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Merle Medlin Edwards

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.  You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service:

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.  


  • Mary peed Posted December 18, 2021 3:36 pm

    Merle was a wonderful lady and community servant.

  • Janet Player Posted December 18, 2021 4:51 pm

    Merle was a great friend and will truly be missed. I traveled with Merle to Las Vegas, the mountains, the beach and Kerr Lake we always had a great time. She was very intelligent and had the patience’s of ten people. She was proud of her children and loved them dearly.

  • Michael O Turner Posted December 19, 2021 9:28 am

    Sandra, Edna, Dewey and Betsy
    I was saddened to hear about the loss of our mom. I have many good memories of both your mom and dad. Please accept my condolence and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May GOD bless you all.

  • Susan Trueheart Posted December 19, 2021 10:38 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was such a sweet lady. Love y’all.

  • Mike Arnold Posted December 20, 2021 1:52 pm

    Ms. Edwards was a credit and a positive force in her community.

  • Nancy Hunike & family Posted December 20, 2021 5:11 pm

    So so sorry to hear this news. Loved Mrs. Edwards !!💜
    She was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly!!
    Prayers🙏🙏🙏 and hugs to all the family during this difficult time…..

  • Deborah Watson Posted December 20, 2021 8:15 pm

    Sorry to hear the news. She was a sweet & special Lady. My prayers will be with you all

  • Faye Weaver Posted December 20, 2021 11:42 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Ms Edward ‘s passing! She was such a sweet and beautiful lady! She will be greatly missed by many! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of her family!

  • Georgana Marie Kicinski Posted December 21, 2021 10:29 pm

    I am so very glad that I got to meet her this year. She paved the way for all women in Creedmoor. May she rest in Peace and may her family find comfort in that.

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