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Barbara K. English

Barbara K. English, age 87, 750 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Willie D. and Mamie Blankenship Shelton. Ms. English retired from Morrill Motors afte r twenty-six years of service. She was a member of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church. Other than her parents, Ms. English was preceded in death by her husband, Lester English on July 31,1993; a son, Freddie English on November 12, 2010; three brothers and six sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Elmer English; two daughters, Mildred Silvers and Emeline Harris, all of Erwin; one sister, Mary Lou McLaughlin of Erwin; three grandsons; three granddaughters; four great grandsons; three great granddaughters and three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and three very special friends.

The English family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 6:30 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the Higgins Chapel Cemetery, Flag Pond. Reverend Edward Hoyle will officiate at the 11:00 A. M. service. Pallbearers will be Mike Sams, Cling Harris, Jerry Griffith, Sonny Smith, Johnny Russell and Junior Norton. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 A. M. Wednesday.

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