Family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 5 until 8 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church.
Mr. Edwards was born July 3, 1933 in Athens to Everett Lee and Annie Esther Greer Edwards, Sr., and passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 in Springhill. He was a lifelong resident of this area, a deacon and faithful member of Unity Baptist Church, a former employee of International Paper Company for 27 years and retired from the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries with 20 years of service. Mr. Edwards was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Lockey Edwards; daughters, Pam Hilton and husband, Terry of Vidalia and Penny Foust and husband, William of Bernice; sons, Johnny Edwards and wife, Mindy of Woodland, Texas and Dr. Robert Edwards and wife, Lisa of Cotton Valley; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Rogers of Cotton Valley; brother, E.L. Edwards, Jr. and wife, Lib of Sarepta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honoring him as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Laura Edwards, Leah Edwards, Lisa Edwards, Amber Joyner, Jonathan Edwards, Jeremy Lee, Colton Perritt and Jimmy Joyner. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Unity Baptist Church.
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