Pearl Franklin “Buddy” Edwards, 73, of Long Bottom, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2012. He was born on April 19, 1939, son of the late Pearl and Gertrude Edwards.
Mr. Edwards attended the Cheshire Baptist Church. He was a forty-two year member of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Edwards retired from the Kyger Creek Power Plant after forty years of service. He enjoyed farming and was active in 4-H for many years.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Linda Edwards; children, Rebecca Edwards of Chester, John Edwards of Long Bottom, David (Debra) Edwards of Pomeroy, and Mary Edwards of Long Bottom; grandchildren, Nicole Fogle, Kyle Edwards, Whitley Leach, Brittney Leach, Katelyn Edwards, Joseph Leach and Nicholas Edwards; great-grandchildren, Brant and Brooklyn Fogle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Jim Folmer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Cora Folmer; brother-in-law, David Davis; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Erma Folmer and Donald R. Folmer Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor John Mollohan officiating. Burial will follow at Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.