Derward Edwards, 87, of Nashville, Tenn. died Dec. 9, 2017, in Nashville. The widower of Birtie Mills Edwards, he was retired U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Geological Survey.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Janet Borcherding of Nashville; a brother Floyd Edwards (Elinor) of Potts Camp; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Talmadge Edwards and Marion Edwards.