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COTTON VALLEY, LA - Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Edwards, age 78, will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Unity Baptist Church, Cotton Valley, LA with grandson, Rev. Chad Lee and Rev. Don Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in the Edwards Family Cemetery, Cotton Valley, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Cotton Valley, LA.
Family will receive friends beginning Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Unity Baptist Church.
Mr. Edwards was born July 3, 1933 in Athens, LA to Everett Lee and Annie Esther Greer Edwards, Sr., and passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 in Springhill, LA. He was a lifelong resident of this area, a deacon and faithful member of Unity Baptist Church, was a former employee of International Paper Company of 27 years and was retired from the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fishery 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, LA, Penny Foust and husband, William of Bernice, LA; sons, Johnny Edwards and wife, Mindy of Woodland, TX, Dr. Robert Edwards and wife, Lisa of Cotton Valley, LA; thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Rogers of Cotton Valley, LA; brother, E.L. Edwards, Jr. and wife, Lib of Sarepta, LA 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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Bailey Funeral Home
Cotton Valley, LA (318) 539-3555
Bailey Funeral Home of Springhill
304 First Street Northwest P.O. Box 607 Springhill, LA 71075
Published in Shreveport Times on June 12, 2012