August 18, 1939 - November 25, 2014
Edgar Eugene “Eddie” Waldrep, 75 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Born in New Holland, Ga., on August 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Manley David Waldrep and the late Clara Mae Waldrep Cantrell. He was also preceded in death by special aunt and uncle LC and Elsie Voyles and aunt Hattie Perry. Mr. Waldrep was a 1958 graduate of East Hall High School. After high school, he attended Truett McConnell College and then Piedmont College where he graduated with a degree in education and was on the basketball teams at both schools. His first teaching and coaching positions were with the Lumpkin County School System. After two years in Lumpkin County, Eddie returned to his alma mater where over the next 11 years he was a teacher, coach and administrator. During his years at East Hall he compiled an impressive winning record coaching the girls and boys basketball teams. On completion of a masters and specialist degree from The University of Georgia, Waldrep took a principal’s position at Lula Elementary. His final 16 years in education were with the Buford City School System where he served as Elementary School Principal, High School Principal and finally in various positions in the central office. Eddie was a member of New Holland Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, having being ordained as a deacon at Riverbend Baptist Church. His greatest loves were his church and spending time with family. Eddie and Sue were looking forward to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on January 27th, 2016. His proudest moments were becoming a husband to Sue, daddy to Jill and “Pa” to Jace. Mr. Waldrep is survived by his wife, Sue Wilson Waldrep of Gainesville, his daughter and son-in-law Jill and Neil Armstrong of Blue Ridge, and granddaughter Neilie Jace Armstrong also of Blue Ridge. Brother and sister-in-law Jimmy and Geneva Waldrep, sisters and brother-in-law Geraldine Roper, Sandra and Stanley Roberts, Donna and Bart Noll, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gary and Vannessa Wilson and Curtis and Betty Carroll Hubbard, as well as many nieces and nephews, also, special friends Jackie and Mary Alice Segars. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322 or New Holland Baptist Church, Gainesville Ga. Memorial service will be held at New Holland Baptist Church, Saturday, November 29th at 11:00 am. Dr. Terry Crawford and Rev. Doug Godby will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church sanctuary. Online condolences may be made at wardsfh.com Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.
Edgar Eugene “Eddie” Waldrep, 75 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Born in New Holland, Ga., on August 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Manley David Waldrep and the late Clara Mae Waldrep Cantrell.... View Obituary & Service Information
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