Edith H. Eddington
Funeral Date: 11/6/2013

Obituary:
Edith Himel Eddinton, 73, of Warren passed away Nov. 1 after several years in Alzheimer's grip. She spent the past three years in Alzheimer's units, first at Gardner Nursing Center in Star City and for the past year at Amber Terrace in Baton Rouge, La., though the disease had impacted her for a number of years before that.She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Charles Wayne Eddington (8-26-12), and two sons, Bruce David Eddington (8-30-61) and David Paul Eddington (7-11-07). Born May 17, 1940 in Geismer, La., to John and Elma Marchand Himel, she was the 7th of 8 children. Her sisters, Mabel Everett of Denham Springs, La., Lois Achord of Sorrento, La., and Yvonne Duplessis of Gonzales, La., each survive. Her brothers, Clifton, Howard, Benny and Gerald, each preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Brian (Sharon) Eddington of Baton Rouge, La.; Steve Eddington (Vanna) of Benton; and Todd Eddington (Patty) of Parker, Colo. She was particularly proud of her 10 grandchildren, Anna Claire, Melanie, Hannah, Sarah, Mary Grace, Sam, Elena, Jack, Bradley and Luke Eddington. They carry forward Edith's sweet, sweet spirit, her compassion for all living things and her desire to make a difference for others. After raising four boys, she was especially ready and proud to smock, sew and fix up things for the 6 granddaughters. She saw so much of her sons in the 4 grandsons. When her children were older, "Miss. Edith" went to work with Sue Hargis at the First Baptist Daycare, where her love and connection with children impacted many families. She was proud to serve as a member of the Warren City Council from 1997-2006. She and Charlie loved going to antique auctions and operated an antiques retail business in downtown Warren for a number of years .Funeral services were 10:00 am Wednesday, November 6, at First United Methodist Church of Warren with Rev. Gary Maskill officiating. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter by Frazerís Funeral Home of Warren. Pallbearers were Thomas Frazer, Ron Lewellyn, Joe Henley, John Kidwell, Dr. Hal Brown and Tommy Burrow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Warren, where she was a faithful and active member, Heifer International or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Edith, she was a great "across-the-street neighbor" who has been really missed. Prayers for family.

Name: Keith & Theresa Sutton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She is with the Lord and her loved ones.

Name: Richard Robinson
Message: Deepest sympathies to the family.. Praying for God's grace and mercies during this time.

Name: George Baker
Message: Steve, you and your family are in our prayer's I know that your mom is in a better place! She ran the best of races and left so many wonderful children and grandchildren to prove her work! My heart weaps for you my good friend! :) G.B.

Name: Joy Black Jones
Message: The families of Holcomb, Dorothy, Martha (deceased),and Joy love you all so much. God be with you.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Brian, Steve and Todd: I still remember when your family came to Warren. Your mother had already endured what no parent should have to go through but I would have never known it. She always had a sweet spirit and had time to talk no matter what circumstances where occurring around her. Your mother loved all of you and was your biggest fan. There was something special about Edith. I can't put a name on it but I experienced it again when I met my wife to be and her family while I was living and working in Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers are and will be with you. We can be assured we will see your mother again.

Name: Deanna Calloway-Smith
Message: Dearest Family, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during the loss of Ms. Edith. She was one of the kindest sweetest people I have ever known. I feel blessed to have known her. She and my father (Klondis) were very close while working togather at the First Baptist Church. My God watch over you now and always.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Edith's passing. We were honored to have been entrusted with the care of their animals for years when we had the animal clinic. She and Charlie were such sweet folks! My deepest sympathy to the family.

Name: Susan Councille Dill
Message: Edith and Charlie were so very kind to Mother. Saints indeed.

Name: Donna Boyette
Message: Dear family, I know that I am just one of many whom Ms Edith touched with her love. I worked next door to their shop on Main Street and enjoyed visiting with the both of sons them daily. Aour friendship grew, I discovered that, David, my classmate, was their son. When I was expecting with my second child, Ms Edith brought me my most cherished gift. It is a quilt that she said was used for her little ones. While I am sad to hear of her passing, it makes my heart heart smile to know that she is singing with the angels and is whole again. Love and prayers to you all.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley
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Name: Lynda Ashworth Greene
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Miss Edith's death. She and I shared a love of creating beautiful garments for our beautiful girls. She taught me how to smock and create heirloom dresses. When the time came to relinguish her smocking supplies and pleater, I was the blessed recipient. Every time I use them I think of her and her wonderful spirit. The world is a better place because she passed through it.

Name: Keith Price
Message: To Steve and Family, I had a lot of fond memories of many parents in our town growing up and MS Edith & Mr Charlie were 2 of my favorites. Your mom was a wonderful women and she will be missed. I pray for all your family during this sad time. Keith