Millard "Marvin" Edwards Jr.
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Millard "Marvin" Edwards, Jr.

Staunton - Millard "Marvin" Edwards, Jr., 80, of Staunton passed away on January 17, 2021 at his home.

Born April 18, 1940 in Staunton, he was the son of the late Millard Marvin Edwards, Sr. and Ruth Virginia (Taliaferro) Edwards. On September 28, 1977 he married Gretchen Maxwell. The two shared a blessed marriage of 43 years.

Marvin was a member of Valley Baptist Church, Stuarts Draft. In earlier years, he was employed by Mastic where he worked as a Quality Control Manager and prior to retirement had worked for Newman Aluminum. Marvin will be remembered as an artist and avid wood carver.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gretchen Maxwell Edwards of Staunton; two sons, Dennis Harlow and wife, Tina of Culpeper, Va and Kenneth Harlow of Cumberland, Va; three daughters, Bonnie Menefee and husband, John of Culpeper, Va, Camnon Edwards of Staunton, and Melissa Avey and husband, Michael of Deerfield, Va; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to pay their respects and sign the guestbook may do so from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St., Staunton. Due to COVID-19 all will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Oaklawn Mausoleum & Memory Gardens, 1921 Shutterlee Mill Road, Stauton with Pastor Frank Hall officiating. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Staunton.

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Published in The News Leader from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2021.
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January 21, 2021
Dear Aunt Gretchen, So sorry to hear the news of your husband. Your in my thoughts and prayers.. Love and hugs, from Trisha in PA.
Patricia Maxwell Swartz
January 21, 2021
Just wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers I think of you often, would love to have your address.
Missy Albanese (Harlow)
January 21, 2021
many memories of my good friend marvin our talks, laughs, etc he cannot return but I shall go to him someday, to forever carry on our eternal life with JESUS!!
earl diehl
January 20, 2021
Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
LSK Properties
January 19, 2021
Marvin was one of my playmates growing up during the late 40's and early 50's in Staunton. Marvin lived on Austin Av. next door to his Grandparents. Wonderful memories, playing war in the dump and hikes along the railroad tracks visiting the caves. Double feature movies on Saturdays at the Visulite and Strand Theaters. Marvin's Grandmother was a Dear Lady. We all called Her Grandma. My warmest condolences to his dear wife Gretchen and Family.
Richard Jones
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