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Loretta Howe Edwards

October 28, 1930 May 2, 2020
Loretta Howe Edwards
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Loretta Howe Edwards passed away on May 2, 2020. She lived a long full life. She was 88 years old.

Loretta was born on October 28, 1931 to Jesse and Rosa Howe. She grew up in Burlington NC. Loretta graduated from Campbell University. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Education from Appalachian State University.

Loretta married Barton Edwards Sr. on August 10, 1956. They moved to Cane River NC and eventually to Spruce Pine NC. “Mrs. Edwards” spent her working life teaching elementary grades in Yancy and Mitchell counties. She not only educated the children entrusted to her, she also cared very much for their futures. She was inducted as a lifelong member of Delta Kappa Gamma: An International Society for key Women Educators. After retirement, Loretta and Bart enjoyed many years of travel around our nation. In her later years, Loretta lived in Misenheimer, NC and Newberry, SC.

Loretta had a beautiful singing voice and was active in many Church and local choirs during her long life. She was the Youth Choir Director at Grassy Creek Baptist Church and participated in many youth events. She participated in the Mitchell County Choral Society presentation of the Messiah for many years. In her spare time, she loved to paint, craft, and read.

Loretta Howe Edwards is survived by a brother, Carver Howe of Burlington; three children, Barton Edwards Jr. of Panama City, FL, Laura Hewett of Lexington, VA, Pam Davis of Newberry, SC/ Rock Hill SC; two sons-in-law, Ken Hewett and Dave Davis; four grandchildren, Ben and wife Sarah, Andrew and wife Brittany, Jesse and husband Benny and Dylan; and 2 great grandchildren, Parker and Levi Hewett.

She will be greatly missed but we know she has moved to a better place.

There will be a private Graveside Service held at Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery, Spruce Pine, NC with the gracious help Of Webb Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers please make Donations to:
Hospice & Community Care
Wayne T Patrick Hospice House
P.O. Box 993
Rock Hill, SC 29731


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