11/29/12 — OLIVE EDWARDS

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July 31, 1923-Nov. 28, 2012

HALIFAX -- Olive Gray Pittman Edwards, 89, of Halifax died Nov. 28, 2012, in Roanoke Rapids.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the funeral home and other times at the home.

She was born July 31, 1923, in the Pinkney Crossroads community near Goldsboro, to the late Needham Matthew Pittman and Laney Underwood Pittman. Her heritage and farm upbringing in Pinkney were constant loving memories for her.

She enjoyed playing piano "by ear." If she could hear it, she could play it, especially ragtime music and hymns. She sewed clothing and household décor items for her family and later worked in apparel manufacturing. Her family will miss her great southern meals and desserts. In Halifax, she was known for her homemade sea foam candy.

She was a member of Halifax Baptist Church, WMU, American Legion Women's Auxillary and enjoyed XYZ organization of Rosemary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter and two sons, Betty E. Medlin (Joseph), Mooresville, Robert L. Edwards, Halifax, Bennie C. Edwards (Deborah), Gaston; grandchildren, Beverly Myrick, Williamsburg, Kimberly Medlin (Billy), Charlotte, Heather Angel (Rich), Jacksonville, Dana Melton (Doug) and Holly Edwards, Winterville, Joseph E. Medlin, Mooresville; sisters, Helen Tyson (Upton), Fayetteville, Louise Waddell (Raymond), Goldsboro; great-granddaughter, Haley Angel, Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Z. Edwards; daughter, Gloria E. Myrick; sisters, Sallie Morris, Fannie Nichols, Minnie Pearce, Audrey Hinnant; and brother, Willard Pittman.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Halifax Baptist Church, P.O. Box 465, Halifax, N.C. 27839.

Online condolences may be made at www.hockadayfs.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 29, 2012 1:52 PM