Charles W. Edmonds

Charles W. Edmonds, 85, of Airport Road, Bluefield, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in a Princeton area hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1913, at Princeton, he was the son of the late William Henry and Katie Bell Kidd Edmonds. He was educated in Princeton and was a lifelong resident. He was also a retired linesman/high line tower specialist with more than 32 years of service with Appalachian Power/American Electric Power Bluefield Division, retiring in 1978. He was an active member of the Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on the Halls Ridge Road in Princeton, where he was a member of the adult Sunday school class and was a former deacon of the church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Belle Tucker Edmonds, along with a sister, Ophia Miller, and four brothers, Roy, Cecil, Jim and Sam Edmonds. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Abshire and her husband, Eddie, of Airport Road; one son, Wayne Edmonds and his wife, Jeanie, of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, Kevin Wayne Edmonds, Karen Mullins and her husband, Benny, Kerri Diane Edmonds, and Stephen E. Abshire; one great-grandchild, Corey Edmonds. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. John King officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Men of the church will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Directory, Princeton.

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