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Pauline Day Tilson

Pauline Day Tilson, age 92, Erwin passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, in the Center on Agin g and Health. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Bill and Florence Smith Day. Pauline was employed by the former Southern Pottery as a hand painter. She was a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Ottie Tilson on September 13, 1976; one brother and four sisters.

Mrs. Tilson leaves behind to cherish her memories two sons: Wayne Tilson and wife, Gail, Wade Tilson and wife, Carolyn, all of Erwin; one sister, Loraine Johnson and husband, Doug, Erwin; three grandchildren, Amy Williamson and husband, Adam, Kingsport, Adam Tilson, Carter County and Victoria Tilson, Hot Springs, NC; four step-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ethel Chandler; brother-in-law, Denny Chandler; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Albert Bentley will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler, Allan Foster and Andy Landers. Pallbearers will be Gary Tilson, Mike Lewis, Gene Tilson, Adam Tilson, Adam Williamson and Neil Johnson. Committal service will be at 11:00 A. M. Friday in the Clear Branch Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet by 10:50 A.M. Friday at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Center on Aging and Health Staff for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Tilson.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Tilson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Tilson family. (423) 743-1380.