James C. Edwards Sr.

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EMPORIA—Mr. James Clifton Edwards Sr., 93, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, departed this life on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70-½ years, Juanita E. Edwards; his daughter, Phyllis E. Clary; grandson, Bob Wheeler; and other family members.

Survivors include his daughter, Elaine Wheeler and husband, Robert; two sons, Clifton Edwards and friend, Ginger LaCasse, and Glenn Edwards and wife, Fran; two grandchildren, Robert W. Edwards and Melody Vandiford; and three great-grandchildren, Bridgette Vandiford, Brittany Vandiford and Jonathan Edwards.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Va., where the funeral will take place 11 a.m. Friday, February 21. Interment will follow at Greensville Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Boykins United Methodist Church Building Fund HVAC, P.O. Box 246, Boykins, VA 23827, or to Adams Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 24463 Adams Grove Rd, Emporia, VA 23847.

Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.