Edith Whitaker Conyers, age 85, died Wednesday evening at the Franklin Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Vernon R. and Lena Vaughan Whitaker.
A long-time member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Edith will be fondly remembered for her great spirit and wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by her loving children, Linda Marie Hutchison of Tallahassee, FL; Pamela Conyers Tuggle of Prince George, VA; Desiree Conyers Bowling of Ayden, NC; and Clifton Vann Conyers, Jr. of Franklinton; her sister, Hallie Swanston; and three grandchildren, Casey, Tori and Makenzie Conyers. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Van Conyers, Sr. and one grandson, Ricky Nixon.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, December 4, 2011, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 E. Mason St. in Franklinton. The Reverend Clyde Waiden will preside and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may visit Saturday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern NC, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612; or the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
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