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Audrey “Cookie” McLaughlin -
Audrey “Cookie” McLaughlin, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. She was a native of Unicoi County Tennessee and a daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel Bradford Nelson. She was a member of Redeeming Grace Freewill Baptist Church of Erwin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son: Jerry Bowman, Brother: Dewey Nelson and a Sister: Kathleen Tittle.

Carol Sue Woods -
Carol Sue Woods, 76, of Erwin passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 following a brief illness. She was a lifetime resident of Unicoi County and the daughter of Carrie M Guinn and the late Leonard T Guinn. Carol was a graduate of Unicoi County High School. She retired in 2000 from Siemens, Texas Instruments in Johnson City and was the co-owner of the family business Carolina Deli in Erwin for many years. She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church of Erwin and was a former childrens Sunday school teacher who loved the Lord and was always praying for others. Recently she attended church services with her mother at Unicoi County Long Term Care and enjoyed the messages so much brought by Brother Bob Cooper and shared them with her family. Carol Sue was a loving wife, daughter, mother, mamaw, gramma and friend to all who knew her. She loved her family and friends and always put others first serving as a caregiver to others. Carol Sue was a very hard worker and worked on the family farm for much of her life. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her loving sister Virginia (Jenny) Jones, Mother and Father in law: Dan and Helen Woods, brothers and sister in law: Dallas Woods, Gail Woods and Jimmy Deadrick.

Helen Z Sullins Whitson -
Helen Z Sullins Whitson, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Helen is a native of Spruce Pine, NC and a daughter of the late John and Lydia Dayton Sullins. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Helen was a faithful member and loved her church very much. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, S. C. Whitson in 1991. Daughter: Angela Whitson in 1979, Brothers: Andrew Sullins and Jack Sullins, Sisters: Betty Bailey Duggan, Margaret Grindstaff and half sister, Eula Franklin.

Hilda Faye Witcher Edwards -
Hilda Faye Witcher Edwards, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday August 21, 2014. She was born in Greeneville, TN and was a daughter of the late John M. and Nancy Emma Chandler Witcher. She had retired from the former Erwin National Bank as Assistant Vice President after 37 years of service. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Hilda served as treasurer in the A-Model Club and served as secretary and treasurer for the Class of 1950 Unicoi County High School. In addition to her parents, Hilda is preceded in death by an infant daughter.