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Ethel Ann Edwards, age 76, 402 East Myrtle Avenue, Johnson City, TN passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Bradley Henry Lane and Fannie Ruffner Lane. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoke Edwards, Jr.; three sisters, Dorothy Carver, Ida Dodson and Mae Greer; and two brothers, Henry and Willie Dodson. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and sewing.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Huffman and husband, Keith, of Shady Valley, TN; a son, Hoke Edwards, III of Johnson City, TN; one granddaughter, Timbra Huffman, Shady Valley, TN; one nephew, Larry Dotson and wife, Kathy, Johnson City, TN; one niece, Shirlee Cardiff and husband, Allen, of St. Sault Marie, Canada; several great nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. from the East Side Memory Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside service and interment were Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville, TN. The Rev. Steven Spencer and Mr. Jim Hutchinson officiated. Honorary pallbearers were William Montgomery, Terry Keeler, Michael Huffman, James Wright, Richard Garland, and her special friend, Brandon Keith Furches. A special thank you to all her loving nurses and staff at Mountain City Care Center.
At other times friends may call at the home of her daughter, Sherry Huffman, 1719 Winchester Road, Shady Valley, TN.
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Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the Ethel Ann Edwards family.