Published 2:08 am Saturday, September 22, 2007
Mr. Ruben Edwards, 70, of Bethel, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007.
A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Heritage F.W.B. Church in Bethel with the Rev. Walter Sumerlin officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel City Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards was born in Columbus County on July 25, 1937. He was the son of the late Alton and Clyde Strickland Edwards. He was first married to Dorothy Whitehurst, who survives. He later married Gladys Whitaker Edwards, who survives. He was a retired service representative for Massey Ferguson. He was a member of Heritage F.W.B. Church in Bethel.
Survivors include one son, Reuben Alton Edwards of Bethel; one stepson, John Whitaker of Bethel; two daughters, Jennifer Manning and Alice Caroline Edwards, both of Greenville; two stepdaughters, Patricia Mosley of Bethel, and Melissa Briley of Stokes; three brothers, Bill Edwards of White Lake, Roscoe Edwards of Clarkton, and Jerry Edwards of Raleigh; three sisters, Marjorie Turnage of Raleigh, Peggy Shackleford of Wachala, Fla., and Mary Elizabeth Smith of Clayton; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 5-8 p.m. at Walker Ayers Chapel, Bethel and other times at the home of his daughter, Jennifer Manning, 3121 Penny Hill Road, Belvoir community of Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage F.W.B. Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1165, Bethel, NC.
Arrangements are by Walker Funeral Home.