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Willie Kenneth Edwards

January 31, 1943 ~ December 10, 2022 (age 79)

Kenneth “Ken” Edwards, age 79 of the Beaverdam Community in Chadbourn, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 10, 2022, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Ken was born to the late Rother and Renda Hayes Edwards. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Willa Dean Edwards and his siblings, Irene Gore, Joseph Edwards, Cecil Edwards, Charlie Edwards, Malcom “Mack” Edwards.

Ken loved his family, his church (Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church) and he also had a special love for the outdoors, where he enjoyed quail hunting, fishing and competitive racing. He was a retired farmer and was the owner & operator of Edward's Landscaping, until his retirement in 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church of which he was a member, with Pastor Buddy Seay and Pastor Tony Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Mercer Cemetery. The family will speak to friends from 1:00-1:45, prior to the service, at the church.

Survivors include three children: Rhonda Ward and her husband, Pastor Tony Ward, Tina McPherson and her husband, Mark, and Steve Edwards, all of Chadbourn; grandchildren, Thomas “Trey” Ward, III (Brianna), Haleigh Brooke Ward (Stephen Hill), Tyler McPherson, Hagan Suggs (Ray), Roth Edwards; great-grandchildren, Bella Suggs and Emersyn Rae Ward.

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