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Died Feb. 23, 2009

EDENTON -- Aaron Caswell Edmundson, 78, 1111 W. Sound Shore Drive, died Monday in Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake, Va.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Edenton Baptist Church by the Rev. David Brooks. Private burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family tonight from 7 to 8:30 in Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and all other times at the residence.

Mr. Edmundson was born in Wayne County and was the son of the late Frank Edward and Eula Mae Ginn Edmundson.

The founder and retired president of Carpet and Appliance Plaza, he had graduated from Pikeville High School and was a 1953 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of Edenton Baptist Church, he had served as the chairman of the board of deacons in 2002 and 2003, was a member of the Lloyd Griffin Men's Sunday School Class, and was a member and past chairman of the church's finance committee.

A member and past president of the Edenton Lions Club, he had received the award for the Best Deputy District Governor in 1979 and 1980, was chairman of the Salvation Army Scholarship Committee in 2003 and 2004, chairman of Camp Dogwood in 2006 and 2007, was a past president of the Edenton Jaycees, and held a special fondness for his membership in the Blount Bunch.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Edmundson and his brother, Velma Boyce Edmundson.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Lucy Meade Harless Edmundson; two sons, Caswell Michael Edmundson of Elizabeth City and William Franklin Edmundson and wife, Linda Dail Edmundson, of Edenton; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Edmundson Swicegood and husband, Brian Wilkins Swicegood, of Durham, Christopher Franklin Edmundson of Greenville, and Tyler Dail Edmundson of Edenton.

Also surviving are his wife's children and their families, Katherine Harless McMullan and husband, Henry McMullan, and their children Matt and Mary Meade McMullan of High Point and Martha Scott Harless High and husband, W. Hackney High Jr. and their children Molly and William High of Edenton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S. Granville St., Edenton, N.C., 27932.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.millerfhc.com.


Published in Obituaries on February 25, 2009 1:47 PM