OBITUARY

Velma Estelle Traver

April 5, 1931March 6, 2018
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Mrs. Traver was born April 5, 1931 in Lanett, AL 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 was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist since November 1988 where she served on the Administrative Board; member of Trinity on the Hill UMW; and was a vital part in getting the Callaway 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.

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

Survivors include her son Eric “Ricky” and Gayle Siggers of Ballwin, MO; daughter Christy Siggers Alhin of Jacksonville, FL; daughter Cathy (Lewis) Goode of Jacksons Gap, AL; and John Siggers of Challis, ID, Mrs. Traver had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00 am until 12:00pm with the Celebration of Life Service starting at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 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.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Eric "Ricky" and Gayle Siggers, Son
  • Christy Siggers Alhin, Daughter
  • Cathy and Lewis Goode, Daughter
  • John Siggers, Son
  • Lucinda Vaughn Cook, Mother
  • John Cook, Father
  • Mrs. Traver leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Velma Estelle Traver

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Jeannie Knight

March 13, 2018

So many hearts were touched.....So many smiles were shared.....So many memories will live on.

Always loved the way she smiled at her grandchildren. Strong, sweet and precious soul.

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Biography

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

Mrs. Traver was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist since November 1988 where she served on the Administrative Board; member of Trinity on the Hill UMW; and was a vital part in getting the Callaway 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.

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

Survivors include her son Eric “Ricky” and Gayle Siggers of Ballwin, MO; daughter Christy Siggers Alhin of Jacksonville, FL; daughter Cathy (Lewis) Goode of Jacksons Gap, AL; and John Siggers of Challis, ID, Mrs. Traver had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00 am until 12:00pm with the Celebration of Life Service starting at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 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.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.