Dewitt Obits

Velma E. Edwards of Argenta

Velma E. Edwards, 92, of Argenta died 9:50 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2013) in Imboden Creek.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, with Pastor Tim Lourash officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Memorials: First Church of the Nazarene. Send condolences:

Velma was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Argenta, the daughter of James Raymond and Phobie F. Ferris VanFossan. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and flowers. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and babysitting her grandchildren. She married John Minor Edwards in 1939, in Decatur. He passed away Dec. 19, 1979.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Kaye McNelly of St. Louis, Mo.; son, John R. (Lisa G.) Edwards of Ar-genta; brother, Howard (Connie) VanFossan of Mims, Fla.; sisters, Betty J. (Dean) Buck of Bonita, Calif.; Grace (Norman) Arnett of Palm Springs, Calif.; Alice Elsea of Argenta; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren with one great-great-grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Raymond Edwards; and siblings, Mildred Turner, Mary Driscoll and Buddy VanFossan.