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.