He was predeceased by his father, Bert Edwards, Mother, Julia Byers Edwards, sister Frances, brother Horace and half-brothers Ruel and Lee.
Survivors include: a son, James Michael Edwards and wife Anita of Green Creek, a daughter, Wanda Edwards Beam and husband Kenneth of Shelby, and grandchildren Jason Beam and Jada Henderson both of Shelby; four great-grandchildren, sisters Hazel Gantt of Columbus and Charlotte Fowler of Lynn.
Memorials services will be private.
The family will have a Gathering of Friends Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.
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McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.
‐ paid obituary