Cora Leigh Scott Edge thumbnail

Cora Leigh Scott Edge

February 12, 1919 - February 3, 2016

Cora Leigh Scott Edge, 96, died peacefully at her home in Moyock, NC on February 3, 2016.
The eldest of six Scott sisters of Scott Avenue in Greensboro, she was the daughter of Samuel Dalton and Rosa Bernice Robbins Scott. Her beloved husband James Norwood Edge, Sr. preceded her in death.
Mrs. Edge was a graduate of Greensboro (Grimsley) High School and Woman’s College (UNCG). While teaching in Chadbourn, NC in 1941, she met her husband Norwood; they were married the following year. The family moved to Moyock in 1947 and became devoted members of Moyock Baptist Church. Mrs. Edge was retired director of Currituck County Department of Social Services. Her retirement years were spent indulging in her love of her home and yard, her family, and her life-long passion for British history.

She is survived by her children James N. “Jimmy” Edge, Jr. of Moyock, Dalton Scott and Beverly Edge of Moyock, The Rev. John Weathersby “Jack” and Pam Edge of Bolivia, N.C., and The Rev. Anne E. and Roland Dale of Moyock; her grandchildren John Paul Edge, Kimberly E. Dowdle, Kelli Edge, Martha Van Dale, and Laura Dale; her great-grandchildren Jonathan Edge, Brooklynn Beaty, Joshua Beaty, Kinley Dowdle, and Ryder Dowdle; step-grandchildren Wendy D. Rose, Rhonda D. Newman, Jeffery Dale, Susan Murphy, and Alan Humphrey; step-great grandchildren Brandon Rose, Steven Rose, Taylor Newman, and Rylie Newman.
Also surviving are her sisters Dorothy S. Darnell and Joann S. Taylor and brother-in-law John Taylor of Greensboro; and in-laws Robert H. and Peggy Edge of Hope Mills, Mary Helen Edge of Pinehurst, and Joyce Edge of Fayetteville. Mrs. Edge was preceded in death by her sisters Frances S. Bivins, Lorranine S. Folwell, and Emma Lou S. Moore.

The funeral is planned for Sunday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church with the Rev. Vic Ramsey officiating, interment to follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery, the Rev. Anne Dale officiating.

The family will receive visitors at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the glory of God and in honor of Mrs. Edge’s faithful church family of Moyock Baptist Church, 123 Oak St., Moyock, NC 27958. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm


Moyock Baptist Church

123 Oak Street
Moyock, NC 27958

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm


Moyock Memorial Cemetery

240 Caratoke Hwy.
Moyock, NC 27958

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Cora Leigh by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

Your entire staff was so caring and I will forever be grateful for what you have done for my family.


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.