|Published: 11:53 AM, 09/03/2013
||Last updated: 11:54 AM, 09/03/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A woman whose name became synonymous with Cosby
High School during her nearly 40 years as a teacher there has died.
Donna Lewis died peacefully at her Edwina home early
Monday morning, September 2, 2013, following an illness of nearly a year. She
She was born August 6, 1926, one of five children of
Walter 'Walt' Layman and his wife, the former Maude Clark.
As a child, she entered the old Edwina School, a
three-room structure which stood on the site of today's Forestry Service
building. In an interview with Katie Pittser in February of 2012, Lewis
recalled walking to the school from the family home on Chicken Hollow Road and
the old pot-bellied stoves that heated the small structure.
"There were several children from here that walked
to school at Edwina so we would all walk together," she said. "I
remember if it was raining or snowing, my father would pile all of us into his
old truck and drive us down there. It wasn't until I was in third or fourth
grade when the county decided to let us ride the bus that would pass by and
take kids to the high school."
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