Longtime Telegraph writer, columnist and editor Edward Winslow Corson died Saturday morning after a bout with liver cancer. He was 78.
Corson is remembered as “a great writer, a great editor and a great human being,” said Telegraph Editorial Board Editor Charles Richardson. “He was dedicated to the paper. There’s no doubt about that.”
Corson worked at The Macon Telegraph from 1977 until 2004. During that time, he held a host of duties, serving as editorial page editor, writer, columnist, public editor and newsroom training coordinator. He also served as editor of the Macon News.
After his retirement from the Telegraph, Corson was a professor of English at Georgia College & State University. For the past five years, he continued to teach English full-time at Macon State College.
Corson is survived by his wife, Jean; daughter Katrina Knight; two grandchildren; brother Richard Corson; a niece and nephew.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Vineville Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. The burial will be private for family only in Riverside Cemetery.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4406, Macon, GA 31208 or Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058.
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