Avis Wanda Bowers Edwards Gravely, 73, of Galax, Va.. died May 11, 2022. She was born in Carroll County on Dec. 18, 1948, to Avery and Laura Riggins Bowers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Gene Edwards, and a brother.

She is survived by her husband, Kern Gravely of Galax; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Cindy Edwards of Galax; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Joey Herrington of Kernersville, N.C., Shannon Hauslohner of Pulaski, Kristy Gravely of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; several grandchildren and spouse; two great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Smith of Galax; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sonny Bowers of Galax; Eugene and Mary Bowers of Barren Springs; Cecil and Laura Bowers; Doug and Nancy Bowers, all of Max Meadows; Curtis and Mary Bowers of Christiansburg; Dave and Angie Bowers of Hickory, N.C.; several other relatives; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held May 13 at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Baptist Church with Matthew Adams officiating. Burial followed in the Camp Zion Cemetery.