Rilla Lequire Edwards

Rilla Lequire Edwards, 86, of Union Mills, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 while being cared for by Hospice of Rutherford County. A native of Graham County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Lelia Crisp Lequire. Rilla retired from Rutherfordton Elementary School as a librarian.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 66 years, TJ Edwards of the home; son Jay Edwards; daughters, Joy Hunsucker, Lynne Flack and Pam Edwards; five grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren; and sisters Maxine Summers and Beryl McElrath.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Round Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Jones officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or Round Hill Baptist Church, 6611 Hudlow Road, Union Mills, NC 28167.
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The Graham Star

Mailing address: P.O. Box 69, Robbinsville, NC 28771

Street address: 720 Tallulah Rd., Robbinsville, NC 28771

Phone number: 828-479-3383

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