Simon Boston Edmontson
Simon Boston “S.B.” Edmontson, 83, of Dresden, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.
Services were held 2 p.m. Friday at Bowlin Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Newson officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery near Dresden.
Oscar Ward, Anthony Ward, James Wright, Josh McClellan, Barry Taylor and John Leach served as pallbearers.
Edmontson was born in Weakley County, son on the late Birt L. and Charity Winston Edmontson. He was a factory employee and farmer and a member of Beech Grove Gospel Church.
Survivors include his wife, Do-Ethel Williams Edmontson of Dresden; four daughters, Clara Booker of Harvey, Ill., Delois (John) Leach, Joyce (Barry) Edmontson and Chelsea Edmontson, all of Dresden; one son, Andrew (Faye) Edmontson of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane Edmontson; and a sister, Ruth Johnson.