Published 10:47 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

LANETT — Velma Siggers Traver, 86, of Lanett, Ala. gained her wings on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Diversicare of Lanett.

Mrs. Traver was born April 5, 1931 in Lanett to the late John Cook and Lucinda Vaughn Cook. She was a caregiver for many years for several families in LaGrange and always known as Miss Siggers. Mrs. Traver worked at LaGrange College and West Georgia Medical Center for several years.

Mrs. Traver had been a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church since November 1988. She served on the Administrative Board, was a member of Trinity on the Hill UMW, and played a vital role in getting a Callaway Foundation grant for purchase of the land for Trinity’s new church building. She was also over the nursery at Trinity until she moved to Florida in 2003.

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Mrs. Traver was preceded in death by husbands Franklin Eugene Siggers and James S. Traver.

Survivors include her son Eric “Ricky” and Gayle Siggers of Ballwin, M0.; daughter Christy Siggers Alhin of Jacksonville, Fla., and daughter Cathy (Lewis) Goode of Jacksons Gap, Ala. Mrs. Traver had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The gathering of family and friends was held from 11 a.m. till noon EDT on Saturday, March 10, 2018, with the Celebration of Life service taking place during the noon hour at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Mike Reeves officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by donations made in memory of Mrs. Traver to Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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Arrangements were handled by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.