Edith Hilton Whitt, age 80 of Oxford, died Thursday, February 13, 2014. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mabel Myers Hilton and widow of Romie Whitt. Edith was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a homemaker. She also operated “Miss Edith’s” store for a number of years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by Reverend Keith Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Faye W. Woodlief Steve of Oxford; a brother, Alton Hilton of Oxford, James Hilton Linda of Oxford, Harold Hilton Kate of Oxford, a daughter-in-law Holly Whitt of Oxford; her granddaughter, Jennifer Whitt-Duke Jeff; great-grandson, Joseph Duke and a special friend, Elsie Mae Wilson. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie C. Whitt; brothers, Roy Hilton, Virgil Hilton, Thurman Hilton, Melvin Hilton, and Atlee Hilton.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to E. C. and Mabel Hilton Cemetery Fund, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, c/o Leonard Daniel, 109 Meadow Heights, Oxford, NC 27565.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM prior to the service, in the fellowship hall of the church and at other times at the home of Harold and Kate Hilton.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Whitt family. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.