Mrs. Edith M. (Lucas) Claiborne was born March 3, 1945 to the late Willie H. Lucas and Carrie Mae (Lowe) Lucas. Mrs. Claiborne died peacefully at her home November 2, 2013. She is preceded in death by a son Anthony Claiborne.
Mrs. Edith Claiborne dedicated 23 years of service to the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department retiring in 2003.
Mrs. Claiborne is survived by her loving son Eugene "Geno" (Cheryl) Claiborne of Columbus, GA; four grandchildren Brittany M. Claiborne, Anthony C. Claiborne, and Corey E. Claiborne all of Columbus, GA; and April (Bernard) Jackson-Downing of Thomasville, GA; two great-grandchildren Jamal A. Claiborne and Amaria R. Downing; five siblings Willie (Jenella) Lucas of Troy, AL; Betty Gamble, Dorothy Lucas and Jesse James Lucas all of Waverly Hall, GA; and Michael Lucas of Atlanta, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.