8/1/1923 – 8/6/2006

Charles Alvis Edwards died on August 6, 2006, after a short illness with acute leukemia.

Having just turned 83 years old on August 1, Charles was a devoted husband of 59 years to Martha; loving father of three children, Jane Smelser (deceased), Chuck Edwards and his wife, Pat, (Statesville, N.C.), and Pat Edwards (Greer, S.C.); and caring grandfather to Michelle Edwards (Raleigh, N.C.) and Kim Edwards (Atlanta, Ga.). Mr. Edwards graduated from Greer High School (1940), received B.A.’s from both Bob Jones University (1944) and Furman University (1954), and a Th.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1947).

After living in Columbia, S.C., for over 30 years, where he was a business owner and involved in various civic and community organizations, he retired in his hometown of Greer, S.C., where he spent countless hours with Martha researching and writing their unique crossword puzzle dictionary, Crossword Solutions (self-published). He loved traveling, reading about places near and far, and finding out about people and places. He always had a story to tell, recalling especially the history of his childhood home of Greer and upstate South Carolina.

He instilled in his children integrity, compassion for others, and selfless service to friends, family, and his community. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.