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Obituary for Juanita Oakes Edwards


Juanita Oakes Edwards, age 92, of 9737 Callands Road Chatham, entered into rest on September 21, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on December 16, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, the daughter of the late James David Oakes and the late Louise Haskins Oakes. She was married to the late Dennis Stone Edwards.

She was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Ginger E. Shelton and husband Allen; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen O. Holley; and one brother, Wyatt Oakes of Chatham.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Joan E. Nuckols and Betty Lou Edwards.

Funeral services will be conducted at Scott Funeral Home on Saturday September 23, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Terry C. St. John and Rev. Haywood Alcorn officiating. Burial will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Scott Funeral Home one hour prior to the service and at other times will be at the residence, 9737 Callands Road Chatham, VA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Callands Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 11741 Callands Rd, Callands, VA 24530 or to the Hollywood Baptist Church Building Fund, 6405 Callands Rd, Chatham, VA 24531.

Scott Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Chatham is serving the Edwards family.

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