Mrs. Velma Siggers Traver

Published 8:56 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018

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

Mrs. Traver was born April 5, 1931, in Lanett, Alabama 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 husband’s Franklin Eugene Siggers and James S. Traver.

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

The gathering of family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. until noon with the celebration of life service starting at noon 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.

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