Carson Lavon Edwards

Carson Lavon  Edwards

Carson Edwards died Friday August 19 at 5:15 Pm in Tupelo MS. He was born in Peason LA on February 23, 1934 to Monroe Edwards and Audrey Letia Browning Edwards. He went to Mt Carmel School then he graduated from C E Byrd High School in Shreveport LA. He moved his family back to the Peason community in 1973 on the farm his father bought in 1932. In 1953 he married Jane Sales Edwards and they were married for 69 years at the time of his death. He served for 8 years in the US Navy Reserves during the Korean Conflict. He retired from KCS Railroad after 33 years service. He was a Mason for many years and a dedicated Gideon. He loved to speak at churches for the Gideons. Working with the Gidieons was his way to continue to spread God’s word through the distribution of New Testament bibles. He was a life long Southern Baptist and taught many Sunday School classes from young marrieds to seniors. He is survived by his children James (Roddy) Edwards and his wife Lisa of Greenwood IN, Mark Edwards and his wife Lydia of Tupelo MS, Venita Edwards Keel and her husband Clayton Keel of Dawsonville GA, Joanna Edwards Spencer of College Station TX and 8 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. A Celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date in Louisiana. If you would like to make a donation to the Gidieons for the purchase of New Testament Bibles in his name you can do so at

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