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