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Wallace Benton Edwards, Jr., 90, of Roanoke Rapids, NC, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Halifax Regional Medical Center.


Wallace was born in Halifax County, NC, the son of the late Wallace Benton Edwards, Sr. and Hattie May Borrell Edwards.

He was a World War II, U. S. Army veteran and the retired Service Manager, for the former Walser Motors, for over fifty years.

His three sisters, Marjorie Hicks, Irma Molloy and Tina Griffin and a brother, J. D. Ross, also preceded Wallace in death.

Surviving are: his wife, Merlene Carpenter Edwards; a daughter, Renee Edwards Spence and her husband Ronald of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a son, Benton Edwards and his wife Valerie, of Wilson, NC; three grandchildren, Randall Spence, Riley Spence, and his wife Robyn and Sam Edwards; and two great grandchildren, Rayne Spence. Rhylyn Spence.

Graveside services will be held in Cedarwood Cemetery, 225 Kemp Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC, Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Joseph Casteel, officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: wrennclarkehagan.com