Sept. 14, 2019

George Edwards of Gorum passed away at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Sept. 14, 2019, after battling numerous illnesses. He was 71.

He was a Sergeant in Vietnam from April 1968 to March 1971. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. He spent most of his working career offshore as a supervisor and crane operator. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His passion was playing his guitar and harmonica. He was very gifted in music and played at countless functions throughout his life. It was not uncommon to go to his home and find him strumming a few tunes. He will be most remembered for his musical talent and comical way of telling stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Coatie and Eloise Edwards of Gorum; son, Michael Edwards of Gorum; brother, Jimmy Edwards of Gorum; sister, Kathy Collard and husband Robert of Hawaii.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Linda S. Edwards of Gorum; daughters, Lisa Edwards of Lafayette, Patty Edwards and husband Chris DuBois of Chopin, Tammye Edwards of Gorum and Nikki Edwards of Robeline; one son, Eric Edwards of Gorum; five sisters, Linda Bynog and husband Earl of Cloutierville, Delores Edwards of Pineville and Janet Dale and husband Larry of Colfax; Arlene Kerby and husband Larry of Coushatta and Annette Mangel and husband Steve; seven grandchildren, Blake, Amber, Colby, Alex, Hailey, Waylen and Einon; one great-granddaughter, Saydi; and many other family and friends.  He will be deeply missed.

Special Thanks to his niece, Darlene Edwards of Gorum for her loving care and support during his time of need.

A service to honor his life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with military honors to conclude the service.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at Blanchard-St. Denis.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Colby Edwards, Eric Edwards, Alex Dubois, Blake Dubois, Darlene Edwards, and Donald Steinborn.