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Edwina Wolaver

May 18, 1929 — December 9, 2013

Edwina Wolaver passed away on December 9, 2013, in Birmingham, Alabama, at the age of 84. Born on May 18, 1929, Edwina was a long-time resident of Marshall County and the surrounding area, and a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ in Lewisburg. She graduated from Marshall County High School in 1947, and Columbia Business College in Columbia, Tennessee in 1948. She worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for many years in Lewisburg, Nashville and Huntsville. She married Robert C. Dew, Sr. of Latta, S.C. in 1948.

After retiring from the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1989, Edwina pursued her interest in Genealogy and playing in a womens recreational golf league.

Edwina was preceded in death by her parents, Robbie Lee and Sarah Pearl (Pigg) Wolaver, both life-long residents of Marshall County, as well as grandson, Jason Newman, of Birmingham, Alabama. She is survived by son Robert C. (Pamela) Dew, Jr., of Covington, Georgia; daughter Jacky (Jim) Newman of Alabaster, Alabama,; brother Clarence (Loyce) Wolaver of Sparta, Tennessee; three grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) Dineen of Conyers, Georgia, Jessica (Eric) Marshall of Alabaster, Alabama, and Christopher Dew of Atlanta, Georgia; six great-grandchildren: Mattie and Lilly Dineen, Gabriel and Kyleigh Marshall, Alex and Jake Newman; nephews: Tony (Chris) Wolaver of Lakeland, Florida and Jeff (Jamie) Wolaver of McMinnville, Tennessee; numerous cousins in the Shelbyville, Lewisburg and Cornersville area.

Funeral services for Edwina Wolaver will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 1 PM from the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Tom Sumners officiating. Burial will follow in Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community. Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 10 AM. until 12:45 PM.

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Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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