Obituaries June 7, 2014

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Edna Barth      

THOMASVILLE  — Edna Marie Avant Barth, age 80, of Thomasville and a native of Columbus County died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Hospice Haven of Rockingham.

Final rites were held Thursday, June 5, at Worthington Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Flynn Cemetery, Whiteville.

She was the daughter of the late Rufus and Mary Alma Martin Avant and the widow of Audrey Edward White.

She is survived by a daughter, Wanda White Moore and husband, Ronald of Rockingham; two sisters, Ethel Avant Roper of Whiteville and Carolyn Avant Hamilton of Franklin, GA.; four brothers, James Avant of El Paso, TX, Rufus Avant of Roanoke, AL, Jack Wayne Avant of Caledonia, MS, and Clayton Avant of Thomasville; and a granddaughter, Audra Norris of New York.

Worthington Funeral Home assisted the family.


John Collett

THOMASVILLE — Mr. John Jerome Collett, Jr., 81, a resident of Thomasville, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his residence. 

He was born July 31, 1932 in Davidson County, a son of John Jerome Collett and Fleta Green Collett.  He was a graduate of Fairgrove High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Collett was a veteran commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.   He was a self-employed dairy and tobacco farmer.  He was a member of the N.C. Grange and was a charter member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of North Carolina.  Mr. Collett was a lifelong active member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ann Hay and brothers, Ralph Collett and Harrell Collett.

On June 20, 1954 he was married to Carolyn Briggs who survives of the home. Also surviving are a daughter, Lynne Collett Streetman and husband Jim of Mooresville; a son, John Collett, III and wife Kay of Thomasville; grandchildren, John Charles Collett and wife Amanda of Thomasville, Ashlin Streetman Henderson and husband J.P. of Ohio and Kenley Streetman of Mooresville and a great-grandson Briggs Henderson; sister-in-law, Jessie Collett and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Peggy Finch officiating.  Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mr. Collett will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until taken to the church thirty minutes prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, N.C. 27361, Parkinson’s Association of the Carolinas, 5970 Fairview Road, Suite 217, Charlotte, N.C. 28210 or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, N.C. 27292.

Online condolences may be sent to the Collett family at


'Lum' Edwards

THOMASVILLE — Harold Mock “Lum” Edwards, 84, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8,  at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 122 West Main St. Thomasville.  Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today (June 7). and others times at the home.


Billy Hill

ASHEBORO — Billy James Hill, 42, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the result of an automobile accident.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. today (June 7) at Summerville Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Denton. The family will receive friends from 6  to 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.


Kenneth McNaron

LEXINGTON — Kenneth Wayne McNaron, 29, died June 5, 2014, at Hinkle Hospice House.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21,  at High Rock Church of Lexington. The family will receive friends at the home. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.


Keith Sheffield Jr.

THOMASVILLE- Keith A. Sheffield Jr., 19, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

The funeral was held Friday, June 6,  at Prominence Funeral Home.


Odessa Sexton

LEXINGTON — Odessa Kathleen Jarrett Sexton, 85, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.   
The funeral service was held on Friday, June 6, at J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville.  Interment  followed in Clarksbury United Methodist Church cemetery. 


Betty Self Smith

THOMASVILLE —  Betty Jane Self Smith, 68, died Monday, May 12, 2014.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, June 14, at Mount Pleasant UMC, 8710 Meadowbrook Drive in Tobaccoville.


'Randy' Tate

DENTON — Charles “Randy” Tate, Jr., 33, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  

The funeral  will be held 1 p.m. today (June 7) at High Rock Community Church, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Denton.  J. C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville  is serving the family.