MOUNT AIRY — Edna R. Beck, born in 1928, formerly a long-time resident of Mount Airy, passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 25, 2013. She was born in Grayson County, Va., to Kelly and Leona Williams. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Orbie Beck, and sister, Helen Joines. She relocated to Bastrop, Texas, after the death of her husband, Orbie Beck, to be near her daughter. Edna enjoyed her retirement years in Texas with the companionship of numerous friends and neighbors in her community. Her porch was filled most every evening with two- and four-legged visitors. Survivors include sisters, Arlene Crouse and Mary Delp of Galax, Va.; and a daughter, Jane Jackson, of Austin, Texas; two nephews; and a niece. Jane would love to hear from surviving friends in North Carolina. Her address is 8901 Bluff Springs Road, Austin, TX 78744.