Clinton Eugene Walker and Audrey Emery Walker who survives. Also surviving is her husband of 27 years, Johnie Brown, of the home; mother, Audrey Emery Walker, of Asheboro; sister, Donna Street and husband Richard, of Morganton, NC; brother, Chad Walker and wife Michelle, of Denton, NC; sister, Melody Greene, of Asheboro, NC; brother-in-law, Randy Brown, of Asheboro; mother-in-law, Ruby Brown, of Asheboro; nieces, Heather Greene and Megan Walker; nephews, Kevin Walker and Matthew Greene. Direct line to Frederick Briles via Mary Briles Pearce

Saturday, February 15

Ella Briles Stewart Passes

JAMESTOWN — Mrs. Ella Lee Stewart, age 87, died Thursday, February 13, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sechrest Funeral Service Chapel in High Point with the Reverend Bruce Hartgrove officiating. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. A native of Orange County, born December 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Willard and Ollie Ward Briles. On December 21, 1946 she was married to James Robert “Buster” Stewart, who died September 26, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Walace Briles. Survived by four children, Mary Carol Forkner and her husband Bobby of Asheboro, Janice Zachary and her husband Barry of Archdale, Vivian Stewart of the home and Lisa Shuster and her husband Roger of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Lewis of High Point; six grandchildren, Jeff Reed, Emily Warehime and her husband Sam, Liz Ahmadivarji and her husband Arya, Todd Zachary and his wife Karen, Brandon Zachary and his wife Mandy and Craig Forkner and his wife Akane. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Brianna, Brandon, London, Yancey, Kyndall, Spencer, Aubrey, Maddox, Takeru, Ellie and Robert.

Sunday, February 9

Bonnie Briles Stokes

Bonnie Stokes, 91, of Beaumont, Texas died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Pelican Bay Assisted Living, Beaumont. Wake: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont Born on October 29, 1922, to Leona H. Connally Briles and Worthy H. Briles, in Fort Worth. Survivors include husband, Jerome Stokes; sons, Rev. Rodney G. Spencer and his wife, Kim, of Memphis, Tennessee and Gary M. Spencer and his wife, Renee, of Beaumont; grandsons, Cale M. Spencer, Jeremy D. Spencer, and Walker Bussey-Spencer; granddaughter, Mollie Bussey-Spencer; three great-grandchildren; brother, W.E. Briles; sisters, Jeanie Cookston; and sister-in-law, Jewel Briles.