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Robert "Bobby" Lee Edwards

April 27, 1936 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 84)


Robert "Bobby" Lee Edwards, age 84 of 186 Lucas Street, Sparta, NC; passed away Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.

Bobby was born April 27th, 1936 in Alleghany County to the late Kelly and Audrey Holder Edwards.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Vivian Andrews Edwards; a son, Michael Edwards and wife Lisa of Sparta; Patty Minor and husband Jay of Sparta; brother-in-law, Bill Gibson of Maryland; four grandchildren: Kelly Demery and husband Ben of Madison, NC., Megan Halsey and husband Roger of Sparta, Kevin Neville of Boone, NC., Matthew Hodge and wife Ashley of Sparta; four great-grandchildren also survive.

A Graveside Service to honor the life of Bobby will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, November 16th, 2020 at Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Ed Hall officiating. The Alleghany Honor will perform honors for his many years of service with the Alleghany County Rescue Squad. No formal visitation will be held but you may visit the family at their home if desired.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please bring and wear mask at the graveside service or when visiting the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o John R. Cox, 771 Vox Road, Sparta, NC 28675 or to the Alleghany County Rescue Squad, PO Box 351, Sparta, NC 28675.

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Graveside Service
November 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery
2956 Vox Road
Sparta, NC 28675


Pleasant Home Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
771 Vox Road, Sparta NC 28675

Alleghany County Rescue Squad
PO Box 351, Sparta NC 28675

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