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Edna Walsh Beard


Mrs. Edna Walsh Beard, age 98, Gray, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at NHC Healthcare of Johnson City.
Mrs. Beard was born in Ashville, NC and the daughter of the late Littleton Quay & Allien Redden Drake. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, George R. Walsh, Jr., second husband, H.M. Beard and siblings.
She was a member of Marvin’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Beard was a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing.
Survivors include children, George Walsh (Mary), Rosemary Cooper (Earl) and Patti Crowder (Kenny); eight grandchildren, Charity Hamilton, Mark Cooper, Chris Cooper, Shelley Heaton, Sarah Crowder, Drake Walsh, Hope Durham and Drew Walsh; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Emery officiating.
Pallbearers will be George Walsh, Earl Cooper, Kenny Crowder, Aaron Hamilton, Wes Ross and Aaron Heaton.

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Peggy and Lee freeman
We do loved Edna. She sat behind us in church and enjoyed her so. We are so sorry for your lost. I’m sure she left you with so many memories.
Roger Hall
Sorry to see the news of your Mother's passing. She was very good to me and I will always remember her love for her family and the care she gave me. I think offen of her and the family. She will be missed.
Mike & Sandy McInturff
Ms. Edna was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was always so encouraging to our family as she watched our children grow up. Her contagious smile was a blessing to see!
Edna Gail Ratledge Lawson (niece)
When I was born on February 10, 1948, Aunt Edna came to be with my Mother (Trudy, her only sister) even though there had been a tremendous snowstorm in High Point, NC. She and Mother remained very close even though they lived miles apart and in different states. Since they were both nurses, they had a lot in common. They also were devoted wives, mothers, and grandmothers as well as friends to many in their churches. I was truly blessed to have both in my life and really enjoyed the family times that we shared especially when we visited Jonesboro where we always had a wonderful time in her big house on Main Street. I know that Mother and Aunt Edna have joined Daddy and Uncle G.R. in Heaven, and they are recounting the many memories that they shared. I hope to join them some day and love hearing their laughter once again.
Lisa Tipton
Im sorry for your loss. Im so blessed to have got to know Miss Beard she was a amazing lady. I enjoyed taking care of her at Pine Oaks.
Charles Beard
Sorry to here about Edna she was a fine lady and will be missed.
Ron and Ann Bishop
We are thinking of you at this time. It is very difficult losing one's Mom no matter the age or circumstances. Your memories will be precious. Love you.
Debbie Davenport
Our Depest Sympathy To The Lost of Your Mother. So Sorry I’m not able to attend services, but I know you understand. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers and may God be with you as you travel this journey. Love to all❤️❤️
Sheila Whitaker
Very sorry for loss I had the honor of being your mom's nurse at pine oaks I loved her she was such a blessing Sheila Whitaker lpn