James Michael Edwards, 52, of Blountville, passed away on Jan. 29, 2009 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Gateway Baptist Church. There will be a reception following the service at the church. Mr. Edwards will be taken to Sturgill Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, Va., so friends in that area may pay thier respects. Committal services will be at Parsons Cemetery in Stickleyville, Va. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home.