Horace Fletcher Edwards

  • Born: March 14, 1931
  • Died: September 17, 2021
  • Location: Inman, South Carolina

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349

Tel. (864) 472-6836

Tribute & Message From The Family

Horace F. Edwards, Jr., undoubtedly the most loving, caring and supportive husband and father any family could wish for, passed away the evening of September 17, 2021, at the age of 90. Comforted by family and surrounded by the beautifully serene setting of Upstate Community Hospice House of Landrum, South Carolina, Horace lay down the burdens of this world and joyfully stepped into eternity reuniting with countless love ones waiting with open arms to welcome an old friend. Heaven's gain is sadly this world's loss. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Solace is achieved in knowing that in time we will be reunited.
Born March 14, 1931, Horace grew up in Mill Spring, North Carolina and was the son of the late Horace Fletcher Edwards, Sr. and Chressie Burnette Edwards. He was the brother of June E. Foster (Norman) currently residing in Cocoa, Florida. Horace was predeceased by his wife, Johann Caldwell Edwards to whom he was married for 49 years. He married Carolyn Elliott Barnette Edwards of Inman, South Carolina in 2009. In addition to his wife, also surviving are three children, Richard R. Edwards of Inman, South Carolina, John M. Edwards (Kelli) of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and Dr. Elizabeth E. Culler (Jeff) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as 2 grandchildren, Audrey Chressie Culler and John Glenn Culler. Always demonstrating love, loyalty and patience towards his family, he held a very special place in his full heart for his grandchildren who affectionately call him "Pop".
Horace served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years and was in the Aviation Division with duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University. He retired in 1999 as plant manager of Landrum Mill (Mohawk Industries) in Landrum, South Carolina, having worked there for 43 years. During his career he earned a certificate in executive administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Horace's technical expertise was bolstered by his unique management style. Managing by walking around allowed Horace to identify production issues in real time as well as establish personal relationships with all employees.
In his spare time, Horace loved jogging, woodworking, and working in his yard. There was always another project to tackle. Even as the end approached, he told family members of several projects he would like to complete. There simply was not enough time. Horace was a people person who never met a stranger and never had a bad day.
The family will be receiving friends on September 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman, South Carolina with the funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. officiated by the Reverends Miriam Mick and Ed Stallworth.
Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Inman, South Carolina immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Inman United Methodist Church, 27 Bishop Street, Inman, South Carolina 29349, where Horace served as head of the Finance Committee for many years. The family is at the home. Funeral service will be live streamed on You Tube/Seawright Funeral Home.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Horace was one of the kindest men I have ever known. I remember him taking time to always talk to me growing up in the church. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Sam E. Allgood Allgood - Inman, SC - Family Friend   October 14, 2021

I just like to say you was a great person and I know you will be missed and you will all way be love from all of your family and your friend and I hope one day we can see each others again and we can talk about carpet again and we can joke about you was my Grandpa but we know that you wasn't but to me you was a great person

Posted by Michael Edwards Edwards - Liberty SC 29657, SC   September 23, 2021

My condolences on the death of Horace.

Posted by Gail Johnson Greene Davis    September 22, 2021

John, Sorry for your loss. You, Kellie and your Family are in my prayers.

Posted by Britt Wilkerson - SC   September 21, 2021

Horace was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed by so many people. My heartfelt condolences go out to Carolyn and his family.

Posted by anne templeman - Inman, SC - Friend   September 21, 2021


I met Mr. Edwards when we had some meetings with industry when I was a teacher in District One. I would see him from time to time at the grocery store. He was a very nice man, and one I could tell was well respected by everyone. He sure had a long life and a good career. May Horace rest in peace.

Posted by Marvin W. Beach - Inman, SC - Friend   September 20, 2021

I had the pleasure of getting to know Horace thru the purchase of Bigelow by Fieldcrest. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the technology of weaving carpet, but I was far more impressed and will remember him for his integrity. Blessed to have known him.

Posted by Scott Mair - Dublin, GA - Friend   September 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Horace will be greatly missed by all. Enjoyed working as his secretary for many years.

Posted by Wilda Luckadoo - Friend   September 20, 2021

I didn't know Mr. Edwards, but your beautiful obituary made me feel as though I had. Lovely, just lovely.

Posted by Naketta Branch - Inman, SC   September 18, 2021


Condolences to the family of Horace. We were co-workers at Bigelow, have remained friends and until recently officers of Inman Seniors Dinner Group. Horace will be missed by many. Sincere sympathy to Carolyn and his family.

Posted by NANCY DALTON - Inman, SC - Friend   September 18, 2021

Our condolences on the passing of Mr. Edwards.

Posted by Donald &Rachel Dill - Campobello, SC - Coworker   September 18, 2021

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