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Edith W. Reed

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FLETCHER - Edith W. Reed, 88, of Fletcher, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Jenny Dockins Wilkie and the wife of the late Cleofus Reed.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Paul Grover Reed; her sisters, Katherine Ruth, Margaret Youngblood, Violet Wood, Madge Sigman, and her brothers, Grady Wilkie, Claude Wilkie, and Clarence Wilkie.
She graduated from Fletcher High School in 1941, and was a long time employee of CTS of Asheville. She was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was active in the Ladies Bible Class.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Reed Robinson and her husband, Perry, of Hendersonville; her son, Earl Reed, of Hoopers Creek; her granddaughter, Laura O'Connor, of Deep Gap; two grandsons, Timothy Reed, of Atlanta, Ga. and Robert Reed, of Winston Salem; two great-granddaughters; a loving daughter-in-law, Diane Reed Becker; her brother, Carroll Wilkie, of Rock Hill, S.C.; her sister, Doris Baldwin, of Clear Creek, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013
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