Benny Keith Edwards, 39, of Gepp, Ark., died Nov. 14, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 18, 1969, in Rockford, Ill., the son of Benny and Marilyn Sue Lawing Edwards.
He was united in marriage to Cheryl Lynne Penderass, first time, Sept. 1, 1990, and they remarried a second time April 10, 2004. He drove for Martin Transport. He was a member of the Bakersfield Park Board and a member of Enterprise Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Cheryl and a daughter, Russella, of the family home; his father, Ben Edwards of Bakersfield, Mo.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russell and Linda Pendergrass of Gepp, Ark.; one brother-in-law, Melvin Pendergrass of Gepp; one nephew, Codie Pendergrass of Gepp; several aunts; uncles; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and both sets of grandparents.
Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at the Enterprise Baptist Church in the Pickern Hall Community at Viola, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains
Burial followed at the Bakersfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Mountain Home or to Bakersfield Relay for Life and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.