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Luvenia Davette Bates Edwards

Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Death 12 Oct 2012 (aged 68)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 100092918 · View Source
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Luvenia Davette Bates Edwards, 68, died Oct. 12, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1944, in Gaffney to the late Jesse and Clora Sizemore Bates.

She graduated in 1962 from Granard High School. Davette moved to Stamford, Conn., where she worked in residential housecleaning and also as a legal secretary. She and Robert Edwards Sr. of Queens, N.Y., were married on Dec. 7, 1972.

Mrs. Edwards was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on Dec. 5, 1971. Returning to Gaffney, she devoted most of her adult life and made notable contributions to the Jehovah's Witness organization by way of her door to door ministry service.

Surviving are four sisters, Jesse E. Washington, L. Sharon Hamilton, both of Gaffney, Anita L. Baldwin of Charlotte and C. (Val)entine Stocks of Ayden, N.C.; two sons, D. Robert Edwards of Houston, Texas, and Daniel R. Edwards of Gaffney; and three grandchildren, Amber, Madison and Currin.

Davette was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Mark S. Edwards; a brother, Phillip D. Bates; and a sister, Renear J. Brown.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 145 Twin Bridge Road. Following the service, visitation will be at 132 Bates Ave. from 4:30- 6:30 p.m.

Flowers may be sent to the Edwards Family, 126 Bates Road, Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you and acknowledge the help, support, kind words and condolences from their many relatives and friends.


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  • Created by: Keith and Linda Robertson
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Luvenia Davette Bates Edwards (6 Jun 1944–12 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100092918, ; Maintained by Keith and Linda Robertson (contributor 46970718) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.