Graveside services for Edwin “Buddy” Tew were held Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 3:30 p. m. from Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County with James Malbrough officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Edwin “Buddy” Tew was born on May 8, 1959, to Jackie and Carolyn Tew. He passed away peacefully on July 16, 2016, at the age of 57. He is survived by his daughters, Cherie “Goose”Malbrough (James) of Gonzales, LA, Christina “Bubba” (Jason) of Simpsonville, S. C., Cassandra “Doodle Bug” (Aaron) Boykins of Baton Rouge, LA; mother, Carolyn Tew of Louisville; sister, Belvia Hemphill (John) of Louisville; and brother Rupert Tew (Cindy) of Gonzales, LA. He also leaves behind two beloved granddaughters, Graysen Gooden and Ava Malbrough; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Jackson Tew.
Born as Edwin, but affectionately called Buddy by those who knew him; while the most recent years in his life were filled with pain and difficulty due to his bout with throat cancer, his sense of humor and joy in his life were never diminished. Even during his most difficult and darkest days, he maintained his playful personality and would always make an attempt to get others to laugh.
In knowing him, you knew there was nothing that meant more to him than having his family close. It was only right that a man with so much love and alives, our daddy, we want to express our greatest thanks for the heartfelt expressions of support to us, as well as to our Mawmaw and Aunt Belvia and Uncle Rupert. In the days and weeks ahead please support one another and always show your loved ones how much they mean to you, as it is what our daddy would have wanted.
While the depth of this sorrow is temporary, it is at present heavy on our hearts. We look forward to seeing him again based on Jehovah God’s promise of a resurrection in Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. We mourn the loss of our sweet daddy and pray to Jehovah, as he did, for peace in our hearts and strength to carry on.
Pallbearers were John Hemphill, Jessie Howard, Jason Gooden, Aaron Boykins, Chaz Tew, and Paul Smith, Jr. Honorary pallbearer was Rupert Tew.