Velna C. Wrenn, 87, former assistant reference librarian at NCSU

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Velna C. Wrenn, 87, was born in Belgrade, the daughter of Alpheus B. Collins and Margaret H. Collins. She died Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Velna was educated in Onslow County Schools and at East Carolina Teacher’s College. She worked as a teacher and librarian in the public schools, and was an assistant reference librarian at NCSU in the early 1960s. Velna and her husband, Richard Edgar ‘Ed’ Wrenn, enjoyed 54 years of blissful marriage.

She is survived by her husband and daughter, Sara C. Wrenn of Durham.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church, 3300 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Wrightsboro United Methodist Church in Wilmington, or to Bennett College  in Greensboro.

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