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Faye H. Cardwell

September 1, 1934 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Faye H. Cardwell Obituary


September 1, 1934 – January 30, 2024

LOUISBURG – Faye Elaine Hudson Cardwell, 89, of Louisburg, died Tuesday evening at her home.

Faye was born September 1, 1934 to the late Mollie Glendora Bennett Hudson and Charlie Brantley Hudson. Faye was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, E. Ray Cardwell; daughter, Star Cardwell Abbott and her brother, Charlie B. Hudson, Jr. 

She was a lifelong member of Corinth Baptist Church.  

Faye was born and raised on Moulton Road and it was her home for a majority of her life. She loved her family, God, and her Ray. After receiving perfect attendance for 12 straight years and graduating from Mills High School, she attended and graduated from Louisburg College. From there she married the love of her life Ray Cardwell and they began a lifelong journey. After working for Judge Hamilton H. Hobgood, and a stint with Paul Hensley and the Little River Ice Company, she continued her career as owner of E. Ray Cardwell, Inc all the while raising four rambunctious children.

Besides her family, Faye enjoyed teaching Sunday school and reading the Bible. She never missed a ballgame or recital, and was always on the other end of the phone when needed. Faye was an accomplished race car driver and won the track championship in 1952 at the Franklinton Raceway. She was an avid gardner, cook supreme, crossword and Jeopardy wizard, and phenomenal softball player.

Faye will be missed by many. She led many people to the Lord and did many unknown good deeds for others. She never met a stranger and made every life she touched better.

A funeral service will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2024, in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Faye is survived by her two daughters, Penny Strickland (Al); Elaine Cardwell; son, E. Brent Cardwell. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, and her beloved cat Jeremy.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg,

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Funeral Service
February 1, 2024

6:30 PM
Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory
103 W. Franklin Street
Louisburg, NC 27549

Visitation to Follow Service
February 1, 2024

Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory
103 W. Franklin Street
Louisburg, NC 27549

Private Interment

Corinth Baptist Church
4582 US Hwy. 401 N.
Louisburg, NC 27549


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