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Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards
Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards February 22, 1921 - November 10, 2020 Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards, 99, of Connelly Springs, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health. Ruth was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Burke County, to the late Robert B. Tomlinson and Gertrude Townsend Tomlinson. She was a retired baker for Burke County Public Schools cafeterias and was a lifelong member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. Ruth enjoyed sewing, gardening and was a phenomenal cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, Robert Edwards; two brothers, James C. Tomlinson and Claude B. Tomlinson; and three sisters, Irene Hildebrand, Mary Hildebran, and Mae Sain. Survivors include her sons, Robert B. Edwards and wife, Sandee, of Granite Falls, Billy Joe Edwards of Connelly Springs, Harold E. Edwards and wife, Nancy, of Charlotte, James 'Bo" Edwards and wife, Renee, of Hickory, Barry Edwards and wife, Karen, of Connelly Springs, and Larry Edwards and wife, Angela, of Hickory; daughters, Rita Philbrick and husband, Tommy, of San Antonio, Texas, Margaret Brittain and husband, Roy, of Connelly Springs, Linda "Sue" Blomquist and husband, Biff, of Greensboro, and Lucinda Druel and husband, Jean-Louis "John," of Hickory; 19 grandchildren; and a numerous amount of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m., at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Mitchell Boughman officiating. Interment in the church cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., at the church, prior to the service. The family would like to express a heartfelt "Thank You," to her caregivers, Debbie Lail, Pam Lail, and to Burke Hospice staff, Samantha Greene, Chaplain Mike Costner, Michelle Carswell and the Hospice Care Team of CNAs who took care of her personal needs. Memorials can be made to Shady Grove UMC, P.O. Box 367, Connelly Springs, NC 28612; or Burke Hospice, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. www.heritagefuneralservices.com
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Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards
Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards February 22, 1921 - November 10, 2020 Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Tomlinson Edwards, 99, of Connelly Springs, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health. Ruth was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Burke County, to the late Robert B. Tomlinson and Gertrude Townsend Tomlinson. She was a retired baker for Burke County Public Schools cafeterias and was a lifelong member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. Ruth enjoyed sewing, gardening and was a phenomenal cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, Robert Edwards; two brothers, James C. Tomlinson and Claude B. Tomlinson; and three sisters, Irene Hildebrand, Mary Hildebran, and Mae Sain. Survivors include her sons, Robert B. Edwards and wife, Sandee, of Granite Falls, Billy Joe Edwards of Connelly Springs, Harold E. Edwards and wife, Nancy, of Charlotte, James 'Bo" Edwards and wife, Renee, of Hickory, Barry Edwards and wife, Karen, of Connelly Springs, and Larry Edwards and wife, Angela, of Hickory; daughters, Rita Philbrick and husband, Tommy, of San Antonio, Texas, Margaret Brittain and husband, Roy, of Connelly Springs, Linda "Sue" Blomquist and husband, Biff, of Greensboro, and Lucinda Druel and husband, Jean-Louis "John," of Hickory; 19 grandchildren; and a numerous amount of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m., at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with Pastor Mitchell Boughman officiating. Interment in the church cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., at the church, prior to the service. The family would like to express a heartfelt "Thank You," to her caregivers, Debbie Lail, Pam Lail, and to Burke Hospice staff, Samantha Greene, Chaplain Mike Costner, Michelle Carswell and the Hospice Care Team of CNAs who took care of her personal needs. Memorials can be made to Shady Grove UMC, P.O. Box 367, Connelly Springs, NC 28612; or Burke Hospice, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. www.heritagefuneralservices.com
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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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