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From: "LeeSh" <>
Subject: MDP-April 2, 2005-Thetis Harold Edwards
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 21:09:17 -0600
Thetis Harold Edwards
1922 - 2005
Thetis Harold Edwards, 83, of Checotah, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, at his daughter's home near Ft. Gibson on March 31, 2005. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Checotah, officiated by Rev. Arter. Burial will follow at 1:00 P.M., at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Checotah.
Mr. Edwards was born February 4, 1922 in Ozark, AR to Wadie Hudson and Pearl Frances (Jackson) Edwards. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, & accepted Jesus as his personal Lord & Savior being baptized there, December 29, 1985 & remained an active member. Mr. Edwards was also a life time member of the Okla. State Veterans Organization of Muskogee, VFW, Blind Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans & The American Legion. He attended monthly meetings of the D.A.V. at Onapa, OK until his health prevented him from attending. he was very active in making sure other disabled veterans knew the proper representative to contact to receive their benefits.
He enjoyed visiting the Checotah Senior Citizen Center, & the Flying J Restaurant daily. Besides being with his family, he enjoyed fishing, reading his Bible, his cattle & his dog. He was a quiet man but always greeted everyone with a firm handshake. He is remembered by his family for the wonderful Thanksgivings he held at his home. He made the best cornbread dressing and enjoyed his family throughout the day. He lived a full long life & will be missed terribly by his family and friends. Thetis was drafted into the U.S. Navy where he became a torpedo man on several submarines during WW II, honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class. He was a long time resident of Checotah living at the same address for 35 years.
He is survived by five children; Adalene Frances Lamb of Fort Gibson; Thetis Hudson Edwards of Guthrie, Terrence Harold Edwards of Houston, TX, Cheryl Diane Holsey of Muskogee, and Joel Eugene Edwards of Hulbert, on sister; Ada Maye Edwards of Checotah. Thetis delighted in his grandchildren; Susan Rogers, Wayde Holsey, Josie Sutton, Thomas Edwards, Elsie Glazebrook, Terrence Edwards, Jr., Donald Edwards, Treanna Peavler, and Corina Fuentes. He also took great pleasure in each of his great-grandchildren; Alissa Pierce, Levi Williams, Amber Conner, Eston Sutton, Trent, Chanel & Sara Edwards, Jesse Holsey, Gavin and Stephanie Glazebrook, Alora Peavler & Alexis Fuentes. He was honored to welcome into his family the fifth generation, great-great-grandchildren; Jackie & Bailey Williams & Dylan Pierce.
Casketbearers for the services will be grandsons: Wade Holsey, Thomas, Donald & Terrence Edwards, Jr., Larry Rogers & Lonnie Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carol Suzanne Edwards, one brother, John Frank Edwards, and one sister, Bertha Marie Jenkins.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Section A, Page 6
Shelley D. McBride~Lynch
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