Edith Elizabeth Avery

Published 10:22 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Edith Elizabeth Avery, 90, passed away March 5, 2018, at her home in Batesville. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, to Audie Earl Tucker and Vera Alice Newton Tucker in Courtland, Miss. Miss Edith especially enjoyed fishing and camping, working in her flowers beds, and reading. She was a faithful member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Her family was the joy of her life, especially her children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church of Batesville with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Shiloh Church Cemetery with Erick Avery, Nathaniel Evans, Jonathan Avery, Gary Martin and Alton Lee serving as pallbearers.

Miss Edith is survived by her daughter, Anita Avery Coleman of Batesville, and a son, Ronald Eugene Avery of Courtland; three grandchildren, Abby Renee Evans, David Erick Avery and Amanda Michelle Lee; and five great-grandchildren, Jolie Avery, Lily Avery, Hunter Evans, Hayden Evans and Alton Lee.

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In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded by her husband, Chester Herman Avery, one sister, Earlene Tucker Scruggs, and six brothers, Billy Tucker, David Tucker, Norwood Tucker, Carter Tucker, Raymond Tucker and Don Tucker.