DURHAM - Mr. Edward E. Champion, 80, of 5535 Burton Chapel Road, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
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Mr. Champion was a native and lifelong resident of Durham, the son of the late AuFice P. Champion and Caroline Evans Champion.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed with General Electric of Mebane as a Security Guard. Mr. Champion was a member of New Beginning Ministries of Graham. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle and an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallace Champion and James Champion.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Champion; daughter, Barbara Toney of Mebane; sisters, Nita Wiggins of Durham and Donna Harp of Mebane; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Joel Jackson and Pastor Bobby Gallagher. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Flowers are acceptable.
Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2012