He was a confidant of the future President Bill Clinton and with his wife twice met Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Not bad for “a couple of folks from Arkansas.” Mr. Oral Winston Edwards, 87, of Forrest City, Arkansas, passed away Sept. 29. A self-made man, Mr. Edwards founded GES Inc., which today operates stores under the Edwards Food Giant and Edwards Cash Saver banners. Mr. Edwards was born Nov. 25, 1929, in the Hopewell community near Rector, Arkansas.