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Barbara Edwards, Elizabethton

Published September 3rd, 2011 9:34 pm

ELIZABETHTON — Barbara Jean Edwards, 70, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at her residence.
A native of Lexington, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Ivy Clarence and Doris Foster Johnson. She had lived in Elizabethton for the past 42 years. Barbara was a graduate of the Lexington Senior High School, Lexington, North Carolina. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Edwards; two brothers; and one sister.
She was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. Barbara was a wonderful mother and mimi.
Survivors include Two Daughters & Sons-In-Law: Rene & Dennis Carpenter and Leanne & Todd Manning, all of Elizabethton; Two Grandchildren: Morgan Manning and Macala Carpenter; One Brother and sister-in-law: J.C. and Judy Johnson; Two Sisters & Brothers-In-Law: Irene & Carl Myers and Mary & Johnny Williams, all of North Carolina; Several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Cecil Largent officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be: J.C. Johnson, Todd Manning, Dennis Carpenter, Wayne Vines, Gary Shingleton and Joey Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Wayne Shingleton and Tommy Shingleton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
To those who prefer, Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Edwards to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tn. 38148-0142.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.