FRANKLINTON —Blanche Dillard Edwards, 99, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at Franklin Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 30, at Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was born in Orange County, the daughter of the late Hattie O’Neal Dillard and Pelic Dillard. She was a member of Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving: sister, Ruby Corley of Burgaw; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Edwards; brother, Norman S. Dillard, Sr.; sisters, Norma D. Estes and Beatrice Wilson; two half sisters, Iva Wilson and Floy Wyatt; and her half brother, Clifton Bailey Dillard

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.