Olene Fisher Edwards

Graveside services for Olene Fisher Edwards, 92, formerly of Leland and a resident of Washington Care Center in Greenville, were held Wednesday, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Scott County.  Mrs. Edwards died Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Washington Care Center.  The Rev. Dr. Jon Doler officiated.  Boone Funeral Home of Greenville was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Edwards was born in Sebastopol on October 29, 1920, to John Finley Fisher and Ina Virgie Brown Fisher.  She was married to Oliver Johnson Edwards for 54 years until his death in 1994. She was a long time member of Leland First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was an active member of the Goodtimers fellowship group.  She was employed as a receptionist, bookkeeper, and assistant to Dr. John H. Graves; and later as a state secretary for Delta Branch Experiment Station in Stoneville until her retirement in 1985.  She is best remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, for the delicious southern dishes she prepared for her family and friends, and her sense of humor.  Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and a sister.  She is survived by two sons, Milton (Jeannie) Edwards of Herndon, VA; Finley (Ruby) Edwards of Greenville; a daughter, Wanda (Dr. Larry) Anthony of Starkville; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  The family is very grateful for the love and devotion of her caregiver Lupe (Cookie) Jackson of Greenville.  The family also thanks the nurses and staff of Washington Care Center for their kindness and support.