Monday, December 26

Jo Ann McAdams Briles

HILDEBRAN-Jo Ann McAdams Briles, 79 passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The family will receive friends Monday, December 5, 2016 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm at Hickory Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00pm at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bruce Dayton officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Alex Brittain, Brent Cook, Dwayne Carswell, Bob Gordon, Wesley Helton and Hunter Thompson. Born August 29, 1937 in Alamance County to the late John Alvis and Myrtle Stine McAdams. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Lloyd Briles; her daughter Vicki Ann Briles. She is survived by her daughter Sandi Briles Wagner of Taylorsville; her son Rick Briles and wife Cindy of Catawba; grandchildren Amanda Briles of Phoenix, AZ , Haley Walker and Wesley Helton of Mt. View and Tyler Wagner Charlotte; great grandchildren Alexzandar Green, Lacie Helton and Waylon Helton; niece Terri Hoke and Buster; nephew David Cook and Terri; cousin Donald Owens; two very dear friends Dwayne Carswell and Bobbie Allen; special friend Nancy Keller; a special thank you to caregiver Cindy Schronce and very much thank you to David Lawrence.

Sunday, December 25

Larry Wade Rich Dies

Larry Wade Rich, age 69, of Sophia died Friday, December 23, 2016 at his home. family will receive friends Monday, December 26, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC. The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Marlboro Friends Meeting, 2668 Marlboro Church Road, Sophia, with Rev. Ray Luther officiating. Burial will follow in the Meeting Cemetery.Born June 10, 1947 the son of the late Wade Talmadge and Audrey Pierce Rich. Native of Randolph County. he was preceded in death by his wife: Elizabeth Ann Rich. Survived by two sons: Bryan Rich and his wife, Laurie of Greensboro, NC and Eric Rich and his wife Bia of Asheboro, NC; three grandchildren: Alexandria Rich, Cole Rich and Cannon Rich; three brothers: Lloyd Rich and his wife, Libby of Greensboro, NC, Boyd Rich and his wife Sandra of Greensboro, NC and Ernie Rich and his wife, Lois of Berkley, CA. Six direct lines back to Mary Briles Pearce.

Wednesday, December 7

Dorothy Briles Apgar

Dorothy B. Apgar, 95, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare, in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Anderson Funeral Home, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Interment will be in the Apgar Family burial plot, at Riverside Cemetery, in Marshalltown. Born December 29, 1920 to Dessie and Charles Briles on a farm north of Ottawa, Kansas. Survived by her husband, Pat and a son, Tom Apgar both of Marshalltown. She was preceded in death by a son, John at age 28, and a sister, Beth.

Monday, November 21

Martha Jo Nance Hill

Martha Jo Nance Hill, age 63, passed Friday November 18. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Born November 21 1952 in Davidson County to Charlie Odell Nance and Ruby Wardlaw Nance. She is survived by her husband Jimmy D. Hill of the home; daughters, Lisa H Freeman and husband Warren and Jennifer Hill all of Denton; grandchildren Stone, Josie and Jenni; brothers, John Nance and wife Marilyn of Trinity, Tom Nance and wife Kim of Thomasville; sisters, Sherry Bumgarner and husband Pete of Thomasville, Gina Fidler and husband Scott of Raleigh and her beloved dog Honey. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

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Thursday, October 20

Ruby Gee Briles

Ruby Jean Briles (nee Gee), 89 of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Michigan, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home from 11:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, October 15 at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home following visitation, at 12:30pm. Burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. R Born on November 11, 1926 in Carrier Mills, IL; survived by her children Londa Foster (Charles) of Springfield, VA, Brenda Freeman (Daniel) of Toms River, NJ, and Johnny Briles (Joyce) of Parkersburg, WV; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Jesse O. Briles (2015); her parents Ephraim and Beatrice Gee; her brother Jim Gee (2015); a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

Tuesday, October 18

Leonard L. Hill Dies

TRINITY-Leonard L. Hill, 73, passed away on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. A service to celebrate Leonard’s life will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, October 20th, at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Interment will follow in Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Military Rites accorded by the Randolph County Honor Guard. His family will receive friends on Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Born on November 30, 1942 in Randolph County, son of the late Walter and Martha Crotts Hill.In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were a brother, Gilbert Hill and a sister, Hazel Crotts . Surviving; his wife of 32 years, Carol Rickard Hill; his daughters, Gina Wagoner and her husband Toby, Carla Turner, Heidi Kraft and her husband Andy, Holly Hill and her companion Chad Priddy; his brothers, Homer Hill, Lloyd Hill and his wife Bernice, J.D. Hill and his wife Tiney; his sisters, Maxine Coltrane and Elizabeth Enyart and her husband John. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Sami, Tyler, Iain, Emmy, and Jeffrey, and a great granddaughter, Charleigh. Direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley and Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, October 16

Betty Jean Skeen Hepler

Betty Jean Skeen Hepler, 87, of Thomasville, and formerly of Kennedy Rd. died Friday, October 14, 2016 at Thomasville Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Dr. E. Keith Carroll officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday one hour prior to the service from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Born on June 7, 1929 in Randolph County, NC to Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Reid Hepler on March 8, 2011; and her son, Tony Reid Hepler on October 18, 2008. Surviving are her son, Terry Wayne Hepler of Thomasville; and a sister, Ellen Hepler of Thomasville. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Max J. Briles Dies.

MADISON -Max J. Briles passed Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Madison, Wis., Max succumbed to complications of anorexia. Max will be remembered at a gathering on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the home of Greg and Leslie Kebbekus, 6008 Ridgewood Ave., Monona, WI 53716. There will be an opportunity to share thoughts and memories beginning at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Max's name to Rubin for Kids. Born Aug. 9, 1990 to David and Becky Briles who survive. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Zeno.

Tuesday, September 20

Darrell Troy Parrish Dies

Darrell Troy Parrish, 86 of High Point died Monday, September 19, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday September 23nd at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. with the Reverend David Umphlett officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Born October 14, 1929 in Randolph County he is a son of the late Troy Harriss Parrish and Frankie Lohr Parrish. He graduated from Allen Jay High School and attended High Point College. Mr. Parrish is a veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Terry L. Parrish and Van M. Parrish. Mr. Parrish is survived by his wife Ruby Workman Parrish of the home and two children; Jan Marie Parrish Pugh and husband William H. Pugh, Jr. of Fairfax Station, VA and Darrell Troy “Dee” Parrish, Jr and wife Mena of High Point. Also surviving are five grandchildren; William H. Pugh, III, Lindsay Gray Pugh, Anna Marie Parrish, Katie Shufelt Whitecell and husband Chris, John Shufelt and three great grandchildren; Gracie Whitecell, Lizzie Whitecell and Lily Whitecell. He is also survived by three nephews, Troy C. Parrish, Gary L. Parrish, Chuck Guyer and a niece Robin Overcash. Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Friday, September 2

Deletta Smith Briles

Deletta Mae Briles, 69, of Columbus, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Sunday September 4, 2016 at East Columbus Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the church, Ron Bridgewater officiating. Burial at Garland Brook Cemetery. Born May 26, 1947, to Elmer A. and Myrtle B. Anderson Smith. She married Duane M. Briles April 7, 1973. Survived by her husband, Duane M. Briles of 43 years; a daughter, Robin L. (Ronnie) Phillips of Columbus; a son, Ray B. (Angie) Phillips III of North Vernon; grandchildren, Rachel (Matt) Ross of North Vernon, Tyler Phillips of Tennessee and Taylor Dobbins of Columbus; and great-grandchildren, Graci Ross and Gavin Ross. Preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Elmer Wayne Smith; and a sister, Myletta Frazier.

Teresa Kindley Grant Dies

Teresa Diane Kindley Grant, 58 of Davidson County passed away August 31, 2016 at Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. A funeral service will be held on Saturday September 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hughes Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Darrell Summey officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. Born August 13, 1958 to the late John Samuel Kindley and Marie Kathleen Varner Kindley in Davidson County. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Keith V. Grant, one daughter Crystal Dawn Grant, two sisters, Sarah Green and Barbara Jean Kindley. Surviving is two daughters Cynthia Grant and Melissa Harvell and husband Brad; one sister Kathy Marie Kindley, eight brothers, Johnny Lee Kindley and wife Sandra, Kenneth Ray Kindley, Jerry Samuel “Sam” Kindley, Timothy Lynn Kindley “Fuzzy”, Glenn Thomas Kindley ‘Inky” and wife Crystal, Charles Eugene Kindley “ Charcoal” and wife Loretta, Phillip David Kindley “Mojo”, Brian Kindley “Petie”; two grandchildren Jenna Johnson and Colton Bowman; PawPaw George and MawMaw Carrie Kindley; many beloved nieces and nephews; she also leaves behind many special friends and co-workers at Royal Development; and her special cat “Pearl”. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Thurman Lee Floyd

Thurman Lee Floyd, 83, of Asheboro, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at his home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2016 and other times at the home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Sawyersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jeff Garner and Rev. Richard Loman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born August 18, 1933 in Randolph County, Mr. Floyd was the son of the late Edgar and Dora Floyd of Trinity. Mr. Floyd was married to Reba Hoover on September 1, 1951. In addition to his parents, Mr. Floyd was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Floyd; sisters, Lois Manns, Mozelle Rayburn; and a great-grandson, David Spisak. He is survived by his wife, Reba Hoover Floyd of the home; daughters, Judy Albright and husband, Carroll of Asheboro, Sandra Willoughby and husband, Jim of Denton; son, Gerry E. Floyd and wife, Rebecca of Asheboro; sisters, Dianne Pierce and husband, Dempsey, Harriett Pullum, Gladys Brent, all of Trinity, Sue Garner and husband, Grady, Doris Cox and husband, Lavon, all of Asheboro; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Tuesday, August 30

Austin John Pierce Dies

Austin John Pierce, 90, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Hospice Home at High Point. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Miller and Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Interment with military rites provided by the Military Burial Honor Guard will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to the recent passing of his wife, Beatrice no formal visitation will be held and the family will be at the home of his daughter, Diane. Mr. Pierce will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Born on January 15, 1926 in Randolph County, NC to Gurney Branson Pierce and Nettie Hill Pierce. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Beatrice Small Pierce on August 15, 2016, whom he married on July 13, 1946; and his brother, Raymond Pierce. Surviving are his daughter, Diane Huskey and husband Larry of Thomasville; son, Keith Pierce of Jamestown; grandchildren, Erin Proctor and husband Fred, Amy Pierce, Amanda Hill and husband Erik, and Haley Pierce; and great-grandchildren, Tamarah Proctor, Ty Proctor, Jersey Hill, and Laine Hill. Direct line to Catherine Briles Skeen

Thursday, August 18

Beatrice Small Pierce Dies

Beatrice Small Pierce, 86, died Monday, August 15, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Miller and Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:30 – 2:00 at the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Diane. Mrs. Pierce will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the visitation. Born on June 30, 1930 in Randolph County, NC to the late James Carl Small and Ocia Tabitha Briles Small. On July 13, 1946, she married Austin John Pierce, who survives of the home; also surviving are her daughter, Diane Huskey and husband Larry of Thomasville; son, Keith Pierce of Jamestown; brothers, Robert Small of Lexington and Larry Small and wife Tokhanh of Thomasville; grandchildren, Erin Proctor and husband Fred, Amy Pierce, Amanda Hill and husband Erik, and Haley Pierce; and great-grandchildren, Tamarah Proctor, Ty Proctor, Jersey Hill, and Laine Hill.

Monday, August 15

Steven Paul Kinley Dies

Steven (Steve) Paul Kinley, 42, died Sunday, August 14, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Fair Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Allan Van Meter officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at the church family life center and at other times at the home. Born on March 21, 1974 in Davidson County, NC to Mark Steven Kinley and Linda Mae Clark Kinley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edd and Ruth Kinley; maternal grandfather, Luther Clark; two uncles, Eddy Kinley, Jr. and Dan Williams; and his aunt, Rosemary Kinley. On July 31, 1999, he married Brooke Hall, who survives of the home; also surviving are his daughter, Anna Elizabeth Kinley of the home; sons, Steven Hunter Kinley and Chase Alan Kinley, both of the home; his parents, Mark and Linda Kinley of Thomasville; In-Laws, Tim and Gesele Hall of Thomasville; sister, Mindy Lynn Kinley Surratt and husband Kyle of Thomasville; maternal grandmother, Delia Clark of Thomasville; nieces, Myleigh Surratt, Kylyn Surratt, and Lexi Bryant; nephews, Cooper Bryant and Cameron Hall; Sister-In-Laws, Holly Bryant and Brittany Sechriest both of Thomasville; several cousins and many aunts and uncles. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Friday, August 12

Harvey Lee Hunt Dies

Harvey Lee Hunt, 73, a resident of Gobel Road, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday August 14, 2016 at House of Hope Church Cemetery with Rev. Alan Greene officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30pm-3:30pm at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home He was born on September 4, 1942 in Davidson County, NC to the late Albert Wilson Hunt and Nancy Jane Morris Hunt. Mr. Hunt worked with K &W Cafeteria in High Point , NC with 33 years of service. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Emma Jane Kinley Hunt; three sisters, Ann Coe, Peggy Evon, and Claudett Story; one brother, Cleveland Hunt; and one grandson, Kevin Wayne Garner. Surviving are one daughter, Susan Hunt Garner of Thomasville; one son, Harvey Milton Hunt and wife Sammie of Thomasville; two brothers, Darrell Hunt and wife Cathy of Thomasville, and Michael Hunt and wife Teresa of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Harvey Milton Hunt Jr. and wife Amy of Thomasville, and Derrick Lee Garner of Thomasville; two great-grandchildren, Wilson Lee Hunt and Devin Lee Garner. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Thursday, August 11

Vickie Sandra Hunt, 65, of Randleman, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Ridge Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2016, at Randolph Memorial Park. Born November 23, 1950, Vickie was the daughter of the late Otis and Virginia Pierce Hunt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Hunt. Vickie is survived by her aunt, Carolyn Hopper; and several cousins. Direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley

Wednesday, July 13

Alson Jay Rush

Alson Jay Rush, age 83 of Lexington Health Care passed away Wednesday morning, July 13, 2016 at Hospice of Randolph in Asheboro. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Hurley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Davidson Funeral Home from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service. Born in Randolph County, February 5, 1933 to Jesse Warren and Sarah Henley Rush. He was a retired construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ethel Causey Rush in 2007; sisters, Effie Winfrey, Nancy Cagle, Jessie Branch and Mary Ann Russell; brothers, Zeb Rush, Jim Rush, Richard Rush, Glenn Rush, George Rush and Ernest Henley. Surviving are his daughters, Penny Camp (Randy) and Pam Beamer (Richard) all of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren, Matthew Camp (Amber) Melanie Camp (Caleb Hawkins); great-grandchildren, Ben, Abby and Zeb; brother, Robert Rush of Asheboro; step-children, Kay, Naomi and Bobby. Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Brenda Marie Welborn Gallimore

Brenda Marie Welborn Gallimore, 71, died Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Philip C. Dice. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Thomasville. Born in Davidson County, March 17, 1945 a daughter of Carl Welborn and Pearlie Copple Welborn.She was first married to Jerry Paul Sentell Sr. who preceded her in death. She was later married to Talton T. Gallimore who survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Paulette Byrd and companion Allen Howard of Thomasville and Laura Gray of Trinity; a son, Jerry Paul Sentell, Jr. of Trinity; four sisters, Ida Rea Hughes of Denton, Betty Elkins of Archdale, Helen Louise Byrd and her husband Bobby of Archdale, and Ruby Carroll of Thomasville; a brother, John Welborn and his wife Janice of Randleman; three grandchildren, Joshua Byrd and companion Jennifer Owens, Raechelle Trieglaff, and Payton Gray; three great-grandchildren, Haven Byrd, Lacie Willaughby, and Makenna Kawelo; special friends, Phil and Dora Dice. She was preceded in death by sisters, Martha Craven, Ruth Underwood, Edna Baugh, and Lorene Hayes and by brothers, Luther Welborn and Odell Welborn. Grandmother is Martha Jane Briles Welborn

Friday, July 8

Brenda Wood McLeod

Brenda Wood McLeod, 71, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2016 at her home. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 7, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 on July 8, 2016 at First Assembly of God, 909 Meadowbrook Road, Asheboro with Pastor Kim Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County. She was born on July 15, 1944 and was the eldest daughter of the late Lewis Edward Wood and Leona Rush Wood. Mrs. McLeod is survived by her husband, Ray Von McLeod, of the home; children, ReneƩ Brower and husband Rickey of Randleman, Todd McLeod and wife Charlene of Trinity, and Chris McLeod and wife Wendy of Denton; grandchildren, Macie, Madison, Tyler and Dawson. Mrs. McLeod is also survived by sisters, Barbara Buchanan and husband Ronny of Greensboro, Janice Kite and husband Rick of Asheboro, and Eddie Ruth Stone and husband Herman of Charlotte; brothers-in-law, Paul McLeod of Robbins, Hubert McLeod and wife Mae of Star and Odell McLeod of Seagrove; sisters-in-law Loretta Garner and husband Joe of Robbins and Ruby Davis and husband Bob of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their thanks to Wilo Deen Powell, Misty Bullard, and Mary Walker for taking such wonderful care of Brenda. Direct line to Aurelia Roella Briles Miller

Friday, June 24

Ellie Chappell Welborn

TRINITY-Ellie Chappell Welborn, 58, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 25th, from 6 until 8 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born on August 2, 1957 in Greensboro, to the late Rufus D. and Johnsie Farlow Chappell. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband of 34 years, Jody Welborn of the home; her sons, Matthew Welborn and Adam Welborn of the home; her brother, Steve Chappell and his wife Diane of Chapel Hill. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Thursday, June 16

Clayton "Tubby" Ray Hulin

Clayton “Tubby” Ray Hulin of Delk Road, Lexington, NC died Wednesday, June 15 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Josh Gentle. Interment will follow at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Delk Road. Mr. Hulin was born on October 8, 1935 in Randolph County to Percy Watson and Josie Indonia Briles Hulin. Preceded in death by his wife Alreta Snider Hulin; a sister, Edna Pennington; 2 brothers, Tommy Hulin and Billy Hulin; and a grandson, Darin Guevara. Survived by a son, Harold Glenn Hulin and wife Debra of Lexington; daughters, Shelia Bess of Lexington and Patricia Gayle Guevara and husband Victor of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Jesse Bud Hulin and wife Martha and Terry Hulin and wife Sue both of Lexington; sisters, Eleanor “Lucy” Noah and husband Buck of Lexington and Hazel Hoover of Denton; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Monday, June 13

Actor Charles Briles Dies, played Eugene Barkley on Big Valley

Charles Briles, actor and United States Veteran, passed away unexpectedly yesterday in Oregon. Charles played Eugene Barkley on the popular show Big Valley. Charles in the son of the late Rudolph Valentino & Emma Grey Briles. Funeral arrangements and memorial services are pending. Please check back for additional information. My grandfather, Rex Briles, is the uncle of Charles. The Briles Information Network and the family of Rex Briles send our condolences to the Charles Briles family. We are praying for you!!!

Wednesday, June 8

Dorothy Lee Briles McDonald

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Dorothy Lee Briles McDonald, 86, of Myrtle Beach, SC, passed December 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 1:00 PM until 1:50 PM at the church. Preceded in death by her husband Weyman Texas McDonald in 1960; both parents William Lee and Pauline Griffin Briles. Dorothy is survived by her 3 daughters, Paula Miles (David Miles), Janice McDonald, and Anna Boyce, and one stepson, Weyman McDonald, Jr. (Patricia). She had six grandchildren, Ryan Miles, Paul Miles (Britteny), Morgan Batts (Henry), David McDonald (Buffy), Heather Grubb (Jeff) and Weyman McDonald III (Lauren), as well as 8 great-grandchildren.

Donna Marie Briles Duke

Donna Marie Duke, 71, Corydon, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at her home. Visitation: Wednesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon and Thursday, May 5, after 10 a.m. at Calvary Wesleyan Holiness Church. Funeral: Thursday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery west of Corydon. Officiants: The Revs. Lewis Smith and David Dicken. Born June 23, 1944, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Belva McCullum Briles. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylord Delbert Duke; a son, Dennis Duke; a grandson, Sam Hughes; and two brothers, Jesse and Harry Briles.Survivors include four sons, Vincent Duke (Nanetta) of English, David and Delbert Junior Duke, both of Corydon, and Daniel Duke (Sherry) of Pekin; two daughters, Teresa Hughes and Donnetta Oates (Shane), both of Corydon; a sister, Hazel Smith (Lewis) of Texarkana, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, June 7

Jay Robert Briles Dies

Jay Robert Briles, 62, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Visitation will be 12 PM to 2 PM Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday in the chapel at the funeral home with cremation to follow according to Jay’s wishes. Born on October 8, 1953 in New Albany to Jack Briles, Sr. and the late Betty (Lear) Briles. Jay was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Briles Cardona. Along with his father, Jay is survived by his wife, Sherilynn (Springer) Briles; children, Katherine Cardona (Adam), Beth Briles Hampton, Jacquline Schulz (TJ); step-children, Adrian Ramos (Nicole), Anthony Ramos (Danielle), Natalie Hernandez (Luis), Lorrin Ramos, Mariah Ramos; siblings, Jack Briles, Jr. (Alma), Virginia Goodhue, John Briles, Sr. (Dawn); 14 grandchildren with one on the way; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Friday, May 27

Coach Art Briles Fired at Baylor, Ken Starr Demoted

Baylor University has fired Coach Art Briles amid several sexual assault investigations involving his football players. Baylor also demoted school President Ken Starr from the Clinton impeachment days. Briles was fired Thursday after a report by Pepper Hamilton, a law firm hired by Baylor last fall, found the school "failed to take appropriate action to respond to reports of sexual assault and dating violence reportedly committed by football players. The choices made by football staff and athletics leadership, in some instances, posed a risk to campus safety and the integrity of the University." Briles coached the Bears to 50-15 during the past five seasons under Briles, 65-37 over all, winning a pair of Big 12 Conference championships. It appears Briles' son, Kendall Briles will remain with the team as offensive coordinator. Coach Briles is the son of the late Dennis Ray & Wanda Nelle McCain Briles.

Friday, May 20

Mark Edward Briles Dies

Mark Edward Briles Age 49, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2016, in Sacramento where he was born on July 3, 1966. Memorial services: Fri., May 20, 10:30 AM at George L Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. Reception to follow at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sacramento . He is survived by his beloved sons Milan and Zachary, parents Edward and Nancy Briles, brother Jeff Milan Briles and nephew Alexander. 


Death notice published on May 14, 2016 from the Sacramento Bee.

Jacqueline Claire Briles

Jacqueline Claire Briles (Jackie), 95, of Redondo Beach, California, passed away on March 30, 2016, from complications following surgery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm April 13, 2016 at Green Hills Mortuary. The funeral service will be held at 12:00pm April 15, 2016 at Riviera United Methodist Church. Rev. Mark F. Sturgess of Riviera Methodist Church will be officiating. Private graveside service will follow the funeral at Green Hills Memorial Park at 2:00 pm. Jackie was born in Los Angeles California on December 19, 1920 to the late Mildred and Jesse Sturgeon. Preceded in death by her husband Paul Briles (Married on May 18, 1946), sister Harriet. Jackie is survived by her 3 sons, Richard, Robert and Gregory, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nephew Jim Lindsey, niece Genie Le Clerk and other family and Helen Aquino a close friend for 70 years.

Thursday, April 28

Virgil Strickland "Strick" Briles III Dies

Virgil Strickland "Strick" Briles III, 56 years of age, of Polkton, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, in FL. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church. The memorial service will be at 4:00 pm in the church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Billy Hill. "Strick" was born June 16, 1959 in Mecklenburg, NC to the late Virgil Strickland Briles Jr. and the late Shirley Doris Arrington Briles. 
Survivors include his daughter, Heather (Michael) Barbee of Locust; two sons, Brandon Briles of Polkton and B. J. Briles of Coon Rapids, MN; former wife, Kim Briles of Stanfield; fiancee, Pamela Petitte of Brandon, FL; and one grandchild, Kallie Barbee.

Leona Rush Wood Dies

Leona Rush Wood, 96, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2016 at her home. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel in Asheboro with Reverend Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Native of Randolph County and was a daughter of the late Jefferson H. Rush and Nannie Miller Rush. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Lewis Edward Wood; sisters Doris Parrish, Aileen Burgess, Wilma Kindley, and Frances Wall; and brothers Clarence Rush, Reverend Dr. Dallas Rush, Odell Rush, and Lester Rush. Survived by her four daughters, Brenda McLeod and husband Ray Von of Denton, Barbara Buchanan and husband Ronny of Greensboro, Janice Kite and husband Rick of Asheboro, and Eddie Ruth Stone and husband Herman of Charlotte. She had six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wood is also survived by a sister, Lalah Bowman and husband Allen of Sophia; sisters-in-law Loberta Rush of Liberty and Wilma Rush of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews, including Debbie Thompson who was an exceptional caregiver for Mrs. Wood.


Grandmother is Aurelia Roella Briles Miller

Rickie Lee Rush

Rickie Lee Rush, 66, of Carthage, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. A memorial service will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the home of Ron and Vickie Antrium. Born in Randolph County, NC on August 19, 1949. Preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Ritter Rush; father, John Rush; brother, Johnny Rush, and sister, Deborah Luther. Surviving are his son, Mickey Rush and wife, Cheryl, of Robbins; mother, Levena Farr Norris, of Asheboro; sisters, Vickie Antrium and husband, Ron, of Asheboro, Janie Kellam, of Southport; brother, Ruben Rush and wife, Barbara, of Level Cross; grandsons, Ethan Rush and Nick Rush, both of Robbins.



Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Thursday, April 14

Matthew Ryan Briles

Matthew Ryan Briles, 29, passed away April 10, 2016. A visitation will be held Friday, April 15th from 2-4PM with a memorial service at 4PM at Rainbow Mennonite Church. Born October 15, 1986 to Noah and Fonda (Crittenden) Briles. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Briles and Bobbie C. Crittenden; and uncles, Bobby, Theodore, and Lance Crittenden. Surviving are his parents, Noah and Fonda Briles of KCK; brother, Jonathon Briles of KCMO; grandmothers, Josephine Briles of Visalia, CA and Florence Moots of Minden, NE; aunts and uncles, Laurie & Vaughn Cook of Minden, NE, John Briles of Emporia, KS, JoAnn Briles-Klein of Wichita, KS and Lois (Mike Peters) Briles of KCMO, Joe and Debbie Hoag of Yates Center, KS, Sandy Donner of Plainview, NE, as well as a number of other great aunts and cousins.

Thomas L. Briles Dies

Thomas L. Briles passed March 27, 2016 after a long illness.  Family and friends may gather Thursday, March 31, from 4 pm until the time of memorial service at 6 pm at O. R. Woodyard South Chapel 1346 S. High St. Inurnment at a later date Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Born in Berlin, Germany on Aug 16, 1962 and grew up in CTSurvived by his parents, Charles Lee and Barbara Briles; son, Charles (Jordan) Briles; brother, Mark (Kelly) Briles; longtime companion, Rose Stapleton; stepchildren, Bonnie, Vicky, and Matthew Stapleton; nephews, Robert Briles, Jonathan and Christopher Doski; many other relatives and friends. 

Friday, March 11

Jewell Boyd Briles

Jewell Boyd Briles, of Auburn, Alabama, passed away on March 7, 2016 after a sudden illness. A memorial service will be held at Village Christian Church Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00. Mrs. Briles was born in Tryon, NC on March 2, 1925 and is the oldest child of Claud Clifton Boyd and Corinne Feagan Boyd. Her husband Connally O. Briles of Fort Worth, TX preceded Mrs. Briles in death in 2010 (m. June 1, 1945). Her two sons, Scott C. Briles of Gwinnett County, GA and Timothy H. Briles of Fauquier County, VA, survive her as do her four grandchildren Morgan W. Briles, Mason W. Briles, Jack H. Briles, and Austin C. Briles. 

Sunday, March 6

Ruth "Rusty" Russell Briles Dies

Jamestown- Ruth “Rusty” Tucker Russell Briles passed away Wednesday March 2, 2016 at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point. Graveside Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday March 4, 2016 at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. Born September 28, 1926 to the late Howard Martin and Ina Tucker Russell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister Barbara Russell. Survivors include Henry "Lee" Briles of the home; daughter Bobbi Briles Watkins and Tim of Jamestown; brother Marty Russell and Nancy of High Point; nieces Ivey Jane Kiestler and Terry of High Point and Kimberly Hobson and Barry of Kernersville; nephew Franklin Russell and Desirae of Greensboro and their families; “grandchildren” of the heart Wendy Hinshaw Hefner and Kenny of Taylorsville and Hunter Hinshaw and Kristina of Garner and their families, and many extended family and friends. Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Home in Kernersville is handling the arrangements. 


Sunday, February 21

Glenn Eugene (Penn) Kindley

Glenn Eugene "Penn" Kindley, 85, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Brian Center Nursing Care of Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 PM at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville by the Rev. Ken Pauley. Burial will be in Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the JC Green and Sons funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 PM and other times at the residence.  Born in Thomasville, February 5, 1931 a son of Jacob Kindley and Bertha Hunt Kindley and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mageline Sherfield and Pauline Hughes, and by brothers, Charlie Kindley, Carl Kindley, Rob Kindley, Odell Kindley, and Bill Kindley. Surviving is his longtime companion, Mary Belle Varner of the home; Mary Belle’s children, Donna Kennedy and husband Gene of Denton, Mary Woody of Trinity, Sheila Smith and husband Carl of Thomasville, and Angela Trull and husband Wayne of Trinity; two sons, Gary Kindley and Harold Kindley; two sisters, Fannie Bullins and Judy Grubb and husband Michael, both of Thomasville; two brothers, Garland Kindley of Pleasant Garden and Paul Kindley of Thomasville. 


Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Worthie Elwood Briles Dies

Worthie Elwood Briles, 98, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the DeKalb County Hospice at the Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb. A memorial service will be scheduled for early June 2016.Born January 31, 1918, in Italy, Ellis County, Texas, Elwood was the son of Worthie Harwood Briles and Leona Hays (Connally) Briles. He married the late Clara Ruth Wilson on June 6, 1941, in Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Connally Oran Briles, Bonnie Bell (Briles) Stokes, Van Gordon Briles, and Jack David Briles. He is survived by his sister, Leona Jean (Briles) Cookston of Somerville, Tennessee; his children, Susan Marie Kniebes (Duane Kniebes) of Boulder, Colorado, David Elwood Briles (Marilyn Crain) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Sara Briles (Richard Briles Moriarty) of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dustin Lincoln Briles Moriarty (Dana Churness) of Herbster, Wisconsin, Rachel Florence Briles (Duy Ho ng) of Austin, Texas, and Travis Crain Briles of Boulder, Colorado; step-grandchildren, Linda (Kniebes) Ismiel (Tim) of Oswego, Illinois, Carrie (Kniebes) Swift (Steve) of Lisle, Illinois, and Van Kniebes of Boulder, Colorado; great-grandchildren, Wylder Lee and Olin Elwood Moriarty of Herbster, Wisconsin, and Kh i and Shiloh Ho ng of Austin, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Allene Pierce Little Yow

Allene Pierce Little Yow, 89, of Asheboro, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Randolph Health and Rehabilitation Center in Asheboro. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Beane officiating. Burial will follow at High Pine Wesleyan Church Cemetery. A native of Randolph County, born November 14, 1926 to the late Frank and Nancy Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William "Bill" Little; daughter, Barbara Jean Little; son, Tony Douglas Little; and second husband, Cecil Yow. Survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Graves and husband, Johnny of Asheboro; sons, Roger Little and wife, Glenda of Seagrove, Jerry Little of Seagrove; sisters, Frances P. Tesh of Asheboro, Ina Mae Hill of Thomasville; grandchildren, Doug Brown (Amanda), Chad Brown (Kim), Karla Rush (Brandunn), Scot Little (Tracy), Chrissy Neelon (Chris), Suzanne Bryant (Jonathon); great-grandchildren, Amber Brown, Fallon Brown, Tanner Brown, Nick Brown, Scottlyn Rush, Kardunn Rush, Scout Rush, Emma Little, Cora Little, William Smith, Skyla Neelon, Brayson Neelon, Colton Bryant, and Ellie Bryant. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Wednesday, February 17

Lola Henson Elberson

Lola Henson Elberson, 71, of 953 NC Hwy 22 North, Ramseur, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. Funeral Services, 2 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, Ramseur; Officiating, Rev. Ralph Voncannon. Burial, Richland Baptist Church, Asheboro. Native of Randolph County; preceded in death by her parents, James Voy and Daisy Hoover Henson, her brothers, James Henson, Jr., Lowell Henson, and Seldon Henson. Survivors: husband, Larry Elberson, of the home, daughters, Sherry Presnell, and husband, Robert, of Randleman, Regina Herlocker, and husband, Craig, of Albemarle, Vickie Callicutt, and husband, Perry, of Staley, sisters, Jane Dunn, of Carthage, Lois Ritter, and husband, James, of Ramseur, Cleo Henson, of Asheboro, grandchildren, Nathan Hilton, Colby Hilton, K.C. Herlocker, Marina Herlocker, Seldon Herlocker, Abbie Callicutt, Chance Callicutt. DIRECT line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Thursday, February 11

Elsie Ruth Gregson Wall Dies

Elsie Ruth Gregson Wall passed away February 8, 2016. A memorial service celebrating Ruth's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC 27317. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Born in Guilford County on November 2, 1923 to the late Hubert Clayton and Hazel Ruth Barker Gregson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Van Wall; two sisters, Betty Jo Gregson and Sarah Gregson Fields; and five brothers, H. Clyde Gregson, George C. Gregson, Boyd A. Gregson, Charles L. Gregson and James W. Gregson. She is survived by three sons, Van G. Wall, Ronald L. Wall and Gary G. Wall; four grandchildren, Lisa W. Biddle, Van G. Wall, Jr., Brian J. Wall and Emily C. Wall; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Ola Mae G. Brown, Marie G. Shoe and Helen L. Gregson; one brother, Clayton O. Gregson; two sisters-in-law, Annie Lou Gregson and Elvin H. Gregson; and one brother-in-law, Charles Fields. Great grandmother is Hollen Briles Gregson

Monday, February 8

Max Hilman Nance Sr

TRINITY-Max Hilman Nance, Sr., 85, passed Sunday, February 7th, 2016. A service to celebrate Max’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at First Wesleyan Church, with Pastor Chris Thore, Reverend Dr. David Keith and Reverend David Emery officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park cemetery. His family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 12, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Born in High Point on April 12th, 1930, to the late Norman and Hattie Jackson Nance. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his first wife, Love Hall Nance; his brothers, Shirley Nance and Reitzel Nance; his sisters, Veva Lewallen and Jewel Ridgeway. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lorene Corns Nance; his children, Max Nance, Jr., (Carolyn), Joy Haithcock (Randy), Norman Kirk Nance (Susan) and Chuck Nance (Melissa); sisters in- law, Peggy Nance and June Rickert. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Direct line Mary Briles Pearce and Mary Briles Rush

Monday, February 1

Wanda "Faye" Hill Robbins Dies

Wanda "Faye" Hill Robbins, 77, of Trinity, died Friday, January 29, 2016 at High Point Regional Hospital. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting Cemetery officiated by Pastor Dave Mercadante and Pastor Brian Donley. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6 until 8 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Born March 17, 1938, in Randolph County, Faye was the daughter of the late Victor Emory and Clara Crotts Hill. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Dona Hill, and her husband of 49 years, Harrell Davis Robbins. Survivors include her sister, Betty Taylor, of High Point; two brothers, Don Hill and Tommy Hill and wife, Linda, all of Trinity; and several nieces and nephews and their spouses. Grandmother is Bertha Roanna Briles Hill.

Friday, January 8

Diane Apple Cook Dies

Diane Apple Cook age 56, of Denton passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at her residence. Family will receive friends on Sunday at the church from 1:00 to 2:45 pm prior to the service. Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 10 at First United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Tammy Talbert and Rev. Sandy Young. Interment will follow at Tom’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Born August 15, 1959 in Randolph County to Paul Edgar Apple and Colleen Snider Apple. In addition to her parents Diane was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Thomas Apple. Surviving are sons, Chris and Danny Cook of Denton, sister, Paula Apple of Denton, brother, Neil Apple of Seagrove.

Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover.

Briggs Funeral Home in Denton is serving the Cook Family.