Name:   Martha Mavis (Williams) Edwards

From:  The Citizen Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Date:  Sunday, July 2, 2006

CANDLER Mavis Edwards, 91, of Candler, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Mavis was a native of Buncombe County. She was the daughter of the late Osborn G. and Josephine Smart Williams and wife of the late Judson Edwards, who passed away March 4, 1960. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Floyd and Garland Williams and five sisters, Dorothy McCain, Ethel Williams, Catherine Williams, Pauline Creighton and Annie L. Williams.

She received her education at Fairview High School and graduated with a B.S. degree in Education from Asheville Teachers College. Mrs. Edwards retired after 32 years of teaching in Caswill and Buncombe County Schools and in the U.S. Air Force in Wheelus in Africa and RhineMain Germany. She was a member of the National and North Carolina Education Association.

Mavis was active in her community and was also a very active member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her sister, Oleta Marlowe of Tampa, Fla.; seven nephews and one niece, James McCain and wife, Dianna, Robert McCain and wife, Beth, Richard Marlowe and wife, Helen, Stephen Marlowe and wife, Connie, Michael Marlowe and wife, Pam, Patrick Marlowe and wife, Carmen, Marvin Creighton and wife, Debbie and Nell Jenkins and husband, Wayne; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville with the Rev. Fred Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801 or to one's favorite charity.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Randall Johnson and his staff and also to the nurses who attended Mavis at Mission Hospital.