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Bruce Wayne Edwards

Bruce Wayne Edwards, age 59, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.

Bruce was born in Rockford, Illinois on June 12, 1957 to the late Irvan Edwards and the late Rowena Loofboro Edwards.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Toye Edwards.  Bruce was a Machinist for Sterling Machinery for 27 years.  Apart from his love of fishing, hunting and bowling, he deeply loved and enjoyed spending time with his family most of all.  Bruce was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all.

He is survived by wife, Donna Edwards of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Krista Rudder and husband Robert of Navarre, Florida; grandchildren, Autumn Rudder of Navarre, Florida, Jackson Rudder of Navarre, Florida; brothers, Dennis Edwards of Delwood, Wisconsin, Ronald Edwards of Illinois; sisters, Lucille Johnson and husband Dave of Winnebago, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvan and Rowena Edwards, and sister, Connie Edwards.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Crossing with Brother Victor Rowell and Brother Brad McClenny officiating.  Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Giles Bruce, Rickey Hughes, David Young, Keith Shelly, J.J. Reeves and John Napier.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Bates, Kenny James, Travis Sprague and Eddie Cottone.

Visitation with family and friends will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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