In Memory Of

Stanley Edwards

Stanley Edwards

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 04, 2017.  He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of Newton County to Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards who have preceded him in death.  Stanley grew up in the Stewart Community playing baseball for the Stewart Baseball team where he exceled as a pitcher.  He went to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and was employed there for thirty plus years.  Stanley worked for a brief time at the Covington Mill and was elected to serve on the Newton County School Board in 1973.  He kept his passion for baseball active by coaching his son’s in little league and coaching the American Legion Post 32 baseball team for a number of years.  Stanley served on the Board of Directors at United Bank for a number of years and is currently the Chairman of the Friends of Newton County Miracle League.  He was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church and is currently a member of Eastridge Community Church.  In 1962 he married his high school sweetheart Mary Bledsoe and the two have been married for 54 years.  Stanley Edwards was many things to many people however, he was first and foremost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who served in every aspect of his life with caring, kindness, compassion and love.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife; Mary Edwards of Covington, their sons and daughters-in-law; Stan and Leslie Edwards and Steve and Kristie Edwards, his grandchildren; Coley, Tristan and Dakota and his brother; Billy Edwards, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Adrian and Melvin Cown along with several nieces, nephews, other family and close friends. 

Memorial services for Mr. Edwards will be held at 11 o’clock Friday, January 6, 2017 at Eastridge Community Church with Reverend Gary Thompson officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friends of Newton County Miracle League at United Bank.  J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements.  A guest book may be signed on-line

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01/04/17 02:27 PM #1    

Lee Campbell

So sorry Mary. He was a good friend.

01/04/17 02:37 PM #2    

Joyce Byrd (Slaughter)

Just saw Stan and Mary at the Christmas dinner, sat across from them and enjoyed our life stories.  So saddened to hear of his passing.  He will be missed.  Condolences to Mary, my lifelong friend from the Mill Village.

01/04/17 03:30 PM #3    

Charlene Kendrick (Stamps)

Stanley was a wonderful friend and Cousin-In-Law.  He could always make me and everyone around us laugh at his jokes, opinions, and prognostications.  More important though was the fact that he was a good husband to my precious cousin, Mary, and a wonderful father to Stan and Steve, not to mention being a proud grandfather to his beautiful grandchildren.  I will remember Stanley with fondness and love and pray that our paths will cross again one of these days. 



01/04/17 05:35 PM #4    

Joyce Hudspeth

Stanley was always so friendly and nice to me at school and more recently as we worked on our 1962 class functions. I know that everyone who knew Stan will miss him. What a blessing to have known Stan.. Mary and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

01/04/17 08:21 PM #5    

Jane Moore (King)

Larry and I are so sorry to hear this. He will be missed by so many. Your family is in my prayers. 

01/05/17 12:08 PM #6    

Ann McLendon (Morrow)

Oh Mary we are just in shock as we know you are. Hope to be there with you tomorrow.

Have tried to reach Melda but am not catching her at home and the cell i have for her does not seem to be right.

So thankful that our class is having so much sweet fellowship before it is too late. Mary,you have both been such a special part of our gatherings.Just a sample of all the fun we will enjoy as we see  him one by one through the years. Just pray we all choose to join him. May God continue to bless you and all  the family now and evermore.

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