Dorothy Evelyn Rasbury Edwards of Waynesboro, Tennessee was born May 18, 1933 in Wayne County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William Hyder and Vena Mae Staggs Rasbury. She was united in marriage to James Thomas Edwards on August 22, 1950 and he preceded her in death on October 25, 2009. Mrs. Edwards was retired from Genesco and was a member of Waynesboro Church of Christ in Waynesboro, Tennessee and departed this life on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Waynesboro Health and Rehab in Waynesboro at the age of 86 Years, 4 Months and18 Days.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Edwards of Cummings, GA; a daughter, Sarah Carroll and husband, Bobby of Waynesboro, TN; grandchildren, Thomas Edwards and wife, Jessica and Amy Carroll; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Sadie and Lincoln Edwards; brothers, Earl Rasbury of Peoria, IL and Douglas Rasbury of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister, Esma Downey of Goodlettsville, TN; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Edwards was preceded in death by a grandson, Barry Carroll; a brother, Harold Rasbury; and a sister, Erma Cox.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Bobby Carroll officiating. Burial was in the North Highland Cemetery near Waynesboro with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County assisting the family. Serving as pallbearers were John Rasbury, Richard Rasbury, Mike Looper, Steve Presley, Frankie Taylor, and Jon Taylor.