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                                                            BERNARD KENT "CORKY" BRIGGS


   "Corky" Briggs died on 30 Sept. 2013 at the Solace Center at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC.  He was 80 years old.  Mr. Briggs was a naval veteran of the Korean War and a member of Post #70 of the Department of NC of the American Legion.  From 2007 to 2008, he was the Commander of that post.  Bernard was a member of the East Asheville United Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Master Mason (Swannanoa Lodge #561).  He was buried with military honors at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.


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