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Ida H. Edwards, 99, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Ivy Hall Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was born in Johnson County, but had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Emma Willen Hammons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. Edwards on January 29, 1977; two sisters, and three brothers.
Mrs. Edwards owned and operated Edwards Beauty Shop and School for over twenty years. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and loved taking care of her family.
Survivors include her son, Jacob Edwards, II, Elizabethton; two sisters, Ruby Potter, Mountain City; and Jewell Booher, Port Deposit, MD; two brothers, R.B. Hammons and his wife, Loretta, Port Deposit, MD; and Robert Hammons, Fernwood, Idaho. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A gathering of remembrance service for Mrs. Edwards was conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home of
Elizabethton with Reverend Dwight Basham officiating. The family received friends in the funeral home chapel from 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM, prior to the service. An inurnment service followed in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers were members of Memorial Presbyterian Church, friends and neighbors.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Bremer and the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing home for their professional and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.