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Sophia Edwards

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Sophia Helen Edwards of Lilbourn, daughter of the late N.E. and Mary Berry Morgan, was born Sept. 18, 1911 at Obion, Tenn. and died Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid, at the age of 90. Mrs. Edwards was of the Baptist faith. On May 8, 1926 she was united in marriage to Aaron Edwards in Essex and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1979. She is survived by three daughters, Marjorie Rudd of Alton, Mo., Maxine Kinsey of Campbell and Merle Baker of Vinta, Okla.; by four sons, Ed Edwards of Winamac, Ind., J.B. Edwards of San Diego, Calif., Doyle Edwards of Sikeston and Roy Edwards of Lilbourn; by 31 grandchildren; by 68 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Carol Rudd, Tommy Rudd and Tammy Gail Edwards; by one great-grandchild, Brandy Michelle Wimberly; and one brother, J.L. Morgan. Visitation was held at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden on Tuesday, May 21, after 6 p.m. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Todd officiating. Interment followed at the Taylor Cemetery in Essex with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden in charge of arrangements.