2018-06-06 / Obituaries

William Vernon Briggs

William Vernon Briggs, 92, formerly of 213 Windsor Drive, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Born in Caswell County, he was the son of the late Lemuel Hassel and Nannie Kimbro Briggs. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Hamlett Briggs and his brothers, Alvis, Arthur, Clegg, Willard, Cleve and Harry Lee Briggs.

Mr. Briggs served in the US Navy during WWII. He was an insurance agent for American General Life. Mr. Briggs was a member of Longhurst United Methodist Church where he was in the Methodist Men. He served on numerous boards and committees at church. After retiring he worked for Lowes Food Store.

Surviving are his three children, Greg Briggs, and special friend Pattie Coakley, of South Boston, Virginia, Jimmy Briggs, Sr., of Hurdle Mills and special friend Cricket Newsome, and Roddy Kimbro Briggs and wife Linda; one grandson, Brent Briggs and wife Jennifer; one great-grandchild Briley Briggs; his brother-in-law, Ryland Hamlett and wife Polly; his sisters-in-law, Margaret Phelps, Billie Briggs, Mamie Lou Briggs and Ruth Briggs.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at Longhurst United Methodist Church by the Pastor Norma Walters Roberts.  Burial will follow in Person Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home and Crematory and at other times at the home of Roddy and Linda Briggs, 1112 Denny‚Äôs Store Rd., Roxboro.

Memorials may be made to Longhurst United Methodist Church, 265 Providence Rd., Roxboro, NC, 27573 or the Person County Senior Citizens Center, 87 Semora Rd., Roxboro, NC, 27573. 

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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