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Jim Edwards

June 14, 1936 — November 4, 2023

Siler City


James(Jim) Braxton Edwards, 87, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 04, 2023 after a brief illness and diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer.  

Jim was born in Greensboro, NC on June 14, 1936, the son of Braxton and Faye Edwards. Jim retired from the USDA in Greenville, SC. He was a Master Mason of Mt. Veron Lodge #143 A.F&A.M. He was a member of Lee Road United Methodist Church where he served faithfully. He loved working in his yard, building a birdhouse or planting flowers. In his later years he spent time at ‘The Gardens’ Assisted Living where he was very active and made many friends. He was always at the Bingo table on Saturday afternoon and ready to board the activity bus for weekly ice cream outings. He enjoyed time with his family and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Peggy Edwards. He is survived by his daughters, Cindy Rollins and Donna Cochran(Bob), his son Warren Edwards(Dawn), five grandchildren, Meredith Shannon(Steve), Braxton(Grace) and Cade Edwards, Cameron(Callie) and Elle Cochran and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association in memory of his wife, Peggy.


Visitation will be Friday, November 10th, 2023, from 11 AM to 12 PM. A memorial service will follow at noon. officiated by Reverend David C. Wade.


Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Edwards family.


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