Originally published on 3/24/10
A memorial service for Antony (Tony) Edge, husband of Brenau Alumni Director Melissa Gardner Edge, will be held Sunday, March 28, at Wages and Sons Funeral home, 1040 Main St., in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Visitation with the family will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the servince following at 4 p.m. in the 350-seat chapel. The family specified casual attire for the memorial. The family also specified no media coverage.
Tony Edge apparently died at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in an accidental fall while he was walking in Stone Mountain Memorial Park. He fell from a rock ledge near the top of the park’s enormous bas-relief carving, Police, family and friends began searching for him in the park at about 11 p.m. after his locked automobile was discovered in the parking lot at the start of the trail leading to the granite mountain’s summit, but they were hindered by darkness and rugged terrain at the base of the mountain. His body was discovered at about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday after searching intensified at daybreak.
Edge, who had entered the park at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, last communicated with his wife by cell phone text message at 4:44 p.m., telling her he was on the mountain enjoying his outing. He also sent a similarly upbeat text to a friend several minutes before the fall.
He was a commercial banker in Atlanta and a student in an executive M.B.A. program at Emory University. He and his wife recently moved to a new home in the northeastern section of the city. They had been married for about two years.
“Our hearts and prayers are with Melissa and Tony’s family,” said Brenau President Ed Schrader. “We will send out information regarding arrangements when it becomes available. At this time, the focus of our attention is on Melissa as well as the Edge and Gardner families. They have the support and heartfelt condolences of the Brenau community.”