Howard Edwards

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Howard E. Edwards
MARGARETTSVILLE, N.C.— Howard Elliott Edwards, 84, formerly of Boykins, died Nov. 16, 2009, at Courtland Healthcare Center.
He was a native of Northampton County, N.C., a son of the late Douglas W. and Olie Elliott Edwards, and was predeceased by a son, Wayne Thomas Edwards and a sister, Doris Luter.
Mr. Edwards was an Army veteran of WW II and was wounded in the European Theater. He was retired from Aster Nut Company in Boykins, was a former Boykins Volunteer Fireman, and was a member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Donald E. Edwards and wife Shelby of Franklin; five grandchildren, Jennifer Ellen Edwards, Johnathan, Christopher, Brandon, and Matthew Edwards; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janie Spicer (Emmerson) of Russell, Pa., Edna Woodard (Jerry) of Milwaukee, N.C.; two brothers, Walter Earl Edwards (Virginia) of Chesapeake, Bobby Lee Edwards (Sybil Jean) of Conway, N.C.; and a special friend, Ella Jean Overby of Branchville.
A graveside service, with military honors, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Pendleton, N.C. Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Boykins Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 347, Boykins, Va. 23827.
Wright Funeral Home, Boykins Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
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