Tuesday, April 22, 2014
William A. “Lefty” Edwins, Jr., 85, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital.Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, 2014, at Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Edwins was born February 2, 1929, in Orangeburg, the son of the late William A. Edwins, Sr. and Henrietta Oliver Edwins. He was a 1951 graduate of the Citadel, where he lettered in varsity baseball for four years. He was a member of the Association of Citadel Men, Block C Club, Pee Dee Citadel Club, the Athletic Advisory Committee, and the Brigadier Club. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was assigned to an Anti-Artillery and Field Artillery Unit. He was a sales representative for Standard Oil Co. (Esso) from 1954-1990, and later for Santee Oil Co., Carolina Oil Co., and Thomlinson and McWhite Oil Co. He was a Williamsburg County Magistrate from 1994-1999 and Chief Magistrate from 1999-2001 and then served as municipal judge for the Town of Kingstree. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, serving on the Finance Committee, Trustee Chairman, Head Usher, Treasurer for six years, and was a member of the Wallace Connor Sunday School Class. A sister, Ann E. Bohlen, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife, Jean LaCoste Edwins; one daughter, Melissa E. Davis of Irmo; one son, W.A. “Chip” Edwins, III, of Kingstree; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, 510 N. Longstreet St, Kingstree, SC 29556.