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Brenda Elizabeth English
Brenda Elizabeth English, 68, of Denton, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Alston Brook Nursing Home in Lexington. She was born on January 5, 1948 in Newton, NC to Mildred (Watkins) Bivens and the late Cecil Bivens.

Brenda was of the Baptist faith and worked many different jobs during her lifetime but her favorite one was being a Caretaker for her family. She loved to play Candy Crush and take trips to the mountains and beach. Brenda was always taking care of others, especially her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her father, Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bing “Cub Man” English, and a brother, Donald Bivens.

Brenda is survived by her children, Rhonda (Greg) Beck of Lexington, and, Robbie (Dawn) English of Denton; two sisters, Patricia (Jimmy) Hulin, and Loretta “Daphne” (Gerald) Johnson; three grandchildren, Kristin English of Denton, Kasey Beck of Lexington, and Cameron Beck (Amanda) of Lexington.

A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Higher Ground Baptist Church The family received friends at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to True Light Baptist Church (1840 US 64 West, Lexington, NC 27295) for their building fund.

Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is serving the English family. Online condolences may be made at

Rachel Gallimore
Ms. Rachel Hughes Gallimore age 98, formerly of Farmer Denton Rd., Denton passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Piedmont Crossing Health Care in Thomasville.
A funeral service was held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 11 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Preacher Clyde Akers. Interment followed at Denton Town Cemetery.

Ms. Gallimore was born October 9, 1918 in Randolph County to Ollie Hughes and Rilda Hill Hughes. She attended Old Fashioned Baptist Church and retired from Thornton Hosiery Mill after 40 years. Rachel was preceded in death by her husband Bill Gallimore on December 6, 2002 and by her brother Joyce Colon Hughes.

Surviving are her nieces, Cathy Byrd of Charlotte and Relda Everhart of Lexington.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm prior to the service at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.

Memorials can be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Rosa Shaw
Ms. Rosa Carlton Shaw age 71, of Cornerstone Rd. Lexington, passed away on January 10, 2017 at her residence.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 13 at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Melvin Morton officiating.

Rosa was born on December 19, 1945 in Randolph County to Edward Eugene Carlton and Annie Adell Carlton. She had worked in the textile industry. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jessie Shaw and by a grandson Robert Shaw.

Surviving are son, Worth Frank Shaw of Denton; daughter, Vickie Triplette of Lexington; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, James Carlton of Thomasville; sister, Nora Owens of SC, Mary Jones, and Barbara Love both of Thomasville.

The family received friends on Friday prior to the service at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton and other times at the residence on Cornerstone Rd. in Lexington.
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