Arthur Earl Edwards was born December 18, 1957 to the late Leonard Edwards and Patricia Ann Smith Edwards. He was affectionately known as “Uncle Biddy”. He made a productive living in the textile industry for over thirty years at Conso Products until it closed.Arthur was a loving and caring son, father, brother and friend. Arthur entered enteral rest on Monday, July 2, 2018 at his residence. In addition to his parents, the late Leonard Edwards and Patricia Ann Smith Edwards he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ann Edwards Green and the mothers of his children, Tina Beacham and Beverly A. Gist. Arthur leaves behind a loving family and devoted friends to carry on his legacy.Those who remain to celebrate his life include: three sons, Arthur Earl Gist, Anthony Edwards and DeAndre Edwards all of the home; one daughter, Nicole Gist of White Plains, NY; one grand-daughter, Aliyah Smith; one brother, Leonard Edwards, Jr. of Greenville, SC; one brother in law, Johnny Green of Union, SC; two aunts, Charlene (Bobby) Lipscomb and Darlene Spencer both of Greenwood, SC; two uncles, Ulysses Spencer and Joshua Spencer both of Atlanta, GA; two nieces, Teresa Edwards of Buffalo, SC and Stephanie Green of Union, SC; four great nieces, Tyresha Edwards, Tyanna Edwards, Ty’Reana Favors and Ty’Avia Favors all of Union, SC; two great nephews, Elijah Favors and Kyric Green both of Union, SC; and a host of other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Community Mortuary Chapel of Union with burial to follow in Maple Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 407 Lakewood Drive, Union, SC. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary of Union, 361 Meansville Rd., Union, SC.