LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Essie Mae Allen Edwards, 85, who died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving: stepdaughter, Delores Campbell of Columbus, S.C.; sister, Liddie Allen Cox of Roanoke Rapids; brother, Isaac Allen of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter.

Open visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg.