Margaret Edwards

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Margaret Stempel Edwards

Courtland, Va -Margaret Stempel Edwards, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 8th at home surrounded by family members. Margaret was born May 22, 1920 at “Oak Cliff” in Cluster Springs, Halifax County, Virginia. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Bray and Annie Carrington Stempel and was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Herbert H. “Hank” Edwards and her sisters Laura S. Nichols, Ann S. Robertson, and Rose S. Hall.

Margaret was a faithful member of Courtland United Methodist Church. Together with her husband they owned and operated Edwards Hardware Company in Courtland for most of their lives. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, sisters, and friends. Margaret was an avid bridge player and enjoyed vacationing at Atlantic Beach, NC.

She is survived by her sister Sue S. Whiton, her two sons Herbert H. Edwards, Jr., and his wife, Lindsey Epps Edwards, of Lynchburg, Va. and Robert Bray “Bob” Edwards and his wife, Lisa Faison Edwards, of Courtland; five grandchildren, Carrington, Chrissie, Meggie, Paul, and Madison Edwards.

The funeral service will be held on at 1 PM Friday June 11th at Courtland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Gordon officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wright Funeral Home in Franklin from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Thursday, June 10th.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the nurses & staff at Southampton Memorial Hospital and her home caregivers for their loving care and special attention. Memorial contributions may be made to Courtland United Methodist Church.