AUGUSTA, Ga. - C.O. Dick Edwards, born December 14, 1925 to the late C.O. and India Edwards, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his residence. Also preceded in death by his daughter, Dianne Akins, three brothers, Lloyd, Lewis, and Jack Edwards, and one sister, Bunny Vaughn. Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 75th Armored Division and then in the 35th Infantry Division Sept. 1944 to March 1946. After the service, he served his community for 35 years with Dick Edwards Insurance Agency dba Ace Insurance Agency. Dick was a member at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church, Ambassadors Sunday School Class. He will be greatly missed for his love for family and his sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Earldine; one very special sister, Betty Screws of Swainsboro, GA; two grandsons, Richard and Ray Akins of Savannah, GA; 3 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, one great nephew and three great nieces, Jared, Buckley, Brinsley, and Brianna that were very special and dear to him. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church with Pastor Don Stone officiating. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Swainsboro City Cemetery, Swainsboro, GA with Dr. Robert Blankenship of First Baptist Church of Swainsboro officiating. Pallbearers will be Ray Akins, Jonathan Akins, Scott Barrow, Jeff Edwards, Jon Edwards, Jay Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Jared Screws, and Drew Thompson. The family will receive friends Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Home Services, 2803 Wrightsboro Road Suite 38, Augusta, GA 30909 or Lumpkin Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 2540 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from July 23 to July 24, 2012