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Gracie Lawrimore Edwards December 16, 2009

A funeral service for Gracie Lawrimore Edwards, widow of John Lewis Edwards, will be at 2:00pm, Saturday December 19, 2009 in Cain Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Marvin Lynch. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Pamplico. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Friday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the son, Bobby Edwards, 3116 Kenfield Lane, Florence. Memorials may be made to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee, P.O. Box 93, Florence, SC 29503.

Mrs. Edwards, 97, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at Heritage Home. She was born July 30, 1912, in Hemingway, SC, to the late William James Andrew and Annie Watson Lawrimore. She was also predeceased by two infants, John Lewis Edwards, Jr. and Mary Kate Edwards; brothers, Percy, Blue, Arris, Jack, Baker, Rufus, and Fred Lawrimore and sisters, Annie Ginn, Ruby Stone, Mae Woodberry, and her twin sister, Edna Barfield.

She was a 50 year member of First Baptist Church and Gardenia Garden Club.

Surviving are: son, Robert "Bobby" L. Edwards and wife, Kathryn, of Florence; daughter, Willie Mae "Masie" Blackwell and husband, Warren Blackwell of Hartsville; grandson, R. John and Beth Edwards of Florence; granddaughters, Kathryn Anne and Fred Copeland of Lexington, Karen and Wally Blankenship of Rock Hill, Melissa Devane of Florence, Ashley and Ashley Gainey of Hartsville; great-granddaughters, Renee Blankenship of Charleston, SC, Kaylee DeVane of Florence, Caston Gainey of Hartsville, and Whitney Morgan Edwards; great-grandsons, Eric Copeland, and William Copeland of Lexington, SC, and Thomas John Edwards, Florence.

The family would like to thank the administration and staff of the Heritage Home for their loving and compassionate care for their mother.

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