Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 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 a.m. 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 www.harwellfuneralhome.com.