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Cheryl Ann (Weeks) Edwards

April 12, 1946 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 73)


Cheryl Ann Weeks Edwards, age 73, of Rutherfordton, died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.  A native of Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Sherrill Weeks and Frances Louise Reardon Weeks Gay, and widow of the late Dean Eugene Edwards.  Cheryl was also preceded in death by her step-father, Herbert Gay. She was a skilled draftsman and artist having worked with well known architect and artist, Jerry Miller in Raleigh, NC and was also a realtor for more than twenty years having first worked for Odean Keever & Associates and then for Century 21 First Realty.  Cheryl was a horse trainer of American Saddlebred Horses, owner of The Squirrel's Nest Farm LLC, a breeder of German Shepherd dogs, enjoyed gardening and especially her dahlias, and loved music, especially rock & roll.


Survivors include her son, Crae Galloway of Raleigh, NC; her daughter, Deana Edwards Gilliam and husband Todd of Forest City, NC; a sister, Marilyn Kay Weeks Wilson of Raleigh, NC; her grandson, Carson Gilliam, and a niece, Christin Maria Wilson, as well as, other extended family members


A memorial service will be held at 2 o'clock on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in the Padgett & King Chapel.  The family will receive friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.  The Padgett & King Mortuary & Crematory is serving the Edwards family.  An online guest registry is available at


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