James Earl Edwards

James Earl Edwards, 75, of Dayton and formerly of Cameron died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in a Waco hospice center. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Geoff Lightsey officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.

Mr. Edwards, a retired auditor, was born Nov. 1, 1943, in Palestine, to James Edgar and Edna Earle (Wimberly) Edwards. He graduated from C.H. Yoe High in 1962 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas A&M in 1966. He married Jelly Bello and was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Edgar Edwards.  

He is survived by: his wife, Jelly Edwards of Dayton; son, James “Eugene” Edwards of Cedar Park; daughter, Jelly Pearl of Austin; brothers, John David Edwards of Irving, and Joey Edwards of Waco; sister, Darla Williams of Irving; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.