MYRTLE BEACH—Donald E. Edwards, 65, husband of Catherine “Cathy” Edwards, passed away July 20 at Conway Medical Center following a brief and sudden illness. 

Born Nov. 22, 1953, in Macon, Georgia, he was the son of the late Walter Eugene Edwards and the late Mary Elizabeth Martin Edwards.

Mr. Edwards was a retired delivery driver for Pet Dairy who loved to fish and ride motorcycles.

He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Catherine “Cathy” Edwards; son Gene Edwards and wife Abby of Myrtle Beach; daughter Ann Lewis and husband Luke of Conway; grandchildren Trevor, Kelsey, Drew and Jace Edwards and Winter, Tacoma and Elijah Lewis; brother John Martin Edwards and wife Melba of Oregon; sisters Connie Marie Altman of Myrtle Beach and Judy Elizabeth Edwards of Conway; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Phil Thomas and wife Amy of Blenheim and mother-in-law, Sara Thomas of Blenheim.

Graveside services were held July 24 at Hillcrest Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Chris Johnson.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

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