DAYTON Edith Hixson Bean, 96, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Life Care Center of Rhea County.She was born April 24, 1917 in Dunlap, Tenn. to the late Rutherford and Grace Barger Bean. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bean; and sisters, Azile Hixson Lockhart and Reba Hixson Sharpe.Edith was a graduate of Sequatchie County High School and Abel School of Business. She was a member of Graysville United Methodist Church and retired from Robinson Mfg. Co.Edith is survived by her daughter, Wanda (Dallas) Smith; grandson, Darren (Amanda) Smith; great-granddaughter, Megan Smith, all of Dayton; sister, Carolyn (Charles) Powell, of Hixson.Services for Edith will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Andy Miles officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Pleasantview Cemetery in Graysville.Please share your memories of Edith on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Graysville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 302, Graysville, TN 37338.The family wishes to express their appreciation to her entire Life Care family.The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.