COMANCHE Funeral services for James Roy Edinburgh, 81, of Comanche will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Zac Harrel and Dr. Van Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery in Comanche County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Comanche County Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Gustine, to Martin Luther Edinburgh and Jessie Myrtle Johnson Edinburgh. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Comanche. He was an ordained Baptist minister for 35 years. He was a teacher. He was married to Helen Marie Gifford on June 23, 1946, in Gustine.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Marie Edinburgh of Comanche; daughter, Judy Marie Edinburgh of De Leon; three granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Andy Ray Edinburgh; and sister, Maxine Poyner.