RED SPRINGS — Mr. Herbert (Lum) Clendon Edwards, 70, of Red Springs, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Westside Baptist Church in Red Springs, Pastor Randy Locklear officiating. Burial will be in Alloway Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards was born in Robeson County on Jan. 19, 1944, to the late Herbert Clendon Edwards and Pauline Baxley Edwards.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Keith O'Briant Edwards; and a sister, Helen Pearl Edwards.
Lum began his career in law enforcement in 1966. He worked with the Robeson County Sheriff's Department and retired as Chief Deputy. In 1994, Lum served as chief of police in Red Springs until he retired in 2005. He enjoyed working in law enforcement, and considered the Red Springs Police Department his extended family.
He is survived by his wife, Sally O'Briant Edwards of Red Springs; a son, Michael "Mike" Edwards (Vanessa) of Red Springs; a daughter, Jennifer E. Ivey (London) of Hurdle Mills; a brother, Earl Edwards ( Martha) of Red Springs; five grandchildren, Sarah, Steven, Caroline, Ransey and Emily; and a great-granddaughter, Rebecca.
The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Crumpler Funeral Home 220 E. Fourth Ave. in Red Springs.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com.