Shirley Carey Edwards, 77, of Tennessee, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 in Gallatin, Tenn.

She was born March 29, 1927 in Joliet, Ill.

Mrs. Edwards and her husband, Ernie, were active community members in Idyllwild for 30 years. They were real estate brokers who owned Edwards Village Realty on North Circle Drive.

Mrs. Edwards was buried in the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens in Hendersonville, Tenn., just down the slope from Johnny and June Cash and their family, as well as a number of other famous country and western musicians.

Her huband said, “No doubt she is being entertained by some of her favorite country music singers.”

As well as her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Ginger Edwards, Gale Dykes and husband Gary, and Lynn Young and husband Richard; and a grandson, Brandon Young.