Edward A. Hotchkiss

Published 3:34 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

FRANKLIN — Edward Allen Hotchkiss, 77, passed away on Sept. 26, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.

Edward A. Hotchkiss

Edward was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, and was the son of the late Robert Janney Hotchkiss and Grace Ellsworth Hotchkiss. He was also predeceased by his wife, Millie Bradshaw Hotchkiss.

Edward was the former owner of Wood Producers, and at one time was the largest wood producer for Union Camp Corporation.

He was a 1961 graduate of Southampton High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Edward enjoyed boating and fishing, especially river and gulf fishing.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Katharine H. Britt; three grandsons, John “Jack” Britt (Katelyn), Edward “Ted” Britt and William “Billy” Britt; one great-grandson, Grady Lane Britt; three sisters, Madelyn H. Stainback (Bobby), Rebecca H. Lee (Don) and Anita H. Cotton (Bobby); his fiancée, June Reid; and nieces and nephews..

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in Franklin Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rosemont Cemetery in Sedley.

The family will receive friends at Edward’s residence, and suggests that due to Edward’s fondness for the Salvation Army, memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army, 400 Bank St., Suffolk, VA 23434, or any favorite charity.