Macon Daniel Edwards, 67, of Cabot, died Monday, April 22, 2013. He was born July 11, 1945, a twin, and was the first set of twin to be born at the hospital in Harrison. He was one of four children born to Daniel Richmond and Mary Elizabeth Haynie Edwards.

He was a 1963 graduate of Lake Hamilton School in Pearcy, and received his BS degree in Natural Science and Entomology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1967. He joined the United States Army in 1968 and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas for two years, where he taught high school chemistry. In 1972, he received his Masters in Education and Biology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He then began a doctoral program and moved to Fort Worth, where he taught Science and Math at Arlington Baptist College from 1972 to 1976. He moved to Beebe, where he taught Computer Science, Math and Science until he became the Director of Institutional Research to finish out his career. He retired in 2006 to enjoy life.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean "Bobbye" Edwards of Lonoke; daughter, Tawnya Edwards of Sherwood; son, Jason Daniel Edwards of Fayetteville; twin brother, Richmond Edwards and wife Zelda of Hot Springs; sister, Mary Lois Lynch and husband Eddie of Royal; and brother, Jefferson Edwards and wife Susan of Cypress, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

A memorial was held Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

The family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at .

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