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Anne Irwin Edge

July 2, 1922 — November 11, 2018

A Cedartown icon passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. She spent her last days surrounded by loving family. She served her community for more than 50 years as Executive Director of the American Red Cross and Cedartown United Fund. She was a never wavering advocate of veterans and their families. And with kindness and respect for everyone, she helped countless individuals and families through the difficult times in their lives. On occasion, when someone needed something that she felt was not an appropriate use of United Fund monies, she reached into her own pocket to provide what was needed. More than once when the UF Board of Directors voted her a raise in salary she thanked them graciously, but as bookkeeper, she never added the increase to her salary. She would say, “That was very thoughtful of them, but we really can’t afford it. That money needs to go toward helping others.”

She received many honors over the years including “Anne Edge Day” celebrating her outstanding service to the community but she was perhaps most proud of the naming of the United Fund building on South College St. the Anne Edge Building.

Ms Edge was predeceased by her parents, Russell and Jim (Florence) Irwin, and her husband John W. Edge, a WW II bronze star recipient. She is survived by her children Anne Edge Ake, John Russell Edge (Deborah), Joel Irwin Edge (Becky); eight grandchildren John David Drew, Mollie Anne Drew, Bryan Russell Edge (Rachel), Jim Harrison Edge (JJ), Katy Edge Tyrrell (Ty), Julie Edge Redden (Shane), Joel Curtis Edge (Leslie), Meredith Edge Dagg (Matt); and 12 great grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her legacy of love, wisdom, and perhaps most of all her humor.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, November 16, from 5 to 7 PM at Smith and Miller Funeral Home. Per Mrs, Edge’s wishes she will be cremated and a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Cedartown United Fund or their favorite charity.

The Smith & Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Anne Edge.

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