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Obituary: Edith Vaught, Edinburgh


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Edith Vaught, 89, of Edinburgh, loving mother of Mildred Cravens and Elsie Bailey, Edinburgh, died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Pulaski County, Ky., to Arvil Harness and Leotia (Carter) Harness. She married Milford Vaught on April 6, 1939. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2008.

Surviving are daughters Mildred Cravens of Edinburgh, Elsie (Kenneth) Bailey of Edinburgh; special caregiver Josie Littlejohn; grandchildren Jeff Cravens, Tim Bailey, Teresa Conrad, and Karen Emerson; and eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by brothers Chester and Phillip Harness, and son-in-law Leon Cravens.

She was a member of Carter Ride Baptist Church in Pulaski County, Ky. She retired in 1976 from David R. Webb Co., Edinburgh, where she was a dryer operator. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and canning.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Whosoever Will Community Church, 623 Eisenhower Drive, Edinburgh.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012, at the church, with the Rev. Lewis Burton officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.

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