Willard Lee Edwards, 81, a resident of 603 Stem Road, died Wednesday, August 25th at Duke Medical Center. A native of Franklin County, the son of the late Paul H. Edwards Sr. and Rosa Tharrington Edwards. He was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church in Creedmoor and Secretary of the Watson Mangum Sunday School Class for over 20 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Central Carolina Bank and Trust Company for twenty-nine years and was Chairman of the Board when he retired from the Board in 1988. He was former member and Secretary of the Creedmoor Chamber of Commerce and Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past President of the Creedmoor Lions Club and was presented the Lion of the Year Award in 1971-1972. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 27th at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Dr. Tom Jenkins and Rev. David Richardson. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his wife of fifty-eight years, Patricia Myers Edwards of the home, two daughters, Diane Hendrick(Maurice Wayne) of Henderson, Janice McStook(Shelby) and a son, Lee Edwards, both of Creedmoor, four brothers, Dueward Edwards of Creedmoor, Roger Edwards, Donald Edwards and Mickey Edwards, all of Louisburg, two sisters, Mildred Murphy of Durham, Geraldine Horton of Louisburg, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Edwards and a brother, Paul H. Edwards Jr. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, P.O. Box 38, Creedmoor, NC 27522. Visitation 12:45 to 2:00 PM Friday, August 27th prior to the funeral service and at other times at 1639 Pope Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522.
"Very fond memories of Mr. Edwards and Happy Birthday. Wishing the family all the best and a Happy New Year!"
"Mrs. Edwards and family, we have fond memories of Mr. Edwards. He always had a smile and a hand wave whenever we went by the house. He will be missed in the neighborhood.
We will always remember him with love,
David and Carol Bullock"
"Dear Edwards Family: You all have been a blessing to your dad and I know you will dearly miss him. He was a neighbor who gave without hesitation. We have fond memories of your father and know that we will miss him as well. God give you peace, comfort and love to carry you throught this difficult time. Our Love, Jim Howard and Shirley"
"My dear friend and daughter of Mr. Edwards, Janice, has often shared with me her love for her father and for her whole family. It always is difficult to loose someone you love so dearly. Knowing that Janice and her family have great faith provides comfort to those of us who love them from a distance, for we know that there is deep peace found in that faith."