Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49

The Tennessean
Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49
Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball star Daedra Charles-Furlow dies at 49

Jody Adams was set to deliver a speech Saturday night in Wichita, Kan., when her cell phone began to hum from an unknown number in Michigan. "I don't know what made me pick it up," the former Tennessee Lady Vols point guard said. Former teammate Peggy Evans-Carr was calling to tell her that their former teammate, Daedra Charles-Furlow, had died. That was reason enough for Adams to drop her phone. Instead, she prayed. "She was my roommate," Adams said Sunday morning. "God made her special, no doubt. She was a phenomenal leader, charismatic. She had a heart for people." The 49-year-old Charles-Furlow was one of six former Tennessee Lady Vols to have her women's basketball jersey number retired.

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