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James ("Jim") Lee Edwards, Sr., age 83, of Vass died Friday (September 10,
2021) at his home with his family.

A private graveside service was held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on
Monday, September 13.

Jim was born in Rockfish in 1937, to the late Logan and Viola Edwards. His
father died when Jim was an infant and he subsequently resided with his
paternal grandparents, Hazzard and Esther Edwards. When his mother
remarried, Jim relocated to Vass and developed a close bond with his
stepfather, Lacy McRae. Jim attended school at Vass-Lakeview prior to
enlisting in the Marine Corps. While in service, he married Eunice Holder
and they resided in Washington, DC where he was stationed. They returned to
North Carolina in 1960. Following this, Jim worked at JP Stevens for 34
years. He was also an active volunteer with the Vass Rescue Squad for over
20 years, as well as the Crestline Fire Department, and a member of the
First Baptist Church in Vass. Jim was driven to serve others in need and
was thankful for his opportunity to do so in these capacities. He firmly
believed in the value of hard work, was an avid golfer, loved the color
green, and was known to frequent the Aberdeen pool hall. Jim had an easy
smile, a kind heart, and a generous nature. He loved and was loved by many,
and what he enjoyed most was spending time with his family – especially his
two granddaughters, who brought him much joy.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eunice; son, Lee Edwards (Holly) of
Cameron; granddaughters, Bella and Ava; and sister, Joanne McRae McMillan
(Glen) of Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes
Association.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family.