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WILLIE IRENE EDWARDS, 91, of Varney, W.Va., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Phelps, Ky. She was born March 17, 1927, at Delbarton, W.Va., daughter of the late Willie and Eliza Ferrell Compton. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Reed Edwards Sr.; sons, Ralph E. Edwards and Eugene (Bug) Edwards Jr.; five sisters and two brothers; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Stars, former Past Great Pocahontas and Varney Church of God. Survivors include three sons, William (Ruth) Edwards of Ocala, Fla., Joe (Diane) Edwards of Corbin, Ky., and Pearley David "PD" Edwards of Varney, W.Va.; and one daughter, Diana (Bruce) Collins of Columbus, Ohio. Other survivors include one brother, Garland Compton of Delbarton; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Chafin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, with Rev. Bill Snodgrass and Rev. Jay West officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferrell Cemetery, Taylorville, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at
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Chafin Funeral Home - Delbarton
215 Riverside Drive
Delbarton, WV 25670
(304) 475-2071
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Published in Southern WV from June 13 to June 15, 2018