Ione Edwards Witt

June 22, 1924October 17, 2021

COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Ione Edwards Witt, 97, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2021 in Magnolia Cemetery, Latta, S.C. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Ms. Witt died Sunday, October 17, 2021. Born in Florence, S.C., she was a daughter of the late David Carl Edwards and Ione Manning Edwards. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. Ione was a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church and worked part-time for Dunbar Funeral Home for many years. She loved to dance and enjoyed many nights at the Maxcy Gregg Senior Center dancing with Cliff Willis.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Ralph Witt and her daughter-in-law, Deborah Witt. She is survived by her other two sons, Andrew and Alexander Witt; her daughter-in-law Margaret Witt; grandchildren, Meredith Gern, Patrick Witt, Bennett Witt, Grayson Witt, Drew Witt, Emily Shugart, Jonathan Witt; and great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Logan, Liam, Page, Indy, Lily, Elijah, Liam and Marshall.

The family wishes to thank Smith and Williams Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va., Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia S.C., and Commonwealth Memory Care in Chesapeake Va.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 25, 2021


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Catherine Cannon

October 22, 2021

Dear Andy, Alex,and your loved ones ;

My sister JOEY and I are saddened to hear of Ione's passing - she was a wonderful friend to our Mother, Opal Cannon, and later to me as well. Your family was so hospitable to me - I enjoyed many visits to your home - Ione was a generous hostess and a wonderful cook. She was also very involved in the activities at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church - I always enjoyed seeing her there with both of you, Andy and Alex, as well as Ralph. We were also sorry to hear of Ralph's passing -what a difficult time this has been for you.
Ione was a remarkable person - vibrant, very intelligent, talented, with many interests. Our deepest sympathies to each of you......

With caring thoughts,

Catherine Cannon

Janet Edmonds

October 22, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Remember the days of old special moments spent together, valuable lessons given or comforting words shared together can be a source of comfort to the family during such a tremendous loss.