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Oral Winston Edwards


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Oral Winston Edwards

Forrest City, AR

Oral Winston Edwards, 87 of Forrest City, Arkansas, passed away September 29, 2017. He was born November 25, 1929, to Jesse and Grace Ahlf Edwards near Rector, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Christine Austin Edwards. He is survived by one sister, Marie Legault of Richardson, Texas. He is also survived by one son, Steve Edwards and wife, Laura of Marianna, Arkansas, and one daughter, Susan DeRossitt and husband, Jim of Forrest City. Loving grandchildren, Ashley Rowton and husband, Paul of Harrisburg, Arkansas, Leigh Nance and husband, Coe of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Steve Edwards, Jr. of Marianna, Arkansas. Frank DeRossitt and wife, Beth of Bentonville, Arkansas, and John DeRossitt of Orlando, Florida. Papa also leaves great-grandsons, J.P. Rowton, William Rowton, James Nance, Ben DeRossitt and Wyatt DeRossitt. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Monday, October 2 at First Baptist Church in Forrest City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 3 at the church. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home of Forrest City in is charge of arrangements. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Christine and Oral Edwards Endowment Fund at Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation or The Christine and Oral Edwards Scholarship Fund at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis. Either may be sent to: Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, 350 N. Humphreys Ave., Memphis, TN 38120 or to the St. Francis County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 3157, Forrest City, AR 72336.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 3, 2017
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