Eva Lois Statham Edwards

September 26, 1928 ~ July 22, 2012 (age 83)

Eva Lois Statham Edwards, age 83, of Covington, GA, formerly of the Greshamville Community died Sunday, July 22, 2012. A native of Greene County, she was born September 26, 1928 in Greensboro to the late Joe Little Statham and Willie Mae Dial Statham. She graduated from Greensboro High School. For twenty years she worked for DeKalb County as a school bus driver. After retirement they moved back to Greene County and because of her health, she had recently moved to Covington to live with her daughter. Lois was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lloyd Edwards in June of 1994; a daughter, Patricia Charlene Testement; and siblings, Danny V. Statham, Joseph Lamar Statham and Wallace Statham. Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Burrell of Covington, GA and Carol Edwards of Atlanta, GA; son, William "Billy" Edwards of the Greshamville Community; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Billy Edwards, Floyd Statham, Sam Statham, Trent Cameron and Anthony Lewis. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at New Hope Baptist Church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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