FLORENCE, SC - Gary “Cotton” Edwards of Florence, S.C. died Monday, May 25 at his residence. He was 61.

Cotton was General Manager of Manheim Darlington, and formerly was General Manager of Manheim Statesville.

Edwards is survived by his wife, Pamela Martin Edwards, who he married November 9, 2002. Also surviving is his son Ryan Edwards (Stephanie) of Atlanta, GA, stepson Josh Connolly (Kendra) of Cary, S.C., and step-daughter Nichole Andersen (Chad) of Charlotte, grandchildren Tatum Edwards, Jaysen Andersen, and Sydney Andersen. Brother and sisters surviving are Lester Edwards (Maxine) and Shirley Edwards both of Harmony and Sandra Dyson (Terry) of Mocksville.