Arthur R. Edwards, Jr.



Florence, SC – Arthur R. Edwards, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 in a local hospital.

A funeral service will be Thursday, Sept 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum at Florence Memorial Gardens. Interment will follow the service. The family will receive visitors at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Arthur was the son of the late Arthur R. Sr., and Elizabeth Edwards.

He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked as a Rigger Foreman with Great Lakes Steel in Detroit, MI, before retiring. He was a life member of Hampton Lodge #204, Scottish Rite and Omar Shriners. Art loved to travel and fish with his wife, “Dar”. He enjoyed his family and friends and loved to bring them together for special occasions with pig pickin’s and holiday meals.

Surviving are his wife Darlene M. Hesburn Edwards, Florence; a son, Robert (Dibbe) Edwards, Cary, North Carolina; a brother, Marvin Denney; sisters, Betty (Frank) Autry, Joyce (Jim Coulter) Wells; six grandchildren, Chris, Paula, Scott, Kevin, Tom, Sara and ten great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a son, Arthur Richard Edwards, and a brother,William Denney.

The family would like to “THANK” Ellen Lee for the care and love shown to Art and Darlene for the last seven years.

Memorials may be made to Florence Humane Society, P O Box 4808, Florence, SC 29502 in honor of Smokey, Sassy and Muffin .

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto St, Florence, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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