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Edward Wayne Alldredge, 62, a longtime resident of Taylor, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer. A family service will be held at a later date.

Ed was born Sept. 10, 1951, in McClainsboro, Ill.

In his younger years Ed drove cross country for Allied Van Lines. He moved with his family to Taylor in 1977, where he was employed at the Snowflake Paper Mill for three years. He then went to work for Union Local 428, running heavy equipment for 26 years. He retired in 2010.

Ed was a well-known “wheeler-dealer” to all who knew him. He really enjoyed buying, selling and trading vehicles.

He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Alldredge; a sister, Cleta Morris; a brother, Monty Brownlee; five children, Robin (Allen) Northern of Show Low, Sheila Thurman (Louis Villa) of Show Low, Sherry (Vic) Love of Taylor, Wayne Alldredge (Roxann Waits) of Show Low and Jennifer (Rodney) Malone of Globe; his grandchildren, Allen, Brandie, Ye’Vette Northern, Sherry Rose McCullum, Sasha, Lucas, Zepplin Thurman, Joslyn Alldredge, Shawn Boyd, Justin, Kylie, Jared and Samuel Alldredge, and Thomas Malone; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Brownlee; his mother, Ann Lee Brownlee; and a son, Randy Wilson.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.Ed Alldredge