Gwyn June Edwards

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GWYN “JUNE” EDWARDS Gwyn “June” Edwards, 89, formerly of Malvern Hills, Asheville, died Friday, February 23, 2007, in Charleston, SC. Mr. Edwards was born in Asheville and was a son of the late Gwyn Edwards, Sr. and Annie Clark Edwards. HE was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Millers Edwards, who died in 1996, and by his son-in-law, Thomas G. Howie, Jr. He was a graduate of Oakridge Military Academy, Oakridge, NC. He was a Mason and retired as switchman with AT&T. He was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy E. Howie of Summerville, SC and Carol Edwards of Winston-Salem; one son, Arthur Edwards and his wife, Kathy, of Douglasville, GA; one sister, Mary Wooley of St. Petersburg, FL; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and suggest that memorial contributions be made to one’s favorite charity.

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  1. June’s Family, Having grown up in West Asheville I have known June all my life and remember his being quite a boxer as a youngster. After returning to Asheville I used to see him with his breakfast group at the J & S occasionally. He was always friendly and always smiling. We are never ready to lose our loved ones and want you to know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. Joe

  2. To the Edwards Family,
    I have been away from Asheville since college, but always found a smile and a handshake from June when I visited Trinity church with my family. Your Dad and Uncle Garrett were quite a pair.

    My father, Jim Hutchison was fond of both of them and was saddened by his passing.

    Please know that there are others who share your pain and loss and lift you up in prayer. May God’s peace be with you during this time and in the days ahead.

    Daren Hutchison

  3. To June’s family: Please be assured that our deepest, heartfelt sympathies are with you at this sad time. I considered June a friend for our life thus far. I can’t remember when June wasn’t around and especially at Trinity on Sundays. One recollectiion is that when young, June would take a bite of an apple then give his pony a bite, alternating til gone. I am sure he is at the right hand of our God accepting all of His blessings. Sorry for the loss. Louise and Henry May.

  4. Children – Your Father and Mother were two dear people that I enjoyed always the years after I joined Trinity Methodist Church in 1950. You have wonderful memories of them that will see you through these coming days. Just remember how much they loved and enjoyed all of you.

  5. What a wonderful and friendly person – June is our loss and Heaven’s gain – we’ll see him there when our turn comes.

    June was a family friend of Becky’s mom and dad, Bill and Marguerite Mewborne since forever. We send our prayers and wishes for happiness to Art and the other family members. Wish we could make it up there but Naples is so far away.

  6. To Nancy, Carol and Art, I am so sorry to hear of June’s passing. I wanted to be there with you, but have had a death in my family here and must attend services Monday. Please stay in touch.
    With love, Beverly

  7. A lot of us worked with June at the telephone company and the memories of him were that of a person who we will always think of as a real friend.
    We had lost contact with him over the last few years, but the last time I saw him and talked with him he was the same as I had always know him.
    I rember the loss of his dear wife Francis and am sure many of his friends have grown to love them as the ideal couple and wonderful christian family.
    We all know June will still be smiling the next time we meet.

  8. Dear Carol, Nancy, Art and Kathy, My heart is so sad at the loss of your Dad but I smile knowing he now is with his ‘Francie’ and Mama and Daddy. I can see them now sitting around the table in heaven catching up on all that has happened since each one arrived. I always felt your parents were just a second set of parents to all of us. They were wonderful people, friends, parents. I will miss them as dearly as I miss my parents. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there personally to honor a wonderful man. Love to each of you and your families. Patty

  9. It was always a pleasure to talk to and work with Gwyn. He always was very helpful and kind. He will be missed.

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