Edith Swaringen Poe, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Westfield Rehabilitation Center, Sanford, NC.


Edith was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Elise High School.  She worked at Southern Garment and the family businesses: Poe’s Used Cars and Poe’s Storage Buildings. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister in law.  Edith was always concerned with making others feel happy and loved.  She was more of a mother than grandmother, in fact, around Robbins and even in the Nursing home she was fondly referred to as “Granny.”  Edith was an active member of Robbins First Wesleyan Church, serving as Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible school leader and she began the Kid’s Ministry of the church. Her family remembers the wonderful coconut cakes, her reading the Bible, but most importantly her advice to the family “Love One Another.”  Edith was a daughter of the late Vergil  and Lillie Blake Swaringen and was preceded in death by husband: Earl Poe; sons: Eddie Poe, Wayne Poe; brothers: Jeff Swaringen, Dewey Swaringen.  


Edith is survived by granddaughters: Kathy Blake and Tim Womble, Amy Fernandez and husband Claudio, Danica Davis and husband Danny; grandson: Travis Poe and partner C J; daughter in law: Mary Ann Poe;  great grandchildren:  Matthew Ingram, Bennie Williamson, Skylynn Williamson, Kayla Womble, Daxton Davis, Margarita Moreno, Rosa Fernandez, Joshua Fernandez Claudio Fernandez,  great great granddaughter: Mattilyn Ingram; nieces, nephews and friends.


The family would like to thank the staff of Westfield Health and Rehabilitation  for their loving care of “Granny.”


Graveside Service will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Pine Rest Cemetery, with Pastor Cameron Dockery  officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM, at Kennedy Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 


In lieu of family visitation or food, a memorial gift may be made to Robbins First Wesleyan Church, P O Box 397, Robbins, NC 27325.


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Poe Family.


Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, praying for you all during this difficult time! God Bless you all and may he bring you comfort, strength and peace in the days and weeks ahead! Love y’all

    • So sorry for the loss of a great one of a kind loving woman. It didn’t matter who you were, if you went to her house she treated you like family. And if you went there you had to eat before you left. I thought the world of her and Wayne and the whole family. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts and loved beyond words.

  2. So sorry I remember her from Church when I was younger . One of the great ladies from our church . Prayers for the family ..

  3. I’m so sorry about your grandmother.
    There were some good memories of things from church with Edith and all of you.
    I love each of you like my own.
    You’re in my prayers

  4. Danica, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I’m so sorry for the loss of granny. Thank you for giving me the chance to love her. She was an amazing woman and alway brightened my day. She always gave great advice when needed or just listened if thats what you needed. She will always be in my heart. The memories from goodmornings to nail time to even just talking at the end of the day they make me smile but I know I will miss them. I will miss you granny. Fly high my sweet angel.

  6. Prayers that you rest in peace friend. Worked with you many years. God’s grace and comfort be with the family. You will be missed

  7. So very sorry to hear of Mrs Poe’s passing. She was the nicest lady to me when I worked at Westfield. Not a day went by that I did not check on her and had out chats. She will surely be missed. The biggest thing I will miss the most is her smiles and words of wisdom. She always had nice things to say to me. She truly appreciated all I did for her and that meant so much to me. RIP Mrs Poe.

  8. She was a wonderful woman. So glad she & Mama were roommates. And that we were blessed to know her. May God comfort you all at this time. She is in heaven, happy & well & praising our heavenly Father.

  9. She was a wonderful loving woman. So glad Mama was her roommate. We were blessed to get to know & love her. She will be missed. May God comfort you all at this difficult time.

  10. Sorry to hear of Edith’s passed. I lived next to her Mother and she so sweet and nice.She will be missed dearly.

  11. I am so sorry to hear of Grannies passing. She was one of my dearest clients at Westfield. I enjoyed doing her hair a couple times a month. She was just a joy to have in my salon. She will be greatly missed

  12. Edith was my first cousin on my father’s side, and I was always very fond of her. I live in South Carolina and really regret I can’t attend her service in the morning. She truly loved her family and loved the staff at Westfield also. I did get to visit her once while she was there, and she delighted me with stories of what they had done for her birthday. Edith always had a smile for everyone and was always upbeat when I occasionally called her.

  13. So sorry for your loss lived Edith since childhood at church. May God give you comfort at this time. Love to all.

  14. To the family of Mrs. Edith,
    What a great, loving, loyal and encouraging lady. We knew her,Wayne and Eddie for many years. She was a great, loyal friend to my mom, Pauline. They grew up together worked at Blakes and shared many moments as we all grew up. She loved her family above all else. She will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. God bless you all. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

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