Martha May Poole Edwards, age 82, of Wytheville, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born May 6, 1931 in Pulaski, daughter of the late James William and Lillian Hawkins Poole. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Edward Edwards; son, Douglas Jack Edwards; three brothers, Jimmy Poole, Alton Chrismon and Clarence Chrismon. Martha is survived by her nieces, Debbie and George Freeman, Linda Myers; nephew, Matthew Chrismon; special friends and neighbors, Danny and Chris Myers; special friends, Dolores Banks of Maryland, Curry and Connie Whitaker of Westminster, S.C., Carla Milgrim; special friends and caregivers, Ruth Waller and Theresa Wheeler; host of church family at Word of Life Ministries and Life Changers Church and beloved dog, Tootsie.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 8 at Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. N.R. Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Moore’s Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time. A special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Southwest Virginia for the care Martha received during her illness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Word of Life Ministries, P.O. Box 527, Wytheville, VA 24382 or Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 600 West Ridge Road, Wytheville, VA 24382. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the family.