Brewer, Edna May Watson (Cleveland)

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Edna Brewer
Edna Brewer

Edna May Watson Brewer, of Cleveland and a former resident of Polk County, 93, died on January 25, 2018.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Edna was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a retired employee of Cleveland City Schools and a life member of the Polk County Historical and Genealogy Society.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, J.D. Brewer, parents Lee and Sally Goforth Watson and brothers, Lloyd “Bill,” George “Popeye,” Buford “Dick,” and Carrol “Chuck” Watson. 

She is survived by daughters, JoAnne Butters, Erma Brewer, and Linda (Joe) Coots; grandchildren, Robyn Monroe, Jay (Holly) Puryear and Chris Puryear; step-grandson, Joseph (Kim) Coots; great-grandchildren, Ben Natalie, and Zoe Monroe; and step great-grandchildren, Chase and Connor Coots; and several nieces and nephews. 

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Margaret Quinsberry for her devoted care. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, at Cookson Creek Cemetery.

She requested that rather than flowers, donations in her memory be made to Polk County Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. 636 Benton, TN 37307, or Bradley County Animal Shelter, 360 Hill St SE, Cleveland, TN 37312.

A complete obituary may be viewed at

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