Edward Francis Collery, 84, of Franklinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Wake Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the son of the late John and Madeline Collery of Bergan County, N.J.
Edward was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Bragg Collery, son Stephen Edwin Wade, and brothers, James, Joseph, John and Michael.
He is survived by his daughters, Dottie Averette (David), of Franklinton, and Cindy Dean (Spencer), of Louisburg; a son, Joseph Collery, of Franklinton; daughter-in-law, Wanda Wade, of Franklinton; sister, Madeline Fried, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; along with six grandchildren, Beth, Robin, Whitney, Kaitlyn, Thomas and Amanda, and two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Silas; and countless friends.
A service of worship celebrating Edward’s life took place Feb. 15, at the Franklinton Baptist Church. Following the service, an interment with military honors was held at Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklinton Senior Center, 602 East Mason St., Franklinton, N.C., 27525, or to the American Legion Post 52 in Franklinton. Online condolences may be made at www.hallwynne.com.