Duane Edwards, son of Kathy Rowe Cato of Dexter and Thomas Edwards of Ripley, Tenn., was born on Feb. 14, 1980, at Dexter and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Feb. 16, 2003, at the age of 23. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Kathy and Verl Cato of Dexter; his father and step-mother, Thomas and Kelly Edwards of Ripley, Tenn.; his step-son, Devon Hampton of Dexter; his sister, Sara Dollar of Dexter; by two half-brothers, Jonathan Buck Edwards and Alex Edwards, both of Ripley, Tenn.; his half-sister, Stephanie Edwards of Ripley, Tenn.; his paternal grandparents, Gene and Shirley Edwards of Dexter. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vaughn Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.