Calvin Edwards, 73, of Mountainburg died Friday, June 9, 2017, at his home. He was an Army retired master sergeant and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a mason, member of Scottish Rites and a 32nd degree shriner. He was the owner and operator of Edwards Aviation Services.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; a daughter, Teresa Daniels of Mountainburg; two sons, Danny Edwards of Mountainburg and Steve Edwards of Van Buren; a sister, Jeannie White of Claremore, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service with military honors was June 13 at Bidville Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

Pallbearers were Tyrell Edwards, James and Joshua Johnson, Stephen and Joseph Daniels and Ben Earhart.