Sunday, June 25, 2017

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, 2017

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TOP GUN II-The Later Years Coming Soon!

It's been 30 years and finally, finally word comes that all movie fans have been waiting for! "Top Gun II, The Later Years" will be a reality according to TC himself. Pick A Flick has obtained the plot for this wonderful sequel set to be released in time for Summer of 2018! If you don't want to know the plot, please look away or stop reading. The scene is set in the later years, on Venice Beach, California and we find the Top Gun pilots Maverick, played by TC, Iceman, Cougar and Wolfman close to the volleyball court. No the former pilots/VB players aren't playing volleyball, they are entangled in game of shuffleboard. Having lost in checkers, TC is trying to redeem himself and beat Iceman but is too tired to continue.

A few minutes later, a young man walks up and introduces himself as Goose Jr., son of Lt. Nick Goose Sr. who died in the first flick. Goose Jr. has a problem and only TC can fix it or so it seems. You see Goose Jr. is trying to become a pilot, but he sucks at volleyball and flying. Seeking Maverick's help, he begs for him to teach him how to hit a volleyball and to fly a jet! Iceman, who is nodding off in a lounge chair, wakes up and reminds Maverick he is the only Top Gun and that he, TC, is his wing man.

Maverick gets pissed, grabs his walker, and tries to hit Iceman. Maverick falls down on the shuffleboard court, then falls asleep. A pouting Goose Jr. walks away, but Iceman grumbles that only one person can help him. No, its not Viper...its not Jester...they are both pushing up daisies. It's Charlie!!! Thats right, Kelly McGillis is back as "Charlie" and we mean she is "Charlie". No longer Charlotte Blackwood, Charlie is transgender! We cant wait for the sequel and will post more information about it as we get it.............................

Friday, May 19, 2017

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, 2017

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

Movie Stars Lost in 2017

Pick a Flick has posted movie stars lost in 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Amber 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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Main 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, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trump to Fire Spicer, Hire Jones

Trump to fire Spicer, will hire Alex Jones of Info Wars as new Press Secretary! Briefings to be called "Dumb and Dumber" #fakenews

Friday, April 14, 2017

Deborah "Debbie" Welborn

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, 2017

Hillary Clinton to Run for President Again...

NASA says 7 Earth size planets found. Hillary Clinton vows to run for president on all 7 until she wins-FrED UPper reporting for Nigh Beat #fakenews

Horse Attacks Gator...

Horse attacks gator. Pelosi says she was just crossing panhandle; blames Trump's health care failures. #fakenews

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, 2017

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump Threatens to Fix Kim's Hair!

Trump warns China to "help solve the problem or we will" threatens to fix Kim's hair by sending barber #KimJongUn #FakeNewsMedia #Trumpshair FrED UPper reporting for Night Beat....

One & Done Athletes are Going to Class...Right?

Of course the student athletes at the one & done schools (Duke & KU) are going to class... Click on the link above... #NCAA #UNC #oneanddone #SaveUNC

Monday, April 10, 2017

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.

KT Out, Sushi In!

KT McFarland out Of NSC, now envoy to Singapore will regulate import of Fried Hokkien mee! #KTmcfarland #NSC #FakeNewsMedia FrED UPper reporting for Night Beat

Bill O and Mama June Love in the Making?

Bill O'Reilly denies harassing Mama June after drastic weight loss. Mama June passes out over allegation, will sue Fox #FakeNewsMedia #MamaJune #BillOReilly

Friday, April 7, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Susan Rice and Unmasking Drama

Susan Rice accused of unmasking Snap, Crackle, & Pop! Rice blames Trump and Russia! FrED UPper reporting #fakenews #SusanRice

Lucky Picks UNC to LOSE!

Lucky was 1-1 in final 4 picks but he is picking UNC to lose to the Gonzo boys!!! #NCAAChampionship #marchmadness #TarHeelNation #Gonzaga

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, 2017

Carl Braxton Briles

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, 2017

Main Databases 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 #brilesgenealogy #briles

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

Russian Salad Dressing in the News!

White House blocks Sally Yates testimony over POTUS eating Russian Salad Dressing #RussianSaladDressing #fakenews #POTUS FrED UPper reporting for Night Beat.......

Hillary Clinton Speaks!!!

Hillary Clinton compares White House Health Care committee as "all-dog panel deciding on feline care"..dares POTUS to pet her "Socks"..FrED UPper reporting for Night Beat .#socksthecat #HillaryClinton #fakenews

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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, 2017

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

Lucky Makes Sweet 16 Picks!

Lucky picks Wisconsin,SC,WVU,Xavier, Purdue, Michigan, UNC, UCLA to lose in Sweet 16! Visit #marchmadness #SWEET16

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bracket Busted???

Lucky 8 of 12 for 67% for NCAA Bball Turney! Onto the evening games! Lucky picks the losers! #marchmadness #BracketBusted

Let the Madness Begin!

Lucky picks three of the four losers in the play in game March Madness. Let the madness commence! Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers!

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lucky picking losers!

Lucky picking losers of March Madness round by round. He is 2 of 3 picking losers in play in games so far with one left. He is picking Providence to lose! #NCAATournament

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Seven Five Will Piss You Off!

The Seven Five

 2015 Rated R 104 minutes

Director: Tiller Russell Michael Dowd, Ken Eurell, Chickie

Being in law enforcement I could careless about watching thug cops being featured in a documentary. My love of film and docs overruled my hatred for bad cops so I decided revisit this flick from 2015 called “The Seven Five” named for the 75th precinct in New York City. Michael Dowd is the feature of this flick, chronicling his years as a New York City beat cop. He was convicted and spent 12 years in federal prison for Racketeering and distributing narcotics. Russell allows Dowd and his cronies to get under your skin thus accomplishing the mission of a true documentary. Well Done Russell!

Trump Blames Obama for Winter Storm Stella!!

Trump blames Obama for Winter Storm Stella; says POTUS 44 wiretapped Earth's atmosphere #FakeNewsAlert #Trump #potus45 -FRed Upper Reporting for Nightbeat

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, 2017


NCAA MARCH MADNESS BABY! Lucky Picks the losers! Play in games: Losers-Wake, Mary's, NCCU, Providence

Josephine Trotter Hoover

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Get Out!

Comedy, Horror, Suspense, MYSTERY!!!
Rated R (violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references)
Director: Jordan Peele
Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford,

Um, when a brother tells you to get out, you get out! THIS flick is the front runner for best picture! Trust me I will not spoil this flick for you other than give you the premise. Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya (EXCELLENT) is the boyfriend of Rose Armitage played by Allision Williams (EXCELLENT). HELL EVERYONE IS EXCELLENT! Time to the meet the parents at the ole homestead. Obviously a tense encounter because of the interracial relationship, but wait, Armitage's family is so accommodating...ok, no more!!! GO see this flick in the theater! Take you BFF, girl friend, boy friend, or significant other! AND DON"T go to the bathroom!


Cheesy Puff Alert for Affleck!


Rated R

Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Bag of Cheesy Puffs!

128 LONG Minutes

First of all kudo's go to the screenwriters for adaptation and the plot for "The Accountant." I fell for the story line hook, line and sinker. A violent, yet mainstream thriller starring Ben Affleck, JK Simmons, and Anna Kendrick. More on her later. Affleck plays a math wiz...yes a math wiz with autism who becomes an accountant and an assassin! Affleck is hired by a huge bio robotics company owned by a Lamar Blackburn played by John Lithgow who sleep walks through this movie, picks up a paycheck, and laughs to the bank. Of course Affleck finds inconsistencies in the books, originally discovered by Dana Cummings played by Kendrick. SHE is awful, flat out awful in this movie. Stick to dancing or whatever it is you do. Kendrick brings nothing to screen in this flick. JK Simmons plays a Treasury boss trying to located Affleck and solicits the help of Marybeth Medina played by Cynthia Addi-Robinson. She is very nice to look at..........Anyway, I kept waiting for Simmons to pop out of the office saying this flick was a bad Farmer's Insurance commercial. This flick is filled with flashbacks from Affleck's childhood, which are bad, however you never see the autism effect him in adult hood. Folks this is a long, long movie! I ate through two bags of cheesy puffs. The fans love this flick, the rest not so much. Wait for Red Box or catch it at the dollar theater! Two stars is being kind....

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mrs. 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, 2017

"Split" Decision


116 Minutes, Drama, Horror

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Damn horror flicks in February! Two hours of intense, suspense, and cannibalism! Ok, it's not that bad and in fact "Split" fails to mustard the 75% of Rotten Maters reviewers. Were they watching the same flick as me? What better way to kidnap three cute girls in a car but to spray them with sleepy spray, woohoo! The fact is the audience already knows what happens before it happens. A crazy dude with multiple personalities, 23 to be exact, attempts to inflict pain and misery to the teenagers. Hell, anyone could escape from this bozo and at any time during this flick. Of course, Shyamalan can't allow this because the flick would be over in 10 minutes. Anyway you know the plot....The psycho, played by James McAvoy, kills two of the girls, his therapist (who he sees throughout the flick), and tries to kill Casey, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. She pops him twice with a shotgun, she escapes, he survives and we must wait for "Split 2" in the very near future. Save us the trouble Shyamalan and don't bother!

Price Waterhouse Coopers Screw Up Oscar Ending or Did They....

In a major gaff, Price Waterhouse Coopers botched the last award given in thy goodnight...the Oscar for Best Picture. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were the presenters for the Oscar and for most, the golden statute was set for La La Land, the favorite. Beatty opened the envelope, look confused and disoriented and even showed the card to Dunaway. Dunaway wavered slightly, but announced La La Land had won the Oscar, like most predicted. Everyone associated with the film arrived on stage, snatched the Oscar, and began with acceptance speeches. A stage director with a headset on rushed over to Beatty and handed him a second, red envelope. In the card was the real winner, "Moonlight" with Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Producers boldly on the card! La La Land Producer Jordan Horowitz is informed of the major gaff and informs the stunned audience that Moonlight actually won the Oscar for Best Picture. An obviously pissed Horowitz snatches the card from Beatty fumbling hands and presents it to the crowd, corroborating the mistake. Kudos for Horowitz for taking charge and in a modest gesture handed the Oscar over to the Producers of Moonlight. 

Are Beatty and Dunaway cupable in this colossal mistake? Of course they are, just like PwC. Two veteran, albeit brain dead, actors can't adlib without direction or cue cards? Beatty opens the envelope, realizes the error, shows it to Dunaway, and says NOTHING! On top of that, after seeing Emma Stone's name for best actress, Dunaway JUST assumes La La Land is the winner. Most are backing Beatty and Dunaway, but folks these are actors, veterans of the screen. Stop the action, ask for help, or call Kimmel over and show him the card, he is the flippen host! I would have ripped the card from Beatty's cold, dead hands too!  

This will go down as the biggest goof in live television and for the Oscars. Long live Steve Harvey!

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 Prediction for the Oscars Tonight!

2017 Prediction for the Oscars Tonight!

Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Denis Villeneuve for Arrival
Best Actor: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Emma Stone for La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Dave Patel for Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis for Fences
Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Cinematographer: La La Land
Music Original Score: La La Land
Short Film: Piper
Animated Feature Film: Moana
Custom Design: La La Land

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Davis Knocks a Home Run!


Drama, 133 minutes

Director: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovon Apepo, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson

Right off the bat, no pun intended, but the casting for Fences is outstanding! Give Washington credit for picking the best cast, which is why I listed everyone billed in the cast...well most of them. Give Washington credit for directing even though he missed out on the Oscar for his directing talent. Fences isn't about baseball, it's about keeping people inside, locked up, and domestic drama! Cory, played by Jovon Apepo, has a promising career in football and is recruited, however Pops won't let him go. Pops wasn't given a chance to play ball because of the color of his skin and he won't let his son go through the same pain. Cory later joins the Marines, foregoing his career in sports. Later Pops has an affair and fathers another child which brings me to the real star of this flick. Viola Davis who plays Rose is a proud, determined black woman who steals the cinema screen with her stellar performance. Hell, I wanted to reach into the TV and slap Pops myself! Rose is certainly the backbone of this family and dedicated to the core, no matter what Pops does. No doubt Davis should win the Oscar for Best Supporting Female. Great movie, highly recommend for a Saturday night popcorn feast!

Nice Kitty!

120 minutes

Director: Garth Davis

Dav Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

A sweet, heart warming flick about a orphan returning to his birth land to find his long, lost family. Yet another true story about determination,  restlessness, and emotional strife. "Saroo" played by Dav Patel is lost at a train station after he takes a nap. After Saroo wakes up he searches for his brother, which we learn later is killed by a train. Saroo is later adopted by "Sue" played by Nicole Kidman and her hubby "John" played by Dave Wenham. Of course Saroo grows up and decides to find his mother and brother back in India. A definite chick flick so be prepared for the tears. One note, Kidman doesn't deserve a nomination for Oscar. This flick has her gorgeous presence for only 30 minutes. The Oscar should go to Viola Davis for "Fences".

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

La La Meh...

2016, Comedy, Drama, Musical, A long 128 minutes

 Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

 Director: Damien Chazelle

Someone missed the boat on this flick, it may have been me to be quite honest. I accept my role as a total dumbass when it comes to comedy, drama, and musicals all in one flick. I loved Xanadu and Grease back in the day, which was rated awful by Rotten maters...and they loved La La Land! Emma Stone plays an inspiring actress and Gosling plays a washed up soul piano player. The two meet, dance, sing, and, and sing....and talk...for two hours. The theme is follow your dreams to the fullest, it just takes so long to get there. J.K. Simmons has a cameo appearance and John Legend is flat, unappealing, and of course plays a singer. This is a decent movie, don't get me wrong. The songs are good, the plot intriguing, it takes forever to get the main the end and the best part of this flick. Now, where is my VHS of Xanadu!