OBITUARY: Emily Jane Francis Edmonds


Emily Jane Francis Edmonds, age 74 of Smyrna, TN, passed away Friday August 3, 2018. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Bennett Burton and Ann Wilburn Francis. Mrs. Edmonds was also preceded in death by husband Steve Edmonds who died in February of this year.

Mrs. Edmonds, is survived by her daughter, Michelle Sloan and her husband Gary of Arrington, TN; sons, Ben Edmonds and his wife Michelle of Murfreesboro, TN, Tim Edmonds and his wife Shelle of Ooltewah, TN, and David Edmonds and his wife, Arusik of Vandalia, OH; grandchildren, Will, Sara, Corbin, Cecily, Channing, Steven, and Aida Rose Edmonds.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, and Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Smyrna Church of Christ. Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at Smyrna Church of Christ with Brother Tim Lavender officiating. Graveside service will be 3:00 PM Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro with family serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Edmonds received her BS Degree from MTSU and taught at Smyrna High School and MTCS where she later served as librarian. She was a member of Smyrna Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to the Charlene Waldron Library at MTCS in memory of Mrs. Edmonds.

An online guestbook for the Edmonds family is available at