|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1912|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2003|
She was christened with the name of Anne Louise Edwards. Her mother was the first one to call her by the nickname of "Ladybug", and that was what her family and friends from childhood called her, for the rest of her life.
Her father was named Uldric Augustus Edwards. He died at sea in 1928, in a storm near St. Simon's Island. At the time their family belonged to the Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA.
Her mother was named named Ann (Ricks) Edwards. After her father died, her mother remarried to John Gabriel "Gypsy" Valentino. They met when her mother was working as a private stenographer on Jekyll Island. Around 1945 at the conclusion of World War II, her stepfather and mother had a new home built on St. Simon's Island in the style of an antebellum plantation house, using blueprints from an existing house in Louisiana. Their new home was close to the historic site called Bloody Marsh, as well as to the Coast Guard Station on East Beach.
After Anne Louise Edwards graduated from Georgia Southern Teacher's College with a Bachelor's Degree, she ran a kindergarten on St. Simon's Island for several years.
Her first husband was Mr. Polkenhorne of St. Simon's Island, who worked in the construction industry.
Her second husband was Capt. Marion T. Yates, who served in the US Navy Medical Corps. They were married in 1957. They purchased and remodeled the old Incachee Plantation farmhouse, which was located next to her parents' home on St. Simon's Island.
She worked as a florist for her business in Brunswick called "The Garden Shop", for many years.
She was well known for her many kindnesses and charitable works within the community. She was a faithful member of Christ Church.
Uldric Augustus Edwards (1889 - 1928)
Ann Ricks Edwards Valentino (1893 - 1971)
Marion Twitty Yates (1909 - 1957)*
A TENDER HEART, AND A HUMBLE MIND........ I PETER
Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery
Saint Simons Island
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Originally Created by: MarthaHopscotch
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
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