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Kenneth Alva Edwards

March 25, 1931 ~ June 24, 2019 (age 88)

Kenneth Alva Edwards, 88, of Salisbury passed away peacefully with family present on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Born in Union County on March 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Ruth Marsh and James Onas Edwards.

A veteran of the US Marines, Kenneth worked as a truck driver for Flowers Bakery and retired from S&D Coffee, where he received an award for over one million miles of safe driving. He loved his family and enjoyed watching NASCAR and baseball.

 He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Shirley Worsham Edwards and daughter, Susan Nell Edwards.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Kenneth L. Edwards of Charleston, WV; daughters, Iris Shuping and Pam Henley (Marc) of Salisbury; sister, Mary Nell Blake of High Point; grandsons, Marc K. Henley and Brandon Shuping; granddaughters, Kayla Long and Samantha Edwards; great-grandson, Jacob Henley.

Visitation: 10:00-11:00 AM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Rowan Memorial Park Chapel in the Pines, 4125 Franklin Community Center Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Service: 11:00 AM Thursday at Rowan Memorial Park Chapel in the Pines with the Rev. Joe Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Novant Health Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144.


Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family. Online condolences may be made at

Donations may be made to:

Novant Health Hospice
1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury NC 28144
Tel: 1-704-210-7900

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