Herman Roland "Bumper" Edwards, age 77 of Huntland, passed away on March 5, 2018 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester Springs on September 25, 1940 to the late Tom Riley and Hattie Mae (Scott) Edwards. For thirty-eight years, Roland served his community through law enforcement. He was at first Constable of Winchester Springs before becoming an officer for the City of Huntland, where he eventually became Chief of Police. In 1976, Roland started work for the Franklin County Sherriff's Department, later working part-time for Decherd and Cowan. He was a member of Huntland Methodist Church and enjoyed going to the Smoky Mountains. Roland loved to tell stories, and his family will remember him as being loving, caring, and as their protector. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Riley Franklin Edwards. Roland is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Yvonne Edwards of Huntland; son, Herman Ray Edwards of Huntland; daughters, Vicki (Terry Vaughn) Russell and Christie (Jonathan) Beiler, both of Huntland; grandchildren, Steven Edwards, Amber Sullivan, Veronica Russell, Brent Beiler, Brandon Beiler, and Beth Beiler; great-grandchildren, Jayci Sullivan; sister, Eloise Elliot of Winchester Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Sunday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018 with Rev. Ross Peterson and Rev. Chris Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department serving as pallbearers. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
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