James Edwards, 64

James (Sonny) C. Edwards, 64, of Abilene, died Monday, Dec. 10 in Abilene. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at North Side Baptist Church with Dr. Don Greenway officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in the Pear Valley Cemetery under the direction of North’s Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Johnny McBee, Kenneth Adams, Bill Parrott, Bill Barth, Michael Murphy, Pat Murphy, Cruz Loya, Junior Rosario and Brandon Farr. Members of the Abilene Bowling Association served as honorary pallbearers. Born July 13, 1937 in Brady, he was the son of Sam and Fannie Edwards. He served in the National Guard. He moved to Abilene in the middle 60s where he began working for Liquid Air until 1977. After leaving Liquid Air, he took a position with the water department of the City of Abilene. He retired from the City in 1999. He was a member and past president of the Abilene Bowling Association and a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Montes of Abilene; two sons, James Scott and Edwards, both of Abilene; two sisters, Nila Weeks of Brady and Evelyn Smithson of Abilene; three grandchildren, Ashley Aguirre, Hayden (Goober) Edwards and Georgia Montes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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