Edward Junior Peeden – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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EdwardEdward Junior Peeden, 91, of Florence, passed away May 19, 2013. Junior was born November 18, 1921, in Lauderdale County. Visitation will be Monday, May 20, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Spry Williams Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 21, at the funeral home chapel, with Brother Greg Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence. Pallbearers are Ricky Cochran, Jackie Hendrix, Brad Pierce, Eddie Peeden, David Peeden Jr. and Wayne Allen. Honorary pallbearers are Austin Allen, Austin Peeden, and Skylar Rutherford. Junior was retired from the Florence Housing Authority. He served his country in the US Army and received a Purple Heart when he was wounded in World War II. Junior was a wonderful, generous man whose love for his family and friends showed through in everything he did. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 23 years, Easter Peeden; his parents, Edward Daniel and Mattie Peeden; sister, Sara Ruth Burchfield; grandson, John Edward Dobbs; granddaughter, Donna Wray Mix; and, great-grandson, Dakota Allen. He is survived by his children; Stella Wray (Charles), Carolyn Ayers (Bobby), David Peeden, Kathie Woods (Kenneth), Sharon Thigpen, and Debbie Pierce (Eugene); 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren; and special friend Barbara Kelly. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Hospice Advantage for their assistance and special thanks to Ashley Staggs, Shelley Grimwood, and Susan Moseley for the care they gave to our father. We would also like to sincerely thank Barbara Mitchell. There are no words to describe the love and gratitude we have for her for going above and beyond the duties of caregiver. She gave so much of herself to provide the care and attention our father needed. We will always remember her dedication and compassion. Our father knew he was in good hands and so did we. We are so very grateful to her for her loving care.

Service at 1:00 PM at Spry~Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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