Obituary for Edna Mae Havner

Edna Mae Havner, of Thatcher, passed away April 7, 2019, in Safford. She was born in Rising Star, Texas, to Alvin Wiley Hines and Emma Mae Mullins Hines, with siblings Allen Hines, James Hines, Hazel Edwards, Ruby Hogen, Nina Hines, Robert Hines, Velma Ray Belcher, and Bobby Hines.

On December 23, 1940, Edna married James Henry Havner in Eastland, Texas, and the couple had four daughters; Patricia, Charlsie, Georgene, and Charlotte. Edna loved to crochet baby blankets, traveling, collecting horses, and riding motorcycles. She also loved to work in her garden and, as everyone knows, there was always something to eat at the Havner’s. She was known for saying, “eat dessert first!” Edna was proud of all of her family and her girls.

Edna is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sparks, Charlsie (Tommy) Kemp, Georgene (Allen) Hilton, and Charlotte (Bill) Carter; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; eighteen great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Emma Hines, and her loving husband, James “H” Havner.

A viewing will be held Thursday evening, April 11, from 5 – 7 p.m. at McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel. On Friday, April 12, a second viewing will be held at McDougal Caldwell Funeral Chapel, starting at 9 a.m., with funeral services starting at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Miracle Valley Cemetery near Sierra Vista. 

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at