Mildred Susan Edwards Anthony, 93, of Elkin passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at her home. She was born in Wilkes County on July 2, 1925, to John Bunion Edwards and Bessie Deboure Edwards.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of almost 69 years, Clyde Linton Anthony, and her brothers, Basil Edwards, Rudolph Edwards, Claude Edwards, Ronald Edwards, Russell Edwards, Roger Edwards and Robert “Bob” Edwards.

She was a member of Little Richmond Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two wonderful children, Clyde Lee Anthony and wife, Patricia Johnson Anthony, and Louise Anthony Norman; two precious grandchildren, Patrick Neal Anthony and wife, Eve Kumnic Anthony, and Michelle Lee Anthony Balachowski and husband, Brian Balachowski; three beloved great-grandchildren, Lily Caroline “Bug” Anthony, Tyler Joseph Balachowski and Anslee Marie Balachowski; her sister, Wilma Edwards Gustafson; her sisters-in-law, Genevieve Parks Edwards and Claire Cheek Edwards; her lifelong friend, Savannah Seagraves Day; and her beloved dog, “Ruby.”

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Little Richmond Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. J.V. Lowe will officiate the services. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. There will be no formal visitation at Moody-Davis Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27017 or to the donor’s choice.

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