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. #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.