William Creed Edgmon

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tuesday, May 8, 2001


CLEVELAND - William Creed Edgmon,102, lifelong resident of Bradley County, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2001.


He was born on Nov. 1, 1898, in Ten Mile, Tenn., and was the son of the late Rebecca Slaughter and James Edgmon, a Civil War veteran 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 5th Tennessee Cavalry. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mr. Edgmon, his father and grandfather have lived under all the U.S. presidents.


He attended Bradley High School, where he was a member of the first freshman class. He was employed with Hardwick Woolen Mills for 48 years until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Edgmon was a member of Big Spring Baptist Church where he served as church treasurer for 50 years and taught a Men's Sunday School Class until 1994.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Effie Williams Edgmon.


He is survived by one daughter, Martha Erwin of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Don Erwin Jr. of Chattanooga

and Jan Frost of Knoxville; and five great grandchildren, Jared Erin, Alyson Erin, both of Chattanooga, Holly Temple, Austin Frost and Savannah Frost, all of Knoxville.


Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Jimmy Clayton, Gale Franks, Earl Reed, Gene Hysinger, Johnny Ogle and Dennis Thomas serving as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Submitted by John W. Henson