AULANDER, NC – Eula Mae Arnette Edwards, age 78, of Millennium Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Edwards was born on December 13, 1942 to Otha and Jesse Watts Arnette in Tabor City, NC. Eula was the baby of eleven children. She was a southern lady that cherished her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved her God and church. Eula worked as a accountant for several places over the years, York County School Board, Federal Government, and the Comptroller Office, The Golden Knights 82nd Airborne Sky Diving Team. Eula also enjoyed crafting, but above all, she loved time spent with her family.
Along with her parents, Eula was preceded in death by nine of her siblings, Joseph Robert Arnette, Otha Arnette, Jr., Alton Arnette, Roy Ishmael Arnette, Lucille Arnette, Geraldine Arnette, Franklin D. Arnette, Vincent Ford Arnette, and Deloris C. Arnette.
Eula is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ira “Bill” Edwards, son, Robert “Danny” Edwards and wife Sherri Edwards of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Sherry Riffe and Wayne Riffe of York County, VA; two granddaughters, Kristen Edwards, and Kaitlin Edwards; two grandsons, Justin Edwards, and Wayne Allen Riffe II, and wife Erika Riffe; four great grandchildren; a sister, Gracie Watts and husband Carroll of Tabor City, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Inman Ward Funeral Home, 300 E 5th St, Tabor City, NC 28463.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Myrtle Green Cemetery, 100 Canal St, Tabor City, NC 28463 with Pastor Garrett Gasque of New Life Baptist Church officiating and Inman Ward Funeral Home assisting with services in Tabor City, NC.
The Edwards family extends a special heartfelt thank you to the Community Home Care and Hospice staff for the outstanding and devoted care for Eula.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is assisting with the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inman Ward Funeral Home
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Time: 11:00 am
Myrtle Green Cemetery
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