Vera (Burb) E. (Spinks) Tryon 92, died Monday, February 15 , 2016, at her home.


Graveside ceremony will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2016  at Pine Rest Cemetery, with the Reverend  Kenneth McNeil officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 PM at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins.


Vera was born February 5, 1924 in Moore County to the late Cora (McNeil) Spinks and Peter Dalton Spinks. She lived and raised her family in Terre Haute, Indiana and moved back to North Carolina after the death of her husband, of 50 years, Donald E. Tryon, in the mid 90’s.  She was also preceded in death by brothers: Grady Spinks, Bennie Spinks, Paul Spinks; sister: Ruth Ballard.


Vera is survived by daughters: Patricia and husband, Lee Underwood, of Santa Rosa Beach, FL., Linda and husband, Robert Trombetta, of Atlanta, GA., sister: Christine Stewart, of Robbins; sister-in-laws: Mae Spinks, of Asheboro, Doris Tryon, of Terre Haute, Indiana.


The family would like to thank her wonderful caregivers: Brenda Taute, Brigitte Garner and Carol Roberson.


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Tryon family.



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  1. Patsy & Linda,

    Was saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing…Your parents were great friends, as you know Don & I worked together for many years, and would see your Mom occasionally when she worked at the Mall. You both have my deepest sympat

  2. Dear Patty @ Linda @family, I Worked with your dear Mother at Sears in Terre Haute when I was 16. She was very kind and helpful to me always she looked out for me like a mother. During our time together she always talked so loving about her girls, she was

  3. Dear Patsy and Linda so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember all the good times we had at your home growing up. Your Mom always had a great smile and laughter. My deepest sympathy. Love ya, Stephen

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