Katherine Louise Lovelace Edens

Published 8:17 am Thursday, June 5, 2014

“The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.”
Katherine Louise Lovelace Edens, 87, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Allie Ellis Lovelace.
Mrs. Edens had worked at Montgomery Ward in Elizabethton, Walmart, and retired from Super X Drugs. She was of the Christian faith and a member of East Side Baptist Church.
Mrs. Edens loved shopping, walking, playing cards and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Burley Edens; her son, Charles Edward Edens; a step-son, John Burley “Buddy” Edens; a step-daughter, Sudie Edens Buckles; her brothers, Reynolds, Charles and Clyde Lovelace; a sister, Mary Lovelace Carver; and a son-in-law, John A. Ramsey III.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jim Cox, Elizabethton, and Brenda and Jim Morrell, Nashville; her grandson, Michael Morrell; other grandchildren, Johnny Edens, Betsy Edens Cline, Patricia Buckles Martin, Clark Buckles, Tracey Buckles, Chad Richardson and Lori Richardson; a sister, Betty Randolph, Windermere, Fla.; and a daughter-in-law, Helen Edens. Several nieces and nephews, Jennifer Grady, Judy Moon, Nancy Scott, Gloria Lovelace and Ted Lovelace; and a very special friend, Jessica Gryder, also survive.
A very special thank you goes to Life Care of Elizabethton for her care.
The graveside service for Mrs. Edens will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Jeremy Rhoton officiating. Everyone wishing to attend the service will meet at the cemetery at 12:50 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone Street, #25, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Edens family. Office (423) 543-5544.