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James Larry Edwards

September 23, 1942 — April 8, 2021

James Larry Edwards

Mr. James ‘Larry’ Edwards, 78, of Athens Highway, Elberton, husband of 52 years to the late Joyce Hope Nelms Edwards, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 8, 2021, with his daughters at his side.

Larry was born on September 23, 1942, son of the late James Archie Edwards and Sara Glenn Vickery Edwards. He, along with his late wife, was owner and operator of J&L Enterprises, and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his daughters: Susan and Terry Fortson and Cindy Edwards, all of Elberton; grandchildren: Dalton and Cortney Noggle, Ethan and Jessica Fortson, Savannah Fortson, and Tanner and Luke Mabry; great-grandchildren: Dalton James Noggle, Addisyn Michelle Mabry, Keaton Terrell Fortson, Masen Carter Mize, Madison Faye Messer, and Kasen Jade Holbrook; sister, Brenda Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Marcia Edwards, Linda Edwards, and David Edwards.

The family will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum at Elmhurst Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to Larry Edwards Scholarship Fund at Elberton Rotary Club, PO Box 429, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. James ‘Larry’ Edwards.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

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