SILER CITY - Vera White Edwards, 96, of Edwards Road, Siler City died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Chatham Hospital Inc.
Mrs. Edwards was born in Alamance County on Oct. 29, 1916, the daughter of Adrian and Lovie (Mann) White. She was a member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, the Women's Bible Sunday School Class, the Pearl Johnson WMU and assisted with VBS. Vera worked for over 30 years as librarian at Wren Memorial Library and for many of those years she operated the Book Mobile of Chatham County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Paul Edwards; her parents; brothers, Arthur Ivey White, Allie Martin White (Alice); and sisters, Mary Bernice White, Gladys White Shaw (Woodie); nephew, Ed Clapp (Eleanor).
She is survived by nephews, Dr. Jim Clapp (Janet), Bobby White (Glenda) of High Point, Jerry White (Angeline) of High Point, Mike White (April) of Glenmoore, Pa.; niece, Nancy Clapp Oldham (Byron); great-nephews, Edwin Clapp (Danette), Dr. Tim Clapp (Sharon) and Al Clapp (Laura), Ben Oldham (Colleen), Tommy Clapp (Kathy); great-niece, Pam Oldham Tew; sister-in-law, Agnes White of Graham.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will be Friday, Jan.18, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with the Rev. Greg Burriss officiating with burial the church cemetery.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to caregivers, Jane Scott, Margie Cockman and Lib Holder for their loving care of Vera.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Rocky River Baptist Church Building Fund, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com