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Edith D. Edwards

PENDLETON – Edith Davis Edwards, 94, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away in her home January 6, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Edith was born and raised in Boykins, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Jessie and Gladys Davis. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Joseph Clarence Edwards, Jr.; her daughter, Betty Anne Long; her sisters, Evelyn Rose, Frances Woodard and two brothers, James Davis and Lewis Davis.

Edith was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. As the wife of a farmer and golfer, her life revolved around the everyday needs on and off the farm. She enjoyed the golfing travels and friendships that were made throughout the years. She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind a lifetime of beautiful memories.

Edith was a longtime member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church where she served in various positions over the years.

Survivors include her children, Bobby Joe Edwards and wife Beth Pruden Edwards, Patsy Edwards Marks and husband Robert F. Marks, III, Sallie Edwards Smith and husband David N. Smith, and son-in-law Leslie Long; grandchildren Jason Long, Leigh Anne Long Parks, Abigail Edwards Foy and husband, Steve, Joseph A. Edwards and wife Georgana, Bobby Thomas Edwards and fiancé, Virginia Fulenwider, Caroline Edwards, Kelly Marks Russell, Megan Marks Harrell and husband, Brodie, Robert F. Marks, IV and wife, Mary; great grandchildren Scott Russell, Jacob Parks, Jackson Foy, Cooper Edwards, Ella Harrell, and Robert F. Marks, V. Her sisters-in-law, Louise Edwards Mann, Frances Edwards Warren and husband Calvin, Anne Edwards McPhail and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Roberts Chapel Baptist Church, Pendleton, NC at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 with the Reverend Joseph Buck officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roberts Chapel Baptist Church, Post Office Box 128 Pendleton, NC 27862.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Alston, the hospice nurses and all of her caregivers.

Askew Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.