James D. Edwards

James D. "Jimmy" Edwards, 75, of South Charleston died Aug. 5, 1999, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness. He was a retired manager for Merritt Corp. and a former service adviser for Bert Wolfe Ford, Charleston. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, Charleston, and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Phyllis Brogan Edwards; sons, Dr. Mark D. of Arlington, Texas, David of South Charleston; sisters,Beatrice Adkins of St. Albans, Catherine Mackley of Augusta, Ga.; three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Lee White and the Rev. David Bean officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the church. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.

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Webmaster Notes:  James Dewey Edwards enlisted in the USNR February 23, 1943 at Huntington, WV.  His Service Number was 828-03-20. Edwards was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 June 10, 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard from Receiving Station New York, NY. James D Edwards, GM3c, received the Fleet Commendation Medal, Fifth Fleet, Admiral Spruance, for meritorious achievement in connection with operations against the enemy (April 14, 1945 near Okinawa). He was advanced to GM2c September 1, 1945.  December 1, 1945 Edwards was transferred to Receiving Station Charleston, SC for further transfer to the Naval Separation Center at Bainbridge, MD for discharge. Jim Edwards was a good friend and shipmate, admired by all who knew him.