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Published 11:02 am Friday, August 24, 2012

BILOXI — Bruce Lyle “Buzzy” Edwards Jr., age 66, of Biloxi, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, in Biloxi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Lyle Edwards Sr.; and his maternal grandparents, Effie B. Keenum and Zollie L. Branton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Becky Edwards of Biloxi; his mother, Yvonne Edwards Strangi Henry of Gulfport; his three children, Stephanie Edwards of Gulfport, Yvette Hickman of Biloxi and Chris Schlicht (Beth) of Dallas; five siblings, Tommy Strangi (Jo-Ellen) of Gulfport, Karen Buehler (Chrissy Hansen) of Ocean Springs and Marty Edwards, Cheri Hensen and Traci Edwards, all of Flint, Mich.; five grandchildren, Shayne Hannah, Trae Hickman, Jessica Ellzey, Lauren Schlicht and Camden Schlicht; one great-grandchild, Skylar Hannah; and two aunts, Myra B. Wright of Gulfport and Billie B. Milligan of Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Born in Gulfport, he was a graduate of Biloxi High School and attended Mississippi State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He worked for the Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg and South Central Bell and retired from civil service after 14 years.

An avid Mississippi State Bulldog fan, he enjoyed fishing, boating and scouting. He loved being with his grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi, with a visitation from noon until 2 p.m. As Buzzy would have liked, please dress casually. Burial will follow at Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind, No. 2 Penn Plaza Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121, attn. Audrey Taylor.

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