In loving remembrance of little Wayne Jerome Edge, who, after a short illness, passed away at the home of his grandmother on Seventh street in DeFuniak Springs, on August 30, 1935. He was later carried to his home in the West End of town. He was the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Edge. Wayne, as the deceased was familiarly known was born on March 19, 1926, here in DeFuniak, and has resided here most all of his life—the short span of nine years.
By his many kindly ways he won the love and affection of his little companions in their intercourse, both inside and outside of the school room, and the regard, love and esteem of his elders, and was regarded with affection by everyone who knew him. He was always thoughtful of his parents, brother and sister, David Earl, 4, and Mildred Maxine, 6.
Funeral services were held at the [Pentecostal] church in West End, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Brother D. A. Sellars and Sister Minnie McBroom officiated. Brother Rex Padgett also spoke comforting words to the bereaved ones. Two special songs were sung by Sister McBroom and Sister Jennings: “I’m So Lonely,” and “I’ll Never Be Lonesome There,” requested by the mother. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Edge, one sister and one brother, and a host of friends and relatives.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
God, in His wisdom, has recalled
The boon his love has given;
And though his body moulders here,
His soul is safe in Heaven.
—By a Relative
[Source: The Breeze, September 12, 1935]
[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]