Edna departed this life on June 9, 2012 with her family surrounding her. She was born on March 8, 1923, the daughter of the late Thomas Edwin Beal and Ida Lee Holmes. She was predeceased in death by her husband of 56 years, Clarence Vernon Cyrus, her daughter Ruth St. Clair, her two sisters Mary Elizabeth Beal and Vivian Burnette and her grandson, John H. Nichols, III. She had been a long time employee of Ashworth Drugs in Cary, NC for over 30 years.
She is survived by one daughter Marie (Harry) Householder of Leesburg, VA, and one brother John “JT” Beal of Cary, NC. Also surviving her are four grandchildren: Tonya (Bruce) Hudgins of Knoxville, TN, John H. (Michelle) Nichols, Jr., of Leechburg, PA Larry (Christina) Cyrus of Garner, NC, Linda Perry of Raleigh, NC, and Douglas Perry of Knightdale, NC, nine great grandchildren: Elizabeth Baroody of Leesburg, VA, Allie Payne of Hickory, NC, John Payne III, Katelyn Payne, Dylan Jacobik, Morgan Jacobik, Ryan Jacobik all of Knoxville, TN, Shawn Perry of Raleigh, NC, and Charles Bradshaw of Garner, NC, Stephanie Berkoban of Leechburg, PA and one great great grandson Mason Isenhour of Hickory, NC. She is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, 1529 Flat Rock Church Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549 at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 12, 2012 with Rev. Bruce Johnson and Rev. Tonya Hudgins officiating. Arrangements by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, Louisburg. In lieu of flowers the family has requested to please send donations to the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring Hospice Home 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com