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Lincoln Edwards, age 88, of Bakers Creek, passed away on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Burgess and Diana Jones Edwards and the husband of Alda Ledford Edwards, who passed away in 2000. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Tammy Edwards and siblings: Audrey Geneva Johnson, Opal King, Walter Bruce Edwards, Merle Edwards, Keath Edwards and infant twin siblings. Lincoln retired after many years at Wilson Tree Company. He loved to garden and spend time with his neighbors.
Surviving is his daughter, Bereda Lovelace and husband, Jeff, of Asheville; son, Michael E. Edwards of Burnsville; granddaughter, Sarah Woodby and husband, Cody, of Burnsville; grandson, Keith Southern of Greenville, SC; great-granddaughter, Addison Woodby; sister, Louise Edwards of Bakers Creek and brother, Seth Edwards of Cumming, GA. Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Royce Ball will officiate. Burial will follow in the Edwards Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 at the funeral home prior to the services.