Age: 69 Address: Elvis Edwards Drive, Green Mountain Date of Death: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
J. D. Edwards, age 69 of Elvis Edwards Drive, Green Mountain, NC passed away August 6, 2014 at James H. Quillen Veterans Medical Center. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and was a son of the late Mose and Georgia Bryant Edwards. He was a Veteran of The United States Army where he served in Vietnam. He was an avid Coon Hunter and a member of The American Coon Hunters Association. He raised and trained championship coon dogs. He loved his dogs.
Survivors include; six sisters; Rettie Thompson, of New Castle, Delaware, Mary Edwards, of Kings Mountain, NC, Daisy Peterson, of Hickory, NC, Carolyn Edwards, of Marion, NC, Paulette Barnett, of Piney Flats, TN, and Treva Peterson, of Unicoi, TN, five brothers; Sherrill, Donny, and Elvis Edwards, all of Green Mountain, NC, Danny Edwards, of Burnsville, NC, and Randy Edwards, of Elizabethton, TN, several nieces and nephews, and his best friends Burgess and Roger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hartson Edwards, and a brother R. C. Edwards.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Henline - Hughes Funeral Home with Reed Bagby and Dean Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until the service time. Interment will follow at Edwards Cemetery with The North Carolina Honor Guard conducting Graveside Military Honors.
The family would like to express a special thank you to The CLC Unit at The James H Quillen Veterans Medical Center, James, Gina, Sherry, Don and Dr. Holiday.
Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Edwards Family.