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Fred Harvey Edwards, age 69, Jonesborough, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Edwards was born in Flag Pond, to the late Guy and Meadie Stockton Edwards.
He was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. Edwards was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He enjoyed quite time, reading his Bible, spending time with his family, especially playing corn hole with them, and watching the Lady Vols.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Edwards was also preceded in death by his first wife: Betty Huskins Edwards and two sisters: Gertha Hagan and Wilma Lyons.
Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Honeycutt Edwards, Jonesborough; children: Tammy Edwards Gray (Tim), Janette Edwards Golden (Jimmy), Freddie Edwards (Amber), Jason Lee Bennett (Marla), and Jodi Bennett Cash (Lee); step-children: Diana McKamey and Karen Simmons; 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister: Edna King; brothers: Dillard Edwards and Guy Edwards Jr.
Funeral service was at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Clark and the Rev. Jimmie Rogers officiating.
Interment services were conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Cherry Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were sons-in-law and grandsons.
Condolences may be sent to the Edwards family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge.