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Mildred Bunch Farless

December 22, 1934 — August 18, 2023

Mildred Bunch Farless

   Mildred Bunch Farless, 88, of 109 Hobbs Acre Drive, Edenton, NC, died Friday, August 18, 2023 in ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville.

   Mrs. Farless was born in Chowan County on December 22, 1934 and was the daughter of the late James Elliott and Lucy Dail Bunch who had lived in Suffolk, VA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ray Farless; her daughter, Sandra F. Heffernan; her brother, James Wilbur Bunch (wife, Virtley Knight Bunch, deceased); and a brother-in-law, Horace Gardner.

   A resident of the Hobbs Acres community wince 1955, she had been employed with the former A&P Grocery for over 16 years. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 40 of The American Legion.

   Surviving is her daughter, Wendy F. Gardner (husband, Joe), and her son-in-law, Dean Heffernan, all of Edenton; two sisters, Rubie B. McClenney (husband, Ellis) of Portsmouth, VA and Mary B. Gardner of Suffolk; two grandchildren, William Elliott Heffernan and Ashley Lynn Wilcox, both of Edenton; and three great-grandchildren, John Michael Kirby, Aaron Dale Pope, and a baby girl due to be born in six weeks.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, and will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Gravning. The burial will be in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the residence.

   Flowers are welcomed, or contributions in her memory may be made to The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Attn: Philanthropy, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501, or online at

   Online condolences may be made by visiting

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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735 Virginia Road, Edenton, NC 27932

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