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Edna Crowder Callahan

July 25, 1923 — March 24, 2019

Edna Crowder Houser, age 95 of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord on March 24, 2019. Born July 26, 1923 to Dewey and Essie Crowder of Lincoln County, she was a member of Tri-City Baptist Church of Hickory. She loved her Sunday School class, the Rubies, and enjoyed fellowship with special friends. She was known for her encouraging and fun-loving spirit and her memory will be cherished by a host of family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Ford Houser of thirty-five years; her son John Keith Houser; her grandson, Ronald Lee Brittain; and an infant granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by the following siblings: Dean Baxter, Mae Hallman, Bill Crowder, and Palmer Crowder.
Surviving are three daughters, Reba Yarborough and husband Rev. Marvin Yarborough of Charleston, SC; Rebecca Brittain of Hickory; and Barbra Huffman of Charlotte. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Danielle Yarborough of Raleigh, Phillip Yarborough and wife, Chelsea Yarborough of Statesville; Bryan Houser of Hickory; Vikki Huffman, Eugene Huffman Jr. and Michelle Whelchel and husband, Daniel Whelchel, all of Charlotte. Mrs. Houser has eight great-grandchildren and is also survived by her brother, Thomas Crowder and Wike, Dottie Crowder of Hickory; and a sister, Ruth Crowder, of Hickory. Mrs. Houser is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday March 31, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Cemetery of Vale. Officiating the service will be Rev. Marvin Yarborough, and Rev. Phillip Yarborough.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery

1156 Northbrook III School Road, Vale, NC 28168

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