Edna White Hale

August 24, 1941 - August 9, 2023

08/24/1941 - 08/09/2023

Past Services

Friday August 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service~Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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Funeral Service
Saturday August 12, 2023
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service - Letchworth Chapel
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Additional Information:

Rev. Ron Elkins will be officiating the service.

Saturday August 12, 2023
11:30 am
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843

Edna White Hale, age 81, of Hobgood, passed away peacefully at her home in Hobgood on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

She was born on August 24, 1941 to John and Kathleen White in Stephenville, Newfoundland Canada. Edna met the love of her life, Fred Hale, while he was serving our country with the US Air Force stationed at Ernest Harmon Air Force base in Stephenville. They were married April 18, 1960 and made their home in Hobgood.  Edna worked for the Halifax Hosiery Mill and Mayo Knitting retiring in 2007.  She was a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Tarboro. Edna enjoyed good conversations with her friends, reading and shopping with her daughter Kathy.  She loved her family and doing for them.  Edna will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen White, her father, John Maurice White, her husband, Fred Allen Hale, her sister, Zita Gabriel, her brothers, Gerald, Fred and Percy White, her sister-in-law, Rose Souliere, and her brothers-in-law, Clayton Morgan and Robert Jesso.

Edna is survived by her  daughter, Kathy and her husband Raymond Moore of Hobgood; two sons, Ricky Hale and his wife Tammy of Hobgood, Chris Hale and his wife Barbara of Tarboro; five sisters, Hilda Jesso, Phyllis Morgan, Doreen Perrier and her husband Paul, Alice Gillis and her husband Shaun, Linda Kendall and her husband Rick; four brothers, Bernard White and his wife Melinda, Gervase White and his wife Dale, Greg White, Brian White and his wife Michelle all of Newfoundland Canada;  four grandsons, Daryl Moore and wife Marsha of Red Oak, Robert Hale and his wife Chelsea of Greenville, Dustin Hale and wife Tammy Lynn of Forest, VA, and Michael Hale and wife Kayla of Greenville; two granddaughters, Kara Norris  and husband Christopher Brooks of Red Oak and Melissa Renee Peters and husband Daniel of Raleigh; four great-granddaughters, Maggie Moore, Avery Hale, Piper Hale, and Aubrey Kate Hale; five great-grandsons, Noah Moore, Caleb Norris, Nathan Hale, Luke Peters, and Matthew Peters. Also surviving are special friends Vida Rae Warren and Teresa Creech.

The family will receive friends on  Friday, August 11, 2023 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel, Scotland Neck.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel with Rev. Ron Elkins officiating. The interment will follow at the Hobgood Cemetery in Hobgood.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the St. Catherine Catholic Church, 1004 St David Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 or online by clicking here or directly to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 11796, Charlotte, NC 28220 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hale family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

The service at the chapel will be live streamed and will begin a few minutes before 11:00 a.m. 

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Virginia Best
8 months ago

So sorry for your loss! Edna was a good person! She’s gonna be missed by many! She was faithful in visiting with people were in nursing homes and their homes! She was a blessing many! She was a good mother to her children and grandkids! She was loved by many! May God give you all peace at this!! Will continue you prayers for each of ! ?❤️

Sharon Hackney
8 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Mrs Edna was an amazing mother. She and Fred raised 3 wonderful children. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe Mrs Edna. I so enjoyed seeing and talking with her. My Grandma Retha loved her so much. Grandma used to tell me about the times they had riding back and forth to work, at the Hosiery Mill in Scotland Neck. Such fond and happy memories I know you all have. Hold them close to your mind and heart. Mrs Edna was a special Mama and she did truly love her family, you could see a sparkle in her eyes everytime she spoke of each of you. May our Grand Heavenly Father wrap you in His big arms and hold you close as only He can do. I love y’all. Mama and I are keeping you all in our prayers today and Always

Crystal and Michael Saulnier
8 months ago

Sending you so much love during this difficult time. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Edna. Going to visit Hobgood when I was younger and of her and dad talking on the on the phone almost every day. They would laugh and joke for hours. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

Gene & Jackie Bunting
8 months ago

Chris, Barbara and the entire family Gene and I are very sorry to hear about Edna she was always such a sweet person whenever I used to see her and Kathy out shopping years ago she always made time to stop and have a conversation she will be missed by all who knew her our thoughts and prayers are with you all ??

Roland W Edwards
8 months ago

I would just like to express my sincere condolences to Chris and all the Hale family and friends on the passing of his mother. May our Heavenly Father grant you comfort and peace at this trying time.

Lori Braun
8 months ago

Ricky, Kathy and Chris, your mom was an incredible woman who raised three amazing children and loved her entire family with her whole heart. I was always so happy when I got to visit with Aunt Edna because she was so genuine, loved to laugh and made everyone around her feel appreciated and cared about. She will be dearly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.