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Nellie L. “Pat” Edney

2 Corinthians 5:8 “…to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Nellie L. “Pat” Edney, age 72, of Erwin went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at her residence. Pat was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dana Harmon and Martha Peterson Linville. She was a seamstress for Appalachian Garment and Steinway Clothing Companies prior to her retirement. Mrs. Edney was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was known for her love of singing.

Pat has left behind to cherish her memories:
Husband: Jimmy L. Edney of Erwin;
Son: Chad Edney and wife, Tina of Unicoi;
Daughters: Diane McLaughlin and husband, Joel of Unicoi
Shirley Lane and husband, Byrd of Erwin
Step Daughter: Melissa Donahue and husband, Danny of Whitman, MA
Granddaughters: Rachel Hendricks and husband, Nate of Erwin
Chandra Edney of Unicoi
Grandsons: Justin Lane of Erwin
Drew Edney of Unicoi
Brother: George Linville and wife, Shirley of Mechanicsville, VA
Sisters: Wanda Lewis and husband, Boyd of Johnson City
Bea Tapp of Erwin
Virginia Tipton of Christmas, FL
Step Grandsons: Chris Donahue of Whitman, MA
Greg Donahue of Whitman, MA
Great Grandchildren: Emily and Victoria Lane of Erwin
Eli and Danika Hendricks of Erwin
Special Friend: Anna Lea McCurry of Erwin
Betty Falk of Erwin

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Pat Edney in a funeral service to be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Todd McLaughlin and Reverend Harold Lewis will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Joel McLaughlin. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Saturday at Valley Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jimmy Edney, 104 Fanning Ave., Erwin, TN 37650. Committal services will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:30 PM on Sunday to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tom Hendricks, Nate Hendricks, John Hillard, Roger Banner, Mark Peterson, Thomas Tipton, Mike Edney, and Cecil Hensley. Honorary pallbearers will be Drew Edney, Justin Lane and Eli Hendricks.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Nellie L. “Pat” Edney through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.