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.