Lonnie Hoyle Edwards



Tupelo – Mr. Lonnie Hoyle Edwards, 80, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at North MS Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born June 1, 1938 in Plantersville, MS, to Bilbo and Ollie Mae Edwards. He was patriotic, serving his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1958. Hoyle married Albie May Kalina on July 27, 1956. He worked in maintenance, employed by Tecumseh Manufacturing and retired after 18 years of service. He was a master gardener, growing all types of vegetables. He was a devoted and loving husband. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Ben Raper officiating. Burial will follow in Crossroads Cemetery near Auburn. Visitation will be today from 5 PM to 8 PM and Tuesday from noon to service time. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net. The service may be viewed via livestreaming at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Albie Edwards of Tupelo; children, Ricky Edwards (Cyndi) of Mooreville, Suzy Chaney (Ricky) of Amory, and Joey Edwards of Mooreville; brothers, Bobby Edwards (Rita) of Mooreville and Lawerance Edwards (Learh) of Guntown; sister, Carolyn Kingsley of Mooreville; grandchildren, Crystal Washington (Erick) of Auburn, Amber Mooneyham (Greg) of Mooreville, Blake Edwards (Brittney) of Auburn, Seth Chaney (Samantha) of Amory, and Danielle Smith (Brandon) of Tupelo; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Edwards.

Pallbearers will be Blake Edwards, Seth Chaney, Colton Washington, Erick Washington, Ricky Chaney, and Jimmy Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandchildren.