First Posted: 6/11/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. James Elonza Edwards, 68, of 114 Edgewood Drive, Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday June 10, 2009, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Mr. Edwards was born July 13, 1940, in Surry County to the late James Claude and Gertrude McMickle Edwards. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a retired electrician. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wanda Williams Edwards of the home; two daughters, Joyce Annette Edwards and Linda Sue Edwards, both of Mount Airy; one sister, Jacqueline Fairbarns of Fairfax, Va.; one brother, Wesley Edwards of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Portis; and two brothers, Thomas McMickle and Bobby Edwards. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with services conducted by the Rev. Claude Lloyd with burial to follow in the Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. The family would like to give a special thank you to the first responders and E.M.S, the staff at Northern Hospital of Surry Emergency Department; doctors and nurses at Forsyth Medical Center and to the Rev. Claude Lloyd. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.