07/02/04 — S.H. EDWARDS

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Mr. S.H. (Hodge) Edwards, 88, of 105 Forest Drive went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Edwards was born in Nash County to S. Eddie and Cleora Creekmore Edwards. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired District Manager of Durham Life Insurance Company. He was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher, and an active member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, an avid gardener and sports fan.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Peachtree Baptist Church Cemetery in Spring Hope with Dr. Phillip Hunter officiating.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Alice Sykes Edwards; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald H. Edwards and his wife, Linda, Virgil R. Edwards and his wife, Elaine, and Ralph D. Edwards and his wife, Betty, all of Goldsboro; one daughter, Alice Jane Davis and his husband, Donald L. of Winterville; four grandsons, six granddaughters, and one great grandson. He is also survived by two sisters, Doretha E. Jesse of Goldsboro and Lynn E. Perry of Hampstead.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Norwood R. Edwards, three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 1703 E. Laurel Street, Goldsboro, 27530.

The family will receive friends Friday at Seymour Funeral Home from 7 until 9 p.m. and other times at his home.

(Written & Paid for by the family)

Published in Obituaries on July 2, 2004 1:39 PM