Wilma C. Wilder

Published 5:20 pm Thursday, March 29, 2007

By Staff
Mrs. Wilma Clark Wilder, 96, of 104 Alderson Road, Washington, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Belhaven with Elder Barry James officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.
Mrs. Wilder was born July 10, 1910, in Beaufort County. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Clark and Annie Warren Clark. She built her educational foundation in the public schools of Beaufort County and received a bachelor of science degree from Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City. She did graduate studies at North Carolina A &T State University, Greensboro and East Carolina University, Greenville. Mrs. Wilder taught school for many years at Belhaven Elementary School, Belhaven. She was a member of the North Carolina Teachers Association and the Retired North Carolina Teachers Association. She was a member of St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, Belhaven, and served in many positions over the years. She was also active in several community organizations.
On Oct. 27, 1928, she was married to James Allen Wilder, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Emma W. Howard of Washington and Allegray W. White of Charlotte; two sisters, Augusta C. Davis of Pantego and Carthenia Mann of New Bern; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Randolph Funeral Home Chapel, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and William Howard, 104 Alderson Road, Washington.