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“I was so sorry to hear about Ed moving to Heaven. I know this causes your and the family great sorrow but I am sure he is kicking up gold dust on...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Wade - Jasper, AL - Friend

“I am so saddened that my dear friend has passed away. Ed was not only my recruiting office partner, but a true friend. I will always have fond...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Borosky - Bonaire, GA

“Daddy, I'm so happy that you are no longer in pain! Your brow looked like you were finally at peace without stress! I imagine when you crossed the...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jackie Wharton - New Bern, NC

“I Know you are still busy trying to Unite our Great Country. God Bless! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Hill - Goldsboro, NC

“Sue I just wanted you to know how sorry I am about your dad's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations about the Republican Party. I know this...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Hill - Goldsboro, NC

“I will never forget the sweet and loving uncle that was always there for me as a young child. One of my biggest regrets in life was that there was...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn Jean Wharton-Bonck - LA

“I will always remember all the good he taught me while i rented from him!!!! Ed was and always will be a great influence on me in my life and i cant...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: john hendick - goldsboro, NC

“Ed will be greatly missed at Harvest Baptist Church. He was the backbone of our church for many years, and he leaves a void that will not be easily...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Wes Johnson - Goldsboro, NC

“We will greatly miss you Ed. You and Helen have been very good friends for a long time. Our deepest sympathy is with you Helen, and any thing you...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ned & Doris Petrak - Goldsboro, NC

“I will miss you Uncle Ed but I will always have the fond memories of our times together and that wonderful smile. You are now surrounded in heaven...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Wharton - Gwinn, MI - Niece

“I will miss you Uncle Ed. There is no more suffering as you are now in heaven. Give Eddie and Mike a big hug for me! My deepest sympathy to all...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Garey - Mandeville, LA

Ernest Edwin Wharton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday in his Burlington home.

Ed lived in Goldsboro most of his adult life and retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force in 1983. He served as an active member of the Wayne County Republican Party and was an avid supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project. Ed was also a devoted member of Harvest Baptist Church.

Ed is survived by his wife Helen, his three daughters and their husbands, Kim and Glenn, Sue and Robert, and Jackie and Don. He is also survived by two grandsons, Justin and Scott, and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Ava. Ed was expecting the birth of another great-grandson in April.

A private family service and burial was held in Mebane on Friday, February 15, 2013. A memorial service will be held in Ed's honor on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. Full military honors will follow the service on the front lawn. The family will greet friends Saturday following the service at Seymour Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ed's memory to either Harvest Baptist Church or the Wounded Warriors Project.

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