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Date published: 2/11/2013

Ralph Lee Edwards

Ralph Lee Edwards, 88, a lifelong resident of Stafford County died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

He was a hardworking family man, loved the outdoors and always had a firm handshake, warm smile and kind words for those he met. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a former city of Fredericksburg fireman and had retired from the National Park Service. Faithfully serving his God, Jehovah, was very important to him and he was an avid Bible student and loved sharing what he learned with others as often as he could.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 10 years, Thelma Edwards; his children, Fleda Lewis and her husband, Wayne, Dean Edwards and his wife, Deborah, and Dale White and her husband, William; grandchildren Andrew Lewis and wife Theresa, David Lewis and wife Elaina, Ursula Edwards and Shana Edwards; his sisters Agnes Skinner and Dorothy Monroe; stepchildren Anita Lewis, Shanty Domenech and husband David, and Larry Lewis and his son and daughter, Jeremy and Rebecca. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Kathryn Edwards; his grandson Steven Lewis; his sister Maude Meade; his half sister Virginia Stevens; and half brother Charles P. Edwards.

Friends may pay respects to the family from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Found and Son Funeral Chapels located at 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407.

A memorial service, with William Steward officiating, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 939 Ramoth Church Road, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer's research. Online condolences may be made at foundandsons.com.