Lona Edwards (1919 - 2013)

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Lona A. Edwards

Asheville - Lona Kathleen Austin Edwards, 93, of 52 Onteora Blvd, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.

A native of Yancey County, she had resided in Buncombe County for the past 69 years. She retired in the 1980's from Brooks Howell Nursing Home and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Gracen and Ida Edney Austin and was the wife of the late Roy Lee Edwards and the late Robert Earl Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert Lee Wilson who died February 12, 2012.

Surviving are her daughters, Opal Wilson (Marlin) of Fletcher and Lois Grant of Asheville; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, February 7, 2013 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Lanny Cobb officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Entombment will follow in Lewis Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813.

To sign Mrs. Edwards' guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 6, 2013
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