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James Edwards

James Madison Edwards, 94, resident of Sunset Drive, widower of Vivian Anderson Edwards, died Sunday December 24, 2017 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House.

Born in Greenwood December 7, 1923, he was a son of the late James M. Sr. and Minnie Corrine Tharpe Edwards. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School, attended the University of South Carolina and was a US Navy veteran of WWII. James was the owner of Edwards Wholesale Auto Parts and Specialties, from which he retired in 1980 and was more recently employed by Security Forces.

He was a faithful lifetime member of Tranquil United Methodist Church where he formerly served as Building Fund Treasurer, Church Treasurer and Administrative Board member for many years.

Surviving are three daughters; Diane Hardwick of Loris, SC; Glenda Hermeston (Bob) of Anderson, SC; Debra Dunwoody (Mark) of Hummelstown, PA; five grandchildren; Jay Hardwick (Lara Beth) of Lexington, SC; Elizabeth McCarragher (Mark) of Abu Dhabi, UAE; Meredith Stevenson (Rob) of Greenwood, SC; Jonathan Bagwell (Loren) of Travelers Rest, SC; Scott Bagwell (Erica) of Easley, SC; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday at Tranquil United Methodist Church with Rev. Jay Hardwick and Rev. Dr. Shawn Armstrong officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Langley, Willie Jeffrey, Rob Stevenson, Mark McCarragher, Mark Dunwoody, Scott Bagwell, Jonathan Bagwell and Bob Hermeston.

The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church 1 PM Wednesday. The family is at the home on Sunset Drive and will receive friends at the church from 1-2 Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Tranquil United Methodist Church, 1702 McCormick Hwy, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Street, Greenwood, SC 29646


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Visitation

Wednesday

27

Dec

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tranquil United Methodist Church

1702 McCormick Hwy
Greenwood, SC 29646

Service

Wednesday

27

Dec

2:00 PM
Tranquil United Methodist Church

1702 McCormick Hwy
Greenwood, SC 29646

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