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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021
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Hubert Edwards

Hubert Garland Edwards, 102 of Sanford passed away Saturday September 18, 2021. Funeral services were held at 11am on Thursday September 23, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Sanford. A private committal service followed.

Hubert was born in Beaufort Co. to the late Fenner Augustus Edwards and Sadie Godly Edwards. Hubert enlisted in the Army in 1939. He fought in over eight major campaigns including WWII where he spent 660 consecutive days on the frontline fighting. He was assigned to the 17th Field Artillery Battalion where he was a sharpshooter and Howitzer gunner. He discharged from the Army in 1945 at the rank of Sergeant with several metals and ribbons. He was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, America Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, one Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and many Sharp-shooter Pistol medals. He was a Mason for 74 years, lifetime member of the VFW, member of the Moose Lodge, and member of Beaufort Golden “K” Club where he served 2 years as president. He was also an active member of the Western Harnett Lions Club and a participant in the Drama and Dance Club at the Enrichment Center. He also taught BARACCA Sunday School Class at First Baptist in Washington NC. He loved to bake and cook.

He is survived by his wife Lynda Ruth Lovett Harding Edwards; daughter Gail Edwards Surles; brother Roy Edwards (Treasure); grandson Patrick Surles (Vesta); triplet great granddaughters Emma Surles, Kayla Surles, and Kennan Surles; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 62 years, Hazel Lilley Edwards; infant child; grandson Michael Surles; and brothers and sisters.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive Sanford, NC 27330 or to Ronald McDonald House, 529 Moye Boulevard Greenville, NC 27834.

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We are greatly saddened for this loss. He was truly an amazing person to have had the privilege of knowing!!

Dawn Hwy 55 Sep 23 2021 6:26 PM

Uncle Hubert was always a positive and fun person be around. What a life!

E.J.Jarvis Sep 23 2021 11:40 AM

Lynda and Gail, We will miss Hubert's spunk, sense of humor, love of life and joy he created in every aspect of his life. Thank you for the honor of allowing me to help care for him along side you both. Three big hugs for both of you...Faith, Hope and Love...

Julie Minich-Castro Sep 22 2021 4:00 PM

We are so sorry to learn of Hubert's passing. He was a wonderful man and human being in addition to all his Military and civilian accolades. He wioll be dearly missed. Condolences to Lynda and Gail and families.

Rick and Carol Foster Sep 22 2021 1:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Edwards

Christy Blankenship & Matthew Lindell Sep 21 2021 9:13 PM

The best uncle any young boy and now grown man could ever desire to have. You have always been a special uncle in my life and my families.We loved him so and he loved us. We never ended a conversation until he asked "how are Julie and the boys". He was not only a war hero in our eyes but a "real life hero" to us.
Your nephew Stan Edwards (Julie), great nephews Marc Edwards, Lance Edwards (Sarah), and great-great nephew Henry Hanson Edwards.
From one army vet to another "oorah" until we meet again.

Stan & Julie Edwards Sep 21 2021 5:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Edwards

Stan & Julie Edwards Sep 21 2021 5:03 PM

Mr. Hubert Edwards was my friend. He was a delightful Christian man who was always joyful and pleasant to be around. He will be missed.

Joyce Rosser Sep 21 2021 12:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Edwards

Joyce Rosser Sep 21 2021 11:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Edwards

Greg & Debbie Hill Sep 21 2021 8:38 AM

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