Edmund Russell Briley
May 21, 1933 -
June 8, 2018

Visitation

June 11, 2018
1 PM until 4 PM

Service 

June 11, 2018
4:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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22 Comments

  1. Frannie Hughes

    Margaret…so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. The girls and I have such fond memories of those Winfrey Drive days. I hope you find comfort in knowing that so many people are remembering your family during this difficult time!

    Reply
  2. Billy and Cindy Langford, Frances Gibson, Vera Stewart

    Mrs. Margaret, praying for God’s comfort at this time-was so glad that Joan let us know-we were out of town and had not heard it-went to see grand baby in South Carolina-called mother and they did not know either-so glad Joan text us-wish we could had the ladies to take them-prayers for all of you

    Reply
  3. Phyllis Sain

    Dear Margaret,
    David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We have been so out of touch since David’s illness and a move to Nashville. You and Ed were always so kind and gracious to us. We will be praying that God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. We love you and treasure your friendship and encouragement during our time in Fayetteville. David and Phyllis Sain

    Reply
    • Phyllis Sain

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      Dear Margaret,
      David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We will be praying that will God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. David and Phyllis Sain

      Reply
  4. Debra West

    So sorry to hear about Mr Briley. Loved him so much. He will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  5. Gary Frattalone

    Aunt Margaret,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I will never forget Uncle Ed…you and He always made me feel like Family and the both of you were always there for me. I will always keep the both of you in my prayers!
    Love always,
    Gary

    Reply
  6. Dennis and Lisa Groce

    Mrs. Briley, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have known you all my life but recently Dennis just retired, had breakfast with Mr. Ed at the round table Park City Cafe’ and they became good friends. Seemed we crossed paths quiet frequently lately. You and Mary Marie and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to call upon us if you need anything. With Love, Dennis and Lisa Groce

    Reply
  7. Carol Norman

    Mary Marie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family

    Reply
  8. Joel M. Hastings

    Miss Margaret,
    May God Bless you during this time. My Father always spoke so highly of you and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joel M. Hastings

    Reply
    • Allen, Jennifer, Allie, Westin, and Wyatt Byrom

      We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Briley. I have such fond memories of him and your family. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

      Reply
  9. Linda Holland

    Margaret, what a shock to read this obituary. Know that you have so many friends who are grieving with you. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time in your life.

    Reply
  10. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mrs. Briley,
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. I will be praying for comfort during this difficult time:
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  11. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Mrs. Briley and Mary Marie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Briley. I have fond memories of him and now nice and kind he was. Your family will remain in my prayers.

    Reply
  12. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Margaret and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Preston

    Margaret, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this time of grief. Know that I am praying that you will feel God’s presence as never before.

    Reply
  14. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Mr Ed was always such a kind and God loving man. He always wore a beautiful smile and always went out of his way to let you know how happy he was to see you. He will be missed.

    Reply
  15. Gay Parsley

    Margaret, I’m so very sorry and saddened about Mr. Ed. He was such a gentleman, and a very good Christian man. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Brenda Ables

    Margaret I am so shocked and saddened at this terrible loss. I so enjoyed sitting and talking with him at the play. He will certainly be missed. He was a fine man.

    Reply
  17. Debra Smith Simms

    Mrs Briley,
    So sorry for the loss of your husband. You both are great people and Christian examples to many.

    Reply
  18. Shirley Jeans Vliet & Family

    Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands
    passing. God bless you and your family.

    Reply
  19. Lynn and Frank Drewry

    Margaret, this still seems so unreal. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you go through the process of adjusting to this great loss. Ed was a fine man and he will be missed. May God bless and comfort you, as only He can do. We love you.

    Reply
  20. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Margaret, We are so saddened by seeing this announcement. Just know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary & Jo Ann

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Frannie Hughes

    Margaret…so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. The girls and I have such fond memories of those Winfrey Drive days. I hope you find comfort in knowing that so many people are remembering your family during this difficult time!

    Reply
  2. Billy and Cindy Langford, Frances Gibson, Vera Stewart

    Mrs. Margaret, praying for God’s comfort at this time-was so glad that Joan let us know-we were out of town and had not heard it-went to see grand baby in South Carolina-called mother and they did not know either-so glad Joan text us-wish we could had the ladies to take them-prayers for all of you

    Reply
  3. Phyllis Sain

    Dear Margaret,
    David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We have been so out of touch since David’s illness and a move to Nashville. You and Ed were always so kind and gracious to us. We will be praying that God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. We love you and treasure your friendship and encouragement during our time in Fayetteville. David and Phyllis Sain

    Reply
    • Phyllis Sain

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      Dear Margaret,
      David and I just read with great shock and sorrow of the death of Ed. We will be praying that will God bless you with peace and comfort during this time of such grief and sorrow. David and Phyllis Sain

      Reply
  4. Debra West

    So sorry to hear about Mr Briley. Loved him so much. He will be greatly missed!

    Reply
  5. Gary Frattalone

    Aunt Margaret,
    I am so sorry for your loss, I will never forget Uncle Ed…you and He always made me feel like Family and the both of you were always there for me. I will always keep the both of you in my prayers!
    Love always,
    Gary

    Reply
  6. Dennis and Lisa Groce

    Mrs. Briley, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have known you all my life but recently Dennis just retired, had breakfast with Mr. Ed at the round table Park City Cafe’ and they became good friends. Seemed we crossed paths quiet frequently lately. You and Mary Marie and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to call upon us if you need anything. With Love, Dennis and Lisa Groce

    Reply
  7. Carol Norman

    Mary Marie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you and your family

    Reply
  8. Joel M. Hastings

    Miss Margaret,
    May God Bless you during this time. My Father always spoke so highly of you and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joel M. Hastings

    Reply
    • Allen, Jennifer, Allie, Westin, and Wyatt Byrom

      We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Briley. I have such fond memories of him and your family. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

      Reply
  9. Linda Holland

    Margaret, what a shock to read this obituary. Know that you have so many friends who are grieving with you. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time in your life.

    Reply
  10. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mrs. Briley,
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. I will be praying for comfort during this difficult time:
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  11. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    Mrs. Briley and Mary Marie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Briley. I have fond memories of him and now nice and kind he was. Your family will remain in my prayers.

    Reply
  12. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Margaret and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Reply
  13. Wanda Preston

    Margaret, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this time of grief. Know that I am praying that you will feel God’s presence as never before.

    Reply
  14. Rhonda Wilbanks

    Mr Ed was always such a kind and God loving man. He always wore a beautiful smile and always went out of his way to let you know how happy he was to see you. He will be missed.

    Reply
  15. Gay Parsley

    Margaret, I’m so very sorry and saddened about Mr. Ed. He was such a gentleman, and a very good Christian man. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Brenda Ables

    Margaret I am so shocked and saddened at this terrible loss. I so enjoyed sitting and talking with him at the play. He will certainly be missed. He was a fine man.

    Reply
  17. Debra Smith Simms

    Mrs Briley,
    So sorry for the loss of your husband. You both are great people and Christian examples to many.

    Reply
  18. Shirley Jeans Vliet & Family

    Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands
    passing. God bless you and your family.

    Reply
  19. Lynn and Frank Drewry

    Margaret, this still seems so unreal. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you go through the process of adjusting to this great loss. Ed was a fine man and he will be missed. May God bless and comfort you, as only He can do. We love you.

    Reply
  20. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Margaret, We are so saddened by seeing this announcement. Just know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary & Jo Ann

    Reply

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