Friday, January 24
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 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' 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, 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