Delma W. Edwards

Published 9:34 am Monday, October 3, 2022

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AHOSKIE – Delma Whyatt Edwards, age 82, passed away on September 27, 2022 at Accordius Health at Creekside in Ahoskie.

Mr. Edwards was born in Southampton County, VA on March 1, 1940, a son of the late Frank Olin and Ludie Lee Eure Edwards. Delma worked as a Truck Driver for Georgia Pacific for many years and spent his whole life in the trucking industry. He was always willing to help other businesses and friends that needed a truck driver. Delma was a real outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, and especially fishing, watching old westerns and listening to old country music. He was a loving and devoted family man to his wife, children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mary Davis Edwards; two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Phaby and husband, Chris of Kenly, NC, and Deborah Marie Edwards of Greenville, NC;  two sons, Franklin Sawyer Edwards and wife, Anna of Ahoskie, NC, and Daniel Lee Edwards and wife, Jessica of Seaboard, NC; three grandsons, Trevor Edwards, Colby Edwards, and Christian Phaby; two granddaughters, Mattie Edwards, and Kamryn Phaby; and a sister, Betty Ann Earley of Harrellsville, NC.

The family received friends on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC prior to a celebration of life service in the Chapel at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, with Rev. Ricky Lowery officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to the National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601 or online by visiting, then type Delma Edwards

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting