Edna “Loretta” Brister, 77, entered her eternal rest on Thursday, April 26, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born September 2, 1934 in Lawrence County. She died in her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family, her friends, and her church. As a long-time and faithful member of Powells Grove Pentecostal Church, she met everyone with a warm smile, an embrace and often a kiss. She never had a negative word to speak of anyone, believing that she could not judge if she did not know what others were going through.