Merle Medlin Edwards | The Butner-Creedmoor News
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Merle Medlin Edwards

Posted on December 20, 2021


Creedmoor, N.C. — Merle Medlin Edwards of Creedmoor, North Carolina peacefully passed away at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, North Carolina on December 16, 2021. Merle was born on December 22, 1931 in Franklin County to Nobe Desmond Medlin and Edna Winstead Medlin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dueward Rivers Edwards. Surviving are her children; Sandra Edwards, Edna Atwater, Dueward "Dewey" Edwards Jr and Betsy Faucette (Jeff). She was blessed with 6 grandchildren; James (Travis) Atwater, Christin Apple, Whitney Edwards, Coltyn Faucette, Collin Faucette and Conner Faucette. She also had 4 beautiful great grandchildren. Merle is also survived by her sister, Barbara Medlin Raynor (Stuart) of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Merle and Dueward were married on June 3, 1948. Merle loved her family dearly and her service to her church and the community. She retired as the City of Creedmoor North Carolina's first City Manager after 22 years of service. Merle passionately loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed visiting the beach and the mountains.

Merle's celebration of life service will be conducted at Creedmoor First Baptist Church on December 20, 2021 at 2:00pm. Friends and loved ones are invited to attend her viewing in the church sanctuary on December 20, 2021 from 12:30-1:45pm.

A private grave site service will be held for the family at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Creedmoor First Baptist Church, 119 S Main Street, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522.

Online condolences may be made to

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting The Edwards Family.

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