Obituaries: June 5, 2014

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Dorothy Bostic

HIGH POINT — Dorothy Parrish Bostic, 92, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home in High Point is assisting the family.


John Collett, Jr.

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


Carole Darnell

GREENSBORO - Carole Darnell, 79, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Annie Foster

LEXINGTON — Annie Mae Miller Foster, 102, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Paul’s Chapel Church. Piedmont Funeral Home is serving the Foster family.


Joretta Harris  

HIGH POINT— Joretta Allen Harris, 62, departed this life Monday, June 2, 2014, at High Point Regional UNC Healthcare. She was born in High Point on December 26, 1951, the daughter of David Allen and Willie Frances Siler.

A lifelong resident of High Point, she graduated from T. Wingate Andrews High School and went on to earn associate degrees at both Strayer College and Rutledge College. She was a member of Cornerstone Tabernacle in Greensboro, NC.

She was a long time employee of the Guilford County Health Department. She loved servicing people and established many friendships before her retirement. Joretta served as a foster mom to many children in the triad area. In 1995, she was named ‘Single Foster Parent of the Year’ by Guilford County Social Services.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Allen and Willie Frances Siler.

Survivors who cherish her loving memory are; one daughter, Adell Harris of Wilmington, NC; one son, Jamel Harris of Los Angeles, CA; stepfather, Thomas Siler of Trinity, NC; one sister, Veronica Allen of Waldorf, MD; one aunt, Betty Foster of High Point, NC; two special foster daughters, Virginia Horton of Goldsboro, NC, Samantha Cole Seagraves of Greensboro, NC; and a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 808 Hilltop St. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens, Jamestown, NC. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., High Point, NC.

Online condolences may be made to the Harris family at 


Doris Herberich

GREENSBORO - Doris Ann Herberich, 57, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.


Dr. Harold Jarrell  

COLFAX — Dr. Harold Thomas Jarrell, 90, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at River Landing, after a period of declining health. Dr. Jarrell was a resident of High Point until 2008 when he moved to River Landing in Colfax.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, located at 1015 Eastchester Drive in High Point, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at High Point Friends Meeting, 800 Quaker Lane, High Point. The Rev. Kelly Kellum and the Rev. Billy Britt will conduct the service. Burial will be at Springfield Friends Meeting cemetery immediately following the service.

Dr. Jarrell was born December 27, 1923 in High Point to Esther Kirkman Jarrell and Thomas Marvin Jarrell. He was a lifelong member of High Point Friends Meeting, and active in the many aspects of church life, including Trustee and Clerk of the meeting, Past President of the Brotherhood Sunday School Class and an initial supporter of High Point Friends School. Dr. Jarrell was a graduate of High Point High School, Guilford College and Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. His college education was interrupted by his military service in World War II. He served his country in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was stationed in France. He practiced optometry with his twin brother, Howard, in High Point as Drs. Jarrell and Jarrell. Dr. Jarrell practiced from 1954 until 2005.

After retirement, when out in the community, he so enjoyed seeing his patients and reminiscing with them about their families.

Dr. Jarrell was a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society. After retiring from the practice of optometry, he enjoyed a second career in real estate investment and management. Dr. Jarrell was active in his real estate companies up until his death with the able assistance of his employees, Darla Barber, Jill Keiser, and James Lloyd.

Dr. Jarrell was a former member of the High Point Jaycees and Past President of the High Point Lions Club. He was a former Assistant Scout Master to Troop #7 of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and a former member of the Uwharrie Council Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Jarrell was a member of the U.S. Power Squadron, Winston-Salem Unit. He was an experienced lifelong boater and spent many happy hours on the water, teaching countless children to water ski, fishing with his grandsons and captaining his boats on High Rock Lake, the Intercostal Waterway and Beufort, NC. There was no one of whom he was more proud than his four grandsons. His hobbies were those in which his children and grandchildren were interested. He could often be found outside working with his tools, fixing or washing cars and repairing any and everything that was broken.

Dr. Jarrell is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years, Mary Riddick Long Jarrell of the home; a daughter, Jennie Whitford Jarrell Hayman and her husband, Wilson Hayman; a son, the Honorable Harold Thomas Jarrell, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia Roberson Jarrell; four grandsons, Wilson Whitford Hayman, Harold Thomas Jarrell, III, Robert Kirkman Jarrell, and David Parker Jarrell; brothers-in-law and their wives, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. William Fife Long, the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David Allison Long, III; four nieces, two nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Annie Lee Jarrell, William Marvin Jarrell, Ruth Jarrell Hoover, Harriss Hassell Jarrell, Charles Richardson Jarrell, Joseph Parker Jarrell and his twin Dr. Howard Carl Jarrell.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Winged Foot at River Landing for their loving and attentive care of Dr. Jarrell in the months leading up to his passing. The family would also like to thank James Lloyd for his service and devotion to Dr. Jarrell.

Memorials may be made to High Point Friends Meeting, High Point Friends School, 800 Quaker Lane, High Point, NC 27262 or River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC 27235.

Online condolences may be made through


‘Stan’ Kinney 

SUMMERFIELD — Stanley Walter Kinney (Stan), 71, of Summerfield, formerly of High Point, died Tuesday morning after a brief illness at his residence with his wife, son, and daughter by his side.

Born July 8, 1942, in High Point, Stan was the fifth of six children born to Paul and Mae Kinney. His parents instilled values to him and his siblings that they carry on today.

He graduated from High Point High School in 1960 and continued his education at High Point College (University) where he played golf for 4 years, was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, graduating in 1964. The Monday after graduation he accepted/started a job with 3M Company where he spent his entire 44 year sales career. His success at 3M was in large part due to his vibrant and outgoing personality. Stan never wanted to climb the corporate ladder and move to other parts of the country, because his career was centered around his family. He enjoyed working in the Medical/Surgical Division at 3M every day and developed friendships throughout North Carolina that lasted to this day. He retired from 3M Company in 2008.

Stan is survived by his wife Barbara; son, Bret and wife Tracy of Reidsville, NC; daughter, Cacy Kinney Moss and husband Greg of Wilmington. His four grandchildren include Lilly Kinney (15), Peyton Moss (14), Grace Kinney (13) and Owen Moss (10). He also is survived by his brothers, Garland Kinney (Georgia), Jim Kinney (Barbra); sisters, Bobbie Lewis, Barbara Hughes (Fred), Linda Mosley (Phil) all in High Point area; his sister-in-law, Nancy Fiddner (John) of Danbury, CT and brother-in-law, Tom Cacy (Young) of San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson McAuley (Mac) Evans Kinney in 2002.

Stan loved time with his family. He enjoyed traveling and seeing other parts of the world but as much as he loved to travel he always looked forward to getting home. Yearly trips to Maine with his family and later just he and his wife would allow him to eat his favorite food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and that was Lobster.

His other passion was golf! Golf was how he made money as a child/teenager caddying at Blair Park Golf Course whereas he grew up. His talent later helped him secure a golf scholarship. He moved from High Point to Greensboro National Golf Club in 2005 and cherished the opportunity to live life to the fullest by developing relationships with neighbors, staff, and the Course Superintendent.

His trip of a lifetime was also fulfilled in 2005 with a golf trip to Scotland with his son, brothers, brother-in-law and close friends. The trip was so wonderful that they did it again in 2008.

Stan’s greatest joy was watching his grandchildren grow and participate in all their various activities such as basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading, and surfing. You could often see him sitting through multiple games in the same day but that is where he wanted to be and cherish those memories.

Stan was a man of unique character and had the ability to make people comfortable in an instant with his presence and his smile.

Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is handling the arrangements. Visitation will be on Friday, June 6th at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester in High Point from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. A Celebration of Stans’ Life will take place at 11a.m. Saturday at Center United Methodist Church (6142 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro).

Online condolences can be made at

In lieu of flowers, please support your local/community Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity.

Donations may also be made to Center United Methodist Church (6142 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro) and directed for future additions to MAC’S PLAYGROUND.


Rev. David Lowe

BELLEVILLE, IL — On May 28,2014, David Clemmer Lowe, 92 of High Point went to be with his Lord, whom he loved and served faithfully throughout his life.

He was born Oct. 3, 1921 to Thomas and Ida Kate Lowe in Thomasville, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife Lily Champion Lowe. He was assistant pastor at Central Alliance Church as well as the music director. David served the community as a piano tuner and technician for over 40 years. He was pastor of churches in Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Surviving are his sister, Eden Bolton; children, Lily Bell Hanlon and husband Gary, Helen Wolfe and Daniel Lowe; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 7, at The Life on Lexington Church, 620 East Lexington Ave., High Point, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.


Paul D. Mounce

FAYETTEVILLE — Paul D. Mounce, 98, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Guilford Memorial Park in High Point. Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services in Hope Mills assisted the family.


Odessa Sexton

LEXINGTON — Mrs. Odessa Kathleen Jarrett Sexton, age 85, a resident of 268 Jolly Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born on June 22, 1928, in Davidson County, the daughter of Charles Dowey Jarrett and Ethal Hughes Jarrett. She was retired from Amazon Cotton Mill and was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Herman Roger Sexton; and four brothers, Charles Junior Jarrett, Gene Tuney Jarrett, Carson Jarrett, and Wade Jarrett.

On April 22, 1945, she married William Herman Sexton, who preceded her in death on October 7, 1999.

Surviving are three daughters, Naomi Sexton of Lexington, Jerri Bundy of Lexington, and Kay Embler and husband Robert of Thomasville; one son, Charles W. Sexton and fiancé Ruby Manley of Lexington; one sister, Charlotte Sparks and husband Bobby of Thomasville; two grandchildren, Donald “Dwayne” Bundy and wife Sherry of Lexington, and Candy Edwards and husband Scott of Thomasville; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Bundy, Sarah Bundy, Michael Bundy, and Maddox Lane.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, at J. C. Green and Sons Chapel in Thomasville at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Workman officiating. Interment will follow in Clarksbury United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home on Jolly Road.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the Sexton family at

Keith A. Sheffield, Jr. (w/pic)

THOMASVILLE — Keith A. Sheffield, Jr., 19, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Services will be held 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at Prominence Funeral Home. A visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Prominence Funeral Home is servicing the Sheffield Family.

Online condolences may be made at


Brad Steele (w/pic)

HIGH POINT — Mr. Brad William Steele, 38, of High Point, died Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at the Hospice Home at High Point.

Brad was born August 5, 1975 in High Point, a son to Johnny W. Steele, Jr. and Shirley Manring Steele. Brad had been a resident of High Point all of his life. While he was able, Brad attended Allendale Baptist Church. Brad enjoyed going to church, meeting people, and listening to the special singers and the choir. He loved music and watching his favorite movies. He loved his nieces, nephews, and all of his family.

As a child, Brad attended Gateway Center in Greensboro, Jamestown Elementary School, and McIver School in Greensboro before returning to Gateway Center where he graduated. The family would like to thank all of his teachers who taught him down through the years and helped so very much. Brad always had a big smile on his face. He was loved very much and will be missed and will live in our hearts until we meet again. We know he’s with Jesus now and singing in a choir in Heaven with all his family members who are already there.

Surviving are his parents, of the home; two brothers, Todd Steele, of High Point, and Trent Steele and wife, Tammy, of Greensboro; two nieces, Jillian Steele and Sydney Steele; and two nephews, Joshua Steele and Saxton Steele. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale officiated by Rev. David Younger. Interment will follow in Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to either Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC 27262, or to Allendale Baptist Church, 900 E. Springfield Rd., High Point, NC 27263.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.



Ava Vaughn

HIGH POINT — Mrs. Ava Elizabeth Haltom Vaughn, 90, a resident of High Point, died Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

She was born February 11, 1924 in Davidson County, a daughter of Casper Rudolphus Haltom and Rue Kearns Haltom. She was educated at Thomasville City Schools, Ashmore Business College of Thomasville and Bryce Commercial College of High Point. Mrs. Vaughn was the former vice-president of Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association (F.M.C.A.), retiring at the age of 75, member of Administrative Management Society of High Point where she had formerly served on the Board of Directors and worked with Altrusa Club at High Point Chamber of Commerce. She volunteered with High Point Regional Hospital and The Mobile Meals program. She was a member of the Forget Me Not Garden Club and the Professional Meeting Planners Organization. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of Emerywood Baptist Church and had taught Sunday school at the former Lexington Avenue Baptist Church for twenty-five years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Haltom Craven and brothers, Joseph Roscoe Haltom, Charles Ray Haltom and Hoyt Vernon Haltom.

On November 14, 1943 she was married to Everett Tomlinson Vaughn, who died November 15, 1982.

Surviving are sons, Michael Edward Vaughn of Pfafftown and George Gregory Vaughn and wife Mary of High Point; a brother, Voyt Haltom and wife Iris of Thomasville; granddaughters, Rebecca Vaughn Coltrane and husband Chas of Greensboro and Ashley Vaughn Clark and husband Brian of Winston-Salem; and great-grandchildren, Chasen Alexander Coltrane, Norah Elizabeth Clark and Virginia Campbell Clark.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Dr. Hal Warlick officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be sent to the Resident’s Fund of Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.

Online condolences may be sent to the Vaughn family at