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William Lish Edney, age 95, of Erwin, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Erwin Health Care Center.
Mr. Edney was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Robert and Nancy Edney. He was a laborer for Clinchfield Railroad until his retirement, after 31 years of service.
He was a member of Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Edney was preceded in death by one son, David Lee “Toby” Edney; brothers, Harrison, Conley, Elmer and V.E. Edney; and sisters, Myrtle White, Nola Hardin and Gladys Edney.
 Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mildred Gertrude Hensley Edney of Erwin; sons, Jimmy Edney and wife, Pat, of Erwin; Charles “Chuck” Edney and wife, Gloria, of Raleigh, N.C., Terry “Butch” Edney of Erwin, Michael Edney and wife, Kathy, of Erwin; daughters, Mary Doty of Erwin, Marie Keller of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brothers, Bobby Edney of Greeneville and R.L. Edney of Erwin.
 Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Earl Ragland officiated. Vocal selections were provided by Jamie Hughes.
Committal services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at McInturff Cemetery. Those attending the committal service will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m. to go in procession. Pallbearers will be notified by the family.
Valley Funeral Home is in charge.