James A. Edwards, 88, New Athens, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home. He was born November 20, 1921 in New Athens, a son of the late Norval and Beatrice Swindell Edwards. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by four brothers: Max, Tom, Dean and as a child Vogel; and a sister, Betty Carter. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, Ohio, with arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. A full obituary will appear in the next issue of the Harrison News-Herald.