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Deacon in first diaconate class 35 years ago dies

Published: May 23, 2016   
Deacon George Edwards

Deacon George Edwards, who served at St. Paul Church in Pocahontas for 35 years, died May 2. He was 83.

Edwards was born May 2, 1933, in Little Rock to Benjamin and Carolyn Boulliun Edwards. He worked as a pharmacist for 54 years and served two years in the U.S. Army as a pharmacist. He owned City Pharmacy in Pocahontas for 34 years. Since 1966, Edwards has been a member of St. Paul Church, serving as an organist and choir director. For 50 years, Edwards was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as state deputy and 4th degree grand knight. He also served on the St. Paul School Board.

In 1981, he was part of the first class of deacons to be ordained in the Church. In the community, Edwards was involved in several activities to better Pocahontas and Randolph County, including serving as president of the Rotary Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Julie Edwards of Nashville and Carol Reynolds of Pocahontas; and two grandchildren.

A visitation with a rosary service was May 4 and a Mass of Christian Burial was May 5 at St. Paul Church.

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