of Paris, AR
September 18, 1934 - May 24, 2023
Dalton Hugh "Trixie" Edwards, 88, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in Paris. He was born on September 18, 1934 in Mulberry, Arkansas to his parents, James Dalton and Zona (Kelly) Edwards. First and foremost Trixie was a Christian man, who loved his Lord. He was a member of the Caulksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School for many years in Mulberry, Ozark and Paris. He was a member of Gideon's International, he was a 32nd Degree Mason and a United State Army Veteran. He is a past president of the Mulberry Lion's Club and Booster Clubs in both Mulberry and Paris. He served as a school board member in the Mulberry and Paris school districts and also served on the Paris Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, where he spent many years coaching young men and women. Early in his career he worked for Dixie Cup for over 9 years. He worked side by side for 38 years with his wife, Marsha owning and operating several restaurants, including the Mulberry Dairy Dip, Tastee Freeze, the Mug and Jug in Ozark and the Dari-Delite in Paris and Ozark. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Wanda Dean, Marie Vickery and Sue Ann Wilson and one brother, Jesse Lee Edwards. He is survived by his forever love of over 50 years, Marsha (Wilbanks) Edwards of Paris; two sons, Darrell Edwards of Houston, Texas and Kelly Edwards and wife, Nicole of Paris; one daughter, Debra Roe and husband, Paul of Fort Smith; two grandsons, Trevor Edwards of Dallas, Texas and Konnor Edwards of Paris; four granddaughters, Sara Fisher, Jessica Bray and Katlyn Sutton all of Fort Smith and Kelsey Edwards of Paris; one great-granddaughter, Addison Scott; one great-grandson, Julian Bray; one brother, James Edwards of Greenwood and one special young woman who has meant the world to Trixie and Marsha, Carmie McChristian. Dalton loved his family brothers in law, sisters in law, many nephews and nieces and friends too numerous to count. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Caulksville, officiated by Rev. Bill VanMeter. Burial will follow in New Cemetery in Mulberry under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Shawn Price, Shawn Gattis, Devin Robberson, Sam Seeger, Dustin Schluterman, Eric Wells, Toby Burkett and Sammy Hassen. Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow Gideon members, members of the Dari Crew, former employees and anyone he ever coached. The family would like to give a special thank you to Area on Aging nurses, Kendra, Kasey and Kayla and his aide at the time, Haylee. Each one of these young ladies gave wonderful comfort and care to both Trixie and Marsha. They would also like to thank Chaplain Ben Lewis for his visits and prayers, Dr. Douglas Buckley and the staff at Mercy Paris for always knowing what care Trixie needed and the many friends who assisted at church, basketball and baseball games. Memorials may be made to Gideon's International for placement of scriptures.
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Trixie was a great man. I will be forever grateful for him and Marsha being a pillar in the community providing jobs locally for so many. It was such a blessing to work for them as a teenager and young adult. I know he will be greatly missed in our community!!
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.Prayers go up for your comfort. RALPH and Brenda Ramos
Marsha and family. I’m so sorry for your loss of Trixie. He was a kind and sweet man and I’m so glad that I got to work for both of you. Continued love and prayers for all of you.
Trixie was always fun to visit with, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marsha and the children.
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Marsha and family,sory for the loss of Trixie , our thoughts and prayers are with youLinda TrustyJames and Cheryl VanLandingham
Much love and prayers to Marsha and all of his family and friends ❤️🙏He was such a sweet and kind man and I know he will be missed by many.
So sorry for this wonderful family. Our deepest sympathy.
Marsha, and all the Edwards family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. Trixie was a wonderful man loved by so many. Just know that we will be praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
My sympathy to each of his family members.
My deepest thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Love to you Marsha .
My deepest sympathies for you and your family. Prayers for you all.
My family and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. We're praying for your family during this most difficult time.🙏❤
Marsha and family, My prayers are with you at this difficult time
Trixie was a true man of God and an awesome example of Jesus for all who knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you - his precious family!!!!
Trixie was one of the kindest men I've ever known. I will always have some of the best memories of my time working with you both. I'll never forget him singing help me Rhonda, he was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed. Praying for you Marsha and family in the days to come, may you have peaceful happy memories!
Prayers for the family! I was just talking about Trixie today and what a great boss he was and the Dari crew Wow! Sorry for the loss to the community and family. May the Lord keep you and bless everyone!
Enjoyed serving with him on the Paris School Board. He was a good man. He will be missed. GOD Bless Ron and Kim Trusty
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Trixie gave me my first job!! I worked for him at Tastee Freez and Mug N Jug. I loved working for Trixie and Marsha. He was a great man!! Prayers for the entire family!
Marsha and Family so sorry to hear of Trixie passing!He always had a smile anytime I seen him and was a friendly face in the crowd when I was on the floor calling basketball. Anytime we crossed paths we would talk sports. Trixie was a leader in the community and always willing to work with the young people of the area!Prayers for your family 🙏🙏
So sorry for your loss. Trixie was a good man and will be so missed. Praying for the family.
Marsha, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Trixie will be missed by so many, especially in the Paris community. Sincerely, Teresa and Andy Schluterman
I’m so sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy is sent to all the family. Prayers of comfort knowing he is in the arms of our Lord and peace in knowing one day you will meet again.
So very sorry for your loss. Trixie was a true gentlemen. Marsha you and Trixie have had quite the impact on the younger generation. Your workers became part of your family. Trixie loved his family and was there for it all. The grandkids will never forget that. Treasure all of your memories. Prayers for all.
We are sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
We are so saddened to of Trixie’s passing. We have many great memories of him. We are praying for y’all.
Marsha and family, my heart goes out to you. Trixie was one of the finest men I have known. Be comforted by your memories and the love of many, many friends. God bless. Linda Simon
Prayers for all of you! So thankful for my dari days and will always remember his love of baseball.
So very sorry for your loss.
Trixie was a special person. Always with a natural smile on his face, he will be missed by many. So many special memories for his family and friends. Sincere condolences to Marsha and the entire family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for comfort and peace.
Marsha & family...Im so sorry for your loss of Trixie. He was a good man & always very kind to me. He had a special way about himself. Always listened and made me at ease. He will be missed. Love you Marsha.
Trixie was a Godly man who mentored middle school students and served our community children with his work with the Gideons. Many prayers for Marsha and Kelly. Marsha, I love you dear friend.
Edwards family! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay to rest your beloved Trixie. Peep was a wonderful man and was a great role model for so many young men and ladies. May he Rest in Peace and my you find Peace in knowing he is whole again and with the Father in Heaven. Vicki A Schneider
Charlie and I met Trixie during tge building of the Dari in Paris. Hewas a great man. Paris loved him!
Marsha, kelly, Nicole and Family You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Trixie was one of a kind, dedicated to his family, and The Lord, may he rest easy. Neal and Tammy Wade
To the Edwards and Dari Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the passing of your loved one. Sincerely, Celeste Fox
Our Deepest Condolences to your family He was one of the nicest, kindest men there ever was. He will be missed by many Prayers for comfort and peace