Pauline Elizabeth Edmons


  Pauline Edmons of Pikeville, TN died January 8, 2018, at her home. She was 93.  

  She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Brown and Fannie Crawford Brown; her husband, Leonard Edmons; siblings, Gordon Brown, Robert Brown, Mary Brown, Ollie Wade, Johnny Brown, Willard Brown, Landon Brown, J. Jr. Brown, I.E. Brown, Barbara Jean Detweiler and Martha Lou DeBord.

  She is survived by her sister, Helen Simmons of Pikeville, TN; brother-in-law, Irvin Detweiler of Pikeville; niece, Linda (Kenney) Rogers of Pikeville; nephews, Jeff (Carol) Detweiler of IN and Jay (Lori) Detweiler of CO; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

  She was a member of Winesap Freewill Baptist. She was a very independent woman who worked hard. She loved to garden and was as active as she could be in her later years. The woman didn’t sit still. In 2013-2015, she cared for her sister, Barbara Jean, before she passed.  She is a dear lady we will greatly miss.

  Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Darvin Oakes officiating.  Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery.  Online condolences can be made at Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville, TN. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. CST.  Pallbearers will be Kenney Rogers, Buford Smith, Jody Smith, Jimmy Knowles, Isaiah Knowles and Jacob Knowles.  The obituary will be read by Wade Smith and Leslie & Wade Smith will be singing. 

  Special thanks to her niece, Emily Knowles, for caring for her during the past few months and her great-niece, Bethany Rogers, for 24/7 care the last two weeks of her life. Special thanks also to Lisa and Lisa, two kind hospice nurses.