Edward Ray Warren

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Fuquay-Varina - Edward Ray Warren, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC. The family will receive friends following the service.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Karla Lynn Warren; brothers, John Friel Warren and Walter Warren; sisters, Janette Buchanan, Katherine Johnson and Nell West.

Retired from the US Army, 21 years of service as rank of Master Sergeant, he also was a Korean and Vietnam veteran. Edward retired after 20 years of service as head of the State of North Carolina Vital Records.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Edward is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Swafford Warren; daughter, Mitzi Warren Layell and husband, Jerry of Burnsville, NC; son, Edward Ray Warren, Jr. and wife, Dawn of Greensboro, NC; brother, Sonny Warren; grandchildren, Justin Layell and wife, Jennifer, Savannah McKinney and Lucas Pendley; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.