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Walter D. Edwards Jr.

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Walter D. Edwards Jr.

Travelers Rest

Walter Dewitt Edwards, Jr., 69 of Travelers Rest, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Francis Downtown.

Born in Greenville County, he was a long time member of Clearview Baptist Church and a more recent member of Reedy River Baptist Church. He also served our country in the United States Army and retired from Pepsi-Cola of Greenville in 2005.

Surviving is his wife, Mae Horton Edwards; father Walter (Lounelle) Edwards, Sr.; 2 daughters Tracie (Steven) Edwards Adkins and Lisa (David) Edwards Hester; sister Sandra (Roy) Burns; 5 grandchildren, Kaleigh and Carah Lark, Kaitlyn, Justin and Madisyn Adkins; and many loving nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mr. Edwards was predeceased by his mother, Ruby Hughes Edwards and his first wife of 45 years, Susie Edwards.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Brotherhood Sunday School Class of Reedy River Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at Clearview Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday at the mortuary from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The family will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church at 871 By Pass 25 North, Greenville, SC 29617 or to the Greenville at 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.


Published in The Greenville News on July 15, 2012
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