Obituaries

LINDA DAVIS MARCH -

Linda Davis March, age 58, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer.  She was an Erwin native, who spent the majority of her adult life in Asheville, N.C.

During the last portion of her life, she was able to come home to live again in the Valley Beautiful. 

She was an avid writer.  She published two books: from the Images of America Series, Erwin and Unicoi County, and the 1st Edition of the Insider’s Guide to North Carolina’s Mountains.  In addition to these, she had numerous articles featured in regional newspapers and magazines such as The Erwin Record, the Johnson City Press, and the Asheville Citizen-Times. She was also the scriptwriter for several documentaries around the Asheville area.

During the latter years of her life, she devoted her time and energy into bettering the communities in Unicoi County as both a resident of Erwin and professionally as the community relations coordinator for the Town of Unicoi.  She was instrumental in the planning and implementation of both the Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival and the Unicoi Freedom Fest in addition to overseeing and coordinating both the annual Christmas and Strawberry Festival parades.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Eulala Davis.

Survivors include her siblings: Beth Davis, Bryon Davis, and Dianne Christie; aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and extended family, and her two sons: Adam March and Drew March, whom she loved more than life itself.  

A memorial service will be held in the sanctuary of Heritage Baptist Church at 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, Thursday, Aug. 23. Receiving of friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m.,with eulogies from her family to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linda Davis March Memorial Fund to help defray funerary costs. If interested, please send all donations to the Clinchfield Federal Credit Union, c/o Rick Phillips at P.O. Box 310, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.

Valley Funeral Home is in charge.