Edith D. Woolbright

March 8, 1936February 20, 2021

COLUMBIA – Edith Daugherty Woolbright passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Born and reared in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she always loved and missed the mountains.

She is survived by her children, Guy Woolbright III, and his wife, Diana; Beth McCary, and her husband, Rhea; Cindy Bradshaw, and her husband, John; and her daughter-in-law, MacLean Limehouse Williams. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Alex and Kate Woolbright; Laura Boos, and her husband, Patrick; Stephanie Short, and her, husband John; Michael McCary, and his wife, Lindsay; and Emma Woolbright; and four great-grandchildren, Connie, Hildy, and Bridget Boos, and Easton Short.

She was predeceased by her husband, Guy Woolbright Jr., and her beloved son, Stephen E. Woolbright.

Her greatest accomplishments were her much loved children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her love for them knows no bounds.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 2817 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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Betty Niswonger

February 24, 2021

Edith and I became friends in high school, and though we lived in different states now for so many years, our friendship remained close and precious. I will so miss her.

John Hearn

February 24, 2021

Like Rachel, I worked with Edith while she was here at Rogers Townsend. She was incredibly gracious to me and I always felt like she really cared about my success and my happiness. I just learned of her death and cannot make it to the service today, but I am with you all as you celebrate her extraordinary life. Peace be with you.

Linda Farmer

February 23, 2021

We are so sorry to learn of your dear mother's passing. Our time as next-door neighbors on Clemons Road in East Ridge hold so many precious memories. I bet at this very moment Dot, Jim, Big Guy, and Edith are harmonizing to "When they ring those Golden Bells" . Prayers for your precious family for comfort, strength and peace. Love to all of you.

Rachel Childers

February 23, 2021

Edith was a dear friend

We worked together at Rogers Townsend
And after her retirement we would meet about once a month having our lunches
We would talk non stop . Edith was a mentor to me. I looked to her for how to live an exciting life

Then Covid hit
We stayed in contact via phone

She was a wonderful teacher by action, word and deed. She taught me so much
I will hold her in memory as a wonderful sweet dear friend


Barbara Amason

February 22, 2021

Edith was a wonderful person and good neighbor. I’ll miss our conversations and her love of travel and being outdoors. My heartfelt condolences to her large and loved family.

Cheryl McCary

February 22, 2021

Scott and I send prayers of comfort. Mrs Woolbright was a wonderful lady and she will be missed greatly.

Scott and Cheryl McCary

Henry Dicks

February 22, 2021

Edith and I grew up together on 14th street in Chattanooga many years ago, lost contact but renewed our friendship a few years ago. I am certainly sorry to hear of her death. I know she will be missed. Henry

Jacqueline Hearn

February 22, 2021

My condolences to Edith’s beautiful family. Edith and I were friends for many years. I admired her many talents and strengths. I will miss her. She was special and beloved by those who knew her. Jackie hearn

Mary Ellen McCain

February 20, 2021

Edith was one of my dearest friends for over 30 years. We worked together and enjoyed each others company outside of work too. I will miss her intelligence, wit and humor. So hard to believe she is gone. I will miss our long conversation as I traveled to and from courthouses in South Carolina..and I regret not getting to travel to McCormick with her this spring. My sincere condolences to her entire family. She was truly a great lady and I will miss her dearly. Mary Ellen Harley McCain