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Marlin Henry Edgy

December 29, 1934 — July 23, 2019

Marlin Henry Edgy, 84 of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday (July 23, 2019) at his residence.

Born in Glynn County, GA he was preceded in death by his parents Elliott Calvin Edgy and Ruby Strickland Edgy. He was also preceded in death by a son, John Calvin Edgy, step-son, Sam Palmer, 3 brothers, Elliott Calvin Edgy, Jr., Tommy Edward Edgy and Carl Maylon Edgy and a sister, Mary Grace Chorba.

Marlin was an expeditor at Babcock and Wilcox until they closed and then he became a successful businessman drilling water wells in Brantley and surrounding areas. He loved to plant his vegetable gardens and go on fishing trips, his favorite pastime was playing music and building things with his exceptional carpentry skills. He also served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a 32nd degree Mason and Past Master of the Nahunta Lodge #391.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years Dorothy Laverne Edgy, 3 daughters, Deborah Lynn Jones, Melissa Ann Taylor, Tressa Marlene Brooker, step-daughter, Teresa Jean Hightower (Wayne); 6 grandchildren, Jon Brandon Jones (Nikki), Michael Thomas Drury, Jeremy Marlin Jones (Jessica), Heather Marlene Elvira (Abraham), MaryKay Hoff (Robert), and Taylor Nicole Rushing; 15 great grandchildren; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry Edgy (Rose), Claude Edgy (Theresa), Clayton Edgy (Georgia), and Marshall Edgy (Debra); Also many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday (July 25, 2019) from 6PM-8PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held Friday (July 26, 2019) at 11AM at King Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Rowell, Rev. Monroe Gill, and Jacob Hightower officiating.

Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jon Brandon Jones, Jeremy Marlin Jones, Andrew Thomas Drury, Joey Edgy, Wayne Hightower, Zane Edgy, Gabe Hightower, and Donnie May.

Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church by 10:30AM Friday.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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