Delma Whyatt Edwards

March 1, 1940 - September 27, 2022

03/01/1940 - 09/27/2022

Past Services

Thursday September 29, 2022
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Thursday September 29, 2022
1:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Thursday September 29, 2022
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Delma Whyatt Edwards, age 82, passed away on September 27, 2022 at Accordius Health at Creekside in Ahoskie.

Mr. Edwards was born in Southampton County, VA on March 1, 1940, a son of the late Frank Olin and Ludie Lee Eure Edwards. Delma worked as a Truck Driver for Georgia Pacific for many years and spent his whole life in the trucking industry. He was always willing to help other businesses and friends that needed a truck driver. Delma was a real outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, and especially fishing, watching old westerns and listening to old country music. He was a loving and devoted family man to his wife, children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mary Davis Edwards, two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Phaby and husband, Chris of Kenly, NC, and Deborah Marie Edwards of Greenville, NC; two sons, Franklin Sawyer Edwards and wife, Anna of Ahoskie, NC, and Daniel Lee Edwards and wife, Jessica of Seaboard, NC; three grandsons, Trevor Edwards, Colby Edwards, and Christian Phaby; two granddaughters, Mattie Edwards, and Kamryn Phaby; and a sister, Betty Ann Earley of Harrellsville, NC.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC prior to a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, with Rev. Ricky Lowery officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to the National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting


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Willie Ricks
1 year ago

Delma and I worked together for many years at Georgia Pacific. He was a good man and a great friend. We drove many miles together. He will be missed by all that knew him. My condolences to his family and friends.

Bill Parker
1 year ago

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Delma will be missed by all who knew him. We drove a many of miles together. So very sorry for your loss.

Johnny Bridgers
1 year ago

Delma was a great truck driver. We both worked at Georgia Pacific together. He had many million mile plaques from GP. When he was on vacation from G. P. He was driving a truck for someone. I will miss my friend

Dr. Jeff Crabtree, D.Min.
1 year ago

Love and prayers to Mrs Maggie and all the family during this time. Pastor Jeff and harrellsville baptist church

Cheryl Chamblee
1 year ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet hubby and Daddy. Life has a way of changing our comfortable world but God gives us the courage to adapt!!! My love to all of you !!!