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Edward Duane "Eddie" Briles resident of Haskell, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Haskell with Mr. John Greeson and Rev. Jim McCurley officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Cemetery. Visitation is planned for Saturday evening, November 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home located at 304 N. 2nd Street. Born March 6, 1954 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA to Dennis Ray Briles and Wanda Nelle McCain Briles. He married Teresa Ann Rhoads on May 26, 1973 in Rule, Texas, preceded in death by his father, Dennis Ray Briles; mother, Wanda McCain Briles; grandparents, George Abe Briles and Irene Felton Briles, OJ McCain and Ada Belle Place McCain, W.O. (Bill) Kittley and Elsie (Tottie) McCain Kittley, father-in-law, Eugene Rhoads. Survived by his wife, Teresa of Haskell; daughter, Brandi Beard and husband Jon of Lubbock; son, Jason Briles and wife Jennifer of Graham; brother, Art Briles and wife Jan of Waco. In addition, he is survived by 6 grandchildren, Trinity and Brieley Anthony, Kash Beard, and Braylee, Brenna, and Brett Briles; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Serving as pallbearers for Eddie are Keith Briles, Dale Carroll, Keith Everett, Johnny Fouts, Andy Gannaway, and Jimmy Lisle.
Paul Cletus Hulin, 65, died Thursday morning, November 21, 2013 at his residence. A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2 P.M. in Pleasant Union Christian Church Cemetery with Rev. Clayton Stoneman officiating. Mr. Hulin will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until the service hour. Born September 12, 1948 in Randolph County, a son of the late Charlie Cletus Hulin and Annie McDowell Hulin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sons, Larry Hulin and Clint Hulin and a great-granddaughter, Grace Ann Gayheart. Surviving are a daughter, Rose Ann Gayheart and husband Danny of High Point; a son, Glenn Cletus Hulin of Greensboro; step-daughter Tammy Lankford and husband Curtis of Lexington; step-son, Alfred Malson, Jr. and wife Penny of Bennettsville, S.C.; sister, Rosa Lee Hulin of Thomasville; granddaughter, Paula Ann Moore of High Point; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah, Mia and Americus.
Mr. Hulin is the grandson of the late Josie Briles Hulin
Charles Samuel Briles, 63, of Asheboro, NC, passed Saturday, November 16, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Randolph Memorial Park with Dr. Richard Crider officiating. A native of Randolph County, NC, Mr. Briles was born July 15, 1950; preceded in death by his father, Charles Dalton Briles. Survived by his daughter, Leanna Giles and husband, Bob, of Burlington, NC; mother, Ruth Gallimore Tedder, of Asheboro; sister, Bonnie Blue and husband, Leighton, of Fayetteville, NC; granddaughter, Mary Chandler Giles; one niece and one nephew.
Marion Summey Briles, 80, died Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. James Simonds and Rev. Dr. Joe D. Coltrane officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born on February 27, 1933 in Davidson County to Russel J. Briles and Zola Summey Briles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mock Hilton Briles on February 9, 2001, whom he married on December 19, 1953. Surviving are his sons, David N. Briles and wife Carolyn of Monroe, GA, Joseph A. Briles and wife Patty of Smithfield, NC, and Jonathan H. Briles of Thomasville; brother, Lee Briles and wife Ruth of Jamestown; sister, Rusaline Cassidy of Trinity; and four grandchildren, Michael Briles, Megan Briles, Stephanie Briles, and Beth Briles.
Erman Eugene Black, 76, a resident of Tabernacle Church Rd., died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Ward-Brown and Rev. Craig O'Hara officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Born on April 27, 1937 in Randolph County to James Lee Black and Nannie Alma Briles Black. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fallie Lou Hooks Black on May 23, 1983, whom he married January 29, 1955; sister, Kathleen Mabe; brother, James Black; and two grandsons, Donnie Nance and Steve Deatherage. Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Coleman and husband Robert of the home, and Teresa Nance and husband Billy of Lexington; one grandson, Ricky Nance of Polkton, NC; and one great-granddaughter, Skylar Nance.
Amy Annette Leonard, age 53 of Lexington, NC died Monday, August 19, 2013 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 24 at Jackson Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Billy Joe Yates. .Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Family will see friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence of the sister Vickie Yates on Jarrell Road. Born June 29, 1960 in Davidson County to Nession Leonard and Frances Summey Leonard. Survived by her sons, Shaun Smith and Chad Smith both of Lexington; sisters, Vickie Yates and husband Billy Joe, Donna Harrison and husband Mickey all of Lexington and Judy Bryant and husband Darrell of Thomasville.
Granddaughter of Gertrude Briles Summey
Faith Routh Scism, 75 of Archdale pass Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Scism will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Following the interment the family will greet friends in the church. Born April 10, 1938 in Randolph County she is a daughter of the late Kernie Routh and Bertie Hill Routh. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Scism on August 13, 2004 and a sister Christine R. Jordan and a brother Gene Routh. Survived by one son David K. Scism and wife Ronda of Thomasville and a grandson Phillip Keith Scism of Thomasville. She is also survived by her siblings Anne Harrell, Carl E. Routh, Shirley R. Holder, Curtis Routh and wife Jean and Sue R. Stroud and two sisters-in-law Linda Sink and Becky Kearns.
Direct line to Briles, twice: First grandmother is Bertha Roanna Briles. Paternal line goes through Shadrach & Margaret Briles Kindley
Ramona A. Briles Smiley, 81, of Plainfield, passed away June 5, 2013. Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the Our Shepherd Lutheran Church Born February 28, 1932 to the late Austin and Helen (Scott) Briles in Plainville, IN. Survived by two daughters, Tina M. Hand and Tresa A. (Gary) Strakis; two brothers, Norman Briles and Bill Dawson; 4 grandchildren, Joshua (Megan) Hand, Matthew Hand, Andrew and Rebecca Strakis; 2 great grandchildren, Lauren Hand and Spencer Pippen; and Rosie the dog. She was preceded in death by her husband, William I. Smiley, a brother, Gene Dawson and a sister, Nancy Hinkle.
Dale Franklin Briles, passed May 30, 2013 in Fowler, Indiana. Born around 1944, he is the son of the late Guy Fred & Opal Swieheart Briles. No death notice or burial information.
Kathleen Black Mabe, 78, passed Monday evening, May 20, 2013 in the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2 P.M. in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Ward-Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Born September 19, 1934 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late James Lee Black and Nannie Briles Black. She was married to Billy James Mabe, who died October 31, 1982. Surviving are sons, Randy Mabe of High Point, Kevin Mabe and wife Sharon and Danny Mabe and wife Pam, both of Trinity; granddaughters, Kayla Mabe and fiance Jake Simpkins and Danielle Mabe; and a brother, Eugene Black of Trinity.
Mary (Mammy) Elizabeth Briles Watford, 96, passed Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 AM at J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. John Hill officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 PM. Born in Davidson County, May 5, 1916 a daughter of Virgil S. Briles and Pansy Jordan Briles and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. In 1941 she was married to Odell Jesse Watford who died in 1979. Surviving are two sons, Jesse Odell Watford and his wife Sherri and Eddie Briles Watford and his girlfriend Pam Jessup, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Dorothy Hunt and Virginia Snyder, both of Thomasville; five grandchildren, Tammy Blackburn and her husband Robert, Jesse O. Watford III, Julie Myers, Keith Watford, Megan Wood and her husband Travis, and Ashley Watford; fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Joe Watford, a granddaughter, Elizabeth Mathews, and a great-granddaughter, Katie Brown.
Muncie, IN-Kindell "KW Briles, 70, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Acadiana Management Group Specialty Hospital after a long illness. No formal services. Mr. Briles will be cremated. Born September 3, 1942 in Crawfordsville the son of the late Clarence and Pauline (Wade) Briles. Preceded in death by sons, Darryl, and Daniel; his sister, Clarice Jo Briles; and a brother-in-law Wayne Jennings. Survivors include his wife of fifty-four years, Juanita; three daughters, Bridget Gilley(husband, Daryl) of Bladenboro, NC, Rachel Smith (fiancee, Aaron Dixon) of Gaston, and Faye Jennings-Hannah (husband, Dennis) of Muncie; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Willmann (husband, Steve) of Muncie; a son-in-law, Dwayne Smith of Ash, NC; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Clarence Wood, age 83, of Asheboro passed Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his home. Family will receive friends Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Wood officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park. Native of Randolph County and a U.S. Army veteran; preceded in death by parents Numie & Ida Briles Wood and his sisters, Faye Byrum and Verlie Loflin. Survived by sons, Tony Wood and his wife Nanette of Asheboro, Tim Wood and his wife Lisa of Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Julie and Jordan Wood of Asheboro, Justin and Brittany Wood of Franklin, TN; sister, Clara Loflin of Trinity; nephew, Randy Loflin and his wife Vivian of Trinity; nieces, Sherri Freeland and her husband Mike of Wilkesboro, Regina Poole and her husband Jackie of Denton.
Alberta Elizabeth "Beth" Briles Gentry passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Ottawa, Kansas. Family and friends will meet for a Graveside Service at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, with a Memorial Service at Trinity United Methodist Church Ottawa, 1:30 P.M. Monday, January 28, 2013. Born on Wednesday, February 18, 1925 in Richter, Kansas, the daughter of John Charles and Dessie (Duvall) Briles. On June 1, 1947 Beth was united in marriage to Kenneth Neil Gentry at her parents' home. After forty-four years of marriage he preceded her in death on December 13, 1991. Preceding Beth in death are her husband Kenneth Neil Gentry; parents John and Dessie Briles; grandson Tyler Bogert; and brother-in-law Chuck Swenson. Surviving family members include son Michal N. Gentry and his wife Linda, son Alan D. Gentry and his wife Lori, daughter Elisa A. Bogert and her husband Mark; grandchildren Ben Bogert and Chris Gentry; sister Dorothy Apgar and her husband Pat, sister Virginia Gardner and her husband Dan, and sister Beverly Swenson; sister-in-law Anna Marie Darbro and her husband Benny; and many nieces and nephews.
ASHEBORO-Linda Alene Briles Williford, 69, of Asheboro, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at High Rock Baptist Church, with Ken McDowell officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the home. Native of Randolph County, born Jan. 8, 1943 the daughter of the late Byron Monroe Briles and Beulah Alene Williams Briles. Survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Williford; nieces and nephews, Jan Tignor and husband, Fred, Wayne Tysinger and wife, Tonya, Charlotte Tysinger, Jamie Tysinger; and great-nephews, Jackson Tysinger and Eric Tysinger and wife, Lindsey.