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Emma Carrington Edmunds / February 13, 2020

Emma Carrington Edmunds, 74, of Halifax, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. She was born in Richmond on Jan. 30, 1946, daughter of the late James Easley Edmunds and the late Lavinia Winston Edmunds.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a member of the Vestry. Emma graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College and was a journalist with the Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Magazine. She worked as director of Editorial and Design at University of Virginia and later at History United as Project Historian in Danville.

Noted for her work on Civil Rights, Emma developed an exhibit “Mapping Knowledge from 1945-1975”, which is now at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Emma Carrington Edmunds was devoted to her family. She is survived by two sisters, Lavinia “Bebo” Edmunds of Baltimore, Md., and Anne Sutphin and husband Lee of Richmond; nieces and nephews, James Hannaway of Washington, DC, Emma Hannaway of Baltimore, Md., William Sutphin and wife Meredith of Richmond and Elizabeth Issacs and husband Kevin of Charlottesville, Peter Sutphin and fiancée Andrea Bustos of Richmond; great nephew, Wyatt Sutphin.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Road, Halifax with Rev. Paul Rowles officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Virginia Humanities, University of Virginia, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 197 Mountain Road, Halifax, VA 24558 or Randolph College,

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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