May 9, 1935 ~ November 2, 2019

Born in: Elizabethton, TN
Resided in: Asheville, NC

George C. Edens, Jr., 84, previous resident of Elizabethton, TN passed away Saturday, November 2nd at Mission Hospital with his loving family by his side.

He was the son of the late George Clemons Edens, Sr. and Ogden Elizabeth Edens.

George was a kindhearted man and an avid lover of music. He loved playing his guitar and being in a band. He collected records of all sorts. George was also quite witty and at times was a bit of a prankster.

George was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked for Home Beneficial Insurance Company, then later retired from Kmart after over 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, JoAnn Edens; son, Ben Edens and wife Jayne; grandchildren, April Younce and husband Shawn, and Jesse Edens; and great-granddaughter, Amelia Younce.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November, 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 p.m. at East Asheville United Methodist Church, 48 Browndale Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 with Pastor Phillip Hurst Officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Asheville United Methodist Church.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: November 5, 2019 6:00 pm

East Asheville United Methodist Church
48 Browndale Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Visitation: November 5, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

East Asheville United Methodist Church
48 Browndale Road
Asheville, NC 28805


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



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  1. George always had a nice sense of humor. You were a very good man, George, and you will be missed by all your friends and family.

  2. My deepest condolences to April and the family.
    May God wrap his loving arms around you now and the days to come for peace & comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Dear Mrs. JoAnn Edens & Ben & Jayne Edens: I was saddened to hear about the passing of your precious husband, Mr. George Edens, Jr. Psalm 37:9-11 & John 5:28-29 gives hope of being reunited with our loved ones on a paradise earth, For more comfort please see With Sympathy, J Jones

  4. I am so sorry for your lose.I worked with George for years at K Mart He was always in a good mood we had lots of laughs together. He was one special guy.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. George was one of the nicest guy’s. I worked with George at K Mart for years. Always with a big smile, and fun.


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