Edna Garland Moody age 86 of Puryear, died Monday, April 25, 2022, at her residence.
Edna was a member of Puryear Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday School for several years. She enjoyed reading the Bible and studying the Gospel. She had previously owned and operated B & B Office Supplies in Paris and Camden, and worked at Jim McKee Supplies, before retiring as the human resources manager of Foundation Bank. Family gatherings on Sunday, holidays, and birthdays held in her home gave her immense joy and were an integral part of her life. She loved to play the game Aggravation.
Born April 22, 1936, in New Concord, KY, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Garland and the late Pauline Wilson Garland.
She married Billie Frank “Bill” Moody May 23, 1953, who preceded her in death October 16, 2018.
Survivors include her children, Patty Kennedy, and Jeff (Jan) Moody, both of Puryear; four grandchildren, Jason Kennedy, Adam Kennedy, Angel Evitts, Julie Kennedy Jackson, and seven great grandchildren, Jaden Ragsdale, Ian Kennedy, Preston Wiltrout, Owen Kennedy, Kennedy Grace Jackson, Aden Jackson, and Avery Evitts.
Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son in law, Larry Kennedy, a sister, Maxine Jones, four brothers, Bill Garland, Lonnie Garland, James Garland, and Dale Garland: a grandson, Jesse K. Moody, and a great grandson, J. C. Thomas “Jay” Kennedy.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 4 – 7 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 12-2 pm at Puryear Baptist Church. Her funeral service will be Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Puryear Baptist Church with Dewayne Chadwick, Mike Rhodes, and Chad Kennedy officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Aden Jackson, Preston Wiltrout, Owen Kennedy, Allen Coleman, Cullen Moody, and Kevin Kennedy.
Burial will follow in Puryear City Cemetery.
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