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.

Thursday, February 2

Virginia Lee Briles Gardner Dies

Virginia Lee Briles Gardner, 87, Hartford, died on December 19, 2016, at the Life Care Center in Burlington. Memorial Services were held Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Hartford United Methodist Church. Inurnment followed in the Lena Valley Cemetery. Born on January 13, 1929, at Richter, Kansas, to John Charles and Dessie Duvall Briles. On June 9, 1951, she married Daniel R. Gardner, who survives; preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Apgar and Beth Gentry, and a grandson. Also survived by four sons, George (Sharon) Gardner, St. George, Fred (Jackie) Gardner, Garnett, David (Nancy) Gardner, Newton, Vernon Gardner, Luellen, NE, two daughters, Mary Hoover, Lyons, and Elizabeth (Kevin) Fox, Syracuse, a sister, Beverly Swenson, Broomfield, CO, 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.