Graveside funeral service for Darlene Georgena Graves Edwards, age 81, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until 11 AM on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home.
Darlene was born on December 23, 1940, in Harvey, Illinois, to the late John N. and Margaret Sterick Graves. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Edwards passed away on August 10, 2022, at Huntsville Hospital Hospice Family Care.
Survivors include her children, Kim Edwards of Fayetteville, Christine (Jim) Dye of Fayetteville, Bonnie (Jim) Amendola of Texas, and Douglas Edwards (girlfriend, Westa Morrison) of Athens, AL; grandchildren, Chris (Jessica) Kleeman, Matt (Katie) Edwards, Tim Schultz, Stephanie (Zack) Mahr, Leighann Edwards (Omar) Garcia, Aimee (Justin) Finks, Michelle Shelton, Caleb Dye, Emma Dye, and Jimmy Amendola; great-grandchildren, Miya Shelton, Nolan Edwards, Avery Smith, Walker Edwards, Aidriana Schultz, Rebekah Barnes, Ryan Barnes, Lucas Garcia, Saddie Garcia, and Jasper Ryan; and her siblings, Dick Graves and Jackie Graves.
In addition to her parents, Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Douglas Edwards; and siblings, Virginia Boguszewicz, Francis Hill, and Bobby Graves.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Darlene Edwards.
It is with great sadness that I hear of the passing of Mrs. Darlene. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have had the pleasure of knowing. Never was there a more dedicated and living family woman. She loved deeply and spared nothing to teach hard lessons with a love bigger than the sky. To know her was to have a sweet friend forever. God certainly gained a special angel. She will be missed but never forgotten. God give you all peace during this journey.