Ruth Woodard Edwards

Ruth Woodard Edwards

October 8, 2022, 98, Princeton –

Ruth Woodard Edwards, 98, of Princeton went to her heavenly home Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Princeton Cemetery with Reverend Dennis Pollock officiating.  Although the family will not be present, the viewing will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

Mrs. Edwards was born in Johnston County on March 13, 1924, to the late William “Bill” Williford and Letha Wiggs Williford. 

She is survived by her son, Rex Woodard Jr. and wife, Janet of Bentonville; two daughters, Janice Woodard Cooke and husband, Donnie of Goldsboro and Brenda Woodard Herring and husband, Greg of Rockingham; one brother, Jesse Williford of Rosewood; four grandchildren, Chris Woodard, Jay Herring and wife, Heather, Marcus Herring and wife, Emilie and Alicia Cox Stevens and husband, Brad and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her husbands, Rexford E. Woodard, father of their children, and Harold R. Edwards.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.