Hazel Sowder Edwards, 81, of Savannah died Sunday, June 8, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah. She was born in Pine Hill, Ky. the daughter of the late Burba and Faitha Cottingim Overbay. She was united in marriage to J. R. Sowder who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Rex Edwards who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Edwards was a member of First Baptist Church of Savannah.
She is survived by two children, Ricky Sowder of Counce and Kathy Handley of Savannah; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Marie Payne of Cordele, Ga.
In addition to her husbands and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Overbay and five half-brothers.
Services were held Tuesday, June 10, in Savannah with Michael Roach officiating. Burial followed at Mount Hermon Cemetery in Hardin County.