Edwin Forest Wilson
by Allen Worrell, News Writer
Edwin Forest Wilson, 84, of Wytheville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. He was born on May 30, 1924, in Carroll County to Geneva Forest Edwards Wilson and Bernard Edwin Wilson. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Beamer. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Howell Wilson; children, Bernard Edwin Wilson of Troy, NY, Brenda Wilson Hopkins and her husband, Hugh Caldwell Hopkins of Rural Retreat and Barry Forest Wilson and his wife, Susan Compton Wilson of Ridley Park, PA; four grandchildren; sisters, Vista Wilson Alderman and Amicita Beamer Hammond. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Petunia Christian Church with the Rev. Dennis Martin and Rev. Rufus Spence officiating. Interment followed in West End Cemetery, Wytheville. American Legion Post #9 conducted graveside military rites. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 4504 Starkey Rd., Suite 115, Roanoke, Va. 24018 in memory of Edwin Wilson. Barnett Funeral Home of Wytheville was in charge of arrangements.
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