SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Virginia Edwards Buxton, 83, of Sardis, GA, died Friday, August 28, 2015, at the University Hospital in Augusta following a sudden illness. She was born in Egypt, Effingham County, Georgia, to the late Eula Bell Mills and Oswald Daniel Edwards, Sr. She and her husband, the late James F. Buxton, owned and operated Buxton's Supermarket in Sardis for 50 years before retiring. She was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church and the Women's Missionary Group. Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-Law, Cile B. and Todd Campbell of Sardis; a son, Otis A. McCoy and his fiancee, Patty Nyetrae, of Avera, GA; a brother, William A. Edwards of Sylvania; grandchildren, Macy M. Kitchens, Flynt Campbell and Brynt Campbell; great-grandchildren, Gaven Kitchens, Madalyn Kitchens, Gracie Campbell, Kyncoln Campbell, Jay Campbell, Grayson Hillis and Emerie Hillis; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Mack Mobley and Sally Mobley. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 31, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. at the Sardis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Sirmons, the Rev. Dr. Karen R. Zeigler and the Rev. Janet Odegaard officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marks Cemetery in Sardis. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, nephews, and Arthur Long, Mack Mobley and Rodney Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be Sheriff Greg Coursey, Craig Kennedy, Maxwell Kennedy, James Hollingsworth, Preston Connor, and Scotty Sanford. Mrs. Buxton's remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 P.M. Monday to lie in state until the funeral hour. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sardis United Methodist Church, c/o Beverly Plevnic, 12729 Highway 23, Sardis, GA 30456. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home of Sylvania is in charge of all arrangements. (www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com)
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 31, 2015