Ernest Rudolph “Rudy” Edwards, Jr.

February 18, 1942 - November 14, 2018

02/18/1942 - 11/14/2018

Past Services

Sunday November 18, 2018
2:00 pm
Ashley's Grove Baptist Church
2152 Ashleys Grove Road
Conway, NC 27820

MURFREESBORO, NC – Ernest Rudolph “Rudy” Edwards, Jr., age 76, passed away on November 14, 2018 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC

Mr. Edwards was born in Newport News, VA, on February 18, 1942, a son of the late Ernest and Marie Richardson Edwards.  “Rudy” worked as a Machine Tender for Union Camp in Franklin, VA.  He was a skilled woodworker and lover of the outdoors.   He loved hunting and going to the beach to fish and watch the boats come in at Oregon Inlet.  Rudy enjoyed many things, but most of all he loved his family and enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren.  He was a loving, giving man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his son Ernest Christopher Edwards.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife,  Rebecca “Becky” Futrell Edwards, a daughter, Gay Whitley and husband, Doug of Murfreesboro, NC; a son, Brian Edwards and wife, Susie of Stoneville, NC; four grandsons, Christopher Quinton Edwards, Ernest Andrew Edwards, and Wallace Whitley of Murfreesboro, NC, and Griffin Edwards of Stoneville, NC; two granddaughters, Mandy Whitley of Raleigh, NC, and Phoebe Edwards of Stoneville, NC; a sister, Patsy Edwards Wiggins of Rocky Mount, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the home at any time.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 2:00 pm at the Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church, Conway, NC, with Rev. David Ross officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church, 2152 Ashley’s Grove Rd., Conway, NC, 27820; or you may donate online by Clicking Here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel – Murfreesboro, NC, is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Doug Williams
5 years ago

My prayers and condolences to the family. I worked with Rudy for many years. He was a friend to everyone. One of the best men I’ve known in my lfetime.

Earl Futrell
5 years ago

rudy will be missed becky linda and april lee and earl futrell send our love and prayes

Dawn Edinger
5 years ago

Becky I am so sorry for your loss! Please know my Love and prayers are with you, Quinton and Andrew and all of your family!

Chevonne Eason Frasier
5 years ago

Brian and family we are sending you heartfelt condolences during your time of loss. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and you all find comfort in Him

Steve & Shirl Minton
5 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.