David EdwardsRINGGOLD Dr. David Charles Edwards, 59, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Dr. Edwards was a member of New Heights Baptist Church. He was Dean of the College of Business at Tennessee Temple University. He trusted Christ as a teenager and had actively served the Lord in various ministries throughout his life.Dr. Edwards was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edwards.Survivors are wife, Karen Edwards; daughter Jennifer Buckles; sons, Joshua (Kathleen) Edwards, Joseph (Alicia) Edwards, and Jason (Melody) Edwards; mother, Ellen Edwards; sister, Mary (Ken) Weigert; grandchildren, Amber, Ashley, Angelica, Kelli, Colton, Isabelle, Zi, Micah, and a grandchild yet to be born.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday June 18, at New Heights Baptist Church; Rev. Dan Hamby will officiate. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Dr. Edwards body will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service.The family suggests that donations be made to the Dr. Dave Edwards Memorial Fund C/O Tennessee Temple University, 1815 Union Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

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