Roger G. Edwards

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2007

CAPRON—Roger Garvin Edwards, Tech.

Ro Sgt., USAF, Ret., 84, died Nov. 8, 2007.

Mr. Edwards was born in Southampton County, a son of the late Roger George and Stella Maddox Edwards.

He was a Navigator/Gunner on B-24s during WW II and later a missile technician in the Air Force.

He also was a retired security officer at the Southampton Correctional Center. He was a member of Adam’s Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ruth Williamson Edwards; five sons, Roger Gray Edwards and wife Linda, Richard Cory Edwards and wife Annette, all of Franklin, Robin Chris Edwards of Drewryville, James Lucious Edwards and wife Micheal and Larry Lee Edwards and wife Judy, all of Roanoke Rapids, N. C.; one brother, Billy Edwards and wife Margaret of Hopewell; six grandchildren, Jamie, Jeremiah, Crystal, Brittany, Jenna, Jennifer Edwards; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Shelby Edwards.

He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Spence, and two brothers, Rodney and Nelson Edwards.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Drewryville Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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