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Owens (Junior) Edwards, 51, Liberty, KY (1971-2023)

Owens Ruffus "Junior" Edwards, of Liberty, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Casey County Hospital. He was 51 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Mike Sparkman and Bro. Dwight Hatter officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Born on January 30, 1971, in Bardstown, Kentucky, he was a son of Owens Ruffus Edwards, Sr. and the late Mildred Etoile Chesser Edwards. Junior enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, farming, and being outdoors. He attended Pine Grove Church and was employed by Goose Creek Candle.

In addition to his father, Junior is survived by his wife, Linda Kidd Edwards; two sons, Rusty Edwards and Harley Edwards; a daughter, Journey Edwards; two step-sons, Daniel Kidd and Steven Kidd; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Other survivors include two brothers, Ricky Edwards and Kevin (Evelyn) Edwards; three sisters, Cindy (Harry) Morris, Penny (Raymond) Savage, and Gina Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Delaine Edwards; and a step-daughter, Stephanie Johnson.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the family in offsetting funeral expenses.

Arrangements for Mr. Owens Ruffus (Junior) Edwards are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Junior Edwards, 51, Liberty, KY (1971-2023)

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