I met Don Edwards at Dudley Hughes when he was doing his student teaching, in history with Mr Robert Lott.... I believe every girl at school had a crush on him... He was a good teacher... God Bless his family, may his memories live on...
Don and his wife, Algy, were two of our closest friends from Mercer days. Their home was a half-way house of hospitality for us on our way to the GA coast from Nashville after we "reconnected" in the mid 80's. It was also the "staging area" for weeks of work on the Sept, '99 Mercer '55-60 5-class Gala reunion attended by about 400 people (see "The Mercerian, Winter 2000". Greater and more supportive friends you could never have. Both were a blessing to all with whom they came in contact. Lovingly, Woody and Cemele Richardson
Don was a true friend at Mercer, a natural leader, and a blessing to those who met him.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Mr. Edwards was my boss at Bruce Elementary for several years. I must say he was the best person to have as a supervisor. Reading his obituary brought back many fond memories of him. He was the best. May he rest in peace.
A greater friend one could never have. You inspired me in many ways, helping me build my wood shop, taking an interest in my family, coming over to drink beer and staying for dinner - oh so many ways. We enjoyed a lot of laughs and many good times. You will be sorely missed. May you tickle the angels and entertain everyone in heaven. Rest in peace, old friend.
God Bless You Mr. Edwards. May God be with you and your family.
My deepest sympathy to the family of a true fraternity brother. Class of 1960 Zeta Omega 115
Mr. Edwards was always so nice. He greeted us each morning coming into school with a smile and a hand shake. He really taught us to polite and thoughtful adults.
God Bless his family, my prayers are with you.
Randy and Valerie Fish
So sorry to hear of Mr.Edwards passing, he was a great principal at J.H.Heard He was a great man always had a smile on his face... Prayers to his family may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace in the coming days, weeks, months and years.
Don was a long time Friend and Fraternity brother. He and Algy were my class mates graduating from Mercer in 1958. We maintained our friendship over the years. There are many tales and memories of those early years but the outstanding one is when first he met Algy. He knew then that he would marry this lovely Lady, one of the wisest decisions of his life. Don was a very influential Mentor amoung his Mercer Fraternity Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha. This outpouring of Love, affection, and respect is very touching. God bless the memories of
Don,his family and those who shared the "Planet" with him. He will be missed.
Sending much love and prayers to our dear friends Elaine and Don, Rachel, Alison, and Hannah Grace, knowing of your deep devotion to your wonderful father and grandfather.
Scottie and Elaine, and your beautiful families, I send my deepest condolences and love. Your father's legacy shines so brightly in all of you.
R.I.P Mr. Edwards, I have many memories of you from Heard. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
To a wonderful, kind and considerate man. Mr. Edwards was my elementary principal at John H. Heard. If I had known he was living in Comer I would have tried to visit him. My Dad lives in Colbert. Prayers go out to the family.
Our thought and prayers are with you.
Enid & George Schmitt
Elaine and Edwards Family...Our deepest condolences. A great tribute to a special being!!! Cindy & Reginald Lucas and family... CHS Class of '77
Your with Jesus Mr. Edwards, You are missed by all who loved you. Woodworker, lover of history and teacher. you were a great man and you will not be for gotten. You did not know me, but I feel I know you because we share similar interests...
I shall never forget his first year at Lawrence Dr. School in south Macon.He was a kind man, always keeping his teachers laughing. May you children always remember his legacy and may the Lord hold your hand during this time.
Here's to Principal Edwards,
he was my principal many years ago at Heard Elementary.What a great person.May God bless his family.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Life is not the same without Don. He was a true friend. We loved him so much.
We will miss Don Don so much! His obituary is so representative of who he was and I think he would have loved it, especially the part about being a "ladies' man". He was surrounded by women and he was good to all of us! He had a way of making each of us feel special. He knew how to talk to us in a way a lot of men can't. And he charmed us all ~ my little girls (from the time they were babies on), me (I would blush when he would give me that huge grin and tease me about something), my friends (even those who only met him once or twice, remember him and the twinkle in his eye) and my Mama (who is devoted to my Daddy for nearly 50 years now but had a special place in her heart for Don Don and delighted in "helping him" garden, taking care of things that needed a women's eye and keeping him fed after his beloved Algy was gone). I even watched mature women, some several years his senior, act like giddy high school girls in his presence. He was just so much fun it was infectious! And yet he had a soft, reflective side that allowed him to listen patiently when we needed to vent or whine or complain. He would share not only a "thumbs up or thumbs down" critique, but also how he felt about a movie he'd seen or a book he was reading. He paid attention when we would share a little scoop about this person or that (local or famous). And sometimes, in his Don Don way, he would hold us accountable for "wagging our tongues" by showing us another way of looking at something. Algy was one lucky woman and I'm sure Elaine and the rest of his girls felt the same way. And his son; dear, kind Scott was always game to help feed Don Don's need for adventure and his desire to not only make things, but make things happen. Together they explored the great outdoors in a wide variety of ways from biking to kayaking and everything in between. Both of his children are such devoted and special people. I know he was proud of them and their families, it was evident when he spoke of any of them. But the thing I loved most about Don Don was that he accepted each of us where we were. I believe he honestly wanted those in his care and those he cared about, to follow their dreams even if it meant choosing the class 4 rapids over the lazy river or vice versa. My Mama started this thing with my children where she holds up her hand and flashes 2 fingers and then 4 every time we part company. Pretty much anyone who knows me has seen me do it a thousand times. It means, "I love you ~ 2 much, 4 ever"! So 2-4 sweet Don Don. What a better world it has been just having you in it.
What a wonderful tribute to a special man. He and Algy were long-time friends and colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God bring comfort to you and your family. 2Cor.1:3
Dear Don Don, We will never forget you. We miss you making us giggle and always tapping your cheek for a kiss when we saw you. You were a great friend to our Mamie, Cha Cha, Baba and Tio David. And you were a great "grandfather" to us We love you Don Don 2 much 4 ever!
The writer of his obituary captured the true essence of Don and his love for people and life. Don and Algy were delightful people and wonderful friends. They meant much to those of us who were so very privileged to know and work with them. My sympathy to their children and grandchildren...but, oh what grand memories you have.
Don was a great friend and neighbor to my Dad - Preston Long and Stepmother - Maggie. Don always brought a smile and a positive attitude when he visited. What a great life he lived!
A sweeter man there will never be.
My family and I always enjoyed seeing Don when we traveled to Macon to see my family. Don and Algy were great friends and neighbors to my parents. We were blessed to know Don and hear great stories. A cold beer always tasted better in his presence. He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.
Ross, Jeanne, Lily and Charlie Brittain
To the Edwards family,
Surely all God's people, however serious or savage, great or small, like to play.
- John Muir
I always loved Don's child-like sense of play. He inspired me the first day I met him and thirty-five years later, the spark remains ignited. My family sends their peace, love and sorrow. Don, long may you run!
My mother, Margaret Phillips, taught at Lanier Jr. HS when Don was a counselor there. I met him because my toddler daughter always visited "Mr. Eddurds" in the afternoons when we went to pick up my mother. We all thought the world of him and his wife, Algy. I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a good man and a wonderful educator.
Elaine, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
What a fine man. He helped me through some difficult times when I was in the ninth grade at Lanier Jr. Though I have not seen him since, I have never forgotten his kindness and honesty.