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James Edgar Akridge, Sr.

November 24, 1936 May 19, 2018
James Edgar Akridge, Sr.
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Obituary for James Edgar Akridge, Sr.

Mr. James Edgar Akridge, Sr. died peacefully at his home in Pebble City on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 81.

Edgar is survived by his wife, Sylvia Turner Akridge; children, James Edgar (Eddie) Akridge, Jr. of Tallahassee, FL, Joseph Bryant (Joe) Akridge of Sale City, GA, Susan Emily Akridge of Sale City, GA, Robert John (Bob) Akridge and Ursula of Warner Robins, GA, and Linda Akridge Brumbeloe and Tommy of Canton, GA; brother, John Wesley Akridge, Jr. of Highlands, NC; sister, Saralene Rentz of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Taylor and Ashely, Jamie Carnegie, John Akridge, Clay Akridge, Thomas Brumbeloe, Catherine Brumbeloe.

Edgar was born on November 24, 1936 to John Wesley Akridge, Sr. and Emmaline Hale Akridge of the Pebble City community. Edgar married his high school sweetheart, Sylvia, and had five children. He and Sylvia celebrated 61 years of marriage. Edgar worked in farming for many years, and was known for his skills as a master mechanic. He later enjoyed working for Golden Peanut Company after he retired from farming. His wife and children remember him as a kind, generous and loving husband and father.

His passion was woodworking, and he spent many hours in his workshop making furniture for friends and family. He was an active member of Pebble City Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. at Akridge Cemetery. Rev. Chad Boyd will officiate. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at


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