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Edgar Willis

Edgar Alvin Willis

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1932 - Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Edgar Alvin Willis, 88, of the Upper Laurel community, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020. He was a lifelong resident of Madison County and the son of the late Joseph and Bertha English Willis. In addition to his parents, Edgar is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Lewis Willis; sister, Alda Cody; and brothers, Wayne, Lee, Perry, and Arnold Willis. He was a carpenter who helped build many houses in Western North Carolina and during the winter months worked as a tax preparer. Edgar was a 1952 graduate of Mars Hill High School and enjoyed catching up with classmates at their reunions.

He is survived by his daughter, Ronda Hensley (Wayne); son, Rodney Willis; grandchildren, Anna Garrett (Mitchell) and Andy Hensley; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Upper Laurel Baptist Church, where he was a lifelong member. Reverends Cline Junior Hensley and Paul Hensley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Upper Laurel Baptist Church
    Address
    9940 US Hwy 23
    MARS HILL, NC 28754
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  • Service

    Location
    Upper Laurel Baptist Church
    Address
    9940 US Hwy 23
    MARS HILL, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Cline Junior Hensley
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Paul Hensley
  • Interment

    Location
    Upper Laurel Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    9940 US HWY 23
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
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Suzie and Charlie Wolfe

Posted at 08:34am
Our prayers are with each of you. Edgar was a wonderful neighbor and friend, especially to our Mother, Maggie Howard. He demonstrated and lived his Christian faith through numerous acts of kindness. He even brightened her last Christmas with a handmade tree which will now brighten our home . May God bless your family through this time of mourning.
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Melissa Fox

Posted at 08:38pm
Dear Family, we are so sorry to hear of Edgar's passing. He was a very nice man and a faithful man of God. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
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Steve Joyce and Family

Posted at 01:33pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you ,we will miss him. Much love, Steve, Joyce and Family
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