Obituaries

Graffie B. Edler Sr.

September 11, 1937 - August 3, 2019

Burial Date: August 8, 2019

The family will receive friends on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 6-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

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Graffie Bolden Edler, Sr., 81, entered into eternal rest on, August 3, 2019.  He was the son of the late James Alandis Edler and Margaret Spratley Edler.  After graduating from Luther Porter Jackson High School, he was employed as a Meat Smoker at Gwaltney Meat Packing Plant for 40 years before his retirement.  Graffie loved working with his hands.  This would include him fixing his trucks or repairing various pieces of equipment.

He was preceded in death by three of his sisters Janet Edler Byrd, Rosalind Edler, and Viola Edler Winfield.

He leaves to cherish his memory his three children Graffie Edler, Jr. (Sylvia), Gwendolyn Thompson, and Gregory Edler (De’Relle) all of Surry County, Virginia. A devoted sister Peggy Edler-Mack of Laurel, Maryland.  Two aunts Victoria Harrison of Petersburg, Virginia and Maria Edler of Surry, Virgina. Also a longtime friend  Elise Porter of Windsor, Virginia. Graffie also leaves behind grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 6-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.