Elward Horton

Obituary of Elward Arnold Horton

Mr. Elward Arnold Horton, 76, husband of Patricia Ann Horton, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at UNC Hospital, due to complications from COVID-19.


Mr. Horton was born and raised in Chatham County to the late James Brack and Cara Belle Horton. He was employed with IBM for many years, retiring in 1994. He was a longtime and active member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and avid fisherman.


In addition to his wife, Mr. Horton is survived by his daughter, Dinah Davis of Chapel Hill; grandchildren, Jeffrey Horton, Carla Stallings, and Tara Davis; and 5 great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Horton was preceded in death by his son, Danny Horton.


A graveside service was held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials in Elward's name to the UNC COVID-19 Research Accelerator Fund (please use the link on the left).

The Horton family is under the care of Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

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