Retired Bishop Marion Edwards dead at 71

Retired Bishop Marion Edwards dead at 71

 

COLUMBUS, Ga. (UMNS) — Retired United Methodist Bishop Marion Edwards, 71, who served as episcopal leader of the denomination’s North Carolina Conference from 1996-2004, died Jan. 24 at Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, Ga., after a battle with cancer. Funeral services are set for Saturday.

Bishop Edwards was a speaker at the 2009 Holston Annual Conference.