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Josephine Ellener Edwards

February 1, 1927 — June 7, 2021

Josephine Ellener Helton Edwards, 94, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021, at her home. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cordia and Russell Helton; husband, Ernest Elmer Edwards; son-in-law Eddie Fulbright; sisters, Mary Ann Helton Hood, Elizabeth Leola Helton Wheeler, Maxine Louise Helton Conley, Barbara Ethel Helton Kissell; and brother, Russell Wilbur Helton.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth A. Fulbright of Cleveland, Sarah Jo Boyd and husband, Ken of Maryville, and Jeanne E. Jackson and husband, J. Bruce of East Ridge; grandchildren, Aaron Fulbright, and wife Julie, Melanie Fulbright, Rissa Freeman, Miranda Flannigan, Brian Fulbright, Rebecca Serena Ott and husband Brian, Andrew Boyd, Jules E. Jackson, and Josiah P. Jackson; great-grandchildren, Liam Flannigan, and Daphne Ott; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral home with Reverend Nolan Phillips officiating.  Interment will be on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. prior to the service .on Thursday at the funeral home.

You may watch the service via live stream on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, June 10, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 11, 2021

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