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Hugh Tyrus Edmondson

SoVaNow.com / September 16, 2013

Hugh Tyrus Edmondson of J. D. Hagood Highway, Clover died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at his home. Born May 6, 1919 in Halifax County, he was 94 years of age. He was the son of the late Frank Edward Edmondson and Mabel Ligon Edmondson and was also preceded in death by his wife, Grace Nichols Edmondson. He was a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church where he was the church treasurer for 49 years and was also a member of the church choir. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 270 and was an Army veteran having served as a sergeant in World War II.

Mr. Edmondson is survived by his daughter-in-law, Faye Edmondson of Clover, two step grandchildren, Michelle Womack and Jason Toombs, both of Clover, two grandchildren, Tiffany and Frankie Edmondson of Clover and two great grandchildren and a brother, McDonald Edmondson of Victoria. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Hugh Branford Edmondson, a sister, Cornelia E. Midkiff and a brother, Holt Edmondson.

A funeral was held at Powell Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 with the Rev. Mary Tharpe officiating. Burial followed in the Clover cemetery with military rites.

The family received friends at Powell Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service and other times at his home, 10028 J. D. Hagood Highway, Clover.

Memorials may be made to the Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfuneralscom.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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