Friday, May 30

Gladys Mae Hulin Brown Dies

Gladys Mae Hulin Brown 86 passed away on Thursday May 29, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Elton Welborn officiating. Entombment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on January 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Henry Hulin and Adie Gordon Hulin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Daniel Charles Brown, as well as two daughters; Carroll Gray and Edith Ann Brown. Surviving is her daughter; Janice Cranford of Thomasville, a son; Jerry D. Brown and wife Linda of Holden Beach, NC; a sister; Donna Mabe and husband Steve of Thomasville; also surviving are grandchildren; Tabitha Mickey, Kendra Koontz, Barry Cranford, Daniel Cranford, Tara Cranford, Jeffrey Brown, Timothy Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Kimberly Brown. Gladys was also blessed with 16 great-grandchildren.

Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Norman Austin Briles Dies

YELM, Wash.-Norman Austin Briles, 85, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home on May 8. A graveside service, Rev. Alfred Helms officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Plainville Cemetery in Indiana. Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Epsom, to the late Austin and Helen (Scott) Briles. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Verda M. (Burkhart) Briles; a daughter, Cathy E. Briles of Overland Park, Kansas; a son, Douglas J. (Mary) Briles of Yelm; and a half brother, Bill Dawson. Preceded in death by his sister, Ramona Smiley; two half brothers James and Gene Dawson; and a half sister, Nancy Hinkle.

Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 21

Charlie Odell Nance Died Today

Charlie Odell Nance, 86, of Piedmont Crossing, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Graveside service will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 at Holly Hill Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Pete Bumgarner and Rev. Joe Beane officiating. No formal visitation will be held. Born June 17, 1927 in Randolph County to John Nance and Mary Wall Nance. Veteran in the U. S. Navy serving with the Seabees during World War II; preceded in death by his parents. Married October 9, 1946 to Ruby Wardlaw Nance, who survives of Piedmont Crossing. Also surviving are sons, John Nance and wife Marilyn of Trinity, and Tom Nance and wife Kim of Thomasville; daughters, Sherry Bumgarner and husband Pete of Thomasville, Martha Jo Hill and husband Jimmy of Denton, and Gina Fidler and husband Scott of Raleigh; one brother, John Nance, Jr. of Thomasville; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Direct line to Shadrach & Margaret Briles Kindley  

Line: Charlie Odell, Nance, Melinda Wall Nance (his mother), Roaner Kindley Wall, Jacob Kindley, Jessie Kindley, William Kindley, Margaret Briles Kindley

Monday, May 19

Faydene Hill Garner

Faydene Hill Garner age 81, of Denton died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Mountain Vista Health Park in Denton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 19, at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Tammy Talbert. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born February 13, 1933 in Davidson County to Walter Lee Hill and Eva Jane Pierce Hill. Surviving is husband; Harold “Frick” Garner, sons; Steve Garner and wife Lisa of Lexington and Scottie Garner and wife Wendy of Denton, daughter; Shelia Gallimore and husband Steve of Denton; grandchildren (5); Nicole Gallimore Hickey, Alex Garner, Keegan Garner, Dakota Garner, and Jason Hayes, great grandchildren (4); Jeremiah Garner, Lillian Hickey, Steven Garner, and Leigha Hickey. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce.

Sunday, May 11

Kenneth M. Briles Dies

Kenneth M. Briles, 60, of Howard City, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs and Saturday from 12 noon until time of service at 1:00 pm. Mr. Robert Shaffer officiating. Interment Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Born December 2, 1953 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Wayne and Sheldrick (Carter) Briles. Surviving are his wife, Irene whom he married on April 20, 1974; children, RoxAnne (Joe) Heasley, Bryson (Lisa) Briles; grandchildren, Mista, Jerzy, Kaleb, Meisha, Cody, and Megan; great grandchildren, LaTaya and Lilliana; eight brothers and sisters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Sunday, May 4

Carol Parrish Parrish Dies

Carol Parrish Parrish age 69, of Denton died Friday, May 2, 2014 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in DentonA graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton conducted by Rev. Charles Moses. Born October 7, 1944 in Randolph County to Charles Lester Parrish and Annie Mae Loflin Parrish, preceded in death by her husband; James A. Parrish and by a son; Patrick Neil Kindley. Survivors include, son; Nathan Kindley of Denton, step brother, Edward Loflin (Susan) of Denton, sisters; Bonnie Swaney (Donald) of Asheboro and Kathy Bowers (Dwight) of Thomasville. Mrs. Parrish's great great grandmother is Elizabeth Briles Robbins. Direct line to Elizabeth Briles Robbins.