Funeral services for Alma J. Edwards will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Henry Suche and Justin
Burial will follow at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Winston Grayson, Don Phillips, Harold Bryant, Ray Flemens, Mike Briley and George Back serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Gibson and Darin Gibson. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Edwards died Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sulphur Springs on Sept. 10, 1918, the daughter of J. L. and Martha E. Taylor Ardis.
She married Russell Edwards on Sept. 1, 1937, in Brashear. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2008.
Mrs. Edwards was a bookkeeper at local livestock auctions and a homemaker. She was a life-long member of Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Larry Edwards of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Cheryl Kirk of Navajo Dam, NM, Bubba Jay Edwards, Stacy Gant, Danette Sears and Keith Edwards, all of Sulphur Springs; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, J. W. Edwards.
Memorials may be made to Gafford Chapel Cemetery Association, 1714 Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, TX. 75482 or to Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6839 TX Hwy. 11 W, Sulphur Springs, TX. 75482.
The online register may be signed at www.westoaksfuneralhome.com