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Irene Edwards dies at 96

Irene Underwood Edwards, 96, died August 23.

A daughter of the late Lewis Thomas and Mary Emmaline Presnell Underwood, she was the widow of Thomas Hubert Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters Paul “Booty”, Harvey, Lawrence “Curley”, Lank, Carroll “Ked”, Bill, Nina, Georgie, Lelia, and Mary Belle.

She lived in Haymond until 2016, where she was known throughout the community for her cooking, baking, and sense of humor. She spent her remaining years at The Laurels Assisted Living Facility in Wise, Va.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Wayne Edwards; a daughter, Tamra Sorrels Igo and husband Stephen; seven grandchildren, Noel Baker, Russell Edwards, Thomas Sorrels, and wife Savannah, John Reece, Carrie Boggs, and Brianna Igo, and Shannon Igo; six great-grandchildren, Jason Baker, Riley Boggs, Regan Boggs, Rylan Boggs, Blake Reece, and Tristan Bills; and special friends and caretakers, Brenda Mathieson Collins, and Lonnie and Sandy Davis.

Carty Funeral Homes of Jenkins and Neon had charge of arrangements.

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