Thu Aug 18, 2022

Sylvia Tedder Elkins

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Sylvia Tedder Elkins, 65, passed away Friday, March 18, 2022. She was born Aug. 26, 1956, in Columbus County, the daughter of the late Maxie Drexel “Dick” Tedder and Mollie Stevens Tedder.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Hal and Ty Tedder.
Sylvia received a bachelors degree from UNCW in K-6 Education, a masters degree in Library Science from ECU and a second masters degree in K-6 Reading Education from UNC Pembroke. She was a classroom teacher and librarian at Edgewood Elementary School for 28 years. After retirement, she was the librarian in the Marion County, S.C. schools for 10 years.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Peacock Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will be in Columbus Memorial Park.
She is survived by one son, Eric A. Elkins and wife, Alicia, of Whiteville; one daughter, Dr. Anna Elkins Smyth and husband, Dr. Michael, of Whiteville; and one brother, David Tedder and wife, Meredith, of Whiteville.
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