Edwin R. Mardis

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 11, 2013

Aug. 7, 1937 – July 9, 2013

CHURCH HILL — Services for Edwin R. Mardis, 75, of Jefferson County, who died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be a 10 a.m. Friday at Church Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Reed McCaleb and the Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating.

Burial will follow at Donahue Plantation Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. Mardis was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Jefferson County, the son of John Allen Mardis and Eugenia Aldridge Mardis.

He attended Jefferson County High School. He was a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College where he played football.

Mr. Mardis retired from International Paper Company. He was a member of Church Hill United Methodist Church.

Mr. Mardis enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ramona M. Mardis; one grandson, Jacob R. Marks; son-in-law, Arch McCormick; and one sister, Gene Matthew.

Survivors include five children, Ramona Mardis Mawhorter and husband, Duane, Donna M. Westmoreland and husband, Charles, all of Brandon, John Allen Mardis II and wife, Annette, Terry M. Marks and husband, Rusty, and E. Lee Mardis and wife, Jackie, all of Jefferson County; 11 grandchildren, Jimmy Ray and wife, Kim, Trey Mardis and wife, Mallory, Kristy Walters and husband, Adam, Russ Marks and wife, Beth, Mark Mawhorter and wife, Megan, Amy Hawley and husband, T.J., Katelin Mawhorter, Nicky Marks, Chisum Mardis, Matt Westmoreland and Win Mardis; eight great-grandchildren, David and Haley Walters, Cooper Gardner, Leila Ray, Kate and Ryan Marks, Tucker and Rodney Hawley; one sister, Allene Noble of St. Francisville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ray, Trey Mardis, Russ Marks, Mark Mawhorter, Chisum Mardis, Matt Westmoreland and Win Mardis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marion Carnegie, Emile Guedon, Dave Robertson, Warren Dent Fraiser, Bo Truly, Arch Guedon, Dale Matthew, Joe “Jerome” Madison and John Donald Fraiser.

Memorials may be made to the Church Hill United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.