Vera Ellen Wharton Oxendine



Vera Ellen Wharton Oxendine, 62 of Laurinburg passed away on Tuesday May 09, 2017 at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Rev. Jerry Oxendine. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

Vera was born January 7, 1955 in Anchorage, Alaska, daughter to the late Galen D. Wharton and Evelyn J. Wharton. She worked alongside her husband as secretary for the family-owned business, B&B Radiator, as well as secretary for many years at Eaton Corporation. Vera was a part of the K-9 family and she enjoyed collecting angels and many other “what- knots”. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Gene Griffith and sister Madonna Griffith.

Vera is survived by her husband James Howard Oxendine of the home and her daughter, Linda Wharton of Whiteville; brothers, Larry Wharton (Melba) of South Bend, IN, Dean Wharton of Illinois, and Billy Wharton of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Susan Roberts (Larry) of Jacksonville, FL and Evelyn Schwartzkopf of Gilman, IL and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service on Friday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Memorial donations are requested to be given to Charity Outreach Church, PO Box 2051 Laurinburg, NC 28353.