Lorine Edwards 77, former longtime Fort White resident passed away Monday morning in Crystal River. She was a native of Fort White and the fourth of nine Tanner siblings raised on a farm in Fort White. She graduated from Fort White in 1957 and was a longtime member of Fort White Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Edwards.
Survivors include: Two daughters-Teresa (Jim) Boozer of Beverly Hills, FL and Cynthia L. Hodge of Orlando, FL; one son-James D. Edwards of Crystal River, FL; two brothers-Eugene Tanner of Lake City and Bart Tanner of Starke, FL; four sisters-Nancy Stalmaker of Fort White, Sarah Edwards of Lake City, Diane Keene and Marie Shaw of Lake Butler; five grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, February 3, 2017 at Fort White Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Evans Carter Funeral Home in High Springs, FL. (386)454-2444.
I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Lorines passing and would like to offer to the entire family my condolences. She was such a sweet loving person to everyone. I feel very blessed to have known her, she always treated me as if I was one of her own children. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She will rest peacefully now. My love goes out to all the family.
I was sad to hear of Lorine’s passing and will miss the many phone calls I received from her asking about my family, my wife Stephanie, my son (Keith) and my daughter (Kristen) as they grew up, got married and had children of their own Keeley (5) and our new addition Caroline (3 weeks). Lorine always said she loved my family and me as she was hanging up. Lorine welcomed me on my first visit with my Dad (Horace) to the “south” back when I was a teenager and again when I had a traveling job out of Atlanta. Ahh, home cooking!!! Lastly, I remember her husband Wilbur who (in my opinion) could talk without moving his lips. I had to listen hard. They both leave me with fond memories!!!