Edna Patrick Askew

Born: Thu., Apr. 17, 1919
Died: Tue., Apr. 13, 2010

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Edna Patrick Askew, age 90, of Greensboro, GA died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton, GA. Born in Putnam County on April 17, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lucious Patrick and Essie Black Patrick. She attended Phoenix Community School in Putnam County and married Charles Askew on October 24, 1942. For a while she worked in the lunchroom at school and she also helped her husband on the dairy farm. She was a member of Walker United Methodist Church of Greensboro. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and fishing.

Mrs. Askew was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wover Askew in April of 2005; a son, Charles Edward Askew in December of 1974; a granddaughter, Crystal Marie Thigpen in April of 1991; and a brother, Willie Bruce. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Askew of Greensboro, GA and Christine Hallman of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Gene Askew and wife Nita of Eatonton, GA and Mike Askew of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Mary Lankford of Eatonton, GA; two brothers, Marvin Patrick of Madison, GA and C. L. Bruce of Brunswick, GA; grandchildren, Shannon Askew Johnson, Trisha Michelle Shelnutt, Jonathan Askew, Amy Hallman, Connie Cluff, Tina Sisson, Butch Ellis and Melissa Sullivan; eleven great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jonathan Askew, Jimmy Moore, Allen Askew, Horace Askew, Ray Duvall and Wayne Sisson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. The family request that any memorials be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Jan Hallman
   Posted Wed April 14, 2010
Chris, Brenda, Amy and Gene, So sorry to hear about Miss Edna. She was a wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathies. David and Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

Andrea Cronan
   Posted Fri April 16, 2010
Nita & Gene, Chris & Amy: All of you have always made us feel like family! We love all of you! Deepest Sorrow, Joey & Andrea, Jason, Jodi & Jerrell.

Will & Tiffany Duvall & Family
   Posted Fri April 16, 2010
Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Tue April 20, 2010
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Teressa (Tee) and Donald

Robert E. Patrick Family
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
We were all sorry to hear of Edna's passing and we send our sincere condolences to the Askew and Patrick families of Georgia. During our infrequent visits to the south we were only able to visit Edna a couple of times. We found her to be a grand southern lady and a great Grand Aunt. "Rest in peace Edna" Robert Edwin Patrick Family