Mary Davis Edwards

Published 1:43 pm Monday, July 6, 2015

FRANKLIN — Mary Davis Edwards, 87, widow of Dr. Robert Thomas Edwards, passed away on July 2, 2015.

Mary Davis Edwards

Mary Davis Edwards

Mrs. Edwards was a native of Mobjack, Virginia, and had lived in Franklin for 64 years. She was the daughter of the late Maurice Allen Davis and Alice Healy Davis, and was also pre-deceased by three brothers, Wilson Healy Davis, Maurice Allen Davis Jr. and Warren Frank Davis.

Mrs. Edwards was a graduate of Longwood College and taught at Franklin High School and in Richmond. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church, a former president of the Southampton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and active in garden and bridge clubs for many years. Mary was a gracious hostess who loved entertaining her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are three children, Nancy Van Der Griend and husband, Ken, of Oak Park, Illinois; Robert Thomas Edwards Jr. and wife, Mary Landon, of Norfolk; and Scott Davis Edwards and wife, Alisa, of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Mary Cate Kuhl and husband, Corey Kuhl; Ellie Van Der Griend, Gretchen Edwards, Hallie Edwards, Rob Edwards and Carolyn Edwards. She is also survived by a sister, Roberta D. Huey and husband, Harvey Huey, of Ashburn, Virginia; a brother, R. Turner Davis of Mobjack; and many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at noon on Saturday, July 11, in Franklin Baptist Church. Following the service there will be a reception at The Village at Woods Edge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Franklin Baptist Church, 208 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3330, Glen Allen, VA, 23058.