DEXTER -- Eugene E. Edwards, 76, died July 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 4, 1931, in Stoddard County, son of the late Duane Alfred and Eathel Oneita Lingo Edwards, he was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter, retired farmer, veteran of the U.S. Navy, and 25-year member of the American Legion post 59.
On March 21, 1952, in Dexter, he married Shirley McMullin who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Thomas Wayne Edwards of Salem; two daughters, Karen Jean Wright of Mexico, Mo., and Joy Lynn Ward of Dexter; two sisters, Mary Killough of Columbus, Ga., and Kathy Powers of O'Fallon; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
One grandson, Duane E. Edwards, preceded him in death.
Services were conducted Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Vaughn Wright officiated.
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. today in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.