Berniece Virginia Edwards, daughter of the late Henry Barnes and June Parrott Barnes, was born on April 27, 1920 at Alton, Mo. and died in the Three Rivers Healthcare, North Campus at Poplar Bluff on Jan. 1, 2002, at the age of 81. Mrs. Edwards attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a former nurse at Comeau Convalescent Home in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. She was first united in marriage to Virgil Ross in 1938 at Poplar Bluff, he preceded her in death. Berniece then married Dewey Edwards on Nov. 18, 1965 at Piggott, Ark. Mr. Edwards preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1993. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Wilkison of Mill Springs and Donna Winn of San Diego, Calif.; by one sister, Evelyn Hughes of Klamath Falls, Ore.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Besides her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Cletus Barnes, Jesse Barnes and Kenneth Barnes; by one sister, Laverne Hale; and one daughter, Carolyn Boyer. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vyron Yount officiating. Interment will follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery at Broseley with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.