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Edmund Russell Briley

May 21, 1933 - June 8, 2018
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Edmund Russell Briley, age 85, of Fayetteville, TN passed at Huntsville Hospital after a brief illness on June 8, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1933 in Murfreesboro, TN.

Ed was a 1951 graduate of David Lipscomb High School and a 1958 B.S. graduate of Middle Tennessee State College. He served two years in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Ed was a career salesman in the field of the fertilizer industry, and employed by V-C, Mobil Oil, Swift, and Estech Companies. Later he worked for Wolverine Brass and Dixie Plumbing Specialties.

Mr. Briley was a life-long member of the Church of Christ where he was a teacher, deacon and elder. Most recently he worshiped at Liberty Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret Coleman Briley; daughter, Mary Marie (Jefre) Goldtrap; grandchildren, Carolyn (Adam) Dawson, Coleman Godltrap, Audry (Derik) Hodgin, Elizabeth Goldtrap, Leah Goldtrap, Allison Goldtrap, and Georgia Goldtrap; great-grandchildren, Briley Dawson, Daniel Dawson, and CarrieAnn Hodgin. Mr. Briley was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laudis Hartman Briley; daughter, Carolyn Carr Briley; and brothers, Marvin and Clayton Briley.

Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the time of service at 4 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Liberty Church of Christ. Interment will be on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1 PM at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 21st Century Global Missions, P. O. Box 277, Fulton, MS 38843 or to the Liberty Church of Christ, 8 Cutoff Ln, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edmund Russell Briley.



Interment Location: Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 5350 N.W. Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: June 11, 2018
    Time: 1 PM until 4 PM
  • Service
  • Date: June 11, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM