1942 – 2021
Eula Arnette Edwards of Millennium Township near Aulander passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 78.
Mrs. Edwards was born Dec. 13, 1942 to Otha and Jesse Watts Arnette in Tabor City. Eula was the baby of 11 children. She was a southern lady that cherished her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved her God and church.
Eula worked as an accountant for several places over the years, York County school Board, Federal Government, and the Comptroller Office, The Golden Knights 82nd Airborne Sky Diving Team. Eula also enjoyed crafting, but above all, she loved time spent with her family.
Along with her parents, Eula was preceded in death by nine of her siblings, Joseph Robert Arnette, Otha Arnette, Jr., Alton Arnette, Roy Ishmael Arnette, Lucille Arnette, Geraldine Arnette, Franklin D. Arnette, Vincent Ford Arnette, and Deloris C. Arnette.
Eula is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ira “Bill” Edwards; a son, Robert “Danny” Edwards and wife Sherri of Williamsburg, Virginia; daughter Sherry Riffe and Wayne of York County, Virginia; two granddaughters, Kristen Edwards, and Kaitlin Edwards; two grandsons, Justin Edwards, and Wayne Allen Riffe II, and wife Erika; four great grandchildren; a sister, Gracie Watts and husband Carroll of Tabor City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
A celebration of life graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Myrtle Green Cemetery, with Inman Ward Funeral Home assisting with services.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel assisted with arrangements.