ORVILLE ‘JODY’ EDWARDS
Services: Have been held.
Orville “Jody” Edwards, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center.
He was born on May 24, 1917, in Colorado City, Texas, to Claude James Edwards and the former Vesta B. Stephens.
He was raised and attended school in Fort Sumner, and married Peggy L. Edwards on May 1, 1940, in the same city.
He worked as an auto mechanic at Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealerships in Fort Sumner, Clovis and Las Cruces. He moved to Clovis in 1998.
Family members said he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1948 and his mother in 1969; by a brother, Claude Homer Edwards, in 1996; and by a sister, Hazel Odessa Edwards, in 1994.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Monte R. (and wife Shirley) Edwards of Datil; two grandsons, Ben U. (Beth) Edwards of Las Cruces; Jody Edwards of Organ; a great-grandchild, Katie Edwards; two sisters, Lavelle (J.W.) Wilson of Fort Sumner, and Ada Mae DeFoor of Clovis; three brothers, Shelton (Patricia) Edwards of Farmington; Roy A. (Jeaney) Edwards of Lubbock; and Dalton (Judith) Edwards of Rio Rancho.
Chaplain Bill Bridwell of Farwell Convalescent Center will officiate the services. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10 a.m. until the time of the graveside service. The family prefers memorials be made to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association, Box 180; Fort Sumner 88119 or the Farwell Convalescent Center.
Arrangements by Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner.