JEFFERSON - Kenneth Anthony Edwards, 67, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
He was born in Jefferson, the son of the late W.F. and Eva Davis Edwards. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam, where he was a Purple Heart recipient, was a member of the Victory Baptist Church, and the Jackson County Cattleman's Association. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Whitlock Edwards; and brothers, E.J. Edwards and Larry Edwards.
Survivors include sons, Andy Edwards, Jefferson, Mark Edwards, Athens, and Caleb Edwards, Jefferson; sisters, Peggy Cochran, Commerce, Margaret Mooney, Carnesville, Betty Miller, Commerce, and Donnette Bowles, Commerce; and six grandchildren, Kayley Edwards, Emily Edwards, David Coombs, Noah Coombs, Lilly Edwards, and Jackson Edwards; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Roger "Hard Rock" Jackson.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Andy Edwards, the Revs. Swayne Cochran and Albert Whitlock officiating. The burial will follow in the Jackson Memorial Park with Danny Edwards, Tim Coley, Matthew Edwards, Phillip Edwards, Timmy Edwards and Joe McMullen honored as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Jackson, Royce Cash, Lloyd McClure, Carey Carter, Justin Weeks, Brian Bullock, Darryl Tullis and Dave Mooney. The visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional with memorials to the East Jackson FFA Alumni General Fund, c/o Marty Seagraves, 7276 Highway 334, Nicholson, GA 30565.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com