FLORENCE, SC – Gary "Cotton" Edwards, former general manager of Manheim Darlington and Manheim Statesville, passed away May 25. He was 61.
Edwards was born in Davie County, April 28, 1948, to Charley Mae Ratledge Edwards and the late James Hugh Edwards. He was also preceded in death by brothers, James and Donald, and sisters, Margaret and Betty.
Edwards is survived by his wife Pamela Martin Edwards, whom he married November 9, 2002. Also surviving is his son Ryan Edwards (Stephanie), stepson Josh Connolly (Kendra), and stepdaughter Nichole Andersen (Chad); grandchildren, Tatum Edwards, and Jaysen and Sydney Andersen. Brother and sisters surviving are Lester Edwards (Maxine) and Shirley Edwards and Sandra Dyson (Terry).
Services celebrating his life are scheduled for Friday May 29 at 2 p.m. in the Ernest M. Troutman Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Bruce Hobson and Rev. David Cunha officiating. Burial will follow in New Union U.M. Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online to www.mem.com. For those who prefer, memorials may be given to the Alpha One Foundation, 2397 S.W. 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133 or to New Union U. M. Church New Building Fund, c/o Terry Dyson, 595 Duke Whitaker Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. Reavis Funeral Home of Harmony is serving the family of Cotton Edwards.
The National Auto Auction Association extends its deepest sympathy to the Edwards family and friends.