Monday, November 6

Changes...

Effective immediately, the Briles Information Network will no longer post to the BIN Blogger or Facebook. We will house all information on our own pages and continue to use Twitter. Since the BLOG has been in place since 2006 and contains important information regarding the Briles surname, we will continue to leave the information available to view until we have a chance to back it up and move it to our own site.

Wednesday, November 1

Peggy Smith Briles Dies

Peggy Smith Briles, 84, of Archdale, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2017, at Charity Baptist Church with Rev. Elton Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 1:45 PM prior to the service at the church.Born June 7, 1933, in Davidson County, she was a daughter of the late Frank Smith and the late Irene Strader Smith. Survived by her husband, Charles William Briles, Jr. of the home; sons, Rev. Mickey Briles and wife Deana of Archdale, and Dr. Charles Briles, III and wife Aleta of AZ; brothers, Richard Smith and wife Peggy of Denton, Archie Smith of Denton, and Roger Smith and wife Doris of Asheboro; sister, Dolores Briles and husband Dwain of Asheboro; grandchildren, Colton Briles, and Caroline Briles.

Friday, October 27

Jennings Bulla Jr.

ASHEBORO – Jennings Bryan Bulla Jr., 82, passed away at his home in Asheboro on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017. A visitation for Jennings will be held on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Heritage Baptist Church of Randleman on Worthville Road. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 2pm at Heritage Baptist Church of Randleman, Pastor Harold McMillan and Pastor Kenny Heath officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Faith Temple Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklinville, NC. Born on April 27th, 1935 to the late Jennings and Ollie Millikan Bulla in Asheboro, North Carolina. Jennings is survived by his wife of 35 years Alma Smith Bulla; 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Friday, October 20

Joseph Douglas Bulla Dies

Joseph Douglas “Doug” Bulla, age 56, of the Rollingwood Group Home in Greensboro passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Funeral services will follow on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Asheboro on March 17, 1961 to J.D. and Lois Ellen Boroughs Bulla. Survived by his brother, Steve Bulla of Asheboro; sisters, Judy Garner and husband Jimmy of Asheboro and Barbara Heavner and husband David of Morganton; nieces, Kasey Beal and husband Mickey, Kelly Garner, and Whitney Heavner; nephew, Patrick Heavner; great nieces, Ainsley and Ava Hancock.

Direct line to Mary Briles Rush

Monday, October 2

Briles Radio Network APP Ready!

The Briles Radio Network APP is ready to download from the Apple APP Store and Google Play Store! Just put in "Briles Radio" in the search bar depending on your phones operating system! The Briles Information Radio Network plays old time radio shows, Flickers From the Cave, Lucky's Losers, and other programming. The APP is very small, which you can take with you on your cell phone. Both iOS and Android are supported!

Jennifer Welborn, 21, Dies in Car Wreck

Miss Jennifer Anne Welborn, 21, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Lexington Church of Christ with Minister Brock Shanks officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Welborn will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.Born on June 11, 1996 in Guilford County, NC to Scotty Ray Welborn and Karen Anne Hudson Welborn. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bobby and Brenda Welborn; and her maternal grandfather, Henry Hudson. Surviving in addition to her parents, Scotty and Karen Welborn of the home; are her brothers, Josh Welborn and her twin, Jacob Welborn of the home; maternal grandmother, Kathryn Hudson of Walkertown; and Jennifer’s boyfriend, Michael Ramos of Asheboro.


Jennifer's great great grandmother is Martha Jane Briles Welborn

Friday, September 29

Jack Snider

Mr. Jack L Snider, 78, of Sexton Road, Denton, NC passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at the W G Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Saturday, Sept. 30 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Reeves, Dr. Ron Chaney, and Rev. Gerald Ward presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Born September 18, 1939 in Randolph County to Walter Thomas Snider and Mary Trotter Snider. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dalton and John Snider and sisters, Dorothy White, Gladys Routh, Ruth Bradshaw, Colleen Apple, and Rachel Adams. Surviving is wife, Joyce Williams Snider of the home; daughters, Renee Nelson of Myrtle Beach, SC, LeAnn Richburg and husband Gary of Kemp, TX, and Brenda Allred and husband Wayne of Randleman; brothers, Eugene and Dewey Snider of Denton, and Clyatt Snider of Lexington; sister, Nancy Snider of Waynesboro, VA; 5 grandchildren, Landace Gillitzer and husband Jesse, Adam Richburg and wife Lauren, Chelsie Hulin, Jackson and Josie Allred; 5 great-grandchildren, Logan Mullins, Brandon Weaver, Emma Gillitzer, Moddee Hulin, and Katelyn Gillitzer.


  Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Tuesday, September 19

Mary Kester Briles has Died

The Briles Information Network has learned of the passing of Mary Kester Briles who passed September 16, 2017 in Arizona. Mrs. Briles is the wife of the late Ernest Michael Briles Jr. Death notice has not been released.

Monday, September 4

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, Passes

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kannapolis following several years of declining health. A Celebration of Ellen's life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Gary Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Born in Randolph County, October 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen, preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hepler, four sisters, Betty Hepler, Louetta Rothrock, Mae Grubb and Elsie Skeen, and three brothers, Paul, Olin and Elmer Skeen. Surviving are a son, Wayne Hepler; three grandchildren, Angela Jarrett and husband Joel, Ken Hepler and wife Rene and Melissa Brady and husband Cameron; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Hepler and wife Jennifer, Justin Hepler, Bradley Jarrett, Brooke Jarrett and Ryan Brady, Lexie Brown, Austin Brown and Eric Foster; a great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Hepler.


  Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, August 27

Bobby Forkner Dies

Bobby Forkner, 85, of Asheboro died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Bethel Friends Meeting with Rev. Pat Thames and Rev. Ben Hurley. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors presented by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Born January 19, 1932 in Randolph County, Mr. Forkner was the son of the late Hobert and Myrtle G. Forkner. US Veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Forkner, Elsie Klein, Jeanette Hinshaw; and brother, Sam Forkner. Survivors include his wife, Mary Carol Briles Forkner of the home; son, Craig Shannon Forkner and wife, Akane of Japan; grandchildren, Takeru Forkner, Ellie Forkner, Robert Forkner; and "special son", Hunter Curtis and wife, Emma.

Wednesday, August 23

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr. of Lexington passed away August 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Dickie, as he was known to those who loved him was born January 6, 1946 to Paul and Arlene Martin Medlin, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mabe Medlin, son, Paul D. Medlin (Teresa), daughter, Tosha Medlin Briles, stepchildren, Chris Hill, Debbie (Tommy) Gordon, Mark (Janet) McDowell. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dickie is also survived by a brother, Mark Martin and sister, Saundra (Michael) Riggs. Dickie loved working with his hands and was very skillful in woodworking. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. A Celebration of Life will be announced at future date. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the Medlin family.

Lilyann Grace Briles

Lilyann Grace Briles, daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Briles, was born and died on August 14, 2017. A visitation in her honor will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Monday, August 21

Larry W. Davis Dies

GREENVILLE-Larry W. Davis, 67, of Greenville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. No services. Born Jan. 10, 1950, in Greenville, the oldest son of the late Paul Edward Davis and Margaret Briles Davis. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Davis; and a nephew, Trent Christie. He was of Baptist faith. Left to cherish his memory are his best friend and wife, Paula Davis; his mother, Margaret Davis; his daughter, Jennifer (Ross) Jones; grandsons Justin Jones and Jack Jones; brother Eddie (Debbie) Davis; sisters Dianne (Mark) Christie and Krista (Orval McLaughlin; father-in-law Sam (Lana) Loy; mother-in-law Rena Loy; nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunt Jo Davis and Aunt Jane Davis and their families as well as many special friends.

Friday, August 18

New Content Added to the BIRN



The Briles Information Radio Network has added new content to it's growing library. Four new episodes of "Flickers from the Cave" has been uploaded. This series is created by Mike Richardson and Marty Hollingsworth; both talk about horror flicks from the past.

Several shows from"Afloat with Henry Morgan" was added. The show was radio broadcast that aired, as many would say, in 1933. Each episode was 12 minutes long, and was dedicated for the young listeners in particular. The producer and star of the show was George Edwards, the same person who produced the popular series Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to name a few.

Eight episodes from the "Murder by Experts" has been added as well. This show aired in from 1949-1951 which feature crime stories by leading murder experts such as William Irish, Alfred Hitchcock and Craig Rice.

The BIRN is currently producing the first show for "B-Side Radio Underground" and the opening theme for the new "Shock Theater!" Stay Tuned! 


Wednesday, August 16

Adam Smith

Adam Lee Smith, 32, of Lexington, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro, with Evangelist Dolan Skeen and Rev. Jimmy Wansley officiating. Burial will follow at Eleazer Church Cemetery. Born on June 16, 1985 in Davidson County, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Smith. Surviving are his sons, Eli Smith, Arlis Smith; mother, Debra Skeen of Denton; father and stepmother, David Smith, Jr. and Mary Smith, of Star; sister, Amanda Hastings of Thomasville; brother, Daniel Smith of Star; grandparents, Donna Skeen of Thomasville, Moses and Linda Luther of Asheboro; uncle, Chuck Skeen; aunts, Linda Lynn Callicutt, Elaine Smith; nieces, Madison Smith, Averey Smith and Kylean Hastings.



  Direct line to Catherine Briles Skeen

Veronica Marcella "Marcie" Johnson Dies

Lexington – Veronica Marcella (Marcie) Johnson passed August 13, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting located at 3673 Hoover Hill Rd., Trinity, NC officiated by Pastor Dave Mercadante. Burial will follow the service in the cemetery. There will be a receiving of friends starting at 12:30 at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting. Born on May 11, 1964 in High Point, NC, she was dearly loved by her parents, John R. and the late Jewell Pierce Johnson of Trinity. Her older brother, Michael Pierce, also preceded her in death. Marcie is survived by her loving companion of 30 years, Bruce Hayes, of Lexington, NC. DIRECT line to Elizabeth Briles Robbins.

Friday, August 11

Linda D. Briles Shively Dies

Linda D. (Briles) Shively, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Josh Keesling will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Born on March 15, 1949 in Marion County as the daughter of Dale Miller and Joan (Kidd) Briles. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie (James) McGuire of Fishers, IN, and Rhonda (Darin) Earl of Poplar Grove, IL; siblings, Cynthia, Rollie, Karen, Michael, Annie, John Chuck; grandchildren Mary, Mac, and Kevin McGuire, and Ryan and Ashley Earl; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Joan Briles; and brother, Benny Briles.

Friday, August 4

Shirley Hulin Jester

Shirley Ruth Hulin Jester, 78, of Trinity passed away August 2, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital. A Memorial service will be held Saturday August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Jim Honeycutt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Born July 17, 1939 to the late Jim Hulin and Nellie Loflin Hulin in Randolph County. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Albert Carless Jester on August 22, 2003, after 46 years of marriage and one daughter Phyllis Walker that passed away October 29, 2005; two brothers James Hulin and Bobby Hulin. Surviving is two sons, Curtis Jester and wife Susan of Thomasville, Travis Jester and wife Lisa of Trinity; two sisters, Dorothy Floyd of Thomasville, Patsy Shaw and husband Larry of Randleman; grandchildren Zachary Jester and wife Caroline, Chase Walker and fiancé Hailey McNeil, Zane Jester and wife Megan, Kendall Jester, and Jacob Sweeney; four great-grandchildren, Lakyn, Camden, Ramsey and Lainey. Mrs. Jester's grandmother is Mamie Briles Loflin

Norman Ray Nance Dies

Norman Ray Nance passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the age of 82. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Graveside services, including military honors, will be held Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph County or Central United Methodist Church of Asheboro. A native of Randolph County, the son of Troy Norman Nance and Lena Eugene Powell Nance. US Veteran. Norman was preceded in death by his wife Audrey Thomas Nance. He is survived by his son Chad Nance (April), and grandsons Mitchell and Will of Asheville, sister Betty Bailey of Asheboro, brother Phil Nance (Rachel) of Asheboro, special friend and companion Delette Self of Asheboro and her son Brad Self (Belinda) and granddaughters Hannah and Hollie of High Point, and several nieces and nephews. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, July 30

QR Code too be Installed at GMP

The Briles Information Network will be installing QR Codes to cemetery markers. When you go to a cemetery and you see a qr code, scan it to learn about the loved one. The first cemetery up is Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC. This cemetery has Ernest Michael Briles Sr, his wife Cora Cain Briles and two son, Rex and Clarence Ralph Briles. The QR code will be placed on the main marker, which can be scanned by any scanner. Once you scan the code, it will direct you to the Guilford Memorial Cemetery interactive site. There are several in the APP store that are free! Try it now by scan the QR code in the picture. If you don't have a qr code reader/scanner, you can visit the interactive site by clicking on the link below. http://briles.net/GMP

Golda Briles Jenkins Dies

Golda Juanita Briles Jenkins, of Wellington, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at her home in Wellington, at the age of 82. Funeral services for Golda will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Belle Plaine, Kan. A private interment will be held at the Kechi Township Cemetery, Kechi, Kan. Born the daughter of Milo F. and Etta Elizabeth (Angle) Briles on Saturday, Dec. 29, 1934 in Amorita, Okla. Survivors include her nephew, Kevin Phillips and his girlfriend Melody Goodman. She is also survived by many other nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Dean and Garold Briles, sisters: Imogene Ramey and Lois Phillips and nephew, Kelly Phillips.

Lala Briles Pitts Passes

Lala Briles Pitts, 83, went home to be with the Lord July 23, 2017. Funeral Services was held 1:00PM Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Colfax, where she was a longtime member, with Pastor Chuck Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, Lala was the daughter of the late Eunice Pierce and Henry Allen Briles. She was married to the late Harvey Pitts, and also was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Dixon and Edith Hoover, and brother Luther Briles. Survivors include her children Marvin Pitts and Debra of Belews Creek, Allen Pitts and Darlene of Greensboro, and Elaine Lowe and Mark of High Point; grandchildren Heather Wolf and Travis, Jay Pitts and Holly, Todd Hargett and Tammy, and Ryan Lowe; great-grandchildren Parker Pitts, Matthan Wolf, and Jordan Hargett; sister-in-law Joann Briles; and a host of extended family and friends. Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service.

Saturday, July 22

75th Anniversary of Rex Briles' Passing

The Briles Information Network is dedicated to the memory of Rex Briles, my grandfather. Since 1996, we have promoted genealogy research and preserving family history. We continue with visiting the grave site of Rex Briles who passed 75 years ago this date. Rex is buried with his parents, Ernest Michael and Cora Cain Briles and his brother Clarence Ralph Briles at Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC. Rex passed away July 22, 1942 of an acute appendicitis. We celebrated his short life by placing a flowers at the main headstone along with memory lights. God bless Rex Briles who is "At Rest" and will never be forgotten!

Sunday, June 25

Nellie Louise Copple Smith

ARCHDALE - Nellie Louise Copple Smith, 88, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center. Funeral service celebrating Nellie’s life will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 23, 2017, at English Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jim Summey officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Burial will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Born July 16, 1928, in Asheboro and was the daughter of the late Earle R. and Clara Pierce Copple.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Smith; a son, Harold Lee Smith; a great-granddaughter, Jessica Marie Hall; a sister, Earlene Buffington; and a brother, Joe Copple. She is survived by a son, Danny Smith and his wife, Judy, of Greensboro; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Irene Smith of Conway, SC; a sister, Margie Wolfe and her husband, Richard, of Trinity; a brother, Rev. Ron Copple and his wife, Kathy, of Denton; five grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Direct line to Catherine Briles Skeen

Tuesday, June 13

Lanny David Shelley

Lanny David Shelley, 52, of Lexington passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his daughter’s residence. US Veteran. A funeral service will be held Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Heath Church in Lexington with Rev. Dan Downing and Rev. Derald Hunt officiating. Internment will follow at Faith Community Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville. Born June 10, 1964 to Boyd Lefon Shelley and Helen Kinley Shelley in Randolph County. Preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents Joseph and Iva Kinley; and Paternal grandparents Edgar and Julia Shelley; two uncles Harold Kinley and Don Kinley. Surviving are his wife Esther Montel Shelley of Lexington; two daughters Kara Lynn Gordon and husband Alan of Poland, OH, LaNae Joanna Okken and husband Chris of Thomasville; one son Lanny (David) Shelley II of Winston-Salem, NC; his mother Helen Kinley Shelley of Thomasville; one brother Jason Shelley and wife Pele of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren Callie, Jeffrey, Gavan, Morgan, Landon, Brooklynn, and Keagan. Mr. Shelley is the great grandson of Elsie Briles Summey

Friday, May 19

Hazel Carrick Caldwell Dies, GGrandmother is Charity Briles

Hazel Ruth Carrick Caldwell, age 85, of Randleman died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro. The family will receive friends Monday, May 22, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 100 North Main Street, Randleman with Rev. Chris Heppding and Rev. Kenneth Reaves officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Born October 10, 1931 the daughter of Milas and Flora Pierce Carrick. Native of Davidson County, in addition to her parents, Hazel is preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Weaver and Leroy Caldwell. She is survived by her daughter: Carolyn Parrish and husband Mike of Randleman; sister: Frances Anderson of Randleman; brother: Bryce Carrick and wife Thelma of Asheboro; grandchildren, Tammy Lamb and husband Kyle, Mike Parrrish, Jr, and Dennis Caldwell and wife Lynda all of Randleman; 5 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Great grandmother is Charity Briles Pierce

Thursday, May 18

Maxine Hill Coltrane

Maxine Hill Coltrane, 90, of Asheboro, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Randolph Health in Asheboro. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Ridge Funeral Home. Born March 3, 1927 in Randolph County, Mrs. Coltrane was the daughter of the late Walter and Martha Hill. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coltrane was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Hill Crotts; and brothers, Gilbert and Leonard Hill. Survivors include her daughters, Ellen Coltrane of Asheboro, and Victoria Patterson (Terry) of Franklinville; son, Thomas Coltrane (Jennifer) of Raleigh; sister, Elizabeth Enyart (John) of Port St. Lucie, FL; brothers, Jay D. Hill (Tiney) of Springfield, VA, Loyd Hill (Bernice) of Lexington, Homer Hill of Hillsville;, grandchildren, Tiffany Medford (Aaron) of Smithfield, Christina Saylor (Chris) of Asheboro, Rhiannon Coltrane of Greensboro, Sarah Coltrane of Raleigh; and great-grandsons, Jeremiah, Nathaniel and Liam Medford. Direct line to Nancy Briles Kindley

Wednesday, May 17

Amber Nicole Durst Varian Dies

Amber Nicole Varian, 31, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 12, 2017. Funeral services will be held at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 1 PM, with Pastor Greg Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens also in Point Pleasant. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 11-1 PM prior to the service on Monday.She was born on January 16, 1986, in Point Pleasant, WV, to Dale and Corrina Durst. Amber is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Naomi Pearl Briles and Dennis Thomas Briles.Amber is survived by her loving husband, Tom Varian; her parents, Dale and Corrina Briles Durst; her sister, Diana (Bryan) Varney; nephew, Zachary Fields; nieces, Madison and Mikayla Varney; mother and father-in-law, Barb and Bug Varian; and paternal granparents, Ralph and Nellie Durst.

Kenneth John Briles

Kenneth John Briles, age 70 of Wild Rose, died unexpectedly on Saturday May 13, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army with the 84th Division and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. Kenneth is survived by his daughter: Keri (Tim) Dabroski, Waukesha; grandchildren: Jeanette and Eddie; other relatives and friends. Private family services will be held at Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, King. NOTE: We do not have a lineage for Mr. Briles We believe he is the son of Kenneth Ellsworth Briles

Roy Lee Pierce Dies

Roy Lee Pierce, age 74, of Trinity passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pierce's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Ross Wood Rd., Trinity with Elder Dale Brown, Elder Jack Dawson, and Elder Paul Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born in Randolph County on August 3, 1942 to James Lewis and Tura Grubb Pierce. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his siblings, Howard Pierce, Lewis Junior Pierce, and Ruth Elaine Howard. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Kindley Pierce; daughter, Nanette P. Todd and husband Ray of Longs, SC; step sons, Dale Russell and wife Cheryl of Richland Square, NC and Steve Russell and wife Debbie of Trinity, NC; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Wednesday, May 3

Bernell Sue Briles Richards

Bernell Sue Briles Richards, 78, of Hardesty, Oklahoma passed away April 22, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 27, at the Adams Mennonite Brethren Church with Herb Bridgewater officiating. Interment will be at the Union Center Cemetery directed by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker.Born on August 26, 1938 in the Dombey area, the daughter daughter of the late Clyde and Lauva Hasty Briles. Preceding her in death are her parents and sister, Clydena. Survivors include her husband, Rodney of the home (m. February 16, 1957); two sons, Leon and Beverly Richards of Adams, OK; Clellie and Ginger Richards of Enid, OK; and one daughter, Becky and Terry Gilbert of Hardesty, OK.; ten grandchildren, Amanda and Brian Jarvis of Fairfax, VA; Lorena and Cody Ballard of Oklahoma City, OK; Emily and Katie Richards of Adams, OK; Caleb and Dana Richards of Serepta, LA; Kala and Tyler Wondrasek of Norman, OK; Clancy and Beth Richards of Shawnee, OK; Melyssa and Flip van den Bosch of Vleuten, The Netherlands; Krysta and Caitlyn Gilbert of Stillwater, OK; 6 great-grandchildren; her brother, Darrell Briles of Wikieup, AZ; and numerous family and friends.

Sunday, April 30

Mary Elizabeth Kindley Meredith

Mary Elizabeth Kindley Meredith, 88, a resident of Thomasville passed away on April 28, 2017 at Pine Ridge Health with her loving family surrounding her. Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 01, 2017 at 2:00 pm at J C Green and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Rickey Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the service. Born in Guilford County on May 09, 1928 a daughter to the late William Lee Kindley and Sarah Kennedy Kindley. In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Herbert Meredith and daughters, Kathy Meredith, Dorothy Meredith Mabe, and Carrie Meredith. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Meredith and Peggy Litteral both of Thomasville; son, William David Meredith and wife Ava of Thomasville; six grandchildren and their spouses; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Great grandmother is Margaret Briles Kindley

Monday, April 24

Databases Updated

Main databases have been updated to reflect the latest deaths: Richard M. Briles: April 6, 2017 Miriam Briles: April 21, 2017 Deborah Welborn: April 14, 2017 Melba Jean Briles Hicks: April 18, 2017

Miriam J. Briles

Miriam J. Briles, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM until time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Born on February 24, 1938 to the late Russell Briles and Carol Liming Briles.Miriam is survived by her brother, Robert Briles; an aunt, Bea Vanderfleet; several cousins and close family friend, Dennis Petrie.

Saturday, April 22

Melba Jean Briles Hicks

Melba Jean Briles Hicks, 90, of Stephenville, went to be with her Savior, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Stephenville. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Valley Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Ward Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at theValley Grove Cemetery in Erath County. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at the Stephenville Funeral Home. Born to the late Tobe Allen Briles, Jr. and Irene Beatris Goodman Briles.. She was preceded in death by two children, Ann Blue and Tobbie Smith; siblings, Jo Johnson, Bea Watson, Betty Powell, and Junior Briles; and grandson Jason Cody Smith. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jeanette Rich and husband Bobby, Allen Washburn, Mike Carter and wife Jane, and Jozann Ray and husband Tim; grandchildren, Toni Price and husband Todd, Brandy Smith and husband Robert, Rainey Brooker and husband Kelly, Dusty Horton and husband Chad, Laura Smith, Jason Smith and wife Julie, Corey Washburn and wife Jenny, Jennifer Renteria and husband Sammy, Katy Carter, Jake Carter and wife Kitsy, Chanell Dayton and husband Frank; a sister, Delorse Wilson and husband George, many great grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Friday, April 14

Deborah "Debbie" Welborn Price

HIGH POINT-Deborah “Debbie” Welborn Price , 61, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. A service to celebrate Debbie’s life was held on Sunday, April 16, at 4 pm, at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born on September 4, 1955 in Guilford County, daughter of the late Joe and Ava Hill Welborn. She leaves to cherish her memory; her companion, Ricky Butler; her daughter, Misty Welborn and her companion John Parrish; her grandson, Collin Sky Welborn; her sister, Nancy Walker and her husband Dwight; her half-brothers, Max Welborn and his wife Elizabeth, Richard Welborn and his wife Lois. Also surviving are her niece, Paula Walker; her nephew, Darren Walker and 2 special sisters by choice, Sue Stroud and Christy Welborn and her husband Randy. Grandmother is Bertha Roanna Briles Hill.

Thursday, April 13

Veteran Richard Briles Dies

Richard M. Briles of Riverside died Thursday, April 6, 2017. Born January 29, 1948 to the late Gaither Ellsworth & Melissa Cullen Briles. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Saturday, April 15, 2017 followed by his Going Home Service promptly at 10:00 AM, all at the Harbor Baptist Church, Marne Highway at Evergreen Street, Hainesport, NJ 08036. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. He was the beloved husband of Linda; devoted father to Sharon (Bill) and step-dad to Michael and the late Matthew; loving grandfather to Ethan and Violet. He also is survived by his sisters, Jean, Melissa (Paul) and Virginia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Buddy. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Wednesday, April 12

Herman Azel "Pop" Hoover Died Today

Herman Azel "Pop" Hoover, 94, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Forsyth Hospital. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Back Creek Friends Meeting with Pastor Jon Reece officiating. Interment will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. Born in Randolph County on July 6, 1922 to Monroe and Renie Sheffield Hoover. US Veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his sisters, Esther Hoover Robbins, Alice Hoover Gallimore, and Florence Hoover Parrish, his brothers, Jasper Hoover, Bascome Hoover, Murray Byrd Hoover, Troy Edgar Hoover, and Arthur Monroe Hoover, and his great granddaughter, Madelyn Kate Six. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma VonCannon Hoover; daughter, Rena Gale McLeod and husband Mike of Asheboro; sons, Donald Hoover of Asheboro and Stansel Hoover and wife Donna of Asheboro; granddaughters, Kari Six and husband Kevin of Randleman and Bevan Hoover of Asheboro; and great grandson, Trey Six. Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Monday, April 10

Tammy Briles Bledsoe-Humphreys

Tammy Briles Bledsoe-Humphreys, age 54 of Rural Retreat, VA passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. A memorial service will be held 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Lindsey Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jack Rutherford and Rev. David Osborne officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. prior to the service. Born In Lexington, NC on March 6, 1963 and was preceded in death by her father, Jake Briles and her first husband, Larry Bledsoe. She is survived by her husband, Troy Humphreys; sons, Philip Bledsoe and Jessica Williams of Rural Retreat, Jesse Bledsoe and Jessica Bryant of Fleetwood, NC; two grandchildren, Kylie Bledsoe, Kanyon Todd; her mother, Harriett Pullam of Trinity, NC; a sister, Vickie Hinesley and Mark of Ramseur, NC; two brothers, Tim Briles and Lori, Doug Briles and Rebecca all of Ashboro, NC; special friends and family who lovingly helped during her sickness; also several special nieces and nephews.

Friday, April 7

Main Databases Updated

Main databases have been updated to reflect the latest deaths. http://briles.net #CarlBraxtonBriles Larry Carl Small Doris Mae Hunt Pierce Helen Hunt Gallimore Patricia Diane Jordan Trull

Wednesday, April 5

Doris Mae Hunt Pierce

Doris Mae Hunt Pierce, 88, a resident in Lexington, passed away Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at her residence. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Walter’s Grove Baptist Church in Lexington with the Pastor Chris Simpson officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM at the church. Born in Davidson County on May 28, 1928. She was preceded in death by her mother, Addie Hunt and one granddaughter, Brooke Pierce. Mrs. Pierce is survived by her husband of 68 years, Troy Pierce, who survives of the home; two daughters, Sylvia P. Stabler of Lexington, and Cindy P. Hayes and husband Roy of Lexington; two sons, Troy L. Pierce and wife Tammie of Lexington and Thomas Pierce and wife Vickie of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Chris Pierce and wife Jensie of Leavenworth, KS, Michael Pierce and wife Sadie of Leavenworth, KS, Jessica Phillips and husband Robbie of Denton, Chad Pierce and wife Amanda of Thomasville, Jamie Stabler of Lexington, Megan Hill and husband Keith of Advance, Amber Gordon and husband Tyler of Kernersville, and Brianna Pierce of Lexington; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley. Husband has direct line to Mary Briles Pearce. 

Helen Hunt Gallimore

Helen Hunt Gallimore, 82, of Trinity, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Mountain View Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Hauk and Rev. Barry Wall officiating. family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017 at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Debbie Foust. Burial will follow at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born October 27, 1934 in Davidson County, Mrs. Gallimore was the daughter of the late Willie and Betty Hunt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy E. "Junior" Gallimore, Jr.; sisters, Laurestine Hunt, Lola Hoover and Maxine Kindley. Mrs. Gallimore is survived by her daughters, Sandra Snider and husband, Michael of Trinity, Kathy Smith and husband, Aubrey of Asheboro, Debbie Foust and husband, Neal of Asheboro; sisters, Barbara Burton and husband, Hillis and Ruth Ann "Ruthie" Gunter, all of Thomasville; brother, Jimmy Hunt and wife, Judy of Thomasville; grandchildren, Amy Kindley, Chad Smith and wife, Jamie, Todd Snider and wife, Tonya, Lori Carter and husband, Wayne, Kelly Hill and husband, Brad, Scott Smith and wife, Leah; and great-grandchildren, Kolby Kindley, Landon Smith, Maddison Carter, Noah Smith, Logan Carter, Adam Smith, Kamden Carter, Wyatt Smith, Kyndal Kindley, Keaton Hill, Kinslee Smith and Oakley Smith. Direct line to Margaret Briles Kindley

Patricia Diane Jordan Trull Died, Mother is Jewel Briles Jordan

Patricia Diane Jordan Trull, age 69, of Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Randolph Health & Rehabilitation. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. A graveside service will follow on Monday at 2:00 pm at Randolph Memorial Park. Born in Asheboro on September 8, 1947 to William and Jewell Briles Jordan. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Jared Michael Jordan. She is survived by her daughters, Janica Cox and husband Danny of Franklinville and Stephanie Nobles and husband Von of Randleman; granddaughters, Jacqueline Cox, Nicole Cox, and Brianna Nobles; and grandson, Frankie Nobles.

Monday, April 3

Larry Carl Small; Mother is Ocia Briles

Larry Carl Small, 68, a resident of Thomasville, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point with Rev. Brandon Ware, Rev. Andy Royals, Jr., and Rev. Lark Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the Marine Corps Honor Guard and the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Small will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the hour of the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to receive visitors and friends. Born on May 2, 1948 in Pinehurst, NC to James Carl Small and Ocia Tabitha Briles Small. US Marine. Surviving is a brother, Robert Small

Saturday, April 1

Carl Braxton Briles Dies

Carl Braxton Briles, Sr., 84, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Visitation will be 2:00-3:30 PM Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 PM in Westwood Memorial Gardens, 6101 Reidville Rd., Moore, SC 29369, conducted by the Rev. Hub Blankenship and the Rev. Michael Keel. Born February 13, 1933, in Orange County, NC, he was the son of the late Fred Cecil Briles and Clara Mae Blackwood Briles. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Edmonds Briles; children, Pamela B. Edwards and Lisa B. Champion (Jimmy), all of Moore, SC, and Carl Braxton Briles, Jr. (Dianne) of Inman, SC; five grandchildren, Joshua Neil Briles (Allison Matthes), Andrew Braxton Briles (Cori), Lindsay Briles Evans (Dusty), Brandon Wesley Edwards, and Travis Austin Edwards; and seven great-grandchildren, Caleb Michael Briles, Emma Claire Briles, Hunter Alden Briles, Kylee Paige Briles, Logan Braxton Briles, Mason Alec Evans, and Samuel Jamison Evans. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and two sister, Edward, Nellie, and Linda Faye.

Thursday, March 30

Main databases have been updated

Main databases have been updated to reflect the latest deaths since February 2nd, 2017.

Ferree Hunt                      3/28/17
Mary Hoover Moran        3/26/17
Charles Floyd Miller        3/22/17
Shirley Marie Beane         3/13/17
Adrena Garner Gallimore 3/10/17
Josephine Trotter Hoover 3/10/17
Uavah Kindley York          3/7/17
 Mona Louise Hoover Stout 2/26/17
Clara Hepler Proctor Phillips 2/22/17
Reverend Charles Branson Walker 2/14/2017
Viola E. Briles Keller           2/13/17
Gertrude Snider Small         2/10/17

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Wednesday, March 29

Ferree Hunt Dies

Ferree Hunt, age 70, of Sophia, North Carolina, passed away at the Hospice House of Randolph County on March 28, 2017. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, North Carolina. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church of Ramseur with the Rev. Garry Arnett and Rev. David Hunt. Interment will follow at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC. Born on July 31, 1946 to the late Ervin Ferree Hunt and Mary Bates Hunt. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Dianne Hunt, and son, Stephen Ferree Hunt of the home, and daughter, Selena Hunt Seay, son-in-law, Jonathan "John" Seay, two grandchildren, Jonathan "Tyler" Seay and "Michael" Shannon Seay of Coleridge, North Carolina. He also leaves behind his two sisters, Annie "Irene" Ritter and Patricia "Diane" Bray.

Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, March 28

Marie Hoover Moran Dies

Marie Hoover Moran, 83, of Asheboro, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Clapp's Convalescent Nursing Home in Asheboro. The family will receive friends from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at West Bend United Methodist Church, prior to the service and other times at the home of her daughter, Gail Rabb. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at West Bend United Methodist Church with Rev. Kari L. Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park. A native of Randolph County, Mrs. Moran was born March 3, 1934, the daughter of the late Moody and Vellie Hoover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wesley Moran; and niece, Rachel Leach. Mrs. Moran is survived by her daughters, Gail Moran Rabb (Harold) of Asheboro, Diane Moran Fowler (Scott) of Gastonia; son, Steve Moran (Angelia) of Gastonia;, brother, Wiley Hoover (Clara) of Seagrove; grandchildren, Kristina Robinson (Dale), Dana Sanders (Ben), Neil Rabb (Meaghan); great-grandchildren, Abigail, Gage, Coy, Alexis, Vernon, Kayla, Garrett, Kinsley, Chase; and nieces, Rebecca Mills and Rhonda Onken. Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover.

Wednesday, March 22

Charles Floyd Miller Dies

Mr. Charles Floyd Miller, 71 of Trinity passed away Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point. No formal visitation. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM at Hopewell United Methodist Church with Rev. Ashley Cyre officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born August 5, 1945 to the late William Virgil Miller and Effie Mae Floyd Miller in Davidson County. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Clinton Miller. Surviving is his loving wife Nancy Lee Miller of the home; one daughter Christy Beauchamp and husband Tim; one son Adam Charles Miller; four sisters Kathryn Robbins, Shirley Clark, Brenda Kennedy, Rachel Trexler; two grandchildren Logan and Haley Beauchamp.-JC Green & Sons.


Great grandmother is Fatima Briles Floyd

Thursday, March 16

Shirley Marie Beane Dies

Ms. Shirley Marie Beane age 61 of Denton, NC died Monday, March 13 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 17 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel conducted by Rev. Alvin Wooters. Burial will follow at the Beane Family Cemetery in Montgomery County, The family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Briggs Funeral Home. Born August 15, 1955. in Randolph County to Edward Beane and Margaret Trotter Beane. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Beane of the home.


  Direct line (7) to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, March 14

Adrena Garner Gallimore

Mrs. Adrena Garner Gallimore, age 82, of Denton, NC passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 14 at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brad Treece presiding. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM prior to the service at Piney Grove UMC. Born in Davidson County on January 26, 1935, she was the daughter of Melvin and Rona Pierce Garner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gallimore and a grandson, Yousef Metwally. She is survived by a son, Roger Gallimore of Lexington; daughter Connie Metwally and husband Emad of Cherryville; brother, Randall Garner and wife Darnell of Denton; 2 sisters, Louise Cagle and husband Bob of New Hope and Carolyn Cagle of Lexington; 2 sisters-in-law, Shelby Garner of Trinity and Linda Garner of Lexington; 3 grandchildren, Jason Hughes and wife Stephanie, Hannah Metwally and Ibraheim Metwally; 2 great-grandchildren, Jacie and Jacob Hughes.-Briggs Funeral Home (5) Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Monday, March 13

Josephine Trotter Hoover Dies; Direct Line to Mary Briles Pearce

Mrs. Josephine Trotter Hoover, age 82 of Asheboro, NC died Friday, March 10 at Hospice House of Randolph County. Private Burial will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Pierce’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will see friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton. Born July 23, 1934 in Randolph County to George Trotter and Moleta Small Trotter; was married to Dempsey Hoover who died in 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Clinton Trotter. She is survived by a sister Margaret T. Beane of Denton; and nieces, Shirley Beane and Michelle Trotter. Death notice: Briggs Funeral Home Six (6) direct lines to Mary Briles Pearce

Tuesday, March 7

Uavah Kindley York Dies

Mrs. Uavah Kindley York, 82, of Trinity passed away, March 7, 2017 at Hinkle Hospice Home in Lexington. All services will be private to the family. Born on December 11, 1934 in Randolph County to the late Zebulon Vance Kindley and Ola Roana Handcock Kindley. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul York who passed away in 2003. Surviving are three brothers, Ernest Kindley, Hubert Kindley, and Michael Kindley; two sisters, Jo Ann Loflin and Judy Kindley.

Great (x3) grandmother is Nancy Briles Kindley

Link to Mt. Gilead UMC Cemetery Fixed!

The link has been fixed. The BIN turned over all cemetery records to the NC GENWEB however Mt. Gilead was left off the list. We have decided to retrieve our records and will be placing all records back on our server. All cemeteries were transcribed, photographed, and surveyed by the Briles Information Network. Click here to to view Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Monday, February 27

Mona Louise Hoover Stout Dies

Mona Louise Hoover Stout, age 77, of Asheboro passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Randolph Hospice House. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Back Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery, Back Creek Church Road, Asheboro with Pastor Michael Fulp, Jr. officiating. Born in Asheboro on June 24, 1939 to Lee and Dora Johnson Hoover. In addition to her parents, Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Stout and brother, Dempsey Hoover. Survived by her niece, Joyce Steelman of Surfside Beach, SC; and sister-in-law, Josephine Hoover of Asheboro; and several other nieces and nephews.

4 Direct line to Rachel Briles Whisenhunt. 5 direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Saturday, February 25

Clara Hepler Proctor Phillips

Clara Hepler Proctor Phillips, 84, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Thomasville Medical Center. A celebration of Clara's life will be held at 2 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the chapel of Thomasville Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. E. Keith Carroll and Rev. Wilson Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Born on September 26, 1932 in Davidson County to the late Thomas Reid and Claudie Scarlett Hepler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Robert Lee Proctor and James Ransler Phillips, two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are children, Tonya Owens and husband Tony and Chris Proctor and wife Beverly, both of Thomasville; step children, Bob Phillips and wife Becky of High Point, Patti Halsey and husband Mark of Thomasville, Terri Russo of Thomasville, and Sharon Craver of Greenville, SC; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Inez Swing of Lexington; and brother, Lloyd Helper and wife Norma of Thomasville. Great grandmother is Hannah Briles Hepler

Friday, February 17

Lois June Spangler Briles

Lois June Briles, 79, of Belle went home to be with the Lord, January 25, 2017 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with Pastor Marvin Horan officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday. Preceding her in death were her parents, Herbert Omen and Lula Mae Meadows Spangler; and an infant daughter, Stephanie Fawn Briles.  Surviving are her loving husband, Dawnevyn Briles; son, Brian of Shrewsbury; daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Mark Shannon of Sissonville; and grandchildren, Matthew Sanchez and his wife, Jessica, of Oak Hill, Cory Sanchez of Morgantown, Courtney Shannon of Philadelphia, PA, and Cameron Bays of Shrewsbury.

Reverend Charles Branson Walker Dies

TRINITY-Reverend Charles Branson Walker, 97, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Hinkle Hospice Home, with his wife and family by his side. A celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, 4736 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Sophia, NC. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 17, at the church.Born January 18, 1920, in Trinity, NC.  He was the fourth of twelve children of the late William Robert Walker and Eula Melita Rush Walker.  He is survived by his wife, Mozelle Smith Walker (they would have been married 75 years on February 23); his children, Ann Walker Allnutt of Archdale, Janice Walker Allred and husband Craig of Lexington, and Debra Walker Siler and husband Billy of High Point; grandchildren, Toni Snyder (Jay), Kimberly Bekat, Cynthia Phelps (Dean), Branson Allred, Kyle Siler (fiancĂ©e Trina Crawford), Kristen Lawlor (EJ), and ten great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his only sister, Ruth Wall, and brothers, Odis Walker and Jackie Walker, as well as many close friends. He is predeceased by his parents; an infant daughter, Jeanette Kay Walker; and eight brothers.

Rev. Walker's grandmother is Sarah Briles Walker. His mom has six direct lines to Mary Briles Rush.

Viola Hizer Briles Keller Dies

Viola E. Briles Keller, 95, died Monday morning, February 13, 2017, in University Nursing Center, Upland. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Jones-Smith Funeral Home,  in Upland, Indiana. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2017, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Bill Kannan officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Cemetery in Upland, Indiana. Born in Hartford City, the daughter of the late Aaron and Sarah (James) Hizer. On November 7, 1936, she married George Briles who preceded her in death April 25, 1991. In 1998 she married Paul Keller who also preceded her in death December 22, 2008. Survivors include two sons, Larry (De) Briles, and Jerry (Wanda) Briles, both of Upland; six grandchildren; David (Ieva) Briles, Loveland, CO, Susan (Doug) Garrison, New Paris, Leigh Ann (Scott) Colburn, Jonesboro, Aaron (Meredith) Briles, Muncie, Dan (Amanda) Briles, Indianapolis, Jennifer (Nick) Kidwell, Hartford City, and twelve great grandchildren.






Sunday, February 12

Patrick Wayne Briles

Patrick Wayne Briles passed away on January 11, 2017 in Texas. Funeral services were held at the Rosewood Humble Chapel, 10:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017. Burial followed in the Rosewood Memorial Park. Born May 2 1947, to the late Earnest Lester Briles and Millicent Seale Briles. Preceded in death by his wife Jerry Jones Briles and daughter, Vallie Briles.

Gertrude Snider Small Dies

Gertrude Snider Small, 90, passed Friday, February 10, 2017at home with family by her side. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jon Reece officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born September 1, 1927 in Randolph County to the late Rosa and Brantley Snider. On December 22, 1945 she married the love of her life, Joe Lloyd Small. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Joe Lloyd Small, grandson, Kenneth Cecil "Ken" Small, Jr., son-in-law, Craig F. Branson, sisters, Edith Carmac, Lucille Davis, Frances Brown, brothers, Glen and Ed Snider. Survivors are son, Kenneth Cecil Small, daughter, Brenda S. Branson, grandson, Shane Spoon, sisters, Mary Greene all of Asheboro and Annie Mae Rush of Cary. Six direct lines to Mary Briles Pearce. Her husband has four direct lines to Catherine Briles Skeen.