James A. Edwards (Paw Paw) passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 5, 2018, with many loving family members by his side. He was born in the Calico Valley Community north of Pine Log, GA on February 10, 1926. He was the son of Alfred and Eula (Maghugh) Edwards.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 57 years Cornelia Francis (Connie) Edwards; siblings, Gurtie Rogers, Vera Knight, Lola Cox, Annie Mae Lawson, Weldon Edwards, I.J. Edwards, Rayford Edwards and Harry Edwards; special friend, Jenny Roberts.
James was owner/operator of Edwards Service Station, Edwards Mobile Home Park and Edwards Garage. He was a mechanic by trade and performed most of his own maintenance on his mobile home park.
Mr. Edwards loved to fish and hunt, spending many hours with his brother in law Charles Love catching bass and crappie on Lake Allatoona and was also a veteran of WWII serving proudly in the US. Army. He dearly loved his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids.
He is survived by his children: Janie Lee Tomlinson (Troy), Johnny Edwards (Jan) and Jimmy Edwards (Sheryl); grandchildren, Susanne Bagget (Benji), Janice Adams (Heyward), Carrie Isaac (Wayne), Bryan Edwards (Julie), Kristin Burson (Scott).
A graveside service and celebration of his 92 years of life will be held July 7 at 11:00 A.M. at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Associate Pastor of Carterville First Baptist Church Drew Startup conducting the service. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on July 6 at Owen Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers are Zachary Sisk, Dallas Adams,Heyward Adams,Tayor Edwards,John Creswell, Bryan Edwards, Joshua Sisk, and Steve Shinall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the Cartersville First Baptist Church building fund.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave condolences for the family and to sign the online register book.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Carterville, GA is in charge of the arrangements.