Bessie Edwards, 92, native of Garrison, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 21, in Nacogdoches. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at First Baptist Church in Garrison. Burial will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison.

Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011 at Garrison Funeral Home.

Born in Garrison, on Dec. 7, 1918, Bessie was the daughter of Jessie and Hester McDuffie.

Preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Erma Edwards, Bessie is survived by her husband of 75 years, Vernon Edwards.

She is also survived by daughters Verna Faye Hodge and husband Kenneth, and Sandra Kaye Waits and husband Gus all of Orange; and son, Dr. Gerald Edwards & wife Jane of Garrison.

Bessie is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Neil Yarbrough & husband Jack of Nacogdoches, and six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.