Obituary of Tom Edwards ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Mr. Tom Edwards, age 84 of Old Fort passed away December 7, 2008 at the VA Medical Center in Asheville. Mr. Edwards was born in Madison County on December 24, 1923 and was the son of the late Lum Edwards and Margaret Wilson Edwards. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was proud of being a veteran and was in the US Army having served during WWII. Preceding Mr. Edwards in death was a son Roy Dale Edwards and a daughter Emmie Mae
Left to cherish Mr. Edwards’ memory is his wife of 60 years, Bessie Williams Edwards of the home; three children: James Edwards and his wife Sandra of Spruce Pine, Rosie Trittin and her husband Chuck of Old Fort and Lisa Barnwell and her husband David of Nebo; nine grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Thursday December 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Billy Dean Stockton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Heart Association Memorials PO Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 10, 2008 Volume 14 # 49