Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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George Ivey “Buddy” Edwards, 95, passed away on Mon., Feb. 10, 2020.

Mr. Edwards devotion to service in the church began at an early age, when he began attending the Alco Methodist Church with his parents.  He served as Priest in the Community of Christ Church of Brewton, where his wife was a founding member; and most recently, enjoyed the services and activities of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his attentiveness to his large family and church communities, Mr. Edwards was passionate about guiding and influencing others including his nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loved ones.  Mr. Edwards retired in 2000 as Owner of Branco Wood Products, after which he worked with his son for five years in the American Longleaf Pine Seedling Nursery.  After tending the plants and flowers in the Garden Center at Walmart for another five years, he retired for a third time.  He was a member of the Brewton Lion’s Club with his father, later serving as President.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, James Ivey Edwards and Anna Belle Scott Edwards; his sister Yvonne Edwards Corbitt; and his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth Anne Roberts Edwards.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his children,  Michael I. (Maureen) Edwards,  Sandra E. Edwards, Carol E. (Jimmy) Crook and Steven L.(Sharon) Edwards; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.   

The family will receive friends at Williams Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton on Thur., Feb. 13, 2020 at 1PM with a service to follow at 2PM.

  A private graveside ceremony will be held at Union Cemetery under the direction of Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a local church or charity.