Wednesday, December 30

Baylor Bears, Coach Art Briles Tar the Heels in Bowl!

The Baylor Bears and Coach Art Briles ran over the North Carolina Tarheels 49-38 in the 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl. The game was played in Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida. The Heels gave up 756 total yards to the Bears. Congrats to Coach Briles and the bears! Coach Briles is the son of the late Dennis Ray and Nellie McCain Briles.

Thursday, December 24

Robert Felix "Rob" Briles Dies

Robert Felix "Rob Briles", age 61, of Page passed December 9, 2015. Burial was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman, ArizonaBriles was born February 28, 1954 in Boulder, CO son of the late Orlan & Keitha Louise "Pat" O'Brien Briles. Survived by his oldest sister, Lindia Hudgins, and brother, Pastor Danny Briles (the only survivors of his mother's children); his three children: Marion Briles, Lauren Bee Briles, Sarah Briles Marquez; and his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, John '61 & Lorin '65; his sisters, and Joanne & Kathy '74.

Monday, December 21

Christmas Shows Added

Several OTR Christmas Shows added...Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th, It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Story and more....Visit the Briles Information Radio Network!

Friday, December 18

Press Release

Press Release: The Briles Information Network and the "Briles Information Radio Network" will continue to operate it's streaming radio station in 2016. The recent CRB decision doesn't affect the BIRN because our format is a talk format, educational, and informative.

In 2016, The BIN/BIRN intended to start a streaming radio station featuring music from the 70's called "Smokin 70's". The recent CRB decision does affect this type of media and the BIN/BIRN is temporarily suspending this venture until an agreement is reach with the music industry and The BIN/BIRN is also waiting to see if Soundexchange "Microcaster" will be feasible and cost effective. The BIN/BIRN will announce a final decision once the rates are set.

The Briles Information Network is exploring the creation of a non profit (501 c3) foundation in the near future. The BIN will dissolve the 'Briles Media Group' and list it's entities under the BIN heading.

All updates will be posted via Twitter, Facebook, and it's various web sites.

Thursday, December 10

Edith Alberta Kindley McElreath

Edith Alberta Kindley McElreath, of Asheboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro at the age of 92 and 7 months. Viewing hours will be at Ridge Funeral Home on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be conducted by Revs. Joe and Judy Beane at Randolph Memorial Park. Born in the Tabernacle community on May 10, 1923, the oldest daughter of the late John Wesley Kindley and Hazel Spoon Kindley. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Kindley, Bennie Lee Kindley, Lewis Kindley, and William Arthur Kindley; sisters, Marie Hunt, Lois Dickens and Elizabeth Carter. Mrs. McElreath is survived by her daughter, Barbara M. Davis and husband, Eddie of Asheboro; sister, Stella Edwards of Asheboro; and stepsister, Janet Hollifield of Asheboro. She is also survived by many cherished nephews and nieces, who lovingly call her "Aunt Ede". Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Wednesday, December 9

Coach Art Briles, Baylor Face UNC in Bowl!

The Baylor Bears and Coach Art Briles will face the North Carolina Tarheels in the 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl. The game will be played Tuesday, December 29, 5:30 PM in Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida. You can watch the game on ESPN. The Tarheels are ranked 10th in the nation and the Bears 18th. Baylor is a four point favorite, but with a fourth string QB at the helm, the Tarheels should give Coach Briles and the Bears all they can handle. Coach Briles is the son of the late Dennis Ray and Nellie McCain Briles.

Friday, November 27

John Charles 'JC' Rush Passes

John Charles (JC) Rush, 87, of Raleigh & High Point, passed away on November, 24 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, November 28, graveside at Guilford Memorial Cemetery in Greensboro with Reverend Paul McClure of Rehobeth Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Rush was the son of the late Clyde G. Rush and the late Mattie Kerr Rush. Survived by his wife Ruby Soles Rush; step-daughter, Wanda Price Fox and husband Michael K. Fox; cousins Richard Kerr & wife Carolyn; Roma Colglazier & husband Merle, Ann Levina, O.B. Levina and wife Barbara, Zandi Mostert, JoAnn Vuncannon and husband Darrell. Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Tuesday, November 24

Oscar Lee "Robin" Hunt Dies; Direct line to Briles

Oscar Lee “Robin” Hunt, 84, passed Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Hinkle House in Davidson County. Visitation is from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday November 24th at J.C. Green Funeral Home in Thomasville. The service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Southside Baptist Church at 11 am, officiated by Tommy Sizemore. Jr. Interment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery. Born September 9th, 1931, in Thomasville to Robert Glenn and Buelah Mae Alford Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, his daughter Jatonna Hunt Garner and husband Lee, his son Warren Hunt and wife Wendy, and two granddaughters Devon "Doodle" and Dylan "Julie" Gailey. His brothers are Richard Hunt and wife Evelyn (both deceased), Donald “Chick” Hunt and wife Joann, and James Hunt and wife Linda. His sisters are Ann Hartzog (deceased), Eva Powell (deceased), Margaret Hunt, Jean Warner and husband Herb, and Diane Smoot and husband Bill. He has numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Saturday, November 14

Florence G. Ruchalski Briles

Florence G. Ruchalski Briles, age 79 of Park Ridge passed November 7, 2015. Memorial Visitation Monday, November 16, 3-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Memorial Service Tuesday, November 17, 11 a.m. at funeral home. Interment private. Born October 10, 1936, former spouse of Clifford O. Briles. Surviving are her children: Erin (Chris) Wagner, Douglas (Aimee) Briles and Cara (Jeff) Zwieschowski. Devoted grandmother of Emma, Hannah, Tyler, Kirsten, Rachel and Claire. Dear sister of Richard, Edward, Linda, Alvin, Renee and the late Geraldine.

Thursday, November 5

Marshall Wayne Kindley, 61, Dies

Marshall Wayne Kindley, age 61, passed away Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Thomasville Medical Center. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Sunday, Nov.8, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Mabe. The family will greet friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 pm at J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, NC. Born September 14, 1954 to Robert William Kindley and Ruby Roella Summey Kindley which preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Ann Kindley. Surviving is his wife Linda Osborne Kindley of Lexington, two daughters; Marsha Jean Edwards and Crystal Michelle Kindley both of Thomasville four brothers; William Lee Kindley and wife Janet of Thomasville, Donald Ray Kindley and wife Edith of Thomasville, Randy Dale Kindley of High Rock Lake, Brian Oneal Kindley of Thomasville, Three grandchildren, Dennis Stewart Edwards, Spencer Nathaniel Kindley and Jordan Blake Kindley. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Monday, October 26

Roby Franklin Floyd has Passed

Roby Franklin Floyd who died yesterday at the Hinkle House in Davidson County, NC Mr. Floyd, 88, from Lexington was born January 15, 1927 the son of the late Wiley Franklin & Caroline Parks Floyd. Funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday October 29, 2015 in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Keith Heitman officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 until 3:30 prior to the service. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margie Heitman Floyd on February 28, 1995; sisters, Fallie Haltom and Ruth Surratt; brothers, Harlan, James, Foy, Arnold (Bob), and Ray Floyd. Surviving are his daughters, Paulette F. Chilton (Barry) and Lori F. Whitfield (William) all of Lexington; 5 grandchildren, Pennie Kennedy Wilson (Richard), Travis McCoy (Heather), Lezley Humphrey (Heath), Dustin Whitfield (Jennifer) and Chayce Langston (Kassi); 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Floyd of Lexington; sister-in-laws, Shirley Rhodes, Myrtle Everhart and Vernell Sutherland; brother-in-law, Rodney Heitman (Jeanette); numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Floyd has a direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley.

Monday, October 12

Kathleen Briles Sandlin

Kathleen Briles Sandlin passed away on September 15, 2015. Family visitation Tuesday afternoon 4-6pm at the: ORA L. WOOSTER FUNERAL HOME, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, NJ 08021. A Memorial Service will begin at 6pm. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to James and Kathleen Briles. Married in 1962, survived by her 4 sons David, Daniel, Douglas and Dennis; and her 5 granddaughters Taylor, Emily, Sarah, Maya and Sarah. She is also survived by her brother James Briles, Jr. and her sister Frances Bergstrom, both of whom reside in Berlin; and by the best Godmother ever, her Aunt Rosie Brannigan.

Tuesday, October 6

Mary Elizabeth Floyd Watkins

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Floyd Watkins, 75, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015 at W.F. Baptist Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Born in Randolph County, August 7, 1939, a daughter of Robert and Mattie Varner Floyd, preceded in death by her husband of forty five years, Andrew Watkins, and a son, Robert Watkins. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Watkins Davis and husband Robert and Karen Lynn Watkins; a son, John Scott Watkins; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and special friends, Cindy, Bill and Judy. Great grandmother is Fatima Briles Floyd

Tuesday, September 29

Son of Lena Briles Elbertson Dies

Clayton Thomas Elbertson, 71, passed Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Hinkle Hospice House with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 661 Light Road, Thomasville, with Rev. Hillis Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Monday, Sept. 28 at Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street. Born March 17, 1944, in Trinity, NC to Tillet and Lena Briles Elbertson. Surviving are Virginia Sexton Elbertson of Thomasville; children, Dale Elbertson and wife Lynn Dunn Elbertson of Thomasville, Teresa Elbertson Black and husband Michael Black of Advance, and David Elbertson and wife Shana Bizzell Elbertson of Thomasville; grandchildren, Timmy Gobble, David McGee, Jon Gobble, Brandi Doby, Chris Gobble, Marisa Elbertson and Raylan Elbertson ;six great grandchildren; and sisters, Lois Elbertson Ashley and husband Vince of Thomasville and Mattie Elbertson Yates and husband Allen of Lexington.

Thursday, September 24

Betty Lear Briles

Betty Louise Briles, 82, of Jeffersonville, IN, passed Monday, September 21, 2015. Funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, IN, with burial to follow. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday at Legacy Funeral Center in Jeffersonville, IN. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal Lear; two brothers, Jesse Lear and Edward Reynolds; and sister, Virginia Lamb. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Jack Edward Briles Sr.; four children, Jack Briles Jr., Virginia Goodhue, Jay Robert Briles and John Evanston Briles Sr.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, September 17

Kenneth Ray Ridge Dies

ARCHDALE-Kenneth Ray “Ken” Ridge, 77, passed today, Thursday, September 17th, 2015, at 2:15 am. A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale, with Pastor Bobby Loving officiating. His family will receive  friends on Saturday from 12:45 until 1:45 pm at the funeral home. Born in Guilford County, on August 29th, 1938 to the late Robert and Vivian Kiger Ridge. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was a sister, Ann Gaddy. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Yvonne Williard Ridge; his daughters, Kim Morgan and her husband Scott, Tammy Fulp and her husband Philip; his brother, Bob Ridge and his wife Melinda; his sister, Betty Robertson and her husband Stuart. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ashley Morgan, Dylan and Connor Fulp.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Monday, September 14

Doris Marie Farlow Lilly

Doris Marie Farlow Lilly, 74, passed Friday, September 11, 2015 at the home of her son. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Holiness Church, 4997 Plainfield Road, Sophia, NC 27350, with Rev. Tim Cole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Born March 1, 1941 in Guilford Co., NC, daughter of the late Allen Farlow and Millie Sink Farlow. She was married July 25,1964 to Rev. James Walter Lilly who preceded her in death May 9, 2014. Also preceding her in death was her parents; a sister, Louise Wall; and a brother, Donald Farlow. Surviving are her daughters, Diane Spangler and husband Jeff of Thomasville, and Carolyn Lane and husband Wade of Lexington; sons, James Lilly and wife Angela of Hutsonville, IL, David Lilly and wife Dana of Lexington, NC, Tom Lilly and wife Danelle of Lexington, NC, and Tim Lilly and wife Rebecca of Jackson, MI; sister, Phyllis Lowdermilk and husband Roy of New Salem, NC; brother, Willie Farlow of Archdale; seventeen grandchildren, Grayson Marshall Lilly, Mamie Kimberlin Lilly, Bradley Dean Davis, Hunter Alan Spangler, Anne Marie Lane, Sean Lyman Lane, Taylor Jordan Lilly, Jackson David Lilly, Victoria (Tori) Bryson Lilly, Micah Emerson Lilly, Riley Jacob Hershberger, Alexis Brie Lilly, Addison Beret Lilly, Lincoln Marshall Lilly, Maddox Thomas Lilly, Adrianna Rose Lilly and Lauraina Marie Lilly. 

Great Grandmother is Mary Briles Sawyer

Wednesday, September 2

Jesse Obed Briles

Jesse Obed Briles, 92, of Westlake, passed away August 24, 2015 in Westlake, Ohio.Visitation at 2:30pm followed by a memorial service at 3:30pm Sunday, September 6, 2015 At Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, OH 44116. Private burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Born July 4, 1923 to the late Ninevah Rush & Eulah Horney Briles.  Surviving will be wife of 68 years Ruby J. Briles (nee Gee); loving father of Londa Foster (Charles), Brenda Freeman (Dan) and Rev. Johnny Briles (Joyce); grandfather of Michelle Fluet (Matt), Sonya Judkins (Kevin), Julie Farr (Daniel), Amy Lawson (Geoff), Sarah Freeman (fiance-Andrew Bryant), Jesse Briles (Jenna), and Bennett Briles (Olivia). Great grandfather of 10; dear brother of Juana Mase, David Briles, and the late Philip and Peter Briles and Susan Smits. 

Sunday, August 30

Virginia Dare Briles Snider Dies

Mrs. Virginia Briles Snider, formerly of Brewer Street, died August 29, 2015 at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after several years of declining health. She was born on November 13, 1920 to Virgil Strickland Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles. On July 6, 1940 she married Jesse Gray Snider who preceded her in death in 1994.  She lost her only child Bonnie Snider Jones in 2013. Surviving are sister Dorothy Hunt of Thomasville, grandsons James G. Jones of Thomasville and Benjamin C. Jones of Lexington, and great grand daughters Megan and Melissa Jones of Winston Salem. The family will be at J.C. Greens funeral home, 122 West Main St, Thomasville on Wednesday at 3:00PM for visitation. A memorial service will follow at 4pm.

Tuesday, August 25

Holly Skeen, Descendant of Mary Briles Pearce & Rachel Briles Hoover Dies

Holly Elizabeth Skeen, 45, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Wake: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Reeder officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. A native of Randolph County, born February 28, 1970 to the late J.D. and Donna Hoover Skeen. Survived by her sister, LeAnn Skeen Marsh and husband, Tom of Winston-Salem; brother, Rick Skeen and wife, Linda Latham Skeen of Asheboro.

Descendant of Mary Briles Pearce & Rachel Briles Hoover

Sunday, August 23

Wife of World War II/MoH Receipt Hero Dies

Wilma F. Briles age 95 of Mitchellville, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchellville United Methodist Church, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Mitchellville United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warrior Fund. The daughter of Walter J. and Mildred (Offill) Telfer, Wilma was born on January 21, 1920 in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1937. On January 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Herschel F. "Pete" Briles at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Those left to honor her memory include her three sons, James (Judy) Briles of Johnston, Jerry (Sharon) Briles of Prairie City, and Randy (Polly) Briles of Waterloo, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Stoner of Oregon and Trula Telfer of Urbandale; and two brothers, Ronald Telfer and Wilbur (Dodie) Telfer both of Newton. Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Mildred, step mother, Myrna, husband, Pete in 1994 seven sisters, Edith Moore, Elsie Fatka, Irma Telfer, Vera Telfer, Marilyn Elrod, Myrna Schmitt and Grace Shuey and two brothers, Merwyn Telfer and Robert Telfer.

Monday, August 17

Beverly Briles Herring Dies

Beverly J. Herring, 85, passed away at 7:20 p.m. at Wesleyan Health and Rehab, Marion. Visitation: 2-8 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana .Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana; Officiating; Rev. Robert Van Cise Interment: Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Indiana. Daughter of the late Glen and Beatrice (Stephenson) Briles, she was born April 14, 1930 in Blackford County. She married Robert Herring on December 27, 1947 in Upland. He survives. Survivors include her husband of over 67 years, Robert Herring; two sons, Michael (Carol) Herring, Keystone, David (Cheryl) Herring, Hamilton, OH; a daughter, Susan (Bob) Southworth, Upland; a brother Steve Briles, Hartford City; two sisters, Rita (Jerry) Morris, Texas, Beth (Ron) Bennett, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings: Bill Briles, John Briles, Joan Conner.

Friday, July 10

Marian Hilda Rich Craven

Marian Hilda Rich Craven, 73, of Randleman passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro. Family will receive friends at Randleman Friends Meeting Fellowship Hall on Saturday July 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Services will follow at 3:00 pm in the Meeting House, 523 High Point St., Randleman, NC, with Wade Craven officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro.Born September 30, 1941 and raised in the Farmer area; preceded in death by her Father, Jesse Willard Rich, Mother, Wincie Hoover Rich, and Brother, Willard Carroll “Billy” Rich. She is survived by her husband, Wade Craven of Randleman, her three children, Doyle Craven and his partner Charlie Southern (Randleman, NC), Emily King and her husband David (Franklinville, NC), Sherri Misenheimer and her husband Derrick (Concord, NC); her seven grandchildren, Dustin King and his wife Kristen, Ethan King, Elise King, Megan Misenheimer, Nathan Misenheimer, Dylan Misenheimer, and Kristan Misenheimer; and one great-grandchild, Evan King.

Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Friday, June 19

Vietnam Vet Gerald Thomas “Jerry” Briles

Gerald Thomas “Jerry” Briles, 67, of Stephens City, VA died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. family will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home with his father-in-law, Mr. John Maisch officiating, followed by a reception at South Chapel. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Born in 1948 in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Joseph Wheeler and Helen Lions Briles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving four tours in Vietnam; received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and numerous other medals during his military service.  Mr. Briles married Lisa M. Briles on December 30, 1989 in Hocking County, Ohio. Surviving with his wife is a brother, David Briles (Judy) of Bowie Maryland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Kryder.

Sunday, June 14

Nathan Charles Kindley's Death

 Nathan Charles Kindley age 48, of N. Main St. Denton died June 10, 2015 at his residence. A private graveside inurnment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born August 1, 1966 in Randolph County to Charles Leo Kindley and Carol Jean Parrish. In addition to his parents Nathan was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Neil Kindley. Nathan is survived by aunts and uncles.

 Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley & Elizabeth Briles Robbins.

Tuesday, June 9

Mary Kennedy Black Dies, Grandmother is Sarah Briles

Mary Kennedy Black, 92, a resident of Hopewell Church Rd., died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service in the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Joyce. Mrs. Black will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church prior to the service. Born on June 13, 1922 in Randolph County, NC to James David Kennedy and Grace Luemma Walker Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jones Black on September 27, 2000, whom she married on November 18, 1939; daughter, Brenda Hedrick in July 2001; son-in-law, Roger Hedrick in January 2001; brothers, Lee, Dolphus, and Wade Kennedy; and sister, Gladys Crotts. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce Hill and husband Eddie, of Trinity; grandchildren, Dale Hedrick and wife Norma, Paul Scott Hedrick and wife Kelly, Mike Hill and wife Kathy, and Paula Sikes and husband Robbie; great-grandchildren, Nick Hill and wife Katie, Alex Hill, Lindsay Hedrick, Adam Shew and wife Priscilla, Lane Hedrick, and Chet Sikes; and great-great granddaughter, Victoria Shew.

Mrs. Black's Grandmother is Sarah Briles Walker.

Reba Varner Briles

Reba Varner Briles, 88, formerly of Jamestown, died June 7, 2015 at Westchester Manor in High Point. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point. Born May 16th, 1927 in Guilford County, a daughter to the late William R. and Mary Belle Jordan Varner. In 1947 she married William Monroe Briles who preceded her in death in 2001. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded by a daugher, Shirley Ann Briles in 2000. Surviving is a son, William (Bill) M. Briles III of Jamestown; a sister, Nancie V. Williams of Jamestown; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Sexton and Christopher W. Brady; and four great grandchildren, Jennifer, Maggie and Sophie Sexton and Jonathan Brady.

Saturday, June 6

Vicki Ann Briles Dies

HILDEBRAN- Vicki Ann Briles, 54, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her residence. Services will be Monday, June 8, at 3:00 PM at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, June 8, at Hickory Funeral Home from 1:00 – 2:45 PM.Born November 12, 1960 in Catawba Co. to Jo Ann McAdams Briles and the late Edward Lloyd Briles. Surviving is her mother, Jo Ann Briles; daughter, Haley Walker and fiancé, Wesley Helton; granddaughter, Lacie Helton; grandson, Waylon Helton; brother, Rick Briles and wife, Cindy; sister, Sandi Wagner and husband, Kenny; niece, Amanda Briles; nephew, Tyler Wagner and numerous friends and cousins.

Monday, May 18

Harriet Powers Briles

ANGOLA - Harriet Powers Briles, age 95, passed away May 14, 2015 at Cameron Woods Assisted Living Center in Angola, Indiana after a short illness. Per her wishes, there will be no calling. Private graveside services and burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. Born on October 8, 1919, in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of James B. and Hazel (Parnell) Powers. She married Paul R. Briles on October 12, 1946 who passed in 1976. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Huber of Fremont, IN and grandson, John Huber and his wife, Katie, of Franklin, NY, several nieces and nephews and their families. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and two sisters, Amy Roney and Ruth Louise Powers.

Thursday, May 14

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns Dies

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns, 84, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on May 30, 1930 to Roland Alvah and Wilda Kathryn "Kate" Winningham Briles; preceded in death by her husband Fred Martin Kearns. Survived by her daughter, Karen Trollinger and husband Tom of Asheboro; son, Martin Kearns and wife Beth of Asheboro; grandchildren, Caroline Trollinger of Asheboro, Lindsay Poe and husband Jeff of Liberty, Lauren Trollinger, William Kearns, and George Kearns all of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Cameron Norton, and Angel Palma all of Asheboro, Jackson, Benjamin, and Emma Poe all of Liberty; and her faithful companion, her dog Max.  

Roland Briles is the brother of Ernest Michael Briles, great grandfather of R. Trent Briles, curator of the BIN.

Wednesday, May 6

William Paul Briles Dies

William Paul Briles passed away peacefully May 1, 2015 in Largo, FL. Born June 11, 1950 to the late Wallace E. Briles and Gladys Hill Briles. He is survived by loving wife Rita, sons Glenn, Dennis and daughter Adrienne. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Florida.

Linvel Edward Pierce Dies

Linvel Edward Pierce, 81, a resident of W. Holly Hill Road, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Lecates officiating. Born in Thomasville, March 28, 1934 a son of Everett Pierce and Cora Morris Pierce and was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. On August 29, 1965 he was married to Miss Barbara Barnes who survives of the home. Also surviving is a son, Mark Pierce of Greensboro; two sisters, Margie Wilson and Panzie Decker, both of Thomasville; and his faithful canine buddy “Chyann” who was left to Linvel after his brother Glenn’s death.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, April 28

Bernice Maie Skeen Miller Passes

Bernice Maie Skeen Miller, 84, passed Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. A celebration of Mrs. Miller's life will be held at 2 pm Monday, April 27th at God's Harvest Worship Center, 509 Cloninger Drive, Thomasville, with Pastor Joe Bean and Pastor Eddie Mishoe officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Born on April 11, 1931 in Randolph County to the late Paul Jordan and Eudora Maie Albertson Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James Carlas Thompson and a brother, Jasper Richardson Skeen. Surviving are her husband of over 52 years, Johnnie Miller of the home; children, Annette Turbyfill and her husband Joe of Trinity and Roger Thompson and his wife Jean of Nashville, NC; four grandchildren, Heather Leigh Jackson, Christopher Carl Thompson, Jared Lee Turbyfill, and Justin Allen Turbyfill; four great grandchildren, Robby Carol Shaw, Angel Elizabeth Shaw, William Thomas Jackson, and Weston Atlas Thompson; and her sister, Marie Brewer of Southmont.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce and Margaret Briles Kindley

Wednesday, April 22

Billy Ray Summey Dies, Grandmother is Elsie Briles

Billy Ray Summey, 63, died peacefully Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel 122 W. Main St. Thomasville with the Rev. David Washburn officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Born December 8, 1951 in Davidson County a son of the late Calvin Lee Summey and Lois Gordon Summey. Surviving are his sons, Sam Summey and his fiancé, Amanda Clark of Thomasville and Jay Lee Summey of Thomasville. One sister, Kathy Ernest and husband James of Fort Mill, South Carolina; two brothers, Wayne Summey and wife Brenda of Lexington and Kenneth Summey and wife Patsy of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Allyson Lee Summey and Rhianna Brooke Summey and several nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Summey's grandmother is Elsie Briles Summey. 

Thursday, April 2

Albert Clemon (AC) Kindley, Jr. Dies

Albert Clemon (AC) Kindley, Jr., 70, passed Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Mr. Jerry Jarrell officiating. Born on November 11, 1944 in Randolph County, NC to the late Albert Clemon Kindley, Sr. and Dorothy Miller Kindley. He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Darryl Kindley. On February 18, 1985, he married Linda Marie Hodges, who survives of the home; also surviving are 3 sons, Albert Kindley, III, Tim Kindley, and David Kindley; 3 daughters, Annette, Angela Prichard, and Sandra Hunt; his mother, Dorothy Miller Kindley; his brother, James Kindley; his sisters, Brenda Jarrell and husband Jerry, Barbara Riffe and husband Marcus, Sylvia York and husband Darrell, Irene Land and husband Kenny, Donna McDonald, and Elizabeth Lilly and husband Rodney; and numerous grandchildren.

Great Great Grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley

Thursday, March 19

Kerry Bryant Pierce

Kerry Bryant Pierce, 60, of Liberty passed Tuesday, March 17, 2015 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bethany Baptist Church, 7232 Shiloh Road in Liberty. Born September 2, 1954 son of the late Clyde Aaron and Edith Clapp Pierce and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gray and Howard Pierce. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy Aydelette Pierce; sons, Ethan Tyler and Derek Matthew Pierce; sister, Linda Pierce Jackson (Ronnie); brothers, Gene Pierce (Elizabeth), Richard, Phil and Bobby Pierce.

Grandmother is Ila Briles Pierce

Lois Marie Robbins Sink

Lois Marie Robbins Sink, 73, of Finch Farm Rd. Trinity went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, March 13, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Sink will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 at Fairview United Methodist Church 6073 Fairview Church Rd. Trinity with the Rev. Nancy Krall and Rev. Harold Shives officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born February 26, 1942 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Charlie Warren Robbins and Ruby Colene Keeling Robbins.Surviving her husband of 53 years, W. G. Sink of the home; one daughter, Wendy Green and husband Shawn of Trinity; two sons, Jason Sink and wife Shelly and Dusty Sink and wife Christy both of Trinity. Five grandchildren, Lacey Green, Logan Sink, Austin Sink, Haley Sink and Jill Sink all of Trinity and one brother, Jimmy Robbins and wife Mary of Trinity. 

Direct line to Elizabeth Briles Robbins

Tuesday, March 10

Brett Anthony Robbins Dies

Brett Anthony Robbins, 52 a resident of Davidson County, passed away on Thursday, March 05, 2015 at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.Born October 20, 1962 in Guilford County to Joseph Kermit Robbins and Myra Hodges Robbins. Preceded in death by his wife Tonya Sullivan Robbins on October 20, 2013. He is survived by his parents; Joseph and Myra Robbins of Trinity, a son; Matthew Robbins of Trinity, a daughter; Kasie Robbins of Trinity, step-son; Zachery Haney and wife Laura of Lexington, step-daughter; Lauren Haney Moir and husband Anthony of Statesville, and a sister; Tonya Newton and husband Kenneth of Asheboro. He also leaves behind three special nieces. 

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Sunday, March 1

James Milton Small, Lineage to Mary Briles Rush

Mr. James Milton Small, 81, of Archdale, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his residence. Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale officiated by Rev. Ronnie Brown and Rev. Tim Steen. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.Born July 29, 1933 in Randolph County, he was the son of the late George Milton and Lola Pearl Staley Small. Veteran of the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James Gregory Small, a sister, Frances Small, and a son-in-law, Rick Holt. On August 7, 1953, he married the former Faie Morton, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two children, Yolanda Holt, of Thomasville, and Mark Small, of Archdale; two granddaughters, Brittany Gobble and husband, Matt, of Oakwood, GA, and Courtney Cardwell, and husband, Brent, of Thomasville; one great granddaughter, Ricci Faith Gobble; and a sister, Margie Brown, of High Point.

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Wednesday, February 25

Ruth Geraldine Ogan Briles

Ruth Geraldine Briles, 86, passed Jan. 13, 20015. At Ruth’s request, there are to be no services. Born May 20, 1928, to the late Dan and Josephine Ogan in Tacoma, Washington. On March 2, 1947, Ruth married Edmund J. Briles who passed before her. Also preceded by sons Ernest and Thomas Briles; sisters MaryAnn Tami and Nadine Evans; and brothers Dan and Carl Ogan.Survived by her granddaughter, Angela Briles-Panak (Robert); her great-grandsons, Travis, Kyle, and Ryan; a nephew and many nieces, great-nieces and-nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Aunt Ruth, as she was known, is also survived by her honorary family, and loving neighbors, Robert and Meg Losey, and their children Tolman, Kaitlyn, Jon, and Townie.

Monday, February 16

Edith Ring Nance

Edith Ring Nance, age 81 of Thomasville and formerly of Denton died Sunday, February 15 at Spring Arbor of Thomasville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 18 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Jimmy Norred. Interment will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born October 19, 1933 in Randolph County to Augustus Graham Ring and Ruth Pearce Ring. She was married to Glenn Nance who died September 30, 1987. Survived by a son, Randy Nance of Denton; daughter Janice N Hedrick and husband Lewis of Thomasville; half-brothers Lloyd McMahon and Jack McMahon both of Durham; half-sisters Alice Markham of Durham and Sue Barringer of Thomasville; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce. Her late husband has direct line to  Margaret Briles Kindley

Friday, February 13

Shirley Bailey Briles

Shirley Bailey Briles, 83, of Hurt died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Autumn Care of Altavista. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at New Bethel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. R.A. "Dick" Daily with interment to follow in the church cemetery.The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence. Preceded in death by the late Garland W. Briles. Born July 12, 1931 in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of the late William Herbert Bailey and Lena Compton Bailey. She is survived by a son, Ronald C. Briles of Hurt; her best friend and sister-in-law, Susie D. Bailey of Hurt; a niece, Sharon B. Rowland and her husband Danny of Gretna; two nephews, Herbert E. (Herb) Bailey and his wife Joann of Hurt and Winfred P. Bailey and his wife Kathy of Spencer; four great nieces, three great nephews, four great great nieces, and three great great nephews. Also preceded in death by a a sister, Virginia T. Gordon and a brother, William Paul Bailey. 

Lacy Junior Hoover

Lacy Junior Hoover, age 89, of Asheboro died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro with Rev. Joe Brown officiating. Born November 9, 1925 to Ivy and Cova Hoover.US Army veteran; preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Clark Hoover. Survived by his wife, Doris Lewis Hoover; son, Jerry Hoover of Asheboro; brother, Roy Hoover of King; several nieces and nephews.

Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Tuesday, February 10

Leslie Stagg Briles Dies

Lesley Anne Briles, 44, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 due to a long battle with cancer. Memorial Service will be February 21, 2015 at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Bernie Mo. Born June 19, 1970, in Danville. Lesley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wanda Overstreet and Bob and Elizabeth Stagg. Survived by her husband, Daniel Ray Briles Jr.; her parents, Sandy and Rick Gibson, and John and Pam Stagg; her grandfather, Jimmy Overstreet of Danville; three children, Kimberly Brandenburg, Will Brandenburg and Justin Smith; three siblings, Jamie Goodwin of Georgia, Alex Stagg of Danville and Elizabeth Sultzbach of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Lilly and Delilah Brandenburg; and nieces and nephews.

Jack M. Briles

Jack M. Briles passed on February 8, 2015 in Oregon. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 13 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Born in Stayton, Oregon, March 1, 1940 to the late Dewey S. and Bertha Leimkuhl Briles. He married Mary Emerson in 1967 who survives; daughters Kathlene (Geoff) Livengood, Suzanne Bigelow, two grandchildren, Casey Lee and Mackenzie Livengood, brothers James and Gerald Briles of Salem and sister Hazel Johnson of Raymond, WA.

Saturday, February 7

Cynthia Mae Hulin Rose Dies

Cynthia Mae “Cindy” Hulin Rose, 44, passed Friday, February 6, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services for Cindy will be held, 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Chapel at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home 122 W. Main St. Thomasville, with the Rev. Jack Rose and Rev. Mary Miller officiating. Born July 23, 1970 in Guilford County a daughter of the late James Junior Hulin and Sylvia Christine Hooks Hulin; preceded in death by a sister, Janice Jarrett. Cindy was married October 4, 1991 to Joseph Blair Rose, who survives of the home. Also surviving are, two daughters, Flisha Rose of Thomasville, Eden Rose of Archdale; two sons, Ryan Blair Rose of Charlotte and Jordan Rose of Archdale; two sisters, Carolyn Curry and husband Marvin of Trinity and Jamie Tucker of Thomasville; three grandchildren, Shaylee Rose, Grayson Rose and Makynlee Latham. Direct line to Mamie Briles Loflin

Wednesday, February 4

Betty Kindley Dunn

Betty Kindley Dunn, age 80, of Asheboro, NC passed Monday, February 2, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro, NC. A celebration of her life will be held, Thursday February 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sawyersville Wesleyan Church, 157 Sawyersville Road, Asheboro, NC with Rev. Jeff Garner, Rev. Darrell Rabon and Rev. Matt Gunter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Travis Cooke officiating. Born December 2, 1934 to the late G.R. Kindley, Sr. and Lula Myers Kindley. She was also the granddaughter of the late Samuel Scott and Ada Williams Myers and the late Cicero and Celia Kindley. She is also predeceased by an infant son whom she is now reunited with. She is survived by the love of her life and husband of 62 years, David Brown Dunn of the home. She is also survived by three devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Celia Craven and husband, John; Carolyn Crawford and husband Randy; and Susan Butcher and husband Todd. Surviving are also five grandchildren who absolutely adored their Nanny and MomMaw-Phillip Crawford; Coral Moreno; Kathryn Watson and husband Frankie; Patrick Crawford; Sarah Cooke and husband Travis; and Lauren Smith and husband Jason. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Landon Thomas Watson; Zachary Matthew Cooke; John Luke Watson; and Anna Lucille Cooke. In addition, she is survived by her best friend and devoted sister, Polly Bunting and her husband, C.H. and brother and all-time hero, G.R. Kindley, Jr. and wife Mary Ellen of Rockingham, NC. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce and Margaret Kindley Briles

Thomas Melvin Loflin Dies

Thomas Melvin Loflin 73, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Hospice Home of High Point. A memorial service will be held, at Gospel Light Freewill Independent Baptist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Rev. James Shetley officiating. Born on March 17, 1941, a son of the late Garfield and Vivian Briles Loflin. Mr. Loflin was married on November 27, 1985 to Judy Ann Bryant, who survives. Mr. Loflin was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Eason; and a brother, Gilbert Loflin. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Joy Daigle of Woodland Park, CO, Kimberly Powers of Columbus, GA, Tammy Fritts and husband Craig of Columbus, GA, and Sherri Fretwell and husband Bubba of Midland, GA; three sons, Brian Smith and wife Michelle of Trinity, Jeffery Talley and wife Lisa of High Point, Greg Loflin and partner Steve of Kinshaw, GA; two sisters, Barbara Inscoe and husband Walter of Wilson, NC, and Linda Williams and husband Jerry of Fayetteville, NC; one brother, Garfield Loflin Jr. of Washington D.C.; eighteen grandchildren, Tesla, Katie, Hannah, Noah, Destiney, Bella, Lynn, Tommy, Jonathan, Ashton, Benjamin, Emily, Abby, Katie Ann, Austin, Brandon, Brooke, and Megan; and three great-grandchildren, Dakota, Benjamin and Tinnley.

Friday, January 23

Clara Ridge Randall

Clara Ridge Randall 99 passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Riverlanding at Sandy Ridge. Funeral services will be on Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:00am at Sechrest Funeral Chapel in High Point, officiated by Rev. Nancy Kellumn. Born in Randolph County, August 11, 1915  Benjamin Franklin Ridge and Victoria McDowell Ridge, and step mother Lillie Tysinger Ridge. Clara was married on December 19, 1932 to J. M. Randall Jr. who preceded her in death on November 8, 1986.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by three brother and two sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Billie Sue Jones of Riverlanding, a grandson Michael Jones and wife Mary Jones of Lexington, NC and a sister Grace Ward and husband Elmer of Skeet Club Manor, and several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, January 21

Esther Parrish Cox

Esther Parrish Cox, age 80, of Asheboro died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Chaplain Wayne Ratcliffe officiating. Born in the Farmer Community on December 31, 1934 to Carr and Mary Miller Parrish. In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Chriscoe; 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Survived by her husband, Robert Cox; daughters, Belinda Cox and husband Jeff of Asheboro, Robin Garner and husband Mike of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Kimberly Lewis and husband Josh, Kelly Roberts and husband Travis, and Derrick Cox all of Asheboro; great granddaughters, MaryKatherine Roberts and Madeline Lewis; sister, Hilda Robbins and husband Jerry of Asheboro; brothers, L.C. Parrish and wife Noreen of Asheboro, and Max Parrish and wife Jane of Seagrove.

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Tuesday, January 20

Beverly Joan Briles Niedermeyer

Beverly Joan Briles Niedermeyer died peacefully Jan. 9, 2015, at home, after a brief illness. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis St. Born Feb. 24, 1931, in Portland, the first of James Albert Briles and Dorothy (Dunseath) Briles's two children. Survived by her five children; grandchildren, Luke Allen, Sarah Alexander, Robert Alexander IV, Brittany Linton, Rodney Linton, Linus Niedermeyer III, Johnathon Niedermeyer, Eleanor Niedermeyer, Lillian Niedermeyer, Mackinnon Niedermeyer and Joseph Niedermeyer; partner, Jack Kaady; his sons, Jack Kaady Jr. and Jeff Kaady; her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Allen, Robert Alexander, Greg Egashira, Tracy Niedermeyer and Stacy Niedermeyer; and her nieces and nephews, Jim Briles, John Briles, Jennifer Loomis and Jill Parisi. She was predeceased by her parents; and younger brother, James Briles.

Thursday, January 15

Deborah Ann Rush Luther

Mrs. Deborah Ann Rush Luther age 61, of Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd., Asheboro died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Randolph Hospice House. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, January 15, 2015 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Joe Conley. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born February 4, 1953 in Randolph County to John Mack Rush and Levena Farr Rush; preceded in death by her father and by a brother, Johnny Rush. Survivors include, husband, Roger Luther of the home; son, Robbie Goins and wife Pam of Liberty; daughter, Tammy Ragsdale and fiancée Lee Roberson of Liberty; her mother, Levena Norris; brothers, Ricky Rush of Robbins and Reuben Rush of Level Cross; sisters, Jane Kellam of Leland and Vicky Antrim of Asheboro; grandchildren, Cierra Goins, Brian Vaneiken, Clarence Cranford, Clint Cranford and fiancée Beth Tuttle, Steve Goins, Aaron Goins, Maranda Goins, and A.J. Hunt; great-grandchildren, Allison Cranford, Stevey Goins, and Emma Goins.

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Joel McKenneth Briles Dies

Joel McKenneth Briles, age 85 of Gainesville, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff McGowan as celebrant. Burial will be in Countryside Cemetery in Gainsville, Florida. Born February 13, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana to Fayette Andrew and Annabel Cunningham Briles. Survived by his wife, Sue Briles of Gainesville, FL; daughters, Nancy Briles of Gainesville, FL, Jill Briles-Hinton (Bob) of Richmond, VA, Jody Jacobs of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Bert Hinton, Mac Jacobs, Mary Jacobs and Trinity Briles-Grafft.

Jacob Odell Kindley Dies

Jacob Odell Kindley, age 67, of  Lexington died Tuesday, January 13 at V.A. Hospice House in Salisbury. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, January 20 at the Salisbury National Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Robert Floyd. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1pm Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home of the daughter. Born January 13, 1948 in Davidson County to Jacob Lee Kindley and Bertha Hunt Kindley. Vietnam Vet in the US Army. Survived by his wife, Lois Kennedy Kindley of the home; his son, Mickey Dwayne Kindley of Lexington; his daughter, Michelle Dawn Kindley of Thomasville; his granddaughter, Olivia Shay Buckner; his sisters, Judy Grubb (Michael) and Fannie Bullins, both of Thomasville; and his brothers, Paul Kindley of Trinity, Garland “Gab” Kindley of Pleasant Garden, and Glenn “Penny” Kindley of Thomasville.

Direct line, twice: To Margaret Briles Kindley by both parents.

Tuesday, January 13

Donald Ray Farlow

Donald (Don) Ray Farlow, 79, resident of High Point, died January 10th, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Archdale Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ron Jones and Rev. Jesse Garmon officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Pallbearers will be William Farlow, John Garmon, Stephen Garmon, Lanny Reddick, Kevin Reddick and Ed Hannah. His grandsons, Keigo and Nathan Farlow, will serve as honorary pallbearers. Born February 10th, 1935 in Randolph County, a son to the late T. Allen and Millie Sink Farlow. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise.His wife, Peggy Garmon survives. Also surviving are two sons, James (Jim) Ray Farlow and wife Susan of High Point and Dale Allen Farlow and wife Melissa of Greensboro; two sisters, Phyllis Lowdermilk of Randleman and Doris Lilly of Thomasville; one brother, William Allen Farlow of Archdale; and three grandchildren, Keigo Farlow, Isabelle Rae Farlow and Nathan Ray Farlow.

Direct line to Mary Briles Sawyer. 

Monday, January 5

Ruby Arlene Brookshire Spencer Dies

Ruby Arlene Brookshire Spencer, 85, of Trinity died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at her residence. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Floral Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends the evening before, Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Born July 23, 1929 at home in Guilford County to the late Clifford Brookshire and Leona Pierce Brookshire. She was married to the late Grayson Lee Spencer, Sr. In addition to her parents and husband, Arlene was preceded in death by four brothers. Survived by son Grayson Lee “Pete” Spencer, Jr. of Trinity, daughters Vickie Spencer of Trinity, Betty Carter and husband Von of Trinity, and Alice Scott of Conyers, GA. She is also survived by her sisters Becky Outen of Asheboro, and Linda Canter of Cedar Square, and a brother Ray Brookshire of High Point. Nine grandechildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce. Her husband has direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley and Hollen Briles Gregson