Melba Tuten Edwards

Published 6:26 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Melba passed away at her home in Bath on June 21, 2019. She was born in Beaufort County on Oct. 16, 1947, to the late Allie Boyd Tuten and Rayfield Tuten. She graduated from Bath High School in 1965. She was previously employed by Pungo District Hospital of Belhaven and Charcoal Service Corporation of Bath.
Survivors include her husband, James R Edwards, of Bath; daughter, Robin McGowan Jackson, of Bath; and son Scott Anthony McGowan and wife Elizabeth, of Fayetteville. Her grandchildren include Tori, Joshua and Caleb Jackson, of Bath, Mollie McGowan White and husband Jesse White, of Wake Forest, and Jameson Edwards, of Winterville.
She is also survived by sisters, Linda T. Sullivan and husband George, of Washington, and Joanne Tuten Childs, of Greenville; sister-in-law, Becky Tuten of Bath; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ray T. Tuten; brother-in-law, Vernon Gerald Childs, Jr., and niece, Pam S. Stokes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bath High School Preservation, PO Box 149, Bath, NC 27808, or a charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held at Bath Christian Church Sanctuary, 107 S. Harding St., Bath, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 1 until 2 p.m. Commitment service immediately following visitation at the Columbarium.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Edwards family.