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Kathleen Briles Sandlin

imageKathleen Briles Sandlin passed away on September 15, 2015. Family visitation Tuesday afternoon 4-6pm at the: ORA L. WOOSTER FUNERAL HOME, 51 Park Blvd., Clementon, NJ 08021. A Memorial Service will begin at 6pm. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to James and Kathleen Briles. Married in 1962, survived by her 4 sons David, Daniel, Douglas and Dennis; and her 5 granddaughters Taylor, Emily, Sarah, Maya and Sarah. She is also survived by her brother James Briles, Jr. and her sister Frances Bergstrom, both of whom reside in Berlin; and by the best Godmother ever, her Aunt Rosie Brannigan.

Virginia Dare Briles Snider

image Mrs. Virginia Briles Snider died August 29, 2015 at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation after several years of declining health. She was born on November 13, 1920 to Virgil Strickland Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles. On July 6, 1940 she married Jesse Gray Snider who preceded her in death in 1994. She lost her only child Bonnie Snider Jones in 2013. Surviving are sister Dorothy Hunt of Thomasville, grandsons James G. Jones of Thomasville and Benjamin C. Jones of Lexington, and great grand daughters Megan and Melissa Jones of Winston Salem. The family will be at J.C. Greens funeral home, 122 West Main St, Thomasville on Wednesday at 3:00PM for visitation. A memorial service will follow at 4pm.

Jesse Obed Briles

Jesse Obed Briles, 92, of Westlake, passed away August 24, 2015 in Westlake, Ohio.Visitation at 2:30pm followed by a memorial service at 3:30pm Sunday, September 6, 2015 At Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park, OH 44116. Private burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Born July 4, 1923 to the late Ninevah Rush & Eulah Horney Briles. Surviving will be wife of 68 years Ruby J. Briles (nee Gee); loving father of Londa Foster (Charles), Brenda Freeman (Dan) and Rev. Johnny Briles (Joyce); grandfather of Michelle Fluet (Matt), Sonya Judkins (Kevin), Julie Farr (Daniel), Amy Lawson (Geoff), Sarah Freeman (fiance-Andrew Bryant), Jesse Briles (Jenna), and Bennett Briles (Olivia). Great grandfather of 10; dear brother of Juana Mase, David Briles, and the late Philip and Peter Briles and Susan Smits.

Wilma Telfer Briles

imageWilma F. Briles age 95 of Mitchellville, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchellville United Methodist Church, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Mitchellville United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warrior Fund. The daughter of Walter J. and Mildred (Offill) Telfer, Wilma was born on January 21, 1920 in Prairie City. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1937. On January 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Herschel F. "Pete" Briles at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Those left to honor her memory include her three sons, James (Judy) Briles of Johnston, Jerry (Sharon) Briles of Prairie City, and Randy (Polly) Briles of Waterloo, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Stoner of Oregon and Trula Telfer of Urbandale; and two brothers, Ronald Telfer and Wilbur (Dodie) Telfer both of Newton. Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter and Mildred, step mother, Myrna, husband, Pete in 1994 seven sisters, Edith Moore, Elsie Fatka, Irma Telfer, Vera Telfer, Marilyn Elrod, Myrna Schmitt and Grace Shuey and two brothers, Merwyn Telfer and Robert Telfer.

Beverly J. Briles Herring

imageBeverly J. Herring, 85, passed away at 7:20 p.m. at Wesleyan Health and Rehab, Marion. Visitation: 2-8 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana .Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2015, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana; Officiating; Rev. Robert Van Cise Interment: Jefferson Cemetery, Upland, Indiana. Daughter of the late Glen and Beatrice (Stephenson) Briles, she was born April 14, 1930 in Blackford County. She married Robert Herring on December 27, 1947 in Upland. He survives. Survivors include her husband of over 67 years, Robert Herring; two sons, Michael (Carol) Herring, Keystone, David (Cheryl) Herring, Hamilton, OH; a daughter, Susan (Bob) Southworth, Upland; a brother Steve Briles, Hartford City; two sisters, Rita (Jerry) Morris, Texas, Beth (Ron) Bennett, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings: Bill Briles, John Briles, Joan Conner.

Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Briles

imageGerald Thomas "Jerry" Briles, 67, of Stephens City, VA died Monday, June 8, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. family will receive friends from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home with his father-in-law, Mr. John Maisch officiating, followed by a reception at South Chapel. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Born in 1948 in Washington, D. C., the son of the late Joseph Wheeler and Helen Lions Briles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving four tours in Vietnam; received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and numerous other medals during his military service. Mr. Briles married Lisa M. Briles on December 30, 1989 in Hocking County, Ohio. Surviving with his wife is a brother, David Briles (Judy) of Bowie Maryland. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Kryder.

Vicki Ann Briles

imageHILDEBRAN- Vicki Ann Briles, 54, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at her residence. Services will be Monday, June 8, at 3:00 PM at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, June 8, at Hickory Funeral Home from 1:00-2:45 PM. Born November 12, 1960 in Catawba Co. to Jo Ann McAdams Briles and the late Edward Lloyd Briles. Surviving is her mother, Jo Ann Briles; daughter, Haley Walker and fiance, Wesley Helton; granddaughter, Lacie Helton; grandson, Waylon Helton; brother, Rick Briles and wife, Cindy; sister, Sandi Wagner and husband, Kenny; niece, Amanda Briles; nephew, Tyler Wagner and numerous friends and cousins.

Harriet Powers Briles

imageANGOLA - Harriet Powers Briles, age 95, passed away May 14, 2015 at Cameron Woods Assisted Living Center in Angola, Indiana after a short illness. Per her wishes, there will be no calling. Private graveside services and burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. Born on October 8, 1919, in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of James B. and Hazel (Parnell) Powers. She married Paul R. Briles on October 12, 1946 who passed in 1976. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Huber of Fremont, IN and grandson, John Huber and his wife, Katie, of Franklin, NY, several nieces and nephews and their families. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and two sisters, Amy Roney and Ruth Louise Powers.

Wilda Mae Briles Kearns

imageWilda Mae Briles Kearns, 84, of Asheboro, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Randolph County on May 30, 1930 to Roland Alvah and Wilda Kathryn "Kate" Winningham Briles; preceded in death by her husband Fred Martin Kearns. Survived by her daughter, Karen Trollinger and husband Tom of Asheboro; son, Martin Kearns and wife Beth of Asheboro; grandchildren, Caroline Trollinger of Asheboro, Lindsay Poe and husband Jeff of Liberty, Lauren Trollinger, William Kearns, and George Kearns all of Asheboro; great grandchildren, Hunter Wilson, Cameron Norton, and Angel Palma all of Asheboro, Jackson, Benjamin, and Emma Poe all of Liberty; and her faithful companion, her dog Max. Roland Briles is the brother of Ernest Michael Briles, great grandfather of R. Trent Briles, curator of the BIN.

William Paul Briles

imageWilliam Paul Briles passed away peacefully May 1, 2015 in Largo, FL. Born June 11, 1950 to the late Wallace E. Briles and Gladys Hill Briles. He is survived by loving wife Rita, sons Glenn, Dennis and daughter Adrienne. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Florida

Jack M. Briles

Jack M. Briles passed on February 8, 2015 in Oregon. Born in Oregon, March 1, 1940 to the late Dewey S. and Bertha Leimkuhl Briles. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. No death notice has posted regarding burial. The BIN has this lineage and it appears all of his siblings has passed. We will monitor the funeral home in case a notice posts.

Joel McKenneth Briles

imageJoel McKenneth Briles, age 85 of Gainesville, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Jeff McGowan as celebrant. Burial will be in Countryside Cemetery in Gainsville, Florida. Born February 13, 1929 in South Bend, Indiana to Fayette Andrew and Annabel Cunningham Briles. Survived by his wife, Sue Briles of Gainesville, FL; daughters, Nancy Briles of Gainesville, FL, Jill Briles-Hinton (Bob) of Richmond, VA, Jody Jacobs of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Bert Hinton, Mac Jacobs, Mary Jacobs and Trinity Briles-Grafft.

Beverly Joan Briles Niedermeyer

Beverly Joan Briles Niedermeyer died peacefully Jan. 9, 2015, at home, after a brief illness. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis St. Born Feb. 24, 1931, in Portland, the first of James Albert Briles and Dorothy (Dunseath) Briles's two children. Survived by her five children; grandchildren, Luke Allen, Sarah Alexander, Robert Alexander IV, Brittany Linton, Rodney Linton, Linus Niedermeyer III, Johnathon Niedermeyer, Eleanor Niedermeyer, Lillian Niedermeyer, Mackinnon Niedermeyer and Joseph Niedermeyer; partner, Jack Kaady; his sons, Jack Kaady Jr. and Jeff Kaady; her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Allen, Robert Alexander, Greg Egashira, Tracy Niedermeyer and Stacy Niedermeyer; and her nieces and nephews, Jim Briles, John Briles, Jennifer Loomis and Jill Parisi. She was predeceased by her parents; and younger brother, James Briles.

Nellie Briles Johnson

imageNellie Briles Johnson, 81, of Trinity, died on November 28, 2014 at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Chaplain Craig Walker officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cumby's in Archdale. Burial will be at Floral Garden Memorial Park. Born in Guilford County on November 19, 1933 to the late Thomas and Lela Wall Briles. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Johnson; her sister, Mary Lou Ingram; and her son in law, Tim Bentley. Surviving are children, Tommy Adams and wife Anita of Kernersville, Robin Bentley of Archdale, Kandy Foley and husband Terry of Archdale, and Benita Johnson of Trinity; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

John C. Briles

imageMISSOURI-John C. Briles, born in 1935 and son of the late Earnest Woodson & Belva Gilbert Briles, passed away September 25, 2014. Mr. Briles is lying in state at Kutis Funeral Home on Monday, September 29, 2014. Memorial Service to follow. Burial will be private. Surviving is his wife, Carol Ann Winistoerfer Briles; his children Chris, Ray & Sarah Briles and their spouses.

Rev. Robert Houston Briles

imageWEATHERFORD, TEXAS- The Rev. Robert Houston Briles Sr., 85, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 6, 2014. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Weatherford. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood. Pallbearers: Everett Goar, Joe Lee, Leo Neely, Tom Porter, Robert Duvall and Danny Bruce. The Rev. Briles was born June 20, 1929, and was raised in Milford. The Rev. Briles was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Gregg Briles; son, Robert H. Briles Jr.; parents, James Otis and Bertha Briles; brother, James Otis Briles Jr.; sister, Nina and her husband, Boyd Barnard; and sister, Margaret and her husband, Bill Schroeder. Survivors: He was a loving father to Susan Briles, Mary Katherine "Cassie" Gresham and husband, Joe; and grandfather to Sara Elizabeth Dixon and husband, Jonathan; and his future great-grandchild due in January 2015; and niece, Linda Bradford.

Gary Joseph Briles

Gary Joseph Briles passed away July 29, 2014 in Arizona. Born in Los Angeles , California March 17, 1949 to the late Ernest Michael Briles Jr and Mary Kester Briles who survives. Mr. Briles is also survived by siblings Debra and Ronnie Briles and his wife Barbara. Mr. Briles was cremated. Adair Funeral Home in Tuscon, AZ handled the arrangements.

Robert Timothy Briles

Robert Timothy "Tim" Briles, 65, of Trinity, NC, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at The Randolph Hospice House. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 4:00 pm Monday, July 14, 2014, at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro. Native of Randolph County, NC, Mr. Briles was born March 3, 1949. He was the son of the late Robert Briles and Margaret Gallimore Briles. Survived by his aunts and uncles, Donna and Gilbert Briles, of Trinity, NC, Wendell and India Briles, of Asheboro, NC, Ruth Ann Gallimore, of Trinity, NC, Ruth Tedder, of Asheboro, NC, Troy Loflin, of Statesville, NC, and numerous cousins.

Norman Austin Briles

YELM, Wash.-Norman Austin Briles, 85, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home on May 8. A graveside service, Rev. Alfred Helms officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Plainville Cemetery in Indiana. Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Epsom, to the late Austin and Helen (Scott) Briles. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Verda M. (Burkhart) Briles; a daughter, Cathy E. Briles of Overland Park, Kansas; a son, Douglas J. (Mary) Briles of Yelm; and a half brother, Bill Dawson. Preceded in death by his sister, Ramona Smiley; two half brothers James and Gene Dawson; and a half sister, Nancy Hinkle. Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home.

Kenneth Briles

imageKenneth M. Briles 60 of Howard City, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs and Saturday from 12 noon until time of service at 1:00 pm. Mr. Robert Shaffer officiating. Interment Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Born December 2, 1953 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Wayne Eugene and Sheldrick (Carter) Briles. Surviving are his wife, Irene whom he married< on April 20, 1974; children, RoxAnne (Joe) Heasley, Bryson (Lisa) Briles; grandchildren, Mista, Jerzy, Kaleb, Meisha, Cody, and Megan; great grandchildren, LaTaya and Lilliana; eight brothers and sisters; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Ella Briles Stewart Dies

JAMESTOWN-Mrs. Ella Lee Stewart, age 87, died Thursday, February 13, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sechrest Funeral Service Chapel in High Point with the Reverend Bruce Hartgrove officiating. Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the funeral home. A native of Orange County, born December 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Willard and Ollie Ward Briles. On December 21, 1946 she was married to James Robert "Buster" Stewart, who died September 26, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Walace Briles. Survived by four children, Mary Carol Forkner and her husband Bobby of Asheboro, Janice Zachary and her husband Barry of Archdale, Vivian Stewart of the home and Lisa Shuster and her husband Roger of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Lewis of High Point; six grandchildren, Jeff Reed, Emily Warehime and her husband Sam, Liz Ahmadivarji and her husband Arya, Todd Zachary and his wife Karen, Brandon Zachary and his wife Mandy and Craig Forkner and his wife Akane. Also surviving are twelve great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Brianna, Brandon, London, Yancey, Kyndall, Spencer, Aubrey, Maddox, Takeru, Ellie and Robert.

Bonnie Briles Stokes

imageBonnie Stokes, 91, of Beaumont, Texas died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Pelican Bay Assisted Living, Beaumont. Wake: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont Born on October 29, 1922, to Leona H. Connally Briles and Worthy H. Briles, in Fort Worth. Survivors include husband, Jerome Stokes; sons, Rev. Rodney G. Spencer and his wife, Kim, of Memphis, Tennessee and Gary M. Spencer and his wife, Renee, of Beaumont; grandsons, Cale M. Spencer, Jeremy D. Spencer, and Walker Bussey-Spencer; granddaughter, Mollie Bussey-Spencer; three great-grandchildren; brother, W.E. Briles; sisters, Jeanie Cookston; and sister-in-law, Jewel Briles.

Franklin Stevens Briles

imageFranklin Stevens Briles passed December 10, 2013, in Fallbrook California at the age of 92. A private family burial is planned at the Crystal Cathedral, Memorial Gardens. Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1:30 PM. Born August 5, 1921 to Franklin Thomas Briles and Anna May Briles Schott. Passing before him is his older brother Paul Briles, ex-wife Joyce McLean Briles Eadie and son Franklin Stevens Briles Jr. Surviving are: daughter, Linda J. Briles, Garden City, KS; daughter, Susan B. Lyon , Cayucos, CA; son, Scott A Briles, Anza, CA; daughter, Carrie B. Foldesi and husband, Steve, Puyallup, WA; daughter, Maureen Hawke and husband, Jeff, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.