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June 1, 2013

George D. Edwards

The Daily Star

---- — George D. Edwards

UNADILLA — George D. Edwards, 63, formerly of Franklin, and most recently of Unadilla, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 24, 1950, in Sidney, the son of the late Theodore and Emma (LeSeuer) Edwards.

He married Donna Boyles on March 20, 1971, in Franklin.

George was a carpenter for most of his working career and was affiliated with Local 258 in Oneonta.

He attended Franklin Central School. He enjoyed sports, especially softball and bowling. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and greatly admired Jimmie Johnson. He also loved Sunday football and the Green Bay Packers, as well as his weekend camping at KOA.

He is survived by his wife, Donna R. Edwards of Unadilla; his children, Crystal Edwards and her companion, Carl Lobdell of Franklin, and Kevin (Karee) Edwards of Sidney; his grandchildren, Lindsey Miller, Logan Miller, Emma Rae Lobdell, Mylz Edwards and McKenzie-Lyn Edwards; his stepgrandchildren, Dale Lobdell, Jordan Finch, Dakota (Cheyenne) Finch, Dallas Butler and Cassandra Button; his stepgreat-grandchildren, Jaxon Finch and Memphis Finch. His brothers, Theodore (Martha) Edwards of Sidney, John (Pat) Edwards of Sidney, Ronald Edwards of Guilford, Rick (Bonney) Edwards of Unadilla; his sisters, Sandy Mertz of Unadilla and Charlene (Ken) Freer of Masonville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Donna Brazie.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, with Bruce Helstrom, Catskill Area Hospice chaplain, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.