Friday, October 20, 2017

Joseph Douglas Bulla Dies

Joseph Douglas “Doug” Bulla, age 56, of the Rollingwood Group Home in Greensboro passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Funeral services will follow on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Born in Asheboro on March 17, 1961 to J.D. and Lois Ellen Boroughs Bulla. Survived by his brother, Steve Bulla of Asheboro; sisters, Judy Garner and husband Jimmy of Asheboro and Barbara Heavner and husband David of Morganton; nieces, Kasey Beal and husband Mickey, Kelly Garner, and Whitney Heavner; nephew, Patrick Heavner; great nieces, Ainsley and Ava Hancock.

Direct line to Mary Briles Ru

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 8 of College Football

Lucky picks the losers 82% of the time heading into Week 8 of College Football and 58% for pro football. In this episode, Lucky is pissed at Clemson and the two Washington Teams. Lucky features the Penn State/Michigan and USC/N. Dame games and the Jets/Dolphins, Patriots/Falcons, and Eagles/Redskins games. Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers. Visit Lucky at http://www.luckyslosers.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

UPSET CITY in Week 7 of College Football!

Holy Cow, 1000 Willies, UPSET CITY in college. Lucky picks 15 of 22 losers in college football now 81%. Clemson, SD State, Washington and Wash State, Auburn, Texas Tech, and Navy all lost, messing up poor Lucky's record. Onto the pro games. View his picks at luckyslosers.com Lucky Losers, he always picks the losers! #losers

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lucky on the Ropes

Lucky on the ropes, 0-2 after WSU & Clemson lose Fri Nite. Can Lucky survive Sat's games! Head over to luckyslosers.com to see his picks for week 7 of college football and week 6 of pro football. Lucky's Losers he always picks the Losers!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Clemson Loses to Syracuse 27-24!

Lucky laughing at Clemson for losing to SyraCuse..who lost to Middle Tenn & C. Michigan! Lucky is glad to take the hit for this game! #clemsonvssyracuse #Clemsondone

Holy cow, Lucky's Losers hr always picks the losers!

No Show, Picks Post Tonight!

Lucky says no radio Show this week because no top 20 team play each other in week 7. Lucky
will post his losing picks tonight! Lucky picks the Losers!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Lucky 81% in Week 6 of College Football!

Lucky picks 17 Losers out of 21 games for Week 6 of college football! Lucky's Losers he always picks the Losers! Pro games return next week!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 6 of College Football

Lucky picks the losers of college football over 86% of the time. This week he features WVU v.s. TCU, Louisville v.s. NC State and Washington State v.s. Oregon. Visit Lucky at luckyslosers.com or listen here!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Week 6 Matchups Post Tonight

‪Lucky will post Week 6 games tonight! WVU v TCU, WSU v Oregon, Lville v NCState highlight the show pro games return Oct. 13. Radio Show will air Wednesday. #pickinglosers ‬

Monday, October 2, 2017

Briles Radio Network APP Ready!

The Briles Radio Network APP is ready to download from the Apple APP and Google Play Store! Just put in "Briles Radio" in the search bar depending on your phones operating system! The Briles Information Radio Network plays old time radio shows, Flickers From the Cave, Lucky's Losers, and other programming. The APP is very small, which you can take with you on your cell phone. Both iOS and Android are supported!

Jennifer Welborn Dies in Car Wreck

Miss Jennifer Anne Welborn, 21, a resident of Thomasville passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 after injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Lexington Church of Christ with Minister Brock Shanks officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Welborn will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.Born on June 11, 1996 in Guilford County, NC to Scotty Ray Welborn and Karen Anne Hudson Welborn. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bobby and Brenda Welborn; and her maternal grandfather, Henry Hudson. Surviving in addition to her parents, Scotty and Karen Welborn of the home; are her brothers, Josh Welborn and her twin, Jacob Welborn of the home; maternal grandmother, Kathryn Hudson of Walkertown; and Jennifer’s boyfriend, Michael Ramos of Asheboro. Jennifer's great great grandmother is Martha Jane Briles Welborn

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lucky Does it Again!

Lucky picks 15 Losers out of 17! Lucky's Losers he always picks the Losers #LSU #Duke Stinks! luckyslosers.com

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lucky Even After Friday's Games

Lucky goes 1-1 Friday's games. He picked Miami & USC to lose. Boo Duke. Lucky Losers he picks Losers. #Duke https:luckyslosers.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

Jack Snider

Mr. Jack L Snider, 78, of Sexton Road, Denton, NC passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at the W G Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Saturday, Sept. 30 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Reeves, Dr. Ron Chaney, and Rev. Gerald Ward presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Born September 18, 1939 in Randolph County to Walter Thomas Snider and Mary Trotter Snider. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dalton and John Snider and sisters, Dorothy White, Gladys Routh, Ruth Bradshaw, Colleen Apple, and Rachel Adams. Surviving is wife, Joyce Williams Snider of the home; daughters, Renee Nelson of Myrtle Beach, SC, LeAnn Richburg and husband Gary of Kemp, TX, and Brenda Allred and husband Wayne of Randleman; brothers, Eugene and Dewey Snider of Denton, and Clyatt Snider of Lexington; sister, Nancy Snider of Waynesboro, VA; 5 grandchildren, Landace Gillitzer and husband Jesse, Adam Richburg and wife Lauren, Chelsie Hulin, Jackson and Josie Allred; 5 great-grandchildren, Logan Mullins, Brandon Weaver, Emma Gillitzer, Moddee Hulin, and Katelyn Gillitzer.


  Direct line to Rachel Briles Hoover

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 5 of College Football

Cupcake city again for week 5 of college football. Lucky and his smart pill machine found only two games to chat about: USC v.s. Washington State and Clemson v.s. VA Tech. Lucky is protesting the NFL for this week due to the kneeling and protesting! Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lucky Picks Losers

Lucky picked the Arizona Cardinals to lose and they did! 9 losers out of 16 in pro games for week 3. week 5 of college football up next! Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers! luckyslosers.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lucky 86% in Picking Losers for Week 4!

Lucky piks 16 losers out of 20 in college football; 86% on the year! Lucky says boo FSU, MSU, Oregon,Okie St. Now onto the pro games! Lucky's Losers he picks losers! luckyslosers.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 4 of College Football & Week 3 of Pro Football

Lucky has picked his losers for week 4 of college & week 3 of pro football. Lucky features NC State v. FSU, Penn State v. Iowa, Mississippi State v. Georgia and TCU v. Oklahoma State. Lucky picks 3 losers in pro football against the spread. Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers! luckyslosers.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

No Curse for Logan!

Stephen Soderbergh copies his success with Ocean series with a flick called Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum and his bunch of misfits. Labeled as a comedy/crime/action flick, it's all and more! I was a fan of Ocean's 11.....

DUN-Good

Just when you think you've seen all the war movies, then comes Dunkirk. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk and were slowly evacuated from the beach. Over 330,000 troops were saved using naval and civilian vessels. Director Christopher Nolan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 3 of College Football & Week 2 of Pro

Lucky picks the losers of college & pro football! Week 3 of college only has one game in the Top 10 to talk about. Clemson v.s. Louisville. Lucky picked three losers in pro football to include tonights game, Houston v.s. Cincinnati. Lucky's Losers, he always picks the losers! Visit Lucky at luckyslosers.com

"IT"s Disappointing

Do you hate clowns? This flick will add to your misery of clowns although not in a scary, delusional way. Stephen King's "IT" moves from the book and the 1990 TV mini series to the big screen. This flick has already made over $150 million dollars on a budget of $38 million, kudo's to the marketing. Clowns are bad enough, but a demon clown terrorizing a small town in Maine, priceless right? I haven't read the book nor have I seen the mini series starring Richard Thomas of The Waltons Fame, the late John Ritter, Tim Reid, and Annette O'Toole. Following the book the premise is the same in this newest flick directed by Andy Muschietti, is described as "Chapter One" meaning more to come later in 2018. RT and most critics love this flick, I, not one of them. I will tell you why later.

 The plot is set in 1988 where a young boy named Georgie goes missing after losing his makeshift paper boat to a storm drain. Lurking in the drain is a freaky clown named Pennywise who convinces the young lad to give up his right arm in exchange for the boat only to be pulled into the drain by Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgård, a Swedish model by choice.

Pennywise has been creating havoc on Derry Town every 27 years, killing children and such, and shows itself to IT's victims in the appearance of what they fear. Pennywise then goes into hibernation. Georgie's brother Bill, played by Jaeden Wesley Lieberher who has a stuttering problem and his gang of friends, go into the gutter of Derry looking for Georgie and Pennywise. Of course, "The Losers Club", locate Pennywise and their fears and, well, you know the rest is history.


"IT" isn't scary, not even remotely. Excluding the excellent acting by the "Losers Club", I found myself laughing at Pennywise pretty much the entire time his big, fat head hit the screen. All I could think of is, "WOW, this clown looks like the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland!" His movement as he attacks IT's victims is hilarious. Pennywise's scoots around like the groundhog in "Caddyshack". There is nothing about "IT" that resembles anything close to being a horror flick! I give this flick two & half stars for two reasons: The story is emotional between the club and the acting is well done. Wait for "IT" on Red Box.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lucky's Losers-Week 2 of College Football & Week 1 of Pro Football

Lucky has made his picks for college and pro football. Games featured are Clemson v. Auburn and Oklahoma v. Ohio State. Lucky picked three games against the spread in pro football along with several straight up.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, Passes

Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kannapolis following several years of declining health. A Celebration of Ellen's life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Gary Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Born in Randolph County, October 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen, preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hepler, four sisters, Betty Hepler, Louetta Rothrock, Mae Grubb and Elsie Skeen, and three brothers, Paul, Olin and Elmer Skeen. Surviving are a son, Wayne Hepler; three grandchildren, Angela Jarrett and husband Joel, Ken Hepler and wife Rene and Melissa Brady and husband Cameron; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Hepler and wife Jennifer, Justin Hepler, Bradley Jarrett, Brooke Jarrett and Ryan Brady, Lexie Brown, Austin Brown and Eric Foster; a great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Hepler.


  Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr.

Paul "Dickie" Medlin Jr. of Lexington passed away August 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Dickie, as he was known to those who loved him was born January 6, 1946 to Paul and Arlene Martin Medlin, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mabe Medlin, son, Paul D. Medlin (Teresa), daughter, Tosha Medlin Briles, stepchildren, Chris Hill, Debbie (Tommy) Gordon, Mark (Janet) McDowell. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dickie is also survived by a brother, Mark Martin and sister, Saundra (Michael) Riggs. Dickie loved working with his hands and was very skillful in woodworking. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington, NC. A Celebration of Life will be announced at future date. Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the Medlin family.

Lilyann Grace Briles

Lilyann Grace Briles, daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Briles, was born and died on August 14, 2017. A visitation in her honor will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Larry W. Davis Dies

GREENVILLE-Larry W. Davis, 67, of Greenville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. No services. Born Jan. 10, 1950, in Greenville, the oldest son of the late Paul Edward Davis and Margaret Briles Davis. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Davis; and a nephew, Trent Christie. He was of Baptist faith. Left to cherish his memory are his best friend and wife, Paula Davis; his mother, Margaret Davis; his daughter, Jennifer (Ross) Jones; grandsons Justin Jones and Jack Jones; brother Eddie (Debbie) Davis; sisters Dianne (Mark) Christie and Krista (Orval McLaughlin; father-in-law Sam (Lana) Loy; mother-in-law Rena Loy; nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunt Jo Davis and Aunt Jane Davis and their families as well as many special friends.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Comedy Legend, Actor, Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

One of the greats passed away today! Jerome Levitch or better known as Jerry Lewis passed at age 91 at home in Las Vegas. Lewis was a comedic genius and filmaker, also creating the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Labor Day for many years. Partnering with singer/actor Dean Martin, Lewis on several films, he was best know for his “The Nutty Professor” in (1963) which was his biggest success ever, grossing $19 million. Lewis smoked nearly four packs of cigarettes a day which lead to double bypass surgery in 1982. Lewis also had painkiller dependency due to ulcers.

In 1944 Lewis married former band singer Patti Palmer, with whom he had six sons, Gary, Ronnie, Scott, Anthony, Christopher and Joseph, who died in 2009.

Lewis is survived by his second wife, SanDee Pitnick.

Friday, August 18, 2017

New Content Added to the BIRN

The Briles Information Radio Network has added new content to it's growing library. Four new episodes of "Flickers from the Cave" has been uploaded. This series is created by Mike Richardson and Marty Hollingsworth; both talk about horror flicks from the past.

Several shows from"Afloat with Henry Morgan" was added. The show was radio broadcast that aired, as many would say, in 1933. Each episode was 12 minutes long, and was dedicated for the young listeners in particular. The producer and star of the show was George Edwards, the same person who produced the popular series Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to name a few.

Eight episodes from the "Murder by Experts" has been added as well. This show aired in from 1949-1951 which feature crime stories by leading murder experts such as William Irish, Alfred Hitchcock and Craig Rice.

The BIRN is currently producing the first show for "B-Side Radio Underground" and the opening theme for the new "Shock Theater!" Stay Tuned! 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Adam Smith

Adam Lee Smith, 32, of Lexington, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro, with Evangelist Dolan Skeen and Rev. Jimmy Wansley officiating. Burial will follow at Eleazer Church Cemetery. Born on June 16, 1985 in Davidson County, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Smith. Surviving are his sons, Eli Smith, Arlis Smith; mother, Debra Skeen of Denton; father and stepmother, David Smith, Jr. and Mary Smith, of Star; sister, Amanda Hastings of Thomasville; brother, Daniel Smith of Star; grandparents, Donna Skeen of Thomasville, Moses and Linda Luther of Asheboro; uncle, Chuck Skeen; aunts, Linda Lynn Callicutt, Elaine Smith; nieces, Madison Smith, Averey Smith and Kylean Hastings.



  Direct line to Catherine Briles Skeen

Veronica Marcella "Marcie" Johnson Dies

Lexington – Veronica Marcella (Marcie) Johnson passed August 13, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting located at 3673 Hoover Hill Rd., Trinity, NC officiated by Pastor Dave Mercadante. Burial will follow the service in the cemetery. There will be a receiving of friends starting at 12:30 at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting. Born on May 11, 1964 in High Point, NC, she was dearly loved by her parents, John R. and the late Jewell Pierce Johnson of Trinity. Her older brother, Michael Pierce, also preceded her in death. Marcie is survived by her loving companion of 30 years, Bruce Hayes, of Lexington, NC. DIRECT line to Elizabeth Briles Robbins.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Linda D. Briles Shively Dies

Linda D. (Briles) Shively, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Josh Keesling will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Born on March 15, 1949 in Marion County as the daughter of Dale Miller and Joan (Kidd) Briles. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie (James) McGuire of Fishers, IN, and Rhonda (Darin) Earl of Poplar Grove, IL; siblings, Cynthia, Rollie, Karen, Michael, Annie, John Chuck; grandchildren Mary, Mac, and Kevin McGuire, and Ryan and Ashley Earl; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Joan Briles; and brother, Benny Briles.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Shirley Ruth Hulin Jester

Shirley Ruth Hulin Jester, 78, of Trinity passed away August 2, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital. A Memorial service will be held Saturday August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Jim Honeycutt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Born July 17, 1939 to the late Jim Hulin and Nellie Loflin Hulin in Randolph County. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Albert Carless Jester on August 22, 2003, after 46 years of marriage and one daughter Phyllis Walker that passed away October 29, 2005; two brothers James Hulin and Bobby Hulin. Surviving is two sons, Curtis Jester and wife Susan of Thomasville, Travis Jester and wife Lisa of Trinity; two sisters, Dorothy Floyd of Thomasville, Patsy Shaw and husband Larry of Randleman; grandchildren Zachary Jester and wife Caroline, Chase Walker and fiancé Hailey McNeil, Zane Jester and wife Megan, Kendall Jester, and Jacob Sweeney; four great-grandchildren, Lakyn, Camden, Ramsey and Lainey. Mrs. Jester's grandmother is Mamie Briles Loflin

Norman Ray Nance

Norman Ray Nance passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the age of 82. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. Graveside services, including military honors, will be held Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Randolph County or Central United Methodist Church of Asheboro. A native of Randolph County, the son of Troy Norman Nance and Lena Eugene Powell Nance. US Veteran. Norman was preceded in death by his wife Audrey Thomas Nance. He is survived by his son Chad Nance (April), and grandsons Mitchell and Will of Asheville, sister Betty Bailey of Asheboro, brother Phil Nance (Rachel) of Asheboro, special friend and companion Delette Self of Asheboro and her son Brad Self (Belinda) and granddaughters Hannah and Hollie of High Point, and several nieces and nephews. Direct line to Mary Briles Pearce

Sunday, July 30, 2017

QR Codes too be Installed at GMP

The Briles Information Network will be installing QR Codes to cemetery markers. When you go to a cemetery and you see a qr code, scan it to learn about the loved one. The first cemetery up is Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC. This cemetery has Ernest Michael Briles Sr, his wife Cora Cain Briles and two son, Rex and Clarence Ralph Briles. The QR code will be placed on the main marker, which can be scanned by any scanner. Once you scan the code, it will direct you to the Guilford Memorial Cemetery interactive site. There are several in the APP store that are free! Try it now by scan the QR code in the picture. If you don't have a qr code reader/scanner, you can visit the interactive site by clicking on the link below. http://briles.net/GMP

Golda Briles Jenkins Dies

Golda Juanita Briles Jenkins, of Wellington, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at her home in Wellington, at the age of 82. Funeral services for Golda will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Belle Plaine, Kan. A private interment will be held at the Kechi Township Cemetery, Kechi, Kan. Born the daughter of Milo F. and Etta Elizabeth (Angle) Briles on Saturday, Dec. 29, 1934 in Amorita, Okla. Survivors include her nephew, Kevin Phillips and his girlfriend Melody Goodman. She is also survived by many other nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Dean and Garold Briles, sisters: Imogene Ramey and Lois Phillips and nephew, Kelly Phillips.

Lala Briles Pitts Passes

Lala Briles Pitts, 83, went home to be with the Lord July 23, 2017. Funeral Services was held 1:00PM Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Colfax, where she was a longtime member, with Pastor Chuck Peters officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, Lala was the daughter of the late Eunice Pierce and Henry Allen Briles. She was married to the late Harvey Pitts, and also was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Dixon and Edith Hoover, and brother Luther Briles. Survivors include her children Marvin Pitts and Debra of Belews Creek, Allen Pitts and Darlene of Greensboro, and Elaine Lowe and Mark of High Point; grandchildren Heather Wolf and Travis, Jay Pitts and Holly, Todd Hargett and Tammy, and Ryan Lowe; great-grandchildren Parker Pitts, Matthan Wolf, and Jordan Hargett; sister-in-law Joann Briles; and a host of extended family and friends. Friends and family may sign, and view the guestbook at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

75th Anniversary of Rex Briles' Passing

The Briles Information Network is dedicated to the memory of Rex Briles, my grandfather. Since 1996, we have promoted genealogy research and preserving family history. We continue with visiting the grave site of Rex Briles who passed 75 years ago this date. Rex is buried with his parents, Ernest Michael and Cora Cain Briles and his brother Clarence Ralph Briles at Guilford Memorial Park in Jamestown, NC. Rex passed away July 22, 1942 of an acute appendicitis. We celebrated his short life by placing a flowers at the main headstone along with memory lights. God bless Rex Briles who is "At Rest" and will never be forgotten!

Actor John Heard Dead at 72

Actor John Heard was found dead Friday in a hotel located in Palo Alto, California. Heard was recovering from minor back surgery. Best known for the Home Alone movies, also starred in “Big,” “Awakenings,” “The Pelican Brief” and “The Sopranos.”

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