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Joseph "Larry" Edwards

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Joseph "Larry" Edwards Obituary
HENDERSONVILLE - Joseph "Larry" Edwards went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a native of Buncombe County.
Larry was the son of Evelyn Allen Edwards and of the late Reverend Vestil Edwards of Flag Pond, TN. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Clyde and Dorothy Allen; paternal grandparents, Roscoe and Dullie Edwards; special aunts, Margie Burleson and Louise Arrowood and special uncles, Braskie, Dallas and Roy Allen.
Larry leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his loving wife of 51 years, Bobbi Edwards; two sons, Dean Edwards and Brian Edwards and his wife Shannon; special goddaughter, Michel'le Cressman; sisters Freda Tipton and her husband Herman, Shirley Cecil and her husband Johnny and Anita Al'abed; aunts, Bernice Davis, Jewell Ledford and Ellen Banks as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry retired from Asheville Elevator after 26 years of service and owned Conveyor Service of Asheville.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday July 5 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, 72 Long Shoals Rd in Arden and will be conducted by Reverend Larry Sprouse and Pastor Phillip Youngblood. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service until 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you consider a memorial contribution in Larry's name to either Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville NC 28805 (www.mannafoodbank.org) or to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813 (www.carepartnersfoundation.org).
A memorial guest register is available online at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Times-News on July 4, 2015
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