Earnest James Edney, Jr., 62, of Emmet, died Saturday, January 12, 2013. Mr. Edney was born October 9, 1950, the son of Ernest James and Mary Lee Houston Edney. He was a retired mechanic for the Arkansas State Highway Department, Treasurer for the Swamp Riders Motorcycle Club, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Edney, and a sister Annie Sue Horskamp. Survivors include one sister, Barbara Stewart (Ray) of Arkadelphia; one nephew, Ernie Horskamp; and three nieces, Shannon Stewart, Lorraine Horskamp and Mandy Bunn. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, in the Smyrna Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Nash officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way Slot 61, Little Rock , AR 72202-3591. Sign on-line guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.