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Joyce Elizabeth Edwards

Joyce Edwards 06 15 2016

Joyce Elizabeth Edwards, age 84, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late James and Myrtle Honeycutt Carathers. Ms. Edwards was a loving homemaker and also worked at National Casket for 12 to 13 years, until it’s closing in the mid 1970’s. She attended Ninth Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed making quilts, gardening, watching western television shows and reading. In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Edwards; sisters, Bonnie Long and Loraine Carathers; brothers; Lester Carathers, Grady Carathers, Herman Carathers, James Carathers, Jr., and Freddy Carathers.

Ms. Edwards has left behind to cherish her memory: Daughters: Doris Ann McInturff, of Erwin; Brenda Handley, of Erwin; Grandsons: Charles Wakefield, of Erwin; James Kane II, of Erwin; Granddaughter: Connie Sue McClanahan, of Mt. Juliet, TN; Great-Gradnsons: Raymond Troy Handley and wife Ciarra, of Quincy, WA; Justin Kyle Handley, of Tampa, FL; Zachary Payne McClanahan of Mt. Juliet, TN; Collin Rayne McClanahan, of Mt. Juliet, TN

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Joyce Elizabeth Edwards in a funeral service to be at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 10, 2016, in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Brother Rick Babin officiating. A visitation period to share memories and support to the family will begin at 1:00 PM and will continue until service time on Friday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Joyce Elizabeth Edwards through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.