Obituary of Edna Mae Queener, 1992:
Edna Mae Queener, 79, formely of Moore Street, Clinton, died Thursday after a long illness with cancer. She was living at the home of her daughter, Ann Melton of Clinton.
Mrs. Queener had been employed for many years as a salesclerk at Lewallen-Miller and Bernard’s Department Stores in Clinton. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton.
Mrs. Queener enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting. She was a member of the Hillvale Home Demonstration Club. She also enjoyed working with the public and growing flowers, as well as spending time with her grandchildren as they were growing up.
Born Jan. 2, 1913, she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Laura Lockett Braden. Her stepmother was the late Nannie Braden. Mrs. Queener’s husband, Robert Earl (Peeley) Queener, died in November of 1986.
In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, David Melton, Mrs. Queener is survived by three sons, Eddy, Jimmy and David Queener, all of Clinton; eight grandchildren; a brother, Earl Braden of Clinton; step-brother, Glen May of Oliver Springs; daughters-in-law, Lynell, Glenda and Freddy Queener, all of Clinton; two sisters-in-law, Johnnie Albright and Esta Queener of Lake City and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday night at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Byrge and the Rev. Jim McPherson officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Norris Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Calvin Braden officiating.
Clinton Courier News, 11/12 Oct 1992.
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]