The inscription on the base of the monument that marks the grave of David A. Edwards states "His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory."
Standing in a shaded part of Coxburg Cemetery in a rural portion of Holmes County, Mississippi, the grave stone bears two symbols that give some insight into the life of the deceased. Located underneath a crown of feathers that adorns the top of the grave stone, a symbol on the right indicates Mr. Edwards was a member of a Masonic Order. Another emblem to the left of the Masonic Emblem appears to be one of the earlier symbols that denoted membership in the Woodmen of the World organization.
David A. Edwards
b. July 11, 1856
d. March 25, 1913