Edith Edwards, of Decatur, Ga. and formerly of Apalachicola, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was born in Georgia, graduated from Chamblee High School and retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company.

She is survived by three daughters, Charlene Hooton (Michaels), Decatur, Ga. Debbie Brafford (Kirk), Potomac Md. and Cindy Wallace, Annapolis Md., a sister Farris Aston of Port St. Joe, and a special sister-in-law Ouida Edwards; three granddaughters, Hannah, Sarah and Tocoa, and two grandsons Hunter and Kohler; one great-grandson, Trenton; three aunts, one uncle and many cousins.

She was laid to rest in Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Edith was a city commissioner of Apalachicola for several years, active in the Philaco Women’s Club and also a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola. She enjoyed living in Apalachicola on the bay, fishing and playing bridge.