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Obituary for J. Holly Edwards

Mr. J. Holly Edwards, age 78 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away on Friday evening, August 25, 2017 at his home. Holly fought a long health battle but his final wishes were granted as he passed away on his family land surrounded by family and many people he loved. Holly was born on April 16, 1939 in Lowell, Georgia, the son of the late Grady and Faye Edwards. Holly formerly owned and operated Holly’s Specialty Shop in Carrollton. Previously, he worked in the timber industry for over 20 years. Holly was a man proud of his faith and he loved his church family at Roopville Road Baptist church. He was an avid rabbit hunter, enjoyed gardening, he was an Atlanta Braves fan and absolutely loved Andy Griffith. Holly left behind a legacy of witty tales and an example of true friendship. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Ann Stephens; brothers: Billy Edwards, Kenneth Edwards, Donald Edwards, Steve Edwards and Rayford Edwards and a sister Wylene Stringer. Holly is survived by his wife Shirley Clemons Edwards of 57 years as well as his daughters and sons-in-law: Teresa & Ronnie Musick and Alisha & David Windom; son and daughter-in-law, Barry & Denise Edwards; and son-in-law Gary Stephens all of Carrollton; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dean & Terry Pate, Linda & Smitty Smith and Sandra & Gary Farlow; brother, Rod Edwards; sister-in-law, Joyce Edwards and brother-in-law, Geroge Stringer. Holly was a grandfather to eight grandchildren: Stephanie Bristol, D.J. Williams, Dustin Musick, Deidra Musick, Danielle Windom, Alivia Windom and Alaina Windom, Ashley Cannon and a great-grandfather to eight great grandchildren: Cole Williams, Lexi Williams, Justin Musick, Guage Musick, Aleigha Musick, Hunter Bristol, Chase Bristol, Macie Bristol and Saint Cannon. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm from Roopville Road Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Peeples officiating. The eulogy will be presented by his daughter, Alisha Windom. Those serving as pallbearers are D.J. Williams, Tommy Fuller, Ronnie Edwards, Ricky Edwards, Gayle Edwards and Kim Bell with Jourdan Page, Lewis Thornton and The Hardee’s Breakfast Club as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in Lowell Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bryan presiding. The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower funeral home on Sunday, August 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-9:00 pm. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements


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Visitation

Sunday

27

Aug

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Visitation

Sunday

27

Aug

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Service

Monday

28

Aug

4:30 PM
Roopville Road Baptist Church

835 N Hwy 27
Roopville, GA 30170

Cemetery Details

Location

Lowell Cemetery

Liberty Church Road
Carrollton, GA 30117

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