Jan. 16, 1942- Aug. 28, 2018
Ashley Webb Edwards, age 76, of Athens died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at his residence.
A Graveside Service and Celebration of His Life with military honors was held Friday, August 31, 2018 at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, 30678 with Rev. Wesley Privett officiating.
Born in Atlanta on Jan.16, 1942, he was the son of the late Robert Neil Edwards and Esther Lena Webb Edwards. He graduated from Chamblee High School and also attended Middle Georgia Southern Tech. During the sixties, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force while stationed in Germany. On September 26, 1971 he married the former Linda Watson and they made their home in Atlanta. While in Atlanta he worked for the Coca Cola Company. After the death of his father, his family moved to Greene County where he owned and operated Ace Hardware in Union Point for 35 years retiring in 2012. He served his community as a volunteer fireman and was the County Commissioner for District 3. They moved to Athens twelve years ago where they were living at the time of his death. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Winder.
He loved his grandchildren dearly and in his spare time enjoyed making models, working on puzzles, camping, boating and loved all water sports.
Ashley is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Linda Edwards; daughter, Mary Ellen Levie (Lindsey) and their children, John and Emily Levie; sister, Patricia Ann Wolski; his adopted grandchildren Nicholas Bailey, Jerry Stocklinski and Jeffery Stocklinski; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Preston Edwards and Cary Rorke Edwards.
The family requests memorials be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Dede Smith, 1691 Bramlett Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.
Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.