Mary Ellen Heaton Edwards, age 71, of Braselton passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012. Ellen worked with Relay for Life and loved her children. She is survived by her daughters Twana Carlyle (David) of Auburn; Tammie Heaton Carroway (Ira) of Hinesville; brother Henry Holman (Lisa); sisters Renna Duncan of Hoschton and Elizabeth Evan (Ernest) of Convington; and grandchildren Elijah Carlyle and Brandon Edwards. She is preceded in death by her husbands R.T. Heaton and James Edwards. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Cancer Society c/o Relay for Life of Jackson County, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA, 30605. A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.