Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer


Dorothy Lee Edwards, 79, of Erwin, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at her home. She was a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late R.J. Sr. and Louise Shipley McBride.
Mrs. Edwards was a bookkeeper for J.R. Bowman Construction Company for 44 years. She was a member of Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. Other than her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Edwards Jr. and a brother, R.J. McBride Jr.
Survivors include a son: Rob Edwards and wife, Catherine, of Norfolk, Va.; grandson: Joshua Edwards; granddaughter: Caitlin Edwards; five nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews, and seven great-great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church on Friday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Earl Ragland officiating.
Interment was Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m., at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers were Ron Bowman, Doug Bowman, Dan Bowman, Tom Bowman, Tim Bowman, and Joshua Edwards.
Valley Funeral Home was in charge.