June 08, 2021

Betty Colley Edwards, age 84 of Lasso Loop, Clintwood passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.

She was the daughter of the late Johnny Ellis and Goldia Edwards Colley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Shearl Edwards; a son, Elvis Gene Edwards; daughter, Glenna Senter; grandson, Brian Nelson and brother, Donald Ray Colley. She was a homemaker and a member of Pound Fork Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Beulah (Doug) Prater, Clinchco and Shirley Edwards, Clintwood; one son, Roy Dean (Paula) Edwards, Haysi; daughter in-law, Mary Edwards; three sisters, Etta Jane (Joel) Turner, Abingdon, Alice Faye Williams, Haysi and Kathy (Tom) Chaffin, Spotsvania; one brother, Benford (Vicki) Colley, Lake Anna; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Haysi Funeral Home with Elders, Garnell Gilbert and Noah Kim Edwards officiating. Burial followed in the Colley Cemetery, Haysi. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Faith Bible Church, Clinchco, hosted a reception after the funeral service

The family received friends on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the funeral home where an evening service was conducted at 7 p.m. with Robb Knepp officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.