Pinkey Edith Crouse Edwards, age 87 of 2037 Pine Swamp Road, Sparta, NC passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at her residence.

She was born August 19, 1931 in Alleghany County to the late Kelly and Flora Crouse. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Claude Edwards; one granddaughter, Kellee Carmichael; one sister, Ruth Crouse Hamm. She is survived by two daughters, Melia Edwards and husband Joe of Sparta, Judy Carmichael of Sparta; one granddaughter, Brandy Simmons and husband Stacey of Brown Summit; five great-grandchildren, Brittanee, Brandon, Kayla, Kriston and Stacy; one special nephew, Jason Bartley. The family requests the honor of your presence at the graveside service to honor the life of Edith at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Crouse Family Cemetery with Brother Graylen Blevins officiating. There will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alleghany County Rescue Squad, PO Box 351, Sparta, NC 28675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Alleghany Memorial Hospital ER, Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany, Alleghany County EMS and Grandview Memorial Funeral Home.

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