NEWBERRY - J. Edward “Ed” Folk, 81, of 2221 Glenn St. Newberry, widower of Margaret Merchant Folk, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the Medical University of S.C. in Charleston.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1925, in Newberry, a son of the late Eugene C. and Ione Caldwell Folk. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a retired employee of CSX Railroad. He was a member of Beth Eden Lutheran Church, Amity Masonic Lodge #87, Newberry York Rite Bodies, Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Newberry County Shrine Club.
Mr. Folk is survived by two nieces, Ruby (James) Phibbs of Newberry and Loraine (Leland) Martin of Greenwood; three nephews, Billy Ray (Margaret) Hester of Newberry, Brabham (Ann) Hester of Prosperity and Chevis (Kathy) Franklin of Newberry; a special great-nephew, Jimmie (Cassandra) Phibbs of Prosperity, and a special great-great-niece, Brooke Phibbs of Prosperity. He was predeceased by a sister, Adelaide Folk Minick, and three brothers, Eugene Folk, James Folk and Milton Folk.
The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James Phibbs, 2210 Glenn St., Newberry.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Rodney Gunter.
Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.